The Nation: Pocan, progressive caucus leading country to ‘walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights’


As Trump was busy making excuses for the racists who have displayed so much enthusiasm for his presidency, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) called for the firing of white supremacists in the White House, the toppling of Confederate statues, and a crack down on violent fascists. > The Nation

NY Times: Pocan among trio touring four states to reconnect Democratic party with workers


With Democrats grappling with how to reconnect with union and working class voters they once considered their base, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan, Mark DeSaulnier (CA), and Donald Norcross (NJ) conducted a four-stop, cross-country tour that set out to understand and tap into the economic anxiety felt by many working class voters. > New York Times

How each of Wisconsin’s congressional delegates responded to the Charlottesville violence


While both of Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators and all eight of the state’s U.S. Representatives spoke out against the violence, some were more pointed than others, and some were more critical of President Donald Trump’s response. Wisconsin Public Radio‘s lays out all ten responses.

Mark Pocan, progressive caucus demand firing of white supremacists from the White House


Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva and Rep. Mark Pocan released a statement today calling for the firing of “white supremacists working in the White House, including Stephen Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Stephen Miller”, the removal of Confederate statues and imagery in the U.S. Capitol, and the reopening of DHS’ right-wing extremism division. > YubaNet

Wisconsin’s Democratic members of Congress urge state not to comply with Trump voter data request


Wisconsin’s Congressional Democrats – Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind – are urging the state’s elections commission not to share voters’ personal information with Trump’s election fraud commission. “I find it reckless to increase voter data vulnerability by facilitating the Commission’s request,” Moore wrote. But the state may not have a choice. > The Cap Times

Democrat Pocan holds another town hall in Paul Ryan’s district


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan held his own town hall Saturday in Racine, part of Paul Ryan’s turf, as he criticized Republican efforts on health care reform. “If he won’t come and talk to you all about the bill that he wrote … then I thought I should at least be here to answer your questions.” > Racine Journal Times

Senate’s health Care bill will cause 394,100 Wisconsinites to lose coverage


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan: “This bill is bad for Wisconsin. People are going to pay higher costs for less coverage, insurers will be allowed to charge seniors up to 5 times more for coverage, and 394,100 Wisconsinites are going to lose coverage all together. > Urban Milwaukee