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Remember that one time Scott “Imperial” Walker tried to strip your rights, tens of thousands gathered in Madison, he did it anyway, and y’all vowed to boot his ass?


Here’s your chance. GO VOTE!

Find your polling place here.

From We Are Wisconsin:

You do not need photo ID, but — just in case — you should bring bring a document with your name and voting address. This must be either a university photo ID along with a university fee receipt or list of dorm residents; a driver’s license; a state ID; a recent utility bill (electric, cell, phone, cable, etc.); a lease; a bank statement; a pay check; an employer ID card; or a government document or check.

NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you reside at your present location and have lived in Wisconsin for 28 days. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:

  • A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
  • A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.

If you have voting questions, or encounter and/or witness problems at the polls, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Visit We Are Wisconsin to volunteer today!

Scotty thinks you won’t show up. Show him he’s wrong.

And just to get you a little more fired up, it’s “There is Power in a Union” by Street Dogs


In solidarity,


(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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From The Ed Schultz Show:

Our staff graphic artist used several techniques to examine this photo and came to the conclusion it does not exhibit the characteristics of a photo altered in Photoshop. This is an actual sign from Wisconsin. GOVERNOR is misspelled.

Right here ^^
This is why you proofread anything distributed publicly. Twice.
Outagamie County Republican Party of Wisconsin, you’ve made my day. Thank you for the lulz.

From The Ed Schultz Show:

Our staff graphic artist used several techniques to examine this photo and came to the conclusion it does not exhibit the characteristics of a photo altered in Photoshop. This is an actual sign from Wisconsin. GOVERNOR is misspelled.

Right here ^^

This is why you proofread anything distributed publicly. Twice.

Outagamie County Republican Party of Wisconsin, you’ve made my day. Thank you for the lulz.

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Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers. But the husband is working 50 or 60 hours a week, going all out, making 200 grand a year. The woman takes time off, raises kids, is not go go go. Now they’re 50 years old. The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman is making 40 grand a year. It wasn’t discrimination. There was a different sense of urgency in each person.

You could argue that money is more important for men. I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true.

Wisconsin State Senator Sen. Glenn Grothman (R), who led the effort to repeal Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Enforcement Act because of his belief that pay discrimination is a myth driven by liberal women’s groups.


No war on women caterpillars anything at all, folks, nothing to see here, right? Well, there’s this little factoid: “Women make up half of the American workforce, and in two-thirds of American families, the mother is the primary breadwinner or a co-breadwinner. But they make less than their male counterparts in all 50 states, though the size of each state’s wage gap varies. While the gap continues to close in places like Washington, D.C., where women make 91.8 percent of men’s earnings, it is growing in others, like Wyoming, where women’s earnings dropped from 65.5 percent of men’s in 2009 to just 63.8 percent in 2010.”

But it’s all lie, you guys! Made up by those money-grubbing Uteri-Americans who don’t really care about money, just babies! Their fragile ladybrains can’t handle being all go go go go!</sarcasm>

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Wisconsin’s Repeal of Equal Pay Rights Adds to Battles for Women

On Thursday, with little fanfare, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a bill repealing the state’s 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which allowed victims of workplace discrimination to seek damages in state courts. In doing so, he demonstrated that our political battles over women’s rights aren’t just about sex and reproduction— they extend to every aspect of women’s lives.

What war on women, amirite?!

This is an important point – reproductive rights are only one battle in a massive war.

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The race to determine control of the Wisconsin Senate has fallen in the hands of the Waukesha County clerk, who has already distinguished herself as incompetent, if not worse. She is once more tampering with the results of a consequential election and in the next hours we will determine our next course of action. For now, Wisconsin should know that a dark cloud hangs over these important results.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following possible evidence of election tampering in the 8th State Senate District race by County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus. Nickolaus is the same county clerk who “found” over 14,000 votes for David Prosser in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race, and reported her results last yet again.

Her office has been suspected of election irregularities several times, culminating in Senator Tammy Baldwin asking for a DOJ investigation after the Prosser win. It’s about time, I’d say. Local news stations in Wisconsin are reporting an investigation is being launched.


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Firefighters march through Wisconsin’s capital building in solidarity with protesters on February 18th, 2011.

Here’s what one YouTube genius had to say:

yeah, the Fire Dept must be real busy if these lazy fucks can take the day off to support union thugs. I hope a roof collapses on these idiots.

Don’t let people like him win. GET OUT THE VOTE! Click here for more info on what you can do, whether you live in Wisconsin, across the US, or across the globe.

