Following 14 months of secrecy and outrageous spending, Assembly Republicans’ sham review of the 2020 presidential election has finally spun out of control with reports that Michael Gableman has been removed from his position as legal head of the inquiry - but not before Wisconsin taxpayers were forced to pay nearly $900,000 to fund the circus that has rendered no viable results.
In yesterday’s primary election, Wisconsinites once again showed they value having a voice in our democracy. Unfortunately, we must also acknowledge that - from top to bottom - extremism was on the ballot yesterday.
A Better Wisconsin Together Asked Wisconsinites How and Why They Plan to Vote Today. Here’s What They Said.
Today, thousands of Wisconsinites will have their voices heard in a crucial Fall primary election. This year, it’s clear that Wisconsin voters want to see elected officials take real action on the issues that matter most to us - from restoring our right to abortion care, to mitigating rising costs, to curbing senseless gun violence.
Revenue from marijuana taxes, under what Gov. Evers proposed, would mean more money for our schools, our hospitals, our roads, and our environment. But instead of acting on Gov. Evers’ common sense approach, Republicans have refused to do what several other states have already done to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana.
Make a Plan to Vote: Voting Rights Act Anniversary Falls Days Before Wisconsin’s Aug. 9 Primary Election
Saturday, Aug. 6 will mark the 57th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a federal bill that prohibits voting discrimination on the basis of race. This week also marks the deadline (Aug. 5) to register to vote in-person in Wisconsin’s Aug. 9 primary.
August calendars mark both Black Women’s Equal Pay Day (August 3) and Single Working Women’s Day (August 4). Both are great opportunities to recognize that - across race and gender - we all deserve equal opportunity under the law and equal compensation for the work that we do.
August is National Black-Owned Business Month, a time to celebrate and uplift Black-owned businesses across Wisconsin and honor the innumerable contributions they make to our local communities each and every day.
Today is Disability Independence Day, a day to commemorate the July 26, 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This year, it’s also a day to uplift a federal lawsuit filed yesterday by four Wisconsin voters with disabilities.
As the bipartisan U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the events of January 6 held their eighth hearing last night, revelations are still reverberating in the Badger State.
At a radio debate Wednesday morning, GOP Attorney General candidate Adam Jarchow said he wants to use a nearly 200-year-old law as a means to prosecute Wisconsin doctors and nurses for providing abortion care, but said if the state legislature and governor were to pass modern-day red flag laws, he as Attorney General would not apply those laws.
There’s a lot on Wisconsinites’ minds as the Republican candidates for Attorney General speak in a public debate this Wednesday, and A Better Wisconsin Together Executive Director Chris Walloch said there are serious questions about state issues that Adam Jarchow and Eric Toney must answer.
At a televised debate Sunday night, Wisconsin's Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate discussed their visions for the Badger State - and it’s a far cry from what Republican Sen. Ron Johnson envisions for Wisconsin.
Tim Michels’ Contradictions Call the Question: Does He Not Know What He’s Talking About or Does He Just Not Care?
Tim Michels continues to contradict himself about where he stands on issues facing Wisconsin. According to A Better Wisconsin Together Executive Director Chris Walloch, the shifting stances of Tim Michels calls the question: does he not know what he’s talking about, or does he just not care what he says?
Together, we can disregard division from far-right politicians and create communities across Wisconsin that are equitable and inclusive for all.
July is Disability Pride Month - a great time to remind our elected officials that Wisconsinites with disabilities should not have to choose between paying rent, putting food on the table, or affording their prescribed medications.
Tim Michels Suggests Possible Willingness to Overturn 2020 Election in Latest Pander to MAGA Extremists
As the January 6 Committee continues to offer more insight into the lies and violence that went into the MAGA extremists’ attack on the nation’s capital last year, Trump-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels is suggesting he would be open to taking action as governor of Wisconsin to continue the criminal conspiracy and overturn the will of the people who voted in the 2020 election.
Republican AG Candidate Adam Jarchow Endorsed by Radical NRA, Dis-aligning Himself with Wisconsinites
The agenda of the NRA is at odds with the vast majority of Wisconsinites, who overwhelmingly support common sense gun reform.
We deserve better. Which is why progressive leaders across Wisconsin have been working for years to clean up our waterways. But, our state’s Republicans have actively blocked or stayed silent on almost every effort to do so.
Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Continue to Meet the Moment with Abortion Ban Lawsuit as Republicans Sorely Miss the Mark
Gov. Evers and AG Kaul are doing the right thing to protect Wisconsinites from this egregious rolling back of rights that was decided by justices not elected by the American people.
For voters whose health is at risk and those with mobility challenges, access to ballot dropboxes close to their home could be their safest - and sometimes only - option at election time. Under this ruling, Wisconsin’s most vulnerable voters will bear the brunt of extremist attempts to hold onto power.
Mass Shooting on Independence Day a Horrifying Reminder of How Conservative Politicians View Freedom
On a day meant to reflect on our freedoms, we were once again brutally reminded this week that our freedom to live without the fear of gun violence is sorely lacking.
Tim Michels' statements caught on recording are just one example in a long line of regressive rhetoric from the Republican candidate for governor.
Independence Day is a moment to reflect on the freedoms that this country was founded on. This year, it’s impossible not to recognize the recent failures to realize those freedoms.
Today is National Postal Workers’ Day. A day to show gratitude for the postal workers who show up rain or shine, at all hours of the day, to connect us all together and ensure our freedom to vote by mail.
In a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last night, Republican Congressional Representative Liz Cheney laid out a stark choice - Donald Trump or the United States Constitution - and called out those in her party for “enabling his lies.”
Today, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the newest member of the Supreme Court of the United States, making her the first ever Black woman to sit as a justice on the nation’s highest court, and setting a precedent on equality and representation that has been long overdue.
The MAGA Effect: Wisconsin Republican Says It’s ‘Unwise’ to Acknowledge the Truth, Donald Trump Lost 2020 Election
In a weekend television interview, new Republican chair of the Wisconsin Election Commission, Don Millis, gave a vivid example of how the Trump MAGA faction continues to have a corrosive impact on elections today in Wisconsin.
GOP Gubernatorial Debate Reveals Right-Wing Candidates’ Intent to Remove Elected Officials From Office Who Disagree With Them
Republican gubernatorial candidates' extremism on abortion spiraled out of control in a debate last night. Rebecca Kleefisch and two other candidates vowed to remove local elected officials from office if they do not go along with their support of a 1849 law imposing a near total ban on abortion in Wisconsin.
As the nation still freshly grieves the Supreme Court’s overturning of our constitutional right to abortion care, Wisconsin Democrats at their annual convention this weekend emphasized unity, hope, and a constructive path forward for the Badger State.
Outraged, Grieving, and Still Pressing On: A Better Wisconsin Together Statements on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling
Today, the conservative majority United States Supreme Court decided against the will of the people and voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the precedent-setting case that secured our right to abortion care in America.
Today, our state’s elected Republicans had an opportunity to put Wisconsin families first and act on Governor Tony Evers’ call to protect what a majority of constituents support. Yet, GOP legislators let Wisconsinites down.
This weekend, Republican politicians in Wisconsin, including Attorney General candidate Eric Toney and conservative state legislators, will join in at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) state conference - all while families across the nation are still gathered in mourning the toll of gun violence massacres in New York, Texas, and other local communities and common sense gun safety reform laws languish.