It is uplifting to have both a governor and now a president who have our best interests in mind.
COVID relief is a prime example of what our Democratic leaders can do to help people. The passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation is such a contrast to the state Republicans who did nothing for 288 days in 2020 to help Wisconsinites. Evers’ 2021-2023 budget has provisions for further relief.
Even though it has been proven the 2020 election results were accurate, the “Big Lie” continues to be a talking point among some Republicans, including our own senator, Ron Johnson. They are using this lie as a reason for passing more voter suppression legislation in states across the country including Wisconsin. We need to continue to be vigilant and let our representatives know that we wanted it easier for citizens to vote, not harder.
The Senate will soon be taking up the For the People Act (H.R 1) which has already been passed by the House of representatives. It would expand voting rights, get money out of politics, and limit partisan gerrymandering. We need to keep the pressure on our state and federal representatives to support these ideas.
The spring primary is an opportunity for you to show your support for public education. A vote for Jill Underly will allow Governor Evers to implement his vision for a return to a strong public education system in Wisconsin. You can request an absentee ballot at www.myvote.wi.gov. Ballots will be sent out by March 16th. Early in-person voting will begin on March 23rd. Exercise your right!
Don’t’ hesitate to contact us with your ideas or concerns.
Jan Koch, Chair (March 2021)