It’s telling that most of what Rebecca Kleefisch has said about her plan to address COVID-19 is about what she wouldn’t do. Wisconsinites are looking for leadership and a clear plan, not blame and deflection. It’s becoming obvious what the Kleefisch plan to address COVID is—ignore it.
A Better Wisconsin Together Applauds the Release of the People’s Maps; Encourages Legislature to Enact Them Into Law
MADISON, Wis. — On Thursday, the People’s Maps Commission released draft maps for Wisconsin’s Assembly, Senate, and Congressional districts. After a lengthy and transparent process where thousands of Wisconsinites were able to make their voices heard in the community districting process, this is a big first step towards passing fair maps. After a period of additional […]
Voters should pick their leaders, not the other way around. Unfortunately, Republicans have failed to put forward a positive agenda for our state, so it’s no wonder they’re trying to rig the rules to evade accountability.
Whatever our color, background, or zip code, in America we value our freedom. The freedom to have a say in decisions that impact our lives—from curbing the pandemic to creating jobs to making health care affordable. Our vote is our say in our collective future. With that in mind, today, National Voter Registration Day, is a great day to update your voter registration or remind friends and family members who may not be registered to do so
MADISON, Wis. — Republican state legislators face a choice on Tuesday as their right-wing party bosses ask them to vote for a proposal aimed at preserving Wisconsin’s rigged legislative district lines. In 2011, Wisconsin Republicans enacted one of the most gerrymandered state legislative district plans in the nation, with the goal of cementing their power and […]
Faced with a choice between partisanship and principles, Wisconsin’s conservatives justices pick partisanship every time
Even Patience Roggensack and Annette Ziegler cannot persuade Patience Roggensack and Annette Ziegler out of partisan hackery.
We’re calling on our elected officials to work towards more family-supporting jobs, fully-funded public education, and an immigration system that treats new Americans with humanity and dignity.
The law enacted in Texas is an egregious assault on women's reproductive freedom, bodily autonomy, and control over their own futures. Rebecca Kleefisch declared that she wants to bring that grisly reality to Wisconsin.
Is Rebecca for Real? Kleefisch Announcement Devoid of Substance but Chock-Full of Division and Distraction
Instead of division and distraction, we need elected officials that can meet this moment and deliver steady leadership and economic relief for working people. Her record begs the question: is Rebecca for real?
This Labor Day, we recognize the achievements of the American worker and stand in solidarity with unions.
Instead of working together to create the best outcomes for kids, some elected leaders are playing political games with the health of our children and school funding that belongs in classrooms.
Today and Every Day, We Continue to Call for Justice for Jacob and Countless Other Victims of Police Brutality
One year ago today, a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back. In the days that followed, Blake fought for his life while his family and community watched anxiously.
Instead of addressing the challenges that ordinary Wisconsinites are dealing with, Robin Vos is spending his time spreading lies and attempting to erect barriers to our freedom to vote.
Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature seem to have made it their mission to pick which voters get the freedom to participate in our elections, rather than allowing us to pick our leaders. Wisconsinites across the state have spoken up for the freedom to vote, and Governor Evers has heard us. Thank you, Governor Evers, for standing up for our freedom to vote.
The Education Governor will not stop.
On Monday, A Better Wisconsin Together, WI's progressive communications, research, and advocacy hub announced the hiring of Chris Walloch to be their new Executive Director.
We had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the kind of bold investments to bounce back stronger and benefit all our communities, and Republicans passed it up. Governor Evers is giving them a second chance to make a better decision. We sure hope they don’t throw our money down the drain a second time
On January 6, 2021 Wisconsinites were glued to their TV screens, witnessing something most of us never thought possible. Rioters beating up Capitol police officers with flagpoles. Confederate flags in the US Capitol. Lawmakers being evacuated as the mob called for their execution.
As we enjoy our beers and hamburgers, we’ll also be partaking in another uniquely American pastime—the kind of dissent, criticism, and organizing that are borne out of love for this country, and the desire to make it the very best version of itself that it can be.
