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Wisconsin Billionaires’ Net Worth Jumps $11 Billion or 28% Since Pandemic PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin Press   
Friday, 23 October 2020 18:59

menards-storeMeanwhile state & local government services face deep cuts as Congress prioritizes confirmation of anti-ACA Supreme Court Justice over Coronavirus relief.

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LWV WI Joins Vote Early Day to Ensure Voters Understand Options PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Friday, 23 October 2020 17:15

vote-47Voting early - by mail or at an early voting site - is an essential way to decrease crowding at polling places on Election Day, November 3.

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Groups Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Support Embrace, Black Lives Matter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by End Domestic Abuse WI, Jenna Gormal   
Friday, 23 October 2020 09:43

domestic-violenceThey urge others to do the same.


Madison – In July, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (EA) shared the “Moment of Truth” letter, a commitment from coalitions across the country in the wake of the Minneapolis law enforcement murder of George Floyd. We indicated that the letter would serve as a guiding document for our work moving forward. Specifically, we committed to centering Black Lives Matter, which includes supporting policies that reframe the concept of public safety, including investing in community-based infrastructures to provide support in place of law enforcement.

george-floyd-deathRecently, we learned that Embrace, a member program of both coalitions, experienced a cut in funding as well as a loss of support from local law enforcement agencies due to Embrace’s support of Black Lives Matter. Such pushback, while not surprising, is nonetheless disappointing. It is an instance of police and existing systems exercising power and control that will result in further harm to survivors of violence. We reject efforts that attempt to force us to choose between knowing that Black Lives Matter and working with legal system partners to improve responses for those survivors who engage with the legal system.

Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations, who have led this work for decades despite being marginalized by our movement, have long experienced similar funding threats due to their advocacy. They have struggled to access critical funding sources, despite providing survivors with critical culturally specific services which parallel those offered by mainstream organizations. However, BIPOC-led organizations have largely faced those barriers without the media attention and outpourings of support that has been directed towards Embrace.

WCASA and End Abuse support Embrace, and we urge others to do the same. We invite you to join us in supporting, following the lead of, and directing resources towards BIPOC-led organizations as we seek to transform oppressive systems that inequitably fail and harm survivors.

 
Green Bay Still Accepting Poll Worker Applications PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Green Bay Mayor's Office Press   
Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:56

voter-primariesGreen Bay, WI - The City of Green Bay is still accepting poll worker applications from interested residents. While the City has exceeded its recruitment goal of 380 poll workers, we are compiling a list of alternates to ensure a safe and smooth Election Day. The wage for Election Day is $350 plus extra funds for completing training.

Please visit https://greenbaywi.gov/PollWorkers.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2020 11:01
 
Governor Announces Additional Tax Relief for Wisconsin Taxpayers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:19

work-from-homeSales and use taxes from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers results in more than $250 million in tax relief targeted toward lower and middle-income taxpayers.

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State Reports Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Death Count PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 22 October 2020 07:47

coronavirus-ventilatorFirst Patient Admitted to Alternate Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

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A Real Halloween Threat PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 09:17

covid-19-protest-madisonLegislative Republicans continue supporting plans to dismantle Governor Evers’ efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, even while Wisconsin is experiencing a spike in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2020 09:35
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Wisconsin is Still Waiting on Foxconn PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:38

foxconn-groundbreakTwo years after Trump put a shovel in the ground, Foxconn is still just another big Republican politician promise left unfulfilled.

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"What's at Stake" Bus Tour Schedule Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 10:34

sarah-godlewski-inparkState Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, and more will encourage voters to make a plan to cast their ballot.


WISCONSIN -- On Tuesday, October 20, the first day of in-person early voting, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will kick off the “What’s at Stake” Get Out The Vote bus tour with stops across the state to energize voters. 

Beginning in Madison, the “What’s at Stake” bus tour will feature a series of events with local Wisconsin leaders and campaign surrogates including State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, and more. At each stop, voters will be encouraged to visit www.iwillvote.com/WI to make a plan to cast their ballot.

There will be more than a dozen stops on the bus tour, including:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

  • Madison

  • Waukesha

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

  • Milwaukee

  • Green Bay

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

  • Superior

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

  • Eau Claire

  • Hudson

  • La Crosse

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

  • Janesville

  • Milwaukee

LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

Details are subject to change

 
Climate Change Denial Will Harm All Of Us Eventually PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Palzewicz for Wisconsin, Chelsea Cross   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 10:22

flood-wi-fieldThe fossil fuel industry receives about $650 billion in subsidies and renewables only receive about 27 billion. Republicans in Congress have either not understood the issue, or they choose to ignore it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 10:43
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People’s Maps Commission Seeking Public Comment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin DOA Communications   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:59

vote-47-milwaukeeNext virtual public hearing will happen Thursday, October 29.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2020 08:34
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