Barnes campaign: Mandela Barnes launches “Ron against Roe” tour

MADISON — Today, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced the “Ron Against Roe” tour, a tour holding Ron Johnson accountable for his record of working to rip away Wisconsinites’ ability to access abortion. Mandela will kick off the first leg of the tour on Saturday, October 1, in Green Bay with stops across the state to follow.  Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes released the following statement: “It’s time for Ron Johnson to answer for his record of endangering women and fighting to strip them of their rights. He supported an abortion ban with no exceptions that could’ve put women

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NRSC: Mandela Barnes just as dangerous on Twitter

Washington, D.C. – Mandela Barnes is a dangerous Democrat. And it turns out that he is just as dangerous on social media as he is IRL. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “I would probably say I spend too much time online,” Barnes, 35, said in a February 2021 interview. “I can be reading too, but I spend a little too much time online.” But what’s he saying on Twitter?  A lot. What we get here is an unvarnished and free-wheeling political candidate touching on a number of interesting and controversial topics over the past decade. Early on, he demonstrated his liberal leanings

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U.S. Rep. Pocan: Rep. Pocan introduces bill to create national museum of American LGBTQ+ history and culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the nation prepares to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus introduced two bills to begin the process of creating a National Museum of American LGBTQ+ History and Culture. “As our community faces unprecedented attacks and attempts to erase our history, we must preserve and protect our stories for future generations,” Rep. Pocan said. “It is vital to remember our collective past – particularly when certain states seek to constrain and repeal existing rights by passing bills that harm LGBTQ+ youth and our community at large. Let’s tell these stories, and honor

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Senate Leadership Fund: Mandela Barnes’ twitter reveals he is the extremist radical we thought he was

WASHINGTON, DC – A new report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a deep dive into the inner psyche of Mandela Barnes – probing his 18,400 tweets to paint a picture of a deeply radical, militant progressive whose views are far out of step with mainstream Wisconsinites. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: On Twitter, free-wheeling Mandela Barnes called Trump a ‘Russian spy’ and rejected George Washington as a top president “I would probably say I spend too much time online,” Barnes, 35, said in a February 2021 interview. “I can be reading too, but I spend a little too much time online.” But what’s he saying

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Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation: WDA Foundation gives back to dental and hygiene students with $30,000 in scholarships

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation has recognized 11 state dental and dental hygiene students with scholarships. A combined amount of $30,000 has been awarded in 2022 scholarships, helping to alleviate dental education expenses and ensure the availability of statewide quality oral care for years to come. Five dental students who entered their fourth year at Marquette University School of Dentistry in fall 2022 have received $5,000 each in WDA Foundation Tuition Scholarship Awards. Recipients of these awards are selected based on academic achievement, motivation, character and financial need. Students must also be Wisconsin residents and rank

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WisDems: Wisconsin retirees call out Ron Johnson ahead of La Crosse visit

La Crosse, Wis. — This Friday, La Crosse retirees will call out Senator Ron Johnson for threatening to cut Social Security, putting hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin retirees at risk of losing their livelihood. Johnson has called for Social Security to be put on the chopping block every single year.  WHAT: Press conference with La Crosse retirees hitting Ron Johnson, ahead of his Saturday visit, for threatening to cut Social Security. WHO: Vicki Burke, Wisconsin retiree Michael Smuksta, Wisconsin retiree Sue Conard, Wisconsin retiree WHEN: FRIDAY, September 30, 1:00 p.m. CT WHERE: RSVP to grace.oneill@wisdems.org to get La Crosse location

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Johnson campaign: Mandela Barnes tweets AOC is “my president”, Steve Scalise was “taking one for the team” when shot

OSHKOSH – Uncovered tweets from Mandela Barnes by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel show just how dangerously liberal Mandela Barnes is. Barnes’ tweets include a reference he made to AOC as “my president” and insulting remarks, such as when he said Rep. Steve Scalise was “taking one for the team” after the congressional baseball shooting.  Does Mandela Barnes stand by these extreme tweets today?  Read the full story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here, or read excerpts below: Bice: On Twitter, free-wheeling Mandela Barnes called Trump a ‘Russian spy’ and rejected George Washington as a top presidentDaniel BiceMilwaukee Journal SentinelSeptember 29, 2022 Lt. Gov.

