Miranda Spindt addressed the November meeting of Northeast Wisconsin Patriots.

Miranda Spindt:
WILL Victories and Plans

At the November 21 meeting of NEW Patriots, Miranda Spindt -- policy associate with the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty -- reported on several legal victories WILL achieved in 2023. These included cases on behalf of parental rights, gun rights, and election integrity.

She also discussed several policy initiatives, especially on school choice and health care.

Miranda's colleague at WILL, Eric Searing (director of external relations), chimed in on occasion to help answer questions from an audience that was listening carefully and fully engaged.

Here are a few resources from that meeting:

Miranda's PowerPoint presentation

WILL's School Scorecard: your one-stop-shop for information about Wisconsin's public schools

WILL's YouTube channel: with scores of webinars, radio interviews, and videos reporting WILL's impact in the courts and new research

BookLooks: not a WILL project, but a great resource where parents can "Find out what objectionable content may be in your child's book before they do." It offers scores of book reports and rates books from 0 (appropriate for everyone) to 5 (aberrant content, adults only).

Why would a librarian care about the content of the materials in her library if she knows she need not fear prosecution for what she puts on the shelves?

Help Get a Hearing on These Bills!

Under current law, it is a crime to import, print, sell, possess for sale, publish, exhibit, play, or distribute any obscene material; to a person under the age of 18 years; or to possess with intent to distribute, exhibit, or play to a person under the age of 18 years any obscene material. However, school and public library employees are exempt from prosecution! Assembly Bill 308 removes that exemption, thus holding librarians responsible for the content in their libraries. Assembly Bill 309 prohibits schools from using common school funds to purchase obscene materials.

We believe these are crucial bills to help stop the dissemination of materials in libraries that are not suitable for children. Why would a librarian care about the content of the materials in her library if she knows she need not fear prosecution for what she puts on the shelves?

These two bills have been assigned to the Assembly Committee on Education. Unfortunately, they have not been scheduled for a hearing. Would you be willing to send a quick email or make a phone call to the office of the Education Committee Chairman? Perhaps if enough voters request him to take up the bill in committee, he will do so. You can reach the committee chairman here:

Representative Joel Kitchens
email: [email protected].gov
phone: (608) 237-9101

For more events hosted by freedom-loving organizations in Wisconsin, click here.

About Us

N.E.W. Patriots is a group of patriotic citizens in Northeast Wisconsin committed to promoting the conservative values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We normally meet on the third Tuesday of the month at the Lawrence Town Hall, 2400 Shady Court, De Pere. Meetings are free and open to the public. To learn more about us, click here: NEWP About

NEW Patriot News

Good news, everyone! You can access the most recent NEW Patriot News weekly e-newsletter, as well as links to past e-newsletters, here: NEW Patriot News

Important Links for Patriots

N.E.W. Patriots produces weekly emails, flyers, infographics, and other documents, and maintains lists of links to videos and allies we recommend. Click here often to access our growing list of free, new resources: Important Links

Election Integrity in Wisconsin

The statewide voter registration list maintained by the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) includes 7,498,167 voters. But according to the 2020 United States Census, there are only 4,612,300 adults living in Wisconsin. This means that there are 2,885,867 more voters on the WEC’s registration list, than there are people of voting age living in Wisconsin.

How did this happen? Read more here.

10 Ways You Can Help Ensure Voting Integrity
Joan Ellis Beglinger addressed a meeting of NEW Patriots on October 17, 2023.

Past NEW Patriot Events

Our October 17 meeting featured a presentation titled “Freedom, Trust, and Individual Responsibility in Health Care” by Joan Ellis Beglinger (left). You can find her information-packed PowerPoint on the Wisconsin Patriots Toolbox here: Freedom, Trust, and Individual Responsibility in Health Care. We urge you to sign up for her weekly Beglinger Blast email! It’s really good! You can also read it online at https://www.beglingerforwisconsin.com/.


Dr. Duke Pesta discussed the crisis in American public education -- especially critical race theory and social-emotional learning -- at the September 19 meeting. Report and photos here.


Jefferson Davis (left), spokesperson for the Election Integrity for Wisconsin Ad-Hoc Committee for a Full Forensic Physical and Cyber Audit (FFPCA), gave an electrifying talk to a full house at the latest monthly meeting of Northeast Wisconsin Patriots on Tuesday, July 18. Here's a brief report, with photos.


On May 9, Brett Healy, president of the MacIver Institute, walked us through discussions taking place in Madison over Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed 2023–2025 biennial budget, noting the budget discussion “is the big game in town right now.” Here's a brief report, with photos.


On April 11, Tara Czachor of Wisconsin United for Freedom and Scott and Cindy Schara discussed medical freedom in Wisconsin. Here's a brief report, with photos.


On March 23, Chad Weininger explained why he's running to be the next Mayor of Green Bay. He responded to LOTS of questions from an audience clearly in support of his effort. A few photos are here.


At the Lawrence Town Hall in De Pere on February 14 – just one week before the Wisconsin Spring Primary Election – two candidates for the Wisconsin State Supreme Court vied for the votes of 65 audience members. Judge Jennifer Dorow and Justice Dan Kelly fielded more than a dozen questions at the event, which was hosted by Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Patriots.

Here's a brief report, with photos.


The Wisconsin Conservative Coalition’s 16th Town Hall, held Saturday, January 21, featured seven Northeast Wisconsin-area state elected officials and an engaged and enthusiastic standing-room-only audience at the Lawrence Town Hall.

Here's a brief report, with photos.


On January 10, 2023, Zak Niemerowicz, administrator of the Wisconsin Voter Allianced, delivered to an engaged (many questions!) NEW Patriots audience a presentation about WVA's work to ensure the integrity of elections in Wisconsin. Zak's PowerPoint presentation is here: Wisconsin Voter Alliance Progress Report


NEW Patriots has hosted scores of events since 2008. Speakers you may recognize include U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Duke Pesta (left), Brett Healy, Juliane Appling, and state representatives Dale Kooyenga, Andre Jacque, Dave Steffen, John Macco, and more. Click here for a list of events since January 2015: Past Events


Candidate Endorsements

Who should you vote for? The Wisconsin Patriots Toolbox reports recommendations and endorsements made by conservative groups, including NEW Patriots, as well as results of 2022 primary and general elections. Click here: Endorsements


WCC released on December 28, 2022 its scorecard for Northeast Wisconsin state representatives and senators for 2021-22. WCC also has produced scorecards for 2015-16 and 2017-18. Click here: WCC Scorecard.

For information about scorecards produced by other conservative groups, click here: Voting Records.


How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Who are your national, state, and local elected officials? How are they are voting on issues that matter to you? How can you reach them with your concerns? For answers to these questions and more, click here: Elections

Find Reliable Allies and News Sources

Most of what you read in newspapers or see on television is biased against conservative values and elected officials who are trying to advance them. The Wisconsin Patriots Toolbox has identified reliable sources of news as well as research and commentary on issues that really matter. To learn more, click here: https://wipatriotstoolbox.com

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