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Jimmy Anderson

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Petitioning Jimmy Anderson, Jill Billings, Katrina Shankland, Dave Hansen, Robin Vos, Dave Considine, Tony Evers, Adam Neylon, Cindi S. Duchow, John Jagler, Travis Tranel, David Steffen, Tyler August, Rob Staf...

Cap Insulin Prices in Wisconsin

As a person managing type 1 diabetes myself of over 15+ years, I understand that affordable insulin is truly a life and death matter. Simply put, INSULIN IS NOT OPTIONAL.  That’s why I am seizing the opportunity to support proposed legislation that would cap the amount insulin can cost in Wisconsin. I need your help to make this law a reality.   There is a health care crisis happening around the country. Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 1.25 million Americans. 200,000 of them are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes - it is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Insulin should not be so expensive that people have to worry about how they’re going to afford this life-saving medication.  I’m proud that my home state of Wisconsin could become the next state, after Colorado, to put a price cap on insulin. Although $100 per month for insulin remains unaffordable for many, this legislation is an important first step and is very exciting -- particularly because insulin can cost as much as $500 per month. My hope is that Wisconsin can help lead the national conversation around health care reform, but I need your support to make it happen.    Add your signature of care and tell the Wisconsin Legislature to cap the price of insulin in Wisconsin at $100 per 30-day supply. The pharmaceutical companies that control insulin pricing should be ashamed. This law can help put some humanity back into our healthcare system by making insulin more affordable for thousands of people. Help make this legislation a reality.  If Colorado can do it, so can Wisconsin, and so can every state so that no matter where a diabetic lives, they can access life-saving medication without emptying their bank accounts.  Learn more about Type 1 Diabetes at beyondtype1.org. Please add your signature to this document to show your government representatives, Reps. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), Jill Billings (D-LaCrosse), Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), that you support the Wisconsin Insulin Price Cap Bill. This will help Wisconsin families everywhere live easier while managing the auto-immune disease, type 1 diabetes. Help to end disparities in the type 1 diabetes community so all families of different socioeconomic circumstances managing the condition can live easier with it.  The official definition for type 1 diabetes, as told by JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is: "Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive." Type 1 diabetes effects approximately 1.25 million Americans. Of this number, 200,000 are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes. It is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Should this bill go through, people managing type 1 diabetes can be less stressed about the cost and reach better blood-glucose levels to live better with the condition. Learn more about T1D community disparities here: https://insulinnation.com/living/reducing-disparities-in-the-type-1-diabetes-community/. Learn more about the bill here: https://waow.com/news/wisconsin-news/2019/07/24/legislative-proposal-would-cap-cost-of-insulin-in-wisconsin/ Watch this petition for updates.

Julia F
63,055 supporters
Petitioning Melissa Agard Sargent, Janet Bewley, Tim Carpenter, Jon Erpenbach, LaTonya Johnson, Chris Larson, Brad Pfaff, Janis A. Ringhand, Kelda Helen Roys, Jeff Smith, Lena C. Taylor, Robert W. Wirch, Jimmy...

INVESTIGATE Judge Bruce Schroeder (Kyle Rittenhouse trial)

