Family & Community


Retirement Security: Democratic Candidates Hold the Answers

A retirement crisis is unfolding in Wisconsin. Before long, four out of ten of residents will be in their "golden years." Many will have inadequate financial resources in retirement. According to AARP, 41% of Wisconsin's private sector employees (about 928,000 people) work for employers that do not offer any kind of retirement plan. This, along with decades of low-paying jobs, rising health care costs, and the inability of average workers to save on their own, has created this crisis.POWRS (Protect Our Wisconsin Retirement Security) does not endorse any candidate, but ...

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RECOMMENDED ITEMS FOR EVEREST FOOD PANTRY

RECOMMENDED ITEMS FOR THE EVEREST FOOD PANTRYFrom Jeremy Brandt, Special Education Teacher at D.C. Everest Senior HighBreakfast foods:OatmealCerealGranola BarsSnacks:CrackersPeanut ButterJellyFruit cupsCanned meat: Tuna and ChickenRavioliSpaghetti O’sSoupMac and CheeseSpaghetti noodlesSpaghetti sauceCanned vegetables

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PIONEERS IN THE SCHOOL PANTRY MOVEMENT

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Students and Staff at D. C. Everest High School are Pioneers in the School Pantry Movement. Food is a basic human need and Everest High School is finding ways to support students who face food insecurity.Dr. Todd Bohm, the assistant principal, and Erin Jacobson, the high school social worker, agreed to an interview about the food and clothing pantry that was started in 2016 after seeing the needs of many students. Dr. Bohm wanted a convenient way for students and families to access food and clothing without the barriers.I. The pantries are accessible to ...

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PIONEERS IN THE SCHOOL PANTRY MOVEMENT

pantry
Students and Staff at D. C. Everest High School are Pioneers in the School Pantry Movement. Food is a basic human need and Everest High School is finding ways to support students who face food insecurity.Dr. Todd Bohm, the assistant principal, and Erin Jacobson, the high school social worker, agreed to an interview about the food and clothing pantry that was started in 2016 after seeing the needs of many students. Dr. Bohm wanted a convenient way for students and families to access food and clothing without the barriers.I. The pantries are accessible to students ...

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RECOMMENDED ITEMS FOR EVEREST FOOD PANTRY

RECOMMENDED ITEMS FOR THE EVEREST FOOD PANTRYFrom Jeremy Brandt, Special Education Teacher at D.C. Everest Senior HighBreakfast foods:OatmealCerealGranola BarsSnacks:CrackersPeanut ButterJellyFruit cupsCanned meat: Tuna and ChickenRavioliSpaghetti O’sSoupMac and CheeseSpaghetti noodlesSpaghetti sauceCanned vegetables

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CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

 Senator Orrin Hatch had this to say in December about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (which he helped to create): “The reason CHIP’s having trouble is that we don’t have money anymore.” Senator Hatch voted for the tax bill that gives 83% of the tax cuts to the top 1% of Americans. Middle class taxpayers will see minimal tax relief for seven years. After 2025, taxes for the middle class will rise. Congressman Duffy also voted for this obscene bill.The stop gap funding for CHIP which was passed December 21st will fund the program through ...

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END CHILD POVERTY CAMPAIGN (POWERPOINT)

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Please Contact Your School Board

I am the parent of a first grader in the district. There are hungry children in our Wausau schools. I’m working on the “no thank you table/food pantry” at my son’s school. But we need accessible food pantries established on-site in all our schools. We need a clear district policy addressing this critical need.Some schools have food pantries already, or the beginning phases of one. Some of our schools have greater needs than other school, but there are hungry students in every school and we need one in every school.There is so much opportunity for donation ...

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FOOD PANTRIES NEEDED IN WAUSAU SCHOOLS

I am the parent of a first grader in the district. There are hungry children in our Wausau schools. I’m working on the “no thank you table/food pantry” at my son’s school. But we need accessible food pantries established on-site in all our schools. We need a clear district policy addressing this critical need.Sections 1100 and 5900 of the Wausau School Board Policy identify advancing student learning, achievement and success as goals, stating “…it is important to provide a healthy learning environment by supporting wellness, good nutrition and regular ...

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MORE AND BETTER CHILD CARE IS NEEDED IN MARATHON COUNTY

Recently I heard Julie Burmesch (retired educator) talk about the importance of quality child care. One dollar invested in quality child care produces $4 in stable and healthy adults.Within the first 3 years of a child’s life, 80 per cent of the brain development occurs. By the time a child is 5, 85 per cent of his brain is developed. Environmental triggers can activate certain genetic tendencies.Children need quality child care and enough food and water to fully develop their brain and be ready for school. The first 3 years are very important. It is like growing ...

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