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Cody Oliphant

  • Posted Judge James Daley Doesn't Protect Us to One Wisconsin Now
    Judge James Daley let a confessed child abuser off with only a year in jail. He didn't stand up for Wisconsin's victims.
  • Posted Our Testimony on the State Budget and Student Loan Debt to One Wisconsin Now
    TO: Members, Wisconsin State LegislatureFROM: Scot Ross, Executive Director One Wisconsin NowRE: 2015-17 State Budget and Student Loan Debt On behalf of the 75,000-plus online supporters of One Wisconsin Now and one million student loan borrowers in Wisconsin, thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony on the 2015-17 biennial state budget and its impact on student loan debt. In...
  • Posted Tell Gov. Walker: Ending Sexual Assault Reporting Doesn't End Sexual Assault to One Wisconsin Now
    By Jenni Dye & Analiese Eicher With growing national attention to the insidious problem of sexual assault on college campuses, Gov. Scott Walker has proposed a new course for Wisconsin - deleting all sexual assault reporting requirements for college campuses and their employees, even if an employee witnesses the sexual assault themselves. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau summary of Gov. Walker’s recommendations...
  • Posted One Wisconsin Now Testimony Against Right to Work Scheme to One Wisconsin Now
    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross and Research Director Jenni Dye offered the following testimony at today's state Senate hearing on SB 44, the "Wrong for Wisconsin" Right to Work scheme. TO: Members, Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform FR: Scot Ross and Jenni Dye, One Wisconsin Now DATE: February 24, 2015 RE: Senate Bill 44, Wrong for...
  • Posted The War on the Wisconsin Idea to One Wisconsin Now
    by Adelaide Davis For more than a century the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been lead by the Wisconsin Idea, a belief that the state universities of Wisconsin should be focused on improving the quality of life in the state and of society at large, rather than monetary gain. It is an idea that epitomizes the need for public education in...
  • Posted State Senate Republicans Make a Bad Idea Even Worse to One Wisconsin Now
    State Senate Republicans Make a Bad Idea Even Worse, Propose School Accountability Bill With Even Less Accountability By Scot Ross Proving that it can always get worse, Wisconsin Senate Republicans have entered the debate on school accountability with a proposal, Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), even weaker than what was proposed by their counterparts in the State Assembly. Private schools...
  • Posted Right to Work is Wrong for Wisconsin to One Wisconsin Now
    by Scot Ross Should you be able to stay home from work when you're sick? How about taking time off during work to attend a child's school conference or go on a family vacation? Would you like to have a say in the safety conditions of your workplace? Do you think you deserve to earn a good wage for doing...
  • Posted Mentions of "Washington" Equal "Wisconsin" in Gov. Walker's Election Night Speech to One Wisconsin Now
    In his election night speech after narrowly being re-elected Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker mentioned "Washington" as much as "Wisconsin". Walker's eleven-minute speech in which he mentioned Wisconsin ten times, Washington nine times and America twelve times was a stunning display that Wisconsin's Governor has already moved on to his next electoral objective. Within hours of the polls closing in Wisconsin,...
  • Posted Records Reveal Out-of-State Interests Funneling Walker Support Through WMC to One Wisconsin Now
    According to campaign finance filings, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) political action committee appears to have shifted tactics and has been funneling their television advertising support for Gov. Scott Walker through the state big business lobby, the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC). The most recent reports from the RGA show their Right Direction Wisconsin PAC sent $840,000 to WMC in...
  • Posted One Wisconsin Now Statements on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Blocking Photo ID to One Wisconsin Now
    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision blocking implementation of Wisconsin's photo ID law. "Gov. Scott Walker's scheme to rig his election was just blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court. One Wisconsin maintained in its filings with state and federal courts that the state of Wisconsin could not administer photo...
  • Posted Message to Students: Get the Facts on Photo ID, Then Go Vote to One Wisconsin Now
    By Lauren O’Brien As an individual who has held continued residency in Wisconsin for over three years, has worked for Wisconsin elected officials, and attends a Wisconsin public university, I have a vested interest in the outcomes of the upcoming November election. As an out of state student who has rightfully been able to vote in past Wisconsin elections, photo...
  • Posted Johnna Sundberg: Election results need to mean something to One Wisconsin Now
    by Johnna Sundberg We've seen threats to the right to vote here in Wisconsin and in other states, which many consider attacks on the very notion of representative democracy. It is critical for our nation to remain a tireless champion for human rights and democracy -- whether the threat is here, or abroad. For instance, in Thailand, a military junta...
  • Posted Worst. Anniversary. Ever. #TrillionDollarDebt to One Wisconsin Now
    by Jenni Dye This week marks the two-year anniversary of student loan debt topping $1 trillion nationally - and another year of missed opportunities to address this growing crisis. That one trillion dollars represents the second-largest personal debt in the United States. But even that jaw-dropping reality doesn't tell the stories of millions of borrowers who are hamstrung by federal...
