One last push – State Assembly Vote July 28th!

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It is expected that the 99 members of the Wisconsin State Assembly will discuss and vote on the arena bill this Tuesday, July 28th.

We are only TWO days away from successfully concluding things at the State level. We need a simple majority or 50 votes for this to pass and have the arena bill move onto Gov. Walker’s desk for signature.

Q: IS THIS THE LAST SET OF CALLS I NEED TO MAKE?  

A: Elements of the plan still need to be approved by the Milwaukee Common Council, but that vote isn’t until September. The belief is that Milwaukee will support the plan when it comes to a vote there.

One regional note for those living in Milwaukee -> State Senator Tim Carpenter (D- Milwaukee) who voted AGAINST the new arena last week is now running for the Milwaukee Common Council in a special election on August 18th to fill a vacant seat. As many of you recall, Sen. Carpenter made a blanket statement that “his constituents were against the bill”.  If you live in his district in Milwaukee you may want to research whether he would vote “no” on the arena plan in September should he be elected to the Milwaukee Common Council. Find out if you live in the 11th Aldermanic district at this link.

Q: DO I REALLY HAVE TO PUT MY ADDRESS IN AT THE LINK AND CALL AGAIN?

A: All involved in the process in Madison said that YOUR calls from two weeks ago were what made the difference in the successful passage of the arena bill in the Senate last week. Our guess is that as we come closer to Tuesday’s vote there will be plenty of political hijinks. Reinforce with your representative that you do not want them playing politics. Vote “Yes”!

Q: WHAT IF THE ASSEMBLY VOTES TO CHANGE ELEMENTS OF THE BILL?

A: That may require we go back the Senate and do this all over again. Encourage your representative to vote “YES” on the bill that was approved in the Senate.

What can I do before Tuesday’s vote?

Call your State Assembly representative. That’s it. You only have one member of the State Assembly who represents you, based on where you live.

If you feel like doing more, we’ve got listed the entire State Assembly by region (see below) so you could perhaps contact the representatives in your region as well.  Or call all 99 members if you feel so moved.

This is all about reinforcing in the minds of each Assembly member that they have constituents who really care about this issue and that you will follow through in the voting booth on this matter in the future (either positively or negatively)

The script is easy.  Call your Assembly representative and say the following:

“My name is ______________ and I live in/at ____________(address).  I would like Rep._______ to know that I strongly support the arena funding bill that will be debated on Tuesday, July 28th in the Assembly

I would like Rep. __________ to vote FOR this proposal as it makes great economic sense for our State.  I will be very disappointed if Rep. _________ is not able to vote for the arena funding proposal “

That’s it. That’s all you need. Thank the staffer for the time and move on to the next call.

If you’ve called already, you have our permission and encouragement to call again as this time the actual bill is now in place. No reason why you can’t makeWisconsin Capitol Bldg that second call to cement things. For those whose representatives have publicly said “no” already? Make them re-think their decision with your calls. Chris Paul was able to reverse DeAndre Jordan’s decision so you can as well.

 

 

IF YOU STILL DO NOT KNOW WHO YOUR STATE ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVE IS, HERE IS A QUICK LINK TO FIND YOUR LEGISLATORS: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/

Just call the member of the Assembly that comes up at the link after entering your address. You do not need to contact your State Senator. Remember, we already won that vote two weeks ago by a 21-10 margin.

FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO CALL ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY OR GROUPS BY REGION, CONSULT THE TABLES BELOW – >

Milwaukee Metro
Scott Allen (R-Waukesha, District 97) — 608-266-8580
Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee, District 11) — 608-266-3756
David Bowen (D-Milwaukee, District 10) — 608-266-7671
Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls, District 22) — 608-267-2367
Robert Brooks (R-Saukville, District 60) — 608-267-2369
Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee, District 19) — 608-266-0650
David Craig (R-Big Bend, District 83) — 608-266-3363
Bob Gannon (R-Slinger, District 58) — 608-264-8486
Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee, District 18) — 608-266-0645
Cody Horlacher (R-Mukwonago, District 33) — 608-266-5715
Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield, District 13) — 608-267-9836
LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee, District 17) — 608-266-5580
Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield, District 99) — 608-266-3007
Frederick Kessler (D-Milwaukee, District 12) — 608-266-5813
Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc, District 38) — 608-266-8551
Daniel Knodl (R-Germantown, District 24) — 608-266-3796
Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield, District 14) — 608-266-9180
Mike Kuglitsch (R-New Berlin, District 84) — 608-267-5158
Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee, District 98) — 608-266-5120
Jim Ott (R-Mequon, District 23) — 608-266-0486
Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee, District 7) — 608-266-1733
Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin, District 21) — 608-266-0610
Joe Sanfelippo (R-West Allis, District 15) — 608-266-0620
Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee, District 20) — 608-266-8588
Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin, District 82) — 608-266-8590
Leon Young (D-Milwaukee, District 16) — 608-266-3786
JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee, District 8) — 608-267-7669
Josh Zepnick (D-Milwaukee, District 9) — 608-266-1707

