Protesters call on Paul Ryan for more transparency

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A group of activists is calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan for more transparency. Traveling from Michigan and protesting at Ryan’s office in Kenosha Monday, they called for the speaker to identify lawmakers who have settled sexual harassment claims using taxpayer money, a figure estimated at $17 million over the past two decades. > ABC 27 Madison

Socialist and progressive activist groups protest tax reform bill in Madison


The International Socialist Organization along with Indivisible Madison held a protest at the Library Mall on the UW-Madison campus Saturday against the GOP tax reform legislation. At the rally, organizers spoke out against the tax plan saying it will hurt middle and low income Americans while benefiting the rich and corporations. > NBC 15 Madison

Vigil to end gun violence draws more than 100 from Fox Cities


In Appleton Sunday, more than 100 activists gathered for the Fox Cities Vigil to End Gun Violence. Organized by the Fox Cities Gun Violence Prevention Team and the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, it was one of more than 220 being held nationwide through Dec. 17 to mark the five-year anniversary of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. > Appleton Post-Crescent

Wisconsin activists, students pushing Congress to act on DACA before Christmas


Activists in southeastern Wisconsin say Congress should include in this week’s must-pass spending bill a long-term solution for “Dreamers” who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Meanwhile, students in Racine are organizing a trip to Washington, D.C. to rally for DACA protection. > FOX 6 Milwaukee and Racine Journal Times

Students protest UW-Superior decision to suspend 25 programs


Since UW-Superior administrators announced the suspension of 25 academic programs Oct. 31, students have attended meetings, launched a petition and voiced frustration over their lack of input in the decision. > Superior Telegram

‘Dreamers’ publicly pressure Paul Ryan in Janesville


Lighted letters spelling D-R-E-A-M A-C-T N-O-W moved steadily down St. Lawrence Avenue in Janesville Thursday night as more than 100 protesters marched to Rep. Paul Ryan’s house to demand protection for young undocumented immigrants. > Janesville Gazette

Hundreds protest outside Walker campaign announcement


Arriving by the busload outside Weldall Manufacturing in Waukesha, hundreds of people rallied to convince Gov. Walker to formally oppose 287(g), which enables local enforcement to serve as ICE officials, and bill AB190 against sanctuary cities, while also committing to calling for an increase to the state’s minimum wage. > TMJ4 Milwaukee