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First Lady Evers Announces Next "Women Who Inspire" Nominee PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 14 August 2020 14:56

sharlen-mooreWisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committee celebrates Sharlen Moore of Milwaukee.

MADISON — First Lady Kathy Evers today announced that “Women Who Inspire,” a program of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin's Ratification of the 19th Amendment, will highlight Sharlen Moore, co-founder and director of both Youth Justice Milwaukee and Urban Underground in Milwaukee.  

kathy-evers“The Committee’s ‘Women Who Inspire’ feature allows us to celebrate the women who make our state stronger every day with their ambitious hard work, inspiring leadership, and dedication to building better communities,” said First Lady Evers who chairs the Committee. “These women are doing critical work to move our state forward, not unlike the Suffragists 100 years ago, so it is fitting that we recognize their good work as we celebrate this milestone.”

Ms. Moore was nominated by Debra Cronmiller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, as a woman who inspires us for her work advocating for alternatives to youth incarceration through Youth Justice Milwaukee, and through Urban Underground encouraging the next generation of leaders and supporting youth-led social justice campaigns in the areas of health, education, public safety, and juvenile justice reform. Ms. Moore was recommended to the state League by the League of Women Voters Milwaukee County.

“We have long admired Sharlen's work in the Milwaukee community,” said Peggy Creer, President, LWV Milwaukee County. “We are proud to be able to work with her in engaging young people in important issues facing our city.”

Committee members were invited to nominate and interview women who inspire them to feature on the Committee website with the intent of inspiring a broad bipartisan audience and bringing more diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geography, background, and identity to the women's rights conversation. All nominees that will be featured on the website were submitted by members of the Committee and will be featured on a rotating basis leading up to the 100th anniversary of enactment of the 19th Amendment in August. 

The website separately highlights notable Wisconsin social activists and trailblazers, such as Vel Phillips, Ada Deer, Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Belle Case LaFollette and others with links to outside resources. The 19th Amendment Committee was formed by Executive Order 19​ on April 11, 2019 and is comprised of Wisconsin’s women in elected and appointed state office and other women leaders and experts.

Governor Launches COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment Dashboard PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 14 August 2020 11:15

covid-19-websiteWebsite will provide information on how money is being spent.

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday the launch of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment dashboard website. The website will provide transparent and regularly updated information regarding how and where Wisconsin is investing federal funding, including significant funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

tony-evers“From Wisconsin's farmers and small business owners, to our families and workers, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every community and industry across our state,” said Gov. Evers. “That's why we are investing these funds in the resiliency of Wisconsinites by providing support to the folks who need it most during these challenging times. Our new website will allow Wisconsinites see for themselves how these critical funds are being invested in communities across our state.”

To date, Gov. Evers has announced $1.72 billion in initiatives funded by CARES funds, which are highlighted on the Response and Recovery Investment dashboard. Through these funds, Wisconsin has been able to provide more than 10 million pieces of personal protective equipment and more than 1 million testing and lab supplies to local communities and tribal partners, invest in more than 12,000 small businesses, and support nearly 12,000 Wisconsin farms. These initiatives include but are not limited to:

For more information on the Response and Recovery Investment Dashboard please visit:

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2020 11:37
Black And White Unemployment Gap Widens PDF Print E-mail
Written by Palzewicz for Wisconsin, Chelsea Cross   
Friday, 14 August 2020 10:55

coronavirus-votingCOVID-19 pandemic has hurt all of us, but recovery exposes the inequality as African Americans recover at a much slower rate.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2020 11:12
Building Commission Approves $65 Million for Key Projects PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 13 August 2020 09:13

La Crosse CenterThese critical projects are needed repairs and upgrades across state properties.

Democrats Announce Inspiring Americans Who Will Speak at the 2020 National Convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Khary Penebaker, DNC Member WI   
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:53

high-voltage-lines-farms“Uniting America” Convention to feature individuals from all walks of life, political affiliations and every corner of the country who support Joe Biden’s vision to lead us out of Trump’s chaos and crises.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 11:39
Pass the Healthcare Heroes Act PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:16

coronavirus-nurse-tiredThe Legislature must reconvene to pass the Heroes Act, supporting frontline healthcare workers, and work to address the other pressing issues impacting Wisconsinites during this public health crisis.

Wisconsin COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 1,000 PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 18:06

covid19-masksCOVID-19 is present in every corner of Wisconsin, and it is up to each of us to do our part to stop the spread.

What Trump's orders will and won't do for payroll taxes, unemployment benefits PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Monday, 10 August 2020 17:19

trump-exec-order-8820Get some facts and analysis beyond the glittering generalities of Trump's staged press event.

Economy adds 1.8 million jobs as rising virus cases slow recovery PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 07 August 2020 14:35

unemployment-wi-wkowSome of those displaced by first wave of COVID-19 pandemic continue back to work.

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. gained 1.8 million jobs in July as rising coronavirus cases across much of the country hindered the economic rebound from the first wave of the pandemic, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent in July from 11.1 percent in June, according to the July jobs report, as the pace of the labor market recovery slowed due to surging cases and fading fiscal stimulus.

Read the developing report here

WSJ Highlights Dairy Farmer Who Filed For Bankruptcy After Trump’s Chaotic Trade War PDF Print E-mail
Written by WisDems Press, Philip Shulman   
Friday, 07 August 2020 12:34

farm-family“A lot of tears have been shed,” said Lynn Hicks, a dairy farmer from Gilman, WI

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 August 2020 15:44
Wisconsin National Guard Will Support August Election PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 07 August 2020 11:45

wi-national-guard-troopsGuard members will mobilize to state active duty in the coming days, will serve in their home county wearing civilian clothes to supplement the shortage of poll workers caused by COVID-19.

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