Voting rights and voter access are major issues across the U.S. right now, with names being removed from the voter rolls, poll locations reduced due to the pandemic, and a heated partisan debate over vote-by-mail. Today, Esty spends the hour with Greg Palast to discuss voter access in 2020 through the lens of his new […]
The Capital Times held a forum last night for the seven Democratic candidates running to represent Wisconsin’s 76th Assembly District. The incumbent, state representative Chris Taylor, is leaving the seat to serve on the Dane County Circuit Court. The 76th Assembly District contains the northeast parts of Madison, including the Truax Air Force Base. In […]
With the 2020 general election on the horizon, we turn our attention to voting and progressive politics for today’s show with Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and author of the new book Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural America. She and Patty spend the hour discussing issues facing […]
As a Super Tuesday special, we present this pledge drive rebroadcast of Carousel’s interview with Wisconsin State Representative Dianne Hesselbein about gerrymandering and the fight for fair maps with Wisconsin. With fair maps in place, Rep. Hesselbein says, “Nobody can rig the system anymore—not Republicans, not Democrats, not anyone.” During the live segments of this […]
With 2020 elections looming on the horizon, we revisit the issue of gerrymandering and the fight for fair maps with Wisconsin State Representative Dianne Hesselbein for today’s episode. She offers updates on AB 303, the nonpartisan redistricting reform bill proposed by the state legislature. With fair maps in place, Rep. Hesselbein says, “Nobody can rig […]
Michael Li, Senior Counsel from the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the recent Supreme Court decision NOT to get involved in gerrymandering issues in states. He talks with Jan about what this means locally, and what continuing actions are available to make elections more fair and representative of the people’s wishes.