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Wisconsin's 2019 Supreme Court Voters Hit New Peak Of Partisanship

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April 5, 2019

When it comes to the political division between Republicans and Democrats, elections for Wisconsin Supreme Court often appear quite similar to races for the Legislature or Congress or governor or even President, even though these seats are technically non-partisan. The 2019 race between Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer was no different, and in certain ways appeared more partisan than ever given the political histories and connections of each candidate.

Leaders or Followers?

Senator Jeff Smith
April 2, 2019

#000000;">As leaders and policy makers in Wisconsin it is our job to ensure that our state government and operations run smoothly. Our agencies must be funded properly, people must be paid and projects should be moving forward in a timely fashion. It doesn’t need to be complicated. There are processes in place that have worked for decades.

Public Forum on Air Quality and Impacts on Public Health-Colfax Municipal Building

March 24, 2019

Dr. Crispin Pierce, a nationally-recognized expert on frac sand health risks, is a Professor of Environmental Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He, his interns and students will present information on recent scientific studies regarding frac sand dust at the Colfax Municipal Building in the Cozy Theater located at 613 Main Street in Colfax, Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon, March 30th, 2019.  The program will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Time to decide what ‘reality’ we want for America’s Dairyland

Danielle Endvick
March 22, 2019

Upcoming Dairy Together Road Show brings hope, research for a path forward

By Danielle Endvick | WFU Communications Director

“Reality.” It’s a word I’ve run across lately more than I’d like.

The League of Women Voters Celebrates Wisconsin Win for Democracy

March 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          Contact: Erin Grunze, Executive Director, LWVWI

Farm groups collaborate on proposals to address dairy crisis at upcoming Dairy Together events

March 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 March 19, 2019

WFU Communications, Danielle Endvick, 715-471-0398 or

Jeff Smith - You be the Judge of the Budget at Our Listening Sessions

Senator Jeff Smith
March 18, 2019

#000000;">Ever since my two daughters were young and able to ice skate, I attended their figure skating practices and competitions. I’ve respected the work and dedication these young women put in for such an incredible sport. I became so interested that I started volunteering as the announcer for the Eau Claire Figure Skating Club competitions.

The League Of Women Voters of Wisconsin opposes Election Security funding allocated to non-security functions in Governor’s Budget proposal for the Wisconsin Elections Commission

March 13, 2019
Election security is a top concern for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, as well as the public. While we applaud the Governor's office for supporting an overall increase in expenditure authority for the Wisconsin Elections Commission, we are concerned about the Governor's proposal to take money from federal election security funding to pay for state voter mailings, especially those targeting unregistered voters.

Jeff Smith - Celebrating Women's History Month

March 13, 2019

Last week we welcomed the beginning of Women’s History Month – a time for us to celebrate

women's achievements, honor women's history and reflect on the work that still needs to be done. At an early age, I was most inspired and influenced by the women in my life. I’m fortunate to have these relationships throughout my life. Women have motivated me in so many different ways and have shaped me to be the person I am today.

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