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Democratic radio “Stroke Awareness Month” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate, Bridget Esser   
Friday, 18 May 2018 14:33

ElderlyMore than 7 million Americans have had a stroke, and someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time.

MADISON, WI – Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) offered the weekly Democratic radio address Thursday. 

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:

A written transcript of the address is below:

mark-miller“Hello, this is Senator Mark Miller with this week’s democratic radio address.

“May is stroke awareness month. It is important to know the signs so you can help in an emergency. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is a leading cause of death and a leading cause of preventable disability. More than 7 million Americans have had a stroke. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time.

“Prevention starts with awareness. High blood pressure is the most common controllable cause of stroke. Recent guidelines have redefined high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80. Over half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure.

“Awareness includes learning the FAST (F.A.S.T) warning signs. F for face drooping, A for arm weakness, S for speech difficulty and T is time to call 911. Knowing the FAST warning signs could save someone’s life. The faster stroke is treated, the more likely the patient is to recover. In fact, according to the Stroke Association, patients treated with clot-busting drugs within 90 minutes of their first symptoms were almost three times more likely to recover with little or no disability. Getting the right treatment as quickly as possible is key. Urgency and action can make a difference.

“For more information and resources, check out”

Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2018 14:55
Watching My Son Cross the Stage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:31

ed-grad-daySen. Vinehout writes about attending her son’s graduation ceremony. She describes the lessons learned by commencement speakers and how our graduates can use their education to play roles in the communities they serve.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:25
Evers to Scott Walker: Stop Rigging the System PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Evers for Governor, Maggie Gau   
Saturday, 28 April 2018 08:48

school-bus-kidsWalker and his allies are suing to take away the authority of the State Superintendent of Wisconsin’s public schools.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 April 2018 10:08
“Rural & Small Town Organizing” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 27 April 2018 10:34

rural_and_small_town_organizingWe discuss our new multi-year rural organizing project with our national network, People’s Action, to counter Trump’s fraudulent right-wing populism and DNR rubber stamping diversion of 7 million gallons of Lake Michigan water for Foxconn.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 April 2018 10:49
Kelda Roys: “Walker and Pence Divide Wisconsinites with Bigotry” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kelda for Governor Press   
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 15:23

mike-penceWalker follows Pence on road to extreme policies.

Trump Should Have Consulted Congress Before Bombing Syria PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laura Kiefert, Green Bay Progressive   
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:04

donald-trump-goldenAssad’s actions were despicable, but we have a Constitution for a reason. Allowing the president to usurp the power of Congress defies the founders’ plan.

"Walker’s War on Local Control" Wisc Democracy Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Matt Rothschild   
Saturday, 21 April 2018 14:55

walker-signsWalker signs WMC, Koch-backed bill to limit work rules by local governments, landlord-backed bill easing rental inspections, and more...

MADISON - This week, Scott Walker continued his war on local control by signing three more bills that offend the Wisconsin Constitution’s “home rule” clause.

matt-rothschildThe first one, a bill backed by the powerful Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and the Americans for Prosperity (a Koch outfit), prohibits local governments from lifting labor standards above the state level:

Walker signs WMC, Koch-backed bill to limit work rules by local governments

The second one, backed by another heavyweight, the Wisconsin Realtors Association, is an early Christmas present to landlords:

Walker signs landlord-backed bill easing rental inspections

And the third one, backed by the muscular Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, lets drones fly just about anywhere:

New state law prohibits communities from regulating drones

These infringements on local control add to the 128 assaults that Walker and the Republican legislature passed from 2011 to 2016. And they used to be the party that clamored for local control!

Hey, have you ever wondered who the biggest individual donors were in Wisconsin? Well, here’s your answer:

Meet the top 100 donors in Wisconsin's partisan politics

I hope you enjoy this week’s offerings.

Happy Spring!


Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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P.S. Reminder: May 3 is our annual celebration, with guest speaker Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains. Please click here for all the logistics. Looking forward to seeing you!

Protect Wisconsin’s Conservation Legacy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Shilling, State Senator 32nd District   
Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:56

clean-airSunday is Earth Day. For our children and grandchildren to enjoy the same opportunities we have, we need to safeguard access to clean water, land and air and prevent special interests from taking unfair advantage of our environment on every day.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 09:16
Republicans Bring Divisiveness, Democrats Need Unity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laura Kiefert, Green Bay Progressive   
Saturday, 21 April 2018 09:29

dems-react-2016Democrats can win in 2018 and 2020, but only if we’re willing to take a hard look in the mirror, listen to everyone, and organize conversations that bring people together.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 April 2018 10:32
"Who should be our next governor?" Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 20 April 2018 16:39

15fi0k1We discuss the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary race, the Wisconsin Choice campaign, and Ascension's plan to close much of the critical safety net hospital in Milwaukee.

STATEWIDE - We discuss the current very open state of the Democratic gubernatorial primary race and the news that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and and progressive talk radio celebrity Mike Crute may enter the crowded field.

Marina Dimitrijevic from the Wisconsin Working Families Party joins us to discuss the Wisconsin Choice campaign to focus the primary on bold progressive issues, and to give activists the opportunity to vote in a straw poll on the candidates.

Finally we welcome members of the coalition (Arkesia Jackson from BLOC and Nate Gilliam from WI Federation of Nurses & Health Professional and Katie Dunn from Citizen Action Healthcare for All Organizing Co-op) to discuss the news that Ascension will pause its plans to close much of the critical safety net hospital. The coalition is hosting a community meeting on April 24th, 6pm at Parklawn Assembly, 3725 N. Sherman Ave. in Milwaukee.

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