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Kristina Shelton Earns Citizen Action Endorsement PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Kristina for Assembly   
Friday, 29 May 2020 10:09

kristina-sheltonState Assembly District 90 candidate's priorities include funding for infrastructure and environmental resiliency, affordable healthcare for all, and restoring the strength of Wisconsin’s unions.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2020 10:47
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Request Your Absentee Ballot Now PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Sarah Godlewski, State Treasurer   
Friday, 22 May 2020 09:44

vote-47-mbVoters in Wisconsin don’t have to wait to request a ballot for the November 2020 election. Follow the link provided by Treasurer Sarah Godlewski.


MADISON - With the complete lack of transparency or coherent plan coming from the Trump administration, it is never too early to begin thinking about registering for your absentee ballot for the November 2020 election.

The good news is: voters in Wisconsin don’t have to wait to request your ballot. You can do it TODAY by following the link below.

TO REGISTER FOR YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT, CLICK HERE!

sarah-godlewskiI’ve seen firsthand just how important it is to request your absentee ballot well in advance. In fact, in this past spring election, I had to wait weeks before receiving my ballot. In an election as important as this we can’t afford to wait, let’s get to work on registering voters immediately.

Our campaign team is working tirelessly to make sure we have the resources necessary to get as many voters registered as possible.

Thank so much for your help on this,
Treasurer Sarah Godlewski

 
Wisconsin Considers Sending Absentee Ballot Request Forms to 2.7 Million Voters PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:42

donald-trumpTrump Attacks Safe and Fair Elections Process.


MADISON, WI) -- As the Wisconsin Elections Commission is set to consider mailing 2.7 million Wisconsin voters absentee ballot request forms, Donald Trump is taking to Twitter to once again stir up conspiracy theories about mail-in ballots. Despite voting by mail himself, Trump proclaimed that Michigan is committing an “illegal” act by sending ballot applications to their residents, when in fact they are doing what Wisconsin is considering, and what Republicans already do in Iowa, Georgia, Nebraska and West Virginia - sending absentee ballot applications to eligible voters. His own RNC Chair says she has no problem with sending absentee ballot applications. What’s more is Trump is threatening to withhold funding from states in the midst of a pandemic. It’s not the first time he’s accused of using the powers of his office for personal political gain. 

Wisconsin saw the outcome of voters being forced to choose between their health and their vote as a new scientific report found there was an increase in Coronavirus cases directly tied to the April 7th election. Trump, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and their conservative allies did everything in their power to force Wisconsinites to vote in person, with Trump going so far as to encourage people to go to the polls on election day. 

“Trump is throwing another temper tantrum because he knows his record is toxic to voters and he knows the momentum is with Democrats to defeat him in November,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Philip Shulman said. “Trump is already responsible for the more than 92,000 victims of the Coronavirus, many of whom would still be alive had he taken this pandemic seriously when experts warned him about it in January. Now he is threatening even more devastation by threatening to withhold funds from states who pursue absentee ballot-driven elections.”  

Trump has continually lied about voter fraud through the mail-in-ballot process, despite there being no evidence to support this. He even wasted taxpayer dollars to fund a commission tasked with investigating voter fraud, which ultimately disbanded because they could not find anything.

“Trump can’t tweet all he wants, but that won’t change the fact people are fired up to elect Joe Biden and other Democrats up and down the ticket -- and they will find a way to vote no matter what. Wisconsinites want to hold Trump accountable for his COVID-19 response, for his broken promises to lower health care and prescription drug costs, and his erratic trade wars that decimated farming communities and local economies. They understand that they can’t afford four more years of Trump.”

