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Stubbs Speaks at YWCA Rock County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelia Stubbs Press   
Saturday, 16 January 2021 16:37

martinlutherkingMADISON - Today, The YWCA of Rock County hosted the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. Representative Stubbs (D-77) was honored as the commemoration’s keynote speaker. Her statement on the event is below:

“It was an honor to speak from the heart at the YWCA’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. This annual event celebrates the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and reminds us all that injustice anywhere, is injustice everywhere.”

shelia-stubbs“Today, we must remember to stand vigilant against injustice on all levels. We cannot accept a society that privileges some, and disadvantages others. As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said: ‘What happens to one directly, happens to all indirectly’. We must keep this knowledge in our hearts as we reflect on the injustices of police brutality, and systemic racism. ”

“As we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, and the legacy of all civil rights leaders, it is vital that we remember how our actions create a better community. The time is now to fight against systemic racism, and end racial injustice.”

“I want to thank the YWCA of Rock County for hosting this event, and to Executive Director Angela Moore and Racial Justice Director Amiee Leavy for inviting me to speak. It was a pleasure to speak to all those in attendance, and to remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Bewley announces new Communications Director PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Friday, 15 January 2021 11:45

wisc-capitol-domeLeslie Westmont hired to be the Senate Democratic Caucus Communications Director.

MADISON –State Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley (D-Mason), announced that she has hired Leslie Westmont to be the Senate Democratic Caucus Communications Director.  Westmont was the Chief of Public Affairs for the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, WI, for the past three years.  Prior to that role, she served over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, and the Air National Guard in many leadership roles.

janet-bewley"As we start off the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, I am very excited to be adding someone with Leslie’s diverse background and skill set to my staff.  I am proud to welcome a veteran who brings vast experience, a passion for her work and a terrific work ethic to our team,” said Senator Bewley.

Westmont is expected to join her staff on January 19, 2021.

Democrats Announce Six-Figure Ad Buy Against Senator Ron Johnson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Thursday, 14 January 2021 10:34

ron-johnson-unfitMADISON - Following the violent insurrection at the US Capitol last week, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has officially rolled out the first television ad of the 2022 cycle calling on Sen. Ron Johnson to resign for his role in fomenting last week’s attacks on our democracy.

“Wisconsinites deserve to know the truth about Ron Johnson -- that he fueled the fire of a violent insurrection that left five people dead,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler. “Ron Johnson helped create this disaster, and now it’s time he take accountability and step down.”

The ad will run on television and digital across Wisconsin and Washington, DC for the next week.

Rep. Stubbs Receives Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelia Stubbs Press   
Thursday, 14 January 2021 09:37

shelia-stubbsMADISON - Tuesday, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award Commission announced that Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-77) will be honored with the Dr. Rev Martian Luther King Humanitarian Award. Upon this announcement, Rep.Stubbs released the following statement.

“It is an honor to be to be recognized by the Humanitarian Award Commission, and to be alongside my fellow awardees Lilada Gee and Shyra Adams. I want to thank those that nominated me for recognizing my work, and for bringing my name forward. I also want to thank my colleagues in the Wisconsin State Legislature and the Dane County Board of Supervisors for working alongside me, and my constituents for their continued support.”

“Most of all, I want to thank my husband Bishop Godfrey Stubbs, my daughter Aquila, and my parents Elder Linda Hoskins and Deacon Benjamin Hoskins. Without their support, and the grace of my church family at End Time Ministries International, The NAACP, and The Delta Sigma Theta Madison Alumnae Chapter, none of my work would be possible. ”

Hong Commemorates National Korean American Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Francesca Yunjung Hong Press   
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:58

korean-american-day-2021MADISON — Today is Korean American Day! Representative Hong (D-76), recently elected as the first AAPI legislator in Wisconsin, released the following statement:

francesca-yunjung-hong“Good afternoon everyone. My name is Francesca, Yunjung Hong. My pronouns are she/her and I currently live in Madison on occupied Ho-Chunk land.

I wanted to take some time to wish all my fellow Korean American friends and family a Happy Korean American day!

I am the proud daughter of Korean immigrants. My parents came here to pursue education and opportunity back in the 80s and I am so grateful that we are able to call Wisconsin home. Throughout my childhood, I was fortunate for the love and care my parents instilled in me to honor my Korean roots. My first language was Korean, Korean food is my favorite, and I'm so grateful we were able to practice Korean traditions and celebrate holidays like sebeh, selnal and chusek right here in Madison growing up.

