With Joanie Greve
THE BIG IDEA: When George H.W. Bush departed the Oval Office in 1993, he left a gracious note for the man who had defeated him. “Your success now is our country’s success,” he wrote. “I am rooting hard for you.”
This gesture still touches Bill Clinton 25 years later. “No words of mine or others can better reveal the heart of who he was than those he wrote himself,” Clinton wrote in a tribute this weekend to an opponent who became a friend.
Outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is sending quite a different message to the man who denied him a third term last month.
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New arrows wound the American notion of a peaceful transfer of power.
Source: Analysis | The Daily 202: Lame-duck power grab in Wisconsin showcases the GOP’s embrace of zero-sum politics
Our office is located at 105 Airport Road (next to Joker Fireworks). The hours are as follows:
Tuesday and Thursday 5-8 pm
You can volunteer to make phone calls during these
times. Calls can also be made from your home if you prefer.
You can volunteer to canvass. Trainings are held
at 11:00 am. Packets can be returned in a few days.
Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21 are Weekends of Action. Canvass shifts will begin at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. We will be shifting from persuasion to a Get-Out-the Vote emphasis. The office will be open all day.
Let’s turn Wisconsin Blue. Please consider helping out in some manner. We will also need drivers to accompany canvassers, volunteers to drive others to the polls, and volunteers to put packets together. Call the office at 715-201-0809 or Max Moralas, our regional coordinator, at 920-659-0793 to volunteer or stop in.
Wed., August 22nd
105 Airport Road
Beginning at 6:00 pm
Come and enjoy some music and a light meal
Meet candidates Beau Liegeois
Dr. Richard Sarnwick
Needed: folding or outdoor chairs
(mark with your name)
August office hours are: Sat., the 25th 10 am-1 pm and Sun., the 26th 4-7 pm
Phone banking will begin on Thurs., Sept. 6th
Sign up to help. Many jobs are needed.
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
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
The bipartisan legislation would reform the VA by better protecting whistleblowers and providing the VA Secretary with stronger measures to discipline and hold bad employees accountable.
Source: Bipartisan VA Accountability Reform Backed by Senator Baldwin Passes Senate » Urban Milwaukee
Senators to Sessions: “At stake is the integrity and honesty of our most trusted public officials and the viability of our justice system”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a group of ten Senators led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate possible illegal communications between retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn and representatives of the Russian government, as well as efforts by Flynn and other White House officials to conceal any wrongdoing.
“An independent investigation is now necessary to determine what General Flynn did, who knew about it, and when,” the Senators wrote. “To maintain the confidence, credibility and impartiality of the Department of Justice, we urge you to immediately appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate collusion with the Russian government by General Flynn and other Trump campaign, transition, and Administrative officials.”
Right now, a person in Wisconsin working 40 hours a week and making minimum wage earns $15,080 a year. That’s only slightly above the federal poverty line.
It’s a struggle for a single person to get by on the current minimum wage. If you add children into the mix, it becomes nearly impossible for a family to make ends meet.
Pictured are Candidates Bill Switalla and John Powers next to our float by the High School in Bonduel.
Georgia Stapleton and family along with Becky Dickman, Field Organizer for Tom Nelson are the people behind the float.