Wisconsin lawmakers, business group fight over pay equity

Lawmakers, along with representatives of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now and the women’s rights organization 9to5, called on the state chamber to remove an offensive, anti-equal pay image from its website. [Associated Press]

Leaders Tell WMC Equal Pay is Good for Business

It’s offensive that WMC is trying to raise money off the suggestion that equal pay is a radical idea and it’s disappointing to think that Wisconsin businesses would contribute to such campaign.

Wisconsin Manufacturers and… Bigots?

In 2011 the non-profit issue advocacy wing of the state big business lobby, the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Issues Mobilization Council, Inc. donated nearly $1 million to Wisconsin Club for Growth.

Back Off Our Lady Bits

If Republicans were honest, they would admit this all has nothing to do with what's best for women. It has everything to do with controlling women.

Jerry Bader Jumps on the Right-Wing Bully Bandwagon

MADISON, Wis. — Green Bay radio talk show host Jerry Bader, on his June 18 show, jumped on state Republicans’ bullying bandwagon in the debate over a series of radical anti-women’s health care bills rushed through the legislature. Bader, previously suspended from the air for comments about another woman elected official, launched a bullying attack […]

#WalkerAt20: Failing to Protect Women’s Health

When given the choice between protecting women’s access to safe and legal health care services or pandering to the most extreme right-wing of the Republican Party, Scott Walker has sided with the extremists over Wisconsin women every time.

Twenty Years of Walker Failures Day 2: Failing to Protect Women’s Health

OWN is highlighting different Walker fails over the course of 20 days. Day two discusses right wing legislation attacking women’s health care. Scot Ross commented, “When given the choice between protecting women’s access to safe and legal health care services or pandering to the most extreme right-wing of the Republican Party, Scott Walker has sided […] [Common Dreams]

Assembly Committee Considers Ban on Comprehensive Reproductive Health Coverage for Women in State Government

MADISON, Wis. — The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Program and Development Manager Analiese Eicher regarding today’s Assembly Committee on Health public hearing on Assembly Bill 216, legislation to restrict reproductive health care options for women state employees and their families: “Unable to ban abortion, anti-choice zealots in the Wisconsin State Legislature […]

Kenosha School Board Candidate William Mauer III’s Permanent Record: Multiple Arrests, Criminal Convictions for Disorderly Conduct, Drunk Driving and Possession of Drugs

MADISON, Wis. — Generations of school children have been discouraged from misbehaving by threats that their transgressions would be added to their “permanent record”. Such exhortations apparently had no impact on William Mauer III, a candidate for the Kenosha Unified School Board, whose permanent record is a lengthy criminal one. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director […]

Budget Cuts Inhibit the Right to Choose

Today, choice is a popular buzzword in the debate over women’s health. Women argue they should be able to choose independently about health… Do I want to have children? Where do I want to give birth? Do I want to use oral contraceptives? Gender equality will only be a reality if women can freely choose […]

John Macco On Equal Pay for Women: Doesn’t Get It or Doesn’t Care?

MADISON, Wis. — At a public forum this week, State Senate candidate John Macco supported the repeal of Wisconsin ‘s equal pay law. Despite reports that full-time working women lose over $9 million annually in Wisconsin as a result of a gender pay gap and a new, national study finding women were paid only 82% […]

Simple Questions Rick Gudex Must Address

There’s no question Rick Gudex supports some of the most extreme policies we’ve seen in recent memory in Wisconsin. He needs to come clean and explain to the public why he does and why he’s been lying to them about it.

Gudex Scrubs Campaign Website

State Senate candidate Rick Gudex has re-written a key section of the “policy” page on his campaign’s website, raising questions about what he’s trying to hide from the public.

The Real Ryan Record: Failure, Fraud, Fealty

Rep. Paul Ryan’s carefully crafted wonkish persona belies an abysmal record of failure and regressive social and economic agenda. The Real Ryan Record is failure, fraud and fealty to party bosses.

