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Dear Neighbor,

Fall is officially underway, and the e-newsletter is back for another installment. As always, I want to hear from you about your legislative priorities as we continue to move through the 2017-19 Legislative Session. Please join me for office hours this month at Colectivo Coffee at... for more click here.

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Sign Language Interpreting Tiers

Sign Language.jpgBy now you may have heard of the interpreter who was accused of signing gibberish during a Hurricane Irma television announcement, putting lives in danger by not currently conveying crucial information during a public emergency. This is another terrible reminder of the importance of proper licensing for this profession.

Sign language interpreters are essential to our neighbors who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing. This is an issue of basic access to work and live healthy lives within the community.

This is also an issue of building a workforce... for more click here.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 

DACA .jpgThis month, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA. Trump’s decision to end DACA is one of the most racist and inhumane actions of any US president in recent history. His arbitrary decision is no more than pandering to his white nationalist supporters.

The people we’re talking about came over as children, at an average age of six years old. They do not know any other country as their home, and they are not criminals or felons. Of them, 91 percent are gainfully employed and 72 percent are pursuing a bachelor’s or higher degree. What Trump’s inane change of policy would do is pluck 800,000 productive and... for more click here.


Non-Profit of the Month:
Bayview Community Center
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Neighbor of the Month:
Ricardo Diaz
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Business of the Month:
Mari's Flowers
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Adoptable from the
Humane Society
Max
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Adoptable from MADACC
Mickey
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P.O. Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708