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GOP Resolutions Ahead of Republican Convention Too Extreme PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Friday, 20 May 2022 08:31

trump-jan6-attackGOP platform resolutions do not prioritize the issues that so many Wisconsinites care about, but prioritize extremist ideologies instead according to Agard.

“Primary season” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 13 May 2022 09:13

primary-season-2022Panel discusses lessons to be learned from John Fedderman’s campaign for U.S. Senate in the upcoming Pennsylvania primary and apply to Wisconsin, and the strange role of health care in the 2022 elections.

Wis Democracy Campaign - 1849, Really? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 06 May 2022 13:44

abortion-2022-joebruskyMatt Rothschild talks about Wisconsin’s anti-abortion law that went on the books in 1849.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 May 2022 13:56
WisDems on Leaked SCOTUS Draft PDF Print E-mail
Written by WisDems Press   
Tuesday, 03 May 2022 15:13

womens-healthThe far-right majority of the court, aided and abetted by anti-abortion extremists in Congress, now appears poised to shred what remains of access to abortion. The stakes of the 2022 elections couldn’t be higher, say Democrats.

Agard Slams SCOTUS Intention to Overturn Roe v. Wade PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Tuesday, 03 May 2022 09:59

women-preparing-leadAll people deserve the right to choose what they do with their body, says Agard. If Roe is overturned, a 173-year-old Wisconsin law would make abortion a felony.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 May 2022 10:11
Alex Lasry on Reported Supreme Court Opinion to Overturn Roe V. Wade PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alex Lasry Press   
Tuesday, 03 May 2022 09:20

women-health-services“We have to send a clear message to Washington, protecting abortion care is an issue worth fighting for, and I promise Wisconsinites I will do just that.” - Alex Lasry

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 May 2022 09:30
Solidarity is Global - Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 29 April 2022 10:13

solidarity-globalMILWAUKEE - We have a fantastic conversation with Justice is Global’s Tobita Chow to discuss an American Prospect article denying that anti-China ads tap into anti-Asian sentiments in the American public. Are there Democratic party arguments that can inadvertently spread hate and aid the Republicans? We discuss the new Marquette Law poll. Is there any shakeup in Wisconsin politics in this critical election year? Meanwhile, the Trumpification of the Wisconsin Republican Party continues. In These Times Magazine's Hannah Faris joins us to discuss the historic union organizing at Starbucks in Wisconsin and throughout the country. Is the labor movement making a comeback?


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Wis Democracy Campaign - Vos Caves Again on Gableman PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Thursday, 28 April 2022 09:59

gableman-circus-wdcMADISON - The Gableman circus just won’t end.

This week, Speaker Robin Vos broke his word once more and gave Michael Gableman an extension for his ludicrous and costly fishing expedition. I write about that here:

Robin Vos Caves Again

One pernicious thing that Gableman has been doing is demonizing our local clerks.

To help counter this, the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition has provided an opportunity for you to say "thank you" to our local clerks. You can nominate an outstanding municipal clerk in recognition of the 53rd Annual Municipal Clerks Week, which is next week.  All nominations will be posted on the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition website and Facebook page and shared with clerks. Send your nomination by the end of this week.

You can link to Municipal Clerk Nomination form here.

Or simply send an email to your clerk, thanking that person for being such an outstanding public servant in the midst of some really ugly attacks. You can look up your Municipal Clerk’s name and contact information here.

And here’s a reminder: Our annual gathering and celebration is on Thursday, May 19, at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd, south of South Towne. We’re thrilled to be bringing you a panel with Mel Barnes of Law Forward, Carlene Bechen of Wisconsin Fair Elections Project, and Angela Lang of BLOC. And, of course, I’ll be saying a few words about the perilous condition of our democracy, here in Wisconsin and around the country.

So I hope you can make the event. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. And the program starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. We’ll have delicious food and refreshments. If you can’t be there in person, you have the option to register for remote access by Zoom.

Please go here for up-to-date information and to register by no later than May 12.

Looking forward to seeing you!


Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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Agard Wants Wisconsinites to Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Thursday, 28 April 2022 09:49

opioid-young-startMadison, WI – On Saturday, April 30, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative throughout Wisconsin as a way to provide safe and responsible means of disposal for prescription medications.

On Prescription Drug Take Back Day, participating law enforcement agencies can host one or more collection sites at locations and times of their choosing for household to safely dispose of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vitals and pet medications.

There are almost 500 permanent drug disposal boxes accessible year-round across Wisconsin at law enforcement agencies, hospitals, pharmacies, and health clinics. Through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website, you can find a permanent drug drop box near you.

State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement of support:

melissa-sargent“Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides education and awareness for proper storage and disposal of unused medications. We know that unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern because they can accidentally be ingested, stolen, misused, and abused.

“Safely disposing medications is an environmental concern as well—flushing or pouring medications down the drain is not safe for our water supply, and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in our rivers and lakes. Water contamination is a serious issue, and it’s our responsibility to ensure dangerous chemicals do not get into our groundwater, water sources, or harm our environment.

“I want to thank Attorney General Josh Kaul and everyone at DOJ for providing accessible means to dispose of prescription medications safely. Last year, Wisconsin had the largest Drug Take Back Day collection in the country, having received over 57,000 lbs. of unwanted medications. It’s important that we come together to safely dispose of all medications to ensure they will not be misused.”

Conservation Voters Endorse New Environmental Justice Office PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Friday, 22 April 2022 14:04

evers-annc-earthofficeGov. Evers makes historic announcement on Friday establishing the Office of Environmental Justice

MADISON – Today, Gov. Tony Evers announced the creation of the Office of Environmental Justice at the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), a state office that will work with and support communities that have been historically disenfranchised in the fight against climate change.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters and its members have supported the creation of this office in past state budgets, where it was unfortunately stripped out by members of the Joint Finance Committee. We applaud the governor for his continued commitment to establishing it via Executive Order 161.

Angelito Tenorio, Wisconsin Conservation Voters’ Engagement and Development Manager and member of the Milwaukee Environmental Roundtable, had this to say about the Office of Environmental Justice:

“Today’s announcement is historic and much needed. The creation of the Office of Environmental Justice was possible thanks to the collaborative work of the Milwaukee Environmental Justice Roundtable and Gov. Evers.

Both Wisconsin Conservation Voters and the Milwaukee Environmental Justice Roundtable thank Gov. Evers and his administration for its commitment to creating this office in collaboration with the communities most affected by climate change.

Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color have historically been left out of the decision-making process and excluded from the environmental movement. These communities are disproportionately affected by climate impacts and must be at the table when decisions are being made.

The Office of Environmental Justice is a vital step toward addressing the generations of harm done and to dismantling systems that threaten the wellbeing of these communities.”

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