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Governor Declares State of Emergency in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 16:15

kenosha-streets-sasKenosha protests turn ugly Monday night. Guard authorized to help protect critical infrastructure, assist in maintaining public safety, and allow individuals to peacefully protest.

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Gov. Evers Statement on Monday's Protests PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 15:25

kenosha-protests-aljazeeraDo not allow the actions of a few distract us from the work we must do together to demand justice, equity, and accountability, says Governor.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2020 09:33
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Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Marine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 10:06

veteranflagBath died June 30, 2020 at 19 years old when an amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and one Navy sailor sank off the coast of Southern California during a training exercise.


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Tues., Aug. 25, 2020 in honor of Oak Creek native and United States Marine Corps. service member, Private First Class Eric A. Bath.

“Pfc. Bath was motivated to serve his country, finding his passion and desire to serve from a young age and working diligently to do so,” said Gov. Evers. “Pfc. Bath was a cherished son, brother, grandson, and member of his church community and had a deep love for his friends, family, and country. On behalf of the state of Wisconsin, we join his loved ones and community in mourning this profound loss and honor his memory, his ambition, his bravery, and his service.”

Pfc. Bath passed away on June 30, 2020 at 19 years old when an amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and one Navy sailor sank off the coast of Southern California during a training exercise. His interest in military service began from a young age and in his senior year of high school, Pfc. Bath transferred to online learning in order to prepare to enlist immediately following graduation. He joined the United States Marine Corps. on July 29, 2019 and earned the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal while serving.  

Pfc. Bath will be laid to rest on Tues., Aug. 25, 2020 in Union Grove, Wisconsin.

Executive order #85 is effective from sunrise to sunset on Aug. 25, 2020, and can be found here.

 
Governor Calls for Special Session on Policing Accountability and Transparency PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:43

jacob-blake-shooting-protestAction needed on statewide use of force standards, officer training, no-knock search warrants, and other areas to ensure our state starts to live up to our promises of equity and justice in all communities says Evers.

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Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local Law Enforcement in Kenosha PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:15

kenosha-streets-sasGuard will protect critical infrastructure, such as utilities and fire stations, and to ensure Kenoshians are able to assemble safely.


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers Monday, at the request of local officials, authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Kenosha County to help protect critical infrastructure and assist in maintaining public safety and the ability of individuals to peacefully protest.

tony-evers“I know folks across our state will be making their voices heard in Kenosha and in communities across Wisconsin. Every person should be able to express their anger and frustration by exercising their First Amendment rights and report on these calls to action without any fear of being unsafe,” said Gov. Evers. “This is a limited mobilization of the National Guard focused on supporting the needs of local first responders to protect critical infrastructure, such as utilities and fire stations, and to ensure Kenoshians are able to assemble safely.”

Pursuant to Section 321.39(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the governor ordered into state active duty members of the Wisconsin National Guard deemed necessary to support to local law enforcement and first responders in Kenosha. Any Guard members called to active duty may only be used to provide support to local law enforcement and to protect critical infrastructure and cultural institutions necessary for the well-being of the community, and to provide support to first responders such as the Kenosha Fire Department. The National Guard may not be used to impede the ability of people to peacefully protest or impede the ability of the media to report on this situation.

“Serving our fellow Wisconsin citizens and assisting civil authorities during times of need is one of core missions in the National Guard,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general. “Our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen are well-trained and prepared to assist in any way we can in an effort to preserve public safety.”

 
Governor on Jacob Blake Shooting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Monday, 24 August 2020 09:14

kenosha-shooting-082320Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha. We must offer our empathy, but equally important is our action.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2020 09:25
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Wisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committee's Next "Women Who Inspire" Nominees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 21 August 2020 10:39

19th-amendmentCommittee celebrates Ntxhais "Chai" Moua, Stevens Point and Inez “Midge” Montano, Bayfield


MADISON — First Lady Kathy Evers today announced that “Women Who Inspire,” a program of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin's Ratification of the 19th Amendment, will highlight two more Wisconsin women on the Committee’s website: Ntxhais "Chai" Moua, Portage County Supervisor and Community Power Coalition Director at Freedom, Inc. (Stevens Point) and Inez “Midge” Montano, Tribal Member, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Bayfield).

kathy-evers“Throughout the last 100 years and continuing today, women stand on the shoulders of the suffragists in the fight to further parity and opportunity for others,” said First Lady Evers, who chairs the Committee. “Chai and Midge have worked tirelessly to positively impact their communities and the lives of women around them and deserve to be nominated as women who inspire.”

chai-mouaState Representative Katrina Shankland nominated Moua for being a trailblazer in elected office and as a fearless and fierce advocate for her community. She was the first Hmong woman to serve in public office in Portage County, going from stateless immigrant to serving in elected office. Her commitment to fighting for our most vulnerable is evident from advocating for locally based healthcare to establishing a robust global network of advocates for social justice and gender equity. Moua’s feature will run from August 18-25, 2020.

“Our community is proud of Chai’s leadership. She is a mentor, advocate, and champion for women and girls and the Hmong community,” said Rep. Shankland. “She exemplifies service and community power in all of her words and actions. To say that Ntxhais inspires us is an understatement.”

midge-montanoMontano was nominated by State Senator Janet Bewley for being a woman of quiet power and humility, identifying and creating resources and opportunity for women and other vulnerable populations in her community. Throughout her childhood, Montano experienced more than her fair share of challenging events. She developed resilience, depth of compassion, and a tireless resolve to help others that has followed her throughout her life and work. Montano is a Tribal Member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and her feature will run from August 26 – September 2, 2020.

“For Midge Montano, the desire to help people is a daily charge and a way of life,” said Sen. Bewley. “Working at a women's shelter helping native families, establishing restorative justice programs for juvenile offenders, and serving as Court Magistrate - sometimes simultaneously - paints a picture of a deep-thinking, creative soul who will leave no stone unturned to help another.” 

Committee members were invited to nominate and interview women who inspire them to feature on the Committee website with the intent of inspiring a broad bipartisan audience and bringing more diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geography, background, and identity to the women's rights conversation. All nominees that will be featured on the website were submitted by members of the Committee and will be featured on a rotating basis leading up to the 100th anniversary of enactment of the 19th Amendment in August.

The website also highlights notable Wisconsin social activists and trailblazers, such as Vel Phillips, Ada Deer, Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Belle Case LaFollette and others, plus includes links to outside resources. The 19th Amendment Committee was formed by Executive Order 19​ on April 11, 2019, and is comprised of Wisconsin's women in elected and appointed state office positions, and other women leaders and experts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2020 11:03
 
Biden vows to lead America out of “season of darkness” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 21 August 2020 10:35

joe-biden-dnc-2020Biden blasted Trump as a president of chaos and division. His job would be to unite us, leading the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn and racial turmoil.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2020 19:07
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Physician-led coalition backs Dr. Lyerly in 88th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristin for Wisconsin Press   
Friday, 21 August 2020 08:34

kristin-lyerly-zoom-2020Doctors in Politics endorses De Pere physician for dedication to healthcare.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2020 17:00
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Obama casts Trump as threat to democracy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 20 August 2020 09:16

barack-obama-dnc-2020Obama had hoped that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously, but he never did. Now, this administration has shown it will tear apart our democracy to win.

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Harris faces crucial challenge with biggest speech of career PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 19:53

kamala-harris-dnc-2020The California senator, 55, is the first woman of color on a major party’s presidential ticket, and is welcomed by large parts of the Democratic Party, including the leading progressives.

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