Resource-Voter Suppression

Voter Purge “Elections officials sent the letters based on information compiled by the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, a coalition of 28 states and Washington, D.C. that tries to keep voter rolls as accurate as possible.  ERIC flags voters who file address changes with the post office or register vehicles at new addresses.The Elections … Read more Resource-Voter Suppression

Resource-Environment-PFAS

Environment - PFAS

Environment PFAS Foam found on the banks of Starkweather Creek showed high concentrations of a contaminant called PFAS (photo by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources) PFAS are considered ‘Forever Chemicals” which are being discovered in many parts of Wisconsin including Marinette, Rhinelander and Madison.  Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of human-made … Read more Resource-Environment-PFAS

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Mining

Back 40 MineLinks to activist organizations Facebook sites Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River http://jointherivercoalition.org/ https://www.facebook.com/jointherivercoalition/ Citizens Against the Back Forty Mine https://www.facebook.com/nobackfortymine/ Menominee Indian Tribe No Back 40 Mine https://www.facebook.com/NoBack40Mine/ Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition – Mining Action Group http://savethewildup.org/ The Front 40 http://menomineeriver.com/how-can-i-help/about-the-front-40/ Wisconsin Resources Protection Council – Links to Organizations Opposing Sulfide Mining … Read more Resource-Environment-Mining

Resource-Economy

Information on how the economy is really doing – factual articles not just talking points. There Are Economic Warning Signs for Trump in the Midwest By Ben Casselman and Karl Russell Dec. 16, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/16/business/trump-midwest-swing-jobs.html There are a number of interesting charts in the article.Jobs during Trump’s tenure – Dec. 2016 to Oct. 2019 Percentage … Read more Resource-Economy

Resource-Impeachment

Twitter thread from Barb McQuade addressing the various GOP defenses of POTUS. https://twitter.com/barbmcquade/status/1205353360825696256 @UMichLaw prof; legal analyst @NBCNews, @MSNBC; former US Attorney, national security prosecutor, Eastern District Michigan Here are the GOP defenses I have heard so far to articles of impeachment, along with the knee-jerk responses I have been shouting at my television. Defense … Read more Resource-Impeachment

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Health Insurance & Medicare

Links to articles: 1 – Public Opinion on Single-Payer, National Health Plans, and Expanding Access to Medicare Coverage, Kaiser Family Foundation, March 27, 2019.2 –  Would ‘Medicare for All’ Save Billions or Cost Billions?  The New York Times, April 10, 2019.  3 – Build your Own “Medicare for All” Plan. Beware: There are Tough Choices, The New York Times,February … Read more Resource-Medicare & Health Insurance

We’re All Rowing the Same Boat

By Lynn Gerlach, Green Bay On the frigid first week of November, I joined my Brown County Democratic Party friends to canvass Green Bay, seeking to discover minds that might be opened, opinions we might consider fluid, or even strong Progressives we’d not been tracking. On Saturday I entered dark, forbidding apartment buildings with stairways … Read more We’re All Rowing the Same Boat