Unrepentant Feehan Doubles Down on Domestic Abuse Revelations

MADISON, Wis. — In response to a newspaper report that he was arrested and reached a plea deal with prosecutors in connection with a domestic abuse incident involving a girlfriend, former LaCrosse County GOP chair and political candidate Bill Feehan has … produced a YouTube video asking for money? One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot […]

Former La Crosse GOP Chair Feehan Charged in Domestic Abuse Incident Declares His Character ‘Speaks For Itself’

MADISON, Wis. — In a Monday newspaper article detailing his arrest and plea agreement with prosecutors in connection with criminal charges for domestic abuse, recent La Crosse County Republican Chair Bill Feehan declared his “character speaks for itself.” One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross agreed. Ross commented, “The police report describing Feehan’s choking of […]

Wisconsin Must Return to Comprehensive Sex Education

In light of the recent repeal of the Wisconsin’s Healthy Youth Act, school sex education has been thrust into the spotlight as a critical controversial issue, as reported by Reuters. According to NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, there are roughly 900,000 teen pregnancies in the United States each year, and 48 percent of all new sexually transmitted infection (STI) […] [Badger Herald]

Jacque focuses on extreme social agenda as Wisc. loses jobs

As the economy continues to fail after Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican majority gave $2.3 billion in new tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, Rep. Andre Jacque has turned his focus to an extreme social agenda that actually will do more to lose good-paying jobs. In a column in the Wisconsin State Journal […]

Anti-Abortion group denies suppressing recall vote

In a Wednesday press release Scott Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, says such tactics would amount to “voter suppression” and calls on law enforcement officials to investigate. “The timing of the calls certainly raises the questions: were these calls meant to keep certain voters from going to the polls?” he says. [Capital Times]

Wisconsin Right to Life Calls Warrant Immediate Investigation

MADISON, Wis. — Contrary to claims made by a top official with Wisconsin Right to Life, automated calls made to an untold number of Wisconsin homes in the days leading up to Tuesday’s Republican-orchestrated primary that included “fake Democrats,” went to non-WRTL supporters. One Wisconsin Now, which is calling for a full investigation by law […]

David Prosser’s Endless Excuses Do Not Add Up on Pedophile Case

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser continues to offer an endless series of excuses about his failure to prosecute pedophile priest John Feeney in 1978, but all evidence assembled contradicts Prosser’s effort to rewrite his failed record in the high-profile case, according to an analysis by One Wisconsin Now. “David Prosser continues […]

Scott Walker’s Mental Health Complex Cover Up

MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker admitted in a newspaper story today he was unaware of a comprehensive report on the tragedies at the Milwaukee County mental health complex – but that has not stopped him from refusing to release the report to his own county auditors. Walker refused to tell the private […]

When Will Walker Take Responsibility for Mental Health Center Mismanagement?

MADISON, Wis. — A public interest advocacy group is calling on Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker Monday to take responsibility for his “tragic mismanagement of the county’s Mental Health Complex,” saying Walker has chosen to defend himself by hiring an outside law firm and a public relations specialist, both at taxpayer expense, instead of fixing […]

UPDATE: Wisconsin Right to Life PAC Endorses Ron Johnson, Who Opposes WRTL Extreme Agenda

Today’s Wisconsin Right to Life PAC endorsement of Ron Johnson shows WRTL is clearly more interested in shilling for the Republican Party rather than intellectual honesty. Please find below a re-send of One WI Now’s release from last week detailing US Senate candidate Ron Johnson’s opposition to Wisconsin Right to Life’s extreme agenda — and […]

New Ad Shows How Milwaukee County Taxpayers Left Holding Bag for Walker’s Mismanagement

MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s failed leadership and the disastrous outcome is the subject of an online video produced by One Wisconsin Now as part of its “Scott Walker Failure Files” timeline and information warehouse. The ad is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFmYpUbsGE0. “Scott Walker’s skewed priorities and incompetent leadership have been a disaster […]