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.
“Let’s be careful on July 4th, with all the flag-waving,” says Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. There could be plenty of reasons to put away the flags on this Independence Day, from a slippery slope to fascism, curtailed rights to privacy, the US Supreme Court’s failure to address voter suppression and […]
As the Wisconsin State Senate meets to vote on the state budget today, Ali explores all things budget with State Representative Chris Taylor of the Joint Finance Committee. With the input of listener-callers, they cover Tony Evers and the “People’s Budget,” special education, gerrymandering, and the role of money and privatization in shaping public and […]
With the Wisconsin spring election coming up tomorrow, we take a look at voter-related issues with Erin Grunze and Eileen Newcomer from the League of Women Voters. Over the course of the hour, they cover the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, gerrymandering and redistricting, the Fair Maps Coalition, LWV’s involvement in the lawsuit against Wisconsin’s […]
The US Supreme Court sent Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering case — Gill v. Whitford — back down to a lower court this summer, dashing Democratic hopes that the state Assembly map would be redrawn by the November elections. The plaintiffs say that state Republicans drew that map in 2010 to favor their own party’s candidates, and […]