State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff

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Rep. Brostoff Condemns the Sulfide Mining Bill
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Rep. Brostoff Condemns the Sulfide Mining Bill

The bill, Assembly Bill 499/Senate Bill 534, looks to lift environmental protections regulating sulfide ore mining in Wisconsin.

Democrats Introduce <em>CNA Pay Act</em> to Address Nursing Aide Shortage
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Democrats Introduce CNA Pay Act to Address Nursing Aide Shortage

The rate of CNAs leaving the profession continue to increase as they leave the industry for jobs with higher wages and better benefits.

Op Ed: Why I Oppose Foxconn Deal
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Why I Oppose Foxconn Deal

Rep. Brostoff on corporate extortion, suicide nets and the race to the bottom.

Rep. Brostoff Condemns Use of Wisconsin State Troopers against NoDAPL Water Protectors
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Rep. Brostoff Condemns Use of Wisconsin State Troopers against NoDAPL Water Protectors

"We, as a state, must not participate in further subjugation of the political power of Native American people to the benefit of the interests of the rich."

Wisconsin deserves better than an arsonist who wants credit for putting out the fire
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Wisconsin deserves better than an arsonist who wants credit for putting out the fire

Statement from Rep. Brostoff Regarding Education Funding in Governor Walker’s Proposed Budget

Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"Today, please remember the immensely meaningful work that Martin Luther King Jr. did for this whole country..."

Representative Jonathan Brostoff to Governor Scott Walker: “Why You Lyin’?”
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Representative Jonathan Brostoff to Governor Scott Walker: “Why You Lyin’?”

“I hope this year Walker will finally try to help Wisconsinites, but I fear we will see more of the same; using hard-earned taxpayer dollars to pay off his millionaire friends.”

Representative Jonathan Brostoff is Honored to be Sworn into Office for the 2017-19 Session, is Eager to Tackle Fresh Agenda
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Representative Jonathan Brostoff is Honored to be Sworn into Office for the 2017-19 Session, is Eager to Tackle Fresh Agenda

Brostoff will be the Ranking Member for the Assembly Democrats on the Committee for Regulatory and Licensing Reform.

Rep. Brostoff Calls for Change after the Tragic Homicide of a Man with Mental Illness
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Rep. Brostoff Calls for Change after the Tragic Homicide of a Man with Mental Illness

Terrill Thomas died in the Milwaukee County Jail just nine days after being arrested.

Rep. Brostoff Welcomes the Mexican Consulate to the 19th Assembly District
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Rep. Brostoff Welcomes the Mexican Consulate to the 19th Assembly District

The Mexican Consulate in Milwaukee will provide a much-needed service to our community offering legal advice, passports, consular IDs, and voter registration cards.

Representative Brostoff Thanks the UW Credit Union for their Commitment to their Employees
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Representative Brostoff Thanks the UW Credit Union for their Commitment to their Employees

Last Session, Rep. Brostoff was a co-sponsor of Assembly Bill 264 which would have raised minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Representative Brostoff Stands with Inmates Protesting for Humane Treatment
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Representative Brostoff Stands with Inmates Protesting for Humane Treatment

"There is endless evidence for the harmful psychological effects that solitary confinement has on an individual."

Jonathan Brostoff announces re-election bid
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Jonathan Brostoff announces re-election bid

Brostoff promises to keep up the fight in Madison for progressive values

Representatives Brostoff, Bowen, Kessler, and Sinicki Take Stand Against Legislation Attacking Milwaukee Taxpayers, Local Control
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Representatives Brostoff, Bowen, Kessler, and Sinicki Take Stand Against Legislation Attacking Milwaukee Taxpayers, Local Control

Assembly Bill 885 mandates a government takeover of Milwaukee County’s debt collection efforts.

Mental Health: A Community Conversation
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Mental Health: A Community Conversation

I’ve heard from many citizens with questions and concerns about mental health services in Milwaukee.

Representatives Stuck and Brostoff Introduce Legislation to Prevent Privatization of Wisconsin’s Water Utilities
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Representatives Stuck and Brostoff Introduce Legislation to Prevent Privatization of Wisconsin’s Water Utilities

Representatives Stuck and Brostoff are introducing LRB 4602/1 along with Senator Chris Larson in order to keep Wisconsin’s drinking water under local control .

