State Republican apologizes for removing licensed anti-Trump, anti-GOP sign in Capitol


Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) apologized Friday for taking an unattended sign in the  Capitol in May that referred to President Trump as a “serial groper” and was critical of Wisconsin lawmakers’ support for him. Though the owner had a license for the sign, Kooyenga has not been cited or charged with a crime. Wisconsin State Journal

Sitting in (Sen. Johnson’s waiting room) to save Obamacare


About 20 activists from all over the state joined a daylong sit-in at Sen. Ron Johnson’s office on July 6, to show their opposition to the Republican-led effort to dismantle Obamacare. A staffer told them not to worry: “You have health care. You can go to the hospital.” Isthmus

Angry over health care plan, protestors stage sit-in at Sen. Johnson’s office

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Protestors angry over the Republican health care plan took their concerns to Sen. Ron Johnson, staging a sit-in at his Oshkosh office Thursday. It was part of a nationwide protest which led to dozens of arrests in half a dozen states. > NBC26 Green Bay

Join the protest Friday for Paul Ryan’s Madison visit


With Paul Ryan expected at a Boy Scouts of America luncheon Friday at the Madison Sheraton, protestors plan to gather outside the hotel at 11:15 am. We heard of the protest from others and added it to our Facebook page to help spread the word, but we are not the organizers. All we personally know of the Ryan visit are from this luncheon invitation.

Protest planned at Sen. Johnson’s Milwaukee office tonight

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A “die-in” demonstration with eulogies is planned in front of Sen. Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office today to urge him to vote no against the Senate health care plan. It will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm. > MilwaukeeCarpeDiem

Senate unlikely to take up campus speech bill before fall


A Republican bill toughening penalties for disruptive campus protests that passed the state Assembly last week likely won’t come up in the Senate until this fall. It’s not yet clear whether Senate Republicans will embrace the legislation as eagerly as their Assembly counterparts. > Wisconsin State Journal

Protestors gathered in front of GOP offices in Milwaukee, Superior and Green Bay this weekend

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Protesting both the House and Senate health care bills, groups of Wisconsinites gathered in front of at least three federal lawmakers’ offices this weekend. The groups demonstrated in front of Sen. Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office, Rep. Sean Duffy’s Superior office, and Rep. Mike Gallagher’s Green Bay office.