As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, it is important to gather the faithful to pray and think about how we live out the call to charity both as individual believers and as members of larger communities.
ACTIONS | ISSUES
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Spring Election: April 2, 2019
Offices to be Elected
Nonpartisan state offices elected in 2019 are Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge, Districts II, III and IV, and Circuit Court Judge. See attachments below for lists of candidates and offices.
To see what will be on your ballot, visit https://MyVote.WI.gov.
Spring Primary: February 19, 2019
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Faith Based Social Justice Issue Advocacy Education Web Sites and Action Alerts
- Catholic Charities USA Washington Weekly - www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
- National Voice of the Poor Committee of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul - email@example.com
- Catholics Confront Global Poverty, a partnership between the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services -www.confrontglobalpoverty.org
- Catholic Relief Services Briefing - www.crs.org
- Catholic Climate Covenant, an organization supported by the USCCB and 18 other Catholic organizations, Newsletter - catholicclimatecovenant.org
- Justice for Immigrants, US Conference of Catholic Bishops - www.usccb.org/about/migrationpolicy/justice-for-immigrants.cfm
- Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade - https://ethicaltrade.crs.org
- Social Justice Resource Center - socialjusticeresourcecenter.org
- Wisconsin Council of Churches, advocacy on State legislation - www.wichurches.org
- End Child Poverty Wisconsin - www.endchildpovertywi.org
- Catholics for Peace and Justice monthly newsletter - www.catholicsforpeaceandjustice.org
- Wisconsin Catholic Conference Advocacy Network, Wisconsin Bishops advocacy on State legislation -www.wisconsincatholic.org
- American Friends Service Committee - www.afsc.org
- Network, Advocates for Justice Inspired by Catholic Sisters (Nuns on the Bus) - https://networklobby.org/
- USCCB’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development - http://www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/
- Capuchin Community Services (St. Ben’s and House of Peace) - https://www.capuchincommunityservices.org/
- Catholic Extension, includes many missions and services including work at the border with migrants - https://www.catholicextension.org/stories/supporting-humanitarian-needs-migrants
- Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility at https://www.iccr.org USCCB Action Center at https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/home
|YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is excited to announce that our Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action ©
series is now open for summer enrollment!
Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action © is a six-part series, four hours each session, utilizing facilitated dialogue, activities, documentaries, and listening pairs to move us all forward in addressing racism where and when we can. Topics include the roots of racism, institutional racism, your role in addressing racism, and taking action.
To register and see further details, please check out the online registration page.
We hope you either consider attending or passing on to those you believe may be interested. Please register by Wednesday, June 26, a week prior, to ensure we can provide enough program material.
to all who attended A Conversation about Sex Trafficking Mar 19 and S.O.A.P. Training on Mar 20, to all our volunteers, table hosts, sponsors, speakers, panelists, St. Anthony on the Lake Parish and our partners Washington County Anti-Trafficking Advocates and Waukesha County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Prevention Work Group.
In the Media
WTMJ Radio http://www.wtmj.com/news/surviving-the-sex-trafficking-industry/1060818967
Morning Blend https://www.tmj4.com/shows/the-morning-blend/a-conversation-about-sex-trafficking-in-our-communities
Wisconsin Legislation on Human Trafficking – Call Your Legislators
The following legislation is on the table in the WI Legislature. Here is an opportunity to do something positive about sex trafficking in our communities. Call your legislator and ask them to sign on to and support the passage of legislation that curbs trafficking in our state.
Assembly Bill22/Senate Bill 25 – Truck Driver education requirement. Under this bill, commercial motor vehicle driver education courses offered by technical colleges or licensed private driver schools must provide instruction in the recognition and prevention of human trafficking.
LRB-0568: Safe Harbor for Trafficked Youth [SB49] – Removes the ability to charge a child with prostitution putting WI in line with Federal law. Currently a person under the age of 18 can be prosecuted for prostitution.
LRB-0182/1: The Human Trafficking Prevention Act – This act would impose a mandatory $5000 surcharge on individuals convicted of patronizing/soliciting prostitutes of keeping a place of prostitution.
Read more about these bills here.
Find Your Legislators Here
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Justice for Immigrants
A federal judge will soon be ruling on the Administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy. Here is an explanation of the policy. Bishops from both Mexico and the United States also shared a statement expressing ‘total disagreement’ with the "Remain in Mexico" policy, and ask us to dismantle misconceptions about immigrants.
The USCCB has also endorsed the ‘American Dream and Promise Act of 2019’, which would offer permanent protections to millions of beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status. Meanwhile, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas addressed the conflicting principles the Church needs to uphold on this issue -- the legitimate claims of national sovereignty as a principle and the need to respond in charity and solidarity to persons in a dire situation.
Finally, two stories that can help us understand both the human and the systemic dimensions of this crisis:
After 9 Months in a Cage, 9-Year-Old Byron Remains Separated From Parents
Who’s Profiting from Detaining Kids?
There is much more happening than we have space to cover here. For more, check out the Immigration Reform page of the Priests of the Sacred Heart Justice and Peace webpage.
Director of Justice, Peace and Reconciliation
Priests of the Sacred Heart, US Province