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League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
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Milwaukee, WI 53214
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Our New Page!

DEI Resources

Check out these educational

materials recently compiled by
the DEI Committee.

 

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DEI Resources
DEI Resources

The materials on the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Page are intended to help LWVMC members learn more about how systems of inequities impact people of color and others from historically marginalized groups. It's hoped that engaging with these resources will lead to deeper understanding and constructive conversations that will help members promote and uphold the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion with the League and to become effective allies within the community.


July 10, 2022 from 2-4pm

Member Orientation:

6737 W Washington St, West Allis 53214

Both members and nonmembers welcome;
Light refreshments will be served

 

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Member Orientation: Details
Member Orientation: Details

Plan to attend the 2022 Member Orientation on July 10, 2022, from 2-4pm! Members and nonmembers alike are welcome to attend this social gathering to meet other League members and learn about ways to get involved in our outreach, advocacy and other programming. 

Light refreshments will be served and the program will begin at 2:15pm. 

Please RSVP to Barbara Rasmussen: b.rasmussen@lwvmilwaukee.org


View the Recording from

Presentation May 17

Impact of Politicization on Non-
partisaniship School Board Races

Featuring Prof. Michael Ford, UW-Oshkosh

  
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Attend the Event
Attend the Event

View the full recording

From: May 17, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom
Hosted by the LWVMC Waukesha Co. Branch
Featuring: Professor Michael Ford, UW-Oshkosh

The Waukesha Branch held a presentation on the Impact of Politicization on Nonpartisanship School Board Races, featuring Professor Michael Ford. Professor Ford will covered topics including: how politicization of school boards is a growing phenomenon nationwide, the growing trend of placing party affiliations on the ballot in nonpartisan races, how the internet has impacted nonpartisan races, Waukesha Co school board race results and how party backing impacted outcomes, why school boards should remain nonpartisan, and what you can do about the politicization of nonpartisan governmental positions.

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Support the For the People Act
Support the For the People Act

From the League of Women Voters National Website:


"The For the People Act is the democracy reform bill the American people want and deserve. This legislation will put power back into the hands of American voters by making voting easier and more accessible and by modernizing future elections. Over the last two years, we saw it pass the House or Representatives, but get stalled at the Senate. With the start of the 117th Congress it is imperative that the For the People Act once more become a top priority. The For the People Act addresses some of the most pressing issues facing our democracy because it will:


  • Restore the Voting Rights Act
  • Modernize our voter registration system
  • Update the public financing of elections through small donor matching funds
  • Curb partisan gerrymandering, and
  • Make campaign contributions more transparent.


Contact your Representative TODAY through the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to pass the For The People Act. Put control of our government back where it belongs—into the hands of the people.


In order to address your message to the appropriate recipient, we need to identify where you are."

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Stand Up for D.C. Statehood
Stand Up for D.C. Statehood

From the League of Women Voters National Website:


"More than 700,000 residents live in DC, which is more than that of Wyoming and Vermont, yet its residents still lack voting members in the U.S. House and Senate. Without these voting members, residents of DC are denied a voice in Congress to defend them from attacks on their own locally passed laws and citizen backed initiatives.


Residents in DC deserve full representation in Congress. Sign the petition to support DC statehood today!"


To sign the petition, follow the link to LWV National's website below.

http://participate.lwv.org/c/10065/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13769&_gl=1*10xejkh*_ga*NDA5MzIyNzY1LjE2MDAyODUyMjA.*_ga_DDCEP0D6KM*MTYwNzU1MTUwNi4xLjEuMTYwNzU1MjQwNS4w&_ga=2.21334328.2080083827.1607551507-409322765.1600285220

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Adopt the Equal Rights Amendment
Adopt the Equal Rights Amendment

From the League of Women Voters National Website:


"LWVUS has supported and pushed for ratification of the ERA since it was first passed by Congress in 1972. Leagues across the country have worked to engage lawmakers and organize at the grassroots level to ensure equal rights for all, regardless of sex. On January 27, 2020, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

In February, the U.S. House successfully passed, a bipartisan resolution removing the ratification deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment. Now our fight moves onto the Senate, where an identical bipartisan resolution is ready to move forward.


There is more to do to get this across the finish line. Reach out to your Senator now and urge them to support S.J. Res. 6, legislation to remove the ERA’s ratification deadline."


Follow the link below to address your message to the appropriate recipient by entering your street number and zip code.

http://participate.lwv.org/c/10065/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13855&_gl=1*1aa7dns*_ga*NDA5MzIyNzY1LjE2MDAyODUyMjA.*_ga_DDCEP0D6KM*MTYwNzU1MTUwNi4xLjEuMTYwNzU1MzA2MC4w&_ga=2.59706286.2080083827.1607551507-409322765.1600285220

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Act to Prevent Gun Violence
Act to Prevent Gun Violence

For far too long, Congress has been apathetic to the gun violence that plagues our nation. Though we’re not even halfway through 2021, our country has already experienced over 147 mass shootings. The senseless shootings in Atlanta, Boulder, and Indianapolis, are just a few of the many tragedies that we've been forced to grapple with.


The Biden Administration has taken executive action to help curb our gun violence epidemic, but these reforms can only do so much, and executive authority can only go so far. Now is the time for Congress to step up and pass common-sense gun violence prevention reforms, such as universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole, and banning assault weapons.


The House of Representatives has already passed HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which is the first step in transforming gun safety laws in our country. This legislation now sits before the Senate.


Tell your senators they must act now and pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and save Americans from the terror of gun violence.


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Read Our Report & Recommendations on Police Policy and Practices in Milwaukee
Read Our Report & Recommendations on Police Policy and Practices in Milwaukee

The Police Accountability and Community Safety Committee (PACS) published a report in Sept 2021 titled "A Clarion Call for Change: Report and Recommendations on the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission" which can be found here