Sen. Bernie Sanders will join progressive groups in Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan next week as part of a nationwide campaign to drum up grassroots opposition against the new Republican-backed tax law ahead of the midterm elections.
The Vermont independent will take direct aim at Trump-era Republicans’ signature legislative achievement in those three key states, two of which, Michigan and Wisconsin, were instrumental in the President’s 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton.
Sanders, who already announced plans to stump for Pete D’Alessandro, a 2016 aide now running for Congress, on February 23 in Des Moines, Iowa, is scheduled to headline an event in Cedar Rapids that evening, before leading rallies the next two days in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Lansing, Michigan. He will also host a rally for Democrat Randy Bryce, who is running in Wisconsin’s first congressional district, home to House Speaker Paul Ryan, during his time in the state.
The tax law has seen an uptick in popularity since it was passed by Republicans in the House and Senate and signed by President Donald Trump in December. According to a Monmouth University poll released in January, 44% of Americans approve of the plan and 44% disapprove of it.
In a statement, Sanders ripped the tax bill, calling it “one of the worst pieces of legislation in the modern history of our country.”
Admittedly this is my first Court candidate post I’ve created, and its a little more difficult as court candidates are careful what they say issue/policy wise lest they be accused of some sort of bias in court, but Tim Burns seems like just the right kind of guy for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. From: Burns For Wisconsin Tim Burns is a partner at a law firm in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a former co-chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association. A graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, Tim is licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. …Continue reading →
Southeastern Wisconsin native Randy Bryce says he’s running for office because not everybody is seated at the table, and “it’s time to make a bigger table.”
Bryce recently announced his bid to run for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st District come 2018 — a House seat currently held by Republican Speaker Paul Ryan. With the Twitter handle “@IronStache” and Ron Swanson vibes to boot, the Democrat iron worker says every American deserves “a good-paying job, health care security, and the ability to have hard work pay off.”
The campaign ad focuses on health care with a personal look at Bryce’s mother who suffers from multiple sclerosis.
“My mother has multiple sclerosis, my father is in assisted living, and I survived cancer in my 20s to have a miracle child in my 40s,” said Bryce. “What Paul Ryan and the Republicans are doing to take health care away from millions of us, to make it cost more and cover less, and to allow the protections we’ve gained to be stripped away – it’s just unacceptable.”
In closing remarks during the new ad spot, Bryce offers Ryan a trading places proposal.
“Let’s trade places,” Bryce says. “Paul Ryan you can come and work the iron. And I’ll go to DC.
1-26-2017 note from Jill Stein with PA, WI, MI Recount updates: When we decided to initiate a recount, together with over 10,000 volunteers and 161,000 donors, we knew it wouldn’t be easy.But we had little idea how hard the political establishment would fight against transparent, accountable elections. In Michigan, Trump’s GOP cronies stopped the recount despite – or maybe because of – revelations about major problems with the vote count, particularly in under-resourced black and brown communities. In Wisconsin, although the law was on our side, many low-income communities of color most vulnerable to tampering never got the hand recount …Continue reading →
Does No One Care That up to 7 Million Votes Were Not Counted? By Thom Hartmann – Crosscheck kicked millions of people – overwhelmingly people of color, according to Palast – off the voting rolls before election day. In many key states, the number of people purged by Crosscheck was much, much larger than Trump’s margin of victory. MI, WI, PA – As of 1-9-2016 Thoms story has almost 40,000 FB shares, 800+ Twitter Shares, and 40,000+ shares in other ways. at 100,000+- shares, sharing is running 100 times that of many recent stories posted to his site. Does No …Continue reading →
Whether we like it or not the Trump people are promoting election integrity issues to a large audience that has ignored them in the past – and while I believe Trump must never be President with every ounce of energy that i have – 100% – I strongly believe we must continue to join them in the fray to control and promote the [real] election integrity issues – at the same time – with the same intensity – 7 new links follow: 6 Million Lost Voters 10-26-2016 – AL.COM – Alabama law blocks 1 in 13 adults from voting 10-2016 – …Continue reading →
National Updates 9-2-2016 – techdirt – DHS’s New Election Cybersecurity Committee Has No Cybersecurity Experts – from the prepare-to-be-memoed-at,-hackers dept – There’s not much to be said about Georgia’s Brian Kemp and California’s Alex Padilla — in terms of cybersecurity. However, there’s plenty to be said about safeguarding elections. Padilla has been sued twice over alleged election fraud. And Kemp’s office mistakenly released the personal information of six million registered voters. But there’s one thing they can all agree on: there’s nothing to worry about. Fortunately, this lack of technical prowess won’t prevent the working group from achieving the DHS’s goal, which appears to …Continue reading →
Sections Below: Voter Party Registration Switching (NV, CA) New Story Links Voter Suppression Lawsuits (TX, NC, WI) Ohio Election Integrity Lawsuit Multiple CA Local Grand Jury Investigations JAM PAC – National Class Action Lawsuit seeking redress for the fact that the Bernie Sanders Donors and Voters were defrauded by how the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz ran the Dem party primaries – now with OVER 1,000 class members and over 13,000 Voters asking to join the Class Action Lawsuit CA 7-12-2016 SAN BERNARDINO Election Lawsuit Election Justice Resource Links Section Links in the Past Updates: Action Item Links Closing Thoughts …Continue reading →
Obama Jumps Into Wisconsin Senate Race For Russ Feingold President Barack Obama is sending out a fundraising email Monday morning for Russ Feingold, one of the Democrats’ best prospects for picking up a Senate seat this year. Feingold is running to retake his old Senate seat from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who defeated Feingold in 2010. During his 18 years in the Senate, Feingold was known as one of the chamber’s most progressive members, and this time, Democrats see him as one of their top candidates. “Russ isn’t afraid to stand up for what he knows is right, even when …Continue reading →
Feingold Up By 4 In Wisconsin Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) holds a narrow lead over vulnerable Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in a rematch for the competitive Wisconsin Senate seat, a new poll finds Wednesday. The Marquette Law School Poll found Feingold has a 4-point lead, within the survey’s margin of error, over Johnson, 45 percent to 41 percent among registered voters. Johnson faces an uphill battle for a district that went for President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and could be pivotal in which party gains control of the upper chamber. The poll’s results have barely shifted from …Continue reading →