While you research candidates I am traveling by bicycle to Western Wisconsin for the end of the last leg in this Primary Campaign. If you are press or any one with questions and need to get ahold of me, try my by phone: 608-492-3230
In the meantimes:
VOTE in the OPEN PRIMARY!
AUGUST 12, 2014 and in the General Election on November 4, 2014– IT IS YOUR RIGHT!
Tell friends and join in the voting that has started!
Absentee Voters can continue to receive ballots in the mail until August 7th, and in-person voters have till August 8th to go into their Municipal Clerk Office to vote. The actual Open Primary is August 12th! Call your local Clerk to find out their hours.
This campaign is a true grassroots, that means, its word-of-mouth, one that evolves and follows the pulses on many fronts. “Someone had to run and I am the one to get all the clean up work done!” is what I realized, even as a mother of Three lovely children, who share me with the whole State of Wisconsin. This is a campaign of one! A non-traditional campaign, that is candidate led, people advised, every step of the way.
Walters is traveling to events, hand-billing with business cards and fliers all along the way. Roots EN Route is the last leg of the Primary Campaign tour! August 2-8, Walters will be traveling to Western Wisconsin’s beauty and destruction. On August 9, she will tour Frac Sand Mines and processing plants in Chippewa County.
HERE are THE ISSUES
Mining Policies, Repeal Act 1
Statewide Mining Moratorium, till health and environmental impacts are researched.
Frac Sand Mine Ecological Restoration.
A taxation (of 1.00 per gallon) (I can dream) for the tar sands currently transported through Enbridge Pipeline 61.
OUR Local Control on all issues
Support Community Led-Issue Direct Legislation in Wisconsin, such as, Move to Amend, Environmental Assessments of mining and pipeline proposals and actual sites. And would also support more communities to do the same, especially to work toward the Protection of our Clean Waters, Marriage Equality, School Funding- local communities must decide what they need without threats and penalties to teachers, write the new ordinances when needed, not wait for politicians, that is sometimes too slow. We as elected official must encourage participatory budgeting for all city-town-county to allow for more accessible citizen input.
Infrastructure- Approachable Government
Sustainable economies local ideas created and supported by State Government with help of a Statewide Website and Agencies. Tax credit of solar, wind companies and consumers. State-wide Buy back
Sustainable economies local idea created and supported by State Government with help of a Statewide website. Tax credit of solar, wind companies and consumers. State-wide Buy back
Develop Community WIFI Statewide. We need to all have access to communication it strengthens or options for networking and employment. This one thing the Enbridge Tariff would supplement.
State Minimum Wage- $15 is great, $10.10 is a start, but we need better, $13.00!
Support Tenant Rights organizing toward affordable housing.
More Community Health Care Clinics- Women’s Reproductive Planning, and all medical needs including holistic care that includes herbals, bodyworkers, other alternatives.
Legalization of Cannabis for Health and Wellness and utilization of fiber.
Honor all International and First Nations Treaty Rights and Great Lakes compact.
July 5, 2014, FB status update post from Bad River Tribal Chairperson Mike Wiggins Jr.:
“Treaties shouldn’t be subject to politics or a State Governors cry. Recognition of mutalisms is a manifestation of trust responsibility, as is recognition of sickness, death, and when it’s time to act. Trust responsibility can squelch politics. And mines. And should.”
I agree. There is only mutual interests of health involved with protecting our water. I have visited many areas were the water and soil are causing high rates of cancer where jobs were put before health. We have a lot to learn about how to be stewards of the land, water and air, and here in Wisconsin with Twelve Tribes that have been doing that work for uncountable generations, the State of Wisconsin must work with all Nations, as a representative of the United States.
RESTRUCTURING CURRENT GOVERNORMENT
Restructuring of WEDC to include Green Energy in local communities, including solar panel creation.
Office of Lieutenant Governor best serves the people of Wisconsin when it collaborates with the Governor’s Office and all the legislators. It is a communication hub. It is a multifaceted think tank space for issues to get resolved. I support CITIZEN-LED INVOLVEMENT. It will keep those elected accountable and transparent as well, give them some help. This should happen at all levels of government. Voting is only the start point we have to transform our communities and economies in partnerships. I want the grassroots to be in the second office in the statehouse. We need the help of citizens there and in local governments.
Thank you for helping me reach this dream!