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Wisconsin Governor Debate on TMJ4 and WisconsinEye

Today's TMJ4 & UW Milwaukee Host Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

For those of you who missed the debate on TV or on-line, here is the debate in its entirety. Thank you to TM4 and WisEye for making this avaiailable to other news outlets. We will continue to bring you information on the candidates and the election as we approach the election.

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court Reading Guide

Re-published from an article at ProPublica

President Trump on Monday night nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate at the end of the month. Kavanaugh is a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Below, we’ve gathered some of the best reporting on Kavanaugh.

Primary Elections are Coming! Watch this governor forum

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Eau Claire Governor Forum

The primary elections are coming on August 14. Many issues in Wisconsin will be formed by who you elect to represent you. Your vote in this election and in the November election is important.

From the Menomonie Keep Families Together March

This from my friend Casey Green yesterday (with her permission).

how to move forward from here saturday, june 30, 2018 3:03 p.m.

the weather was brutal-wet oppressive-hot and disciplining like it was sent to mock us or

maybe just to teach us~it is so 

hard to tell~there are invisible lines everywhere these days~and even the most learned among us fail to fully know when begins~one boundary from the next~it is a valid question now

Keep Families Together in Eau Claire

Keep Families Together Eau Claire

Over 500 people came to Wilson Park in Eau Claire today to protest the border policies of the Trump administration, particularly the separation of families. This is a quick edit of the entire event, the speeches, and the brief march afterward. The speakers brought a powerful message about immigrants, fairness, and the reality of what immigrants face coming to the United States today. 

Hemp Growing Pains

“I, as a licensed hemp grower, cannot get a list of hemp processors in Wisconsin,” wrote Butch Mondeau. He stressed the problem is "a state road block.”

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Texas Racial Gerrymandering Decision

June 25, 2018

 

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Texas Racial Gerrymandering Decision (Abbott v. Perez)

 

NFU Disappointed by House Farm Bill

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 21, 2018

Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 213 to 211.

GRASSROOTS PROTEST PLANNED DURING FOXCONN GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

Electronic manufacturing giant, Foxconn, will break ground on June 28th, 2018 in the Village of Mt. Pleasant under the watchful eyes of President Donald Trump, Governor Scott Walker and Foxconn CEO and Founder, Terry Gou. In response, a coalition of nearly 40 organizations will be launching a mass demonstration entitled Operation: Shake the Ground! to illustrate the overwhelming objection by Wisconsinites to the project and its implications.

Dana Wachs suspends campaign; To endorse Evers

According to a Facebook post by his campaign manager Dana Wachs and a press release this morning, Eau Claire Attorney Dana Wachs is suspending his campaign and will endorse Tony Evers for Wisconsin governor. 

From the press release:

Andy Gronik Withdraws From Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race

June 21, 2018 Contact: Brandon Weathersby, 414-364-6729,  

Andy Gronik Withdraws From Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race Milwaukee entrepreneur Andy Gronik steps aside to help focus resources and momentum on a democratic candidate that will beat Governor Scott Walker

Keep Families Together Rally in Eau Claire, Menomonie

I've been asked multiple times if there will be a rally or protest in regard to family separation at the border by ICE. There will be nation-wide protest on Saturday June 30, and one of those rallies will take place in front of City Hall in Eau Claire from 10 AM until 2 PM. More information is available at the link below, and we'll try to keep the calendar event page up to date.

There is also a recently-announced march in Menomonie at 10:00 AM at the Clock Tower Plaza.

Penalizing People for Being Poor: Court Case Challenges Policy

Kathleen Vinehout

Do new strict requirements for Medicaid adopted by states violate the law? A federal court is set to decide after recent arguments presented by policy experts who said the requirements do violate law.

Wisconsinites Call on State to Pass Fair Maps Legislation

For Immediate Release--June 18, 2018

Press Contacts:

Marla Stephens, Citizen Action of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Organizing Co-op, (414) 469-0116, 

Supreme Court passes on Gill v. Whitford

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In a unanimous ruling this morning, the US Supreme Court sent the Gill v. Whitford case back to the lower courts. The court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have article III standing to claim damages on a state-wide basis. 

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