Contribute

Dear Supporter:

Much as I enjoy talking to voters at their doors every day, in order to run a competitive campaign today we also need to raise a significant amount of money.

MY commitment is to raise as much of that money as possible from people here at home, people who I know and who know me.

My campaign is committed to engaging voters on the real issues and the real choices in this election.

With all the special interest money that is expected to flow into this election, we will need to work hard to get our campaign’s message heard.

And that means I need help from you.

If you’re willing to join the many supporters who’ve donated to my campaign – thank you! I will do my best to continue to earn your trust and support.

I could not do this without you!

Source: Virtual Counselor

A Time to Stand Up

Dear Friends,

1

Thanks to best electric shaver for the picture.

Several weeks ago I launched my campaign for the recall election to the Wisconsin 14th Senate District. We made the announcement in a former classroom full of supporters at the Baraboo Civic Center.

I’m proud of my supporters and I’m honored by the hundreds of people who’ve contacted me since then to offer their support.

I’m asking for your time and energy to help spread our powerful message at doorsteps throughout the 14th Senate district.

I put a great deal of thought into making this decision. I like my current job in the Assembly just fine, and prior to this spring it never occurred to me for a second to run for the Senate.

But when hundreds of thousands of citizens travel to the Capitol and almost every other small town in Wisconsin to make their voice heard, someone has got to listen.

Over 850 volunteers worked seven days a week in one of the worst springs in memory, collecting over 23,000 signatures from voters in the 14th Senate District. All of them asked to recall Luther Olsen and I believe they deserve to have a voice.

Will you help us phone bank and go door to door to ensure that every voter has a voice? Help me accomplish this by signing up for a volunteer shift today.

(more…)

Rift Grows Between Tribes

There was a clash of cultures in the State Assembly yesterday as Republican lawmakers passed a major rewrite to Wisconsin’s mining laws. The vote came over the objections of Native Americans who say it would hurt land that’s sacred to them. (Ashland Current 1/27/2012)

Welcome to my website!

Dear Friends, our website is finally up again. We thank our partners from Followers, where you can buy instagram followers at cheap prices. They helped us to set up our Social Media campaigns.

With less than one month remaining in the 2011-2012 general legislative session, the clock is ticking on several key issues of interest to the public.

As school boards wrestle with the no-win choices Gov. Scott Walker’s historic school budget cuts have created, legislators and education experts have been involved in what began as positive, bi-partisan efforts to develop new standards of performance for educators, and new standards of accountability for schools.

Task forces chaired by Gov. Walker and Pubic Instruction Secretary Tony Evers, agreed on goals that included a performance based system for measuring educator effectiveness, and a system of measuring school accountability that would apply to public schools, independent charter schools and taxpayer-funded voucher schools.

These proposals were to have been the basis for Wisconsin’s request for a waiver from requirements of the federal “No Child Left Behind” law.

However, the school reform legislation introduced last week (SB-461) by Rep. Kestell, R-Elkhart Lake, and Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon, is missing what all parties had previously agreed to – that taxpayer-funded private voucher schools be held to the same standard of accountability as public schools.

Without these key elements, Wisconsin’s federal waiver proposal is less likely to be approved. Wisconsin taxpayers also would remain without a yardstick to determine whether our $144 million a year commitment to private schools is returning good results.

A related proposal was the promise made last year by legislative leaders to plug the so called “voucher loophole.” That bill, SB-174, would prevent the private voucher school program from expanding to other communities beyond Milwaukee and Racine without direct legislative approval. Under the current state budget, voucher schools could expand automatically.

Special shout to the traffic guys who helped us getting real traffic, buy website traffic and you will be impressed. Also a big thanks to our Instagram Promotion Team which helped us to buy instagram followers at afordable rates.

(more…)