Judge Bruce Schroeder is presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and has repeatedly displayed bias in favor of Rittenhouse. He should be INVESTIGATED and REMOVED from his position. Aside from his lack of ethics and unprofessional behavior, here are a few of his rulings in this case: 1 - Schroeder would not allow video of Rittenhouse saying he wanted to shoot a group of people coming out of a CVS (two weeks before he shot and killed people in Kenosha) to be shown to the jury. 2 - Schroeder would not allow the people killed by Rittenhouse to be called victims, but said the defense could refer to them as rioters, looters and arsonists. (Sidenote: Merriam Webster defines victim as, "a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action.") 3 - Schroeder did nothing when Rittenhouse violated the terms of his bond when he failed to notify the court that he had moved. Additionally, once this was presented to Schroeder in court, Schroeder said the prosecution did not need to have Rittenhouse's new address. Rittenhouse might not have known that he was supposed to update his address, but I'm sure his attorney's did. Also, doesn't the prosecution need to know where he is to ensure he has not further violated his bond? 4 - Schroeder would not allow the jury to see Rittenhouse wearing a shirt that said "Free as Fuck" when he was out on bond, even though Rittenhouse wanted the jury to buy into his emotional (and tearless) crying on the stand. 5 - Schroeder got testy with the prosecution when they asked Rittenhouse why he thought he needed to carry an AR-15. So this is a judge that doesn't think a minor who was carrying a weapon illegally should not be asked why he had that weapon? This judge is an embarrassment to the judicial system and needs to be held accountable for his blatant preference for Rittenhouse. 11/13/21 UPDATE 6 - Schroeder made this comment in court: I hope the Asian food isn’t coming … isn’t on one of those boats from Long Beach Harbor. First, why did he feel the need to specify "Asian" food unless he specifically wanted to throw an anti-Asian comment out there for everyone to hear? Furthermore, his reference to the supply chain issue is an obvious political reference - something he has said time and time again during this trial that he does not want in his courtroom. I truly believe these comments were deliberate and said when everyone was breaking for lunch so he could use the excuse of the trial not being “actively” in session if anyone called him on it. 7 - Schroeder also, supposedly, failed to turn his phone off during the trial. This gave everyone (including the jury) a chance to hear his ringtone, which just happens to be the exact version of God Bless the USA used as the opening song for Trump rallies. I am truly inclined to believe that everything this judge does is deliberate. He knows the world is watching, including the far-right bullies who have praised everything he has said and done throughout this trial.

Marie Morales
2,415 supporters
Petitioning Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Bryan Steil, Gwen Moore, Tony Evers, Adam Neylon, Scott L. Fitzgerald, Romaine Robert Quinn, Mark Miller, Thomas Tiffany, John Nygren, Luther S. Olsen...

Support Health Care for Wisconsin Police Officers, Fire Fighters and EMTs

Every day, we in Wisconsin call on police officers and fire fighters to arrive immediately for situations we find too dangerous or unpredictable to deal with on our own.   When these first responders arrive, we expect them to be healthy, reasonable and effective in how they perform but how can we ask this of them when, as a state, we refuse to accommodate their healthcare needs as determined by their work conditions?  They are human and, like all humans, will suffer mentally and physically from repeated exposure to trauma, but Wisconsin laws don't seem to take that into account. Wisconsin’s First Responders deserve full coverage for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment through workers compensation whether or not the symptoms are the result of an extreme event or the day-to-day work. Traumatic events police officers encounter on a day-to-day basis include:  handling severely injured or deceased people including babies violent interactions racing through red lights inspecting abandoned buildings the anticipation of danger These stressful events are unavoidable for officers and they take a toll.   Among other alarming byproducts, PTSD increases suicide risk, and the rate of suicide among police officers is far higher than the national average. Over a 3.5 year period from January of 2016 to June of 2019: 103 officers were killed by felony assault (Officer Down) 578 officers took their own lives. (Blue Help)  Today, Wisconsin law prevents most officers and fire fighters with PTSD due to day-to-day stress from receiving needed assistance by failing to compensate them.  Senate Bill 511/Assembly Bill 569 can change that.  It states the following: "The bill provides that if a public safety officer is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist and the mental injury that resulted in that diagnosis is not accompanied by a physical injury, that public safety officer can bring a claim for worker’s compensation benefits if the conditions of liability are proven by a preponderance of the evidence and the mental injury is not the result of a good-faith employment action by the person’s employer. Under the bill, such an injured public safety employee is not required to demonstrate a diagnosis based on unusual stress of greater dimensions than the day-to-day emotional strain and tension experienced by similarly situated employees as required under School District No. 1 v. DILHR, 62 Wis. 2d 370, 215 N.W.2d 373 (1974).” Wisconsin must meet the demand for police and fire healthcare so that they may do their jobs safely and in optimal health.  Please join us in urging our State Legislature to vote for Senate Bill 511/Assembly Bill 569, sign this petition and share it!  

The Community Response Team
591 supporters