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Democratic Radio "Keeping Families Together" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:07

statue-of-libertyState Democrats hocked by the reports of young infants, toddlers and children being separated from their parents at the border. Our nation should be a beacon of hope.


MADISON, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here.

A written transcript of the address is below:

jennifer-shilling“Hi, I’m Senator Jennifer Shilling with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

“Like most Americans, I was shocked by the reports of young infants, toddlers and children being separated from their parents and detained in chain link cages at the border.

“These disturbing images and audio recordings of traumatized children have been the direct result of President Trump’s decision to enact a zero tolerance policy when it comes to refugee families seeking asylum.

“This policy has illustrated a clear moral and political difference among our leaders.

“Democrats believe that our nation should be a beacon of hope, freedom and opportunity for all.

“We believe separating infants and toddlers from their parents is a heartless, immoral and un-American decision that has caused irreparable harm to families and irreversible trauma to thousands of innocent children.

“That’s why it was disappointing to learn that our Governor was siding with President Trump this week and deploying Wisconsin National Guard members to participate in this crackdown on families at the border.

“Committing Wisconsin troops to enforce these horrendous policies is not only a misuse of state and federal resources, but it goes against our core values as a nation.

“We need leaders who will stand up and protect vulnerable children from the cruel, inhumane and harmful detention policies of the current administration.

“Thank you.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:20
 
Senator Mark Miller: Gill v. Whitford PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Monday, 18 June 2018 08:21

founding-fathersMADISON - Senator Mark Miller released the following statement regarding the opinion in Gill v. Whitford by the United States Supreme Court:

mark-miller“I am hugely disappointed the Supreme Court dismissed this case for lack of standing. I hope by returning this case to the district court that already ruled these maps unconstitutional, a remedy to finally allow voters to elect their representatives and not the other way around, will be found.

“Today’s opinion makes it clear that elections have consequences and the need for non-partisan redistricting reform is as important as ever. Time to get to work.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:49
 
Republicans Prioritize Foxconn over Local Roads PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LaTonya Johnson, State Senator District 6   
Saturday, 16 June 2018 15:45

foxconn-walker-ryan-johnsonThe Foxconn deal is hitting taxpayers with more and more hidden fees beyond the $3 billion price tag initially advertised.


MADISON – After the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee again prioritized Foxconn-related projects over other communities across Wisconsin, Senator LaTonya Johnson released the following statement:

“Credit cards are advertised with ‘no hidden fees.’ Why? Because consumers really hate signing up for something and then finding out there are all kinds of hidden fees added in the fine print.

“Likewise, the Foxconn deal – which is already way too rich in my opinion – is hitting taxpayers with more and more hidden fees beyond the $3 billion price tag initially advertised.

latonya-johnson“The transportation funding plan approved by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee today is yet another example of taxpayers getting hit with the hidden costs of this bad deal. To add insult to injury, the I-94 north-south project should have been completed in 2016, but it’s not. This is because, for the past couple of budget cycles, the majority party has continued to delay projects, has failed to come up with a long-term transportation funding solution and has left Wisconsin roads with some of the worst rankings in the nation.

“Today, Republicans chose to funnel more funding to Foxconn projects rather than using federal highway funds to fix local highways across the state. This move comes even after up to $90 million from the State Highway Rehabilitation Fund has already been raided for Foxconn-related roads.

“The Foxconn deal keeps looking worse for taxpayers as our crumbling highways across the state continue to be neglected, costing every motorist who will pay more for car repairs caused by poor road condition.

“We need to stop putting all of our chips on Foxconn and make sure we maintain our economic infrastructure statewide, so all of our Wisconsin communities can prosper.”

Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2018 16:05
 
“Big Blue Wave?” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Saturday, 16 June 2018 10:39

blue-waveResults from Tuesday’s special legislative elections, NE WI's own Lindsay Dorff on gerrymandering, and Attorney General Brad Schimel’s lawsuit to sabotage the ACA.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2018 14:42
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Democratic Radio: ‘Recognizing Juneteenth Day‘ PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Friday, 15 June 2018 08:47

juneteenth-1900On Tuesday we remember a critical piece of our country’s heritage, a day that honors and remembers the historic struggle for freedom of our ancestors.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2018 15:43
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