Healthcare


A Nation Going Backwards

On this day two years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked and women across Wisconsin learned that they would be left with fewer rights than the generations that came before them. It’s sad that I grew up with more rights than my daughter now has. This is a nation going backwards.   Trump’s 2016 campaign promise to appoint justices’ intent on dismantling Roe v. Wade was a very clear sign of the dangerous times ahead – and his actions in office delivered on that promise. And now, because of Trump, more than 1 in 3 women of ...

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Poor People’s Campaign

On Saturday, March 2nd, there was a mass March & Assembly at the Capitol in Madison as part of a nationally coordinated day of action in 32 states plus Washignton, D.C. Here in Wisconsin, we gathered at the State Street steps, individuals, groups, congregations, and unions, all ready to march. After the march we gathered at the First United Methodist Church for a mass assembly, followed by lunch. Forward together, not one step back!  

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Madison Action Day

Many of us from the Wausau area attended Madison Action Day on April 27. We were in full force with many other WISDOM affiliates throughout the state. Thank you to Ron Alexander and NAOMI for providing bus transportation. We heard from many speakers, we watched a Drum Circle and a stellar performance from the Raging Grannies. In the afternoon we met with our elected officials to talk about issues we care about and that affect all of us! The following is a few of the issues in the state budget: Restoring driver's licenses for all Wisconsinites Accepting the ...

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Minocqua Joint Finance Committee Hearing

Minocqua Joint Finance Committee Hearing WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM WHERE: Lakeland Union High School Theatre, 9573 State Highway 70, Minocqua, WI 54548   Governor Evers' state budget includes accepting the federal dollars to expand Badger Care, which would give more than 90,000 Wisconsinites access to healthcare. This is the perfect opportunity to spend the day with likeminded friends and to make your wishes known that we want a healthier Wisconsin that we all can thrive in. *Be sure to get there early to sign up to speak.

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Join us for State Advocacy Day

Wednesday, April 19 8:30am - 4:30pm State Capitol, Madison The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition will hold its annual State Advocacy Day on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 8:30am – 4:30pm at the State Capitol in Madison. Can you bring your voice, your support, your story to our cause that day? Issues: 1.    Screening for cancer for high-risk women and those with dense breast tissue: A bill has been introduced that would require insurers to cover essential screenings for women who are at high risk for breast cancer due to dense breast ...

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NAOMI Action Day

Join with hundreds of people from WISDOM affiliates around the state whose values impel them to advocate for a more just and equitable Wisconsin on Thursday, April 27. The day will begin with an inspiring and informative session at the Masonic Center.  After a boxed lunch, we will proceed to the Capitol for a rally followed by visits with our state senators and representatives. Will provide a bus for the event, leaving from Mt. Sinai Congregation, loading at 6:15 am leaving at 6:30 am, making a stop at the park/ride in Kronenwetter and in the parking lot behind the ...

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Freedom Is Healthcare For All

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” Walter Cronkite, CBS Evening News anchorman for 19 years (1962 to 1981) and "the most trusted man in America.” The United States is the only country of the major economic powers where medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy. Only in America do people live in fear of an illness resulting in financial ruin. Only in America do 30 million people, 9.0 % of the ...

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BIGGER THAN ROE WAUSAU

BIGGER THAN ROE WAUSAU SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, NOON-2 PM 400 BLOCK, WAUSAU BRING YOUR SIGNS We will have information available on how to register to vote, how to obtain an absentee ballot, and how to become involved in the Supreme Court primary on February 21. Do you know which candidates hold your values? We can help. We will have half sheets on the Progressive candidates.   Women's March members know that when we come together we can achieve change. And, the more people that come along to these kind of events, the more our movement will grow. All of us are BORN ...

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Hands Off Our Earned Benefits

  Social Security is an incredibly effective and popular program. It provides benefits to over 1.2 million Wisconsinites and keeps over 400,000 out of poverty. There is no reason Social Security should be a partisan issue. It benefits Republicans, Democrats, and independents. But Senator Ron Johnson wants to put these vital earned benefits at risk by turning Social Security and Medicare into “discretionary spending.” That would turn these programs from guaranteed earned benefits into ordinary government spending that Congress has to vote to fund every ...

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Wausau Pro Choice March

Join us Sunday, July 10 at 3 PM on Wausau’s 400 Block for a Pro Choice March We won’t go back! Bans off our Bodies! This is a march for OUR RIGHTS! We will be collecting personal hygiene items the day of the March! - Tampons (unopened) - Pads (unopened) -Pregnancy Tests (unopened) - Contraceptives (unopened condoms, dental dams, etc.) - Unopened Prepaid phones and cards - Gas cards - Monetary donations (Please try and refrain from written checks, we will however take them if it’s your only option) All donations will be collected at ...

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