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Pam Porter Announces Campaign for County Board Supervisor

MADISON, WI – Pam Porter today announced her campaign for Dane County Board Supervisor in District 6, on Madison’s east side. She brings decades of experience as a non-profit leader, social justice advocate, and committed environmentalist to the Dane County Board. She and her wife, Mare Chapman, have lived in…

Arts Education Forum with MMSD School Board Candidates

Type: * Informational * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community On March 29th at 7:00pm Arts + Literature Laboratory will host an Arts Education Forum with the four Madison school board candidates up for election on April 4th: Ali Muldrow and Kate Toews (Seat 6);…

Where is Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Apology to Women?

MADISON – Joined by UW student advocates against sexual assault and One Wisconsin Institute, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) today called upon Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley to repudiate her previous remarks which blame victims of sexual assault and correlate using birth control to murder…

Front Group With Ties to Anti-Marriage Equality Activist Supports State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley

Madison – State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley has been under fire for outrageously homophobic writings in which, among other things, she referred to members of the LGBTQ community as “degenerates” and condemned them for engaging in “abnormal and immoral” behavior. Today Fair Wisconsin announces they’ll be working to expose…

Rebecca Bradley’s Last 48 Hours Have Been Spin Not Substance

MADISON – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) has yet to receive a response from Justice Rebecca Bradley after he extended an invitation to her to come and meet with the LGBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as others she targeted in a series of public writings. In…

Fair Wisconsin statement on hate speech by Justice Rebecca Bradley

Today, Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Megin McDonell issued the following statement on State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s comments related to people living with HIV/AIDS and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community: “The comments made by Rebecca Bradley in college are hate speech, plain and simple.  These sentiments are…

Law Enforcement Leaders Endorse Everett Mitchell for Judge

LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS ENDORSE EVERETT MITCHELL FOR JUDGE They join two dozen federal, state and local elected officials pledging support in the first week of campaign  Madison – Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney joined over two dozen law enforcement leaders and local elected officials in endorsing Everett Mitchell in the…

Everett Mitchell announces bid for Dane County Circuit Court

Madison – Local Attorney Rev. Everett Mitchell announced on Tuesday his candidacy for Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court Branch of Dane County. “I’m excited to talk with the people of Dane County about my credentials to serve them as a competent and considerate judge,” said Mitchell. “Dane County residents…

OPEN’s ‘Meet the Candidates’ Networking Event

Type: * Networking * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community OPEN Madison is proud to welcome city officials, city council members, and mayoral and city council candidates for an opportunity to meet and talk with LGBT professionals and allies about…

News from the G.A.B.: No Photo ID Required at April Election

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin voters will not be required to show a photo ID to vote at the April 7, 2015 Spring Election. The U.S. Supreme Court today cleared the way for enforcement of Wisconsin’s 2011 voter ID law, but because the Spring Election is two weeks away, the Attorney…

NEXT WEEK!: ‘Meet the Candidates’ Networking Event

OPEN Madison is proud to welcome city officials, city council members, and mayoral and city council candidates for an opportunity to meet and talk with LGBT professionals and allies about issues facing the LGBT community and the city as a whole. The event is intended to facilitate dialogue on how…

Neighborhood-sponsored Madison Mayoral Debate March 19

(MADISON, Wis.) Mayor Paul Soglin and Ald. Scott Resnick will debate each other March 19 at the Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. This is the only general election forum sponsored by neighborhoods and will be an important opportunity for many residents to participate in local democracy. Renee Lauber, a board…

Top 10 Things Voters Should Know for Election Day

MADISON, WI – The Government Accountability Board today released its list of the top 10 things Wisconsin voters should know for Election Day, Tuesday, November 4. The number one thing voters should know is where to vote and whether they’re currently registered. “Wisconsin voters can find the most accurate information…

Fair WI PAC endorses Susan Happ for AG, plus many more endorsements

VOTE FOR FAIRNESS IN NOVEMBER! The primary election is over, and November will be here before we know it!  Fair Wisconsin PAC is proud to announce some new endorsements for the fall election on November 4. For ATTORNEY GENERAL, Fair Wisconsin PAC endorses SUSAN HAPP.  We know she will be a…

Fair Wisconsin PAC Announces Fall Election Endorsements

Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee is committed to advancing and achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Wisconsinites through strategic electoral activity. This summer, Fair Wisconsin PAC reached out to nearly 250 candidates for office across Wisconsin to gauge support for fairness and evaluate individual candidates. We are thrilled…

Pocan Announces Run for Re-Election

Madison, WI — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today kicked off his campaign for re-election in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. Pocan filed the necessary paperwork this week with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. “It has been the highest honor to represent the people of Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. I came…

Election Update: Big Wins for Fairness in Wisconsin

The April 1 elections across Wisconsin brought us big wins for fairness.  Not every endorsed candidate was victorious, but we sincerely thank those champions for equality for running, and know that they will stay engaged in local efforts to advance equality in their communities. And we are thrilled by the…

LGBT Conduit events for Wisconsin spring elections

From Fair Wisconsin: Leave your mark and advance LGBT equality in upcoming local elections. In just the last few years, we have witnessed huge growth in the number of local laws, ordinances and resolutions that improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Wisconsinites across the state, one community at…