What’s your Lawmakers Score?

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO has compiled a legislative scorecard to grade how well state legislators have served working families in the 2013–2014 Wisconsin Legislative Session. The voting record tracks how lawmakers voted on issues of importance to workers, their families and their unions. Find out if your representative voted to give workers a raise or voted to pave the way for pay-to-play politics.

Lawmakers were graded (R for Right, W for Wrong) in how they voted on a variety of bills including raising the minimum wage to $10.10, Buy Wisconsin and Made-in-America provisions, attacks on voting rights and equal pay enforcement for women.

  • Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) had a 0% working families voting record.

  • Eight Democratic Senators -- Sen. Tim Carpenter, Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Sen. Nikiya Harris, Sen. Julie Lassa, Sen. Jennifer Shilling, Sen. Lena Taylor, Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, Sen. Bob Wirch — had a working families voting record of 100%.

  • Thirty-six Democratic Assembly members had a score of 100%.

  • Just 3 Republicans in the Assembly had a voting score above 0%, with 57 Republicans receiving a working families voting record of 0%.

Never before have we seen so many Republicans with a zero percent working families voting record. It’s shameful that so many Republicans are voting blindly in lock-step with Gov. Walker’s extreme anti-worker agenda. We hope this voting record will serve as a go-to guide for workers to clearly see where their representatives stand on working family issues. It is important to our democracy that we have a transparent, easy to review history of votes taken in the past session.

In Solidarity,

Phil Neuenfeldt, President

Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer

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Last edited by Tyler Schuster.   Page last modified on June 19, 2014

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