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Sept 15, 7-8:30pm

Zoom Webinar

Empowering the Disability

Vote: Civic Engagement for the
Disability Community and Their Allies

 

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Learn More & Register
Learn More & Register

Voting issues go far beyond wheelchair accessibility at polling places. 

We’ll explore current challenges to voting. There are ways to deal with the barriers for people with disabilities – both legal and physical. Every citizen has the right to be heard. We will look at ways to help people of all abilities exercise their civil rights. 

Featured speakers:

  • Barbara Beckert, Director of External Advocacy, Disability Rights Wisconsin
  • Denise Jess, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Scott Thompson, Staff Counsel, Law Forward
  • Dorothy Dean, Founder & CEO, Disability Justice

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. 


REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvduGorzojG9er_522u4Eqj_4f4gnWCC4I

 


August 25, 2022 | 5-8pm

Kickoff Potluck:

Come socialize and have dinner

with other members and friends as
we look at plans for the coming year

 

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Kickoff Potluck: Details
Kickoff Potluck: Details
Please join us for our annual Kickoff dinner on Thursday, August 25, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Summit Place, 6737 W Washington Street.

An hour of socializing will be followed by dinner and a word from our President, Peggy Creer. Committee chairs will briefly describe their plans for the coming year. 

Thank you to the Membership Committee, who will provide wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and appetizers. Please bring a dish to pass. 

Please RSVP to Barb Rasmussen at b.rasmussen@lwvmilwaukee.org, (an RSVP is not required, but is appreciated.)

We look forward to seeing you then!



August 16th, Noon-1pm, Zoom

Lunch & Learn

Join us for a virtual discussion
where we listen, reflect and follow the
lead of Black and Brown Women

  
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Attend the Event
Attend the Event

Lunch & Learn is held monthly on the third Tuesday of the month via Zoom.

The next occurrence is August 16th, from Noon-1pm. Join the meeting here.

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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