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Senator Jeff Smith Says Take COVID-19 Seriously PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:39

door-county-peopleSenator writes about ways we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, self-isolation and other precautionary measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Vote NO on Marsy’s Law PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fred Risser, State Senator District 26   
Friday, 20 March 2020 15:58

marcys-law-ad-wiQuestion on Apr 7 ballot, innocuously seeking expansion of crime victims’ rights, masks an amendment twice as long as the Bill of Rights that will alter protections at the foundation of our criminal justice system, says Senator Fred Risser.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2020 16:47
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Fellow Seniors - How is America treating your grandkids? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Buzz Davis, Army Veteran & Activist   
Thursday, 19 March 2020 15:43

student-on-sidewalkLong time progressive activist supports Sen. Bernie Sanders.


TUCSON, AZ - Seniors pay attention to politics and we VOTE. Our votes count heavily. There will be many close races this year.

We’re old and have survived wars, recessions, layoffs, strikes, good times and bad, poor health and deaths of family and friends. We’ve worked with many people and judge good character a bit better than when we were teens.

Our present president has a character problem. Leading government and foreign affairs is very complex. It’s critical to our grandchildren’s’ future to have leaders we can trust - not people who lead us into being killed or trapped.

We seniors know when we’re in trouble.

Because of past failures, we face climate disaster, nuclear war disaster, run-a-way greed and corruption that has led to the greatest wealth inequality in decades and the disaster of ”forever wars” costing trillions and killing millions. When we find 1% of the people controlling twice the wealth of the next 6.9 billion people, we know we’re in trouble and ripe for civil wars.

We seniors are dumping all these disasters on our kids. Corporations, our economy and federal and state governments have created an educational and work world for our kids and grandkids that results in LESS economic security than our parents left us. People can educate themselves, work hard all their lives, play by the rules and still end up in retirement barely living above poverty.

With inflation factored in, the average annual wage for workers has NOT improved much since the 1970’s. Jobs have gone from offering health care and pensions to NOT offering pensions and forcing workers to pay thousands for healthcare – if they get healthcare.

Many have no sick leave so they cannot properly care for ill children.

Many of our parents were in unions and nearly 30% of us were unionists. But unions are now busted. Only 8% of private sector workers are in good paying, union jobs with benefits and pensions.

How can we get out of this fix? Senators Warren and Sanders advocate strong structural “change” in America. Biden fears change’s impacts on special interests.

It’s like America is on the ship Titanic.

The watchman seeing icebergs yells, “Danger Ahead!” The Titanic captain is steering toward that iceberg knowing the Titanic will never sink. Biden says calmly to passengers, with the orchestra playing in the background, “Trust me - just a few policy tweaks, we’ll be OK!” Sanders is racing to the Captain yelling, “Change course Now – damn it!”

Meanwhile Trump is handling your grandkids’ futures between golf games saying, “All that crisis talk is fake news.”

We must vote to build a better world for our grandkids.

If we Don’t change our ways, the America we know Won’t be there for our grandkids.

Until we stop polluting our atmosphere, rising oceans, flooding rivers, violent storms, droughts, fires, high winds, super high temperatures, heavy snows will get worse killing the planet for human habitation.

Scientists tell us nuclear war will create a “nuclear winter” with clouds blocking sunlight prohibiting most crop growth for years - starving hundreds of millions who have lived through the nuclear blasts and months of worldwide fires and radiation.

These existential threats, will destroy our way of life, democracy and earth.

Syrian woman and child

Seniors, the world’s children deserve a chance to live life. They must not pay for our failures with their deaths.

We must vote for massive, progressive change to pull America back from the brink looming disaster.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the one who provides us with the best plans to solve our problems.

Vote Sanders to give little kids a fighting chance!

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Buzz Davis, formerly of Stoughton, WI now of Tucson, is a long time progressive activist, member of Common Cause, Veterans for Peace and a former VISTA Volunteer, Army officer Vietnam Era, city and county elected official, union organizer, impeachment organizer, former Exec. VP of WI Alliance for Retired Americans, a retired state government planner, presently working to Stop VA Privatization.

