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Donald Trump Picks The Most Extreme VP Pick in a Generation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Saturday, 16 July 2016 14:03

Mike PenceMADISON - After weeks of speculation and rumors Donald Trump finally announced his choice for Vice President and it's the most extreme choice in a generation, Governor of Indiana .

Trump's announcement confirms that the Republican Party's standard bearer is doubling down on his discriminatory politics and failed economic policies that deepen the divide between millionaires and working Americans.

donald-trumpMuch like Donald Trump, Gov. Mike Pence is a nightmare for working Wisconsinites. Pence opposes raising the minimum wage, signed legislation allowing skilled workers in Indiana to earn less, and opposed President Obama's auto industry rescue which saved thousands of jobs across Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.

"Donald Trump's decision to bring Governor Pence onto his ticket signals that yet again, he isn't for working Wisconsinites," said Senator Jennifer Shilling on Saturday. "We need someone like Sec. Hillary Clinton in the White House who understands the urgent need to improve the lives of everyday Americans by raising wage and investing in workers."

In Congress and as governor, Pence repeatedly intervened in women's health, threatening women's privacy and limiting their choice. In 2011, Pence co-sponsored legislation allowing hospitals to refuse to perform an abortion on a woman even if she needed one to live. That same year Pence personally led the fight to defund Planned Parenthood and even threatened to shutdown the government.

"Women in Wisconsin have experienced first-hand the devastation of the extreme Republican agenda of cutting funding to Planned Parenthood for life saving health care like cervical and breast cancer screenings and access to birth control," said Rep. Chris Taylor. "It is telling that Donald Trump, who routinely offends women across the nation with his sexist comments, picks Mike Pence as his running mate, who has lead the charge in passing laws that seriously endanger women's health and lives. A Trump/Pence ticket is a disaster for women in our country."

Voters in Wisconsin and across the nation deserve better than the divisive policies and 'me-first' economic proposals a Trump and Pence Republican ticket will bring.

"After today's announcement, the contrast between Sec. Hillary Clinton and her opponent couldn't be any more stark," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning. "Her vision for our nation and our party is one where unity prevails over division and all Americans have an opportunity to be successful."

President Obama speaks in Dallas PDF Print E-mail
Written by The White House   
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 10:39

pres-obama-police-shootingsDALLAS, TX - Today, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden are headed to Texas to join the city of Dallas in honoring the memory of the five police officers who lost their lives last Thursday.

You can watch President Obama's remarks at the interfaith memorial service here at 1:40 pm ET.

Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa served their city and every one of its citizens with incredible courage and dedication. Their deaths, and the senseless deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, have left Americans across the country with more questions than answers.

But as President Obama said:

"I reject the idea that these issues are somehow too big for us -- that America is too divided to find common ground. As I've said, I know that we can honor the incredible courage and service of our police officers -- and also recognize the racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system. There's no contradiction there. And if we are going to come together to solve these problems, we have to understand that. So we'll have to talk to each other. We'll have to listen to each other. And we'll have to see each other as equal parts of the American family."

Tune in today at 1:40 pm ET to watch his remarks to the families of the fallen and members of the Dallas community.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 10:55
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Decision a Victory, Challenge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:15

scotus-women-rightsMonday's victory is important, but we have a long way to go says Russ Feingold.

MIDDLETON, WI - Russ Feingold, candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement in response to today's Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt:

russ-feingold“Today’s decision by the court is a victory for women and their families. It affirms that women's reproductive rights are just that -- rights. But it’s also a reminder of the immense work we still have to do so that all women have the ability to receive the quality health care they deserve.

“As I travel to each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, and listen to the priorities and concerns of people across our state, nobody is telling me that Washington politicians should be making medical decisions for Wisconsin women. But my opponent backed a ‘personhood’ amendment and referred to his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood as a ‘fun vote.’ That’s wrong beyond measure, and I firmly believe that we need to stand up for women’s reproductive rights and unfettered access to quality, affordable health care.

“So today's victory is important, but we have a long way to go. We must stand up to Washington politicians who are standing in the way of Wisconsin’s women and families — that means not only protecting women’s reproductive rights, but fighting for pay equity legislation, guaranteed paid family leave, and an increase in the federal minimum wage.”

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