You hear it every election cycle: “this is the most important election of our lifetimes.” It’s one of the most overused statements that people make around our elections in this country. However, this year genuinely is the most important election that most, if not all of us have faced in our lifetimes. For the better part of the past three years, many of us have … Continue reading Our democracy is on the line this November
It’s been less than 24 hours since polls closed in what can only be described as the most undemocratic election that’s happened in this country in a long time. Wisconsin went ahead with an election yesterday in the midst of global pandemic, one that’s now seen over 13,000 Americans die at the time of this writing. The state itself has not been immune to the … Continue reading Democracy in Wisconsin was killed in broad daylight
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
October 31, 2019 With us quickly approaching the one year mark to the 2020 Presidential election, I wanted to reflect on the events that transpired on that fateful day three years ago when it felt like our world turned upside down. In the fall of 2016, I was going through my third and final year of law school at UW-Madison. While I was a student, … Continue reading Reflecting on Election Day 2016: A Call to Action.
Hi everyone! I wanted to do a write-up to give all of you an update on where we are at with the site. It’s been a few weeks since I wrote my last blog post, so I thought I owed it to all of you to talk about why the site has quieted down recently. Things have gotten a lot busier for me than they … Continue reading Update on Blue Moon Wisconsin
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
The lame duck power grab passed by the Wisconsin GOP legislature, and signed into law last winter by then departing Republican Governor Scott Walker, is already proving to be an unworkable mess just mere months after it was enacted. Some of the specific issues resulting from the changes that the Wisconsin GOP made to our state government were on full display in Madison this week. … Continue reading Wisconsin GOP’s Lame Duck Power Grab is Already Proving to be Unworkable