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Forward Fridays


Welcome to my latest e-update! Here are highlights from the past week as your State Representative. 

As always, feel free to reach out to my office with any questions or concerns you have.

Forward together!  

Legislative Doors
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It’s fall, y’all, so we knock doors in the rain!

Co-sponsored Legislation
Here's a list of bills that I have recently co-sponsored: 
  • Creating a Suicide Prevention Program (LRB-3871)
  • Grants for Suicide Prevention Programming (LRB-3872)
  • Grants for Preventing Suicide by Firearm (LRB-4241)
  • Grants to Support Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Programs in High Schools (LRB-4373)
  • Grants to the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center  (LRB-4361)
  • Suicide Prevention Hotlines on Student Identification Cards (LRB-4178)
  • Farmer Tuition Assistance Grants (LRB-4247)
  • Continuing Education for Certain Health Professionals on Suicide Prevention (LRB-4287)
  • Creating a Task Force on murdered and missing tribal women (LRB-2698)
  • October as Bullying Prevention Month (LRB-4371)
  • Designating the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway and directional signage for the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center (Assembly Bill 451)
  • Funding for bilingual-bicultural education programs (LRB-4196)
  • Requiring an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee who is breastfeeding her child to express breast milk for the child (LRB-0953)
  • Requirements for colleges when service member students are called into active duty (Assembly Bill 361)
If you have thoughts on any of these bills, let us know!

Letters to Constituents

Letter to Tosa Beekeeper 10-2.jpgWrote a letter to a very special 10 year-old Wauwatosa beekeeper who I hear now has his honey in some donuts at Cranky Al's!

Read more in the Journal Sentinel article here 

Fun fact-- Stock House Brewing is creating an Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale using his honey as a signature ingredient. The first tapping is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11 at the Wauwatosa brewery.


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I announced a new initiative called "Topical Town Halls" - neighborhood educational opportunities about five different topics, hosted around the district throughout the fall and winter. 

Stay tuned for dates and locations of these town halls!  

Read my press release here to see the topics, announcing our Topical Town Halls. 

Recent events

Black & Latinx Round Table - Milwaukee 

This will be available to watch on WisconsinEye. My staff was in the room at the Capitol, and I was at the satellite location in Milwaukee.

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Black & Latinx Round Table - Madison 

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ACLU Crimeless Revocation Panel

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Evicted Exhibit with Milwaukee Legislative Delegation 

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  Assembly Democrats Podcast

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Did you know that we have a podcast? Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts! The latest episode is available now!

They're short, sweet, and keep you up to date on the basic happenings in the Capitol.   

Looking Forward 

Office hours: We will be hosting more in-district office hours later this month. Currently, we are working through a list of requested appointments with constituents as well as overflow requests from the last month's office hours. We will return to announcing openings in a few weeks!

Let us know if you'd like to meet - we can schedule you for an appointment! 

Feel free to email or call my office with any questions or concerns, or meet with me at one of my in-district office hours or listening sessions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THANK YOU for your patience! We are working to correct a glitch with our constituent contact database.  If you haven't received an email reply this week, thank you for your patience!


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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