“The Wisconsin we need” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
Robert gives us the latest on the BadgerCare Public Option bill, the only comprehensive bill this session to address the health care cost and access crisis. Priscilla discuses the importance of calling state legislators and urging them to co-sponsor. Listeners are encouraged to join us every Monday, 5-7 pm, making calls to Wisconsin voters and getting them to call their state legislators in support. Attend upcoming media events in Eau Claire on 11/17, 11am, at the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic and in La Crosse on 11/20, 9:30am, at St. Clare Health Mission.
On the union front, we talk about the significance of UW Health nurses’ union’s latest action to improve patient safety and why their organizing fight is critical to reforming the healthcare system. We also celebrate the end of the actors’ strike this week.
We welcome Mark Rice, Wisconsin Transformational Justice Campaign Coordinator at WISDOM, to discuss WISDOM’s organizing and legislative agenda on criminal justice reform in Wisconsin. Wisconsin continues to trail the nation and surrounding states in lowering our incarceration rates while state facilities are grossly understaffed resulting in inhumane conditions for people in the facilities.
Robert gives us the latest on the effort to get a better deal in the Brewers’ effort to get a public subsidy. Finally, we debrief the implications from Tuesday’s national election results as we are now one year away from a huge presidential election. We look at the latest polling, including a new MU Law poll that clearly shows the gerrymandered state legislature is very unpopular and vulnerable in the 2024 election. We encourage you to donate to our voter contact effort to win state legislative seats in 2024.
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- UW Health nurses’ union submitting ‘risk to patient safety’ forms to state health department.
- What a Difference a Day Makes: Democrats ran the table yesterday, but does that portend good news for 2024?
- Latest MU Law Poll.
- Latest Marquette poll shows Biden up slightly over Trump in Wisconsin but trailing DeSantis, Haley.