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Thank you for your interest in We the Irrelevant.

My name is Sheila Plotkin. I founded We the Irrelevant in the fall of 2015. Its purpose is to disseminate data culled from open records requests (ORR) sent to the Wisconsin State Legislature. I hope you'll explore my "domain". I hope you'll learn something of value. I hope you'll share that with folks you know.

I've posted videos of various public appearances here. I believe watching and hearing someone speak is a good way to get to know them despite having never met. 

If you'd like to know a bit of this effort's history, please click hereIf you'd like to leave me your comments, please click here. Prefer to send me an email? Please click here.

Thanks for coming.


Can You Hear Us Now?

Twelve Letter Films' documentary, Can You Hear Us Now? explores Wisconsin's 2018 election, the history behind it, and what happened after it. It tells this important story through the eyes of four women. Two of them are running to replace incumbents in gerrymandered assembly districts, a third is the director of a voter outreach organization in Milwaukee, and I am the fourth.

Click on the link below, then on the Can You Hear Us Now? graphic. On the next screen, you can watch the trailer, find links to both Amazon and Vimeo where you can rent the film for $4.99, and learn how you can arrange a screening for your group.

Dec. 3, 2018 Testimony before Joint Finance Committee

Opposed to lame duck legislation

June 2, 2015

Joint Committee on Health

In opposition to 20 week abortion ban

Spring, 2017: Testimony submitted to Joint Finance Committee hearing

Supporting increased public education funding

Jan. 14, 2015

Assembly Committee on Education

In Opposition to AB 1

April 22, 2016

Wisconsin Watchdog Awards

Accepting COPEE: Citizen Openness Award

June 8, 2015

Addressing the Sun Prairie Rally for Public Schools