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Will Peters, Running for Brown County Board PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Progress   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:01

Will PetersGREEN BAY - This week we're pleased to introduce you to another candidate we're working with this spring on their race for local office. Meet Will Peters, running for Brown County Board of Supervisors in Northeast Wisconsin!

Will was born and raised in Green Bay where he lives with his wife and two children. Will is working hard to get elected because, as he puts it, he "believes his district deserves someone who will wear their community pride on their shoulder and always be conscious of what is in the best interest of their constituents."

Will works as an employment consultant to provide job preparation and development services to individuals with physical, mental, or cognitive limitations. He wants Brown County to offer the services its residents need by ensuring staff, programs, and departments are receiving the funding necessary to operate while promoting economic growth.

Will wants to represent his district to promote cooperation between city and county governments and other organizations to provide the best services possible. Will works at this collaboration through his involvement in the community already. He is the President of the Fort Howard Neighborhood Association, Green Bay's oldest and largest neighborhood.

He also serves on the Green Bay Neighborhood Leadership Council and its steering committee. Will helped develop Green Bay's first Community Leadership Institute, a collaborative effort between Neighborworks Green Bay and the Neighborhood Leadership Council.

Thank you for helping to elect our progressive champions.


A little goes a long way on a race for local office! Help Will by donating $5 or $10 here!


Be There to Nominate our Next President! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Martha Laning   
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 10:53

martha-laningMADISON - I hope you will consider joining me at this year's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year, Wisconsin's delegation will have the honor of nominating our party's candidate and hopefully the 45th President of the United States.

The Democratic National Convention occurs every four years and is an important event in our nation's history. It's an exhilarating time when Democrats from all across America come together to witness our leaders share their passion, ideas, and vision for the future.

This year, Wisconsin will bring 96 delegates and 7 alternates to the convention, and I'd like to encourage you to run for one of these delegate spots. The first step to becoming a delegate is submitting a Statement of Intent and Pledge of Support Form, which can be found at

These forms are due to DPW Headquarters by 5:00pm on Friday, April 8th, and can be submitted via the address or email below:

Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Attn: Delegate Processing
15 N Pinckney St, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

District-level delegates and alternates are elected through a two-tiered caucus system. The first tier caucuses are held at the county level on April 17th, and the second tier caucuses are held at the congressional district level on May 1st. Locations for all of these caucuses will be made available on our website in March.

For more information about the Democratic National Convention, please visit

Thank you,

Martha Laning
DPW Chair

P.S. Want more information on how to run to be a National Convention delegate? Attend one of our free informational sessions. To find an info session near you, visit

Wisconsin Educators Endorse Russ Feingold PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Monday, 08 February 2016 19:09

teaching-studentsAFT and WEAC Throw Support to Russ’s Bid for U.S. Senate.

MIDDLETON – Today top Wisconsin educators endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate. Citing Russ’s commitment to high-quality public education, strong support for Wisconsin’s teachers, and commitment to working and middle class families, the American Federation of Teachers - Wisconsin (AFT) and Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) threw their support behind Russ’s senate bid.

russ-feingold"WEAC supports Russ Feingold because of his high respect for public education and working families,” said WEAC President Betsy Kippers. “He stated that he owes everything he is to public school teachers, public education and that educators should be honored, not attacked. He told us ‘I am running to fight for the rights of working people and educators.’ We stand behind Russ Feingold on behalf of our students, families and communities," said Kippers.

"Russ shares our commitment to high-quality public education from pre-kindergarten through college and our serious concern about America's student loan debt crisis,” said AFT-Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas. “My fellow AFT-Wisconsin members could not be happier to support Russ Feingold in this crucial election."

Over the last two weeks, Russ has crisscrossed the state of Wisconsin to meet and hear from students and communities about the crippling impact of the student debt crisis. Since announcing his candidacy, Russ has traveled to all 72 of Wisconsin’s counties.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2016 19:17
Mary Thao, Progressive for Wausau School Board PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Progress   
Friday, 05 February 2016 12:08

mary-thao-schoolboardWAUSAU, WI - Meet Mary Thao, running for Wausau School Board!

Mary is a first-generation Wisconsinite, born to Hmong refugee parents. If elected, Mary will be the first Hmong individual to serve on the Wausau school board. She is an active PTO member at Lincoln Elementary and has four young children with her husband Yeng Thao. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and has over seventeen years of experience in the IT industry.

Mary is passionate about the quality of our public schools and the education she wants all children to receive. Through service on the board, she wants to attract and retain top educators and professionals and make sure that the district maintains programs that impact high academic achievement as well as support those who need it most, such as low-income, rural, special education students and English-language learners.

The passion Mary has to help her community is palpable. We started working with Mary last fall and we love her! She has proven to be one of the most hard-working and dedicated candidates we have worked with.


Each week for the next nine weeks until the spring general in April, we’ll be introducing you to a candidate we’re working with on their race for local office. You’ll learn who they are and how you can help support them!

Help Mary join the Wausau School Board by contributing just $5 or $10 today!

Senate Republicans Getting Desperate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:14

mark-harrisGOP leader Scott Fitzgerald wants to ban Democratic candidate Mark Harris of Winnebago County from serving in this latest effort to rig elections and prevent local citizens from supporting the candidate of their choosing.

MADISON – In a desperate and unprecedented effort to rig local elections, Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) has proposed changing state statutes to block Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, a Democratic candidate in the 18th Senate District, from serving in the legislature.

jennifer-shilling“It’s a sad commentary on the priorities of the Republican Party when political attacks take precedent over bills to help working families,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse).

“Voters should be free to pick the candidate they believe best represents their values," said Shilling. "This latest effort to rig elections and prevent local citizens from supporting the candidate of their choosing is another sign of Republican politics run amok in Wisconsin.”

The bill (LRB 4109/1) would block locally elected officials from serving in the state legislature. When asked about the proposal in an interview, Sen. Fitzgerald admitted that “Harris’ candidacy was the impetus for the bill.”

Since taking power in 2011, Republican leaders have attacked Wisconsin’s open record laws, dismantled the non-partisan Government Accountability Board, gutted campaign finance protections, exempted politicians from John Doe criminal investigations and gerrymandered legislative districts.

“Wisconsin families are tired of the increasing corruption and misplaced priorities of Republican legislators,” added Shilling. “This power grab reflects a fundamental lack of respect for our democracy and Wisconsin voters.”

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