Category: Press Releases

New Bill Aims To Make Sure Incarcerated People Know And Can Use Their Voting Rights

“It’s real basic constitutional rights 101,” said Rep. Gwen Moore, the legislation’s sponsor. A new bill in Congress aims to ensure incarcerated people can better understand their voting rights and use them if they are indeed eligible to cast a ballot. If you have a felony conviction, figuring out whether or not you can vote […]

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House Lawmakers Who Survived Sexual Assault Say The GOP Owes Christine Ford An Apology

The same day Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Democrats spoke out about the way Ford was treated before she even made it to Washington. Five members of Congress who survived sexual assault wrote a letter to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that […]

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capper’s Recommendations For Wisconsin’s August 14 Primary

On the Cognitive Dissidence blog, Gwen Moore was recommended as the best candidate. “Gwen is a tried and true champion for Milwaukee and for the state. She is very strong on labor issues and is absolutely fearless and tireless.  Besides, her opponent is a convicted felon. No, really.” https://www.cogdis.me/2018/08/cappers-recommendations-for-wisconsins.html

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The Democrats Have to Fight for Our Democracy Because the Republicans Won’t

Wisconsin-based reporter John Nichols co-chairs the National Commission for Voter Justice, an organization committed to promoting citizen participation in our elections. He’s had a front row seat as his state’s governor has taken the lead in a national effort to suppress voter turnout, particularly among left-leaning groups and demographics. Gov. Scott Walker and his cronies […]

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Nancy Pelosi heading to Milwaukee for events with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is coming to town. The California Democrat is set to appear with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) Friday night at a fundraiser for Democrats. The event will be a dinner benefiting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Tickets for that event start at $2,500 for […]

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Democrats running for governor call for more road funding and back higher gas taxes

The eight Democrats running for governor called Friday for investing more in the state’s roads, with all of them backing higher gas taxes to do so. “We must increase the gasoline tax — there is no question about that,” Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said. “Anything is on the table for me, believe me,” said state schools Superintendent […]

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Hundreds gathered in downtown Milwaukee for Families Belong Together Rally

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Hundreds gathered in front of the federal building in downtown Milwaukee for the “Families Belong Together” rally. There were more than 20 organized rallies throughout Wisconsin. “We are demanding an end to the zero humanity policy and we are demanding not only child but family detention because this is against everything […]

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Prompted by Wisconsin tragedy, Green Alerts for missing, at-risk veterans could go national

Prompted by the death of an Air Force veteran from Milwaukee, Wisconsin recently passed a law creating a Green Alert system for missing, at-risk veterans. Now members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation are attempting to make Green Alerts national. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, introduced a bill Wednesday, joined by Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, that […]

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Moore, Dingell and Costello launch caucus to address domestic violence

Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore along with U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania have launched a new caucus dedicated to ending domestic violence, creating innovative prevention strategies and strengthening resources for survivors and their children. The caucus is the Bipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence. “Since coming to Congress, one […]

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Milwaukee cop who first confronted Bucks’ Brown suspended two days

The Milwaukee police officer who first confronted Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown outside a Walgreens in January was suspended for two days, the Journal Sentinel has learned. Two supervisors who later arrived, escalating the situation, were suspended for 10 and 15 days, sources said. Several other officers were reprimanded. Police Chief Alfonso Morales has not […]

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