Archive | Badger Democracy RSS feed for this archive

#StillUs: We have not been defeated

April 13, 2020 by Michael Mertes On April 11, 2020, Bernie Sanders urged his supporters to follow through and vote for him, even though he suspended his campaign: My name will be on the ballot. That’s the way it is in all of the remaining states that hold primaries. We would like to get as […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Dear Bernie, There’s Something We Simply Cannot Do Without You

March 22, 2020 by Deborah Ierace Dear Bernie, Firstly, thank you so much for all you have done for the world. I want to say how much I respect you. As your campaign slogan so well explains, it’s “Not Me. Us.” Today I’m compelled to write to you about us. I can’t tell you how desperate the […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

ACTION ALERT WISCONSIN: Online Voting Registration Deadline March 18

March 16, 2020 Wisconsin residents have until Wednesday, March 18 to register online for an absentee ballot for the April and May elections. We need lots of turn out, but please be safe. Wisconsin’s spring election is set for Tuesday, April 7th: Presidential Democratic Primary: *Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden Supreme Court: *Dane County Circuit Judge […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

The Hope of #NotMeUs

March 8, 2020 by Barbara With I am a healthy, white, 65-year-old woman of privilege. I have no children or grandchildren and live a happy life. I own my home where I have clean water, food on the table, Medicare, and make a living wage. This makes me privileged. Compared to the struggling families around […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

EDITORIAL: The Snowflake Dilemma

March 6, 2020 by Scott Luedtke Ever wondered why Democrats are often labeled “Snowflakes?” As an independent leaning, recovering Democrat, let me give you my take. “Snowflake” — someone with an inflated sense of uniqueness, an unwarranted sense of entitlement, who is overly-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions. Prior to Super Tuesday, Joe […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Chequamegon Dems Reject Bewley’s Support of SB386; Urge Gov. Evers to Veto

November 11, 2019 by Barbara With On November 9, 2019, the membership of the Chequamegon Democrats, which represents Ashland and Bayfield County members of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, met and after full and free discussion passed a resolution rejecting AB426/SB386, the controversial ALEC “anti-protest” bill and are calling on Governor Evers to veto the […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Open records request reveals overwhelming opposition to lame duck session

October 14, 2019 by Erik Gunn This article was first published by the Wisconsin Examiner on September 3, 2019. Republican lawmakers who voted late last year to shackle the powers of incoming Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul did so despite thousands of messages from voters imploring them not to, newly revealed correspondence […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Janet Bewley betrays the water

October 21, 2019 by Barbara With The Senate hearing for SC386—the Anti-Protester bill—begins today, and one of the bills co-sponsors, Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Mason), will be listening to testimony from people from her district who will travel to the capitol to express their objections to the corporate bill. While many of the objections to the […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Democratic Party of Wisconsin and their deep ties to Big Oil

October 20, 2019 by Barbara With Corporate Fascism: When corporations collude with politicians to write and pass laws to benefit the corporations at the expense of the people, land, water, natural resources, communities, civil and human rights, and democratic process. On Tuesday, October 22, a public hearing will be held in Madison for SB386, the Republican […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Hearing scheduled for Anti-Protester Bill: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:00 AM 330 Southwest

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With The Wisconsin Senate has scheduled a public hearing for SB 386, the Anti-Protester Bill being co-sponsored by five Democrats.  Written by American Petroleum Institute lobbyist Marcus Bentley, SB 386 is based on ALEC “Infrastructure Safety” model legislation and makes trespassing on an energy provider’s property/easement or destroying their property […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →