Endorsements

Citizen Action Wisconsin

Citizen Action Wisconsin

Citizen Action of Wisconsin organizes people to make Wisconsin a better place to live and work. Citizen Action employs an integrated strategy of grassroots organizing, public education, earned media, professional research, voter engagement, and political lobbying to advance progressive values and shape the public and political debate around health care, economic development, and consumer protection. Every year, Citizen Action generates hundreds of media stories, mobilizes thousands of citizens to participate in political advocacy, and engages hundreds of thousands of voters.

State Senate

State Senator, District 06

State Senator, District 08

  • Small business owner and substitute teacher Neal Plotkin is challenging longtime Senator Alberta Darling. Plotkin's priorities include fighting for fair legislative maps, investing in public schools, and improving public infrastructure. He has expressed his support for science based approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Gov. Evers' mask mandate. His opponent, Alberta Darling, has been instrumental in suppressing progressive priorities as the powerful Co-Chair of the Joint Finance Committee. With her hold on the Wisconsin's purse strings, she has done the bidding of monied special interests. She has supported voter suppression, opposed Badgercare expansion, and declined to adequately fund for public schools. In her time as an elected official, she has become far more conservative on choice and gun violence prevention, following her party to the right. She is partially responsible for Republican inaction during the ongoing pandemic and called for the legislature to reconvene to strike down Governor Evers' mask mandate. Plotkin is the more progressive choice.

    Neal Plotkin

    Small business owner and substitute teacher Neal Plotkin is challenging longtime Senator Alberta Darling. Plotkin's priorities include fighting for fair legislative maps, investing in public schools, and improving public infrastructure.

State Senator, District 10

State Senator, District 14

State Senator, District 18

State Senator, District 30

State Assembly

State Representative, District 03

  • 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.

    Emily Voight

    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.

State Representative, District 04

State Representative, District 09

State Representative, District 13

State Representative, District 15

State Representative, District 17

State Representative, District 23

State Representative, District 24

State Representative, District 26

  • Retired tenant's rights lawyer and local elected official Mary Lynne Donohue would be a progressive legislator in the Assembly. The top issue that is driving Donohue's campaign is fair maps and the end of gerrymandering. She is also in favor of legalizing marijuana and ending mass incarceration. Donohue supports expanding Medicaid and would like to see more action from the WI legislature on coronavirus relief. Incumbent Assemblyman Katsma's top priorities include lowering taxes and opposing a woman's right to choose. Katsma is also endorsed by the NRA. Donohue is the progressive choice in this race.

    Mary Lynne Donohue

    Retired tenant's rights lawyer and local elected official Mary Lynne Donohue would be a progressive legislator in the Assembly. The top issue that is driving Donohue's campaign is fair maps and the end of gerrymandering. She is also in favor of legalizing marijuana and ending mass incarceration.

State Representative, District 28

  • Democrat
  • Democrat Kim Butler is running for Assembly on a message of affordable healthcare, funding for public schools, and environmental protections. She has also discussed the lack of well-paying jobs and the insufficiency of the social safety net and worker protections throughout the pandemic. She favors accepting a BadgerCare expansion, decriminalizing recreational marijuana, and establishing nonpartisan redistricting. Assemblywoman Magnafici is anti-choice, an advocate for taxpayer funded private school vouchers, and a proponent of deregulation. She was among the legislators who applauded the State Supreme Court overturning the Safer at Home order and has mocked the severity of the pandemic. Butler is the more progressive choice

    Kim Butler

    Democrat Kim Butler is running for Assembly on a message of affordable healthcare, funding for public schools, and environmental protections. She has also discussed the lack of well-paying jobs and the insufficiency of the social safety net and worker protections throughout the pandemic.

State Representative, District 30

  • Former District Attorney Sarah Yacoub's platform is simple: Healthy People, Healthy Economy. She believes in expanding Medicaid and creating a BadgerCare public option, while exploring a BadgerCare for All model. Mental health and addiction are also top priorities for Yacoub, which would mean expanding opioid treatment options, and improving access to mental health and addiction treatment. She also favors fully funding public schools, nonpartisan redistricting, enacting paid family leave, supporting affordable childcare, and more. Yacoub has progressive policies to meet every issue facing the 30th district. Also in the race is Republican incumbent Shannon Zimmerman, who was on the Joint Committee on Finance, which considers the state budget. He was a key opponent of Governor Evers' effort to expand Medicaid and increase education funding. Yacoub is the progressive choice in this race.

    Sarah Yacoub

    Former District Attorney Sarah Yacoub's platform is simple: Healthy People, Healthy Economy. She believes in expanding Medicaid and creating a BadgerCare public option, while exploring a BadgerCare for All model.

State Representative, District 35

  • Lifelong District 35 resident Tyler Ruprecht decided to run for Assembly because he did not see anyone else stepping up to provide the leadership he felt was necessary for the 35th AD. On healthcare, Ruprecht stands for expanding BadgerCare and creating a BadgerCare public option while eliminating deductibles and improving rural hospitals. He also believes in raising the minimum wage, ending CAFO subsidies, legalizing marijuana, nonpartisan redistricting, expanding broadband access, and promoting clean water and clean energy. His opponent, Calvin Callahan, is opposed to red-flag gun violence prevention laws, is anti-choice, and believes that the free market will solve Wisconsin's healthcare problems. Ruprecht is the progressive choice in this race.

    Tyler Ruprecht

    Lifelong District 35 resident Tyler Ruprecht decided to run for Assembly because he did not see anyone else stepping up to provide the leadership he felt was necessary for the 35th AD.

State Representative, District 37

State Representative, District 38

State Representative, District 51

  • Farmer and small business owner Kriss Marion is running to unseat Assembly Representative Todd Novak in the 51st District. Marion would be an advocate for rural issues. She believes we must expand BadgerCare in Wisconsin so that our rural hospitals, which are struggling desperately as a result of the pandemic, can be reimbursed adequately for services provided to the poor and the elderly. Marion will fight to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and to bring down skyrocketing prescription prices.She is committed to environmental protection and was named whistleblower of the year for her efforts on the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to ensure the release of studies on groundwater pollution that other politicians were trying to hide from the press and the public. Her opponent, incumbent Todd Novak, has branded himself as an independent legislator. However, he rarely bucks his party when it counts and holds a number of extremely conservative positions. He has voted for Republican budgets, favors private school vouchers, and voted for making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Novak has taken big contributions from out-of-state pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies, and voted against capping the price of insulin. Novak has also abused his position as mayor of Dodgeville. Three sources claim that Novak was drunk at a local event and after being warned he shouldn't drive home said, "It doesn't matter because I have a Mayoral Pass. I won't get into trouble." Kriss Marion is the progressive choice.

    Kriss Marion

    Farmer and small business owner Kriss Marion is running to unseat Assembly Representative Todd Novak in the 51st District. Marion would be an advocate for rural issues.

State Representative, District 57

State Representative, District 68

State Representative, District 69

State Representative, District 78

State Representative, District 81

State Representative, District 85

State Representative, District 88

State Representative, District 90

State Representative, District 91

State Representative, District 92

State Representative, District 93

State Representative, District 94

  • Democrat
  • Steve Doyle is a moderate Democrat running for re-election to his sixth term as an Assembly Member from the 94th District. When it comes to environmental issues, labor, and welfare, Doyle is relatively progressive. He was a leader in the fight against Act 10 and has a strong record on LGBTQ+ equality. While he is personally anti-choice, he has voted pro-choice as a legislator. He is a supporter of gun rights and has received an endorsement from the NRA. However, he did co-sponsor a universal background check bill. Doyle is known for his bipartisanship. His challenger, Republican Kevin Hoyer, is a soybean farmer with a history of racist and anti-immigrant statements. He has defended controversial pesticides and opposes government intervention in health care. Hoyer is strongly pro-business and has criticized unions repeatedly. Although Doyle is not as progressive as some other legislators, he has always stood up for progressive issues like labor rights, public schools, and the environment when it counts.

    Steve Doyle

    Steve Doyle is a moderate Democrat running for re-election to his sixth term as an Assembly Member from the 94th District. When it comes to environmental issues, labor, and welfare, Doyle is relatively progressive.

State Representative, District 96