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House Democrats Demand Independent Investigations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:31

donald-trumpMADISON - The events of the last week have made it clear that the president's recklessness knows no bounds. President Trump has no credibility and his actions are sowing distrust in our institutions, endangering national security, and weakening the U.S. on the world stage. The President still has at least one fan: Speaker Paul Ryan.

At a press conference Wednesday, speaking in the wake of new revelations related to the firing of James Comey, Speaker Paul Ryan defended the President saying "it is obvious - there are some people out there who want to harm the president." As he exited this morning's press conference Ryan confirmed that he still has confidence in the President.

With every passing day, we learn of new grave abuses of power from President Trump. Instead of playing partisan politics, Speaker Ryan should schedule a vote immediately to create an independent outside commission and an independent counsel to conduct full investigations of the Trump-Russia connection.

78 percent of Americans – a truly whopping number – want an independent investigation. Only 15 percent prefer a Congressional investigation.

That's why Democrats in the House are filing a discharge petition to force a vote on H.R. 356, the bipartisan Swalwell-Cummings bill to establish an outside, independent commission to investigate President Trump’s ties to Russia. Speaker Ryan and House Republicans must decide whether they value their oath to the Constitution, or whether they will be accomplices to President Trump’s effort to obstruct justice.  

"Speaker Paul Ryan didn't disavow Donald Trump when he attacked a gold star family. Ryan didn't disavow Donald Trump when he was caught on tape bragging about the sexual assault of women. And now, as President Trump reveals himself to be a danger to American security and our Democracy, Ryan still has full confidence in Trump," Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby said on Wednesday. "The reality is that there will be no consequences for any of President Trump’s actions unless Speaker Paul Ryan and Republicans in Congress grow a spine and decide to put their country before their party. Unfortunately, it seems that as long as Ryan has the President's support in kicking 24 million Americans off their health insurance he will not provide the oversight the American people need and deserve to get answers about the President's ties to Russia." ​

 
WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Britt Cudaback   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:55

walkerAudit Bureau reports Governor Walker agency continues economic discouragement and taxpayer dollar malfeasance.

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Everyone Needs to Pay Their Fair Share PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 14:28

executive-moneyBig business tax credits mean fewer budget dollars for shared services such as police and fire protection, public education, and transportation infrastructure says Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. It's not fair for small businesses and the rest of us to shoulder the cost on our own.

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Conservationists to Welcome Acclaimed Climate Activist PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:27

wisconsin_farm_windmillRev. Lennox Yearwood to Speak at Group’s 15th Anniversary.


MADISON – On June 8, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters will celebrate its 15th Anniversary and host one of the most inspiring conservation events of the year, featuring Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus.

Called one of our country’s “New Green Heroes” by Rolling Stone and named as one of the Top 10 Change Makers in the green movement by Huffington Post, Reverend “The Rev” Yearwood’s innovative climate and clean energy work has garnered the Hip Hop Caucus support from Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, League of Conservation Voters, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, and Bill McKibben’s 350.org.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters will celebrate 15 years of fighting for Wisconsin’s air, land, and water. Media is invited to a private VIP hour and media event at 4:30 p.m., before Rev. Yearwood’s speech. The event will also feature Milwaukee spoken word artist Kavon Cortez Jones, and a special award ceremony honoring the work of the Simpson Street Free Press.

For events calendars:
5:30 p.m. to  8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., Madison
Revvin’ It Up For Conservation!
Join Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters for its 15th Anniversary and one of the most inspiring conservation events of the year, featuring Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. Tickets are available online at conservationvoters.org/the-rev or call 608-208-1131.

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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable, and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin's public health and natural resources.

You can follow legislation impacting natural resources on our Conservation Vote Tracker, a real-time accountability tool that provides you with a complete picture of what conservation issues are in play and how legislators are performing: conservationvoters.org/vote-tracker.

 
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