Wisconsin State Representative Kristina Shelton

Wisconsin State Representative Kristina Shelton Representative for the 90th Assembly District. Educator, advocate, and believer in a better, greener

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The fact that we were mentally preparing all week for today’s announcement only further highlights the collective and ch...
11/19/2021

The fact that we were mentally preparing all week for today’s announcement only further highlights the collective and chronic trauma for communities across the state.

The fact that we were mentally preparing all week for today’s announcement only further highlights the collective and chronic trauma for communities across the state.

➖ Weekly Recap ➖Wisco Dems ➡️ Intro bills to ensure:✅healthy school meals  ✅climate action and sustainability ✅healthcar...
11/19/2021
Wisconsin Republicans Push to Take Over the State’s Elections

➖ Weekly Recap ➖

Wisco Dems ➡️ Intro bills to ensure:

✅healthy school meals
✅climate action and sustainability
✅healthcare
✅healthy hunting

Wisco Republicans ➡️ Intro bills to:

❌ burn down our democracy
❌expand self interest & corporate greed
❌spread lies & distrust

Folks, I gotta be real - we don’t have to agree on everything, but we have serious issues that we should be discussing, debating and deconstructing. This isn’t about one side or the other. This is about leading and having the courage to debate the merits of potential solutions to our most pressing crises.

Spreading lies is not on my agenda or my policy platform. Spreading lies isn’t real leadership. It’s cowardly and egotistical.

Led by Senator Ron Johnson, G.O.P. officials want to eliminate a bipartisan elections agency — and maybe send its members to jail.

Today, I had the honor of introducing the Healthy School Meals for All Act, live from the Glenbrook Elementary School ca...
11/18/2021

Today, I had the honor of introducing the Healthy School Meals for All Act, live from the Glenbrook Elementary School cafeteria alongside my incredible colleagues Wisconsin State Representative Francesca Hong, Senator Chris Larson, and State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly.

LRB 4805 relating to: providing state aid to reimburse public and private schools that provide free meals to all pupils for the costs of those meals and making an appropriation, seeks to continue the current program championed by the USDA throughout the pandemic to provide healthy meals at no cost to all students and families in our state. This bill maintains adherence to the nationally set nutritional standards by providing reimbursements to schools that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

Our kids should not go hungry during the school day - healthy meals are as vital to kids’ education as textbooks and transportation.

Thank you to all of our community partners, our incredible school districts and their workers, and my legislative colleagues that have already supported these efforts.

To join our coalition and learn more, please visit: www.healthyschoolmealsforallwi.org

11/18/2021

A letter…

Dear Rep. Sortwell,

There aren’t “several sides of the ma*****na issue”.

Legal pot is popular. 83% want legal cannabis with a doctor’s prescription. 59% want recreational use.

Stop hemming and hawing - just legalize it.

Sincerely,
Wisconsin
#yeswecannabis 💚

Follow me on the Twitters for other highly obvious, non-mind blowing, lukewarm takes on the state of Wisconsin politics ...
11/18/2021

Follow me on the Twitters for other highly obvious, non-mind blowing, lukewarm takes on the state of Wisconsin politics 🙌🏽 and why nothing ever changes.

Follow me on the Twitters for other highly obvious, non-mind blowing, lukewarm takes on the state of Wisconsin politics 🙌🏽 and why nothing ever changes.

11/17/2021

Friends, I’m very excited about this 🎄🎄🎄

“A 2014 report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found Wisconsin had the worst gap in the nation between outcomes for B...
11/16/2021
Black moms, their babies face higher health risk in Wisconsin, but Legislature won’t address it

“A 2014 report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found Wisconsin had the worst gap in the nation between outcomes for Black and white children. Milwaukee and Racine consistently ranked among the worst cities for Black Americans to live in a yearly report from financial news company 24/7 Wall St.

"If you don't have a well mother, you don't have a well family. If you don't have a well family, you don't have a well community," said Rep. Shelia Stubbs.

I agree, Rep. Wisconsin State Representative Shelia Stubbs! I am thrilled to be supporting all of these bills as a co-sponsor.

Inaction is inexcusable.

"I'm still struggling with why a call to action hasn't happened in our state," said Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison.

11/13/2021

No matter the color of our skin, our zip code, religious background, or gender identity, we all want and deserve the same things…

✔️healing and care
✔️justice
✔️safety
✔️community

We’re in this together, Kenosha 👊🏽 #HealKenosha

For the record… in case anyone asks or doubts my position 👊🏽🙋🏻‍♀️💯#endgerrymandering #fairmaps
11/12/2021

For the record… in case anyone asks or doubts my position 👊🏽🙋🏻‍♀️💯
#endgerrymandering #fairmaps

For the record… in case anyone asks or doubts my position 👊🏽🙋🏻‍♀️💯
#endgerrymandering #fairmaps

In the final Assembly floor session before the holiday recess, Representatives took up two bills relating to the outcome...
11/11/2021

