September 21, 2019 If you’ve read our site before, you know I’ve talked a lot about how it’s difficult to avoid feeling helpless at times during the Trump Presidency. If you feel that way, though, don’t! You have the agency to change things if you get involved in a cause you are passionate about right NOW! Take some inspiration from the following. I just organized … Continue reading Journal Entry #8: Don’t Feel Helpless About What’s Going On. Do Something About it!
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
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
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
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
August 18th, 2019 We have our work cut out for us in 2020. Though I find myself being an optimist about our electoral chances, even after the cautionary tale of 2016, there have been several signs this week that we have a LOT of work to do if we’re going to defeat Donald Trump, and the GOP, next November. Warning Signs Crooked Media, a company … Continue reading Political Journal Entry #2: The Long Road Ahead
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.
I’m excited to announce that Anthony Bernardi will be joining the Blue Moon Wisconsin team, both as a contributor to the blog, and as a co-host for our Blue Moon Wisconsin Podcast (coming soon!). Anthony and I met on the Democratic Coordinated Campaign in Madison during the 2016 general election. At that time, we were both fellows with the campaign that were looking to get … Continue reading Announcing A New Addition to the Team
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