  • Posted New Hope for Solutions to $1.2 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis in Wisconsin? to One Wisconsin Now
    by Scot Ross Is there new hope for the 753,000 Wisconsinites with federal student loan debt and the tens of thousands more with debt from private loans for their schooling? In recent years borrowers have been squeezed by a system in which cutbacks in state aid have led to skyrocketing tuition while big banks, and even the federal government, have...
  • Posted Check out Higher Ed, Not Debt to One Wisconsin Now
    from Higher Ed Not Debt: Higher Ed Not Debt is a a multi-year year campaign of dozens of organizations dedicated to tackling the crippling and ever-growing issue of student loan debt in America. With over $1.2 Trillion in outstanding educational debt, affecting more than 40 million Americans, we have partnered around a simple message and a clear objective: Higher...
  • Posted Support the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act to One Wisconsin Now
    by Lauren Krupp On October 16, State Representative Mason and State Senator Hansen presented the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Bill. This is a significant piece of legislation that is first of its kind and I would like to thank them for taking on the issue of crippling student loan debt. This bill would help student loan borrowers and unchain them...
  • Posted "I'm a US Army veteran. And I'm a student loan debtor." to One Wisconsin Now
    by Saul Newton, One Wisconsin Now Guest Contributor My name is Saul Newton. I'm a student at University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, pursuing a degree in communications. I'm a US Army veteran, deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan from 2010-2011. And I'm a student loan debtor. As Veterans Day approaches, we take a moment to honor those who have served in our...
  • Posted #OutWithStudentDebt to One Wisconsin Now
  • Posted Ron Johnson on how poor blacks, kids and seniors are ruining our country to One Wisconsin Now
    Johnson said people who value their local community need to get involved to help turn around what he called a "culture of entitlement" to benefits such as Medicare, Social Security, food stamps and other programs he said have led to: The increase of the out-of-wedlock birth rate from 7.5 percent in the 1960s to more than 40 percent now....
  • Posted Ron Johnson threatened more one-man gridlock in Senate to One Wisconsin Now
    Johnson has accomplished nothing, voted against everything, even things most Republicans supported, and single-handedly brought the Senate to a halt last summer to make a point about the fact that a federal budget hadn't passed. He threatened to continue, but some of the GOP leadership must have slapped him around enough to get him to knock it off. Read More...
  • Posted Ron Johnson's Advice To Women Who Can't Afford Contraception to One Wisconsin Now
    "Google 'What If I Can't Afford Birth Control?'" Read More...
  • Posted Ron Johnson on opposing child abuse victim protections to One Wisconsin Now
    Check out the video here...
  • Posted Ron Johnson after being asked to explain exactly how the government should respond to the issue of homeless vets to One Wisconsin Now
    "I don't believe this election really is about details. It just isn't." Read More...
  • Posted Ron Johnson on his thoughts regarding man-caused global warming. to One Wisconsin Now
    "Oh I totally disagree with it you know...it always does surprise me that the people think this is the sweet spot in, you know in global history in terms of this is where we should be climate-wise. You know we live in Wisconsin I'm glad there is global warming or we'd be standing on top a 200 foot thick glacier....
  • Posted Ron Johnson defending the concept of rock-bottom minimum wage. to One Wisconsin Now
    See it here...
  • Posted Ron Johnson on his opposition to unemployment insurance and programs to help the poor to One Wisconsin Now
    "When you continue to extend unemployment benefits, people really don't have the incentive to go take other jobs. They'll just wait the system out until their benefits run out, then they'll go out and take, probably not as high paying jobs as they'd like to take, but that's really how you have to get back to work." Read More...
  • Posted Ron Johnson claims that Obamacare is a greater threat than communism and terrorism to One Wisconsin Now
    AL HUNT: "...you wrote a column a few months ago that said, "the single greatest assault on freedom in my lifetime" - more than communism or terrorism - was the Obama health care plan.." JOHNSON: "When government is going to decide what kind of care you can have, where you can get your care - and that is what we're..." AL...
  • Posted Ron Johnson claims sunspots are behind climate change to One Wisconsin Now
    A global warming skeptic, Johnson said extreme weather phenomena were better explained by sunspots than an overload of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as many scientists believe. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: "I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change," Johnson said. "It's not proven by any stretch of the imagination." Johnson, in an interview last month,...
  • Posted Ron Johnson on moving jobs to China to One Wisconsin Now
    "I'd encourage people to go onto Youtube and type in Steve Wynn. He does about a five-minute piece where he's talking about- he's the fellow who does Wynn resorts in Las Vegas. He's also creating resorts in Macau in China, communist China. And his point is, the level of uncertainty, the climate for business investment is far more certain in...
  • Posted Ron Johnson on being a U.S. Senator to One Wisconsin Now
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