In the final Assembly floor session before the holiday recess, Representatives took up two bills relating to the outcomes of the 2020 census results and statewide redistricting. The bills proposed, AB 624, legislative redistricting, and AB 625, congressional redistricting, have been drafted by Republican Assembly and Senate leadership in closed-door conversations intended to further entrench unjust partisan districts that deepen voter disenfranchisement. Rep. Shelton (D-Green Bay) released the following statement in response:

“Wisconsin Republicans are doubling down on their undemocratic, selfish attempts to avoid accountability and ignore the voices of Wisconsinites. Republican leaders, Representative Vos and Senator LeMahieu, have proposed deeply problematic, unfair maps that, if you can believe it, are actually even worse than the 2011 maps. Despite having not a single public voice in support of their bill in the public hearing on October 28th, Republicans today once again decided that the overwhelming public support of fair maps did not overrule their unwavering commitment to rigged maps.

“The message from my constituents in the 90th Assembly District has been crystal clear: people want fair maps that honor our communities and uphold our democracy. The people of Wisconsin have continuously requested this as well. My Assembly Republican colleagues responded with a message as well: their maintenance of power is more important than the voices of the people.

“Wisconsin is a purple, battleground, often 50-50 state. The people of our state deserve maps that look like this - not firmly partisan districts that protect legislators from losing their seat due to incompetence. Fair maps reinforce one of the many core values of democracy that we all champion: that elected officials come to state and federal offices to represent the voices and interests of their constituents.”

To all our Veterans, active troops, their families, and loved ones - today and all days, we honor you and your service t...
11/11/2021

To all our Veterans, active troops, their families, and loved ones - today and all days, we honor you and your service to our country. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice!

To all our Veterans, active troops, their families, and loved ones - today and all days, we honor you and your service to our country. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice!

I was thrilled to join Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, State Representative Lee Snodgrass, Mayor Genrich, and othe...
11/10/2021
WI Attorney General promotes ‘Safer Wisconsin’ legislation in Green Bay

I was thrilled to join Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, State Representative Lee Snodgrass, Mayor Genrich, and other leaders to promote the ‘Safer Wisconsin’ legislative package of bills to reduce crime and support stronger communities.

Funding for the package would pull $115 million from the state’s $2.5 billion surplus.

Funding in this package would help in four key focus areas:

1. Strengthening community trust and preventing crime

2. Keeping guns out of the hands of people who’ve been shown to be dangerous

3. Addressing substance use disorder and mental health crises.

4. Holding offenders accountable.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is traveling the state to promote ‘Safer Wisconsin’.

It was a great day to spend a celebratory afternoon with fellow leaders in recognition of some amazing local businesses!
11/09/2021

It was a great day to spend a celebratory afternoon with fellow leaders in recognition of some amazing local businesses!

For your viewing pleasure!Assembly Informational Hearing Committee on Campaigns and ElectionsWednesday, November 10, 202...
11/09/2021
Schedule - WisconsinEye

For your viewing pleasure!

Assembly Informational Hearing
Committee on Campaigns and Elections

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
2:00 PM; 412 East
Invited Speakers Only

Racine Sheriff Special Voting Deputy's Report
The Racine County Sheriff's investigation of the Wisconsin Election Commission's failure to follow the statutes regarding Special Voting Deputies.

Gableman Report
Special Counsel and Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman's investigation into the November 2020 election.
*Sgt. Michael Luell will be appearing on behalf of the Racine County Sheriff's Department.
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From: Representative Janel Brandtjen

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Greetings, Wisconsin educators and students!Governor Evers is pleased to announce “Hometown for the Holidays” as the the...
11/08/2021

Greetings, Wisconsin educators and students!

Governor Evers is pleased to announce “Hometown for the Holidays” as the theme for the 2021 Capitol Holiday Tree that is displayed in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda and serves as a centerpiece of festivity for those visiting and working at the Capitol building.

Each year, the Capitol Holiday Tree is filled with handmade ornaments from kids, students, and families from every corner of our state, and this year will be no different.

The Governor would like to extend a special invitation to your school, students, and their families to help contribute handmade ornaments showcasing what home means to you, the strength of neighbors and community, and what your hometown or home state means to you.

How can you participate?
Interested students should craft 4-6 inch ornaments from non-breakable material. They must be strong enough to hold up during shipping and to be handled while the tree is being decorated. We recommend students do not use fragile items or paper cutouts that may tear easily. Please attach a ten-inch loop of ribbon from which each ornament will hang.

Send your ornaments to the address below by November, 19th 2021. Also please be sure to include the teacher’s name and grade, school name, and address so that we may acknowledge your contribution.

Emily Gorman
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Facilities and Transportation Services
17 West Main Street, Suite 119
Madison, WI 53703

If you have any questions about an ornament, please contact the Facilities Management Information Center at (608) 266-1485. Please note that ornaments will not be returned.

Office of the Governor State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor PO Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266–1212 www.evers.wi.gov

We hope your school will share your classroom’s experience making the ornaments with pictures and stories through Facebook and Twitter using #WICapitolTree and #HometownForTheHolidays.

Thank you for helping make the State Capitol beautiful this holiday season.

