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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    

Fair Maps Update

The redistricting process will soon be in motion! Make your voice heard through the People's Maps Commission by submitting input and your own fair map to help guide the work of those on the commission. Submit your feedback HERE and stay tuned this fall for further updates on the legislative redistricting process. 

Find more information on the People’s Maps Commission HERE.

Rental Assistance Still Available

This is a reminder that rental assistance is still available. The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) program uses federal funding to provide eligible households up to 15 months of assistance with existing or overdue rent and utility bills. 

Find more information about WERA go HERE.

If you are a resident of Milwaukee or Waukesha County, reach out to Community Advocates at (414) 270-4646 or click HERE.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day 

Graphic from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

For information and resources on suicide prevention in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website HERE. More information on World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention HERE.

September 11th, 2001 - 20th Anniversary 

On September 11th, we honor the first responders and civilians who put their lives in harm’s way to save others. We remember those who served and sacrificed, the lives that were lost, and our thoughts are with their loved ones on this difficult anniversary.

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Event

The Wisconsin Legislative Latino Caucus invites you to join them for a virtual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this year on Wednesday, September 15th  from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Tune in live on Facebook at Representative Marisabel Cabrera’s page or Representative Sylvia Ortiz-Velez’s page.

Signing Letters at the Capitol

I was at the Capitol signing letters to recent UW system graduates in our district this week. Did you know we send letters to constituents? If you have an idea about a letter we can send, please let us know!

Bills Coming Soon... 

Stay tuned: we have been working hard and are going to roll out a couple more bills very soon!

Fall Prevention Week

National Fall Prevention Week begins on September 20th. The flyer above lists different events in Milwaukee County from the Milwaukee County Falls Prevention Coalition.

Did you know that Wisconsin has the highest rate of fatal falls among older adults? In Wisconsin, 1,672 adults above the age of 65 have died from falling related injuries just in 2019 alone. There are ways to prevent falling, such as practicing standing exercises and seated exercises. The Milwaukee County Falls Prevention Coalition has more resources on this subject HERE.

Cream Puff Announcement

The folks over at Wisconsin State Fair Park made an exciting announcement this week- during the Harvest Fair, they will be serving Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs and Latte Cream Puffs. You pick this up at the Harvest Fair which is from September 24-26 or also via the drive-thru which is open September 23-26. Pre-order by September 22nd HERE.

Find more information about the Harvest Fair HERE.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of September 10th, 6,198,910 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Wisconsin and 55.5% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose, with 52.2% 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 - 122,085 confirmed cases (increase of 412*)
Waukesha - 49,006 confirmed cases (increase of 98*)

*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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