Last week, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced S. 3231, The Stronger Way Act. This bill is based on several years of the Public Policy Institute’s work on developing and testing policies that would dramatically reduce poverty. We encourage you contact your senators and member of Congress today to ask them to support The Stronger Way Act.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2016 shows that Wisconsin ranks 13th in overall child well-being nationwide. However, it is important that Wisconsin’s children of color face some of the greatest racial disparities in the nation.
Milwaukee's Pridefest was a celebration of all the advances of the LGBTQ community and more. However, the heavy presence of tobacco and the sponsorship of tobacco companies showed how necessary breaking up with tobacco is, especially in the LGBTQ community.
Looking back on the last 24 years of my work at Community Advocates, I feel I have been a truly lucky guy. I came to the agency needing a job to supplement my pension after retiring at age 62. Never in my wildest dreams at the time did I believe I would hang on for another 24 years, nor did I believe anyone would want such an aging character wandering around the office. What could be more satisfying than knowing that you were a part of something seen as “doing good” for the community?
President Barack Obama proposed a $1.1 billion plan to combat the escalating opioid and heroin epidemic in the U.S. Under the plan, Wisconsin could receive up to $13 million to expand access to treatment programs.