Friday December 9, 2022

An Independent Progressive Media Outlet

FacebookTwitterYoutube
Newsletter
News Feeds:
Commentary
“Special Interview with Angelito Tenorio” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 29 July 2022 08:37

tenorio-2022MILWAUKEE - We welcome Citizen Action’s endorsed candidate for State Treasurer, Angelito Tenorio, to talk about his grassroots campaign to win the primary election on August 9th. We discuss the huge news this week that Tom Nelson and Alex Lasry ended their campaigns for Senate and endorsed Mandela Barnes, leaving two viable candidates and a new dynamic to the race. In other huge news, is there really a Manchin deal on climate, health care, and corporate taxes which brings President Biden’s domestic agenda back from the dead? The new Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 may pass as early as next week. But is the national media right it is a done deal, or is the other obstructionist Sen. Kirsten Sinema waiting in the wings. Robert educates us on the significance of the Climate and Equity Resolution for the Milwaukee Public Schools.

play-bgw

Download Mp3

Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2022 15:49
 
Vos, Gableman Hide Public Records, Wisconsinites Foot the Legal Bills PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Thursday, 28 July 2022 20:34

michael-gableman-fcjMichael Gableman illegally deleted records during his sham of an investigation because he was finding no evidence of widespread fraud in Wisconsin’s election, says Agard

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 July 2022 10:41
Read more...
 
Wis Democracy Campaign - DA Ozanne Should Indict False Electors PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Thursday, 28 July 2022 20:20

2022-wdc-visitMADISON - This morning, I was invited to speak outside the Dane County Courthouse about why District Attorney Ismael Ozanne should investigate Wisconsin’s 10 false electors. Here’s what I said:

Wisconsin’s False Electors Must Be Held Accountable

I was joined by Mel Barnes of Law Forward, the Reverend Greg Lewis of Souls to the Polls, and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. We all stressed that our votes should matter. Pretty basic!

But that’s lost on many Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, who’ve been trying hard to erect barriers to the exercise of our freedom to vote. I testified at a hearing last week where this was really obvious. Here’s my testimony:

Tossing Ballots for the Pettiest Reasons

Meanwhile, our busy staff continues to track all the money in our statewide and legislative races in Wisconsin. If you want to know about the outside spenders, as well as the donors to candidates, just click here:

Campaign 2022 Updates

I hope you this is useful for you.


matt-rothschild-2018Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

P.S. If you appreciate the urgent work we’re doing in defense of our democracy here, please send us a tax-deductible donation. Just click here to pay by credit card or PayPal. Or you can send a check in the old-fashioned way. Make it out to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and send it to us at 203 S. Paterson St, Suite 100, Madison WI 53703. Thanks!

 
“Sara Rodriguez: The best Rx for Lt. Governor” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 22 July 2022 10:09

sara-rodriguez-bwp-2022MILWAUKEE - We interview State Representative Sara Rodriguez, Citizen Action’s endorsed candidate for Lt. Governor in the fast approaching August 9th primary election. Sara tells us about her background in healthcare as a nurse and administrator and why she is the best running mate for Tony Evers. We also welcome new Citizen Action Movement Politics Director, Priscilla Bort, who shares her vision for electing a new generation of diverse movement leaders in Wisconsin.

Our panel discusses Donald Trump’s call to Speaker Robin Vos pressuring him to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin in light of the WI Supreme Court’s outrageous ban on ballot drop boxes. Is Trump still trying to win the 2020 election, or is this really about his rumored run in 2024? A new national MU Law poll finds voter support plummeting for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the Hobbs decision has not closed the enthusiasm gap between Republican and Democratic voters. How can Democrats excite our disengaged and demoralized base? In other election news, Bernie Sanders endorses Mandela Barnes while Tim Michels doubles down on hypocrisy with his new criticism of the Fox con deal which netted his firm hundreds of millions of public dollars that could have been used to provide opportunities for working class Wisconsinites.

play-bgw

Download Mp3

 
Agard Supports Lawsuit for PFAS Contamination in Wisconsin Water PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 10:16

pfas-contamination-testTime to make polluters pay for the PFAS contaminations says Agard.

