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Drinking Liberally MKE to meet April 20 with special guest Tom Barrett!

From my email inbox comes news of the next Drinking Liberally Milwaukee meeting. After a brief hiatus, Drinking Liberally is back and ready for some serious action!

Joining us on April 20th will be Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who will be sharing his vision on the new Milwaukee Street Car and the future of Milwaukee.


Information on the State Senate’s public hearing on right to work proposal

If you’re planning a trip to the State Capitol tomorrow, here’s information on the State Senate’s public hearing on the Republican right to work proposal.

Help Emerge Wisconsin Celebrate President’s Day in Madison!

From my email inbox comes this announcement of an upcoming event for Emerge Wisconsin. This year, we have an additional reason to celebrate President’s Day. As we gear up for the 2016 election, we are eagerly anticipating the very real possibility of electing our first female president. How did we (finally!) get to this point? […]

Interested in building a stronger progressive voice in Milwaukee?

From my email:

Hello friend,

Governor Walker’s recent attacks on public education and environmental conservation in Wisconsin have confirmed what we already know – our state needs a stronger Democratic voice. To be successful in winning elections and moving progressive issues forward, we need to have a well-trained, well-connected network of activists, staff, and […]

UW-Milwaukee College Dems To Hold A Rally To Stop Gov. Walker’s UW System Cuts

This arrived in my email inbox yesterday and I didn’t have time to post it until now:

On Wednesday, February 4, College Democrats of UW-Milwaukee will be holding a rally to raise awareness of Gov. Walker’s proposal to cut $300 million from the UW System. State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff and over 250 students are expected […]

College Democrats of Wisconsin Chair Responds To Gov. Walker’s 2015 Budget Address

From my email this evening: College Democrats of Wisconsin Chair Zach Madden released the following statement regarding Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015 Budget Address.

“Gov. Walker’s 2015 state budget is the worst budget for students in recent memory. After campaigning on a tuition freeze, Gov. Walker has betrayed students by proposing an unprecedented $300 million […]

Senator McCain Considers Sixth Term

With all due respect Senator McCain…even considering that Arizona will probably send a far more conservative tea party adherent to Washington…it’s time to retire:

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain is leaning toward running for a sixth term in 2016, he said Friday.

“I still think I have a lot to do,” he said in […]

Don’t Blame The Voters? WTF?

A letter to the editor in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggested that the voters weren’t at fault for the gridlock in Madison or Washington. Really? Although some valid points are raised in the letter (see link above and full text below)…the fact that we are dissatisfied with our elected officials by a wide margin…14% approval […]

Charting a New Course on Cuba

From the email today:

Yesterday, after more than 50 years, we began to change America’s relationship with the people of Cuba.

We are recognizing the struggle and sacrifice of the Cuban people, both in the U.S. and in Cuba, and ending an outdated approach that has failed to advance U.S. interests for decades. In doing […]

Serving Wisconsin: Retiring Senators Offer Wisdom From Senator Vinehout

This email missive from State Senator Kathleen Vinehout arrived in my in box yesterday. It’s a little wisdom and maybe a bit of foreboding about our future under the dome in Madison. But as we turn another page on politics in Wisconsin, I thought it worth sharing with you!

“There is a yearning outside the […]