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Election Day is Tuesday, November 3!
The Wisconsin Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information that allows you to make informed decisions about the races on your ballot, based on your values. Absentee ballots must be received by your municipal clerk by Tuesday, November 3 at 8PM. Vote in every race on your ballot, then share this guide with your friends and family!
Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Senate races on your ballot.
There is no progressive choice in this race. Sen. Duey Stroebel is running unopposed for his third term in the State Senate. He has a long conservative record which includes favoring harsher criminal justice laws, right-to-work legislation, and repealing environmental protections. Most recently, despite thousands of Wisconsinites struggling to make ends meet in a gloabl health pandemic, Stroebel has spoken in favor of ending a moratorium on cutting off household utility service for people who are behind on their bills.
Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Assembly races on your ballot.
As the parent of two children with autism who rely on BadgerCare, Emily Voight found that when she needed assistance, her state representative was dismissive and unhelpful. She has decided to run for the office herself. Voight is in favor of expanding BadgerCare, raising the minimum wage, and nonpartisan redistricting. She believes that the Assembly should be listening to science and taking action in response to the pandemic. Her opponent, Ron Tusler, most recently made the news for posting a racist meme. Tusler is also endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, a right wing group that wants to outlaw abortion, and has consistently supported legislation that limits access to reproductive care. Voight is the more progressive choice.As the parent of two children with autism who rely on BadgerCare, Emily Voight found that when she needed assistance, her state representative was dismissive and unhelpful. She has decided to run for the office herself.
Retired UW-Manitowoc history professor Kerry Trask is facing incumbent Assemblyman Paul Tittl. There is insufficient information about Trask's issue positions. Tittl's priorities include eliminating regulations and cutting taxes. Tittl is also anti-choice and opposed to common-sense gun violence prevention laws. There is no verified progressive choice in this race.
Assemblyman Timothy Ramthun is running unopposed. Ramthun is a rubber stamp for conservative leadership, as evidenced by a well reported occasion where he voted for an amendment and asked what was in it a month later, writing that the provision was "deeply disturbing." The provision made it much more difficult for essential workers to obtain worker's compensation if they contract coronavirus in the course of their jobs. Ramthun is fiscally conservative and is anti-choice. There is no progressive candidate in this race.