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Republican’s Holiday Gift to Wisconsin: An Assault on Democracy PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:53

scott-fitzgeraldl-stands-behind-walker"Astonishingly, the Republicans primary concern is to protect their own power," says Senator Janis Ringhand of Evansville.


MADISON - Last night, the Republican controlled State Legislature convened in a lame-duck session to throw its final temper tantrum of 2018. Speaker Vos (R-Burlington) and Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) along with our local Republican legislators evidently do not like the fact that the voters of the state elected Democrats Tony Evers Governor and Josh Kaul Attorney General.

janis-ringhand“If I was on the losing end of an election that saw my party lose every state wide election this past November, I’d reexamine the positions I campaigned on since a majority of the people in Wisconsin thoroughly rejected them. Astonishingly, the Republicans primary concern is to protect their own power. Instead of reevaluating the right wing ideology the voters rejected, they convened an unprecedented lame-duck session to pass bills limiting ability of the newly elected Governor and Attorney General to do their jobs and to stack state boards and commissions with handpicked cronies,” said Senator Ringhand.

Governor Elect Evers and Attorney General Elect Kaul won their elections fair and square. They deserve the opportunity to do the job the people of Wisconsin elected them to do.

“It is unfortunate that our local Republican legislators did not stand up to their leaders and chose to put politics before the wishes of the people who want both political parties to work together and solve the problems facing our state,” concluded Ringhand.

 
GOP Lame Duck Power Grab Ignores People's Desire for Change PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:27

scott-fitzgeraldl-stands-behind-walkerGREEN BAY, WI - Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay had the following to say Wednesday morning regarding the Republican lame duck session.

dave-hansen“Scott Walker’s and Senate Republicans’ Christmas gift to the people of Wisconsin was to ignore their desire for change and instead deny Governor-elect Tony Evers’ and Attorney General Josh Kaul’s the ability to effectively carry out their duties on behalf of people of our state.

“Their actions are an affront to the voters, basic fairness and our democracy. Rather than work to ensure a smooth transition, they decided to undermine the will of the people and the incoming administration before Tony Evers and Josh Kaul take office on January 7th.

“They can try all they want to turn back the clock on the election, but the people are moving on without them. The best thing for all of Wisconsin would be for Scott Walker and Senate Republicans to come to terms with that and work sincerely with Governor-elect Evers and our new attorney general to help address the challenges our state and our citizens and families are facing.”

 
Unprecedented Power Grab Will Break Wisconsin for Years to Come PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Chris Larson, State Senator, District 7   
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:11

scott_fitzgeraldMILWAUKEE - Senator Larson had the following to say Wednesday morning regarding the lame duck session.

“This morning, fresh of an election defeat, the Republican-controlled legislature voted to subvert the will of the people. The effects of this vote will be felt for years to come.

chris-larson“Never before in Wisconsin’s 170 year history has an extraordinary session been used in such a cold, calculated way in order to usurp the power of duly elected constitutional officers. It is particularly disturbing that legislative Republicans would chose to poison the well of bipartisanship before duly elected officials are allowed to take office.

“What the Republicans have done is terribly short-sighted and will leave a permanent stain on their and our state’s legacy. It is unfortunate, that by refusing to recognize the voice of the people, they have broken Wisconsin Government. It will be all of our neighbors who suffer for years to come.

“Wisconsinites went to the polls in record midterm numbers and voted for change on November 6th. They responded to the people by essentially appointing the losing side as Attorney General. Now unelected, unaccountable private lawyers can potentially usurp any federal case from the duly elected Attorney General.

“We have a rich American history of peaceful transfer of power for the good of the people. This morning, Republicans instead decided to burn the house down on their way out the door.”

 
Urgent Action: Destructive Lame Duck Session Monday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters   
Sunday, 02 December 2018 15:50

wisconsin_senateMake your voice heard and stop this abuse of power! Tell legislators to accept the will of the people!

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 December 2018 16:04
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Tony Evers: Thankful for Wisconsin Democrats PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Evers Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 17:06

tony-eversThank you for all of your hard work and wish your family the very best Thanksgiving.


MADISON - I am reaching out to wish you and your entire family a great Thanksgiving and share just how thankful I am for the support Wisconsin Democrats gave my campaign.

With your help, we delivered a big win for Wisconsin, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

For the past 14 months, so many of you have invited me into your homes and businesses, knocked doors, and made phone calls.

You talked to your friends, family members, and neighbors to get them out to vote for me, Mandela, Tammy, Josh, Sarah and the rest of our Democratic slate.

