Wisconsin Democrats Launch No More Games Campaign

May 06, 2024

Wisconsin Democrats Launch No More Games Campaign

MADISON, Wis. — Today in Milwaukee, Democratic leaders gathered to officially launch No More Games, a statewide accountability campaign backed by a six-figure investment in digital ads running across all platforms. The ads will target swing voters in competitive districts across the state.

No More Games highlights seven Republican members of the powerful Joint Finance Committee who are playing games with Wisconsinites’ health, safety, and futures, withholding funding for clean wateropioid treatment, and rural health care—among other key priorities.

The members included in this campaign are Sen. Joan Ballweg, Rep. Mark Born, Sen. Howard Marklein, Rep. Jessie Rodriguez, Sen. Duey Stroebel, Sen. Eric Wimberger, and Rep. Shannon Zimmerman.

Watch the press conference in full here and watch one of the seven digital ads launching today here.

“As parents, we expect the water our kids drink from the tap to be safe. But it’s clear that Republican politicians like Senator Duey Stroebel have other priorities. For him, the highest priority seems to be protecting corporate polluters,” said Democratic State Senate Leader Dianne Hesselbein. “Accountability is coming. With the campaign we are announcing today, we will make sure that voters from Richland County to Ozaukee and everywhere in between hear about what Republicans on Joint Finance have—and have not—been up to.”

“With this campaign, we’re going to be making sure folks know about the games Republicans are playing. We’re going to tell people about how they’ve been using power and escaping accountability for the poor choices they’re making,” said Assistant Democratic Assembly Leader Rep. Kalan Haywood. “In November, for the first time in a long time, Wisconsinites are going to have a real choice. The votes of the majority are finally going to determine the majority in the State Assembly. 

“For years, Republicans have used the Joint Finance Committee as a sort of super-legislature—but thanks to new, fair maps, voters have a chance to make their move,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler. “We’re putting dollars behind this campaign to ensure voters hear about how these Republican politicians have held our state back with petty political games.”