Everyone, regardless of where we come from, deserves a safe place to call home. Today, Wisconsin Republicans in the U.S. House Representatives voted for the divisive MAGA agenda that unfairly targets and endangers people seeking safety and stability for their families.
GOP Ignores the Elephant in the Room, Lets Big Tech Off the Hook With Latest Proposal on Social Media
We’re all concerned about our and our children’s safety when using social media. But a Republican state legislator’s recent proposal to restrict access to social media for minors ignores the elephant in the room by letting tech companies off the hook for developing safe platforms and protecting the privacy of underage users.
Ron DeSantis - the far right extremist governor of Florida currently trying to measure up as a 2024 Republican presidential candidate - brings his radical roadshow to Wisconsin today to speak at a Marathon County GOP event. But recent state election results show DeSantis’ MAGA agenda consistently falls short at the ballot box in the Badger state.
Restoring workplace freedoms for thousands of workers and increasing retirement security for employees of small businesses could have taken a step towards becoming law today. But, action earlier this week by the Republican majority on the legislature's budget committee is preventing a vote, or even debate, on these proposals included in Governor Tony Evers' budget plan.
In a Dane County courtroom today, oral arguments will begin in a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Josh Kaul and Governor Tony Evers to repeal Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban, an ancient law that puts politicians in charge of reproductive care decisions.
Today, the Republican majority on the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) - the legislative committee currently considering the 2023-25 state budget - will vote to strip more than 500 provisions from Governor Evers’ proposed budget. Among the measures getting the ax by Republicans are automatic voter registration and several other changes to help Wisconsinites make their voices heard in elections.
The Republican majority on the Joint Committee on Finance announced today their plan to remove from consideration hundreds of provisions in Governor Evers’ budget. The provisions being stripped by Republicans are ones that would help working families in Wisconsin, bring more revenue into the state, foster a cleaner environment, and much more.
A Better Wisconsin Together stands in solidarity with those who are fighting to strengthen workers’ rights and ensure safe workplaces for all, and encourage all elected officials in Wisconsin to pass legislation that protects Wisconsin workers.
In 2020, Wisconsinites turned out in record numbers across zip codes and demographics to demand change. Now, local communities across Wisconsin are reaping the benefits of historic, progressive changes that President Biden has delivered on - and it’s important that we continue to build on that work.
Today, the GOP-led state legislature devoted time to Republican-authored bills and proposals that would make it harder for Wisconsinites to access affordable healthcare, would revoke essential benefits from Wisconsinites who have lost their jobs, and would support a tax scheme that delivers massive benefits to the highest incomes at the expense of the rest of us.
This Earth Day, there’s a lot of environmental items in Gov. Evers’ budget that Wisconsinites can encourage our local legislators to support.
To put it bluntly, all of us in Wisconsin can agree that providing pain relief for the sick, combatting disproportionate rates of incarceration in communities of color, and bringing more revenue into Wisconsin are things that our elected officials should be fighting for.
In a recent interview, Van Orden stood by his extremist position in favor of putting politicians, instead of people, in charge of decisions about abortion care in Wisconsin. This despite Wisconsin voters just days earlier showing our strong support for abortion rights and empowering people to make their own reproductive care decisions.
The tax plan Wisconsinites deserve, and what they endorsed in November by re-electing Gov. Evers, is one that puts more money in the pockets of local families and ensures quality schools, affordable healthcare, and good-paying jobs.
Governor Tony Evers is taking action to protect Wisconsinites from gun violence, promising this week to veto a new Republican-authored bill that would allow people to bring guns into Wisconsin schools.
Today, committees of the Wisconsin state Assembly will hold public hearings on Republican-authored bills that would make it harder for Wisconsinites to access affordable healthcare and would take essential benefits away from Wisconsinites who have lost their jobs.
The conservative judge’s ruling puts on pause the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Mifepristone, a medication that has been FDA approved for more than 20 years and used safely by more than 5 million people.
