Gov. Evers’ leadership in the face of the SCOWIS Decision

The fallout from the Supreme Court decision last week that overturned Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order has been predictably chaotic. Because of the decision, Gov. Evers can’t put rules in place without sign-off from Republicans in the legislature, and the GOP announced that they don’t want any new rules— so now, individual counties and municipalities are being forced to put rules in place, creating a hectic patchwork of regulations in a time when clear guidance is vital. On top of all of that conservatives have threatened to sue local officials, too.
 
In the face of this obstruction, Evers is still taking decisive action using the powers available to him.

He has announced a $1 billion statewide effort to support testing, contact tracing, supplies, and resources for local communities through the CARES Act. Evers has also announced the Farm Support Program and Food Security Initiative to put food on Wisconsinites’ tables and financially support Wisconsin farmers who are so essential to the state. The GOP has proven that they don’t care enough about working people to work with the governor, so thankfully Governor Evers is continuing to lead despite their political games.

2019 Wisconsin Democrats State Convention

Photos from the 2019 Wisconsin Democrats State Convention held in Milwaukee WI. at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino on June 1 and 2. (Left to right:  Carrie Pitt, Governor Tony Evers, Jan Koch, Patty Luff, Denise Riley, Dan Weidner and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barns.)
(Left to right:  Patty Luff, Carrie Pitt, Jan Koch, Chuck Koch, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Dan Weidner and Denise Riley)

Analysis | The Daily 202: Lame-duck power grab in Wisconsin showcases the GOP’s embrace of zero-sum politics

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

Shawano Dems Office Hours

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.

Saturday  10am-1pm

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.

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR OFFICE OPENING

Wed., August 22nd
105 Airport Road
Beginning at 6:00 pm
Come and enjoy some music and a light meal
Meet candidates Beau Liegeois 
and
 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.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

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