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McCabe Proposes to Make State Pension System An Option For Everyone PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Monday, 09 October 2017 09:54

elderly-crowdGovernor candidate says what the government does needs to be done for our whole society, not just a few, at meeting of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans in Milwaukee.

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New Planned Parenthood Health Clinic Opens in Milwaukee PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Saturday, 07 October 2017 18:32

women-health-servicesWisconsin Planned Parenthood clinics provide services to 60,000 patients each year.


MADISON, WI – Following the announcement of the new Planned Parenthood health clinic in Milwaukee, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement:

jen-shilling“Despite the continued efforts from Republican leaders to dismantle access to vital healthcare services, it is heartening to see community members rally behind an organization that has been a trusted healthcare provider for the past 80 years. This new state-of-the-art facility will ensure that hardworking women, men and families can continue to receive high quality and compassionate care.”

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinics provide services that include breast and cervical cancer screenings, personalized birth control, well woman check-ups, STD testing and treatment to 60,000 patients each year.

 
HBCU College Fair Coming to Milwaukee PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Lena Taylor, State Senator, 4th District   
Saturday, 07 October 2017 15:36

historically_black_collegesMADISON – Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) is co-hosting the 1st Annual Wisconsin Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) & Tribal College Fair on Saturday, October 7th.  Pre-dating the civil war in some instances, there are more than 105 HBCU’s and 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) in the United States.

These colleges provided access to higher education for African-American and Native American students during periods of slavery, reconstruction, and “Jim Crow” segregationist policies.  Today, they serve as a one of the many options for students interested in a diverse and inclusive post-secondary education.   

hbcu-logoThe college fair is a collaborative effort between Taylor’s Senate office and many other community/public service organizations throughout the State of Wisconsin.  “We have been overwhelmed by the number of schools that have confirmed their participation.

I encourage all students and their parents to come out and take advantage of all the information and tools that will assist them in better understanding their higher education options” Taylor said. There are many resources to utilize, including panel discussions on the HBCU experience and sessions on Financial Aid 101, NCAA Clearinghouse rules, Essay Boot Camp.

The College Access Center will be available, as well as Pre-College Program and scholarship information.  For more information regarding the HBCU College Fair, visit http://pathwaysmilwaukee.org/events/hbcu-college-fair/

What:  1st Annual Wisconsin HBCU & Tribal College Fair
When: October 7, 2017
Where: Vincent High School, 7501 West Granville Road
Time:   10:00am-3:00pm

 
Legislators Announce Bill Banning Bump Stock Firearm Modifier PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Assembly Democrats   
Saturday, 07 October 2017 09:55

las-vegas-shootingState Representatives Taylor, Sargent, Subeck, and Berceau introduce legislation Friday banning bump-fire stocks possessed by Las Vegas shooter in Wisconsin.

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