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Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling Endorses Hillary Clinton for President PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Shilling, State Senator 32nd District   
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:10

jennifer-shilling-clinton-2016LA CROSSE, WI – As a fearless advocate for women, children, and working families, Hillary Clinton is the leader I trust most to advance our shared progressive values. Hillary has demonstrated that she not only has a vision, but a plan, to unite our country and strengthen our middle class.

From expanding economic opportunities and preventing gun violence, to making college more affordable and defending a women’s right to access reproductive health care, Hillary has laid out a comprehensive agenda designed to help everyone succeed. I am entirely confident in her ability to hit the ground running on day one, advance our shared progressive values and keep American families safe.

While our nation continues to face challenges at home and abroad, Hillary has a lifetime of experience fighting against discrimination, injustice and inequality. There is no one more uniquely qualified and experienced than Hillary to lead our country into the future.

Just like strong women are making history in the Wisconsin State Senate, Hillary Clinton is on the verge of making history as the first woman nominee for President of the United States. While it has taken 240 years to get to this moment in our nation’s history, I’m proud to say, without any hesitation: “I’m with her!”

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Jennifer Shilling serves as the Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader. She represents the 32nd State Senate District which includes La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford, and part of Monroe Counties. Wisconsin’s presidential primary election is April 5, 2016.

 
President Barack Obama, VP Joe Biden Endorse Russ Feingold PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Monday, 21 March 2016 10:42

potus-russ-feingold"Russ is an honest, independent-minded public servant who's not driven by what's politically expedient; he's driven by what he knows is right for the people of Wisconsin," says the President.


MIDDLETON – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Russ’s bid for the U.S. Senate Friday. Citing Russ’s commitment to fighting for middle class and working families, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced their support for Russ.

"Russ Feingold is a proven champion for middle class families,” said President Obama. “He listens to the people of Wisconsin, and he's always led their fight for good-paying jobs, affordable college education, and a secure retirement. Russ is an honest, independent-minded public servant who's not driven by what's politically expedient; he's driven by what he knows is right for the people of Wisconsin. I'm proud to endorse him in his campaign for United States Senate," said Obama.

"Russ Feingold is a friend and a tireless advocate for the working families of Wisconsin,” said Vice President Biden. “We've fought together to grow our economy, raise wages for American workers, protect Social Security and clean up our campaign finance system. I'm happy to support his campaign for United States Senate, because I know the good work he'll continue to do for Wisconsin and our nation," said Biden.

“I’m proud to have the support of President Obama and Vice President Biden,” said Russ. “I’ve worked with both of them and share their commitment to our middle class and working families. In the past seven years, their leadership has guided us to a stronger economy, and I look forward to building on that progress by fighting to create even more opportunities for Wisconsin families.”

 
March 19th Update From The Democratic Party Chair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Martha Laning   
Saturday, 19 March 2016 12:50

martha-laningMADISON - Welcome to the weekly installment of my Chair Update!

This week I will discuss the field trip the DPW staff took to Green Bay to plan for the State Convention, a big endorsement that Russ Feingold received, as well as the President’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition, I will provide information on the WisDems Messaging Team our Communications department launched, the very sad passing of Representative Tamara Grigsby, and the Democratic Weekly Radio Address delivered by Representative Lisa Subeck.

Lastly, I will talk about the State Senate session that concluded, the request for volunteers to help with poll watching and a number of other voting issues that you should be aware of.

brown-county-demsGreen Bay Trip for State Convention

The DPW headed up to Green Bay this past Monday, joining forces with the Brown County Democrats, to start getting ready for our State Convention in June and to Celebrate Pi Day. This was a great opportunity for many of our new staff members to meet community activists, ensure we have a highly successful convention, and enjoy a slice or two, (or 3 or 4) of pie.

Supreme Court Nomination

President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, the Chief Judge of the DC Circuit, to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. Garland has more federal experience then any Supreme Court nominee ever put forward and when first confirmed for a judgeship in 1997, he was confirmed with the support of 30 senators, 7 of who are still in the senate. Unfortunately, Ron Johnson continues to play obstructionist games and refuses to support a hearing and vote for Judge Garland. President Obama has fulfilled his constitutional duty and put forward a Supreme Court nominee, now it is time for Ron Johnson to do his job and allow for a hearing and vote.

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Ron Johnson Jumps To Defend Rebecca Bradley PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Friday, 18 March 2016 15:20

ron-johnsonMADISON - We already knew that Sen. Ron Johnson plans to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, but it’s his support for a candidate right here at home that raises even more  serious questions on his judgement.

rebecca-bradleySen. Johnson has now rushed to defend extremist Rebecca Bradley, who infamously penned blatantly homophobic, sexist, and abhorrent comments about the very Wisconsinites over whom she would preside. Yet rather than condemning Bradley, Sen. Johnson praised her as exactly the type of person he wants in a judge.

LISTEN to the clip and read the transcript of Johnson’s comments below:

[AUDIO]

JOHNSON: If you ever ask yourself the question, how come we don't have more good people run for public office? Go no further than take a look at what's been happening to Rebecca Bradley. A real judge, by the way. Somebody who has the restraint, the integrity, the fidelity to the written Constitution. That's what we need.

 
Democratic Rep. Jorgensen Not Seeking Re-Election PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Laura Smith   
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:21

andy-jorgensenMADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced today that Rep. Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) will not run for re-election to the Assembly this fall.

peter_barca“It has been a pleasure to serve alongside Rep. Jorgensen for the past eight years, including four years where he served as Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus," said Barca in his statement. "Rep. Jorgensen has shown tremendous leadership in our caucus and played a crucial role in advancing our Democratic agenda focused on creating jobs, strengthening public education and improving economic opportunity for all our citizens."

Perhaps Rep. Jorgensen’s greatest accomplishment was when he led two separate successful efforts to save SeniorCare. By collecting petition signatures, working with stakeholders and raising awareness on this issue, Rep. Jorgensen helped preserve a life-saving Wisconsin program that also saves participants and taxpayers tens of millions of dollars every year.

“As those who have met Rep. Jorgensen at town halls, community events, grocery stores and countless other places throughout the 43rd District can attest, he has always been an accessible, passionate and dedicated legislator who truly cares about his constituents and our state," said Barca. "We wish him and his family the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

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