In 2010 the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision gave the nation’s ultra-wealthy a monopoly on political speech. Since that time big money has flowed into our elections. A Constitutional Amendment is necessary to overturn this ruling. There are proposals in the House of Representatives and the Wisconsin Legislature that need public support. Call your representatives and voice your opinion.
The House Judiciary has Resolution 48 which proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the US providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only (not corporations). It has been introduced and referred to the subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Contact Representative Mike Gallagher (202-225-5665).
Two Wisconsin lawmakers, Rep. Lisa Subeck and Sen. Dave Hansen, have introduced resolutions that would create a statewide Citizens United referendum asking voters if they support putting limits on the corrupting influence big money has in political campaigns. Call Assemblyman GaryTauchen (715-758-6181) and ask him to cosponsor LRB-76 and Senator Robert Cowles (920-448-5092) and ask him to cosponsor LRB-1138. If these are not your representatives because of where you live, please look up your representitives and call.
Join us this month near Bowler. Speakers include Nikki Javarek, Outreach Director for the Tammy Baldwin campaign, and Angel Montes, Community Outreach Director for the Democratic Party of WI.
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm with refreshments preceding the meeting.
There will be carpooling from the Shawano Civic Center parking lot, Meet between 6:00 and 6:10 pm. If you are driving, the address is W12790 County Road A.
Hope to see you there!
July 19th Meeting
The next meeting of the Shawano Dems will be held at the Mohican Veterans Lodge at W12790 County Road A near Bowler. Speakers include Nikki Javarek, a surrogate for the Tammy Baldwin campaign, and Angel Montes, Community Outreach Director for the Democratic Party of WI. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. If you wish to car pool, call Jan at 715-526-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be meeting at 6:05 pm and leaving from the Civic Center parking lot promptly at 6:10 pm.
One Wisconsin Now is a progressive voice on many issues. It’s Executive Director, Scot Ross, will speak at our June 21st meeting about the Voter ID law which is being challenged in the courts. He will also give us some messaging training so that when we want to persuade others, we will be more effective in our conversations. He will speak at 7:00 pm at the Civic Center.
If you want to participate in one action every week, the internet site is: onewisconsinnow.org/rebellion.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Vice President Mike Pence to listen to Wisconsinites who would be forced to pay more for less care with the House-passed health care repeal legislation. Vice President Pence is visiting Milwaukee on Saturday to promote the partisan legislation with Governor Walker.
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Source: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning with regards to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee today:
“Today’s testimony from former FBI director James Comey made it clear that the President lied in describing the reasons he fired Comey in May. Comey’s testimony also showed that the President attempted to influence the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
Source: Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Extraordinary Testimony from James Comey – Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Date: June 9, 2017
MADISON, WI – The State of Wisconsin began mailing “Notice of Suspension” postcards this week to approximately 380,000 registered voters who have not voted in the past four years.
“This is an official postcard – not a scam,” said Michael Haas, Wisconsin’s chief elections official. “State law requires inactive voters to be removed from the statewide voter list, which is just one of many steps we take to ensure the integrity of voting in Wisconsin.
”The Wisconsin Elections Commission is sending the postcards to voters who have not voted since the November 2012 presidential election. The postcard asks recipients whether they want to remain active on the state’s voter list. To remain active, voters have one month to mail a return postcard to their municipal clerk. Voters who do not respond will be marked as inactive on the list. Voters will also be inactivated if the postcard is undeliverable by the Post Office.
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Source: State of Wisconsin Mails Postcards to Inactive Voters | Wisconsin Elections Commission
GOP gives $300 million tax credit to manufacturers, who trimmed 4,000 jobs in 2016.
Source: Op Ed: Tax Credit Results In Fewer Jobs » Urban Milwaukee