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Are we going to war, again

“We are damned if we do and, damned if we don’t” – Congresswoman Gwen Moore

While in town for the weekend after recovering from knee replacement surgery, Congresswoman Gwen Moore took time to speak to The Courier about her thoughts of the crisis in Syria. On August 21 there was an attack against the rebel forces fighting the government of Syria in which reports state that there were 281 to as high as 1,429 rebels killed by the chemical weapon, sarin. On September 9, 2013 Congresswoman Moore and the House of Representatives were scheduled to hear opinion, debate and vote on a resolution to use military force against the government of Syria headed by Bashar al-Assad.

The congresswoman pointed out that the resolution of US military action by President Obama was significantly modified by the Senate. “The resolution has evolved into changing the momentum of the battlefield to create favorable conditions for a settlement that ends the conflict and leads to a democratic government.” “We don’t even know what we are voting for at this point. It (modified resolution) sounds like regime change. There seems to be no limitations.” A subsequent email to The Courier clarified that ground troops are still barred in the Senate resolution.

Emerge Wisconsin aims to elect Democratic women

APPLETON — Wisconsin has never sent a woman to the U.S. Senate or elected a female governor, and just more than a quarter of the seats in the state Legislature are held by women.

Emerge Wisconsin is poised to change that.

Modeled on a national program, the Madison-based nonprofit is training a generation of progressive, Democratic women how to run for public office and win.

“(The program) helped me to consolidate the campaign structure and it helped me to be more effective in my message,” said state Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, D-Appleton, who completed the training alongside state Sen. Jessica King, D-Oshkosh, in 2007.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on Wasserman-Schultz Appointment

Milwaukee, Wis. — U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) made the following statement after President Obama named Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to chair the Democratic National Committee: “President Obama made an excellent choice in choosing my good friend Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz to help lead the Democratic Party. “Debbie and I came to Congress together and having her in …

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