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Democratic Radio "Families left behind after eight years of GOP control" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 01 November 2018 14:22

door-county-peopleDemocrats want to expand access to affordable health care, invest in infrastructure and improve workplace flexibility for hardworking Wisconsin families.


MADISON, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) offered the Democratic weekly radio address highlighting the challenges facing our state after eight years of Republican control.

“Democrats want to expand access to affordable health care, invest in infrastructure and improve workplace flexibility for hardworking Wisconsin families. Together, we can address the sky-rocketing costs of childcare, expand the family medical leave act, provide student loan debt relief, and invest in our local schools.” Sen. Jennifer Shilling

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here.

A written transcript of the address is below:

jennifer-shilling-lc“Hi, I’m State Senator Jennifer Shilling.

“While we’ve seen strong national growth over the past few years, Republican policies have cut school funding, delayed road projects, and threatened healthcare coverage for millions of people with preexisting conditions.

“Wisconsin families are working harder than ever but can’t get ahead because Republicans continue to favor the wealthy and foreign corporations. Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans are draining resources from our schools, roads and local communities in order to fund $4.5 billion in taxpayer subsidies to Foxconn.

“Democrats want to expand access to affordable health care, invest in infrastructure and improve workplace flexibility for hardworking Wisconsin families. Together, we can address the sky-rocketing costs of childcare, expand the family medical leave act, protect coverage for people with preexisting conditions, and invest in our local schools.

“I know we can do better. If we want to grow our middle class and help our next generation succeed, we need Democratic leadership to move Wisconsin forward.

Thank you.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2018 15:40
 
“Election spotlight on ‘Sconie” Battleground Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Saturday, 27 October 2018 14:36

election-spotlight-on-sconiePanel discusses the upcoming fall election.


This week Wisconsin is ground zero for the 2018 election with the visits of President Trump and Obama. The panel discusses the effort by Trump and Wisconsin Republicans to inject immigration and other conservative issues into an election dominated by GOP failure on healthcare. We encourage listeners to vote early and volunteer on election day or work in at a polling location. We close with a discussion of the State of New York’s lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, saying It deceived shareholders on climate change and the Supreme Court intervening in another climate change lawsuit.

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Dr. Robert Kraig: We Can Win this Election on Healthcare PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
Saturday, 27 October 2018 14:14

hcsignmattMILWAUKEE, WI - I am absolutely thrilled with the direction of this election!

At Citizen Action we made a strategic judgement years ago that if we organized to elevate the issue of pre-existing condition discrimination, health care would be a decisive election issue.

Now years of organizing is paying huge political dividends. Here we are in the home stretch of the critical 2018 election, and pre-existing condition discrimination is the driving issue in the Senate and Governor’s races.

Right Wing politicians are in panic mode. Leah Vukmir shockingly claimed in her debate with Tammy Baldwin this week that pre-existing condition discrimination is a “big lie” that never happened. Scott Walker is taking on water on this issue, despite his best efforts to mislead the public record of health care sabotage.

We have them on the run, but we need to keep the pressure on through election day!

I hope I can count on you to make an immediate donation to Citizen Action so we have the resources to tell as many voters as possible that conservative politicians will make pre-existing discrimination legal again.

As I wrote in a strategic memo almost 3 years ago about a term invented by insurance bureaucrats to obscure the truth: What is absolutely astounding about pre-existing conditions is that this seemingly innocuous term seems to be known by virtually every adult.. . . . The idea of someone being denied or thrown off health insurance because they have a medical condition strikes a deep emotional chord in American culture, and seems deeply immoral to most people.”

The new Marquette Law School poll released on Wednesday backs us up on this. It shows a stunning 93% of likely Wisconsin voters think pre-existing condition discrimination is an important issue heading into the election.

No wonder Scott Walker, Leah Vukmir, and all the right-wing Legislators who are locked in tight re-election fights, are terrified.

If you agree with me that pre-existing condition discrimination can help us bring down Scott Walker and hLeah Vukmir, and shift control of the Legislature, please chip in whatever can to support our work.

In Peace & Solidarity,

Dr. Robert Kraig

Executive Director

P.S. We are also building support or constructive solutions to the health care cost crisis. We are the driving force behind the BadgerCare Public Option bill, which Tony Evers strongly supports. The BadgerCare Public Option is a big stepping stone towards the ultimate solution, Medicare for All.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2018 14:30
 
Democratic Radio "Preparing to Vote" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:25

voterid_handSen. Mark Miller gives you important information on where and how to vote in the Fall General Election on Tuesday, November 6th.


MADISON, 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.

“The Fall General Election is less than two weeks away, on Tuesday, November 6th. With all of the changes to election law that Republicans have made in the last 7 years, it is important to be aware of how, when and what you’ll need to vote.

“First, make sure you are registered. You can check myvote.wi.gov to see if you’re currently registered, if not, you can register at your local clerk’s office during business hours or at your polling place on Election Day.

“Additionally, absentee ballots are currently available statewide and many municipalities also offer in-person absentee voting at local clerk’s offices. Online, you can search for your polling place, see what’s on the next ballot or learn more about absentee voting. Find this information at myvote.wi.gov.

“To make sure you have the proper ID needed to vote head to bringitwisconsin.com. If you need a free ID to vote, take proof of identity, proof of residency, proof of citizenship and social security card to your DMV. This information can be found online at bringitwisconsin.com.

“The polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. For any other questions, the Wisconsin Elections Commission can be contacted at 608-266-8005.

“Voting is your constitutional right. Make a plan to exercise that right on Tuesday, November 6th.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:59
 
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