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Dark Money airing on PBS Monday Night

DARK MONEY (2018) | Official Trailer HD | PBS Distribution

Wis.Community recently held a screening of the film Dark Money in Downsville. This film will be shown Monday, Oct. 1 on PBS stations nationwide (the first showing will be at 9 PM Monday night). The film will also become available for streaming after the national premiere. 

Newly-Formed Covia closing sand mines, reducing production in Menomonie

Fairmont Santrol and Unimin merged in June to form a new company called Covia. Today Covia announced that they are reducing their frac sand production from 36 million tons per year to 32 million tons. This is primarily because many production companies are postponing fracking wells while waiting for more pipeline infrastructure. 

29th Assembly Candidate Forum

John Rocco Calabrese

Wisconsin 29th Assembly District Forum 2018

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley Area sponsored a candidate forum on 9/25/2018 at the Dunn County Judicial Center. Candidates from the 27th District that participated were John Rocco Calabrese (D) and Rob Stafsholt (R) - the incumbent candidate. Brian Correia (L) was unable to attend the forum. Questions were submitted to the candidates from the audience and time limits were set on their responses.

LWVWI: Statement of opposition to ICE arrests in Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          Contact: Erin Grunze, Executive DirectorSeptember 26, 2018                                                           608-256-0827;

Potato Disease, the UW and the Wisconsin Idea

Kathleen Vinehout

Late blight is a devastating potato and tomato disease that spreads quickly in late summer. It can wipe out a crop in just a few days. This disease caused the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s which led to the starvation or relocation of millions of Irish, including my ancestors.

Election Commission will have ambitious meeting before Nov. Election

The Wisconsin Elections Commission will hold a particularly long and extensive meeting tomorrow, Sept. 25. Part of the meeting will be devoted to getting feedback on plans to spend the $7 million federal grant for election security. Approximately $2.4 million of that money has been allocated to hire additional staff for security purposes, particularly before the November election. This money will be used to hire six additional staff for the next four years.

Who Will Care For You? A Crisis in Health Care

Questions on Health Care

Who Will Care For You? A Crisis in Care

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin recently held a forum on healthcare, concentrating on things that can be done for healthcare providers and ways to make it possible to provide more health care providers in the market.

Eau Claire Grassroots Festival

Wisconsin Grassroots Network and multiple other groups are holding a Grassroots Festival on Saturday at UW-Eau Claire Davies Center. Wis.Community and Citizen Action Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin will have a table at the event, and if you're coming please stop in to visit. Registration and tabling start at 8 AM in the Ojibwe Ballroom. The actual festival will begin at 9.  The keynote speaker will be John Nichols. Tickets are still available at the link below.

Interview with Mel Pittman - Republican Candidate for 31st Senate District

Campaign 2018: Mel Pittman (R) Candidate for 31st SD

Mel Pittman is the Republican candidate for the 31st Senate District. Thanks to for the video.

Tribes and Lawmakers Meet to Resolve Issues - Senator Vinehout

“Can you fix Syria?” a woman asked me. “No,” I said as I shook my head. “Syria is a bit above my pay-grade. My international work [as State Senator] is limited to work with our Native Tribes.”

Native Tribes are sovereign nations.

Tribes have their own government including legislatures and courts. Many federal laws and treaties govern Wisconsin Tribes. But so do our state laws.

Interview with Wren Keturi (D), Candidate for 67th district

Campaign 2018: Wren Keturi (D) Candidate for 67th AD

Interview with Wren Keturi, Democratic candidate for the 67th district. Thanks to for the video.

Jeff Smith Interview - Democratic Candidate for 31st Senate District

Campaign 2018: Jeff Smith (D) Candidate for 31st SD

Interview with Jeff Smith, Wisconsin Senate Candidate for the 31st Senate District. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video.

New Study: Speed and Secrecy in Lawmaking

Kathleen Vinehout

“The length of time bills were deliberated [in the Wisconsin Legislature] dropped significantly soon after Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators took control in 2011,” wrote investigative reporter Teodor Teofilov.

Preview Screening of Dark Money Documentary

Dark Money Photo

Dark Money Trailer #1 (2018) | Movie Trailers

Wis.Community will be offering an opportunity to see the new PBS/POV documentary Dark Money before the national showing of the film on PBS.

Echo Reardon interview - 91st Assembly Republican Candidate

Campaign 2018: Echo Reardon (R) Candidate for 91st AD

Echo Reardon is the Republican Candidate for the 91st Assembly District. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video.

Jodi Emerson Interview - 91st District Democratic Candidate

Campaign 2018: Jodi Emerson (D) Candidate for 91st AD

Part of our continuing coverage of the 2018 election and candidates - this is an interview with Jodi Emerson, Democratic Candidate for the 91st Assembly DIstrict. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video. 

November Election Voter Guide from League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Available Now

Date of Release or Mention: Friday, September 7, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 7, 2018   Contact:  Eileen Newcomer, Voter Education Coordinator, 608-256-0827 

  MADISON, WI:  The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin launches of the nonpartisan voter guide on VOTE411.org.

Supporting the UW Helps All of Wisconsin

Kathleen Vinehout

“Investing in the UW System is an investment in Wisconsin,” said University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross, calling for an investment of another $107.5 million in the next biennial budget.

Over the past several years, budget cuts and tuition freezes hampered the UW System’s ability to retain professors, continue research and deliver high quality affordable education.

NEW MARQUETTE LAW SCHOOL POLL FINDS TIGHT RACES FOR WISCONSIN GOVERNOR, U.S. SENATE SEAT

 

MILWAUKEE — A new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds a tight race for governor following last week’s statewide primary elections.

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