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Character Matters In Fifth District Election PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Palzewicz for Wisconsin, Chelsea Cross   
Friday, 17 July 2020 09:38

covid-19-wh-trump-debunkFitzgerald is a steadfast supporter of Donald Trump and has promised to be right in line with other Republicans in the House. We need someone who represents the needs all of the Fifth District people.

Brookfield, WI – The retirement of Congressman James Sensenbrenner has put Wisconsin’s Fifth District back in play for the first time in over 40 years.  Democrat Tom Palzewicz will likely be opposed by Republican Scott Fitzgerald in what is a match-up of two clearly distinct approaches to government.

tom-palzewiczThis fall, Fifth District voters will have to make a choice—to continue Donald Trump’s agenda in Washington, or change course with Palzewicz, who supports Joe Biden.  November’s election will be about character even more than ideological views.

NBC News reported on seniors who are pulling away from the Republicans.  The news story featured Jay Copan, 68, who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He is a white male and registered independent in a swing state. Copan has voted Republican in each of the last nine presidential elections. He is the type of voter that Republicans/Fitzgerald should be able to win — and cannot afford to lose. But Copan says he'll vote for Joe Biden this fall.

"At the end of the day I want this to be a better country for my grand kids growing up,” said Copan. “And having a president who's a pathological liar, a sociopath, a narcissist, a misogynist and a bully is not the way I want to leave this country. In spite of my views on the issues, I don't see any way I could support him to be president for another four years because of how he’s behaved."

Fitzgerald’s political views are well documented, and he is the most powerful Republican in state government, but he is also a steadfast supporter of Donald Trump and has promised to be right in line with other Republicans in the House of Representatives.  He aligns with the same Republicans who defended Trump during the impeachment, not on substance but on procedure.

“If you can’t defend the president’s behavior, blame the Democrats,” said Palzewicz. “Republicans accuse us of being radicals, even though their own actions are in direct opposition to Constitutional guidelines, like the simple step of calling witnesses during the Senate trial.  They hide behind the flag and the Constitution, while cutting legislation that denies healthcare to millions, gives tax breaks to the richest people in the country, and in the process, under Trump, have been turning the Unites States into a nation always in crisis.

“Fitzgerald doesn’t concern himself with the needs all of the Fifth District people, his objective is to support Trump.  He supports undermining the FBI, the CIA, the media, and tearing down American institutions, like the CDC and the EPA. He will support removing us from the Paris Climate Accord and  the World Health Organization during a pandemic. Voters have to make a choice. In this election, character does matter!”

Wisconsin Conservation Voters Endorses Second Wave of Candidates PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Friday, 17 July 2020 09:07

clean-drinking-waterOur endorsed candidates share our values: clean water, clean air, accessible public lands, an equitable, safe democracy, and the pursuit of clean energy.

MADISON – Wisconsin Conservation Voters is proud to announce its second wave of endorsements for candidates running for office in the Wisconsin State Legislature.

vote-button“Our endorsed candidates share our values: clean water, clean air, accessible public lands, an equitable, safe democracy, and the pursuit of clean energy,” said Executive Director Kerry Schumann. “We’re proud to endorse this most recent slate of candidates who will fight for a brighter, cleaner, more equitable Wisconsin.”

The Wisconsin Conservation Voters Board vets candidates through a questionnaire, a personal interview, and research on each prospective candidate and their campaigns.

Some of the candidates will face a primary challenge on Aug. 11 ahead of the General and Presidential Election on Nov. 3. Those candidates facing a primary are denoted by an asterisk below.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters endorses the following candidates:

Kim Delorit Jensen for Assembly District 1
Rep. Marisabel Cabrera for Assembly District 9*
Rep. David Bowen for Assembly District 10
Sara Rodriguez for Assembly District 13
Rep. Evan Goyke for Assembly District 18
Rep. Jonathan Brostoff for Assembly District 19
Rep. Chris Sinicki for Assembly District 20
Emily Siegrist for Assembly District 24
Sarah Yacoub for Assembly District 30
Elizabeth Lochner-Abel for Assembly District 31
Kirk Bangstad for Assembly District 34
Kriss Marion for Assembly District 51
Rep. Gordon Hintz for Assembly District 54
Lee Snodgrass for Assembly District 57
Joel Jacobsen for Assembly District 63
Chris Kapsner for Assembly District 67
Rep. Nick Milroy for Assembly District 73
Rep. Sondy Pope for Assembly District 80*
Kristin Lylery for Assembly District 88
Karl Jaeger for Assembly District 89
Amanda WhiteEagle for Assembly District 92

