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  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore Announces H.R. 2751 Mamas First Act to Provide Coverage for Doulas and Midwives
    Posted in In the News on June 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Nyesha Stone The Madison Times Wisconsin’s black babies are dying at a faster rate compared to whites. Wisconsin has the highest gap between Black and white babies, according to CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. In 2013 through 2015, Wisconsin had the highest infant mortality rate for infants born to Black women in the nation at 14.3 deaths per 1,000 babies. These numbers are alarming and a cry for help, so U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore created legislation to increase care. Under the bill H.R.... Read more

  • Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery is an ‘important day of remembrance’ for the fallen
    Posted in In the News on May 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Cassidy Williams Fox6Now On Monday, May 27, a large crowd gathered at Wood National Cemetery to honor the fallen. The community was invited to a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center to remember those buried there. "It's a very somber day for me," said John Ziegler, VFW Post 9469. "It's kind of hard." As groups lined up to place their wreaths one by one at Wood National Cemetery, Ziegler waited his turn. "We have to honor our heroes. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't h... Read more

  • These four Wisconsin women broke through in politics. Here's what they want you to know about the path to power.
    Posted in In the News on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Mary Spicuzza and Molly Beck Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fifteen years before Tammy Baldwin became the first Wisconsin woman elected to Congress, she was a recent college graduate making do with a tiny Madison apartment. But the 22-year-old had big dreams — and a major role model. "I still to this day remember watching Geraldine Ferraro take the stage at the Democratic National Convention in 1984," Baldwin said. "I was watching it on a tiny TV in an efficiency apartment, and I watched her and sta... Read more

  • Norton’s Congressional Bill Ensures U.S. Government Includes Black and Women-Owned Media in Advertising Contracts
    Posted in In the News on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Stacy M. Brown Oakland Post Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) formally introduces a bill that she and others hope will help to stop federal agencies from overlooking Black-, other minority-, and women-owned businesses when establishing advertising contracts. The bill requires all federal agencies to include in their annual budget justifications for the amount spent on advertising contracts with Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs) and businesses owned by Blacks, women and other minorit... Read more

  • Are we there yet?
    Posted in In the News on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Amy Barrilleaux Isthmus The pink ballot. There were four statewide referendums up for a vote in Wisconsin on Nov. 4, 1912, but the one that could enfranchise the state’s women was printed separately, on pink paper. “It had been a rugged decade, a rugged, long stretch — many decades — for Wisconsin women,” says Genevieve McBride, professor emerita of history at UW-Milwaukee and author of On Wisconsin Women: Working for Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage. “This [referendum] was very exciting... Read more

  • Milwaukee marks Denim Day, a time to call attention to sexual violence, end victim blaming
    Posted in In the News on April 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Fox6 News Wednesday, April 24 is Denim Day — an international day of awareness to call attention to sexual violence and end victim blaming. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, along with other community and city leaders, held a news conference in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault and violence. ‘I think most people don’t think about this. But every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted. Tragically, most sexual assaults are committed by some... Read more

  • Wisconsin politicians react to Mueller report
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Danielle Kaeding URBAN Milwaukee Wisconsin’s congressional delegation is weighing in on the release on Thursday of a redacted report on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. Some Republicans, like U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, said the report confirms there was no collusion between Russians and President Donald Trump’s campaign. But Democrats, like U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, said the U.S. House Judiciary and Intelligence committees sho... Read more

  • Wisconsin delegation reacts to Mueller report as Democrats demand unredacted version
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Craig Gilbert Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin Democrat Mark Pocan said Friday that the Mueller report provided “the most damning evidence we have seen yet that this president very likely obstructed the investigation” into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Like many Democrats, Pocan said it was up to Congress to continue investigating and gathering testimony while stopping short of calling outright for an impeachment inquiry. “Everything is on the table,” said Pocan, the U.S. House ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore: On unwrapping Trump’s tax gift to the wealthy
    Posted in In the News on April 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Gwen Moore Milwaukee Independent Let’s talk about your federal income taxes. Specifically, the more complex tax code you now face and the lack of widespread benefits of the Republican tax cuts that were promised. Republicans continue to claim that the tax law changes benefit all Americans and boost the broader economy. However, the mounting evidence demonstrates the critics were right all along: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a de facto massive giveaway to large corporations and the top 1%.... Read more

  • SUDC Foundation Applauds Reintroduction of Federal Bill to Address Unexpected Child, Infant Deaths
    Posted in In the News on April 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    SUDC Foundation Send2Press Newswire The SUDC Foundation is pleased to support Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act, legislation reintroduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Doug Jones (D-AL) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) to combat sudden, unexpected infant and child deaths. The legislation was introduced in honor of Scarlett Pauley, who was lost to SUDC in January 2017 ... Read more

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