Representative Brostoff Recognizes the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: Celebrating Women’s Rights
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Representative Brostoff Recognizes the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: Celebrating Women’s Rights

Unfortunately, Wisconsin has seen a non-stop attack on women’s health and the right to privacy for several years now.

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff’s Statement on the State of the State Address
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Rep. Jonathan Brostoff’s Statement on the State of the State Address

“Governor Walker is not on Wisconsin’s side, so I am very concerned about the State of Our State.”

A Year in Review: GOP vs Democratic Priorities
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A Year in Review: GOP vs Democratic Priorities

We Democrats in the Assembly pushed an agenda driven by our constituents’ interests – not by the size of out-of-state wallets.

Representative Brostoff’s Statement on his Joint Resolution Honoring General Vang Pao
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Representative Brostoff’s Statement on his Joint Resolution Honoring General Vang Pao

“His heroism will not be forgotten.”

Representative Brostoff’s Statement on Passage of the Corrupt Politician Protection Act
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Representative Brostoff’s Statement on Passage of the Corrupt Politician Protection Act

Today, the bi-partisan Government Accountability Board was voted to be dismantled.

Representative Brostoff Speaks Out Against Offensive Attack on Transgender Rights
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Representative Brostoff Speaks Out Against Offensive Attack on Transgender Rights

“This is despicable. It makes me sick, angry, and ashamed that this is the business our state is conducting.”

Representative Brostoff Speaks Out Against Latest Republican Attack on Public Education
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Representative Brostoff Speaks Out Against Latest Republican Attack on Public Education

Last month, Assembly Republicans began another round of secret meetings targeting Wisconsin's Technical Colleges and our two-year UW campuses.

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff Statement on Assignment to the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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Rep. Jonathan Brostoff Statement on Assignment to the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

“I am deeply honored to be chosen to serve on this important task force and I am optimistic about what we can accomplish.”

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Arena Deal “No” Vote
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Rep. Brostoff Statement on Arena Deal “No” Vote

It is a bad deal for my neighbors in this Assembly District and for Milwaukee County.

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Legalize Gay Marriage
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Rep. Brostoff Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Legalize Gay Marriage

This ruling makes the United States the 25th country to legalize gay marriage.

Representative Brostoff Honors Hmong-Lao Appreciation Day
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Representative Brostoff Honors Hmong-Lao Appreciation Day

“This is an important part of American history and I am happy to celebrate the contributions on those brave Hmong and Lao veterans who fought for our country.”

Rep. Brostoff Stands in Solidarity with the Hmong Community
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Rep. Brostoff Stands in Solidarity with the Hmong Community

“Sao Lue Vang's family deserves justice and the Hmong community of Wisconsin deserves justice.”

Statement from Rep. Brostoff on $15 Minimum Wage
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Statement from Rep. Brostoff on $15 Minimum Wage

"Our current minimum wage is shameful"

Rep. Brostoff: Statement on the Senate Passage of Right to Exploit
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Rep. Brostoff: Statement on the Senate Passage of Right to Exploit

"I am disappointed in the Republican Senators who voted in favor of this attack on the middle class."

Invitation from Rep. Brostoff to a Protest against the UW Budget Cut Proposal
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Invitation from Rep. Brostoff to a Protest against the UW Budget Cut Proposal

“This evening I will be rallying with the community in support of the UW system.”

Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Governor Walker’s Proposed Budget
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Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Governor Walker’s Proposed Budget

“Despite the direct link between Wisconsin’s higher education system and our economic success Governor Walker has ignored the protests of our communities and proceeded with the $300 million cut to the UW System.”