 
Ads Link Coronavirus Devastation to Trump’s Failure to Lead on Response PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Priorities USA Press   
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 07:14

trumpdonaldDonald Trump’s inaction and downplaying of the threat tied to mounting death toll and economic disaster by Priorities USA.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2020 07:33
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Free movie available on gerrymandering! PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition   
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:18

wisconsin-fair-maps-coalitionNew movie by Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition highlights gerrymandering travesties and gives concrete ways to end them. After you’ve watched, join special guests for a panel discussion.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:41
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New Ad Reveals Trump’s Anti-Environment Record PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Priorities USA Press   
Monday, 18 May 2020 10:35

trump-water-adLCV Victory Fund, Priorities USA Action Launch Wisconsin Ad Campaign Revealing ‘Donald Trump has real consequences for our health’.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2020 11:03
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Shilling Submits Senate Resignation PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Friday, 15 May 2020 15:56

jennifer-shillingSenate leader steps down early to comply with law that requires lawmakers and other public officials to resign their seat if a potential employment opportunity could present a conflict of interest.


MADISON, WI – This morning, Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) submitted a letter of resignation to Senate President Roger Roth indicating her intention to resign from her position as State Senator at the end of the day (May 15, 2020) in order to explore career opportunities. Current state law requires lawmakers and other public officials to resign their seat early if a potential employment opportunity could present a conflict of interest with state government activities.

“While I wish I could finish out my term and continue representing the residents and communities in the 32nd Senate District, I understand the clear boundaries set by state law that will require me to vacate my position in the State Senate earlier than anticipated. It has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve the residents of western Wisconsin both as a Senator for the 32nd Senate District and previously as a Representative for the 95th Assembly District.

“The Driftless Region is full of the kindest, most caring and hardest working people you’ll ever meet. I'm humbled by the fact that residents in western Wisconsin have repeatedly put their faith in me to be their voice and advocate for our shared values. I will never forget the people I’ve met and the relationships I’ve developed over the years.”

“After almost 20 years in the Legislature, the time is right for me to close this chapter and take on new challenges. To everyone I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside, interacting with, and learning from, thank you from a very full and grateful heart!”

Legislative staff will continue to serve residents of the 32nd Senate District through the end of the year. Individuals who have legislative questions or who need assistance accessing state services can contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 608-266-5490.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 May 2020 16:10
 
36 Million Americans Lose Their Jobs, 446,000 Wisconsinites Lose Their Health Care; Trump Tweets PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Friday, 15 May 2020 14:38

donald-trump“Wisconsinites are suffering more than ever and Donald Trump couldn’t care less,” say Dems.


MADISON, WI -- Thursday it was reported that over 36 million Americans have lost their jobs due to Trump’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Wisconsin, a recent report highlighted that “since March 15, the Department of Workforce Development has seen more than 500,000 applications for unemployment insurance and nearly 1.5 million weekly claims.” Trump ignored warnings as early as January about the impending Coronavirus pandemic, wasting the time needed to contain the virus and put in place an economic plan that would have prevented the pain millions of Americans are now facing.

The massive job losses have led to millions of people losing their health insurance. In Wisconsin, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that roughly 446,000 Wisconsinites have lost their health care coverage due to job loss. This crisis has been going on for months, and Wisconsinites previously called on the Trump administration to safeguard health care access. The pain being felt by Wisconsinites is growing exponentially, and yet Trump has refused to stop attacking their health care, going so far as to continue his attempts to strip protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

“Wisconsinites are suffering more than ever and Donald Trump couldn’t care less,” Democratic party of Wisconsin Spokesperson Philip Shulman said. “He fueled this crisis by ignoring our intelligence community as far back as January while taking to heart every lie President Xi and the Chinese government fed him. Instead of taking actions like implementing a national testing and contact tracing strategy, Trump continues to waste time by going on Twitter tirades and fielding conspiracy theories that led him to encourage people to drink household cleaning products. He has made it clear he has no interest in solving the Coronavirus pandemic and is clearly ineffective at being president. Wisconsin and our country can’t afford another four years of Trump, and November can’t come soon enough.”

 
Green Bay Physician Dr. Kristin Lyerly Announces Run For State Assembly PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Kristin for Wisconsin Press   
Thursday, 14 May 2020 10:16

kristin-lyerlySelf described obstetrician/gynecologist, mom, and advocate with northeast Wisconsin roots to run in District 88 covering UWGB, Ledgeview, Bellevue and rural areas surrounding.


