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Weekly E-Update

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to my latest e-update. Here is a summary from the past week as your State Representative. 

As always, previous updates are available on our website and social media. 

Please contact my office with any questions or concerns.

Forward together,

Robyn Vining    

Redistricting Public Hearing Update

This week, Republicans in the legislature introduced their redistricting bills, proposals that would gerrymander state legislative and congressional maps for another ten years. 

No political party should be able to rig the maps to stay in power. Under these manipulated GOP maps, Republicans will continue to ignore the issues that matter most to Wisconsinites, like combating COVID-19 and expanding BadgerCare, because the only thing they’ll worry about is a primary election challenge.

In the 2018 election, Wisconsin Assembly Democrats received 200,000 more votes than Assembly Republicans, but Democrats made up just 36 of the 99 seats in the Assembly. The people of Wisconsin have a constitutional right to fair representation. Voters should get to choose their politicians; politicians should not get to choose their voters. 

Want to have your voice heard? Come to or provide written testimony for the public hearing on these redistricting bills on October 28th -- remind the GOP that the will of the people is the law of the land, and the voice of the people is the heart of our state.

Session Next Week

Next week on Tuesday, October 26th at 1pm and Wednesday, October 27th at 11am, the Assembly will be in session. Watch both sessions live on wiseye.org

Universal Changing Stations Bill

Our Universal Changing Stations bill was featured in the Waukesha Freeman over the weekend. Read the full article HERE

Committees This Week

The Assembly Committee on Health met for an executive session on Tuesday, October 19th at 9:00am. 

Committees Next Week

The Assembly Committee on Children & Families will meet for an executive hearing on Wednesday, October 27th at 9am. 

Clean Energy Plan Listening Sessions 

Established by Governor Tony Evers, the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy is partnering with state agencies and utilities to develop a plan to ensure 100% carbon-free electricity consumption in Wisconsin by 2050.

The Wisconsin Clean Energy Plan listening sessions bring Wisconsinites into the conversation around a shared future for clean energy, efficiency, and environmental justice. It is an opportunity for the administration to continue to listen and learn from Wisconsinites and businesses on how the clean energy transition is impacting communities, individuals and industry, priorities for the clean energy transition, and successful strategies to support sustainability.

The remaining two listening sessions will take place on October 26, 2021 @ 11:00am-1:00pm and  October 26, 2021 @ 11:00am-1:00pm. These will cover Transit & Transportation and Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency respectively. 

For more information on the content of each session click HERE.

To register for an upcoming listening session click HERE.

To livestream an upcoming listening session from DOA’s YouTube channel click HERE.

Get Your Flu Shot

This year, with COVID-19 spreading during flu season, it is so important to get vaccinated against the flu. A flu shot can protect you from the flu and keep you and your loved ones out of an already overburdened healthcare system.

Please help us keep our communities healthy by making sure that everyone who is older than 6 months gets their flu vaccine. Remember to call ahead to your provider to ensure vaccine availability when scheduling for your flu shot or flu mist! 

Find more resources from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services HERE.

Saturday is Drug Take Back Day

Time to clean out your medicine cabinets! On October 23, dispose of any unused or unwanted prescription painkillers or medications. Learn more HERE

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of October 22nd, 6,471,561 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Wisconsin and 57.5% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose, with 54.8% fully vaccinated. 

If you have not yet been vaccinated, now is a critical time to get your vaccine. The vaccine protects individuals and communities from getting seriously ill or dying of COVID-19, including the variants. Currently, Wisconsin is seeing a rise in cases as the Delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated. The Delta variant spreads more easily and can cause more severe illness. Find more information of COVID-19 variants HERE.

En español, AQUI¿Tiene preguntas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19? Llame al 844-684-1064 (llamada gratuita)

For more information about where you can get a vaccine, visit the DHS website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in Waukesha County, visit their website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in the city of Wauwatosa, visit their website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in the city of Milwaukee, visit their website HERE. En español AQUI

COVID-19 Case Update

For daily updated information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin, visit the DHS website HERE.

14th District Counties

Milwaukee -  136,236 confirmed cases (increase of 234*)
Waukesha - 54,883 confirmed cases (increase of 101*)

*Changes over day prior


Forward together,

Rep. Robyn Vining


Contact Us: 

State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708 

PH: (608) 266-9180
TF: (888) 534-0014

Email: Rep.Vining@legis.wi.gov 
Web: www.vining.assembly.wi.gov 

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