Rebecca Kleefisch’s COVID-19 Plan: Ignore It

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 […]

Republicans Once Again Opt for Party over Principle

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.

On National Voter Registration Day, the Freedom to Vote is Paramount

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

Principle or Party Bosses is the Choice for Republican State Legislators

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 […]

This Labor Day, Thank a Union

This Labor Day, we recognize the achievements of the American worker and stand in solidarity with unions.

Governor Evers Protects Freedom to Vote in Wisconsin With Vetoes

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.

A Budget of Missed Opportunities, Compromises, and Second Chances

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

Celebrating Independence Day in 2021

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.

Senate Republicans follow Assembly colleagues down a backwards path

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.

Republican-Led State Assembly Fails to Meet The Moment

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.

Fight for Freedom to Vote Continues in Wisconsin and Washington DC

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.

Republicans Run Out of Excuses for Saying ‘No’ to Investments in our Community

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.

Republicans Still Refusing to Respect Frontline and Essential Workers

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.

Republicans Need to Go Back to School on Education Funding

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.