One Wisconsin Now

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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Friday, December 06, 2013
One Wisconsin Now Calls on State Politicians to Honor Memory of Nelson Mandela With Actions, Not Just Words
One Wisconsin Now released the following statements in commemoration and honor of the passing of Nelson Mandela: “Above all else, Nelson Mandela sacrificed and persevered to achieve peace and equality for the people of his nation. “As we remember and celebrate his unparalleled victories for the human race, it is only appropriate we in Wisconsin honor his life by securing what he held sacred: the simple democratic idea of one person, one vote.
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Another Supporter for the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act
Greendale Village President and Assembly candidate John Hermes has added his name to the growing list of supporters of the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act — groundbreaking legislation in Wisconsin to help combat the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis. Over 750,000 Wisconsinites have federal student loan debt alone, and nearly 40 million Americans have debt. According to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross, the exponential growth of student loan debt in recent years and its threat to our economy means policymakers need to get serious about solutions.
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Opportunity to Help Student Loan Borrowers Knocks for Assembly Representatives-Elect
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross today called on State Representatives-elect Jessie Rodriguez and Bob Kulp to join 54 soon to be colleagues and publicly support the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act . The first in the nation legislation, Assembly Bill 498 and Senate Bill 376, would help families better manage their existing student loan debt and provide counseling and consumer information to help prospective borrowers.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wisconsin Ensnared in $83 Million National Propaganda and Privatization Web Spun by Radical Right-Wing Funders
“S is For Shill,” a new report from One Wisconsin Now, in association with the Progress Now network and the Center for Media and Democracy, exposes a web of right-wing funders advancing a radical privatization agenda through the use of Wisconsin-based front groups. In addition to support from the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, headed by Gov.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Wisconsin Election Fraud Alert: Assembly GOP Changing Voting Rules to Give Themselves Partisan Political Benefit
Undeterred by court rulings declaring previous election law changes unconstitutional and continuing federal court action on the voter ID law, Assembly Republicans today advanced new restrictions on voting that will decrease access to the franchise in Wisconsin. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross commented, “The only thing that the Assembly Campaigns and Elections majority voted to do today was to make voting more complicated and less convenient for hundreds of thousands of legal Wisconsin voters.”
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
New Republican Voter ID Bill Nothing More Than ‘James Crow, Esq.’
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the latest Republican effort to suppress the votes of legal voters through a “revised” voter identification bill. This latest attack on voter rights comes as the Republican-controlled Senate Elections Committee will have a hearing today on a bill to severely limit early voting in Wisconsin.
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Air Walker, Frequent Flyer
Gov. Walker has ditched the brown bag and four-door Saturn featured in his 2010 campaign ads for state taxpayer funded airplane travel, according to a report this week in the Shepherd Express. The paper’s review of Gov. Walker’s travel records found that between January and July 2013 Walker used state planes to fly between his hometown of Wauwatosa and neighboring Milwaukee to Madison 44 times.
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Monday, September 02, 2013
Labor Day 2013: Remembering Workplace Rights Were Won, Not Given
The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross on Labor Day 2013: “On Labor Day 2013, we commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of generations of hard working men and women who came before us to win the workplace rights and benefits we so often take for granted today. “Make no mistake, rights and benefits in the workplace were not given, they were won through the struggle of brave men and women committed to social and economic justice.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Private School Voucher Scam: 75% of Applicants for Statewide Expansion of Taxpayer Funded Private School Vouchers Not Currently Attending Public Schools
The state Department of Public Instruction today released information on the number of new schools and students applying for the statewide expansion of the private school voucher program enacted by Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans in the 2013-15 state budget. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said the statistics about where the students applying for the program previously attended school expose the voucher program as a scam on state taxpayers, orchestrated by well-funded education privatization forces.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
New Report Finds Debt on Federal Student Loans Alone Now Tops One Trillion Dollars
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced that the amount of debt on federal student loans alone exceeds one trillion dollars, and the total student loan debt in the U.S. has surpassed $1.2 trillion. Original research by One Wisconsin Institute found the dramatic, negative economic impact of student loan debt on home and new car purchasing. The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:
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