Rep. Gwen Moore: Supreme Court needs to ‘rule on the side of women’

Rep. Gwen Moore said Wednesday she hopes the highest court in the land upholds an Obama administration rule that requires larger firms to insure birth control, saying secular companies cannot impose their religious views on employees who consider contraception a key part of women’s care.

“I am very confident that the Supreme Court will rule on the side of women. 

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Third Ward stores welcome shoppers on ‘Small Business Saturday’

MILWAUKEE — Saturday became a day well worth the wait for small business owners, like Broadway Paper’s Kate Strzok.  Her Third Ward store was one of thousands participating in the  nationwide Small Business Saturday.

“We’re hoping for even more… Better sales, better foot traffic,” Strzok said.

Last year’s event was one of the biggest days of the year

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More is Moore

Before Gwen Moore took the podium at the Washington Park Senior Center for a speech this fall, she did a little dance and blew a kiss to the audience. “It’s such a privilege and pleasure to serve you,” the Congresswoman says as her gargantuan earrings danced in the light.

Brenda Moore, Moore’s sister and staffer, is always telling her



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Standing Up for Victims of Domestic Violence — the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act

Just over a year ago, our country mourned for the tragic loss of Zina Daniel. Zina was shot and killed by her estranged husband while at work in the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She was a mother of two daughters and was well loved by her family and the community. Last month, I met with Zina’s brother,

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On ENDA, Dems plan on playing the ‘shame’ card

House Democrats have a plan to advance a gay rights bill that Speaker John Boehner has already declared dead: shaming Republicans.

It’s a strategy that has worked well for Democrats in the past. A campaign to pressure Republicans into reauthorizing an expanded version of the Violence Against Women Act forced the leadership to put the bill on the floor



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Standing Up for Victims of Domestic Violence — the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act

Just over a year ago, our country mourned for the tragic loss of Zina Daniel. Zina was shot and killed by her estranged husband while at work in the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She was a mother of two daughters and was well loved by her family and the community. Last month, I met with Zina’s brother,

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Food stamp program undergoes funding changes

With the end of funding from the 2009 stimulus bill, a new report revealed 47 million Americans using food stamps will have less money per month to buy meals.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called food stamps, gives assistance in buying groceries for low-income individuals and families throughout the United States, according to the United States Department of Agriculture website.

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Senator, Congresswoman, Advocates to Receive Awards for Work on Homelessness

On Wednesday, October 30, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (“the Law Center”) will honor Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D -WI), Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and Judy Curtis for their work to end homelessness, at the 15th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards in Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Eddie Johnson (D-TX) and ABC7/WJLA-TV News reporter and

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Elvin Daniel, Rep. Gwen Moore discuss gun control on Capitol Hill

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, October 30th, amid the uproar over health care, Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore wanted to return the focus to gun control — and the brother of one of the victims in the Azana Salon & Spa shooting was on hand.

“Keep the heat on Congress to do something. I can tell you we’ve

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Decisions made by Wisconsin explains massive health insurance premium disparity between MN and WI on new health insurance marketplaces

On a media call Wednesday that included U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a new report documenting vast differences between Minnesota and Wisconsin in the cost for health insurance on the individual insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.

The report also compares health insurance individual marketplace rates for Wisconsin’s major metro areas, and

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