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“Standing up to Trump’s Human Rights Abuses” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 22 June 2018 14:34

iladubThe MU Law poll, Erica Flynn discusses her trip to Texas to protest children are still incarcerated in detention centers, the Supreme Court gerrymandering decision, and a 20% rise in Wisconsin child poverty.


MILWAUKEE - Our panel analyzes in depth the latest MU Law poll that was released this week.

We welcome Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative member Erica Flynn, who is running for state assembly, to discuss her trip to Texas this weekend. Erica was part of Citizen Action of Wisconsin and People's Action delegation that attended a vigil at the Ursula Border Processing Center, where hundreds of children are still incarcerated in detention centers under Trump's brutal family separation policy.

We also review the Supreme Court gerrymandering decision and Robert talks about new disturbing UW research showing showing a 20% rise in Wisconsin child poverty last year, despite Walker's claim that the economy is doing great.

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Suicide: A Tale of Access PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patty Schachtner, State Senator 10th District   
Friday, 22 June 2018 08:05

suicidebygunEase of access to firearms contributes to suicide risk, as does lack of access to mental health resources in many communities. We can reduce the suicide rate, but we must recognize it is an epidemic driven in part by systemic, policy decisions.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 June 2018 10:37
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Democratic Radio "Keeping Families Together" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:07

statue-of-libertyState Democrats hocked by the reports of young infants, toddlers and children being separated from their parents at the border. Our nation should be a beacon of hope.


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

“Like most Americans, I was shocked by the reports of young infants, toddlers and children being separated from their parents and detained in chain link cages at the border.

“These disturbing images and audio recordings of traumatized children have been the direct result of President Trump’s decision to enact a zero tolerance policy when it comes to refugee families seeking asylum.

“This policy has illustrated a clear moral and political difference among our leaders.

“Democrats believe that our nation should be a beacon of hope, freedom and opportunity for all.

“We believe separating infants and toddlers from their parents is a heartless, immoral and un-American decision that has caused irreparable harm to families and irreversible trauma to thousands of innocent children.

“That’s why it was disappointing to learn that our Governor was siding with President Trump this week and deploying Wisconsin National Guard members to participate in this crackdown on families at the border.

“Committing Wisconsin troops to enforce these horrendous policies is not only a misuse of state and federal resources, but it goes against our core values as a nation.

“We need leaders who will stand up and protect vulnerable children from the cruel, inhumane and harmful detention policies of the current administration.

“Thank you.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:20
 
Senator Mark Miller: Gill v. Whitford PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Monday, 18 June 2018 08:21

founding-fathersMADISON - Senator Mark Miller released the following statement regarding the opinion in Gill v. Whitford by the United States Supreme Court:

mark-miller“I am hugely disappointed the Supreme Court dismissed this case for lack of standing. I hope by returning this case to the district court that already ruled these maps unconstitutional, a remedy to finally allow voters to elect their representatives and not the other way around, will be found.

“Today’s opinion makes it clear that elections have consequences and the need for non-partisan redistricting reform is as important as ever. Time to get to work.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:49
 
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