 
Sen. Shilling: Expanding Medicaid Would Lead to a Healthier, Happier Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Shilling, State Senator 32nd District   
Monday, 09 March 2020 17:29

medicaidAn overwhelming 70% of Wisconsinites support accepting the federal funds for Medicaid expansion. It’s time to move forward.

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Coronavirus Outbreak Demonstrates Need For Universal Health Care PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Randall Schumann, Madison   
Friday, 06 March 2020 15:37

coronavirus-outbreak-asiaMadison man says the worldwide coronavirus outbreak should be a wake-up call to all Americans, regardless of their politics, that they are vulnerable to the disastrous health and financial devastation of the current "Trump/ GOP No Health Care" position.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2020 16:14
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Wisconsinites Blast Trump for Broken Promises to Women PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Friday, 06 March 2020 15:12

donald-trumpNorthwestern Wisconsinites gather in La Crosse, air views on Trump, healthcare, and their struggles with pre-existing conditions.

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Super Tuesday Political Earthquake? Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 06 March 2020 11:48

super-tues-bgwSTATEWIDE - The panel diggs into the repercussions of the Super Tuesday primaries, and the dramatic thinning of the Democratic primary field down to two major candidates. What are the implications? We also discuss yet another right-wing threat to health care coverage for millions, the implication of Covid-19 for caregivers, two Wisconsin State Supreme Court scandals, and media stories indicating that a “culture of racism” may have played some role in the mass shooting at Miller-Coors factory in Milwaukee.


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Democratic Radio: Wisconsin Democrats Support Women’s Health Access PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Democrats   
Thursday, 05 March 2020 10:23

women-3genMADISON, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) offered the Democratic weekly radio address regarding the Respect Women Act.

“By repealing unnecessary abortion restrictions and ensuring all patients receive honest, medically accurate information, we can give the women of Wisconsin and their health care providers the support they deserve.” – Senator Jennifer Shilling

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

A written transcript of the address is below:

jennifer-shilling“Hello, I’m Senator Jennifer Shilling with this week’s radio address.

“For more than 40 years, the Supreme Court has said the Constitution protects a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her health and family. And yet time and time again, Republican legislators here in Wisconsin have made it a priority to insert themselves into the exam room.

By pushing highly-politicized legislation that disregards medical science and best practices, they’ve ignored the wellbeing of patients, interrupted the patient-doctor relationship and deprived families in our state of the information needed to make highly personal health care decisions.

This attack on women’s rights has got to stop. And that’s why legislative Democrats have introduced the Respect Women Act.

This legislation is designed to empower women to make their own health care decisions free from harassment, intimidations and false information.

By repealing unnecessary abortion restrictions and ensuring all patients receive honest, medically accurate information, we can give the women of Wisconsin and their health care providers the support they deserve.

It’s time we say enough is enough, put the power back in women’s hands and allow our health care professionals to do the jobs they were trained to do.”

 
Trump/Pence Agenda Is Terrible for Women PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Thursday, 05 March 2020 09:34

donald-trump-kissDemocratic Party leader provides 5 reasons why Trump's promises to Wisconsin women are hollow.

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Rep. Gruszynski on Release of Violent Sex Offender in Green Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Ryan Neigbauer   
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 17:10

sexual-assault-childGREEN BAY, WI - A court order by a Milwaukee judge has placed Bruce Brown, age 65, who was convicted of multiple sexual assaults involving children and adults dating back to the 1970s, in supervised release at a home on the 900 block of Liberty Street in Green Bay on March 4. A number of local residents and Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith have been outraged by the placement of a sex offender from outside the community.

staush-gruszynskiState Representative Staush Gruszynski released the following statement on the issue:

"During the 2019-2020 legislative session, I voted to give counties more flexibility around the placement rules for violent sex offenders and add more citizen voices to the County placement board. Green Bay should not be having to use resources to receive and monitor those who have committed violent sex crimes in other counties. I back Chief Smith in his call for a change to Wisconsin sex offender placement laws."

 
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