Friday, March 29, 2013

Member Editorial: Economy

Francis Peterson's Letter to the Editor was published in this week's Inter-County Leader.  

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fallone & Evers Ad by Local Democrats

A group of local democrats independently placed an ad in the local paper to show their support for Ed Fallone for WI Supreme Court Justice and for Tony Evers for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ed Fallone for Justice Commercial Spots

Being in the twin Cities media market, we usually don't see political commercials for statewide offices.  Here are a couple TV spots from Fallone for Justice.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Member Editorial: Vote for Ed Fallone and Tony Evers


We hear that lament. We feel this weariness of heavy partisan battles in Wisconsin during the last two years. But whenever we give in to our tiredness, cynicism and resignation; our democratic society suffers.

So an urgent request - Vote in the April 2 election for the two statewide nonpartisan elective offices.

There are two overriding reasons to vote April 2.

First: Those who are indifferent to the growing gap in wealth between the richest Americans and the average citizen will not sit this election out. THEY WILL spend their money to get out the vote to defend their economic power..

If you and I as average citizens give up and stay home the great power of money in politics will continue to dominate and influence elections, legislation and public policy.

The second reason: We should honor and reward candidates who are dedicated to nonpartisanship and are not ideological in their approach to their office .

Ed Fallone, candidate for Supreme Court Justice, will work to restore civility and balance to the Wisconsin Supreme Court that sorely needs healing. His knowledge and dedication to constitutional law will serve the interests of all Wisconsin citizens.

Tony Evers, the present Superintendent of Public Instruction, has proven his leadership as a champion of public education and one dedicated to working with all segments of the public. The quality of our public education system is one of the great strengths of Wisconsin and the best guarantee of an upward mobility pathway for our youth.

Your vote does make a difference. Take time out Tuesday April 2 to vote for Ed Fallone and Tony Evers.

Fred Kramer

Chair Report - March 16, 2013

Election…April 2 is a big day for democrats across the state of Wisconsin. On that day we can make a change in the future by turning out to support Ed Fallone to the State Supreme Court for a 10-year term and Tony Evers as the State Superintendent of Schools. By voting for these two very qualified individuals we can put a damper on Scott Walker’s agenda and send a message to out-of-state billionaires Wisconsin will no longer allow you to buy Wisconsin government. In addition, you can vote for a number of nonpartisan candidates for local offices and boards. Make sure to select a candidate that is interested in carrying your values to the office they will hold. Do not miss this important election.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WI Supreme Court Debate Video - Fallone v. Roggensack

Ed Fallone and Pat Roggensack appeared on Wisconsin Public Television's Here and Now.  Watch their debate here.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Member Editorial: Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

To the Editor:

Ahh! It is spring in Wisconsin and that means election time--again! We all know who we are going to vote for in the local elections, but then we are faced with the great unknown. Who should get our vote for the State Superintendent of Schools? The incumbent, Tony Evers, has done an outstanding job and deserves to be reelected. Tony Evers has distinguished himself as a leader in Wisconsin education during his entire 36 year career. He is a Wisconsin native, married for 41 years with three grown children. He earned his education credentials at UW-Madison and his doctorate in Education in 1986. He is well known in every corner of the state, and even the governor, whose budget Tony opposed, has praised his job performance.

Evers has been instrumental in bringing $22.7 million in federal grants for innovative learning and data collection programs impacting early childhood education. He fought the governor's agenda to remove $1,6 billion in funding from public schools in Wisconsin's last biennium and is currently opposed to the governor's newest budget proposals for education. Tony has built trust with the governor and both parties in the the state legislature. He will work to give Wisconsin the best education system possible. Remember Tony Evers on April 2.

Gail Lando

Monday, March 11, 2013

Member Editorial: Ed Fallone for WI Supreme Court Justice

Fallone Will End Infighting

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and hearing Ed Fallone speak on his candidacy for a 10-year term on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.  The election for this office will be held statewide on April 2nd.  After hearing Ed’s message and conversing with him, I’m convinced he is the right person to fill that seat.

Ed Fallone has spent his lifetime fighting to ensure fairness in our court systems.  As a law professor for almost 20 years at Marquette University Law School teaching Constitutional, Corporate and Criminal Law, Ed is a leading scholar on our legal system.  During the past 25 years Ed has also maintained a viable law practice in both our federal and state courts.  He is uniquely qualified to serve on Wisconsin’s highest court.

While speaking with Ed I became keenly aware that his position on our state’s Supreme Court will return civility and dignity to the institution.  His goal on the court is to re-establish the Wisconsin Supreme Court to its historic reputation as an institution that serves the people of Wisconsin, not just the special money interests.  Ed will work to keep the court free from special interests, free of politics and to end the infighting. This is refreshing news considering the recent history of the court.

Ed and his wife live in Whitefish Bay with their two children.  He is a community leader who has worked tirelessly to promote family values, education and to broaden access to our legal system for everyone.

Join with me on April 2nd and vote for Ed Fallone for Justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Help restore Wisconsin values to our legal system and protect our state’s future.

Audrey Costerisan

Friday, March 8, 2013

Statement by the President on International Women’s Day | The White House

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the many milestones on the road to gender equality, and recommit ourselves to fight for the rights and opportunities of women and girls around the world.  
Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do.  When women succeed, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous.  Over the last year, we’ve seen women and girls inspiring communities and entire countries to stand up for freedom and justice, and I’m proud of my Administration’s efforts to promote gender equality worldwide. 
As a nation, we’ve launched new efforts to promote women’s economic empowerment and political participation, to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, and to strengthen our commitment to helping more women participate in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.  We are promoting food security initiatives that recognize the rights and needs of women farmers, and ensuring that women and girls are at the center of global health programs.  And we will continue to focus on empowering women and girls at home and abroad. 
We’ve also worked with a wide range of partners – from the United Nations and civil society groups to the private sector –  to advance this important agenda.  Because when it comes to creating a world in which our sons and daughters can reach their potential, we each have a role to play.  And we can make even more progress together.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weekly Address: Congress Must Compromise to Stop the Impact of the Sequester

Tell Johnson and Duffy you're sick of them making Americans suffer for their false GOP ideology, their proven-wrong economic theories, and their total lack of loyalty to their constituents well-being.  Click HERE for their contact information.