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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!   

 Go BIG for Small Business 

Go Big for Small Business 2 (1).png (1)Last week, myself and State Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) introduced a bill to create an online portal for Wisconsinites to access information related to starting, maintaining, and growing a small business.

This website is aimed to be a “one-stop shop” for anyone in Wisconsin who has an interest in creating a new business, and for current business owners who want a more streamlined process with state agencies.

As a small business owner, and from my conversations in the community about the difficulties small business owners face, I understand what it takes to start and run your own business from the ground up. Right now, the state has different resources to make it easier for business owners, but the information is spread out. This bill creates a one-stop shop for all the information a business owner needs. Let's go big for small business!

Read my full statement here and the bill here.  

Recent Community Events
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On Tuesday, 3 of my high school interns & I (Shagun & Zach, Brookfield East; Michael, Wauwatosa West) joined First Lady of Wisconsin Kathy Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families (DCF), a full house of parents, caregivers, community members, and advocates ready to share their ideas on how we improve early childhood education in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code.   

Forward Wisconsin - Fair Maps

Vining Fair Maps image PNG.pngam excited that yesterday we are announced the next project of Forward Wisconsin -- Fair Maps.

Every ten years, new lines are drawn for legislative districts, known as redistricting. Redistricting will occur again in 2021. This session, I introduced a bipartisan bill with my colleagues that would take this power away from the politicians, and place the responsibility with a non-partisan service agency called the Legislative Reference Bureau. We are committed to nonpartisan redistricting reform, and will continue to advocate for fair and representative legislative maps.

72% of Wisconsinites and 50 counties agree -- Wisconsin needs Fair Maps. But for it to succeed, we need your voice. Forward Wisconsin is aimed at amplifying the voices of the majority of Wisconsinites who support Fair Maps for a Fair Wisconsin.

Find our toolkit and #Fight4FairMaps resources here! Find sample letters, op-eds, talking points, and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for social media updates.

The will of the people is the law of the land, and the voice of the people is the heart of our state. Every vote deserves equal value. Join us in the #Fight4FairMaps and we can move forward together.  

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Financial Institutions Committee 
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I was in the Capitol yesterday for a public hearing with the Committee on Financial Institutions. The agenda included two clearinghouse rule changes for state agencies, specifically the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). 

 Children & Families Committee
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The Assembly Committee on Children & Families will be meeting for a public hearing next week on Assembly Bill 643

  Assembly Democrats Podcast

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I was the special guest on last week's podcast! Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Looking Forward 

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.

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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