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Priorities USA Expands 'Exponential Threat' Ad Buy to Arizona PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Priorities USA Press   
Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:19

trump-covidMove follows Trump Campaign's Failed Challenge.


Washington, DC—On Wednesday, the Trump campaign sent letters to TV stations threatening their licenses if they continued to air the Priorities USA Action ad "Exponential Threat," which holds Donald Trump accountable using his own words downplaying the threat of the coronavirus while the infection rates skyrocketed across the country. That intimidation effort failed and the ad is continuing to air across Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Today, Priorities USA Action is expanding the buy into Arizona over the next few weeks with an initial $600,000 investment. This investment is in addition to the $6 million that Priorities USA Action announced it's spending in other battleground states to hold Trump accountable for the disastrous impact of his failed response to the pandemic. 

"Donald Trump spent weeks downplaying the threat of the coronavirus and his inaction left the country unprepared for this crisis. Even today, his lies are putting the health of millions of Americans at risk," said Guy Cecil, Chairman of Priorities USA. "The fact that Trump is going to such great lengths to keep the American people from hearing his own words adds to the urgency of communicating them far and wide. Trump doesn't want voters to know the truth. We will not be intimidated. We'll keep telling the truth and holding Donald Trump accountable."

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2020 16:26
 
Wisconsin Dems Announce Voter Assistance Hotline PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:21

voterid_handIn this time of confusion and rumor, Democratic Party of Wisconsin steps up with hotline.


MADISON, WI - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has unveiled a Voter Assistance Hotline to field questions from voters regarding casting an absentee ballot for the April 7 election for the Presidential Preference Primary, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and thousands of local races across the state.

“In this moment of crisis, the continued functioning of our democracy is more vital than ever,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler. “Our Voter Assistance Hotline will ensure voters can connect with the resources and support they need to safely cast their ballot for the Spring election. No one should have to risk their health and wellbeing to make their voice count.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is encouraging all voters to request an absentee ballot by mail by 5:00 PM CT on Thursday, April 2, the deadline to make such a request. The deadline to register online to vote was extended to Monday March 30 thanks to a lawsuit filed by the state party and the DNC last week.

DPW’s Voter Assistance Hotline can be reached at 608-DEM-3232, or 608-336-3232.

 
Make Sure Your Voice is Heard! Request an Absentee Ballot Now PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:36

voter-primariesThe COVID-19 outbreak and the Governor's 'Safer at Home' order are likely to disrupt participation in the spring election. Absentee ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:18
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Wisconsinites Speak Out Amidst Trump’s Effort to Repeal ACA PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Monday, 23 March 2020 11:02

donald-trump-littleAs we mark the 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, real people worry they will lose the coverage they need to stay alive.


MADISON, WI - Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which enshrined into law protections for people with pre-existing conditions and helped bring health care to more than 20 million Americans. In Wisconsin alone, more than 2.4 people have pre-existing conditions and in 2019 over 200,000 Wisconsinites selected a marketplace plan during the open enrollment period.

Despite the positive impact of the law for millions of Wisconsinites and Americans everywhere, Donald Trump continues to try to repeal the law. In doing so he is breaking numerous campaign promises to protect people with pre-existing conditions and expand coverage at a lower cost. Trump, despite his best efforts, failed to repeal the law in December of 2017, and since then has done everything to undermine the law. Currently, his Department of Justice is part of a lawsuit that aims to invalidate the entire ACA.

Wisconsinites have been living in fear since Trump took office as they worry they will lose the coverage they need to stay alive. See below for what Wisconsinites are saying on the 10th anniversary of the passage of the ACA:

Kyleigh Forrester -- West Allis: “I’ll be eligible to vote for the first time this year, and I know I will be casting my ballot against Donald Trump because of his relentless assault on protections for people like myself with pre-existing conditions. I was born hypoplastic right syndrome -- in short, I was born with half a heart. My dream is to become a pediatric cardiologist so I can help kids like myself, but I believe that is only possible if I continue to have the support of the ACA.”

Sarah Conklin -- Appleton: “I am the poster child for pre-existing conditions. In the last 26 years I’ve had 16 surgeries, given birth, have been diagnosed with relapsing/remitting MS, am a five year breast cancer survivor and was treated for PTSD. Without the Affordable Care Act, it is hard to imagine I’d be alive right now, which makes president Trump’s zeal to repeal the law that much worse. He promised he’d protect people like, but it’s clear that was nothing more than an election year ploy -- Trump doesn’t care about people like me.”

Tina Hinchley -- Cambridge: “My life was nearly over when I had a brain tumor a few years ago. Without the Affordable Care Act, we would have lost our farm, our livelihood, and our future. The ACA allowed me to have the best possible care when my prognosis looked very grim. I am very thankful for the ACA, it truly saved my life. If Trump gets his way, other people with serious illnesses will not get the care they need. I got a second chance, because the ACA was there for me!”

Tina Pohlman -- Eau Claire: “Without the Affordable Care Act I don’t think I would be alive today. The fact I can get the care I need without being penalized for having multiple pre-existing conditions allows me to live a fulfilling life, and the fact Trump wants to take all that away for no reason should send a message to every Wisconsinite of where his priorities lie. He is breaking his promise to me and the other 2.4 million Wisconsinites who have a pre-existing condition, and that alone should disqualify him from serving a second term in office.”

