Chair Martha Laning and Rep. Dana Wachs On Donald Trump’s Dangerous Economic Agenda

Today, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning and Representative Dana Wachs spoke at length about Donald Trump’s and Mike Pence’s dangerous agenda that would be a disaster for Wisconsin’s economy. Both spoke to how Trump and Pence have been no friend to hard working Americans, who are just trying to get ahead. In, contrast they how Hillary Clinton is building an economy that work’s for all of us, not just those at the top. Her agenda includes making the largest investment in good paying jobs since President Eisenhower, strengthening our public education system, and incentivizing companies to create jobs here at home, not shipping them over seas.

Below are excerpts from their prepared remarks:

Martha Laning

Martha Laning“We know that Donald Trump has earned his wealth at the expense of hardworking Americans — including manufacturing his products overseas. And we’ve heard about Mike Pence’s terrible economic record time and time again — so is it any surprise these two are peas in a pod when it comes to their thoughts on creating jobs?”

“We are stronger when we build an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top. We need good jobs and a good quality pubic school education available in every part of Wisconsin. It’s clear from her proposals that Sec. Clinton understands that we’re stronger together, she is prepared to launch the largest investment in job creation since World War II. That’s the kind of progressive vision we need.”

“Hillary’s plan to create jobs stands in stark contrast to Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s economic policies, which would be devastating to working families. One thing is clear: Wisconsin households just can’t afford to buy what Mike Pence is trying to sell us today.”

Dana Wachs

Dana Wachs“Hillary believes that we are stronger when we build an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top – with good jobs and a good education available in every zip code. Mike Pence, on the other hand, is no friend to the American worker.”

“As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence’s policies hurt wages for Hoosiers time and time again. In order to allow skilled workers to earn less, he signed a law that eliminating a tool used by state and local governments to set pay rates on building projects. That law supported a livable wage for Indiana residents — it allowed them the opportunity to achieve the American dream and break into the middle class. Mike Pence changed all that with one signature.”

“It could not be more clear – Mike Pence prioritized his politics over the well being of Indiana workers time and time again. He’s so wrong for Indiana, he left before they could vote and he is wrong for Wisconsin.”


A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

Yesterday the NY Times ran an expose on Washington think tanks acting as corporate lobbyists, and guess who made a cameo? In a photo, Senator Johnson is seen meeting with a corporate consultant for Verizon (who has already spent $5.4 million in lobbying this year). Now we know why he’s opposed faster internet speeds despite the fact that Wisconsin ranks 49th among states when it comes to download speeds.

“Senator Johnson has taken more than $90,000 from the telecom industry and spends his time in Washington meeting with Verizon’s corporate consultants, so it’s no surprise he opposes faster internet speeds. This photo is just another reminder that Senator Johnson has spent his time in Washington fighting for special interests not Wisconsinites,” said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Jeffrey A. Eisenach, left, with Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin. Working for the American Enterprise Institute, as well as Verizon and NERA Economic Consulting, Mr. Eisenach has opposed federal internet regulations. Credit Drew Angerer for The New York Times.


2016 Brat Days Parade

Now with 100% more Russ Bus!

Come join us in marching in this year’s Brat Days Parade on Saturday, August 6th. We’ll be in position 77 and lining up no later than 8:30AM. We will stage on South 22nd Street between Maryland and New Jersey Avenues. The parade begins at 9:00AM.

And so no parade-goer will miss us, we’re excited to be joined by the Russ Bus! Russ Feingold will be well represented along with all our Democratic candidates with his campaign bus “marching” along with us.

2016 Brat Days Parade RouteWater will be provided. Right now the weather forecast looks promising, so we hope you’ll join us as we have fun and spread the word about the great choices voters have in Tuesday’s Primary Election and in the November election to come!

There will not be a float to ride on in this parade, so make sure you can complete the 1.9 mile route before heading down. Thank you!

There is a new route for the parade this year. It will begin just West of 17th & New Jersey, go West on New Jersey to Wildwood Ave., North on Wildwood Ave. to Evans St., North on Evans St. to Erie Ave., East on Erie Ave. (frontage road only) to N 18th St., South on N 18th St. to Niagara Ave., East on Niagara Ave. to N 17th St., South on N 17th St.

Everyone MUST enter the staging area from the East side on New Jersey Ave. (for those out of town, please plan on coming into Sheboygan using the Hwy 23 exit, take Hwy 23/Kohler Memorial Drive/Erie Ave to 14th St., go South on S 14th Street to New Jersey Ave., turn right on New Jersey Ave. and drive straight).

2016 Primary Election, Tuesday August 9th

Don’t forget to Vote on Tuesday, August 9th. Polls are open from 7AM-8PM. Let’s have a great showing for all of our Democratic candidates!

Early voting is also underway through Friday at your Municipal Clerk’s office (call yours to confirm hours).

In the City of Sheboygan you can vote at City Hall through Friday from 8AM-5PM (Call 459-3361 to confirm hours)

For information on registration, what Photo ID you’ll need, where to vote, and what’s on your ballot, go to

Here are our Candidates, and their web pages:
Russ Feingold –

6th Congressional District
Sarah Lloyd –
Michael Slattery –

26th Assembly District
Evan Braun –
Rebecca Clarke –

27th Assembly District
Nanette Bulebosh –

Laura Henning-Lorenz – Sheboygan Co. Treasurer
Ellen R. Schleicher – Sheboygan Co. Register of Deeds