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Very important information from Our Common Good on a reblog of this link. I’ve inserted some extra links and info:

August 9th is Election Day for:

  • Nancy Nusbaum [Facing Sen. Robert Cowles (R)] (Senate District 2)
  • Sandy Pasch [Facing Sen. Alberta Darling (R)] (Senate District 8)
  • Shelly Moore [Facing Sen. Shelia Harsdorf (R)] (Senate District 10)
  • Fred Clark [Facing Sen. Luther Olsen (R)] (Senate District 14) 
  • Jessica King [Facing Sen. Randy Hopper (R)] (Senate District 18)
  • Jennifer Shilling [Facing Sen. Dan Kapanke (R)] (Senate District 32)

August 16th is Election Day for: Jim Holperin (Senate District 12) and Bob Wirch (Senate District 22) (These are the two Democratic senators who were recalled)

If you are in Wisconsin, you can look up your voter registration and polling place location here.

No matter where you live, you can join this effort:

Background info on the recalls here. Currently, the Koch brothers and Tea Party Nation are dumping money and out-of-state organizers into Wisconsin. Judson Phillips, head of Tea Party Nation, is in Wisconsin claiming the unions/the left agenda "has killed billions of people" and is comparing Wisconsin protesters to Nazi storm troopers.

They’re against the ropes. Let’s go for the knockout. 

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Allegations of illegal election collusion fly in Wisconsin Senate recall

As the August 9 Wisconsin Senate recall election nears, Democrats and Republicans have filed complaints with the Government Accountability Board, accusing each other of engaging in illegal campaign coordination in Senate District 8.

Collusion between state resources, political campaigns and independent groups is illegal under Wisconsin law.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin filed complaints (PDF) in multiple jurisdictions on Thursday alleging that Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling committed multiple felonies by trying to hide her collusion with Americans For Prosperity, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Right to Life, and other conservative groups.

Darling is accused of blocking the release of documents relating to an open records request seeking information about her collaboration with the groups, a potential felony under Wisconsin law.

"It appears that Alberta Darling is engaged in a coverup to hide election collusion," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Thursday. "The last acts of her desperate campaign are not merely pathetic. They are illegal."

Wisconsin is such a shit show right now… I stand with Wisconsin’s progressives and I’ve donated to We Are Wisconsin. Their headquarters burned down about a week ago, and the fire is still under investigation. This was the same day the Koch brothers’ group, Americans for Prosperity, sent out letters to Democrats asking them to return the application for an absentee ballot two days after the election. This isn’t the first time the Wisconsin GOP has attempted voter suppression, either.

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Koch Group Mails Suspicious Absentee Ballot Letters In Wisconsin

Is the Koch-backed conservative group Americans For Prosperity up to no good in the Wisconsin state Senate recalls?

As Politico reports, mailers have now turned up from Americans For Prosperity Wisconsin, addressed to voters in two of the Republican-held recall districts, where the elections will be held on August 9. The mailers ask recipients to fill out an absentee ballot application, and send it in - by August 11, after Election Day for the majority of these races.

This is so fucked. I doubt an organization like Americans for Prosperity would make such a huge typo. We Are Wisconsin just had their HQ burn down too…

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Breaking: Arizona Voters to SB 1070 Architect: Papers, Please | Senate President Pearce Has Been Recalled

Mark down July 8th as a day history was made in Arizona.

In a swift affirmation of Arizona’s fast growing and powerful new political movement, Secretary of State Ken Bennett notified Gov. Jan Brewer that the once seemingly invincible architect of the state’s controversial SB 1070 “papers please” immigration law has officially been recalled. Bennett confirmed that the recall petitions delivered by the Citizens for a Better Arizona “exceeds the minimum signatures required by the Arizona Constitution.”

"Let’s make no mistake about it," said Randy Parraz, co-founder of the Citizens for a Better Arizona. "Russell Pearce has been recalled." According to Bennett’s statement, Pearce has two options: Resign from office within five business days, or become a candidate in the recall election. Either way, Pearce becomes the first state senate president in recent memory to be recalled in the nation.

Parraz credited a “dramatic shift” over the past six months due to Pearce’s often extremist leadership in state senate. “We had people pouring into the office,” Parraz said, citing the role of Republicans, Democrats and Independents in the door-to-door canvassing initiative, “and they told us: Russell Pearce is too extreme for our district and state.”

Beyond his self-proclaimed key role in the state’s notorious SB 1070 law, Pearce oversaw a near circus-level of extremist and reckless legislation in the Arizona senate this past spring, including draconian cuts in education and health care. Mired in various scandals, Pearce infamously accused President Obama of “waging jihad” on America. And last month Fox News Phoenix explored his widely denounced connections to neo-Nazi hate groups. In a recent interview with FOX News, Pearce dismissed the recall effort as the work of “far left anarchists.” In truth, the Secretary of State’s office confirmed that an additional one third more than the necessary signatures had been properly collected and verified.

Fuck yes, Arizona. ¡Sí, Se Puede!

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