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Liz Uihlein returns to writing letters to legislators

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller

* The last time we heard from Liz Uihlein was March 13, 2020, just before the pandemic kicked into high gear

From: Liz Uihlein
Date: March 13, 2020 at 12:22:09 PM CDT
Subject: The Media is Overblowing COVID-19


Dear Members of the Illinois Legislature:

There were 1,701 cases in the U.S. of which there were 41 deaths; whereas an overwhelming number of people have been infected with and died from the flu this season.

While you may think the government enforced closing of events, schools, etc. is helping prevent the spread of this infection, you are impacting local, state and national economies and adding unnecessary panic and fear in the American people.

What happens in 2 weeks? Are you willing to indefinitely close institutions? At what point do we go back to our normal lives? This has been a huge disruption.

Sincerely,

Liz Uihlein

President, Uline

* Well, legislators received two emailed letters from Ms. Uihlein today. The first brings up some canards about vote by mail…

Members of the Illinois House and Senate –

The Permanent Vote by Mail program makes Illinois elections less secure and offers more opportunity for fraud.

First, per the application, a voter can have the ballot mailed to any address. No safeguards are offered to ensure the voter actually resides at that location.

Second, per our local County Clerk’s notice, the voter must request to be removed from the Vote by Mail program, unless the clerk receives confirmation the voter registered to vote in another county. There is no indication that if a voter moves out of state and fails to provide notice, the address on file will stop receiving a ballot.

Lastly, missing from our local County Clerk’s notice, there is no indication of automatic removal for deceased voters. How and when would a deceased voter be removed from receiving automatic ballots?

Ensuring democracy means having a secure election. Having citizens complete a ballot application for each election, is a minimal ask for the integrity of the vote.

I call on the legislature to pass election reform removing the Permanent Vote by Mail program.

Liz Uihlein
COO
12575 Uline Drive
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

* Second email…

Members of the Illinois House and Senate –

It is unfathomable that any elected official that cares about their community would vote to approve the SAFE-T Act. Much like we’ve seen in Washington, D.C. with passage of The Inflation Reduction Act, the SAFE-T Act offers the exact opposite of public safety.

Abolishing cash bail and not requiring pretrial detention for heinous crimes is completely irresponsible. Second-degree murder, arson, and aggravated battery are just a few examples of crimes the SAFE-T Act would allow defendants to freely roam our city streets.

We can look to our neighboring state to the north, Wisconsin, and see how a soft-on-crime approach to the justice system ruins communities. The Waukesha Parade tragedy was horrific and completely preventable if the suspect wasn’t free on low bail.

Illinois is already dealing with rising crime, emboldened career-criminals, and apathetic State’s Attorneys. Releasing individuals already apprehended will only make the matter worse.

I strongly urge you to repeal the SAFE-T Act before these individuals are released into our communities.

Liz Uihlein

COO
12575 Uline Drive
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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34 Comments
  1. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 4:52 pm:

    Checks notes… Person using Wisconsin address is big mad about Illinois, including how it registers voters.


  2. - ArchPundit - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 4:56 pm:

    I’m the last one to complain about someone from out of state discussing Illinois policy, but ah, referring to our neighbor to the north while signing the note as from Wisconsin is just kid of weird. Is she just sending form letters from some site?


  3. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 4:56 pm:

    March 13, 2020, was my last day in the office for more than a year. That letter certainly didn’t age well. I suspect her most recent dispatches are also soon to collapse under the weight of facts.

    Between Mrs U, Dan P, and John K, a lot of our-of-staters are worried about us.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 4:58 pm:

    Wisconsin woman paying Florida Man to discuss Illinois freedoms.

    Dear Ms. Uihlein,

    I’ll take half, but in cash, of what y’all are paying Proft.

    Fiscal responsibility is no joke, my ROI, simply by the math, will be better.

    Lemme know, I’m around, no big whoop, but cash, no EFT.

    With kindest personal regards, I remain.

    Sincerely yours,

    Oswego Willy

    ps, I did say cash right? Oh, ok.


  5. - DissapointedVoter - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:01 pm:

    Why are you giving a WI woman attention?


  6. - Montrose - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:03 pm:

    I am getting big “weekly letter to the editor” energy from her.


  7. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:05 pm:

    DissapointedVoter, she lives in Illinois. Lake County. Her company got a sweet incentive package to move to Wisconsin, just across the border. They live in Illinois partly because we have a lower, flat income tax and Wisconsin has a graduated tax.


  8. - Furtive Look - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:06 pm:

    I bet it’s beautiful in Pleasant Prairie this time of year.


  9. - Norseman - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:12 pm:

    === They live in Illinois partly because we have a lower, flat income tax and Wisconsin has a graduated tax. ===

    What a hoot.


  10. - Jibba - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:13 pm:

    And while I’m at it, let them eat cake.


  11. - ArchPundit - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:14 pm:

    ===They live in Illinois partly because we have a lower, flat income tax and Wisconsin has a graduated tax.

    Another reason to have voted for the Fair Tax.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:14 pm:

    It’s an odd flex to be the Illinois resident, *be* the Wisconsin woman with an address sharing your last name, and then write with said address under your signature to legislators of your state.

    I don’t think there’s a thoughtfulness to this whole address thingy, I do think using an address with your name as the street in it gives *her* this sense of NEEDED importance that she may crave, like craving attention “look at me, listen to me, I’m important”… Fredo vibes with that address flex.

