Primary season is finally upon us. A week from today, hundreds of thousands of Iowans will head to their caucus locations to go to bat for the candidate they think is best suited to take on Donald Trump in the General Election. Even now, just seven days before the first event of the Democratic primary is set to get underway, many voters remain undecided on … Continue reading Why I'm in this fight with Elizabeth Warren
One of the most frustrating things to watch over the past several months has been the Democratic Party’s reluctance to go head-first into impeachment proceedings. Democratic leadership in the House, as well as several members of the U.S. Senate, have been afraid to impeach the President because they fear how the politics of it may play out. That is absurd! I did a Twitter thread … Continue reading Democrats Can’t Be Afraid of Impeachment. The Stakes are Too High.
One of the things we often lose sight of when we talk about politics, and what it takes to win elections specifically, is communicating what exactly it is that WE stand for as a movement and as a party. Jon Faverau, who was one of President Barack Obama’s former head speechwriters, and is now a founder of progressive media organization Crooked Media where he works … Continue reading Winning in 2020 Will Take More than a Specific Set of Policies or Talking Points: It’s About Telling a Story About Our Values
One of the things we hope to accomplish here at Blue Moon Wisconsin is to try and spur people to action. We want to encourage people to be more active participants in our democracy. We want you to feel like your voice matters because it does! Whether it’s calling or writing to your state or federal legislators urging them to pass a specific piece of … Continue reading Now is the Time To Take Action
One area where we’ve struggled as Democrats, not just in Wisconsin, but all across the country, is in state and local elections. For too long, we’ve neglected vitally important races, like our State Supreme Court and state legislative races, that play a crucial role in shaping our government. Take the Wisconsin Supreme Court election from this past April. Between the seat that was up this … Continue reading Democrats Can’t Lose Sight of the Importance of Down-Ballot Races: A Lesson from April’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
2018 was a good year for the Wisconsin Democratic Party on the surface. After suffering a devastating and shocking defeat in the 2016 Presidential Election and U.S. Senate race in the state, Democrats feared the worst for Senator Tammy Baldwin and others heading into the 2018 midterm elections. Many feared after Election Night 2016 that Wisconsin may be trending in an irrevocably red direction. Fortunately … Continue reading Analyzing Issues with the Wisconsin Democratic Party and State Legislative Races in 2018.