Sen. Lena Taylor for Senate District 4
Brad Pfaff for Senate District 32*

“With the future of Gov. Evers’ veto power in jeopardy as well as the future of clean energy policy, clean water policy, and voting rights, this election is one of the most important in the state’s history,” Seth Hoffmeister, Organizing and Political Director, said.

For our entire slate of endorsed candidates and election updates click here.


Engaging voters to protect Wisconsin's environment.

Sheila Briggs leads the fundraising race for State Superintendent PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Briggs for Kids   
Thursday, 16 July 2020 09:02

sheila-briggsMadison, WI - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020.  Later today, Dr. Sheila Briggs will file a finance report showing she raised more than $25,000 in her race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Her report will show her strong grassroots support from hundreds of people across Wisconsin.  Over the next few weeks, we will be holding listening sessions to hear from people all across Wisconsin and build momentum leading into the fall.

The following is a statement from Sheila Briggs:

I'm so thankful for the hundreds of people who have shown early support of my campaign. When I talk to voters it is clear how much Wisconsinites care about education and this race.  I'm honored to have their support.


On Tuesday May 26th, 2020 Dr. Sheila Briggs announced her candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Briggs began her career as a kindergarten teacher in Madison, where she later served as a principal and school administrator. In 2011, she was appointed to serve as Assistant State Superintendent by then State Superintendent Tony Evers.  She was reappointed to the position by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor in 2019.  Briggs leads the Division for Academic Excellence.

Dave Hansen, Eric Genrich Endorse Kristina Shelton for 90th Assembly District PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristina for Assembly   
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 08:16

Kristina SheltonEndorsements are a major show of support for Shelton’s candidacy from the two most important Democrats in Green Bay.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:40
Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich Endorses Jonathon Hansen for State Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Hansen for Senate   
Monday, 13 July 2020 10:47

jonathan-hansenSays local level experience as De Pere Alderman will translate well to the State Capitol.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:01
Assembly Democratic Leaders Endorse Kristina Shelton for 90th Assembly District PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 10 July 2020 11:08

kristina-sheltonHintz, Hesselbein, and Spreitzer back newcomer Shelton over incumbent Gruszynski.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:02
Women For Trump Bus Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 15:51

donald-trump-kissTrump has been a disaster for Wisconsin women say DEMS.

WISCONSIN - Today, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Courtney Beyer released the following statement in response to the Women for Trump Bus Tour:

“Trump’s presidency has been nothing short of a disaster for women. From relentlessly attacking protections for pre-existing conditions, opposing equal pay for equal work, allowing companies to opt out of providing health care coverage specific to women, and botching his coronavirus response, Trump and his administration have abandoned Wisconsin women and their families every step of the way. Trump promised to ‘look out for women’ as president, but his record speaks volumes about his real agenda: nearly 750,000 Wisconsinites out of work, hospitals struggling to get the emergency equipment they need to care for patients, and an administration more concerned with photo ops than helping people. We look forward to sending Joe Biden and his vision for a brighter future to the White House to fix the problems Trump and his cronies have created.”

Wisconsinites Hurting Even Before Trump Ignored the COVID-19 Crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Saturday, 27 June 2020 10:44

trumpdonaldWISCONSIN -- This week Wisconsin Democrats held Donald Trump and Mike Pence accountable for their failed COVID-19 response and the disastrous policies they’ve made that have crushed Wisconsin’s economy. Wisconsinites -- from elected officials to organized labor to business owners -- called out the administration for leaving the Badger state behind. 

