Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2020
Today we remember the lives of Transgender people that were taken from the world because their expression of themselves did not conform to someone else’s view.
Republican Health Committees: Missing in Action
It is shocking that even during a once in a century public health crisis, the Republican Chairmen of the Assembly and Senate Health Committees have not bothered to address the ongoing pandemic in our state through public hearings, informational hearings, and legislation.
Matthew Shepard's Story Continues to Haunt and Inspire Us after 22 Years
Despite all of the progress that has been made since Stonewall in 1969, there is still so much more that can be done in our state and across the country. As we remember Matthew’s life, we should look for ways that we can honor his legacy by working to create a world that welcomes all types of people
It is Time for Scott Fitzgerald to Resign
Given the complete failure of the Republican-controlled State Senate to convene in session to pass important legislation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for Senator Fitzgerald to resign as the Republican Majority Leader.
Republican Senators Convene to Pass the Buck
It is a farce that these Senators will enter the Chambers now to point fingers and applaud each other instead of consider bills on public health, our state’s economy, or public safety and justice. The people of our state deserve much better than this.
The Legislature's Lack of Action is Shameful
Given how much time has been available to vet these bills, I had expected that the State Legislature would convene today in order to debate and vote on them. It should not take an emergency to motivate the Legislature into action.
I Sincerely Appreciate Your Kind Words of Support!
I would like to thank everyone who has sent flowers, cards, calls, emails, or left social media comments with their well-wishes. Your kind words of support are sincerely appreciated and mean a lot to me.
SCOTUS Ruling Ends the Current Fight over DACA
Today in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to end the DACA program. This is extremely welcome news, especially for the young people who were brought to this country by their parents trying to find a better, safer life for them.
Racism and Hate Have No Home Here!
I was shocked to learn that someone distributed racist flyers across the lawns of West Allis homeowners... To whomever took it upon themselves to spread this hateful message, know that our communities do not support you.
I Was Elected to Do a Job
Republican Senators will not lift a finger to accommodate the voters of our state during the election, who were forced to risk their health and lives in order to fulfill their civic duty. But when it is time to take their votes as Senators, they have taken unprecedented actions to protect themselves
Open letter to Speaker Vos regarding Tuesday's election
Many Wisconsinites have inquired about how you obtained the personal protective equipment (PPE) you wore on Election Day. People saw the pictures and video of you dressed up in a mask, gloves and gown at a public polling place.
It raised important questions that people deserve to have answered
Time Is of the Essence
It is past time for the Do Nothing Republican State Legislature to get back to work and start rowing our ship of state together with Governor Evers instead of sabotaging him.
The Do Nothing Republican Legislature
“Governor Evers is doing his best to protect the people of Wisconsin. Now we desperately need a Legislature that is equally committed to taking decisive actions during a public health emergency. This shouldn’t be about politics, today’s special session is about trying to save people’s lives.
Email to Senate President Roth Regarding a Potential Senate Session
It’s past time for the Legislature to get into the battle to combat COVID-19. This should happen immediately... because of this inaction I believe it’s important that I attend Senate Session in person in order to fight for the needs, issues and concerns of my constituents.
Senator Carpenter Thanks Governor Evers
Through no fault of their own, thousands of workers are being laid off at the same time. The state should certainly waive the one-week waiting period and requirement to search for jobs before being eligible for unemployment benefits given the situation our country and state finds itself.
5-County Tax Freedom Day
Today is the day that the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District (the District) will finally certify an end to the Miller Park Tax.
Republicans Open the Door to Discrimination in Healthcare
It is my belief that in the area of access to healthcare, discrimination should not play a roll. If a person needs to see a doctor, they should not be turned away because of their perceived nation of origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation or gender identity.