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Hickenlooper ends presidential bid PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 August 2019 10:13

John HickenlooperDENVER, CO - Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, fueling speculation that he will launch a Senate bid in his home state.

He becomes the second candidate after Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) to drop out of the crowded primary field, leaving 23 still vying for the nomination.

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Evers Announces Appointments to the Wisconsin Women’s Council PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 August 2019 09:56

womens-march-dcGreen Bay's Denise Gaumer Hutchison is among those appointed. Group will work to disseminate information on the status of women and issues of concern to women in the state.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced on Thursday seven appointments to the Wisconsin Women’s Council. The Council’s mission is to identify barriers to women’s social and economic participation in the state and work with public and private-sector partners to develop initiatives and identify solutions and to disseminate information on the status of women and issues of concern to women in the state.

The seven appointments to the Women’s Council include:

  • Ze Yang (Madison, Wisconsin), Governor’s Designee, is a bilingual educational assistant with the Verona Area School District, who is currently attending graduate school to earn an elementary teaching license. For over a decade, she has worked to serve underprivileged and underrepresented children and families in the Hmong community, where she often finds herself serving as a gatekeeper, mentor, advisor, cultural bridge, and community leader.

  • Patty Cadorin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Board Chair, is Vice President and Senior Advisor of BMO Harris Bank.  Cadorin previously served on the Women’s Council and chairs the Council’s Trailblazer Awards for Women’s in Business.  She serves on the board of directors of the United Community Center; Building Brave; the Milwaukee Urban League; and is a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council. Among her numerous awards and recognitions, in 2016, she was awarded the Ally Award from the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.

  • Dr. Lisa Armaganian (Brookfield, Wisconsin) is a leading cardiologist with Ascension Medical Group, whose primary expertise includes cardiac diagnostic imaging, disease management, and preventive cardiology.  She is passionate about advocating for women and children statewide, and, in particular, for further education in cardiovascular disease prevention.

  • denise-gaumer-hutchisonDenise Gaumer Hutchison (Green Bay, Wisconsin) is a Communication and Event Production Consultant. Previously, she worked for WEAC (Wisconsin Education Association Council) as an outreach coordinator and WEA Trust as a Field Representative where she worked with over 100 school districts in northeast Wisconsin. Ms. Gaumer Hutchison serves on the board of the League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay.

  • Alderwoman Chantia Lewis (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2016, representing her neighbors in the city’s the 9th District. Alderwoman Lewis served in the United States Air Force and currently attending graduate school to earn a master’s degree in theology.

  • Dr. Rosalyn McFarland (Brown Deer, Wisconsin) is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, and the CEO and Founder of MyNP Professionals Family Medical Clinic, providing primary care to patients across the lifespan.

  • Nerissa Nelson (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) is a Librarian and Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has been a professional librarian for over 20 years. Ms. Nelson is active shared governance and other service work on the UWSP campus, and in the arts including serving on the boards of area non-profit arts organizations.

More information about the Women’s Council is available at

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2019 10:11
Gruszynski Supports Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 August 2019 09:09

gun-ad-2015Green Bay area Representative says universal criminal background checks can save lives by preventing dangerous individuals from illegally purchasing guns.

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Democrats Take Action to Improve Public Safety PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 August 2019 09:00

sandy-hook-motherIn Wake of Mass Shootings Democrats Push for Background Checks

MADISON – After another uptick in deadly mass shooting deaths, Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) and Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) are introducing legislation that would close the gun show loophole that enables individuals with criminal convictions to purchase a firearm.

jennifer-shillingAs Republican politicians refuse to even discuss solutions to the threat of gun violence, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling released the following statement:

“Wisconsin families should have the opportunity to feel safe in community spaces like schools, parks, places of worship, workplaces, and grocery stores free from the threat of deadly weapons and dangerous individuals. Too many men, women and children have already died as a result of gun violence. Failing to address the growing threat of gun violence and mass shootings will only lead to more tragedies. Like the vast majority of Wisconsin residents, I support universal background checks and find it appalling that Republican politicians are refusing to take even the most basic steps to prevent gun violence.”

Israel bars Omar and Tlaib entry after Trump's urging PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 August 2019 08:52

ilhan-omarWASHINGTON, D.C. - Israel on Thursday announced that it would block Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) entry to the territory during an upcoming overseas trip, according to multiple reports.

The decision was announced moments after President Trump tweeted that it would show "great weakness" for Israel to allow the two congresswomen into the country. The president has been an outspoken critic of both Omar and Tlaib, who last year became the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

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