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Representative JoCasta Zamarripa and Representative Lisa Subeck to Introduce Legislation Regarding President Trump’s Proposed Border Wall

March 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rep. Zamarripa (608) 267-7669
   Rep. Subeck (608) 266-7521
 
Representative JoCasta Zamarripa and Representative Lisa Subeck to Introduce Legislation Regarding President Trump’s Proposed Border Wall
 
MADISON – On Wednesday, March 15, Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) and Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) will hold a press conference to introduce legislation regarding President Trump’s proposed border wall.
 

Senator Vinehout statement on the Governor’s Budget Address

Kathleen Vinehout

Let’s wait to see the small print

“Governors like to put the good news in headlines and the bad news in small print.”

“Over the next several weeks, we will learn more about the small print details when the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau releases their budget summary. Until then, Wisconsin citizens would be well advised to reserve judgement on Governor Walker’s plan."

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Rep. Sargent: Walker and Wisconsin GOP: “This is fine. Everything is Fine Here.”

Democrats still wondering which Wisconsin the GOP is talking about in today’s budget address

 

(MADISON) - Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement in response to Governor Walker’s 2017 budget address:

 

“Here’s a shorter version of Governor Walker’s budget fairytale he’s trying to peddle to the people of Wisconsin:”

This is fine 

Lack of Urgency, Transparency in Sexual Assault Kit Testing Necessitates Audit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          

Date: February 7, 2017

Contact: Melissa Sargent       

608-266-0960

 

Lack of Urgency, Transparency in Sexual Assault Kit Testing Necessitates Audit

Representative Sargent requests an official audit of the DOJ’s sexual assault kit backlog and testing policies and procedures 

 

Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Republican Proposal to Limit Public Employee Access to Women’s Health Care

Lisa Subeck
MADISON – State Representative Lisa Subeck (D – Madison) released the following statement today regarding a proposal by Representative Andre Jacque (R- DePere) and Senator David Craig (R- Big Bend) that would prohibit the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services, eliminating this existing women’s health care coverage for public employees.
 

Statement from Senator Kathleen Vinehout on the Governor's State of the State Address

Kathleen Vinehout
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2017
 
 
Statement From Senator Kathleen Vinehout on the Governor’s State of the State Address
 
The Governor presents a rosy picture of our state. But there are storm clouds on the horizon.
 
Wisconsin’s economy has lagged the rest of the country. Minnesota recovered lost jobs two full years before Wisconsin. And the country as whole recovered jobs lost during the Recession a full year before Wisconsin. Wages in Wisconsin trail our neighboring states of Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan.
 
State debt remains among the highest its been in history. Rural residents suffer with poorer schools, and crumbling roads. Local governments struggle with fewer resources as they absorb more programs.
 
These are the facts lawmakers must face in the coming budget.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement in Response to Election of President-Elect Donald Trump and Subsequent Protests in Several Cities Across U.S.

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The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement in Response to Election of
President-Elect Donald Trump and Subsequent Protests in Several Cities Across U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 10, 2016Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement at the conclusion of the 2016 presidential election:

"We stand at a critical moment in American democracy.  Events over the past year make clear that our nation is deeply divided. We must work together to bridge this divide to create the conditions necessary to achieve unity, promote cross-racial understanding and eliminate racial tensions.

The origins of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) lie inside the White House.  In 1963, President John F. Kennedy issued a call for lawyers across the country to mobilize to help combat discrimination and protect the rights of minorities.  While some progress has been made, we know that this progress is fragile and can be easily unraveled.  As we prepare for President-Elect Donald Trump’s tenure and a change in administration, the Lawyers’ Committee will continue to advocate for policies that ensure that every man, woman and child living in this nation is treated with dignity, fairness, respect and equality. In 2017, we will aggressively push the new administration, as we have consistently pushed every administration for decades, to take action to promote and ensure equality and justice under law for all.  

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