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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 07 December 2018 17:11

wdc-logoThe lame-duck session that the GOP leadership presided over this week turned Wisconsin into a national embarrassment.


MADISON - We’ve witnessed a crime this past week: the stabbing of democracy in Wisconsin.

The lame-duck session that the GOP leadership presided over was a subversion of the will of the people, and it’s turned Wisconsin into a national embarrassment.

But it’s just the latest in a series of grave assaults that Scott Walker, Scott Fitzgerald, and Robin Vos have carried out, as I point out here:

Walker, Fitzgerald, and Vos Stab Democracy in Wisconsin

Meanwhile, our research director, Mike Buelow, dug into a couple of the more obscure bills that were passed, and what he found was not pretty. Big business was behind two of these:

WMC Behind Lame-Duck Anti-Regulation Bill

Anti-Prevailing Wage Bill Part of Lame Duck

matt-rothschildI took a break from covering and protesting this power grab last Monday and ran up to Baraboo to give a talk on Trump and the assault on our democracy nationally. I touched on the high school students giving a Nazi salute, and I mentioned that this was not a reflection of Baraboo but a reflection of America in the Age of Trump. Here’s an account of my talk and a video recording if you have the time:

UW-Baraboo speaker: Democracy is 'hanging by a thread'

Video: How Democracies Die/How to Combat Fascism Here at Home

I hope you find these articles and my talk of interest.

Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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