Greetings, Wisconsin educators and students!

Governor Evers is pleased to announce “Hometown for the Holidays” as the theme for the 2021 Capitol Holiday Tree that is displayed in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda and serves as a centerpiece of festivity for those visiting and working at the Capitol building.

Each year, the Capitol Holiday Tree is filled with handmade ornaments from kids, students, and families from every corner of our state, and this year will be no different.

The Governor would like to extend a special invitation to your school, students, and their families to help contribute handmade ornaments showcasing what home means to you, the strength of neighbors and community, and what your hometown or home state means to you.

How can you participate?
Interested students should craft 4-6 inch ornaments from non-breakable material. They must be strong enough to hold up during shipping and to be handled while the tree is being decorated. We recommend students do not use fragile items or paper cutouts that may tear easily. Please attach a ten-inch loop of ribbon from which each ornament will hang.

Send your ornaments to the address below by November, 19th 2021. Also please be sure to include the teacher’s name and grade, school name, and address so that we may acknowledge your contribution.

Emily Gorman
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Facilities and Transportation Services
17 West Main Street, Suite 119
Madison, WI 53703

If you have any questions about an ornament, please contact the Facilities Management Information Center at (608) 266-1485. Please note that ornaments will not be returned.

Office of the Governor State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor PO Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266–1212 www.evers.wi.gov

We hope your school will share your classroom’s experience making the ornaments with pictures and stories through Facebook and Twitter using #WICapitolTree and #HometownForTheHolidays.

Thank you for helping make the State Capitol beautiful this holiday season.

Had a blast today talking about the future of workers’ rights here in Wisconsin 💪🏽Workers deserve to share in the wealth...
11/06/2021

Had a blast today talking about the future of workers’ rights here in Wisconsin 💪🏽

Workers deserve to share in the wealth generated by their labor.

End. Of. Story.
#EJBORWI

It’s a family affair! I’m here with my partner Prof. Jon Shelton, my kids, adopted family member Harvey Kaye, Wisconsin ...
11/06/2021

It’s a family affair!

I’m here with my partner Prof. Jon Shelton, my kids, adopted family member Harvey Kaye, Wisconsin Labor History Society, Wisconsin State Representative Francesca Hong and WI AFL-CIO members at the Milwaukee American Postal Workers Union Hall to talk all things, “Progressives, Populists and Socialists: The role of labor in building a just and fair nation”.

I’ll be joining Rep. Hong this afternoon on a panel discussion, “Rebuilding a Progressive Movement” 🙌🏽

It’s a family affair!

I’m here with my partner Prof. Jon Shelton, my kids, adopted family member Harvey Kaye, Wisconsin Labor History Society, Wisconsin State Representative Francesca Hong and WI AFL-CIO members at the Milwaukee American Postal Workers Union Hall to talk all things, “Progressives, Populists and Socialists: The role of labor in building a just and fair nation”.

I’ll be joining Rep. Hong this afternoon on a panel discussion, “Rebuilding a Progressive Movement” 🙌🏽

The caregiving economy, caregivers, and those people seeking care have been in a state of crisis for quite some time. Li...
11/05/2021
Advocates launch campaign to help overwhelmed family caregivers - Wisconsin Examiner

The caregiving economy, caregivers, and those people seeking care have been in a state of crisis for quite some time. Like many issues, the COVID-19 pandemic only further highlighted what we already knew to be true -- that more must be done to support both caregivers and those receiving care because both are worthy of living lives filled with dignity and investment.

As a member of the committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, I can report that we have met only one time in the past 11 months. Only one bill has moved through executive action and two additional bills have been assigned to the committee without a scheduled hearing. A few months ago, committee Democrats wrote a letter to the committee chair asking for a public hearing on the bills. And yet, they remain dead without a hearing date. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.

A quote from this article sums it perfectly.

“I will be honest with you. We have been abandoned,” she said. “And no one’s listening. No one is hearing me or many others that are in my same position.”

In the coming weeks, committee Democrats will be meeting to discuss a path forward and to once again, prioritize legislative action to support the caregiving economy. Governor Evers’ Task Force on Caregiving provides a fantastic blueprint on key policy recommendations that should be considered by the legislature. Further, a deeper investigation into legislative solutions to address the 490 million unpaid hours of care a year that goes toward people with disabilities and older adults. This isn't economic justice - it’s an unpaid, exploited labor force built on the backs of women, the working poor, and minority groups.

Just a reminder, too, that Wisconsin has over $2.5 billion sitting in the state’s coffers. Don’t believe anyone when they tell you that we can’t invest in Wisconsin and in ourselves.

Have feedback or questions? Drop it in the comments below or email our office at [email protected]
#economicjusticeforall #EJBORWI #caregivingeconomy

Advocates for the elderly and for people with disabilities urge lawmakers to enact policies that would ease the plight of family caregivers.

Wishing all those who celebrate Diwali a happy and healthy celebration!
11/04/2021

Wishing all those who celebrate Diwali a happy and healthy celebration!

Wishing all those who celebrate Diwali a happy and healthy celebration!

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