State of Wisconsin Archives: on Civil Rights

Bob Harlow: Give our LGBT brothers & sisters their rights

Harlow posted on Twitter: "Tell @JudgeBradleyWI that you reject her desire to deny women their rights & her bashing of our LGBT brothers & sisters."

OnTheissues note: Judge Rebecca Bradley had written in 1992 in the Marquette Tribune that AIDS patients had effectively chosen to kill themselves. That and other anti-gay statements were a major issue in Bradley's 2016 judgeship race, which Bradley won.

Source: Twitter posting on 2018 Wisconsin gubernatorial race Dec 31, 2017

Hillary Clinton: Fight systemic racism in education & employment

Sen. Bernie SANDERS: We need fundamental police reform. I would hope that we could all agree that we are sick and tired of seeing videos on television of unarmed people, often African-Americans, shot by police officers.

CLINTON: We have to restore policing that will actually protect the communities that police officers are sworn to protect. But, I would also add this. There are other racial discrepancies. Really systemic racism in this state, as in others, education, in employment, in the kinds of factors that too often lead from a position where young people, particularly young men, are pushed out of school early, are denied employment opportunities. So, when we talk about criminal justice reform, and ending the era of mass incarceration, we also have to talk about jobs, education, housing, and other ways of helping communities.

Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin Feb 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton: LGBT people now married on Saturday & fired on Monday

I do not believe we live in a single-issue country. Yes, does Wall Street and big financial interests, along with drug companies, insurance companies, big oil, all of it, have too much influence? You're right. But if we were to stop that tomorrow, we would still have LGBT people who get married on Saturday and get fired on Monday.
Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin Feb 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Will fight for minorities, immigrants, & women's rights

I want to tackle those barriers that stand in the way of too many. African-Americans who face discrimination in the job market, education, housing, and the criminal justice system. Hardworking immigrant families living in fear, who should be brought out of the shadows so they and their children can have a better future. Guaranteeing that women's work finally gets the pay, the equal pay that we deserve.
Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin Feb 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Root out systemic racism exposed by social media

Under President Obama we have seen a lot of advances, the Affordable Care Act has helped more African Americans than any other group to get insurance. We have a lot more social media, so, we are seeing the dark side of the remaining systemic racism that we have to root out. We're going to enforce the law, we're going to change policing practices, we're going to change incarceration practices, but we're also going to emphasize education, jobs, and housing.
Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin Feb 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Unleash the full potential of women and girls

I have spent my entire adult life working toward making sure that women are empowered to make their own choices, even if that choice is not to vote for me. I believe that it's most important that we unleash the full potential of women and girls in our society. I have a record that does respond to a lot of the needs that women in our country face. So I'm going to keep making that case.
Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin Feb 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton: After 200 presidential debates, female majority on stage

I would note, just for a historic aside, somebody told me earlier today we've had like 200 presidential primary debates, and this is the first time there have been a majority of women on the stage [the two moderators were Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with Bernie Sanders the only male on stage]. So, you know, we'll take our progress wherever we can find it.
Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin Feb 11, 2016

Glenn Grothman: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman

Q: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman? No government has the authority to alter this definition?

GROTHMAN: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Wisconsin House race Sep 30, 2014

Scott Walker: A Better Bottom Line & Project SEARCH: job help for disabled

Project SEARCH is a year-long program for high school students with disabilities. One young woman I met has acute autism. Through Project SEARCH, she found a position sterilizing surgical equipment. This was a way to use her unique abilities to do a job that few others could do as well as she does. They identified her ability instead of getting hung up on her disability.

Tonight, I am pleased to announce the start of a year-long initiative called A Better Bottom Line--it's about employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Make no mistake, A Better Bottom Line is not about charity. A Better Bottom Line means helping both the individual and the company do well. We are looking for ways to help employers hire people who will add value to their organizations.

A few might say these individuals have disabilities, but I want to talk about their unique abilities in the workplace. In 2014, I will highlight employers, who find the unique abilities and hire people with disabilities.

Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Wisconsin legislature Jan 22, 2014

John Schiess: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state hiring

Q: Should the state government consider race and gender in state government contracting and hiring decisions?

A: No.

Q: Do you support affirmative action in public college admissions?

A: No.

Q: Should Wisconsin continue affirmative action programs?

A: No.

Source: Wisconsin Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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