Voters turned out in record high numbers to make it known that we want our courts to protect legal abortion access, voting rights, and the freedom to live safe and healthy lives - regardless of race, gender, or identity.
Wisconsinites have spoken and together, our votes decided that Wisconsin needs leaders who will protect our freedoms while rejecting the politics of fear and division.
On 174th Anniversary of the Criminal Abortion Ban, A Better Wisconsin Together Calls on GOP Legislators to Restore Reproductive Freedom
On this day 174 years ago - March 31, 1849 - Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban became law. Nearly two centuries later, Wisconsinites are still fighting to have it repealed.
All of us in Wisconsin - across gender, race, and zip code - deserve to be authentically ourselves and know that we belong.
From Transphobic Texts to Bigoted Blog Posts, Dan Kelly’s Values Endanger Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ Community
According to recent news reports, voters across Wisconsin have been receiving transphobic text messages from American Principles Project PAC, an extreme anti-LGTBQ+ organization that supports Dan Kelly. The texts contain phrases and videos that weaponize hateful anti-trans rhetoric - but this isn’t the first time Kelly has been tied to dangerous anti-LGBTQ+ values.
OP-ED: Politicians Need to Protect Our Right to Live Free of Mass Shootings, Not Gun Lobby Interests
As we join together in mourning another senseless mass shooting, GOP politicians are once again attempting to distract and divide our communities, by spreading hate and hoping to divert from the real issue at hand: right wing politicians’ refusal to put people first and stand up to the gun lobby.
No matter our zip code, everyone in Wisconsin deserves to feel safe - and it starts with investments in our communities that address public safety at the source.
Just hours after a public forum in which Dan Kelly dodged questions about his values and declined to give his true thoughts on Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion ban, Kelly shared the stage with Matthew Trewhella - a rightwing extremist who has advocated for the execution of abortion providers.
At a March 21 public debate, Dan Kelly doubled down on his extremist views and strong ties to corruption. Specifically, Kelly refused to denounce Wisconsin’s archaic, unpopular 1849 criminal abortion ban, and evaded taking responsibility for his long history of refusing to recuse himself as a judge in cases where a conflict of interest clearly existed.
This morning, Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez - alongside Democratic state legislators Kelda Roys and Lisa Subeck - reintroduced legislation that would restore abortion rights in Wisconsin by repealing the state’s 1849 criminal abortion ban.
Legislative Republicans Endanger Kids, Ignore Mental Health Professionals to Allow Conversion Therapy
Across race, place, and gender, every kid in Wisconsin deserves to be authentically themselves and know that they belong - no matter how they identify. However, legislative Republicans in Wisconsin are endangering the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ+ youth by allowing harmful conversion “therapy” to take place across the state.
A Better Wisconsin Together Reacts to GOP Abortion Bill: Not Repealing the Abortion Ban is Not Enough
In a transparent political ploy, legislative Republicans today circulated LRB 2151 - a disingenuous abortion bill that would keep politicians in charge of Wisconsinites’ reproductive healthcare decisions, keep a criminal abortion ban in place, and would keep in place felony charges the ban threatens against doctors and nurses who provide abortion care.
Across gender, race, and age, we all deserve fair and equal pay for the work that we do. This March, in honor of Equal Pay Day, we are reminded that for many women in America – and right here in Wisconsin – equal compensation under the law is not yet a reality.
Abortion Provider Day: Wisconsin OB/GYN Dr. Kristin Lyerly Talks the Dangerous Impacts of Wisconsin’s Criminal Abortion Ban
In her own words, Lylerly says people are dying and people are suffering as a result of the criminal abortion ban - and amid an already growing physician shortage, it’s pushing future doctors away from pursuing a career in medicine.
March is Women’s History Month. It’s the month of important issue days like International Women’s Day, and Abortion Provider Day. It’s also the month that, 174 years ago, Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban - that leaves no exceptions for rape or incest and criminalizes doctors and nurses who provide abortion care - was signed into law.