Democrats and Republicans Reignite Fight Over VAWA

The election is over. The battles are done. You’d think if there was one thing Republicans and Democrats could agree on, it’s fighting violence against women. Think again.

Much of the Beltway was still nursing an inaugural hangover when lawmakers gently but firmly waded back into the so-called war on women. Last Tuesday, Democrat Patrick Leahy and Republican Mike


TRIO Program Advocates Seek Support in Congress

U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) spoke on behalf of TRIO programs during a Capitol Hill briefing.

WASHINGTON — With across-the-board federal spending cuts looming as a real possibility as of March 1, TRIO program advocates made a timely plea Tuesday for congressional support of the federal government’s oldest group of college outreach, readiness and retention programs


Violence Against Women Act On the Brink

GOP won’t agree to protections for LGBT, immigrant and Native victims of abuse

Earlier this year, the unthinkable happened.

For the first time in almost two decades, the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was allowed to expire.

Although VAWA’s funding continues—for now at least—its authorization lapsed in January and is now at the mercy of those in Congress


Violence Against Women Act

Congresswoman Moore joins House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at a press conference discussing the Re-introduction of the Violence Against Women Act in the US House of Representatives.


Blocking VAWA, The GOP Keeps Up the War on Women

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Interstate 5 runs down the middle of California’s San Joaquin Valley for hundreds of miles. On either side are dusty rows of almond, peach and orange trees. In the summer, the ground is tan and dry. Telephone poles measure out the time for passing cars, their sagging power lines scalloping out to a vanishing point


Reps. Gwen Moore, Bobby Scott and Sheila Jackson Lee Discuss the Fiscal Cliff

Reps. Gwen Moore, Bobby Scott and Sheila Jackson-Lee Discuss the Fiscal Cliff during the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order.

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$100K in grants to go to Wis.-based Growing

Power Organization promotes sustainable farming MILWAUKEE – The federal government is giving nearly $100,000 in grants to Milwaukee-based Growing Power.  Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grants are to help increase local food access in eligible schools.  It’s in connection to Farm to School, a USDA-supported program aimed at […]


Baldwin speech excerpts

Tammy Baldwin’s campaign released excerpts of her speech late Tuesday night, as she declared victory over former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the race for the U.S. Senate seat.
Here are the excerpts:

“Tonight, at the end of a long and hard-fought campaign, we have won a huge victory for Wisconsin’s middle class!

“That’s what this has been about since I


Election 2012: Vote for Gwen Moore for U.S. Congress

We are endorsing Congresswoman Gwen Moore for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Moore has a thorough knowledge of her constituents’ needs and, even better, delivers for them. Moore had a vital role in helping the Milwaukee County Transit System secure more funding and is an unwavering supporter of policies that help women […]


The Community Journal Endorses… Obama is Our Man!

We were somewhat caught off guard when we learned the city’s daily newspaper would not make any political endorsements for the November 6 elections.

The reason for the decision reportedly had to do with the criticism the newspaper of a staunchly Democratic city drew when it endorsed Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election instead of Milwaukee Mayor