Stories tagged: "Deb Andraca"

(Image by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Fair Maps Activists Lobby Lawmakers to Take the Redistricting Process Out of the Hands of the GOP-Led Legislature

Taking redistricting control away from politicians would pave the way for Wisconsin to have fair, competitive elections for the next decade, advocates say.

Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) speaks at a press conference during which he and fellow Democrats unveiled campaign finance reform bills. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Wisconsin Democrats Introduce Bills to Get Big Money Out of Politics

Seven-bill offering, called the "Campaign Integrity" package, would reform campaign finance laws in Wisconsin.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks Tuesday ahead of the Assembly's vote on the 2021-23 state budget. He described the Republican-authored budget as "forward-looking" because it centers on a massive tax cut rather than spending more money on services like schools. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Back to Basics’ or ‘Forward-Looking’? Divided Assembly Passes Budget After Hours of Debate

Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.

Incoming Democratic members of the Assembly Deb Andraca of Whitefish Bay and Sara Rodriguez of Brookfield. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Wisconsin 24: Meet Deb Andraca and Sara Rodriguez

Andraca and Rodriguez are the only Democrats to flip Assembly seats from red to blue.

Members of Persist: Progressive Women Activists of Washington County pose for a photo after a pop-up event on Oct. 21 in West Bend. The group formed in May to mobilize Democratic women in the suburban county. (Photo courtesy of Patti Silverman)
Wisconsin Flipped Blue. These Are the Local Organizers Who Did It.

Democrats offset rural losses with huge surges in cities and suburbs.

Proponents of non-partisan redistricting say non-politicians would draw political boundaries to be more compact and uniform as in Iowa. Wisconsin's district lines underwent significant and controversial changes after Republicans took over the process in 2011.
Election Day Was Only the Start: The Fair Maps Fight Is Heating Up in Wisconsin

“The People’s Maps Commission is so people can see and courts can see how rigged the system is.”

Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in election night event as Dr. Jill Biden looks on at the Chase Center in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden spoke shortly after midnight with the presidential race against Donald Trump still too close to call. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Biden’s Wisconsin Win Fueled by Historic Shift in Conservative-Leaning ‘WOW’ Counties

In Ozaukee County, Biden earned an unprecedented 43.1% of the vote, the best showing for a Democrat since Harry Truman in 1948.