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Roys Backs Midwest Paper Group’s Investment in the Fox Valley PDF Print E-mail
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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."

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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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 August 2018 16:09
 
“Supporting Citizen Action Co-op Members” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 03 August 2018 16:34

bgw-8zfnnqWe discuss ICE’s detainment and attempt to deport of Citizen Action/Accion Ciudadana member Ricardo Fierro, our current immigration policies, Marisabel Cabrera's run for the Assembly, Jeff Smith for State Senate, and more...


STATEWIDE - Special guest panelist, Luz Sosa, educates us on ICE’s detainment and the attempt to deport of Citizen Action/Accion Ciudadana member Ricardo Fierro, a major civic leader who is married with 7 children. The shocking case reveals the moral bankruptcy of our current immigration policies. We are joined by Citizen Action board member Carmen Cabrera to discuss the important primary election for co-op member Marisabel Cabrera on August 14th and why you need to volunteer to help her win a seat in the State Assembly.

Western Wisconsin co-op leader Jeff Smith talks with us about his primary election for State Senate. Finally, Robert educates us on the latest Trump and Walker efforts at sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.

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Democratic Radio "Need for Addiction Resources" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 02 August 2018 14:35

drugs-methPatty Schachtner of Somerset, a medical examiner and state senator, talks about how meth addiction has strained our local health and public safety resources.


MADISON, WI – Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) 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:

patty-schachtner“I’m State Senator Patty Schachtner with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

“Communities across Wisconsin are facing a meth epidemic.

“Between 2010 and 2017, the use of meth has increased by 462 percent in Wisconsin. That increase has strained our families, friends, and communities. It has also strained our local health and public safety resources.

“In my capacity as a medical examiner and state senator, I have spoken with law enforcement and health experts. The overwhelming response is that the status quo cannot continue.

“Wisconsin’s prison populations are heading for record highs, and counties are finding the rising cost of child placement and care unsustainable.

“That is why it is more important than ever to focus on expanding access to treatment and health care.

“Around 2.8 million people with substance use disorders have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and millions more have access to addiction treatment through Medicaid.

“Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin can help our communities tackle the meth crisis, all while improving health outcomes for residents and saving state taxpayer dollars.

“Thank you.”

Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2018 14:53
 
Happy Birthday, Medicare and Medicaid! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patty Schachtner, State Senator 10th District   
Friday, 27 July 2018 09:37

medicare-patientNorthwestern Wisconsin's new Senator Patty Schachtner talks about these crucial health care coverage programs and how we need to expand access to them.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2018 10:21
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