Income Inequality Issues
In the third webinar in our Information for Activation Series, Jon Peacock, Project Director of the Wisconsin Budget Project, presented "The Collision between the War on Poverty and Recent Tax Policy Choices."
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On February 6, 2014, Mike Wilder,Community Coalition Organizer for Wisconsin Jobs Now, held a webinar entitled "Why Raising the Minimum Wage Will Help Economic Growth."
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April 10, 2014: Martha De La Rosa, 9to5 Wisconsin
Women face the effects of the pay gap from their first job until long after they have stopped working. Women lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, up to over a million, over their careers. With the low wage workforce being made up of majority women, that means they are earning less so there is less retirement savings for tomorrow....what does this mean for you and your families future?
Learn more about how you can help make real progress in closing the pay gap by listening to Martha as she presents her slides:
Or you can review the slides on your own:
January 30, 2014: Molly Swank, Planned Parenthood Advocates
For our fourth webinar, Molly Swank, Legislative & Advocacy Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, presented "What Is at Stake for Women's Health Care in Wisconsin," a webinar in our ongoing series Information for Activation. You can hear the complete presentation, including the question and answer period.
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According to the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, “Frac sand mining is literally booming in western Wisconsin – and it’s wreaking havoc on air and water quality and public health.”
Decades of research in worker populations has proven the serious health hazards of inhaling fine crystalline silica particles in high levels over long periods of time. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health notes that occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica is linked to silicosis — an incurable lung disease — in addition to lung cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis and airway diseases.
Learn more about what is happening in Wisconsin, which has 75% of the frac sand market in the entire US (Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters). And learn what we can do about it.
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Kim Wright, Executive Director of Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc., discusses how the increasing industrialization of farming in Wisconsin is damaging the environment, polluting wells and other water resources, and impacting public health. CAFOs, also known as factory farms, are heavily concentrated in a few areas of Wisconsin and are especially dense near Green Bay. The problems they cause include air pollution and contamination of private wells.
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In the question and answer period, some people wanted more information about getting well water tested. Here's a link to resources for that issue: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/watershed/Pages/GWWell.aspx
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In the second of our series of webinars, Kim Wright, Executive Director of Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc., presented "Citizen Voices Matter for Environmental Protection."
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In the first of our series of webinars, Grassroots North Shore co-sponsored a presentation with Citizen Action of Wisconsin on the positive changes the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has begun to deliver to the American people. Kevin Kane, Lead Organizer, gave a talk on the Affordable Care Act and its implementation. Below, you will find his powerpoint slides from that presentation. Reviewing the talk will provide you with the information you'll need to be an effective advocate for the new healthcare law and to be an effective activist for progressive policies and candidates.
February 13, 2014: Kevin Kane, Citizen Action of Wisconsin
In this presentation, Kevin Kane argues that ultimately the state of Wisconsin will accept federal funds to expand BadgerCare. The financial advantages to the state are huge, he explains, and the results of the failure to do so are devastating to tens of thousands of Wisconsin citizens. Watch the entire presentation:
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Thoughts lead to action, but effective action needs well-informed activists.
That's the purpose behind the Grassroots North Shore Information for Activation series of webinars. Through these weekly sessions, you will learn to be a more effective advocate for good, solid, progressive policies that will benefit all of us.
And now’s the time to get going in earnest: in case you hadn't noticed, 2014 is an election year and the future of Wisconsin is at stake. Because "knowledge is power," you can empower yourself and others by participating in these 30-minute webinars. The information you will hear will help you persuade others to support progressive policies and to vote for progressive candidates in the fall.
Please join us for our next two presentations and mark your calendar for our future ones!