    She’s smart, not like people say…


  13. - The Velvet Frog - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:16 pm:

    “not requiring pretrial detention for heinous crimes is completely irresponsible”

    Glad to hear that Liz agrees that the status quo is unacceptable.


  14. - Red Ketcher - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:19 pm:

    Name association :
    Uihlein = Schlitz destroyed
    So Not lizening to Liz


  15. - Ares - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:21 pm:

    Ms. Uihlein embodies the crony capitalism (clout, corporate incentives, etc.) and hypocrisy she professes to condemn.
    Over a million people have died of COVID in the US to date (34,000 in Illinois alone), with people still dying every month. Had there been no forced closures or mask mandates, millions more would have died. Highly ironic for a “pro-life” advocate to condemn life-saving measures.
    Vote-by-mail is very important for college students who may not have somebody to forward a ballot from home.
    Human rights, human life, and public health deserve to take precedence over aristocracy / plutocracy views.


  16. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:30 pm:

    Maybe they just live in Illinois because Lake Forest has a lot more multi millionaires to pal around with than Kenosha does.

    So if a college student requests a mail in ballot the state will automatically mail a ballot to the college address next election?

    What could possibly go wrong?


  17. - Phineas - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:49 pm:

    Dear Liz - stick to the park for Skiing Skeeters in Manitowish. They’ll take your advice.
    Regards,
    P


  18. - vern - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 5:58 pm:

    I’m sure most legislators rightly ignore these screeds the way they would any misinformed email from someone who doesn’t live in their district. But I hope she received a couple of replies patiently explaining how wrong her assertions are on both issues.

    Usually billionaires that politically engaged don’t have open minds about much of anything. She’s sending these emails after she and her husband decided to spend millions to defeat a lot of those legislators. But if she’s going to make direct contact instead of just funding garbage from Florida, she should receive some of the truths Proft will never tell her.


  19. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 6:12 pm:

    When this Nation recovers its mental health, Governor Pritzker will be hailed as a life-saving hero.


  20. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 6:15 pm:

    Liz Uihlein - the Ginnie Thomas of the midwest.


  21. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 6:16 pm:

    Having a lot of money can make some people believe their opinion is more valuable…wrongly.


  22. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 6:47 pm:

    When you send it from Wisconsin you’re just a Cheesehead, so why should anyone in Illinois pay attention to you. Saw a Bear’s license plate with FTP on it, took a minute to figure out it probably wasn’t the driver’s initials.


  23. - Lurker - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 6:54 pm:

    I’m cutting her some slack because Covid was hard on her personally. Well, I assume so, since she was demoted from President to Chief Operating Officer. Poor thing. 😏


  24. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 6:58 pm:

    “The Waukesha Parade tragedy was horrific and completely preventable if the suspect wasn’t free on low bail.”

    It just makes me wonder… is she really that dishonest, or really that unbelievably dumb? I no longer feel the need to explain….


  25. - MoralMinority - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 7:15 pm:

    Gee, Liz, sorry you were inconvenienced by the Covid pandemic. It sure is inconsiderate of those people getting sick and dying. I know it must have had a terrible effect on your social life.


  26. - We've never had one before - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 7:25 pm:

    Headquarters on one side of the border, still employing people and doing business on both sides, AFAIK.

    You go ahead and say it, Liz.


  27. - We've never had one before - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 7:27 pm:

    >>>>Saw a Bear’s license plate with FTP on it

    Yes, everyone knows that means File Transfer Protocol.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 7:31 pm:

    ===You go ahead and say it===

    She’s saying quite a lot already.

    Said a lot by paying for part of the March on January 6 in DC

    Said a lot too by funding fake news so vile to the honesty of newspapers the Daily Herald stopped printing because of ethics…

    I mean, if Ms. Uihlein uses any more of her free speech, you’d think she’s supporting the demise of American Democracy.

    I don’t want her to be quiet, I want her to speak loudly to her distain for the American Experiment.


  29. - Highland IL - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 7:40 pm:

    As Darren Bailey once said, stay in your lane Liz.


  30. - Socially DIstant Watcher - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 7:47 pm:

    ==I strongly urge you to repeal the SAFE-T Act before these individuals are released into our communities==

    How about a compromise: we don’t repeal the SAFE-T Act, and we also don’t release dangerous people. Would she be ok if we stopped letting people buy their way out of pre-trial detention and instead based it on actual risk? If that’s an acceptable outcome, I think legislators can agree to that.


  31. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 25, 22 @ 9:22 pm:

    Cranky because she’s only #2? Hey Liz, you are ahead of Griffin, so there’s that. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2022/top-election-donors-2022/?itid=sf_politics_article_list


  32. - Professor Dread - Wednesday, Oct 26, 22 @ 12:27 am:

    “…you are impacting local, state and national economies and adding unnecessary panic and fear in the American people.”

    What Liz is really say is:

    While you may think the government enforced closing of events, schools, etc. is helping prevent the spread of this infection, you are impacting my company’s sales, my annual vacation in Bali, and adding unnecessary panic and fear with our institutional investors.


  33. - Nazono Sakana - Wednesday, Oct 26, 22 @ 8:56 am:

    Her points in new letter #1 about vote by mail are easily refuted, right? County Clerks do not just mail ballots in perpetuity to dead people?


  34. - Anan - Wednesday, Oct 26, 22 @ 5:42 pm:

    She is so cringey.


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