Fast Food Workers Walk Out

New York City fast food employees started walking out of their respective businesses today as part of a day-long protest in favor of a living wage and the right to form a union. Stretching from Downtown Brooklyn to Midtown to the Lower East Side and to Union Square, rallies abound around the city. At 3:00 […]


Students watch, wait as Congress debates student loans

To save about $700 per semester on tuition, Adam Strozier dual enrolls at Milwaukee Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Still, by the time he’s finished, the junior political science student will have racked up $23,000 in debt from federally subsidized student loans.

As Congress continues to struggle to reach a compromise on a stalemate that


Gwen Moore, others call for raising minimum wage

In May, more than 200 Milwaukee fast-food and retail workers staged a one-day protest to demand higher wages. Michael Vanga, 18, was among them.

He has been working at a local Taco Bell for less than a year, and earns $7.50 an hour. He is the only wage-earner in his household; both his parents are jobless. The family is


America’s been waiting five years to hear more from President Barack Obama on race

Trayvon Martin is dead and George Zimmerman was found not guilty — leaving many looking to the president to lead the thoughtful, national conversation about black-white relations they thought was promised in his 2008 campaign speech on race.

Yes, there’s a double standard. No previous president has been asked so often for his personal feelings on race. But for


Gwen Moore says Scott Walker has no chance at president

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore believes Scott Walker wouldn’t even get through the Republican primaries if he ran for president. Do you agree with Moore?

Yes: 62%
No: 38%
Total Responses: 5137

The politician who beat Scott Walker in his first run for elective office said Wednesday that the Wisconsin governor doesn’t have a chance to become president


Congress must act swiftly for Wisconsin’s immigrant families

Every May Day, thousands gather in Milwaukee to support comprehensive immigration reform. We march for our family members, our neighbors and our friends. Side by side, we stand in solidarity — speaking out to support millions. With the majority of Americans standing with us, a consensus has been reached throughout the country: Congress must act now and pass a broad


Gwen Moore: ‘However Inarticulate, I Think Miss Utah Was On To Something’

While speaking on the House of Representatives floor Tuesday during debate on the 20-week abortion ban, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said Miss Utah Marisa Powell may have been on to something with her fumbled answer on income inequality.

Speaking out against the Republican-backed abortion measure, Moore said that Miss Utah, by “alluding to the power dynamics between men and women


Rates on need-based loans set to double

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) called for the crafting of a long-term solution to student debt Monday, saying it is necessary to deal with “the student debtor crisis” before America as a whole faces dire economic consequences.

“This is a national crisis for everybody, not just student debtors,” an impassioned Moore said in a news conference in the Milwaukee Area Technical


Westlawn Gardens neighborhood recognized with major national award

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee was awarded with the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award for Public Housing by The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition for its redevelopment project at Westlawn Gardens during an awards ceremony today in Washington D.C. The national coalition recognized Westlawn Gardens as one of the seven best affordable housing developments in the


Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans Applauds Congresswoman Gwen Moore for a Perfect 100 on Senior-Issue Voting Record

For Immediate Release
May 30, 2013
Contact Person:  Billy Feitlinger, 608-239-5384(cell)

The Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, an affiliate of the Alliance for Retired Americans today honored Congresswoman Gwen Moore for scoring a perfect 100 on the Alliance’s 2012 Voting Record.  The report card assesses Members of Congress on 10 House and Senate votes, which include issues of