Iron County Progressive



Weekly News from Your Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair

My heart is so heavy. Over the last week, we've heard so many stories about mothers and fathers being torn away from their children at the U.S-Mexico border. As a mom of three, I can't imagine the terror these parents felt as they saw their children being taken away, especially knowing that they came here to our country looking for a safe home for their family, only to find a government with "Zero Humanity" waiting for them.

My family has been extremely lucky not to have to make the decisions parents crossing the border have. I cannot fathom the fear, the sleepless nights, the questions that these families who have been torn apart have.

Like most parents, if my children were in danger, I would cross any border to bring them to safety. I would hope those on the other side of the border would understand my decision and offer compassion and love.

You don't have to be a parent to realize that separating children from their parents and putting them in cages is cruel. You don't have to belong to any political party or claim any identity to know that the treatment of families seeking asylum at our border is wrong and inhumane

Gerrymandering Update 🚨

 

This past Monday, the Supreme Court gave an update on the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford. In short, the Court remanded the case to the lower court on the ruling that the plaintiffs did not prove they had standing to bring the case.

We can still end partisan gerrymandering -- the Supreme Court has kept the door open for us to make our case again, and lawyers are looking into that now. While we won’t have new, fair maps for November, we will continue to focus our efforts on electing Democrats up and down the ticket to create the change we need.
What gives me even more hope, however, is our amazing field team. For over a year, we have been organizing around the state to elect a Democratic majority. We made an early, off-year investment to ensure that we'd have boots on the ground to get out the vote. And as you know, it's paid off already. 

So we will continue to fight for free, fair elections where voters are able to elect their representatives, not the other way around.
Josh Kaul: An Attorney General Who Will Work For Us!
Our Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul joined health care advocates in Green Bay this week to call out Brad Schimel and Scott Walker's continued effort to sabotage health care access for millions of Wisconsinites!

With Scott Walker's green light of approval, Brad Schimel has spearheaded a lawsuit to repeal the ACA. This would have devestating consequences for Wisconsinites: those with pre-existing conditions would lose protections, and premiums would skyrocket!

Thank you Josh for being a leader on this issue. Wisconsin deserves an attorney general who defends our interests. 
 
 
Reality check for Governor Walker
Governor Walker released his sixth ad this week, and let me tell you, it’s outrageous. He claims to be the “education governor,” but we all know his defunding of education has contributed to teacher shortages, skyrocketing school debt, and an increased burden for local taxpayers. Reality check: Walker's historic cuts to public schools and constant funneling of taxpayer dollars to private schools, his wealthy donors and foreign corporations has left Wisconsin worse off.

To me, this sounds like the recipe for the anti-education governor! Luckily, we have a wonderful field of Democratic candidates running to invest in our children's future!
 
 
Sen. Baldwin Stands with Wisconsin
 
Six months ago this Wednesday, the GOP signed its tax bill into law. This anniversary hasn't been one of celebration for the average Wisconsinite who has been forced to take a back seat to massive, wealthy corporations thanks to the GOP.

Congressional Republicans, Governor Walker, and Senate Candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson touted the tax plan as one that would benefit all families, but we’ve arrived at the six month mark with little to show for the average American, but their wealthy and corporate supporters seem to have reaped the benefits of the plan.
 
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Wells Fargo, one of the largest beneficiaries to the tax plan, received a $3 billion boom to their bank account, yet they claim they can’t afford to keep on 46 employees at a call center in Menomonee Falls! Luckily, Senator Baldwin is not afraid to take on powerful special interests like Wells Fargo and Kimberly Clark. She called on Wells Fargo to use some of their billions in tax giveaways to keep their workers employed! Senator Baldwin has time and again proven that she is dedicated to helping the average Wisconsinite, regardless of what the giant special interests might have in mind.