Change Begins With You!

2016 was not the result we hoped for – but we will not back down, and we will never give up.  Thank you for all the work you did, and continue to do on behalf of the progressive values that we all share.

The combination of a Trump presidency and GOP control over every facet of state government — including the judiciary — from a perfect storm that threatens to make 2017 one of the worst years ever for Wisconsin progressives and moderates. Donate, volunteer, do something, do whatever you can, to fight the destructive agenda that lies before us. 

Quinn Thompson DCDP Communication Director 

Heavy Rainfall: Not Business-as-usual
Sen. Chris Larson The Larson Report

Heavy rain has been increasing in both frequency and intensity, and severe flooding has been increasingly widespread throughout Wisconsin.

In fact, the National Climate Assessment reports that heavy precipitation events increased by a staggering 37% in the upper Midwest from 1958 to 2012, and our recent trend shows it is not slowing.

Warmer air can contain more water vapor than cooler air. As average temperatures continue to increase, we can only expect more extreme weather events to occur. Somehow, the Trump administration and Republicans throughout the country continue to ignore reality, even as it’s literally pouring down on them. With over 97% of climate scientists agreeing that humans are causing climate change, we need serious, common sense strategies now.

Several states and territories have chosen to continue reducing carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris agreement, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. For these reasons, I have proposed legislation (LRB 3971) for Wisconsin to join this growing coalition that already represents over 32% of the U.S. population.

Call your legislators at the legislative hotline, 1-800-362-9472, and tell them to join the international community in combatting climate change by supporting LRB 3971.
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