1. Air Emission Recycling
Waupaca, 97 words
Whereas, climate change can be modified by reducing the rate at which CO2 accrues in the atmosphere and Wisconsin’s power plants emit 32.8 million tons of CO2 per year.
Whereas, EPA will require capture and storage of CO2 according to Best Systems for Emission Reduction, including geological sequestration by injection and Air Emission Recycling (AER), wherein CO2 waste is converted into compost and cellulose products.
Whereas, there are no geological sequestration sites in Wisconsin
Therefore, resolved, Wisconsin adopt Air Emission Recycling to capture and process CO2 to meet the needs of counties’ energy and economic development plans.
Door County, 100 words
Whereas, everyone is entitled to clean and safe water to drink and air to breathe,
Whereas, the resources of air and water and land are not infinitely renewable,
Whereas, confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) are being allowed to spread excessive amounts of waste, polluting ground water,
Whereas, protective enforcement of environmental regulations has been lax,
Whereas, community ownership of sustainable, green energy alternatives supports acceptance of them,
THEREFORE, RESOLVED, that the DPW supports funding for enforcement of regulations designed to ensuring clean air and water, sustainability of these resources and local control of green energy alternatives and ground water protection.
3. Review of Sand Mine Impact
Waupaca County, 95 words
Whereas, the health and environmental impacts of industrial-scale silica sand mine operations are in question, and
Whereas, extraction industries, including silica sand mining, have a history of economic boom and bust that depletes natural resources and does not sustain economic and cultural development, and
Whereas, local units of government need complete information in decision making when face with silica sand mine proposals,
Therefore, resolved, DPW supports a temporary moratorium on further permitting of silica sand mines or handling facilities while a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) is prepared to examine issues related to these facilities.
Door County, 79 words
Whereas, social issues that invade the private lives of individuals have no place in the political arena, and
Whereas, a woman should have universal access to health care options affecting her future, and
Whereas, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin strives to eliminate discrimination in all its forms and contexts, and
THEREFORE, RESOLVED, that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin supports the right of women to make their own health care decisions and the right of everyone to full contraceptive information.
5. Equal Pay for Equal Work
Whereas, the women’s pay for equal work compared to men’s pay is 77 cents for every dollar that men earn;
Therefore, resolved, the Wisconsin Democratic Party push for legislation to have equal pay for equal work by contacting our Wisconsin State Assembly Representatives and Wisconsin State Senators.
6. Eliminate Private School Vouchers
Waupaca County, 61 words
Whereas, private school vouchers do not improve student achievement and requirements imposed on private schools are less stringent than those imposed on public schools,
Whereas, vouchers take resources away from public school students, and private school vouchers increase the property tax load and reduce services available to public school students,
Therefore, resolved, no taxpayer money be used for private school vouchers.
Door County, 70 words
Whereas, the current funding formula results in annual shortfalls of necessary funds for staff, services and equipment, and Whereas, Wisconsin¹s Technical Colleges provide skilled workers for future economic growth, and Whereas, all teachers should be supported in their efforts to teach their students properly, THEREFORE, RESOLVED that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin supports school finance legislation that funds the cost of excellence in K-university education including the Technical College system.
Kewaunee County, 100 words
Therefore, resolved, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin must support implementing Social Security tax on all earned income. The DPW should state openly and proudly the obligation to support those who paved the way for us in this County, making it what it is today.
Whereas, Iowa has effectively used a nonpartisan agency to draft district maps for approval by their Legislature since 1981, and
Whereas, bills in the Wisconsin Legislature, Assembly Bill 185 and Senate Bill 163, would reform the way the state redistricts, and
Whereas, no public hearings have yet been held on these proposals, in spite of many citizens asking legislators to move these bills along, and
Therefore, resolved, we urge passage of an Iowa-type redistricting plan by the Wisconsin Legislature.
Outagamie County, 53 Words
Whereas, it does not benefit the people to have perpetual elected officials,
Therefore, resolved, all legislators be allowed to serve two (2) consecutive terms for that office and then have to stand down for at least one (1) term.