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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.

 

Learn more about the Equal Rights Amendment and why it's important.

 

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Report & Recommendations: Police Policy & Practices in Milwaukee
Report & Recommendations: Police Policy & 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".

 

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Statement on Reproductive Rights
Statement on Reproductive Rights
The League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women, each founded more than 100 years ago, are devoted to empowering women to chart their life course. Central to this fundamental freedom is the right to decide if and when to parent – decisions that profoundly impact all aspects of life: physical and mental health, family stability and well being, and economic and educational opportunity and destiny.

 

The SCOTUS decision is an assault on longstanding, hard-won reproductive rights. It will have far-reaching repercussions for all Americans. The 1849 state law – passed 71 years before women had the right to vote! – does not even have exceptions for rape or incest. This comes at a time when the U.S., compared to other developed countries, is a nation with high maternal and infant mortality rates, a high child poverty rate, no guaranteed access to health care or child care, no guaranteed paid maternity leave, and where two-thirds of minimum-wage workers are women. The right to a safe abortion is also a matter of racial and economic justice, as limits on access to reproductive health services disproportionately impact Black, Brown, and low-income communities. 

 

A pregnant person is not a mere vessel. The course of every pregnancy is unpredictable and carries risks to health and life. Dangerous complications can occur suddenly, when medical decisions must be made quickly. Government has no place in a person’s reproductive decisions, other than to ensure access to affordable, quality health care, including birth control and the privacy to make reproductive choices.

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Climate and Equity Plan
Climate and Equity Plan
The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County enthusiastically supports the City of Milwaukee Climate and Economic Equity Plan. We urge the Common Council’s Finance and Personnel Committee to approve it for consideration by the Common Council. The Plan is the City’s response to local inequities and climate change, the existential danger already threatening humans and all life on planet Earth. 

 

The League deeply appreciates the work of the City-County Climate and Economic Equity Plan since its inception in 2019. We also commend the City’s current leadership for pushing forward the City’s overarching and visionary Plan. The latter is a workable template for locally addressing climate change and economic equity. It promises to move the City toward an inclusive and economically and environmentally viable future. Finally, we greatly value the City’s leadership; it offers 

momentum for adoption of the City-County Plan by Milwaukee County and the County’s 18 remaining municipalities. 

 

Many League Social Policy and Natural Resources positions support the goals of the City’s Climate and Equity Plan. At the same time, the League clearly understands the significant challenges of the Plan: 

 

To reduce community-wide net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45% by the year 2030 and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner. 

 While also reducing racial and income inequality through the creation of permanent living wage green jobs for people who live in the most impoverished Milwaukee neighborhoods. 

 

The 10 Big Ideas of the Plan summarize its goals and offers solutions to the challenges faced. 

 

The League understands that meeting these ambitious goals will take a practical “all of the above” strategy that includes utilizing existing programs at every level of government, collaborating with electric power interests and committing sufficient financial resources in each budget to these programs. 

 

The thorough, well-conceived 10 Big Ideas of the Plan provide the conceptual nexus to solve many local issues and contribute to the long-term health of our City’s economy and of all the people who live here. We must move now to address climate change and local economic inequities. Time is short! We have a Plan! Let’s move forward with the Plan.

 

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National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
The National Popular Vote Interstate Commerce (NPVIC) is an agreement among U.S. states to assure the election of the U.S. president by the national popular vote.  It will become activated when states that together account for 270 (the majority needed to win) of the 538 Electoral College votes join the Compact. To date, states accounting for 205 Electoral College votes have passed the law, so we are only 65 electoral votes away. If Wisconsin joined the NPVIC, it would add 10 more Electoral College votes (every state has one vote for each of its U.S. senators and members of Congress). In our nation's history, there have been five presidents who won the Electoral College vote, but lost the popular vote. NPVIC ensures that the president is the person who wins the popular vote, and that every vote, in every state, counts the same in electing the president.   

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Statement on Redistricting in WI
Statement on Redistricting in WI




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