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Press Release
May 23, 2017
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Mike Browne, Deputy Director
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One Wisconsin Now

JFC Republicans to Help Gov. Scott Walker to Criminalize Poverty

‘Anyone Supporting Walker’s Drug Testing Scheme Ought to Be at the Front to Get Drug Tested Themselves’

MADISON, Wis. — With the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee set to pass Gov. Scott Walker’s scheme to force adults receiving food stamps to submit to government-forced urine tests, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements. Ross pointed out that in his 24 years as an elected official, Walker has received over $2 million in salary, as well as health care for he and his entire family for decades, and since 2011 a mansion, security and numerous amenities and perks, all paid for by taxpayers.

“During the 1990s, Assembly Corrections Chair Scott Walker helped criminalize drug addiction and now as governor, he’s criminalizing poverty. Data from other states and in Wisconsin shows these draconian policies are not both costly and ineffective.

“Anyone supporting Gov. Walker’s drug testing scheme ought to be at the front of the line to get drug tested themselves.”

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One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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One Wisconsin Now
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One Wisconsin Now Statements on Gov. Scott Walker Signing Foxconn Contract

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One Wisconsin Now
11/10/2017
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Ron Johnson’s Failure to Confront Sexual Abuse of Women & Children Continues

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One Wisconsin Now
11/10/2017
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Rigged Bid Delivers Contract for Scott Walker’s Campaign Treasurer

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One Wisconsin Now
11/09/2017
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Bill would lower drinking age in Wisconsin to 19

Scot Ross, who leads the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, says the bill sends the wrong message about the state's drinking culture.
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UW Students Blast Regents Policy Threatening Free Speech on Campuses

UW students and free speech advocates are organizing to fight back against new restrictions on speech being imposed system wide by the Board of Regents
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11/08/2017
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Before Ink Dry on Contract, Scott Walker Running from Foxconn Deal

Scott Walker Can Run From Deal, But Voters Won’t Let Him Hide From His Giveaway to Foreign Corporation
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One Wisconsin Now
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Americans Over Age 60 Fastest Growing Demographic for Student Loan Debt

A study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that borrowers over age 60 is the age demographic in which debt is growing the fastest.
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One Wisconsin Now
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