Brostoff Thanks Senator Harkin for Service
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Brostoff Thanks Senator Harkin for Service

Candidate for Assembly Highlights Lessons Learned While Serving as an Intern

Brostoff Supports Minimum Wage Increase
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Brostoff Supports Minimum Wage Increase

Candidate for State Assembly Calls for $15 per Hour Living Wage in Wisconsin

Brostoff Denounces Appeals Court’s Voter ID Ruling
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Brostoff Denounces Appeals Court’s Voter ID Ruling

Candidate for State Assembly Calls for Open and Fair Voting Laws in Wisconsin

Brostoff Applauds Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Urges Continued Efforts on LGBT Issues
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Brostoff Applauds Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Urges Continued Efforts on LGBT Issues

Jonathan Brostoff candidate for State Assembly in District 19, released the following statement.

On Labor Day, Brostoff Urges Continued Fight for Future of Wisconsin’s Workers
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On Labor Day, Brostoff Urges Continued Fight for Future of Wisconsin’s Workers

Brostoff honors labor achievements and calls for the protection of workers’ rights

With Grassroots Win for State Assembly, Brostoff Thanks District for Support
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With Grassroots Win for State Assembly, Brostoff Thanks District for Support

As Democratic nominee for District 19, Brostoff stresses unity, positive dialogue

As Out-of-District PAC Money Floods Into Race, Brostoff Proud of Strong Grassroots Campaign
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As Out-of-District PAC Money Floods Into Race, Brostoff Proud of Strong Grassroots Campaign

Brostoff emphasizes local support and calls on other candidates to keep race positive

New Endorsements from Organized Labor and Social Work Professionals Show Growing Momentum for Brostoff in Assembly Race
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New Endorsements from Organized Labor and Social Work Professionals Show Growing Momentum for Brostoff in Assembly Race

Brostoff’s work in state capitol and Milwaukee will make him a champion for improved workers’ rights and social services, say AFSCME Local 82 and NASW-WI

Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd Says Brostoff is Right Candidate for District 19
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Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd Says Brostoff is Right Candidate for District 19

As race nears final stretch, Harris Dodd expresses support for Brostoff’s work ethic and progressive values

Jonathan Brostoff Committed to Being a Full-Time Representative
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Jonathan Brostoff Committed to Being a Full-Time Representative

Community needs are not part-time; district deserves problem-solver completely dedicated to district, says Brostoff

State Representative Mandela Barnes Endorses Jonathan Brostoff
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State Representative Mandela Barnes Endorses Jonathan Brostoff

Brostoff campaign continues to earn support from Milwaukee’s state delegation

Brostoff Statement on Restoration of Historic Preservation Tax Credit
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Brostoff Statement on Restoration of Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Program critical to economic development in district should be defended, says Brostoff

Jonathan Brostoff Earns Endorsement of Assistant Assembly Democratic Leader Sandy Pasch
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Jonathan Brostoff Earns Endorsement of Assistant Assembly Democratic Leader Sandy Pasch

Endorsement for State Assembly reflects astounding community support for Brostoff as race nears final stretch

Representative Katrina Shankland Endorses Jonathan Brostoff for Assembly
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Representative Katrina Shankland Endorses Jonathan Brostoff for Assembly

Brostoff has most endorsements from state legislators of any in the race

Momentum Builds for Brostoff as Campaign Demonstrates Strong Fundraising Performance
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Momentum Builds for Brostoff as Campaign Demonstrates Strong Fundraising Performance

End of finance reporting period shows wide community support for Brostoff

Brostoff Releases Position Paper on Jobs for Milwaukee
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Brostoff Releases Position Paper on Jobs for Milwaukee

“We need a holistic economic solution that works for us all, not just those with the most,”

Brostoff Discusses Vision for New, Effective Leadership with WisconsinEye
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Brostoff Discusses Vision for New, Effective Leadership with WisconsinEye

Extended interview sheds light on Brostoff’s stances on green jobs, public education

Brostoff Releases Position Paper on Reducing Student Debt
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Brostoff Releases Position Paper on Reducing Student Debt

As federal legislation stalls, Brostoff offers solutions for higher education reform

Brostoff Releases Position Paper on the Future of Education in Wisconsin
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Brostoff Releases Position Paper on the Future of Education in Wisconsin

