Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin Seniors On Nursing Home Abuse

Oct 28, 2018

For Immediate Release
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Counting Down The Ways Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin: 

#9. Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin Seniors On Nursing Home Abuse

Vukmir pushed a measure that benefited her longtime donors by making it harder for Wisconsinites to hold abusive and neglectful nursing homes accountable

MADISON — With nine days left until Election Day, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is continuing to count down ways that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has spent her 16 years in the state legislature working for her corporate special interest backers and selling out everyday Wisconsinites.

#9: Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin Seniors On Nursing Home Abuse

Leah Vukmir in 2008 and again in 2011 coauthored and pushed legislation that gutted nursing home accountability and “made it more difficult to hold nursing homes accountable for wrongdoing.”

As highlighted in early October by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the measure sold out Wisconsin seniors and their families, by making it harder for them to hold abusive or neglectful nursing homes accountable, but it did benefit one group: Leah Vukmir’s longtime employers and donors.

In return for Vukmir selling out Wisconsin nursing home residents and their families, two Vukmir donors have “given Vukmir nearly $18,000 since 2004, including the maximum $10,800” for her U.S. Senate campaign.
It’s a pattern throughout Leah Vukmir’s legislative record: whenever Vukmir and her corporate special interest backers have profited, everyday Wisconsinites have shouldered the burden.

Counting Down Ten Ways Vukmir Has Sold Out Wisconsin:

#10. Vukmir Backs Earned Benefit Cuts To Offset Tax Breaks For The Top 1%