To all in our community today celebrating the representation, leadership and contributions of Korean Americans across the nation, I thank you and I am honored to celebrate with you.


Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2021 10:21
Democrat Votes To Prioritize Health And Safety In Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gordon Hintz, Rep. 54th Assembly District   
Friday, 08 January 2021 12:04

gordon-hintzMADISON - Thursday, the Assembly met in person to vote on 2021 Assembly Bill 1. Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) issued the following statement:

“For eight months, Wisconsin Republicans ignored the public’s calls for state legislative action in the fight against one of the most contagious viruses our world has seen in one hundred years. Rather than offering actions that could help support the people of Wisconsin in a time of crisis, Republicans went to court to stop Governor Evers’ public health response and exacerbated an already dangerous situation,” said Rep. Hintz. “And today’s action is a political exercise that again, will result in absolutely nothing for the people of Wisconsin.”

“As state leaders, we need to respond to the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic by coming together, listening to our constituents and health leaders, and finding common ground so we can move forward as a state. I was proud to vote for Assembly Democrats’ amendment, which would continue funding Wisconsin’s public health response and support Wisconsin families who are struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19. We need to come together and put the people of Wisconsin first with meaningful solutions.”

Attorney Rachel Maes running for Brown County Circuit Court Judge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachel Maes For Judge   
Thursday, 07 January 2021 10:43

Rachel MaesGREEN BAY - Attorney Rachel Maes is running to become Brown County’s next circuit court judge.

She hopes to bring her fresh perspective to the Brown County Courthouse. Attorney Maes has spent her legal career as a public servant. She is currently an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Green Bay and is the City Prosecutor for municipal citations issued by the City. Prior to her current role, Attorney Maes served as both an Assistant District Attorney and Assistant Corporation Counsel in Douglas County, WI.

Through these roles representing the state, county, and city governments, Attorney Maes has developed a breadth of experience in both civil and criminal legal matters.

Attorney Maes is a Brown County native and graduate of Green Bay Southwest High School. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and attended law school at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN. Attorney Maes is also the proud parent of three energetic youngsters, two of whom attend school in the Green Bay Area Public School District.

Attorney Maes is running to bring her hardworking, fair, and thoughtful approach to justice to the Brown County Courthouse. She is proud to give Brown County voters a meaningful choice in choosing who they trust behind the bench and firmly believes that contested judicial elections are healthy for the local justice system.

Attorney Maes has proudly served her neighbors and community, and she brings a broader representation of the people of Brown County to the courthouse.

More information can be found at , on Facebook , and on Instagram .

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2021 11:06
Stubbs On Committees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelia Stubbs Press   
Tuesday, 05 January 2021 15:05

shelia-stubbs-rep-district 77MADISON – Monday. Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-77) was assigned to serve on the following committees:

  • Assembly Committee on Tourism- Ranking Member
  • Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities
  • Assembly Committee on Corrections
  • Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice & Public Safety

Following this announcement, Representative Stubbs issued the following statement:

“I am proud to announce I will be serving the people of Wisconsin on these committees, and that I will continue to work with my colleagues to create real, meaningful, change. We have a difficult session ahead, but it is vital that our leaders continue to come to the table, and find solutions.

“Across all four of these committees, I will continue to bring a voice for equity, and for change. I am ready to get to work, and make Wisconsin a better place for everyone.”

Rep. Stubbs represents the 77 Assembly District, which includes the south and western parts of Madison, the Village of Shorewood Hills, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Karl Jaeger to Run in 89th Assembly District Special Election PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karl Jaeger, Jaeger For Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 05 January 2021 11:47

karl-jaeger-cvotersJaeger joins field with two Republicans competing for seat vacated by John Nygren resignation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2021 18:03
Rep. Stubbs On Introduction Of Covid-19 Response Legislation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelia Stubbs Press   
Monday, 04 January 2021 16:41

Shelia StubbsMadison Representative calls on colleagues to commit themselves to action.

MADISON - Today, Assembly Democrats announced comprehensive legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Wisconsin.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-77) issued the following statement:

“Wisconsin deserves action. In the face of the greatest public health crisis of our lifetime, our leaders need to stand up for our communities. As your representative, I am proud to support this comprehensive legislation to continue combating COVID-19.

“Today, I call on my colleagues to commit themselves to action, to commit to the public health of our community, and to commit to making Wisconsin a safe place to work and live. The cost of inaction is too great, and these measures will protect the lives of our neighbors.”


Rep. Stubbs represents the 77th Assembly District, which includes the south and western parts of Madison, the Village of Shorewood Hills, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2021 18:30
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