The leaders who are supposed to govern in our name are squandering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Senate’s decision to approve this budget, without the amendments it so desperately needs, will reverberate over the next couple of years and beyond. We deserve better.
Under Governor Evers’ budget proposal, our schools, small businesses, and local governments would receive the resources they need to give every Wisconsinite the opportunity to keep a roof over their family’s heads, put food on the table, and get access to a doctor when they are sick. Under the budget passed by the Assembly, the rich get richer and everyone else keeps struggling. That’s not how Wisconsinites treat their neighbors, and we’re calling on the Senate to vote down a budget that fails to invest in us.
Republicans know their ideas aren’t popular, so they want to rig the rules to make it more difficult for Wisconsinites to have a say, all the while handing tax breaks to their wealthy friends and corporations. The good news is that we have leaders like Governor Evers and Democrats in the state legislature alongside Senator Baldwin and Representatives Moore, Kind and Pocan to stand up for our freedom to vote and fight for a future where we all get what we need.
Republican Legislators Cut Mass Transit Aid for Wisconsin’s Largest Cities and Fail to Expand DMV Access
Instead of putting Wisconsin on the path towards a vibrant economy and good jobs for our residents, Republicans are taking us down a dead end, with vindictive cuts to public transit and insufficient access to the DMV. There is a better roadmap forward, and it includes supporting Gov. Evers’ budget plan that invests helping workers get to work.
On Tuesday, the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau updated its revenue estimates, revealing that the state is poised to have billions more than previously expected. This new information snatches away the final fig leaf for legislative Republicans who have attempted to defund popular and necessary services, including education, job training, and financial aid for technical college and University of Wisconsin students.
Republican leaders evidently wouldn’t know good policy if it showed up and knocked on their door. Legal cannabis would mean pain relief for those suffering from cancer, eliminating unnecessary criminal records and barriers to employment, fewer people in our prisons, and more money in our coffers.
We all share the goal of getting Wisconsinites back to work, in well-paying jobs that support a family. The best thing we can do to advance that goal is to respect our workers. That means taking up the policies proposed by Gov. Evers in his budget that would make sure Wisconsin workers have a voice on the job, the freedom to bargain together, good wages, and benefits like family and medical leave.
Governor Evers’ budget makes bold, strategic investments in the things we need for a better future for everyone in Wisconsin, and his plan to support public schools in every community and for all students shows that. The cuts Republicans made to the proposed education aren’t just fiscally irresponsible, they are a disservice to our children.
Wisconsin Republicans Miss Chance to Pass $1 Billion Investment in Our Communities, Expand Affordable HealthCare Coverage
Instead of bringing good jobs to their communities and expanding BadgerCare to people making less than $18,000 per year, Republicans in the State Legislature are playing politics with our lives and livelihoods. It’s time to expand BadgerCare and live up to our Wisconsin ideals of caring for our neighbors and building stronger and more vibrant communities.
BadgerCare Expansion exemplifies what the Evers administration is all about: working towards popular, bipartisan policies that would make a real difference in Wisconsinites’ lives. It is time for Republicans to come together with Democrats to make this healthier, more prosperous future a reality.
As Wisconsin Republicans Attack the Freedom to Vote, U.S. Senate Moves Towards a Future Where Every Voice is Heard
Today, the United States Senate is taking another step in the long march towards securing the freedom to vote for all Americans, a journey that began with the very creation of this country and has travelled through difficult terrain, from the suffrage movement which permitted women to vote to the Civil Rights Movement and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
Gov. Evers’ Badger BounceBack Budget Says ‘Yes’ to Wisconsin Priorities, Legislative Republicans Say ‘No’
They said ‘no’ today, but if we reject their politics of division and unite in favor of a better future, we can have a Wisconsin that says yes to everyone getting what they need to live a safe, healthy, and prosperous life.”
The JFC knows the budget is popular, which is why they don’t want you to hear more about it.