Read more...
 
“Unelected Federal Reserve uses workers as the hammer against inflation” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 15 July 2022 09:47

hammerMILWAUKEE - We discuss the implications of a new Billionaires Report Citizen Action released this week with Americans for Tax Fairness. The report shows how the nation’s billionaires are pumping tens of millions of dollars into the 2022 midterm elections, mostly backing Republican candidates for Congress who will cut taxes for the ultra-rich and the corporations they own. The panel talks about the unelected Federal Reserve’s policies to tamp down inflation. Is this Wall Street-dominated body using class warfare to address the economic issues caused by the ultra rich and our dysfunctional Congress? In yet another bombshell from the January 6th Committee, evidence mounts that that Trump personally orchestrated the attack on the Capitol. Does this mean our timid Attorney General will bring charges? We also review a horrendous Wisconsin Supreme Court session, and announce Citizen Action’s endorsement of Sara Rodriguez for Lt. Governor and Angelito Tenorio for Secretary Treasurer.

play-bgw

Download Mp3

 
Wis Democracy Campaign - 5 Reasons for Hope PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 08 July 2022 19:14

hope-dispairArticle by Matt Rothschild offers 5 rational grounds for hope.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 July 2022 09:33
Read more...
 
The Traditions that Unite Us PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 06 July 2022 10:33

4th-cedarburgSen. Jeff Smith is back, writing about Independence Day and the celebratory traditions we share that unite us as a nation.

Read more...
 
“Insurrection against Roe” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 01 July 2022 09:14

insurrection-2022MILWAUKEE - We discuss a post Roe America and its connection to the insurrection. Governor Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul go on the offensive and file lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s 1849 law banning abortions, calling it unenforceable. We review the historic and eye-popping details of Tuesday’s January 6th hearing testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a key staffer to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board called for the defeat of Ron Johnson following his connection to the January 6th insurrection. The State Supreme Court says a Walker appointed DNR appointee can stay indefinitely and disgraced Michael Gableman sued for the 4th time for failing to keep public records. We discuss how election coverage is now dominated by horse race and faux scandal media. Finally, we urge you to get involved and volunteer with Citizen Action to make calls for Mandela Barnes for U.S. Senate every Wednesday.

play-bgwListen

Download Mp3

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2022 09:28
 
Wis Democracy Campaign - Jan. 6, Meet July 4 PDF Print E-mail
Commentary
Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Thursday, 30 June 2022 16:26

jan6-insurrection-wdcMADISON - As this July 4 weekend approached, I got to thinking about the platitudes we’re taught about our country from the earliest age, and how Trump’s coup attempt – and the failure, so far, to hold him and his accomplices accountable – pokes big holes in those platitudes. Here’s what I wrote on this:

This July 4, Who Is Above the Law?

I also wrote something on yesterday’s really bad decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the case about Fred Prehn, Walker’s appointee to the DNR board who simply refuses to step down even though his term expired more than a year ago. His outrageous behavior – and the ability of the Republicans to flout the people’s will – was upheld by this outrageous ruling, as I note here:

In “Absurd” Prehn Decision, Wisconsin Supreme Court Reinforces Gerrymandering

We’ve had a spate of really bad rulings lately, from the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. They only reinforce the urgency of voting.

Between now and November 2024, we’ll see whether any of the platitudes about our country still hold up.

I’m hoping we all can refresh ourselves over the holiday weekend, and then, recharged, we fight on.

Have a safe holiday!


matt-rothschild-2018Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 5 of 106
Tweet With Us:

Share

Follow on Twitter

Copyright © 2022. Green Bay Progressive. Designed by Shape5.com