Monday, January 14, 2019

January Membership Meeting

Please join us for our January membership meeting. We'll kick off 2019 with discussion of spring elections, the beginnings of our strategic planning process, and filling out our newly formed committees. Lend your voice to the conversation!

Note: Due to some scheduling conflicts, we changed the date and time from what was discussed at our December meeting.

When: Saturday, 1/19, 3-5 pm.

Where: Taphouse 138 at the American Legion. 120 N Rusk, Viroqua.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Local Control: Restore Community-Based Decision Making!

For a long time, Wisconsin has valued and upheld the role of local government in safeguarding the interests of its citizens. However – since the 2010 election of Governor Scott Walker and a Republican-controlled Legislature – the state has substantially tipped the scales by stripping local officials and governments of decision-making authority.

LEARN HOW the ongoing assault on local government authority is eroding balance of power in Wisconsin: Click here to read our new paper, “Restore Local Control & Community-Based Decision Making."

Monday, November 27, 2017

Protect Wisconsin water from high-capacity wells!

Wisconsin waters – and indeed, all our natural resources – are the shared legacy of us all. They are  literally being sold out from under our feet.

Our groundwater needs defending from rollback of regulatory oversights. Visit our Issues page to access our white paper on high capacity wells, and our other papers on Wisconsin's roads crisis and redistricting reform.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Learn about Gerrymandering!

Would you like to learn more about the Wisconsin gerrymandering case currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court? Did you attend our "Tacos and Gerrymandering" event on Nov. 9 and want to read the handouts from Prof. Stephen Schulhofer, who wrote a "friend of the court" brief in the case?

Follow these links:
  • Vernon Co. Democratic Party issue paper on redistricting
  • Gill v. Whitford "friend of the court brief" to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • League of Women Voters "friend of the court brief" co-authored by Prof. Schulhofer
  • Op-ed piece by Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, supporting the "Iowa Model" for drawing nonpartisan electoral maps 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Wisconsin road are in crisis!

While state policymakers have spent the past decade battling over transportation spending, borrowing and taxes, Wisconsin roads continue to age and decline.

A recent Federal Highway Administration audit found that only 32.2 percent of Wisconsin highways are in good condition, far less than any other Midwestern state. In a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Wisconsin ranks third worst in the nation for having 71 percent of its roads rated in poor/mediocre condition.

READ OUR NEW ISSUE PAPER to understand how our roads became so awful, the direct impact in Vernon County, and how Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers in Madison can begin to solve the problem!