Iron County Progressive

 WISCONSIN AFL-CIO

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In Solidarity,

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President

Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer 

 


There’s a lot of work to be done in the legislature to improve the everyday lives of Wisconsinites. But instead of focusing on that work, yesterday Republicans in the Assembly passed a resolution honoring Rush Limbaugh. 

While their focus is on honoring Rush Limbaugh and all the hate he stood for, I’m choosing to focus on the recent success we had in electing more women to the Wisconsin legislature in 2020. The Wisconsin Assembly Democrats now have our first ever majority women caucus and an increasingly diversifying caucus.

In order to get our legislature to focus on the issues that matter and make an impact for Wisconsinites, we need to continue electing new legislators that better represent Wisconsinites. 

Rush Limbaugh did not represent our Wisconsin values. He was racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, bigoted, and cruel, and his work helped normalize and fuel hatred and extremism. 

The Wisconsin Assembly honoring his life sends the exact wrong message to Wisconsinites and those around the country who have felt vilified and harassed by Limbaugh over the years. 

My colleagues and I will keep working to move forward to be a more inclusive and welcoming state and we’re going to focus on the issues that will make a positive difference in people’s lives.

But if we want to change how the Assembly operates we have to continue to elect new members who will stand up for inclusive Wisconsin values

Rep. Lisa Subeck
Vice Chair, Assembly Democratic Caucus