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Feb
2018

counties-for-fair-mapsWisconsin county boards representing 64% of Wisconsin residents have formally asked the state to end gerrymandering. It’s time for the Chairs of the State Senate and Assembly elections committees to hold public hearings.


MADISON - In January, the 37th Wisconsin county passed a Fair Maps resolution! That means MORE THAN HALF of all Wisconsin county boards—representing 64% of Wisconsin residents—that have formally asked the state to end gerrymandering and adopt a nonpartisan process for drawing the state’s voting district maps.

It’s high time for the Chairs of the State Senate and Assembly elections committees to hold public hearings on two bills that would have a nonpartisan legislative agency draw district maps – so legislators won’t be able to “choose their voters” through gerrymandering!

Contact State Senator Devin LeMahieu and Assembly Representative Kathy Bernier and demand a public hearing for SB13 and AB44 before the current legislative session adjourns. Time is running out!

Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski   
 
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Jan
2018

trump-ryanRyan calls for “cleanse” of FBI and release of a classified memo that the DOJ labels “extraordinarily reckless”.

Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
 
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Jan
2018

farm-familyFarmers need to take on the role of citizen lobbyists to share concerns with their legislators about the importance of the state of agriculture and rural communities.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
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Jan
2018

tax-plan-2017Senator Chris Larson, Representative David Bowen, Representative Daniel Riemer, and Milwaukee School Board Director Paula Phillips announce new group with a positive vision for what our country could be with effective, constructive leadership.


MILWAUKEE, WI – In answer to growing national frustration, the America’s Cabinet is launching today. America’s Cabinet is a non-partisan effort by a group from the Young Elected Officials Network (YEO). The Cabinet offers a positive vision for what our country could be with effective, constructive leadership.

America’s Cabinet will launch today at 11:30 AM (CST) at the National Press Club (529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045 - 13th Floor). The launch will be available live at https://nowthisnews.com/ or via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/.

statue-of-libertyA growing number of our neighbors in Wisconsin and across our nation are concerned about the direction of our democracy, but they are also frustrated by the lack of positive, innovative ideas that once defined the spirit of American democracy. America’s Cabinet will go beyond voicing opposition to harmful policies coming out of Washington, the Cabinet will offer a bold vision backed by solid policy ideas to ensure America lives up to its promise and to create a nation that works for all Americans.

Our nation is at a critical crossroad and America’s Cabinet is here to offer solid policy recommendations tackling issues that impact everyday Americans.

Click here for the complete list of America’s Cabinet members and short videos about what we believe needs to change.

Written by State Senate Democrats   
 
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