Volunteers in Service to America: Congresswoman Gwen Moore leads 50th anniversary celebration

MILWAUKEE — This year marks the 50th anniversary of Volunteers in Service to America — and in Milwaukee, Congresswoman Gwen Moore is leading the celebration. Congresswoman Moore is a VISTA alumna from 1986. The VISTA program has placed 215,000 volunteers in communities across the country since it was founded. Moore says the program is a […]


Community Leaders Call on Congress to Renew School Meals Programs

As the school year approaches, Milwaukee’s summer meal programs for children are ending. Now some districts are watching Congress to see whether it renews the program for low income students. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act is set to expire at the end of September. The program provides healthy meals, even though they can cost more. […]


Congresswoman To Introduce ‘Very Narrow’ Gun Control Bill This Week

Badger Guns has a bad reputation. Before selling the weapon that eventually shot two police officers in the face, the Milwaukee firearm dealer had racked up 130 federal gun regulation violations in nearly two years. Coincidentally or not, the store has one of the worst records in the country of selling guns that are later […]


House Dems to offer Ex-Im bill

Top Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee plan to introduce legislation reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank’s charter, which is set to expire on June 30.  Democratic Reps. Gwen Moore (Wis.), Maxine Waters (Calif.) and Denny Heck (Wash.) are working on the bill, according to an email Moore’s chief of staff, Minh Ta, sent to senior […]


Supporters of Hamilton, killed by Milwaukee cop, rally in Chicago

Relatives and other supporters of Dontre Hamilton, killed by a Milwaukee police officer in Red Arrow Park in April, attended a Saturday rally in Chicago with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Jackson said he will continue to draw attention to Hamilton’s death and to what he and other critics say is a pattern of injustice. “We […]


Gwen Moore asks for deeper federal review of Hamilton case

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) has called on the U.S. Attorney’s Office to conduct a “pattern and practice” review of the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the Dontre Hamilton case. Moore made the request this week in a letter to the federal prosecutor’s office in Milwaukee. In the wake of the decision by the […]


President Obama fires up Milwaukee crowd for Mary Burke

MILWAUKEE — With exactly one week until Election Day, President Barack Obama campaigned in Milwaukee with Mary Burke on Tuesday evening.

The president visited North Division High School, a school located in a predominantly African-American ward that gave him 99 percent of the vote in 2012. The crowd, estimated at 3,547 by the Milwaukee fire inspector, filled the school’s


‘Eleanor’s Hope’ Puts Retirement Gap into Races

WOMENSENEWS–As the midterm election heads into its final weeks, advocates for women’s financial security are girding up for another round of battles over Social Security and Medicare, the age-old safety net programs upon which women disproportionately depend.

The Washington-based National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare launched a national initiative Oct. 9 to create grassroots support for ending


Workers launch get-out-the-vote campaign for higher minimum wage, new governor

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Wisc.’s Mary Burke Stressing Education and Jobs

Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke stopped in Milwaukee on September 29, delivering a campaign speech that stressed
education and jobs to a crowd of 1,000 folks in the downtown Wisconsin Center.

Burke’s speech was flanked with the words of two iconic African-American women, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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