Rep. Myers: Introduces CROWN Act aimed at eliminating hair discrimination in Wisconsin

For more information, contact: Kenya Parker (608) 266-5813 MADISON – Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) introduced legislation today that will alleviate hair discrimination in the state of Wisconsin. The bill, known as The CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair) Act, would update Wisconsin state statutes to include protections for individuals who wear natural hairstyles predominately worn by African Americans such as afros, braids, locs, and twists. While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, and color, there is no legal precedent in state or federal

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Gov. Evers: Proclaims August ‘National Water Quality Month’ in Wisconsin

Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today proclaimed August as ‘National Water Quality Month’ throughout the state of Wisconsin as part of his commitment to improving water quality. Earlier this year, Gov. Evers declared 2019 as the Year of Clean Drinking Water because today the drinking water for tens of thousands of Wisconsin families does not meet acceptable health standards. “Everyone should be able to drink water straight from their tap. It is time for our state to fund restoration projects, incorporate science into our natural resource policy, address widespread water contamination, and acknowledge the real and

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Clean Wisconsin: Latest SWIGG study results show high levels of bacterial contamination in southwest WI wells

Contact: Jon Drewsen, Communications Director, (608) 251-7020 ext. 28 or jdrewsen@cleanwisconsin.org Lawmakers need to put forth comprehensive solution to protect drinking water MADISON — Clean Wisconsin expressed renewed concern on Thursday after researchers for the Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology (SWIGG) study released results showing that over 9 in 10 sampled wells in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties that tested positive for coliform bacteria in prior sampling rounds contained fecal matter. “These latest results are clear: many residents in Southwest Wisconsin are drinking contaminated water that puts their health at risk,” said Scott Laeser, Water Program Director for Clean Wisconsin.

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Congressman Mark Pocan’s Birthday

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DC Wrap: WI congressional delegates planning town halls; Steil says appropriations process is ‘broken’

Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly. Quotes of the week “Given this flow, no one should be surprised that (the U.S. Customs and Border Protection) stations are well beyond their capacity. They are simply not designed to hold families and children in custody, and certainly not at these numbers…” – U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in a tweet on Tuesday seeking to affirm past warnings by President Trump and DHS officials about the influx of migrants at the southern border. See the tweet here.  “2 weeks

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Voces del la Frontera: Happening now- Wisconsin Jewish leaders shut down Milwaukee ICE office in civil disobedience

Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, (414) 469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org Michael Rosen, (414) 467-8908, rosenmatc@gmail.com Milwaukee action is part of a national wave of Jewish-led “Never Again” actions to resist the Trump Administration’s campaign of terror against immigrants and refugees Never Again protesters blocking the garage doors of the Milwaukee ICE office to stop ICE agents from leaving to carry out raids. 8/1/19.  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — On Thursday, August 1st, beginning a shortly after 9 AM, 22 Wisconsin Jewish leaders began blockading the garage doors of the Milwaukee Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in an act of civil disobedience to stop ICE agents

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Dairy Buisness Association: Edge on-farm ‘policy picnics’ drive government affairs home for members

Contact: Jamie Mara Dairy Business Association (920) 209-3990 | jmara@dairyforward.com GREEN BAY, Wis. — Government policy is crucial to farmers. What happens in town halls, at state capitols and in Washington, D.C., affect all of them one way or another. The Dairy Business Association (DBA) in Wisconsin and its Midwest counterpart, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, are focused on making sure those policies are fair, sensible and conducive to a healthy dairy community. A key to this mission is getting the groups’ members involved in the process. Their voices are louder than any lobbyist’s could be. DBA and Edge take a

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Clean Wisconsin: Latest SWIGG study results show high levels of bacterial contamination in southwest WI wells

Contact: Jon Drewsen, Communications Director, (608) 251-7020 ext. 28 or jdrewsen@cleanwisconsin.org Lawmakers need to put forth comprehensive solution to protect drinking water MADISON — Clean Wisconsin expressed renewed concern on Thursday after researchers for the Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology (SWIGG) study released results showing that over 9 in 10

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Congressman Mark Pocan’s Birthday

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Voces del la Frontera: Happening now- Wisconsin Jewish leaders shut down Milwaukee ICE office in civil disobedience

Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, (414) 469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org Michael Rosen, (414) 467-8908, rosenmatc@gmail.com Milwaukee action is part of a national wave of Jewish-led “Never Again” actions to resist the Trump Administration’s campaign of terror against immigrants and refugees Never Again protesters blocking the garage doors of the Milwaukee ICE office to stop

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