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“What Does the Progressive Upsurge Mean for Democrats?” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 06 July 2018 14:10

bg350imgConversation about the progressive upsurge in Democratic primaries and what it means to be a progressive.


MILWAUKEE - In a special episode of Battleground Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson and Lt. Governor candidate Mandela Barnes join regular panelists Rebecca Lynch and Robert Kraig for an in-depth conversation about the progressive upsurge in Democratic primaries. Are the victories of strong progressive candidates a threat to Democratic election prospects in 2018, or are they a sign of a new reform politics that can change America?

In addition, the panel digs into the question of what it means to be a progressive, and how we can create a movement grounded in empathy and love which both breaks structural racism and sexism, while also inviting in working class voters who have turned away from Democrats in recent elections.

LISTEN NOW - Episode #350
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Democratic Radio: "Celebrating Independence Day" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 05 July 2018 14:26

immigration-childrenAs we celebrate our Independence Day this week, Gov. Walker is still committed to his plan to send Wisconsin’s National Guard troops to the border where families have been cruelly ripped apart. We must all speak up for what is right and humane.

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“Supreme power grab” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 29 June 2018 12:29

supreme_power_grabWill Court's "Fair Share" ruling backfire by sparking a new era of labor activism? How about Justice Kennedy’s decision to step down? Get the buzz here.


MILWAUKEE, WI - We welcome Candice Owley, President of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals to discuss this week’s Janus ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that seeks to gut union and worker power. Will these right wing politicians in robes succeed, or will their rigging of the system backfire by sparking a new era of labor activism and protest?

We also talk over the implication of Justice Kennedy’s decision to step down from the Supreme Court. Will it make the Supreme Court even worse?

Luz Sosa, lead organizer for Citizen Action Latino Co-op Caucus, Accion Ciudadana, joins us from Thursday’s Milwaukee protest of President Trump, who is in Wisconsin for the Foxconn groundbreaking. Luz tells us more about a media event led by Citizen Action on Saturday at the Federal Building opposing family separation, indefinite internment, and the many Trump/GOP human rights violations on the border.

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Democratic Radio - “Fair Maps, Fair Elections” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:14

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: 
http://media2.legis.wisconsin.gov/multimedia/Sen32/shillingradio062818.mp3

A written transcript of the address is below:

“Hi, I’m Senator Jennifer Shilling with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

“Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court postponed a final decision on the legality of Wisconsin’s gerrymandered legislative maps.

“These district maps were designed by Republicans to rig the election in their favor and dilute the voting power of Wisconsin residents.

“Take 2016 for example. While Senate Republicans earned less than 50% of the statewide vote, they expanded their grip on power and controlled more than 60% of the seats.

“The same happened in 2012 when President Barack Obama easily won the state and Democrats won the statewide popular vote, yet Republicans controlled 60 of the 99 seats in the Assembly.

“By rigging district lines in their favor, Republicans have cheated voters out of the representation they deserve.

“Democrats believe every voter deserves to have their voice heard and we’re committed to reforming Wisconsin’s redistricting process so that voters can pick their representatives – rather than having politicians pick their voters.

“By moving away from political redistricting and vote-rigging toward a non-partisan process, we can restore election integrity, ensure fair maps and empower Wisconsin voters.

“Thank you.”

 
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