See what they said below:

CBS News: “"I think the Trump campaign is desperate to recover from an ongoing implosion," Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler said. "The challenge that the Trump team faces is that coming to Wisconsin just reminds people about how badly they've mismanaged the COVID crisis and the economy, even before the COVID crisis."

WTMJ: “But the Democratic Party of Wisconsin says the Trump Administration has not delivered. ‘From failing to provide adequate PPP loans to black-owned businesses, relentlessly attacking protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and creating an economy where the Black community isn't given the same opportunities to get ahead, Trump and Pence have proven that their toxic agenda isn't designed to work for Black Wisconsinites,’  said party Vice Chair Felesia Martin.” 

The Washington Post: In the western part of Wisconsin, farmers have been hammered by a crisis in the dairy industry exacerbated by Trump’s trade war and have shown signs of leaning toward Democrats. Trump has, thus far, fallen far short of his promises to rebuild the Rust Belt’s manufacturing base. Unemployment has skyrocketed to 12 percent in Wisconsin amid a similar rise in the rest of the country because of the coronavirus pandemic. Black voters in Milwaukee particularly hurt by the economic downturn are expected to turn out in more substantial numbers than they did in 2016.

Fox 11: “Green Bay, Marinette -- we know what Trump stands for and it's not for Wisconsinites. It is for himself, it is always been about me, me, me," said State Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay.

WJFW: “But Nygren's democratic challenger Karl Jaeger said it was the President's botched response to COVID-19 that led to record unemployment and more than 120,000 dead due to the coronavirus. "He didn't care about all the workers across Wisconsin whose jobs were lost before," said Jaeger. "He still doesn't care about the families he harmed with his actions, who are still trying to figure out how to pay for their healthcare, their rent, and the food they need to put on their table."

WKOW: “I am gravely concerned,” said Ben Wikler, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “Political vanity trips in mists of the coronavirus pandemic do distract attention from resources that could be put into controlling this pandemic and getting our economy back to work,” he said.”

Urban Milwaukee: “Today, ahead of Mike Pence and Donald Trump’s visits to Wisconsin this week, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler, Oconomowoc Alderman and IBEW 494 Political Director John Zapfel, and Bounce Milwaukee Owners Becky and Ryan Clancy held a video press call highlighting the Trump administration’s hypocrisy on religious freedom, how they have destroyed Wisconsin’s economy and relentlessly attacked Wisconsin’s health care during a pandemic.

Gray TV: “State Democratic party leader Ben Wikler claims the visit is intended to distract voters. ‘He is desperate to change the subject,’ said Wikler. ‘The jobs that have been lost across the state, in our agricultural and industrial sectors, are not going to be rushing back.’” 

WSAW: “Taking public health seriously both is the right thing to do, and it tracks with what the public wants,” state Democrat chair Ben Wikler noted. He said their state team, which is set to integrate with the Biden campaign team, made millions of phone calls, text messages and social outreaches for the April race and have been scaling up involvement in every election since 2016.

Fox 11: “The Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Philip Shulman released the following statement in response to the president's visit to the state: “Today is nothing more than an election year photo-op for Donald Trump, whose failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic has risen Wisconsin's unemployment to 12%. Trump didn't care about the Badger state until he remembered his name will be on the ballot, as his chaotic trade wars and tax scam bill cost us 818 dairy farms and thousands of manufacturing jobs in 2019 alone. What's more is Trump is continuing his callous crusade to repeal the ACA, which would strip millions of Wisconsinites of their health insurance, threaten protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and eliminate an affordable option for those who lost their employer-based health care during this pandemic. This is nothing more than a cheap ploy that Wisconsinites will see through as they plan to vote for Joe Biden come November.”

Trump homes in on Wisconsin as advisers fear Michigan lost PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Friday, 26 June 2020 09:54

trump-protest-marinette2016 swing states slipping away from him.

PUSA Ads Highlight Trump’s Attacks on Affordable Health Care PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Priorities USA Press   
Friday, 26 June 2020 08:35

trump-aca-plug-pusaAs Trump fights in court to destroy the ACA even in the middle of a pandemic, Priorities is holding him accountable for the consequences.

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