Journal Entry #5: Health Care is Personal To Me

September 8, 2019 Health care is one of the most talked about policy areas when it comes to federal and state government. However, it’s more than just an issue to me, and tens of millions of other Americans. It’s personal. Last week I shared the story with you of how I got interested and involved in politics. This week, I’d like to discuss one of … Continue reading Journal Entry #5: Health Care is Personal To Me

Republican Gerrymandering In Wisconsin Has Created an Unaccountable Legislature That Ignores the Will of the People

The Wisconsin GOP has done an incredible job of turning what was once a very-competitive state, at the state and local level, into one of the most partisan and undemocratic states in the country. The reason? Gerrymandering. How We Got Here Republicans operatives launched a plan in the wake of their massive electoral losses in the 2008 elections to try and put themselves in position … Continue reading Republican Gerrymandering In Wisconsin Has Created an Unaccountable Legislature That Ignores the Will of the People

Journal Entry #4: The Story of How I Became interested in Politics

September 2, 2019 This week, I wanted to discuss how and why I became interested in politics. My journey into this arena differs from many people I know who are actively involved, and have been for most of their lives. I didn’t grow up being interested in politics at all. In fact, my family wasn’t either. Yes, they voted in every election cycle, sometimes for … Continue reading Journal Entry #4: The Story of How I Became interested in Politics

Journal Entry #3: Reasons for Hope

August 25, 2019 There’s been many times in the past two and half years where it feels like we’re helpless in this slow-motion car crash that is Donald Trump’s Presidency. No matter what we set out to do to fight the excesses of this administration, weeks like this one can make it seem like what we are doing isn’t quite enough to push back on … Continue reading Journal Entry #3: Reasons for Hope

Now is the Time To Take Action

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

Holding the Wisconsin GOP Legislature Accountable

One of our stated goals here at Blue Moon Wisconsin is that we want to make state politics more accessible to people. So much of our modern media environment is consumed, rightly by some extent, with what’s going on with the federal government. That’s because so many of the crucial and complex issues that we face are things that the federal government has the most … Continue reading Holding the Wisconsin GOP Legislature Accountable

Analyzing Issues with the Wisconsin Democratic Party and State Legislative Races in 2018.

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.

Introducing Myself, Breaking the Ice, & Laying the Path Forward

Hello everyone! In the wake of Dan’s announcement, I wanted to take some time to personally introduce myself, talk about why I’m here, and lay out what I’m hoping to do as we head toward 2020. Whether you feel like the 2018 midterm elections were just yesterday, or you’re having to stop yourself from sprinting to the voting booth for a primary election, I’m hoping … Continue reading Introducing Myself, Breaking the Ice, & Laying the Path Forward

Introducing the Political Journal Entry Series

To provide the site with different kinds of content, I wanted to introduce a series called the Political Journal Entry series. The goal of this Political Journal Entry series is to document things I’m thinking about, or that I’m experiencing in the field as an organizer/volunteer. Unlike our other blog posts to this point, which have focused on providing detailed content on a specific policy … Continue reading Introducing the Political Journal Entry Series

A Letter to Senator Ron Johnson on Migrant Detention Centers

I wrote a letter to Republican Senator Ron Johnson a few weeks ago about the crisis going on at the migrant detention centers being run by our government. Senator Johnson is the head of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security. Dan Shafer, of The Recombobulation Area Blog, detailed how Senator Johnson has failed to use his position in leadership to address this growing and pressing … Continue reading A Letter to Senator Ron Johnson on Migrant Detention Centers