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Vukmir Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Leah Vukmir for Senate, Jessica Ward   
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:59

leah-vukmirRepublican Leah Vukmir Commits to No New Taxes as a U.S. Senator.


BROOKFIELD, WI - U.S. Senate candidate and state Sen. Leah Vukmir announced Tuesday that she has signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge. By signing this pledge, Leah commits to oppose all new taxes and tax increases.

“Signing this pledge was a no-brainer,” Leah said. “Voters can know I will work to cut taxes, not just because I signed this pledge, but because I have a track record they can count on. I’ve worked closely with Gov. Walker and Republicans in Wisconsin to cut taxes by more than $8 billion, and I will take my same determination to let people keep their hard-earned money to Washington.”

See a copy of the signed pledge here:

leah-vukmir-tax-pledge

This isn’t the first time Leah has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. She also signed the version for state legislators when she ran for state Senate.

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Leah Vukmir is a nurse, military mom and conservative with a proven record of reform who is running to bring the Wisconsin Way to Washington. She currently serves as a state senator from Brookfield.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:12
 
Vukmir Announces 72-County Tour PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Leah Vukmir for Senate, Jessica Ward   
Thursday, 01 February 2018 15:17

leah-vukmir2018 Wisconsin Way tour is part of Senate run.


BROOKFIELD, WI - Nurse and U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir on Wednesday announced that she’s kicked off her 2018 Wisconsin Way tour.

“Nothing is more important to me as I run to take the Wisconsin Way to Washington than to hear from voters about the issues that matter to them,” Leah said. “Since I considered running for the U.S. Senate, I’ve put on more than 44,000 miles on my car driving to meet face to face with Wisconsinites all across our state. The resounding message I hear is that we need a proven conservative to defeat Tammy Baldwin.”

Leah is eager to meet with Wisconsinites in every corner of the Badger State. She intends to visit all 72 counties in Wisconsin within the first few months of 2018.

In the month of January alone, Leah has already visited and talked to voters in 27 counties — Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Douglas, Iowa, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Ozaukee, Pepin, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca and Winnebago.

In 2017, Leah spent a considerable amount of time traveling across the state to meet with voters, attending events in about two-thirds of Wisconsin counties since she began testing the waters for her U.S. Senate run.

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Leah Vukmir is a nurse, military mom and conservative with a proven record of reform who is running to bring the Wisconsin Way to Washington. She currently serves as a state senator from Brookfield.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 February 2018 16:53
 
Scott Walker Created a Teacher Shortage, Another Reason He Must Go PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Forward with Flynn, Bryan Kennedy   
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:14

teaching-studentsRight-wing malice for teachers, compounded with Act 10, are convincing teachers to leave the profession or leave the state.


MILWAUKEE, WI – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn today made the following statement attacking Scott Walker for creating Wisconsin’s growing teacher shortage.

“Scott Walker signed Act 10 into law nearly seven years ago. We know the results. Just as expected, Wisconsin's public education system is falling apart. The state is facing a major teacher shortage.

“The teacher shortage was easily predictable when Walker announced his legislation. From 2010 to 2015, enrollment in teacher licensing programs dropped almost 30 percent. More than 20 percent of those in school to become teachers don't finish the program. This means fewer qualified teachers and larger class sizes.

matt-flynn“Walker and his right-wing radio allies have a long history of disrespecting teachers. By passing Act 10, we have cut their pay and benefits, worsened their working conditions, and discouraged young people from joining the profession in our state. Scott Walker is the reason why qualified people stop wanting to be teachers in Wisconsin.

“Teachers are vital to Wisconsin’s economy and life. Children need qualified and dedicated classroom teachers. We should want the best people educating our kids. We can’t get them if we don’t let them bargain for pay, benefits, and school conditions.

“As governor I will restore the rights of public employees to collectively bargain and start a major push for teacher recruitment. Our goal will be to entice the best and brightest to look at teaching as the rewarding profession it really is. It is time to end Walker’s insulting disrespect of teachers.”

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Matt Flynn is a Navy veteran, attorney, and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He attended law school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

For additional information, visit www.ForwardWithFlynn.com.

 
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