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Milwaukee County Exec Crowley: Introduces 2023 budget prioritizing investments in public health and safety, mental health, substance use, youth services, and parks

MILWAUKEE, WI – This morning, County Executive David Crowley presented the 2023 Recommended Budget to the Milwaukee County Board and residents of Milwaukee County. The 2023 budget continues to advance the first County-wide strategic plan in two decades and reflects the organizational vision of achieving race and health equity. “I’m proud to say that once again in the face of many obstacles, our budget makes no major cuts to services despite the current constraints on revenue. The 2023 Recommended Budget remains a reflection of our shared values and our organizational vision of achieving race and health equity,” said Milwaukee County Executive

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UW-Stout: Near record number of employers recruiting at UW-Stout Career Conference

Menomonie, Wis. — At University of Wisconsin-Stout’s semiannual Career Conferences,hundreds of employers from across the state, Midwest and country are the norm.The events, with wall-to-wall company recruiters, are acknowledged as some of the largest inthe Upper Midwest — one reason UW-Stout has a UW-System-best employment rate forrecent graduates of 98.4%. The Fall Career Conference, which began Sept. 26 and ends Thursday, Sept. 29, has been noexception with a near-record total of 407 companies recruiting, some for multiple days, at theMemorial Student Center. On Tuesday, designated for manufacturing-related jobs, 183 employers were on handrecruiting students for jobs in engineering, packaging and

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Businesses for Democracy: Two must pass congressional bills to protect democracy video of Brennan Center for Justice’s Dan Weiner

The Business for Democracy campaign heard yesterday from Daniel Weiner, Director of the Brennan Center for Justice Elections and Governance program. In this 54-minute video Dan succinctly explains what the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act would do to protect democracy and why these bills must be enacted in 2023. Eight states have established Business for Democracy collaboratives and are raising the voice of small business to the imperative for a strong democracy to maintain a vibrant entrepreneurial economy.  This campaign of the American Sustainable Business Network is supporting these bills in addition to the Electoral Count

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Steil campaign: Rep. Steil launches 2nd TV ad of the cycle: “Voices”

Janesville, WI — Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) released his second TV ad of the 2022 campaign cycle titled, “Voices.” Since being sworn in at the start of 2019, Steil has helped thousands of people cut through the federal government’s red tape and delivered results for families, veterans, seniors, and workers.  Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) issued the following statement:  “In Congress, I have made it a priority to cut red tape for families, veterans, and seniors who are having difficulty working with the federal government. Whether the issue is with the VA, Social Security, IRS, or the State Department, my

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Evers campaign: Michels continues to make false claims about Gov. Evers’ record in order to scare and divide voters

MADISON, Wis. — This week, Tim Michels released two different TV ads making false claims about Governor Evers’ role in making parole decisions in order to scare Wisconsin voters and further divide our state. Michels has repeatedly failed to understand the facts surrounding Wisconsin’s parole system, and recently received a “Pants on Fire” rating from Politifact for a parole claim they called “false and ridiculous.” Fact Check: Michels’ campaign claimed, “Evers released hundreds of violent criminals from prison.” In Wisconsin, only the parole chair can decide who gets let out of prison on parole. While the governor appoints the parole chair, he does not make

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National Democratic Redistricting Committee: NRDC announces final round of 2022 Democracy Defenders

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) announced another round of statewide Democracy Defenders, the final in the series of our 2022 Democracy Targets. The list includes Democratic candidates for statewide offices in Texas and Maryland, as well as Democratic state legislative candidates in Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.  While the NDRC has long played in state-level elections critical for redistricting, this is the first election cycle where its electoral program has expanded to support candidates for offices that are critical to protecting democracy overall, in addition

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Dept. of Public Instruction: Wisconsin Student Assessment System results released

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today released results of the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams given to students during the 2021-22 school year. Overall, results from the standardized tests showed strong signs of recovery and progress among tested Wisconsin students, as they continue to work through learning disruptions and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to student achievement, participation in the WSAS also increased closer to pre-pandemic levels. The WSAS consists of the Forward Exam given in Grades 3-8 and 10, the ACT Aspire given in Grades 9 and 10, the ACT with writing

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Barnes campaign: Mandela Barnes launches “Ron against Roe” tour

MADISON — Today, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced the “Ron Against Roe” tour, a tour holding Ron Johnson accountable for his record of working to rip away Wisconsinites’ ability to access abortion. Mandela will kick off the first leg of the tour on Saturday, October 1, in

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NRSC: Mandela Barnes just as dangerous on Twitter

Washington, D.C. – Mandela Barnes is a dangerous Democrat. And it turns out that he is just as dangerous on social media as he is IRL. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “I would probably say I spend too much time online,” Barnes, 35, said in a February 2021 interview. “I can be

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U.S. Rep. Pocan: Rep. Pocan introduces bill to create national museum of American LGBTQ+ history and culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the nation prepares to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus introduced two bills to begin the process of creating a National Museum of American LGBTQ+ History and Culture. “As our community faces unprecedented attacks and attempts to erase our

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Milwaukee County Exec Crowley: Introduces 2023 budget prioritizing investments in public health and safety, mental health, substance use, youth services, and parks

MILWAUKEE, WI – This morning, County Executive David Crowley presented the 2023 Recommended Budget to the Milwaukee County Board and residents of Milwaukee County. The 2023 budget continues to advance the first County-wide strategic plan in two decades and reflects the organizational vision of achieving race and health equity. “I’m proud

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National Democratic Redistricting Committee: NRDC announces final round of 2022 Democracy Defenders

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) announced another round of statewide Democracy Defenders, the final in the series of our 2022 Democracy Targets. The list includes Democratic candidates for statewide offices in Texas and Maryland, as well as Democratic state legislative candidates in Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan,

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