2018 GRNS Endorsements

candidate accomplishments goals
Tammy Baldwin
U.S. Senate
  • Helped introduce the Medicare for All act.
  • America’s College Promise Act – two years of tuition-free community and technical college.
  • Jason’s Law – to curb the prescribing of opioids to Veterans.
  • Expanding coverage to uninsured, make health care more affordable for working families, reduce growing prescription drug costs.
  • Ending Citizens United.
  • Tax reform that works for Wisconsin.
  • Refinancing Student Load Debt.
Gwen S. Moore
U.S. of Representatives, CD 4
  • Health insurance reform.
  • Women’s health, domestic violence and maternal and infant mortality
  • Improving the economic and employment conditions in low-income communities
  • Put low-income students on the path to educational success.
  • Strengthen Women’s Rights: when women do well, America does well.
  • Gerrymandering: continue the fight to ensure that our voices are heard and our votes count.
  • To be a warrior for the Resistance.
Dan Kohl
U.S. of Representatives, CD 6
  • VP of Political Affairs and Political Director for J Street.
  • Wisconsin’s Director of New Schools Development for the SEED Foundation.
  • National Finance Committees of John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
  • Rebuild trust, rebalance power, and guarantee fair representation for all Americans.
  • Drive down insurance premiums without jeopardizing coverage. Reduce prescription drug costs.
  • Champion the growth of wind and solar initiatives in Wisconsin.
Tony Evers
WI Governor
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin since 2009.
  • Wisconsin's Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2001 to 2009.
  • President of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
  • Served on the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Title 1, Part A of the (federal)Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Make sure that every single vote counts and all Wisconsinites can participate in our democracy.
  • Reverse Scott Walker’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood.
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15/hour and index it to inflation.
  • Increase investments to early childhood education and quality childcare.
Mandela Barnes
WI Lieutenant Governor
  • Worked with State Innovation Exchange: how to create a fairer, more prosperous and healthier state.
  • Energized the voters for a stronger turnout from Milwaukee—despite the various laws the Walker administration has passed to suppress the vote.
  • Bridge the so-called rural-urban divide within Wisconsin.
  • Accept Obamacare Medicaid Expansion and Create a BadgerCare public option for everyone.
  • Free 2 year College and Debt Free 4 year college.
  • Invest in companies that hire locally and treat their employees well.
Josh Kaul
WI Attorney General
  • Federal prosecutor in Baltimore.
  • Legal challenges to laws that restrict access to the ballot box.
  • Graduate of Yale and Stanford Law School, where he served as President of the Stanford Law Review.
  • Eliminate the use of private prisons.
  • Enforce laws that keep us safe from consumer fraud.
  • Establish effective ways to fight the growing scourge of opioid addiction.
  • End backlogs in the testing of rape kits, and DNA and toxicology testing.
Doug LaFollette
WI Secretary of State
  • Long-time environmentalist: helped organize the first Earth Day in 1970.
  • Monitoring of lobbying activities and investigation of ethics violations.
  • Expand community health center network.
  • Restore the important duties which reside in most every Sec of State's offices in the country.
  • Restore civility -- treating all Wisconsin citizens with respect.
  • Support worker’s rights: the right to organize and bargain for fair pay, safe and appropriate working conditions, and health and retirement benefits.
Sarah Godlewski
WI State Treasurer
  • Worked with U.S. Department of Defense on a project to aid veterans with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
  • Participated in the National Security Fellowship program with the Air War College.
  • Currently co-chairs UNICEF USA’s Advocacy Leadership Group.elected fiscal watchdog to ensure that our tax dollars are spent properly.
  • Preserve the concept of an elected fiscal watchdog to ensure that our tax dollars are spent properly.
  • Publish a Taxpayer’s Annual Report to provide accountability and transparency to Wisconsinites.
  • Wisely invest the state’s trust funds, valued at more than $1.2 billion.
  • Help student loan holders refinance their debt at a lower interest rate.
  • Provide protection from financial predators.
David Bowen
WI State Assembly - District 10
  • Program Director at Urban Underground.
  • Served on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Initiative Steering Committee.
  • Served on the City of Milwaukee’s Homicide Review Commission.
  • Lead author of a living wage bill County Board passed over Abele’s veto.
  • Protect our core values of freedom and integrity.
  • Eliminate police violence against people of color. Ensure the checks and balances that should be holding them accountable are clearly documented and followed.
  • Make smart investments in small businesses and entrepreneurs, sustaining strong economic growth while protecting the unique natural features that make Wisconsin a great place to live.
Jonathan Brostoff
WI State Assembly – District 18
  • Served on Mental Health Reform committee.
  • Served on Aging and Long Term Care committee.
  • Served on the task force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
  • Improve and expand mental health services in Milwaukee: prohibiting the use of solitary confinement for individuals with mental illnesses in correctional facilities, increasing mental health care access for the deaf community, and increasing state funding for mental health services.
  • Preserve Internet Neutrality Bill.
Liz Sumner
WI State Assembly – District 23
  • Member of Fox Point Village Board.
  • Graduate of Emerge Wisconsin.
  • Served on the Shorewood Business Improvement District Board for six years.
  • MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago with concentrations in strategy and finance.
  • Providing adequate resources to our public schools. Will work toward having the state make a 2/3's contribution.
  • Restoring local control to our communities.
  • Standing up to polluters to protect our natural resources.
  • Strengthening common-sense gun safety measures.
  • Increasing access to health care, and holding drug suppliers accountable.
Emily Siegrist
WI State Assembly – District 24
  • Served five years in the Army National Guard.
  • Worked 15 years in the medical field as a nurse practitioner.
  • Access to affordable health coverage, making BadgerCare a public option.
  • Take a firm stand to address the issue of climate change.
  • Champion infrastructure improvements to build a 21st-century economy and transportation system to match it.
  • Resolve issues with state-run veteran facilities to help our veterans who depend on their services.
  • Fully fund our public schools and invest in our future.
Chris Rahlf
WI State Assembly – District 60
  • Served six years in the Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer
  • MBA from San Diego State University.
  • Led a large organization through difficult changes, illustrating how to bring people together through practical problem solving and consensus building.
  • Make changes to education, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure to re-establish a thriving middle-class.
  • Redraw WI voting maps using a bipartisan commission.
  • Develop measures to ensure access to healthcare and reduce healthcare costs.
  • Protect our earth, water, and air and encourage businesses, individuals, and communities to do the same.
Earnell Lucas
Sheriff Milwaukee County
  • 25 years with the Milwaukee Police Department, including a command position overseeing 200 officers.
  • Supervisor of Security for MLB Commissioner Bud Selig for the past 15 years.
  • Operate the jail as a secure and humane facility.
  • End understaffing the Traffic Enforcement Unit.
  • Restore integrity to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department. Insist that everyone be treated with dignity.
  • Partner with the District Attorney's Office and courts to make sure individuals facing acute mental health challenges receive the services they need in the community.