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“Get Out The Primary Vote” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 10 August 2018 15:52

szvf36Tuesday’s Primary Election in Wisconsin takes center stage, plus Tammy Baldwin’s outstanding leadership on Medicare For All legislation.

STATEWIDE - We focus on next Tuesday’s Primary Election in Wisconsin. The panel discusses the Democratic governor primary and whether anyone other than presumed front runner Tony Evers can emerge the winner. We also review other important state legislative primaries, including Jeff Smith in Senate District 31 and Marisabel Cabrera in Assembly District 9. We announce Citizen Action’s endorsement of Earnell Lucas in the Milwaukee County Sheriff's race. Lee Snodgrass, Citizen Action’s endorsed candidate in Senate District 19, joins us to talk about her campaign, the importance of the race to gaining power in the legislature, and encourage volunteers to meet Lee and help get out the vote in the Appleton area this Saturday.

We close the show with a discussion of Tammy Baldwin’s outstanding leadership on Medicare For All legislation and more WEDC contracts for Scott Walker donors.

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Wis Democracy Campaign "Trump’s Road to Fascism" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 10 August 2018 12:08

donald-trumpMADISON - With each passing day, I get more and more alarmed about where our country is headed under Donald Trump. Here are my considered thoughts on this ominous subject:

Trump and the road to fascism

We’ve also weighed in on the odious plan by the Trump Administration to insist on asking a citizenship question on the upcoming Census. Here’s the letter we sent out on this:

Letter on 2020 census citizenship question

matt-rothschildBack here on the Wisconsin front, we’ve been busy following the money. We noticed that a new WEDC loan recipient just happens to have generous Walker donors at the helm:

WEDC gives $60M to company run by Walker donors

In covering the money chase in the elections here, the results of the horrendous 2015 rewrite of our campaign finance laws are becoming more obvious. Here are two examples:

Major state parties raising money hand over fist

Republicans outraising Dems with record-breaking hauls by legislative leaders

If you want to see the most up-to-date info on who has brought in the most money in the governor’s race and other statewide races, we’ve got a handy little chart right here:

Campaign finance information updated for all constitutional office candidates

As you can see, we’ve been busy around here!

Have a nice weekend.


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Democratic Radio "Primary Election Reminder" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Thursday, 09 August 2018 10:42

voter-us-electionsWisconsin’s Fall Primary Election is on Tuesday, August 14th. Make a plan to make your voice heard.

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 State Senator Jennifer Shilling with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

“Wisconsin’s Fall Primary Election is just around the corner! I know, I know, you’re in the midst of summer fun. But on Tuesday, August 14th, voters have the opportunity to head to the polls and make their voices heard.

“Casting a ballot only takes a minute and it’s the most effective way you can get involved in shaping our Democracy.

“For help finding your polling place, checking your registration status or seeing what’s on your ballot, visit MyVote.WI.Gov. Again, that’s MyVote.WI.Gov.

“Make a plan to make your voice heard this election season.

“Get out and vote on Tuesday, August 14th! Then you can get back to your summer fun!”

Roys Backs Midwest Paper Group’s Investment in the Fox Valley PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kelda for Governor, Brian Evans   
Saturday, 04 August 2018 15:22

appleton-coatedDemocratic candidate for Governor thanks the United Steelworkers who led the fight to keep the mill open.

MADISON, WI - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys released the following statement on the Midwest Paper Group’s investment in the Fox Valley and creation of over 300 jobs at the former Appleton Coated facility in Combined Locks:

kelda-roys“I thank the Midwest Paper Group - I'm thrilled to see them double-down on their investment in the Fox Valley. I would also like to commend the workers and a community that fought back against difficult odds and saved this 129-year-old mill.

“It's important to recognize that Governor Walker and his administration did almost nothing to help and were nowhere to be found when the chips were down and Appleton Coated was fighting to stay alive. It took an election year and bad poll numbers for the governor to suddenly take interest in Appleton Coated, Kimberly Clark, and the paper industry. That's not leadership.

"I want to thank - from the bottom of my heart - the United Steelworkers (USW) who led the fight to keep the mill open. Without their leadership, perseverance and commitment to community, Governor Walker and a room full of politicians up for re-election would not be able to bask in unearned limelight and take undeserved credit."


Kelda Roys, 39, is a small business owner, attorney, former state representative, and past head of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin who has been standing up for women and families throughout her career. In the Assembly, she stood out as an influential and effective lawmaker, delivering results for working families and helping lead the opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s divisive agenda. As a parent and step-parent of four girls, Roys will fight for paid family leave, affordable childcare, great schools, and quality healthcare for all. In a year in which Wisconsin voters are ready for change, Kelda Roys provides the clearest contrast to Scott Walker.

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