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Evers Budget Initiatives Good for Gruszynski PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Saturday, 02 March 2019 13:44

wisc-capitol-dome"I look forward to working with Governor Evers to advance common-sense policies that reflect our shared Wisconsin values,” says new Representative Staush Gruszynski of Green Bay.

MADISON – State Representative Staush Gruszynski (D-Green Bay) expressed his support for Governor Evers proposed 2019-2021 State Budget priorities after the Governor’s budget address at the State Capitol on Thursday evening.

staush-gruszynski“Tonight, Governor Evers shared his vision for a Wisconsin that works for everyone, a Wisconsin for all of us. Like the Governor, I strongly support putting politics aside so that we can work together to address the pressing issues facing our state,” Gruszynski said. “Whether it is the Governor’s commitment to reinvesting in our public K-12 schools and the University of Wisconsin system, his goal of ensuring that everyone in our state can drink clean water from their tap, or his plan to expand Medicaid to provide affordable, high-quality healthcare to more Wisconsinites, it’s safe to say that it’s a new day in Wisconsin. I look forward to working with Governor Evers to advance common-sense policies that reflect our shared Wisconsin values.”

Hintz on Governor Evers Fair Maps Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Aaron Collins   
Friday, 01 March 2019 15:26

vote_todayFair Maps Lead to Good Government and a More Transparent Democracy

MADISON – On Tuesday, Governor Evers announced that his biennial budget will include a nonpartisan redistricting process. Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement in support of the Governor’s plan:

gordon_hintz“I’m thrilled that Governor Evers has made non-partisan redistricting reform a priority by including it in his state budget proposal. In 2011, Assembly and Senate Republicans drew maps in secret with a partisan advantage of 64-35 seats in the State Assembly. And for the past eight years, lawmakers have pushed through laws and policies that are out of line with the majority of Wisconsinites. When politicians pick their voters instead of the other way around, they are insulated from the accountability required in a democracy.

“There is a myth perpetuated by my Republican colleagues that voters choose divided government in Wisconsin in the 2018 election. This claim is directly contradicted by the fact that in a massive Democratic election cycle where five Democrats swept statewide races, Governor Evers simultaneously won only 36 Assembly seats. By design, these gerrymandered maps assure Republican control of the Assembly whether it is a Democratic or a Republican election year.

“Competitive elections bring accountability. The very reason Republicans can ram through laws during a lame duck session that undermine the future powers of a democratically elected Governor and Attorney General is because they are insulated from any realistic backlash from voters.”

DNC Announces Investment in DPW Organizing Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:34

votersProgram will focus on mentoring students from communities of color.

MADISON - In preparation for the 2020 cycle, the Democratic National Committee has announced a multi-million dollar investment in the recruitment and training of college-aged organizers in several key battleground states, including Wisconsin. Organizing Corps 2020 will recruit, pay and train young people to work in the 2020 presidential cycle, with particular focus on mentoring students from communities of color.

martha-laning“The path to defeating Donald Trump runs through Wisconsin,” said Martha Laning, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “With the DNC’s support, we’ll not only build a strong ground game ready to support our eventual presidential nominee, we’ll also grow and train the next generation of Democratic leaders.

“Communities of color, particularly Milwaukee’s black community, have been underrepresented on Wisconsin political campaigns for too long. We’re excited by the opportunity to build these talent pipelines and make our campaigns reflect the diversity of our Democratic coalition.”

Thanks to a key early investment in its organizing program, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s 2018 field program was the largest the Party had ever built in a midterm cycle. The Party’s organizers built over 250 volunteer neighborhood teams across the state that knocked over 500,000 doors in the final four days before the election. In 2019, the Party anticipates tripling its voter outreach done in 2017.

The DNC’s Organizing Corps 2020 will also partner with state parties in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. In 2016, Donald Trump won MI, PA & WI by 78,000 votes while 975,000 nonwhite registered voters stayed home on election day.

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