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Vote November 6

Vote Tuesday, November 6, in this very important election. You can vote early. Check with your local municipal clerk’s office. Remember to bring your voter ID. You can use your driver’s license or your passport.If you need a voter ID, you can get one free at your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). In Wisconsin, you have the right to leave work to vote. You must tell your employer at least a day in advance. You can take up to 3 hours of unpaid time off.Your employer can set the time for you to leave work. Remember, it is the law in Wisconsin (WI State Statute 6.76). Learn more at LWVWI.ORG (League of Women Voters of ...

State Self-Insurance: Needlessly Risky and Less Competitive

by Protect Our Wisconsin Retirement Security (POWRS)On Feb. 8th, the Group Insurance Board (GIB) announced that the State would create a self-insurance plan for public employees which could "save" $60 million over two years and deliver health insurance through "regionalization". The 16-member, Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will approve or reject this plan, possibly in April. To understand what is at stake, we first need to look at the current group health plan.Wisconsin has been a leader in the delivery of lower-cost, group health insurance. For nearly 30 years, Wisconsin has used a structure that encouraged the development of community-based, ...

You are invited to these events coming in this next week

Free and Open to the Public….You are invited to these events coming in this next week.Monday, September 19: Town hall with Mary Hoeft, candidate for the 7th Congressional District.She’ll be at the UWMC Terrace Room from 12:00-1:00.Sponsored by AAUW (American Association of University Women). Sean Duffy has been invited for a town hall also, but that town hall has not been scheduled at this date.For more information, phone: 715-518-4147 Tuesday, September 20: Retired educator Mary Jarvis will be addressing the tax payer voucher issue.Learn how the vouchers impact public schools. This event will be at UWMC in the ...

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT WISCONSIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS? ATTEND THE SUMMER SUMMIT ON AUGUST 23

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT WISCONSIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS?ATTEND THE SUMMER SUMMIT ON AUGUST 23By WIS. PUBLIC EDUCATION NETWORKTUESDAY, AUGUST 238:30 A.M.WAUWATOSA, WISCONSINWe need you to help us make our Summer Summit the education event of the year. This is our opportunity to come together to connect, learn, and strategize.What can we do where we live to support Wisconsin public schools? What can we do together as a statewide coalition? How can we maximize our impact? What's happening right now that we need most to understand and connect around? At the Summer Summit, you will get all these answers, plus an opportunity to hear from ...

FIGHTING BOB 2016

Please save the date: Saturday, September 17 for the 15th Annual Fighting Bob Fest. The place is Breese Stevens Field, Madison, Wisconsin.The date is Saturday, September 17.Fighting Bob Fest is organized by The Progressive magazine, founded by Robert LaFollette.He gave many speeches in large outdoor meetings throughout Wisconsin. He organized people to fight for the common good. You can continue this tradition by attending.The day will be inspiring with: nationally recognized speakers, breakout sessions, networking, grassroots organizing, live music, good food, beer and lots of fun.For the past six years, Wisconsin progressives ...

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT WISCONSIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS?

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT WISCONSIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS?ATTEND THE SUMMER SUMMIT ON AUGUST 23By WIS. PUBLIC EDUCATION NETWORKTUESDAY, AUGUST 238:30 A.M.WAUWATOSA, WISCONSINWe need you to help us make our Summer Summit the education event of the year. This is our opportunity to come together to connect, learn, and strategize.What can we do where we live to support Wisconsin public schools? What can we do together as a statewide coalition? How can we maximize our impact? What's happening right now that we need most to understand and connect around? At the Summer Summit, you will get all these answers, plus an opportunity to hear from ...

WHERE ARE THE CHARTER SCHOOL RECORDS?

National Charter School Week was the first week in May. There are thousands of charter schools in USA. Charter schools are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special conference in Nashville, Tennessee. On December 23, 2015, the Dept. of Education issued a statement called “A Commitment to Transparency: Learning More about the Charter School Program.” The Center for Media and Democracy requested records for closed or never-opened charter schools.The US Department of Education reported that it had funded more than 2600 charter schools that were operational in the last full school year. It had funded 430 charters that had closed, along ...