SE Wisconsin
Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva, District 32) — 608-266-1190
Peter Barca (D-Kenosha, District 64) — 608-266-5504
Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam, District 39) — 608-266-2540
John Jagler (R-Watertown, District 37) — 608-266-9650
Terry Katsma (R-Oostburg, District 26) — 608-266-0656
Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem, District 61) — 608-266-2350
Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum, District 59) — 608-266-9175
Cory Mason (D-Racine, District 66) — 608-266-0634
Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha, District 65) — 608-266-0455
Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac, District 52) — 608-266-3156
Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth, District 27) — 608-266-8530
Robin Vos (R-Rochester, District 63) — 608-266-9171
Thomas Weatherston (R-Caledonia, District 62) — 608-266-0731

Madison Metro
Terese Berceau (D-Madison, District 77) — 608-266-3784
Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie, District 46) — 608-266-7678
Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton, District 79) — 608-266-5340
Robb Kahl (D-Monona, District 47) — 608-266-8570
Sondy Pope (D-Cross Plains, District 80) — 608-266-3520
Melissa Sargent (D-Madison, District 48) — 608-266-0960
Lisa Subeck (D-Madison, District 78) — 608-266-7521
Chris Taylor (D-Madison, District 76) — 608-266-5342

SW/South Central Wisconsin
Jill Billings (D-La Crosse, District 95) — 608-266-5780
Edward Brooks (R-Reedsburg, District 50) — 608-266-8531
Dave Considine (D-Baraboo, District 81) — 608-266-7746
Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska, District 94) — 608-266-0631
Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton, District 43) — 608-266-3790
Debra Kolste (D-Janesville, District 44) — 608-266-7503
Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton, District 31) — 608-266-9967
Lee Nerison (R-Westby, District 96) — 608-266-3534
Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville, District 51) — 608-266-7502
Keith Ripp (R-Lodi, District 42) — 608-266-3404
Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit, District 45) — 608-266-1192
Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City, District 49) — 608-266-1170
Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah, District 70) — 608-266-8366

NW/North Central Wisconsin
Kathleen Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls, District 68) — 608-266-9172
Mary Czaja (R-Irma, District 35) — 608-266-7694
Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau, District 92) — 608-266-7015
James Edming (R-Glen Flora, District 87) — 608-266-7506
Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake, District 28) — 608-267-2365
Dean Knudson (R-Hudson, District 30) — 608-266-1526
Thomas Larson (R-Colfax, District 67) — 608-266-1194
Beth Meyers (D-Bayfield, District 74) — 608-266-7690
Nick Milroy (D-South Range, District 73) — 608-266-0640
John Murtha (R-Baldwin, District 29) — 608-266-7683
Warren Petryk (R-Eleva, District 93) — 608-266-0660
Romaine Quinn (R-Rice Lake, District 75) — 608-266-2519
Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander, District 34) — 608-266-7141
Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire, District 91) — 608-266-7461

NE Wisconsin
Eric Genrich (D-Green Bay, District 90) — 608-266-0616
Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh, District 54) — 608-266-2254
Andre Jacque (R-De Pere, District 2) — 608-266-9870
Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay, District 1) — 608-266-5350
John Macco (R-Ledgeview, District 88) — 608-266-0485
David Murphy (R-Greenville, District 56) — 608-266-7500
Jeffrey Mursau (R-Crivitz, District 36) — 608-266-3780
John Nygren (R-Marinette, District 89) — 608-266-2343
Alvin Ott (R-Forest Junction, District 3) — 608-266-5831
Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah, District 55) — 608-266-5719
Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh, District 53) — 608-267-7990
David Steffen (R-Green Bay, District 4) — 608-266-5840
Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna, District 5) — 608-266-2418
Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton, District 57) — 608-266-3070
Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel, District 6) — 608-266-3097
Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc, District 25) — 608-266-0315

Central Wisconsin
Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan, District 41) — 608-266-8077
David Heaton (R-Wausau, District 85) — 608-266-0654
Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa, District 72) — 608-266-0215
Bob Kulp (R-Stratford, District 69) — 608-267-0280
Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca, District 40) — 608-266-3794
Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point, District 71) — 608-267-9649
John Spiros (R-Marshfield, District 86) — 608-266-1182

We are five days away from being done with this!  Let’s make those last calls!

Go Bucks!

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