Family & Community


MOM AND APPLE PIE

“...remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could.” Abigail AdamsIn 1776, Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, wrote a letter to her husband asking that the political and legal status of women be improved under the new government being formed. She was asking that the revolutionary rhetoric about being “created equal” and “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” include women. The founding fathers did ...

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CHILD POVERTY IN WISCONSIN INCREASES

A definitive new report by one of the top poverty research centers in the country reveals that in 2016 Wisconsin poverty increased by over 10% and child poverty increased by a shocking 20%.You can read more about the report and what it means for our campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin on a new section of the End Child Poverty Wisconsin website. On that page, we’ll be posting information about poverty in Wisconsin and the U.S. you can use to show others in your community why this effort is so important.It is significant that this increase in poverty in ...

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STOP REINFORCING ANTI-IMMIGRANT IDEAS

Here are some tips to keep in mind when you talk about immigration: Immigrants are people who move—and are part of “us.” Always use inclusive language that emphasizes immigrants’ humanity and full membership in our communities: our neighbors, friends, and families. Avoid “good immigrants” versus “bad immigrants” talk. All people deserve to be treated humanely, whether they were valedictorians or not, whether they have a legal asylum claim or not, whether they were brought to the U.S. as children or came here on their own.When people say that ...

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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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