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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 17 items )  

ACLU of Wisconsin Condemns Anti-Protest Bill
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: * * * - AB 426 seeks to silence activists with the threat of felony charges for protesting at "critical infrastructure" facilities * * * The ACLU of Wisconsin released the following statement regarding an anti-protest bill (AB 426) passed by the Wis  more

Complimentary Innovation Showcase Exhibit Spaces Return for EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2020
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Nov. 6 -- The Experimental Aircraft Association issued the following news release: * * * - Innovative, cutting-edge products sought for World's Great Aviation Celebration * * * EAA is once again offering a limited number of complimentary exhibit locations for cutting-edge companies that seek to bring their new products to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020, The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. The 68th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 20-2  more

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 5 -- Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, a journal from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, British Paediatric Neurology Association, British Academy of Childhood Disability and European Academy of Childhood Disability, says that it defines the field of paediatric neurology and neurodisability, published seven research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Barriers to and facilitators of physical activ  more

FFRF Probes Religious Entanglement in Kansas Public School
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is raising questions about the entanglement between a public school and a private Catholic school in Tipton, Kan. A concerned area resident reported to FFRF that Tipton Community School, a public school run by Waconda USD 272, shares a building, administrators and teachers with a private Catholic high school. For instance, FFRF understands that Gery Hake is  more

Frontline Announces Selection of Partners in Its Local Journalism Initiative
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Nov. 7 -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting issued the following news release: FRONTLINE, PBS's flagship investigative documentary series, today announced the selection of the first class of partners in its Local Journalism Initiative. A groundbreaking, multi-year initiative to strengthen local investigative journalism in communities where it needs support, the initiative is supported with $3 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and $1 million fro  more

Institute for Justice: Court Rules That Lawsuit Challenging Town's Food Truck Ban Will Proceed
STURGEON BAY, Wisconsin, Nov. 6 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: Today, a judge in Sturgeon Bay denied the Town of Gibraltar's motion to dismiss a family business's lawsuit challenging the town's vending restrictions. The town bans food trucks from operating unless they acquire a town license, which is conditioned on staying out of areas that restaurants operate in, being closed during hours when restaurants are open, and not offering outdoor seating. Prospective   more

Kentucky District Must Remove Religious Messages, FFRF Insists
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 5 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging Letcher County Public Schools in Whitesburg, Ky., to address complaints of widespread religious promotion in its schools. A concerned area resident has reported that Letcher Central High School has a bible verse on display in its locker room. The display says, "But the Lord is with me like a Mighty Warrior. Jeremiah 20:11." Public schools may not  more

LULAC Urges Milwaukee District Attorney to File Charges in Hate Crime Against Latino Man Villalaz
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The League of United Latin American Citizens issued the following news release: On Monday, November 4th, Milwaukee law enforcement officials arrested a suspect in connection with the alleged hate crime against Mahud Villalaz, a U.S. citizen from Peru living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to law enforcement officials, the perpetrator got into a verbal altercation with the victim accusing him of being in the country illegally and proceeded to throw battery acid on him. V  more

Moms Demand Action: As Special Session Looms, Will Wisconsin Lawmakers Learn From Virginia Elections?
MANHATTAN, New York, Nov. 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Thursday, at the direction of Gov. Evers, the Wisconsin legislature will convene for a special legislative session on background checks on all gun salesand an Extreme Risk bill. Already, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said he plans to adjourn the session without voting or even a debate. But if last night's Virginia election results are a  more

National Association of Working Women Issues Statement on Wisconsin Family & Medical Leave Insurance Legislation
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 5 -- The National Association of Working Women, 9to5, issued the following statement by attorney Becca Donaldson in support of Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Insurance legislation: "In my day job, I'm an attorney. Like many attorneys, it's also my night job. In the past few years I've taken on another job: caregiving for my mom. Last year, a doctor confirmed that my mom has early-onset Alzheimer's. It's a chronic disease requiring more and more help over time. Thi  more

One Wisconsin Now: State Senate Shame- GOP Leader Puts Petty Score Settling Over State Business
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 5 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - 18 Fellow Republicans Sit Silently Instead of Standing Up For Their Constituents * * * A bipartisan package of bills to help address homelessness and common sense gun safety legislation is being pushed aside today by Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald in favor of his petty, political score settling effort to  more

One Wisconsin Now: Throwback Thursday - Dan Kelly Applied State Gun Laws as He Wished Them to Be
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 7 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - Dan Kelly Decision Forced Madison Transit Commission to Allow Hidden Weapons on Busses * * * State Supreme Court candidate Dan Kelly often expounds, at great length, on the campaign trail about the importance of judges applying the law as it exists and not as they might wish it to be. Yet in a 2017 state  more

Pence Upends Constitution to Favor Christian Groups Abroad
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 7 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Vice President Mike Pence has been subverting the U.S. Constitution in diverting foreign aid to overseas Christian organizations, asserts the Freedom From Religion Foundation in a strongly worded letter. FFFRF fired off the missive to Pence following a recent ProPublica expose revealing that the vice president has been personally working to funnel aid money through the official USAID agency to  more

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Foundation Receives 'Friend of WEBIT' Award
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 5 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Foundation, an affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, issued the following news release: WMC Foundation - an affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) - received the "Friend of WEBIT" Award at the 2019 WEBIT and WMEA Annual Fall Convention in Fond du Lac on October 24. Wade Goodsell, Executive Director of WMC Foundation and Michelle Grajkowski, Director of Wisconsin Business World were recipients of the   more

Wisconsin Moms Demand Action Responds After Senate Majority Leader Refuses to Allow Debate on Background Checks Bill
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 7 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Just This Week, Virginians Kicked Out Lawmakers Who Refused to Take Action After Virginia's Special Session Earlier this Year * * * The Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both parts of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Scott Fit  more

Women in Trucking Association Announces New Partnership With Penske Transportation Solutions
PLOVER, Wisconsin, Nov. 5 -- Women In Trucking Association issued the following news release: The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Penske Transportation Solutions as its newest Gold Level Partner, helping the non-profit organization empower more women in the transportation and logistics industry. Jennifer Sockel, executive vice president, talent and enterprise services at Penske Transportation Solutions, will serve on the WIT Board of Directors. Since joining in 2014, the company h  more

World Council of Credit Unions Board Members Make Historic Visit to Ghana
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 4 -- World Council of Credit Unions issued the following news release: * * * - Stapp, Ototo examine credit union sector successes, challenges in West African nation * * * Two World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) Board Directors recently made history, becoming the first members of the WOCCU Board to ever visit Ghana--a West African nation home to nearly 600 credit unions. WOCCU Board Chair Steve Stapp, who also serves as President and CEO of Unitus Community Credi  more