Milwaukee submits bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — The City of Milwaukee has submitted a bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. In the letter for the bid, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city is prepared to provide a “first-class delegate experience and turn the national spotlight on America’s ‘fresh coast.’” “Milwaukee is an affordable and easily accessible […]

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Rep. Moore leads in introducing bill to reauthorize support for domestic violence services

U.S. Reps. Gwen S. Moore, D-Wis. co-introduced a bill to reauthorize services and support for victims of domestic violence. Others to introduce the bill include Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. and Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. H.R. 6014 — the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act of 2018 — is the primary source of […]

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Rep Gwen Moore Talks About the History of the ‘Unworthy Poor’ Myth

The way America thinks about poor people is no accident, according to Democratic Representative Gwen Moore. “Since the Jim Crow-era, we have seen Black people in particular being described as lazy, ne’er-do-wells, who just wanna game the system,” she explained. “Ronald Reagan really stepped up on that message when he invented a welfare queen and […]

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The Poor People’s Campaign Goes to Congress

How does a campaign led by the poor and dispossessed engage with elected officials without the politicos stealing the spotlight for partisan purposes? That’s a question the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has grappled with since they launched a series of actions in May. One rule has been clear: no politicians […]

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One out of 10 Social Security offices has closed since 2000; seniors and politicians want to know why

A series of shutdowns across the country by the Social Security Administration is causing major difficulties for the elderly, people with disabilities and other beneficiaries, activists and political leaders say. The agency has closed about 125 of its approximately 1,250 offices since 2000 — a 10 percent reduction, part of what officials describe as a […]

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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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59 female lawmakers demand answer on this immigration crisis mystery

Kristen Jordan Shamus  |  Detroit Free Press Updated 10:35 a.m. CDT June 22, 2018 Debbie Dingell isn’t backing down. The Michigan congresswoman, a Dearborn Democrat, has teamed up with U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-New Hampshire, to lead a coalition of more than 50 female lawmakers in demanding an answer to the question that’s been haunting many about the […]

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Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin

Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 victory in the state sparked an urgent recovery mission. OSHKOSH, Wis. — Donald Trump’s romp through white, working-class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped Republican in a presidential race for the first time since 1984. Now, two years after his stunning victory in […]

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California Sen. Kamala Harris headlines campaign rally for Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin got some more big-league help in her re-election bid. On Saturday, Baldwin was joined by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a rally at Milwaukee’s Italian Community Center. And there was certainly plenty of buzz as someone in the crowd shouted to Harris: “Run for president.” Harris responded: “Thank you. But I’m here […]

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Native Americans Cheer Possibility of Milestone in Congress

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives. Deb Haaland’s victory Tuesday in a […]

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