Democracy in the United States of America is under assault. What’s happening before our eyes is the greatest threat posed to our democratic institutions since a civil war nearly tore us apart almost 160 years ago. Everywhere we look today, there are flashing red warning lights going off that indicate we are well down the path towards becoming an authoritarian country. Let’s briefly dive into … Continue reading American democracy is on the verge of collapse
Voter suppression is a massive issue that we face as we head into the 2020 election. Wisconsin has been ground zero for Republican efforts to suppress the vote. In 2016, those efforts were successful in lowering turnout in just enough key targeted areas of the state that Donald Trump was able to win by less than a quarter percent of the vote over Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading Wisconsin Republicans Voter Suppression Efforts Must be Fought. Help Us Combat That Ahead of 2020.
September 11, 2019 To say things changed in our country on September 11, 2001 is an understatement. That day touched the lives of all of us, especially those of us who were old enough remember where we were and what were doing. I was in the fourth grade when 9-11 happened. It was a school day. We were only in the first few days of … Continue reading Journal Entry #6: Remembering September 11, 2001.
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
A lot of ink in recent months has been dedicated to trying to predict what the electoral landscape may look like next fall ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election. One of the most commonly discussed and highlighted aspects of the election is that, if the election were held today, the Electoral College would likely come down to the same states that were ultimately decisive to … Continue reading It’s Too Early To Be Making Conclusive Statements About How the 2020 Election Will Play Out
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
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.
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
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
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