Brostoff is endorsed by more school board members than any in the race

Brostoff Statement on Overturning of Wisconsin’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban
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Brostoff Statement on Overturning of Wisconsin’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for the 19th Assembly District, released the following statement on today’s overturning of Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Civil Rights Champion Vel Phillips Endorses Jonathan Brostoff for Assembly
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Civil Rights Champion Vel Phillips Endorses Jonathan Brostoff for Assembly

Brostoff campaign continues momentum towards August election

Brostoff Submits Nomination Papers, Collects 1,000 Signatures
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Brostoff Submits Nomination Papers, Collects 1,000 Signatures

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for the 19th Assembly District, submitted his nomination papers to the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

Veterans need legislative action and community support, says Brostoff
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Veterans need legislative action and community support, says Brostoff

Jonathan Brostoff released the following statement on Memorial Day to send a call to action in support of our nation’s veterans.

Milwaukee should continue to embrace the bicycle, says Brostoff
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Milwaukee should continue to embrace the bicycle, says Brostoff

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for State Assembly in District 19, released a statement about Bike to Work Week:

Brostoff declared winner of first debate for Assembly District 19
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Brostoff declared winner of first debate for Assembly District 19

Jonathan Brostoff last week won the straw poll at the first debate between candidates for Assembly District 19.

Brostoff calls for Increase in Minimum Wage
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Brostoff calls for Increase in Minimum Wage

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for State Assembly District 19, released a statement today in observance of International Workers’ Day.

“Forward thinking and broadly focused” environmental legislation needed, says Brostoff
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“Forward thinking and broadly focused” environmental legislation needed, says Brostoff

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for Assembly District 19, released a statement in observance of Earth Day:

Assembly candidate Brostoff calls for non-partisan redistricting
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Assembly candidate Brostoff calls for non-partisan redistricting

State Assembly candidate Jonathan Brostoff has called for non-partisan redistricting in Wisconsin to rectify gerrymandering.

Jonathan Brostoff thanks Sandy Pasch for years of service
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Jonathan Brostoff thanks Sandy Pasch for years of service

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for State Assembly District 19, released a statement after Rep. Sandy Pasch’s announcement that she will not seek re-election.

County Supervisor is a full time job; Vote NO on the referendum
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County Supervisor is a full time job; Vote NO on the referendum

Tomorrow, April 1, spring elections will take place, and the results will have long-standing effects on our community.

Jonathan Brostoff Denounces Republican Attacks on Voting Rights
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Jonathan Brostoff Denounces Republican Attacks on Voting Rights

Candidate for State Assembly supports early voting expansion

Asbestos bill latest example of need for Democratic control of legislature, says Assembly District 19 Candidate Jonathan Brostoff
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Asbestos bill latest example of need for Democratic control of legislature, says Assembly District 19 Candidate Jonathan Brostoff

he asbestos legislation supported by Wisconsin Republicans that is designed to protect corporate interests at the expense of justice for victims of asbestos exposure is the latest example of why Democrats need to win back majorities in the state legislature.

Brostoff endorses Richards for Wisconsin attorney general
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Brostoff endorses Richards for Wisconsin attorney general

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly District 19, announced his endorsement today of State Representative Jon Richards for Wisconsin attorney general.

Jonathan Brostoff Endorses Chris Moews for Milwaukee County Sheriff
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Jonathan Brostoff Endorses Chris Moews for Milwaukee County Sheriff

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly District 19, announced his endorsement today of Lieutenant Chris Moews for Milwaukee County Sheriff.

Jonathan Brostoff Gives Support for Marriage Equality Amendment
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Jonathan Brostoff Gives Support for Marriage Equality Amendment

The amendment would repeal a previous constitution amendment made in 2006 that banned gay marriage in Wisconsin.

Meet & Greet for Jonathan Brostoff Tomorrow
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Meet & Greet for Jonathan Brostoff Tomorrow

Meet & Greet for Jonathan Brostoff Tomorrow

Jonathan Brostoff  Makes Fair Campaign Pledge
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Jonathan Brostoff Makes Fair Campaign Pledge

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for Wisconsin’s 19th Assembly District, pledged today to run a clean and fair campaign as the election moves forward.

Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly
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Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly

New Leadership for a New Milwaukee