4 results for author: Kirk Bangstad

The Pride of Wisconsin’s Fathers

On this Sunday, June 19th, also known as Juneteenth and Father’s Day, it is worth remembering how Wisconsin's fathers played a role in the abolitionist movement, and how the pride of fatherhood and family propelled the progressive and labor movements in our state. As many Wisconsinites know, the Republican Party was formed in 1854 in the small town of Ripon by a bunch of egalitarian Scandinavians who were super angry at how the fugitive slave act allowed southern slave owners and their hired bounty hunters to come into our state and force escaped slaves back into slavery. Similarly, a bunch of Norwegian farmers (fathers) helped ...

Help Us Sue Ron Johnson, Tom Tiffany, and Scott Fitzgerald for Aiding the Insurrection

by Kirk Bangstad March 13, 2022, used with permission This story today is gonna be a doozy, so if you don’t have 5-10 minutes to read it, here’s the super short version:   The Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC is trying to remove U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and U.S. Reps Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald from the 2022 ballot with a lawsuit claiming they aided and abetted the January 6th insurrection. We think we have a strong case and we’re going to need some help funding the lawsuit.   Take a moment to read that paragraph again because this is pretty huge stuff.  We’re suing a sitting U.S. senator and two congressmen for trying to ...

Ep. 25: Shop Local Serve Local

In this issue we share an episode of the "Up North" podcast which covers shopping locally and running for local office.

We’re Taking All Wisconsin Anti-Mask School Boards to Court

We’ve got some news that will affect most every person in Wisconsin, and will hopefully set legal precedent in other states as well to protect kids and their families.