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Jeff Smith - Saving our Democracy

State Senator  Jeff Smith
January 20, 2021

Now is the time when our government should be focusing on our COVID-19 recovery. Wisconsin leaders should be fixing the unemployment insurance crisis, working on the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out and expanding broadband access for every rural household. This is what I’d rather spend my time on. Sadly, other issues have overshadowed the essential work that should be happening because our nation is as divided as it’s ever been.

 

Presidential Inauguration

Joe Biden 2021 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

January 20, 2021

Please join us in welcoming in a new administration - Thank you to C-Span for the live stream of the inauguration.

Andrea Palm leaving Wisconsin DHS for Biden administration

Karen Timberlake
January 18, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden is continuing to fill out his cabinet appointees, and that he is appointing Wisconsin DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm as Deputy-Secretary of the federal Department of Health Services. Palm will leave the state DHS on Jan. 20.

Live stream of impeachment hearing

U.S. House: Debate on Impeachment Resolution Against President Trump

January 13, 2021

This is a live stream of the impeachment debate and vote that is taking place in the US House today. The House is debating the second impeachment for President Donald Trump.

Jeff Smith - New Session, Same Story

State Senator Jeff Smith
January 12, 2021

Last Monday, on January 4th, the Wisconsin State Legislature began the 2021-22 legislative session. New members were sworn in and all elected officials looked ahead to the new session.

 

Inauguration Day is an important reminder that the Legislature includes elected representatives from many walks of life. Our job is to listen to professionals and ensure they have what they need to do their jobs the best they can.

 

Senator Ron Johnson releases speech he intended to give today

January 6, 2021

Senator Johnson has released the speech he intended to give before the Senate was disrupted today. After the takeover he changed his mind and voted against the Nevada elector objection. 

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Events in Washington D.C.

January 6, 2021
Gov. Tony Evers today released the following statement regarding events in Washington D.C.

“As are so many Wisconsinites and Americans, I am watching these horrifying events unfold in Washington, D.C. in disbelief. The peaceful transfer of power is at the very heart of our government and our country. This is an attack on our democracy. Period.

Live panel on today's events

A Panel Discussion on the attack on Washington

January 6, 2021

WisCommunity will hold a live panel on today's events with several local community leaders. At this time it will be Steve Hanson of WisCommunity, Selika Lawton, Rep. Jodi Emerson, Senator Jeff Smith, and perhaps others. It will also be available on Facebook Live and Youtube. We will go live right after 5 PM.

Live coverage of Joint Session Electoral College vote - protesters attack capitol building

WATCH LIVE: House Republicans challenge Electoral College votes

January 6, 2021

VP Pence has just welcomed the House members back into session.

The Washington Post reports that the unnamed woman who was shot today in the US Capitol has died. The House is returning to the chambers and Washington DC is currently under a curfew. 

President Trump makes an address asking protesters to go home, but repeating false claims that the election was stolen. He has also attacked Vice President Trump on Twitter for not overturning the Electoral College vote . 

Wisconsin Rep. Gallagher joins other Republicans to rebuff challenge to Biden

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
January 5, 2021

Rejecting an attempt by some in their own party, Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher and six other Republican House members said Congress has no authority in an election other than to count votes from the states, in a  released Sunday.