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We Need to Make Debt-Free College Possible

Jan 31, 2016
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

Our shared Wisconsin values insist that the opportunity to succeed is a freedom that hardworking Wisconsinites deserve. We can no longer afford to suffocate our next generation’s future with crushing student loan debt, which hinders our state’s economic growth and prevents graduates from realizing their dreams. This is why we announced our plan to bring debt-free college to Wisconsin.

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Rep. Melissa Sargent: Climate Emergency

Sept. 3, 2015
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

We must each pledge to leave our planet a better place than we found it. Our country has overcome great challenges in the past. This may be our greatest test because it concerns our very survival. In Wisconsin we value a sustainable future, no matter our political affiliation. This is our one chance to turn the tide back toward respecting and caring for our earth. It is time to act swiftly and decisively for the future of our children and the future of our world.

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Rep. Melissa Sargent: Governor Walker and GOP legislators, please tip our schools

May 12, 2015
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

Our schools are the hearts of our communities. We should be strengthening important programs that support our children in school, not dismantling them year after year.

We should be providing individual, personalized education plans for our children, not forcing our schools to do more with less.

We should be fully funding public education at every level.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/rep-melissa-sargent-governor-walker-and-gop-legislators-please-tip/article_d43d776b-0146-5cd6-8c16-266092fbe365.html#ixzz3hb4ROLZw

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#WIMarijuanaSolution

April 13, 2015
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

The most dangerous thing about marijuana in Wisconsin is that it is illegal. Let's work together to move forward this homegrown solution. #WiMarijuanaSolution will not be a cure all to turn Wisconsin around overnight, I know it will enhance personal freedom, increase financial opportunity, and lead to safer communities. Sign and share: tinyurl.com/wimarijunasolution

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Rep. Melissa Sargent: Don't let go of dream for a better Wisconsin

July 26, 2015
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

For my children, for our state, and for our future, I know that together we can do better. We must stand together and find our resolve and fortitude, roll up our sleeves, and work toward making our collective dream of what Wisconsin can and should be become a reality.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/rep-melissa-sargent-don-t-let-go-of-dream-for/article_1cc7ad19-145b-54af-9f15-283dd84948ea.html#ixzz3hZtMn7s8

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Rep. Melissa Sargent: Government for the people is a moral responsibility

May 25, 2015
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

Privatization means making the public good secondary and abandoning the sacred mission of our government. We must return our state to these shared values we all cherish: caring for each other in our communities and providing resources and opportunities for everyone to pursue a meaningful life. It is our moral responsibility to return our state to a government of, by, and for the people.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/rep-melissa-sargent-government-for-the-people-is-a-moral/article_884fc677-418c-50dc-a669-6ece116f9dd9.html#ixzz3hb38rKDl

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Rep. Melissa Sargent - Stop Talking Start Listening

Aug. 18, 2015
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

#BlackLivesMatter - there’s a difference between complacent silence and actively listening, and we can and must listen better.

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Reject Fear of Immigrants Fostered by GOP

Feb 18, 2016
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

I choose to defend liberty. And I choose to honor our country’s founding, which held that we are all created equal. Let us all stand side by side in Wisconsin to reaffirm the fact that our state motto, Forward, is not simply a word, but the direction we must move — away from division and fear and always toward justice for all.

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How to Bring Back the Middle Class

Oct 3, 2015
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Rep. Melissa Sargent

Democrats want to support the middle class and provide ladders of opportunities for those who want to achieve the American dream. We want to put extra money into the pockets of working families, which we know will boost our local economy. We want to fully fund and protect a world-class public education system from early child care all the way through college. We want to ensure that health care is treated as a right rather than a privilege for those who can afford it. Democrats want to show every person in Wisconsin that we do better when we all do better.

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