GREEN BAY - Politics as usual have failed us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The COVID-19 pandemic has only sharpened our need for responsive and responsible leadership. Our communities deserve leaders who listen, leaders who understand us, and leaders who don’t put our lives on the line so we can exercise the most basic of our constitutional duties — the right to vote. My name is Kristin Lyerly, and I am running for State Assembly, District 88, because I am that leader.

My roots and my heart are in Northeast Wisconsin. My mom’s parents were dairy farmers near Fond du Lac, back when family farms were a way of life in the Badger State. My uncle still owns the farm, although the cows are long gone. My dad was a foreman in the tool and die industry in Kaukauna, until that moved out of town. His entire family worked at the paper mill. My parents’ dream for me and my sister, a bank teller in Oshkosh, was to go to college, and they fought to get us there. I graduated from the University of Minnesota and then came home to the University of Wisconsin for medical school and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology, along the way earning a Master’s Degree in Public Health — as well as a student loan debt burden I am paying off to this day.

asm-88-mapAs a physician, I have the privilege of listening to my patients every day and helping them find solutions to complicated, individualized problems. These experiences fuel my work in healthcare advocacy, which lends itself naturally to a broader role in leadership, especially when healthcare is front and center. My passion for nurturing healthy communities, bolstered by leadership roles within my hospital and professional organizations and experience as a small business owner, give me a unique perspective that is sorely missing in our Legislature. The voice of medicine is absent from the body that determines much of what happens in your exam room, which is nonsensical at best and devastating — even deadly — at worst. I will be that voice, telling your stories and working with you to solve the problems that are closest to your heart and closest to your home.

I also care deeply and personally about our public education system. Our four sons have always attended public schools, and we couldn’t be prouder of our oldest, who is studying to become an elementary school music teacher at UW-Stevens Point. When we talk about issues at home, climate change is one of our greatest mutual concerns, although the conversation often drifts to the brazen, unacceptable behavior that continues to divide our communities and prevent us from moving forward together. We need to get beyond partisan politics to strengthen our communities by building relationships and bridging divides.

I look forward to hearing from you, listening to your stories, and meeting you in person, when we are able to do that again. I truly believe that, in the words of Paul Wellstone, “we all do better when we all do better.” Let’s start doing better, together.

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Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2020 11:31
 
DPW Statement on WI-07 Special Election Results PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 09:34

tom-tiffanyTom Tiffany won Tuesday's special election in north central district, but Tricia Zunker was a powerhouse candidate and Trump’s base is cracking.


MADISON, WI -- The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler on Tuesday's special election results in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District:

“Trump went all in for Tom Tiffany and got egg on his face. For Trump to win reelection, red areas have to get redder to balance out blue areas getting bluer—but tonight, thanks to the terrific campaign run by Tricia Zunker and the organizing work of thousands of volunteers, Wisconsin’s reddest Congressional district swung drastically towards Democrats.

tricia-zunker“Tricia Zunker was a powerhouse candidate running a brilliantly-executed campaign in a district gerrymandered to lock in Republican victories. In a district that went for Trump by 20 points in 2016, Tricia led a vital, honest and principled campaign centered on the issues that keep Northern and Western Wisconsinites up at night. Over her career serving the public, Tricia has proven to be a relentless advocate for Wisconsin’s working people, and her star is only rising. Moreover, Tricia’s historic candidacy will pave the way for more Native Wisconsinites to seek elected office. We couldn’t be more thankful for her leadership, and for the work of every volunteer that made calls and sent texts to support her.

“Meanwhile, Trump’s base is cracking. Whether it’s been Trump’s chaotic handling of wreckless trade wars, his cheerleading for agricultural monopolies, or his disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic, rural voters are running away from Trump because they know they can’t afford four more years of his broken promises in the Oval Office. 

“The Democratic Party of Wisconsin will continue to organize every square inch of Wisconsin over the coming 175 days. We’re taking no voter for granted and intend to earn every vote cast for Democrats in November.

 
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