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!
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.
Wisconsin Republican State Assembly Speaker, Robin Vos (Rochester), appeared to blame a drop in test scores in math and reading proficiency in the state on public schools this week. Vos’s comment came in response to the Department of Public Instruction releasing their annual study on how students performed during the 2018-19 school year on standardized testing in math and reading proficiency. The study found that … Continue reading Blame Wisconsin Republicans, Not Schools, For Falling Test Scores
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
Donald Trump’s trade war is threatening to plunge our country into a recession. President Trump has spent much of his first three years in office fighting with the Chinese government and other countries over trade policy. It was a fight that the President picked on the misguided belief that punitive actions would force other countries he was “negotiating” with to make concessions to the United … Continue reading Trump’s Trade War is Leading Our State and Our Country Towards Disaster
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 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