Shannon Thielman -- Wausau: “The only reason I am able to speak out on the Anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act is because this legislation has kept me alive. I’m a cancer survivor, which means like millions of other Wisconsinites I have a pre-existing condition. I was only able to get the care I needed because insurance companies couldn’t now kick me off my coverage thanks to the ACA. The idea that Donald Trump wants to go back to a time where people like me couldn’t get coverage is obscene. Trump’s broken promises to protect the more than 2.4 million Wisconsinites like me is an affront to everyone who trusted this president to keep his word."

Chelsey Schaumberg -- Seymour: “My daughter was born with a pre-existing condition, and now Donald Trump wants to punish her for that. The Affordable Care Act ensures that I can get my daughter the care she needs now and for the rest of her life, but now that security is under threat as Trump continues to try to have the protections we rely on stripped away for no reason. He promised us he’d have our backs, but as soon as he took his office he changed his tune. We can’t trust him to keep his word and cannot another four years of him in office.”

Nick Gibson -- Wausau: “Before the Affordable Care Act, the idea of affording my insulin and the equipment I needed was a daily struggle for me and my mom. Insurance companies discriminated against me for my pre-existing condition and there were often times we had to decide to either pay for my medicine or another bill. 10 years ago The ACA changed all that, but now with Donald Trump as president we’re looking at the very real possibility we’ll go back to that time where life and death decisions were all too real for many of us."

 
Priorities USA Wants to Hold Trump Accountable for Failing Coronavirus Response PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Priorities USA Press   
Monday, 23 March 2020 10:27

trump-ques-covid19-cnnAction Group launches initial $6 Million TV & Digital Ad Buy to expose the President for misleading the American people during the rapidly worsening coronavirus pandemic.

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Democrats grow nervous over primary delays PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by The Hill Press   
Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:33

univ-student-voteExpress desire for closure to the primaries and getting on with the business of beating Donald Trump.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 09:40
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Founders Day Gala Postponed PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Friday, 13 March 2020 13:33

brown-county-demsMADISON - Following guidance from local health officials to limit gatherings of more than 250 individuals, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will postpone its annual Founders Day dinner to a later date.

The health and safety of Wisconsinites is our number one priority. It's time for all groups and institutions with events planned in the next few weeks to take swift action to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

We now turn our focus to the April 7th spring election. You can request an absentee ballot for the April 7th election online – you don't even need to provide a reason. Make sure to vote for Jill Karofsky in the State Supreme Court election!

Request Absentee Ballot: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoteAbsentee

Wash your hands often and stay safe!

—Democratic Party of Wisconsin

 
Sen. Jeff Smith Cancels End-of-Session Listening Sessions PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Meghan Sovey   
Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:42

jeff-smithMADISON – Senator Jeff Smith (D-Brunswick) has cancelled the three remaining end-of-session listening sessions. The cancellations arise due to public health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19.

Sen. Smith encourages residents of the 31st Senate District to follow prevention and treatment guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to keep themselves and their communities healthy. Residents with immediate questions about COVID-19 may email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request information from DHS.

 

 

Thursday, March 12

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

CANCELLED - Prescott

The Twisted Oak Coffee House

202 Broad St. Prescott, WI 54021

 

Thursday, March 26

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

CANCELLED - Mondovi

Roger Marten Community Center

120 S. Franklin St. Mondovi, WI 54755

 

Thursday, April 2

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

CANCELLED - Fountain City

Cochrane-Fountain City High School

S2770 WI-35, Fountain City, WI 54629

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:51
 
Study Shows Health Care Will Dominate the 2020 Election PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:08

healthcare-familyThe average family is paying a record high of over $20,000 for health insurance while prescription drug costs continue to rise.

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Trump: “Oh, we’ll be cutting.” PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Priorities Wisconsin, Cassidy Geoghegan   
Friday, 06 March 2020 21:21

trumpcareMADISON - Last night, Trump admitted that he’s coming for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if reelected in 2020.

These programs are important for hundreds of thousands of hardworking men and women across the state, and taking them away would have serious consequences. Take it from Denise, who worries that Trump will take away her benefits.

The Supreme Court also announced this week that it will hear a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act later this year. This deserves attention here in Wisconsin, seeing as 2.4 million Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions could be charged more or be denied coverage completely.

The truth is, “Disease doesn’t know if you have a D or an R next to your name — it doesn’t care about politics.” Jarrett knows this first hand: his parents, lifelong Republicans, were reluctant to sign up for the ACA. Fortunately, they signed up at the last minute and it saved their family from financial ruin. Read his piece here.

Earlier this week, women small business owners gathered in La Crosse to talk about whether or not the Trump Administration’s economic policies are working for them. Penny Fassler, a local business owner, said she has not seen any tax cuts since President Trump imposed his tax plan. Instead, she sees tax breaks going to big corporations.

Penny’s right. In fact, by 2027, 83% of the Trump tax law’s benefits will go to the top 1%, while many small businesses have seen their taxes go up.

If you’re interested in hearing from Wisconsinites whose lives have been made better by the ACA or who feel that Trump’s economy just isn’t working for them, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Best, 
Cassidy

 
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