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By Karen Stokes
As of October 9, 2014, Wisconsin voters will no longer be required to provide a photo ID to vote in the November 4 election.
The United States Supreme Court voted six to three, to block the implementation of the law requiring voters to show a photo ID.
Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia dissented. This vote stops a decision from a lower court that would have allowed the Wisconsin voter ID law to be in place for the election in November.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) along …
By Urban Media News
Governor Scott Walker thought he could pass a voter ID law to disenfranchise thousands of Wisconsin voters? Well, he thought wrong.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Republican-backed voter ID law unenforceable for November’s midterm elections in Wisconsin. The law was originally upheld in September by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, mandating photo identification at the polls just fifty-two days before the election.
Right-wing lawmakers and activists commended the decision, disregarding evidence showing voter fraud to be virtually nonexistent in Wisconsin.
A photo ID requirement would have …
By Karen Stokes
On Tuesday, November 4 when you head to the polls, you’re going to need your photo ID.
On September 12, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved an injunction blocking the state of Wisconsin from implementing voter ID laws that require voters to show photo identification in order to vote.
The voter ID laws have been a polarizing topic for the last few years. Scott Walker approved the voter ID law in 2011, it was challenged by opponents of the law and then blocked by state and federal …
MADISON – Less than a week after Politifact officially moved its rating of Scott Walker’s 2010 campaign jobs promise to, “Promise Broken”, Walker decided to abandon ship and focus on raising out of state money with national Republicans, instead of creating jobs.
The facts in Wisconsin under Scott Walker are staggering. Wisconsin saw a loss of 4,300 jobs just last month. The state only added about 100 jobs since May.
It’s private sector job growth is averaging 1.35% compared to 2.2% nationally. In addition, Wisconsin ranked dead last, 10 out of 10, …
Washington, DC – On Monday, September 15, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement regarding Governor Scott Walker’s push to drug test recipients of public benefits:
“I find it shameful that Governor Walker has chosen to drug test our struggling Wisconsin families as a condition of eligibility for vital, life-saving social services.
The insinuation that those battling poverty are somehow more susceptible to substance abuse is as absurd as it is offensive.
Drug addiction and substance abuse knows no economic or social distinctions.
This discriminatory policy is devoid of any scientific credibility and …
By Karen Stokes
For Sherman Park resident Justine Oates, voting is a family affair.
“I learned as a teenager growing up in Alabama that voting was a civil right. African-Americans have fought and died since the civil war so that my voice can be heard,” Oates said.
“Voting is a family affair, we all share the right to vote in every election.”
Oates has lived in Milwaukee for 30 years.
Oates and many Milwaukee residents are headed to the polls on August 12, for the partisan primary election.
Results will determine who will be running …
By Mandela Barnes
Despite his recent continued attempts to take credit for the success of Obamacare in Wisconsin, Governor Walker is directly responsible for the fact that almost 85,000 people, nearly 18,000 in Milwaukee County alone, are currently being denied access to Badgercare.
The governor unduly touts the 81 thousand-plus Wisconsin residents that got coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act as a success of his administration.
However, his political stunt flies in the face of the fact that Wisconsin could have enrolled twice as many uninsured citizens and reduced deductibles by a …
On the day the rest of the country is trying to extend coverage before the deadline, tens of thousands are being forced off coverage across Wisconsin
Statewide – At media events Monday in Milwaukee and Madison, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, faith leaders, elected officials and citizens losing coverage called attention to Governor Walker’s immoral decision to force 77,000 citizens off of BadgerCare on April 1st.
The media events included State Senators Jon Erpenbach and Fred Risser, and State Representatives Sandy Pasch, Melissa Sargent, Mandela Barnes, Josh Zepnick, Dianne Hesselbein and Evan Goyke.
Mary Burke the democratic candidate who will challenge Governor Scott Walker in November held an event in Milwaukee at the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Milwaukee last Friday. Showing their support are Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen, Milwaukee City Treasurer Spencer Coggs, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Mary Burke, State Representative Mandela Barnes and Terrell Martin. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
By Urban Media News
The release of more than 27,000 pages of emails turned state politics on its on ear last week, as individuals on both sides of the aisle, and journalists near and far pored over the documents for insight into the criminal corruption probe otherwise known as the 2010 John Doe investigation.
Governor Scott Walker’s administrations, campaigns, and allies have been the target of not one, but two, criminal investigations since 2010 (one is ongoing).
Walker’s campaign and government offices, as well as the homes of several top Walker aides, were …