As the campaign progressed, I realized more and more that this election was always more important than us, or any political party.

It was about people getting directly involved and fighting for a Wisconsin that works for all. I want to thank Wisconsin Democrats like you that helped us make our plan a reality.

Our work together to implement the idea that “what’s best for kids is what’s best for our state” is just beginning, but it’s also important to reflect on how far we have come.

Kathy and I want to thank you for all of your hard work and wish your family the very best Thanksgiving.

Thank you for all that you do,

Tony

P.S. You can make a donation to Milwaukee's Hunger Task Force to help families in need on this holiday. Make a contribution using this link: https://www.hungertaskforce.org/donate/donate-now/

 
Erpenbach, Johnson to Serve on Joint Finance Committee PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:22

jfc-plattevilleBoth are eager to bring new ideas and thoughtful solutions to the upcoming budget discussions.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2018 15:50
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Senate Democrats Re-elect Shilling as Leader PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Friday, 09 November 2018 10:37

jennifer-shilling-lcSenators Janet Bewley, Mark Miller, and Janis Ringhand also elected to leadership posts.


MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Senate Democrats gathered to elect leaders for the 2019-20 legislative session. Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after being re-elected Senate Democratic Leader:

“I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader. After years of single-party control, Senate Democrats are ready to usher in a new era of Democratic leadership with Governor-elect Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes, and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Today begins a new chapter.

“I am excited to work with all of my colleagues in the Senate and continue serving as a strong voice for the values and ideals of Wisconsin’s hardworking families. Now more than ever, we need to fight for quality schools, safe roads and strong communities. From childcare assistance and student loan debt relief to tax fairness and protecting coverage for preexisting conditions, Democrats will continue to push for solutions to grow our middle class, encourage innovation and expand economic opportunities.”

In addition to unanimously electing Sen. Jennifer Shilling as the Senate Democratic Leader, the following senators were unanimously elected to Democratic leadership posts: Assistant Leader Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Delta), Caucus Chair Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) and Caucus Vice-Chair Sen. Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville).

Last Updated on Friday, 09 November 2018 14:58
 
Tony Evers is our New Governor PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 14:03

tony_eversTuesday night's win is a victory for all of Wisconsin says DPW's Laning.


MADISON - The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning on Tony Evers’s and Mandela Barnes’s victory:

martha-laning“Tonight, Wisconsin turns a new page. Under Tony Ever’s leadership, Wisconsin will once again strive to be a state where everyone has a fair shot to get ahead and make a good life for themselves. Today we leave behind the politics of divide and conquer and chart a new future where we invest in each other’s success because we all do better when we all do better.

“Tonight’s win is a victory for all of Wisconsin. Wisconsinites have voted for a vision of our state where everyone has affordable, quality health care, where our schools are fully funded and where every hardworking Wisconsinite has the opportunity to get ahead. These are our Wisconsin values, and Tony Evers will be their champion. I cannot wait to see the future we leave for our families and our children with Tony Evers as our governor.

“We are incredibly grateful to the volunteers who gave their all to elect Democratic leadership. Victories like tonight would not be possible without your activism and energy, and we hope you will continue to mobilize and organize with us as we continue the fight for our values.”

 
Sen. Tammy Baldwin Wins Decisive Re-Election Victory PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 13:45

tammy_baldwinMADISON - The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning on Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s decisive re-election victory:

martha-laning“Wisconsinites have re-elected our Senator Tammy Baldwin tonight because they know she will always put Wisconsin first. Whether she was fighting to ensure young people could stay on their parents’ health insurance or keeping jobs here in Wisconsin, Tammy has been on our side leading the charge for a better future. We are truly lucky to have such a fierce advocate for our families and communities representing us in Washington for another six years.”

 
Tom Sieber: Thank You For Everything! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Sieber   
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 23:19

ts-thanks-youWe should all hold our heads high and know that we fought the good fight and we worked as hard as we can.


GREEN BAY, wi - Before the polls close tonight and this election cycle comes to end, I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for your support of this campaign.

tom-sieberWin or lose tonight, it is truly astonishing what we have accomplished together. Thanks to your help, we will end this campaign having knocked on over 40,000 doors and have received close to $110,000 in campaign contributions.

Whatever tonight and tomorrow brings, we should all hold our heads high and know that we fought the good fight and we worked as hard as we possibly could to ensure a better future for all of our communities.

Having your help knocking doors, making phone calls, financing this campaign, and most importantly your vote is truly a once in a life time blessing.

From my family to yours, thank you!

Tom

 
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