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Wisc Democracy Campaign "The Stabbing of Democracy" PDF Print E-mail
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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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"GOP power grab" Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 07 December 2018 16:39

gop-power-grabDiscussion of the GOP Lame Duck power grab, and interview of State Supreme Court Candidate Justice Lisa Neubauer.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2018 17:08
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Democratic Radio: Lame Lame-Duck Session PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 06 December 2018 17:24

wisconsin-rustedMADISON, WI – Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) 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:

mark-miller“Hello, this is Senator Mark Miller with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

“An extraordinary session was convened this week by Republicans for the purpose of disrespecting the voters of Wisconsin by removing certain powers of their newly elected governor and Attorney General and transferring them to the legislature.

“The voters of the state of Wisconsin elected Democrat Tony Evers to be their new governor and they elected Democrat Josh Kaul to be their Attorney General; in spite of the considerable advantage of incumbency and in spite of the barriers to voting designed to reduce Democratic voter turnout. They have stolen from the voters.

“This session would not have been called if Scott Walker had won. These bills do not serve a public purpose. They serve a blatantly partisan purpose.

“This session was extraordinary in more ways than one. Not only was it officially designated extraordinary, it is extraordinary because of poor loser mentality, chutzpah, peevishness, spite, and disrespect for democracy by shafting the voters of Wisconsin by passing legislation to thwart the people’s choice for the next governor.

“Republicans already tilted the legislative elections to their partisan advantage, now they have refused to accept the decision of the voters in elections they cannot gerrymander. Wisdom is knowing the right path to take, integrity is taking it. Scott Walker would be wise not to sign these bills.

“I’m not holding my breath.”

 
Lame Duck GOP Proposals an Assault on Democracy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Calab Frostman, State Senator District 1   
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 15:54

wisconsin_senatePeaceful Transition of Power and Will of the People Thwarted says Sen. Frostman.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2018 16:18
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