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Wisconsin 2018 Race

Primary Date: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Election Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Senate Candidates

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D)

A history-making women’s health champion who will fight like hell for Planned Parenthood patients.

In the 21st century, women should have access to affordable, comprehensive health care services, like birth control, that empower them to make their own health care decisions.

— Tammy Baldwin

Source: Office of Sen. Tammy Baldwin 

Since she was sworn into office in 2013, Baldwin has spent her time in the Senate working to protect access to reproductive health care — from voting against Congress’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and “defund” Planned Parenthood to fighting President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back access to contraception. She is the first openly lesbian U.S. senator.

People across the Badger State deserve a senator who trusts and supports women to make their own health care decisions. They can look no further than Baldwin, who’s earned a 100 percent rating with Planned Parenthood’s congressional scorecard.

Why We Support Tammy Baldwin

  • She’s fought to protect the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Planned Parenthood health centers

  • She has a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood’s congressional scorecard

  • She’s fighting to expand access to reproductive health care by pushing for policies like the Women's Health Act of 2017

     

Tammy Baldwin on the Issues:

Abortion

Baldwin supports a person’s right to access safe, legal abortion. In the Senate, she’s taken proactive steps to expand abortion access — for example, introducing and co-sponsoring the Women’s Health Protection Act. Baldwin also signed a letter urging President Donald Trump to overturn the "global gag rule," which bans overseas groups from receiving U.S. global health funding if they even so much as mention abortion-related services.

Access to Health Care

Baldwin believes every American should have access to quality affordable health care — no matter who you are or where you come from. That’s why Baldwin voted multiple times against Congress’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would’ve cut Medicaid and restrict women’s reproductive health care access. More than 240,000 Wisconsinites received their health care coverage through the ACA in 2017 alone, and more than six in 10 patients who receive care at a Planned Parenthood health center in Wisconsin rely on Medicaid.

Baldwin also co-sponsored the Invest in Women's Health Act of 2017, which would provide more preventive and life-saving cancer screenings at health centers like Planned Parenthood.

Birth Control

 

Baldwin is a dedicated champion of birth control access. According to Baldwin, “in the 21st century, women should have access to affordable, comprehensive health care services, like birth control.” She recently called on the Trump administration to rescind rules that restrict birth control coverage.

Previously, Baldwin supported a bill that would require employers to cover all approved methods of birth control, and co-sponsored a bill that would ensure that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contraception they need.

Health Equity for All

Baldwin believes everyone should have access to affordable quality health care — no matter who you are or where you come from. She is a tireless fighter for LGBTQ equality, and has held President Donald Trump accountable for attacks on LGBTQ communities. Most recently, Baldwin opposed Trump’s ban on transgender members of the military, stating, “A ban against any patriotic American who wants to serve our country is wrong."

Baldwin is a strong supporter of immigrant rights, and is pushing for a Dream Act to protect undocumented immigrants. In particular, she has spoken out on the impact of Trump’s decision to end DACA on immigrant women, stating, “If Congress does not act to protect them, hundreds of thousands of women will lose their status and face deportation.”

Protecting Planned Parenthood Patients

Simply put, Baldwin stands with Planned Parenthood patients. She co-sponsored the Women's Health Act of 2017, which would provide more preventive and life-saving cancer screenings at health centers like Planned Parenthood. She also voted multiple times against Congress’s attempts to “defund” Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

With a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood’s congressional scorecard, Baldwin understands that “Planned Parenthood has provided vital health care services for women across the country.” Wisconsin’s more than 51,000 Planned Parenthood patients have an ally in Baldwin.

Rick Scott (R)

A radical protégé of Steve Bannon who wants to ban abortion and “defund” Planned Parenthood.

We must end government funding for Planned Parenthood.

— Kevin Nicholson

Source: Twitter

If Kevin Nicholson is elected senator of Minnesota, the state of women’s health could take a radical, dangerous turn. For one thing, Nicholson is strongly anti-abortion. He also wants to “defund” Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which he describes as a “disaster.”

Nicholson greatly admires President Donald Trump and the Trump agenda, describing Trump’s first year in office as “a home run.” Nicholson is close allies with Steve Bannon, and stated he was “humbled” and “excited” upon receiving a full-throated endorsement from Bannon and a pro-Trump super PAC, the Great America PAC. Nicholson is one of a select few politicians to receive an endorsement from the Great America PAC, which spent thousands of dollars last year in support of alleged child molestor Roy Moore’s failed Senate race in Alabama.

To boot, Nicholson has received the endorsements of several other notorious anti-abortion political figures, including John Bolton and Sen. Ted Cruz.

Why We Don't Support Kevin Nicholson

  • He’s a radical supporter of President Donald Trump who’s been endorsed by Steve Bannon and Ted Cruz.

  • He’s anti-abortion and wants to “defund” Planned Parenthood

  • He wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Kevin Nicholson on the Issues:

Abortion

Nicholson is strongly anti-abortion. He openly supported the 2018 March for Life, has described abortion as “unacceptable,” and enjoys the endorsement of a premier Wisconsin anti-abortion PAC.

Access to Health Care

In 2017, more than 240,000 Wisconsinites signed up for health care coverage under the ACA — the highest number yet. Meanwhile, more than six in 10 patients who receive care at a Planned Parenthood health centers in Wisconsin rely on Medicaid.

Yet, Nicholson wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which he describes as a “disaster.” Nicholson even accused Sen. Tammy Baldwin of a “full government takeover” after Baldwin helped to pass the ACA while she was in the House of Representatives.

Health Equity for All

Nicholson’s vision for America is not one where people are treated equally. Case in point: He does not support immigrant rights and claims that “those who support illegal immigration do so in order to take advantage of others.” He supports President Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall, and even appeared on the radical Breitbart News to talk about his anti-immigration platform.

Nicholson also supports Trump’s efforts to ban transgender people from serving in the military. He is endorsed by Wisconsin Family Action, an anti-LGBTQ group that claims marriage should be “between one man and one woman.”

Protecting Planned Parenthood Patients

Nicholson doesn’t stand with Planned Parenthood patients — and he certainly won’t if he’s elected senator. Simply put, anyone who wants to “end government funding for Planned Parenthood” is not fit to represent Wisconsinites — more than 51,000 of whom are Planned Parenthood patients.

And it’s clear that Nicholson has a lot to learn about Planned Parenthood and our services. In a tweet touting his anti-abortion agenda, Nicholson wrote, “We must end government funding for Planned Parenthood” — despite the fact that taxpayer money is banned from paying for abortion, thanks to the harmful Hyde Amendment.

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