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DPW Statement on George Floyd’s Death
Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Politicians, lobbyists and activists fall back on party line in attacking or praising decision.

Tiffany Wins Northwoods Special Election

Tiffany Wins Northwoods Special Election

Republican wins congressional race by 14 points, down from Trump’s 20 point margin in 2016.

Political Organizers Go Digital To Reach Voters

Political Organizers Go Digital To Reach Voters

Social media, Zoom calls and texting campaigns supplant face-to-face campaigning during pandemic.

Murphy’s Law: The Quack Science of Robin Vos
Murphy’s Law

The Quack Science of Robin Vos

He’s “not a doctor,” he says while repeatedly rejecting medical experts amid a deadly pandemic.

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

69% of Wisconsin voters say Trump did too little to prepare country for COVID-19.

Federal Lawsuit Challenges April Election

Federal Lawsuit Challenges April Election

Alleges voters were disenfranchised, seeks re-vote for them.

“Voter Suppression At Its Worst,” DNC Chair Tom Perez Says

“Voter Suppression At Its Worst,” DNC Chair Tom Perez Says

National Democratic Party may sue over Wisconsin's April 7th election.

Back in the News: New York Times Blasts State Republicans
Back in the News

New York Times Blasts State Republicans

"You Shouldn’t Have to Risk Your Life to Vote," editorial declares.

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Extended, Election Not Delayed by Federal Judge

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Extended, Election Not Delayed by Federal Judge

Ballots must now be received by April 13th at 4 p.m., a six day delay.

Extra Pens, Sanitized Voting Machines

Extra Pens, Sanitized Voting Machines

Voting in spring election will be drastically changed by COVID-19, with many voting by mail.

Survey Shows Support for Health Care Changes

Survey Shows Support for Health Care Changes

4 of 5 respondents in state survey worry they won’t be able to afford health care in the future.

The State of Politics: How Will State Party Pick DNC Delegates?
The State of Politics

How Will State Party Pick DNC Delegates?

Complicated formula to assure geographic, gender, racial balance for 84 delegates.

Data Wonk: Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump
Data Wonk

Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump

Weld and Walsh barred from Republican presidential primary in state’s Spring election. Why?

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler Releases Statement In Response To President Trump’s Upcoming Visit to Milwaukee
DPW Statement on Leaked Audio from Wisconsin Republican Event
Public School Workers, Parents, Community Leaders to protest Betsy DeVos appearance at publicly funded private voucher school
Press Release

Public School Workers, Parents, Community Leaders to protest Betsy DeVos appearance at publicly funded private voucher school

"Betsy DeVos is waging war on public education and is working to make drastic cuts to after school programs, arts education, literacy development, community schools, foreign language education, the Special Olympics, and has proposed a $143 billion cut from federal student loans."

“Toxic Tom Tiffany” Announces Bid for Congress
Press Release

“Toxic Tom Tiffany” Announces Bid for Congress

DPW unveils ToxicTomTiffany.com microsite and digital ad buy to highlight Tiffany's record

Trump’s Economy is Failing Hard-Working Wisconsinites
Press Release

Trump’s Economy is Failing Hard-Working Wisconsinites

"President Trump’s failing economy is built on the numerous broken promises he made to hardworking Wisconsinites," DPW Chair Ben Wikler said.

Parties Eye Candidates For Duffy’s Seat

Parties Eye Candidates For Duffy’s Seat

Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany and Democratic Rep. Nick Milroy consider run for Congress.

DPW Chair Ben Wikler Statement on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
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DPW Chair Ben Wikler Statement on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

"On equal pay day we recognize that despite the work of generations of activists to ensure equal rights, a black woman, on average, will make 61 cents on the dollar to a white man doing the same job."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Hires Director of Trump Rapid Response
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Hires Director of Trump Rapid Response

Philip Shulman will focus on bringing attention to the negative impacts of Trump’s broken promises on Wisconsin voters.

Scott Walker Promises Not to Run for Higher Office, Again
Press Release

Scott Walker Promises Not to Run for Higher Office, Again

"While we’re glad Scott Walker has decided to flee the state after having been rejected by voters, we’re all too familiar with his habit of breaking his promises."

DPW Chair to President Trump: “In 2020, the Badger Bites Back”
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DPW Chair to President Trump: “In 2020, the Badger Bites Back”

Wisconsin Democrats call out Trump's broken promises as the President officially kicks off re-election bid

Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Anniversary of Trump Calling His Own Health Care Bill “Mean”
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Anniversary of Trump Calling His Own Health Care Bill “Mean”

On this day in 2017 Trump accidentally told the truth about his toxic health care agenda

New Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Would Reduce Premiums
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New Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Would Reduce Premiums

"Wisconsinites are paying a Vos Tax in the form of higher insurance premiums. It's time to expand Medicaid and abolish the Vos Tax."

Democrats Celebrate at State Convention

Democrats Celebrate at State Convention

Evers, Baldwin speak on how to win: don’t “get down into the mud with Republicans.”

Wikler Is New Democratic Party Chair

Wikler Is New Democratic Party Chair

MoveOn leader Ben Wikler defeats David Bowen, will replace Martha Laning.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Welcomes New Leadership Team
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Welcomes New Leadership Team

Ben Wikler elected Chair of Party by delegates, Felesia Martin and Lee Snodgrass 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Vice Chair

The State of Politics: A New Generation of Political Leaders
The State of Politics

A New Generation of Political Leaders

GenXers and Millennials are replacing Baby Boomers in political office.

Stop the Wisconsin GOP power grab
Press Release

Stop the Wisconsin GOP power grab

Indivisible Madison calls for people statewide to ”Pack the Capitol” for the JFC Hearing on Mon., Dec. 3 at 12:30 pm – and the #RESPECTMYVOTE rally on Mon., Dec. 3 at 5:30pm