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CAIR Calls on Wisconsin State Assembly to Drop ‘Unconstitutional and Un-American’ Anti-Islam Bill

CAIR Calls on Wisconsin State Assembly to Drop ‘Unconstitutional and Un-American’ Anti-Islam Bill

 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/12/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Wisconsin State Assembly to drop consideration of what the Washington-based group calls an unconstitutional “anti-Islam” bill (Assembly Bill 401) that is modeled on similar Islamophobic legislation introduced in state legislatures nationwide.

Melissa Sargent - Unconstitutional Bill Addressing Republican-Manufactured Crisis to Pass Assembly

 

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June 21, 2017

Contact: Britt Cudaback, [email protected], 608-266-0960

 

Unconstitutional Bill Addressing Republican-Manufactured Crisis to Pass Assembly

Republicans set to pass bill spearheaded by Speaker Robin Vos attacking free speech rights on campus

 

(MADISON) – Today the Wisconsin State Assembly will be taking up AB 299, an unconstitutional bill attacking free speech rights on University of Wisconsin system campuses. AB 299 is a pet project for Speaker Robin Vos, who has touted it as “one of the most important” bills the Assembly will be taking up this session, so Republicans are expected to force the bill through the Assembly on a party-line vote despite Democrats’ continued objections. State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) blasted Assembly Republicans about their plan to push AB 299 through the Assembly:

Rep. Sargent: WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination

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May 17, 2017

Contact: Britt Cudaback, [email protected], 308-440-2939

 

Rep. Sargent: WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination

Governor Walker agency continues economic discouragement and taxpayer dollar malfeasance

 

(MADISON) – Today State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) voiced her outrage regarding the results of the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau’s (LAB) biennial audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) (17-9), the results of which revealed Governor Walker’s taxpayer-subsidized job agency has continued to be derelict in its duties to Wisconsin taxpayers.

 

“Not surprisingly, the audit released today is eerily similar to the audit released two years ago,” said Rep. Sargent. “WEDC has proven time and again to be derelict in its duties to taxpayers and our state. There’s no increased accountability or transparency—WEDC isn’t collecting necessary information on tax credit applications, they’re allowing more loan payment defaults, and they also can’t substantiate any actual job creation numbers.

Republicans Pass Trio of Bills Putting Vulnerable Families at Risk of Homelessness

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DATE: May 10, 2017
CONTACT: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 608-620-3884 (cell)
 
Republicans Pass Trio of Bills Putting Vulnerable Families at Risk of Homelessness
 
MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison), ranking member on the Assembly Committee on Public Benefit Reform, released the following statement in response to passage by the State Assembly of AB 238, AB 240, and AB 242, a trio of Republican bills that put Wisconsin’s most vulnerable families at risk of homelessness. 
 
“Today, I was proud to stand with my Democratic colleagues who showed great empathy for individuals and families who live in poverty and struggle to feed their children and to keep a roof over their heads.
 
It is unfortunate that Assembly Republicans, who last week stood on the Assembly floor and claimed they wanted to end homelessness, today passed a series of punitive measures that will directly result in families losing their incomes and becoming homeless.
 
Instead of shaming and punishing our most vulnerable neighbors, we should put our energy and resources into addressing the root causes of poverty, raising wages, and building a fair economy that works for all.”
 
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Press Release: Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Assembly Passage of SB 76

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DATE: May 2, 2017
CONTACT: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 920-627-5773 (cell)
 
Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Assembly Passage of SB 76
 
MADISON –State Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement after voting against passage of Senate Bill 76:
 
“I am disappointed that Republicans have decided to abandon Wisconsin’s Public Trust Doctrine, the constitutional protection that recognizes that the people, not the state, are the rightful ‘owners’ of our water. Senate Bill 76 threatens this doctrine which guarantees Wisconsin’s public water remains free and available to the public.
 
Today, Republicans are again choosing winners and losers in a political climate where the deck has been consistently stacked against the average person. The bill should have been amended to restore basic fairness, but Republicans refused to even consider reasonable changes. The result is a significant threat to our water resources.”        
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Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Committee Passage of AB 128

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DATE: April 26, 2017
CONTACT: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 920-627-5773 (cell)
 
Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Committee Passage of AB 128
 
MADISON – State Representative Lisa Subeck (D – Madison) released the following statement today after the Assembly Committee on Health passed AB 128 which would eliminate currently provided coverage for medically necessary abortion care for public employees under their health plans.
 
“Republicans are once again using women as political pawns in their quest to advance their extreme political agenda. Over the last six years, Republicans have repeatedly attacked access to women’s health care, and this bill is simply the latest of their litany of attacks. AB 128 means more interference by politicians and, in this case, one’s employer into health care decisions that should be made privately by a woman and her doctor.” 
 
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