To support and strengthen all our Wisconsin families, we need to
- invest in public education;
- help families sort through health care options;
- establish equal rights for all families;
- respect all religions in churches, mosques, and synagogues, not in government;
- reduce taxes on the middle class to give families more money to spend locally
As the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) rolls out over the last 3 months of 2013 and the first 3 months of 2014, stories like Diana's in the video below will put real faces and names to the incredible relief and excitement felt by those without access to affordable health insurance up til now. Wisconsin families like Diana's will benefit just as much.
See Grassroots North Shore articles on this topic.
- The Wisconsin Budget Project notes (with sorrow) that nearly 1 million Wisconsin residents have had their food assistance cut. One in three of those receiving such aid are children. And a shocking 61% of children in Milwaukee County receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. [October 30, 2013]
- Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin urges Governor Walker to support the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. [Press Release from Senator Baldwin, September 23, 2013]
- Low income students in public schools experience an unacceptable opportunity gap. [Wisconsin Budget Project, September 18, 2013]
- Food insecurity plagues 1-in-9 Wisconsin families. [Wisconsin Budget Project, September 4, 2013]
- Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin launches an ad urging Wisconsin women to fight back against newly passed restrictions on their access to appropriate health care. [Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, August 29, 2013]