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Green Bay Packers Celebrate
100th Season

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One hundred years ago, on August 11th, the Green Bay Packers were born, not in a fancy boardroom, but in the drab editorial rooms of the old Green Bay Press-Gazette. It was here that co-founders Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun secured the sponsorship of the Indian Packing Co. 

Little did they know that their endeavor that day would create one of the worlds most storied sports franchises.

Visit 100.Packers.com for a detailed history and celebration of the Green and Gold.

What's Happening in Madison:
Meeting with Attorney General Josh Kaul

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On Tuesday, I had a productive meeting with Oshkosh native, Attorney General Josh Kaul.

We discussed a number of important issues such as the need to reform Wisconsin’s current “expungement” law and his support of a bipartisan bill that will improve the processing of sexual assault kits.

I am hopeful that we will be able to collaborate in the future when brainstorming bi-partisan solutions for problems within our corrections and criminal justice systems. 

Lending a Hand to Our Heroes

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Day in and day out, our public safety employees stand at the frontlines to defend our communities from harm. Fire, crime, violent inmates, and wartime devastation are all examples of stressors that our bravest regularly encounter. It is no surprise then that these public servents may develop PTSD, other mental illness, and suicidal tendencies. 

Monday's hearing in Eau Claire tasked public safety agencies with presenting current suicide prevention measures such as Question, Persuade, and Refer Training (QPR), their effectiveness, and areas of improvement that could be addressed by the Legislature.   
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I want to thank Chippewa Valley Technical College, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Justice, the Department of Military Affairs, and the Department of Veterans Affairs for being a part of this discussion.

If you did not get a chance to attend the hearing, you can watch a recording on WisconsinEye

The task force will hold its final hearing in Milwaukee next month. If you would like to testify, provide input, or just learn more about the work of the task force, I'd like to direct you to our official website

If you or someone you care about needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Wisconsin HOPELINE at 741741.

Seeking Nomination for First Responder of the Year 

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Do you know a friend or family member who deserves recognition for their service to the 53rd Assembly District? I am currently seeking nominations for the First Responder of the Year Award. 

This person could be a police officer or sheriff's deputy, a firefighter, or any level of EMS provider (paramedic, EMT, first responder), and can be either paid or volunteer. 

You can nominate a deserving person for a variety of reasons including:

  • A specific heroic action;
  • A significant professional achievement;
  • Something special they do for the community during the course of their work;
  • His or her body of work over time; and/or
  • His or her length of service

A winner from our assembly district will be selected in September and he or she will be invited to the Wisconsin State Capitol to receive a Hometown Hero recognition in front of the entire Assembly this October. 

To have your local hero be eligible, please return the nomination form by email or mail no later than Friday, September 6, 2019.

The Summer's Last Hurrah: Come Visit the Capitol 

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Before the kids go back to school and adults return to our post-summer schedule, consider taking a day trip to visit the Wisconsin State Capitol

If you would like assistance scheduling your trip, feel free to contact me by phone or email. I would love to welcome you to my office for a photo and a free souvenir Blue Book.

                     

PO Box 8953 - Room 107 West - Madison, WI 53708
Rep.Schraa@legis.wi.gov | Phone: (608) 267-7990 - Toll-free (888) 534-0053