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Conservation voters applaud SOS PFAS initiative PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 15:19

pfas-contaminationMore than $100 million will be allocated to fight the insidious toxic chemicals.

Shelton and Snodgrass respond to Governor's SOS Address PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lee Snodgrass Press   
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 11:37

tony-evers-2023-sosShelton, Snodgrass express optimism as Governor Evers talks historic investments in education, jobs and mental health support.

Sen. LaTonya Johnson on Governor’s State of the State Address PDF Print E-mail
Written by LaTonya Johnson Press   
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 11:23

evers-2023-sos-addrGovernor Tony Evers highlights his vision to bolster Wisconsin’s economy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2023 11:36
Agard Reacts to Gov. Evers’ State of the State Address PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 11:15

evers-2023-sos-addrMADISON – Tuesday, Governor Evers delivered the 2023 State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers. Senate Democratic Leader Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement upon conclusion of the Governor’s address:

Wis Democracy Campaign - The Toll of Citizens United PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 20 January 2023 16:22

vote-citizens-united-protestProgressive Matt Rothschild comments on Citizens United, WEC's Robert Spindell, the Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates and more.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2023 13:44
Agard Reacts to 50th Anniversary of Roe v Wade PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Friday, 20 January 2023 15:51

womens-healthNo government entity should interfere with complex medical decisions and there is absolutely no room for a politician, law enforcement officer, or judge in the doctor’s office of any individual.

Gerrymandered Legislature off the rails in first week - Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 20 January 2023 08:08

gerrymandered-smith-2023MILWAUKEE - We are joined by State Senator Jeff Smith to discuss the first week of the gerrymandered State Legislature. Seeking to influence the State Supreme Court race, the session opened by placing on the Spring ballot a cynical political referendum asking voter opinion on a BadgerCare work requirement and a constitutional amendment on cash bail. The top priority of this illegitimate Legislature appears to be more tax giveaways for the ultra rich. Sen. Smith tells us why he is leading the charge to oppose the Republican attack on Wisconsin’s progressive income tax.

We also talk about state budget strategy,rural broadband, and the deepening bi-partisan public concern over PFAS in our water. Eau Claire City Council member and Citizen Action Organizing Director Kate Felton joins us to discuss her effort to organize local leaders in Western Wisconsin to fight for desperately needed increases in state shared revenue to municipalities during the upcoming state budget fight.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2023 13:17
Smith Calls for Spindell’s Dismissal from WEC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Thursday, 19 January 2023 12:14

vote-election-workerMADISON – Senator Jeff Smith (D-New Brunswick) joined his Democratic colleagues in the State Senate in calling for the resignation or dismissal of Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Bob Spindell following comments Spindell made bragging about voter suppression targeting Black and Brown people in Milwaukee, then doubling down on his statements.

jeff-smith“Republicans have been covertly using voter suppression for years, and Mr. Spindell’s boasts make that clear,” said Smith. “For years, Republicans have employed these tactics, but overtly bragging about it warrant his removal as a board member on our agency to oversee elections. While I am not surprised by these comments, I am appalled that Mr. Spindell remains in a position of public trust.

“It’s appalling that he remains on the commission,” Smith continued. “If Mr. Spindell doesn’t do the right thing and resign, it falls solely on Senator LeMahieu to remove him from the commission as his pick.”

The 31st Senate District includes all of Buffalo, Pepin and Trempealeau counties and portions of Pierce, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson and St. Croix counties.

Agard Wants WEC’s Bob Spindell to Resign PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Thursday, 19 January 2023 12:03

wi-elections-commMADISON – Yesterday, Senate Democrats and community leaders called for the resignation of Wisconsin Election Commissioner Bob Spindell after he celebrated successful voter suppression efforts in the 2022 election. Last week, it came to light that Senate Republican appointment to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, Bob Spindell, sent an email stating that Republicans ‘can be especially proud of the City of Milwaukee (80.2% Dem Vote) casting 37,000 less votes than cast in the 2018 election with the major reduction happening in the overwhelming Black and Hispanic areas.’

Senator Democratic Leader Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement:

melissa-agard“Wisconsin Election Commissioner Bob Spindell is celebrating voter suppression in the light of day, celebrating that efforts to undermine the democratic process in one of Wisconsin’s most diverse cities was successful. Bob not only recently applauded lower voter turnout amongst minority groups, he also served as a fake elector for Donald Trump after the former president lost his 2020 re-election bid.

“Bob’s motives are clear and for the sake of our democracy, he has absolutely no business serving on the commission charged with administering Wisconsin’s elections and supporting more than hundreds of county and municipal clerks. He is unfit to serve the people of our great state and he must immediately resign.

“Unlike Bob Spindell’s efforts to thwart voter participation, my Democratic colleagues and I know that every eligible voter should be empowered to cast a ballot in each election. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and Wisconsin’s elections must remain free, fair, and accessible.”

Agard Supports referendum on Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion ban PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Tuesday, 17 January 2023 14:29

women-health-servicesWe should hear from the people and gather their viewpoint on eliminating Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion ban, says Agard.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2023 11:41
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