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TOGETHER WE ARE THE SOLUTION

Together we are the solution. That is the theme of a group working for the Anti-Corruption Act.  The group includes both conservatives and liberals.The American Anti-Corruption Act sets a standard for city, state and Federal Anti-Corruption laws that put power back in the hands of the people.Each Anti-Corruption Act stops political bribery, ends secret money and fixes our broken elections. The Act's specific provisions vary by locale based on Constitutional limitations and the necessity of specific anti-corruption measures.  For a brief description of the provisions of the American Anti-Corruption Act, visit our Policy Platform ...

PROTECT WISCONSIN WATER

Please support Assembly Bill 700 and Senate Bill 632 that would help protect Wisconsin's drinking water.  This bill passed into law would help ensure quicker communication between the DNR and health department and the county land and conservation department in counties where groundwater standards have been threatened by violations made by Discharge Elimination System permit holders.  The entire text of the short bill is HERE.A case in La Crosse County revealed that the county and residents were unaware of a potential risk to groundwater contamination for 10 years.  This is only one example.  The bill requires the DNR to make its approp...

THE BOY WHO BIT SHEEP AND CRIED WOLF

This parable was reprinted with permission from  Democratic Underground . com Once upon a time there was a boy who bit sheep."Wolf!" the boy cried, when shepherds saw the toothmarks.The town sheriff investigated. He talked to a wolf biologist. She told him there were no wolves in the area, and the bite marks were human anyway. He talked to an eyewitness. He talked to a dentist, who provided a cast of the boy's teeth. He obtained the boy's diary, in which was written "I like biting sheep."The sheriff made his report. "The boy has been biting your sheep," he told the shepherds. "There's something seriously wrong with that ...

CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY IN WAUSAU, WISCONSIN

People for the Power of Love presents a weekend to build on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. People for the Power of Love is a Wausau area organization working to develop community with diversity. You can learn more on their Facebook page. On Saturday, January 18, Chris Norfleet and David Deon Stuart will lead the program called “Into the Deep.” Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is included. On Sunday, January 19, Pastor Joseph Ellwanger will lead the program called “Lessons from Birmingham.” The program is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dinner is from 5:30 ...

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BECOME JOURNALISTS

Here is a great opportunity for high school students to become a journalist while still in high school. You can learn valuable skills in the WIPPS Student Journalism Program. Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is sponsoring the Student Journalism Program in partnership with Midwest Communications’ WSAU radio. This is for students in grades 10 – 12. Students: learn marketable skills, including writing, editing and interviewing. Interact with radio broadcast professionals Have your stories read, watched and heard by public audience. Get paid for every story posted online or broadcast on ...

ALLOW ALL IMMIGRANTS ACCESS TO DRIVER LICENSES

Can you imagine living in Wisconsin without a driver’s license? There are Wisconsin residents who happen to be undocumented immigrants. They have families and many of them are employed. Yet they cannot operate a vehicle on Wisconsin roads.An estimated 32,000 Wisconsin residents are undocumented and therefore cannot get a Wisconsin driver’s license. Of the residents who would get licenses, 14,000 live with children and would be able to better care and provide for them.22,000 residents who would get driver licenses are employed and would be able to get to work more safely.Getting a driver’s license would really help the undocumented reside...

KEEP AREA TEENS SAFE

KEEP AREA TEENS SAFE (KATS) is a new agency in Wausau. It is a non-profit agency for runaway and homeless youth. KATS recently bought a house and is renovating it, expecting to provide services for youth ages 12-17. Opening date is 2020.Women’s Community of Wausau and Warming Center offer services to people age eighteen and above. There has been no place for youth 12-17. KATS was formed to meet that need.Young people in central Wisconsin are homeless for various reasons. They are at risk of being lost to human trafficking and beyond. These youth need a structured and caring place that enforces their worth in our community. They may feel ...

JULY 2019 QUOTATIONS

“People were created to be loved. Things were made to be used. The world is in great chaos today because people are being used and things are being loved.”-- Damascus Road Project“In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we’ve been told that we’re not ready, or that we shouldn’t try, or that we can’t, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people. Yes we can!”--President Obama“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is ...

Climate Change is Real

LETTER TO THE EDITORBy James A. LewisI recently reached the age of ninety. I have lots of hope that people coming after me will be able to live happy and healthy lives. But my hopes are under threat.I pray that Americans will soon realize that climate change is real, that it will persist and will intensify unless we act quickly. Climate change is the result of our worldwide use of coal, oil and gas. Our government must--without delay – adopt the standards set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.We must again assume leadership in the worldwide effort to replace fossil fuels with clean renewable energy if we are to avoid climate disaster. ...

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