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Honoring Wisconsin Civil Rights Legend Vel Phillips PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:39

vel-phillips-laning-bowenWisconsin has lost a beloved, iconic, tenacious trailblazer whose leadership and career of firsts in our state opened doors for so many African Americans, Democrats and women.


MADISON - The following is a statement from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's Chair Martha Laning on our loss of Wisconsin civil rights icon, former Secretary of State of Wisconsin, judge, open housing pioneer and trailblazer Vel Phillips.

“Wisconsin has lost a beloved, iconic, tenacious trailblazer whose leadership and career of firsts in our state opened doors through which so many African Americans, Democrats and women are proud to have followed. Her spirit is with all of us, in Wisconsin and the nation, as we proudly continue the fight she took to the streets--despite horrific abuse--for civil rights, equality and justice. Her legacy and strength in the face of hatred and injustice stays with us now as we continue her march."

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Velvalea Rodgers "Vel" Phillips was an American attorney who served as a local official and judge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as Secretary of State of Wisconsin, often as the first woman and/or African-American in her position. She died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 leaving a legacy of fighting for equality that has inspired generations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:17
 
No Viable Republican Candidate in Speaker Ryan's District PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:56

paul-ryan-stepsdownDeep "bench" of Republican hopefuls intimidated by "#bluewave".

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:27
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Kelda Roys to Deliver Remarks on Early Childhood Education at Ribbon-Cutting PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Kelda for Governor Press   
Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:04

kelda-roysMADISON, WI - To kick off the National Week of the Young Child, Kelda Roys will be the featured speaker at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bright Child Learning Center's brand new infant wing.

Roys’ remarks will focus on her plans to dramatically expand support for families and young children all across Wisconsin. Roys’ early childhood agenda is the most ambitious of any Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and will expand opportunity, close the achievement gap, and improve the livelihoods of thousands of Wisconsin families.

WHAT:

A ribbon cutting luncheon followed by a tour of the new facility

WHO:

Kelda Roys: entrepreneur, former state representative, candidate for governor

Greg Thomas: Owner of Bright Child Learning Center

Other community leaders

WHEN:

Noon on Monday, April 16

WHERE:

Bright Child Learning Center, 3149 Maple Valley Drive, Madison

 

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Every year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children hosts the Week of the Young Child to raise awareness of the importance of early learning and celebrate young children, their teachers, and their families. To learn more, visit naeyc.org/events/woyc/overview.

Roys, 38, is a small business owner, attorney, former state representative, and past head of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin who has been standing up for women and families throughout her career. In the Assembly, she stood out as an influential and effective lawmaker, delivering results for working families and helping lead the opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s divisive agenda. As a parent and step-parent of four girls, Roys will fight for paid family leave, affordable childcare, great schools, and quality healthcare for all. In a year in which Wisconsin voters are ready for change, Kelda Roys provides the clearest contrast to Scott Walker.

 
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