Stand with Charlottesville

Stand against racism and Nazis in America, and in solidarity with those killed and wounded in Charlottesville. Where: Capitol Square, Madison When: 8-10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13 Details: The event, co-sponsored by Dane Dems, Indivisible, Wisconsin Progressive Alliance, and others is developing. The Facebook event will be updated as needed.

Take action on Foxconn

Attendees at tonight’s membership meeting heard Rep. Dianne Hesselbein give a great summary about problems with Walker’s $3 billion Foxconn deal. She also mentioned that she hadn’t heard much from constituents and urged those with concerns to weigh in. If you need the contact info, go to “Who are My Legislators” on the State Legislature page. Or,… Read More

You saved the Affordable Care Act

Every Democrat and three Republicans voted no on the so-called “skinny” Obamacare repeal early this morning. Credit is due Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, as well as John McCain. But none of this would have happened without the Resistance — an alliance that included every single Democratic and Independent member of Congress as well as thousands… Read More

Red alert! Call Ron Johnson today

Mitch McConnell has put his secret Trumpcare bill on the Senate calendar for fast-track consideration. It’s crisis time, and we need to call Sen. Ron Johnson to urge him to vote no on the bill, and to concur with his stated concern over McConnell’s secrecy and rushed schedule. Even if we don’t get Johnson’s vote, we could indirectly affect other senators’ votes, because Republicans are counting calls.

Here are his office numbers:

Washington: (202) 224-5323
Milwaukee: (414) 276-7282
Oshkosh: (920) 230-7250 Read More

Pocan elected Progressive Caucus co-chair

From The Hill: Liberal Democrats on Tuesday elected Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) to replace Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) atop the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). Ellison, alongside Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), has headed the CPC since 2011. He stepped out of that role this week in order to dedicate more attention to his duties as deputy chairman of the Democratic… Read More

County Board update

We did not have time for County Board announcements at last night’s meeting, but thanks to Supervisor Mary Kolar, we have this written update: With the beautiful warm days we’ve have been having lately, I hope you’ve been able to get out and enjoy a Dane County Park. My Dane County Board progressive colleagues and… Read More