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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This week, Governor Evers signed bipartisan legislation that ensures families of fallen state and local law enforcement officers and EMS first responders continue to receive healthcare insurance coverage after the loss of a loved one in the line of duty. On Thursday, he issued an executive order that creates the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. This is a major step to develop sustainable science-based solutions to combat the climate crisis. The Task Force brings together agriculture, business, health, education and environmental stakeholders in order to lead Wisconsin into the future to become a healthier, safer, and more economic prosperous state. 

Rest assured, our governor was not the only busy person around the capitol. On Tuesday, I participated in a virtual dementia exercise that simulated as close to possible what it’s like for our loved ones suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s. On Wednesday, I presented an award at the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse ceremony, and attended the Local Government and Health Committees.  You can read about the ceremony, a major topic of the Health Committee, and more in the rest of this e-update!

Thank you for taking the time to check out this week’s newsletter. If you have any questions or need assistance with any matter, please feel free to contact my office.


Lisa Subeck
State Representative
78th Assembly District

In This Weeks Update:

Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse Awards Ceremony

Lyme Disease Discussed
During Health Committee

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Mark Your Calendars

Wisconsin Fun Fact

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Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse Awards Ceremony

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to recognize this the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse held an award ceremony honoring those who have dedicated their careers to aiding victims of domestic violence in our community.

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of presenting the Patricia J. Waschbisch Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse ceremony to Detective Denise Armstrong. This award honors an individual who has provided exceptional services to many survivors of domestic abuse over the course of a career and who has promoted a vision of ending violence and achieving social justice. Det. Armstrong has been with the Madison Police Department since 1997.

Over the course of her 22 year career, she has developed a strong relationships with many of the survivors she has helped, established deep, committed care for the victims, and sought prosecution of the offenders involved in these crimes. Madison is fortunate to have such an influential and fearless person working in our community, and it was an honor to present this award to her. 

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Lyme Disease Discussed During Health Committee

On Wednesday, the Committee on Heath held a public hearing where we heard testimony on staffing for intensive care units, emergency medical services programs, and Lyme disease. By far the topic of Lyme disease stirred up the most discussion, and because of this I would like to give you some information on this illness.

Lyme is a bacterial infection you can get from a bite of an infected tick, specifically blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, and fatigue which often makes it difficult to diagnose as those are shared symptoms with the flu. However, if you develop a rash, this makes it much easier for health professionals to diagnose, but if a rash is left untreated the infection can spread to the joints, heart, and the nervous system. In most cases of Lyme disease it’s treated with few weeks of antibiotics. 

Steps you can take to protect yourself from a tick bite include using tick repellent before entering the woods, wear light colored clothing to make it easier to see ticks, and by covering yourself by wearing long sleeve shirts, long pants tucked into socks, shoes, and hats.  As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is great time to remind people about the importance of cyber security practices.

Phishing attacks are one of the most serious cyber threats facing individuals and institutions, and this time of year is especially dangerous. With open Enrollment, the holidays, and tax season in the air, it provides a unique opportunity for hackers to try to trick people. This is why staying vigilant is so important.


These steps will help keep you safe when reading emails:

  • Check the sender’s email address.
    • Is it legitimate?
    • Were you expecting an email from this sender?
  • Double check each link before you click it.
    • Hover your mouse over each the link to see its true destination.
    • Are there any errors in the web address?
  • Think twice before downloading attachments.
    • Were you expecting an attachment from this sender?
  • Always be sure that what the email is asking is
    • If it’s asking you to click a link and enter sensitive data, think twice.

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Mark Your Calendars!

On Monday, October 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM, I’ll be holding a listening session with Dane County Supervisor Steve Peters and with Madison Common Council Vice President and our Alder, Barbara Harrington-McKinney.

Please join us at the new Southwest Madison Employment Center to discuss State, County, and City issues that are important to you all in one place.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Wisconsin Fun Fact

The first successful typewriter was invented by Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaperman and politician from Milwaukee. In 1867 Sholes read an article in Scientific American that discussed a machine invented in Great Britain British, and inspired him to construct the first practical typewriter. Sholes worked persistently for six years to develop his invention, the Sholes & Glidden typewriter.  

In 1874, after James Densmore acquired controlling interest of Sholes’ project, he sold it to E. Remington & Sons, a firearm and typewriter company from New York. Remington’s involvement with the new invention aided in the mass production.   After all these years, we still use Sholes’ QWERTY keyboard, and this man from Milwaukee changed the world by enabling average people to write significantly faster compared to writing by hand.



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Things happening in the district & around Madison:

Powering Up Bodies/Powering Down Emissions
Saturday, October 19, 2019

10 AM
Memorial Union
Festival Room

In this open workshop, Carrie Hanson will share ideas and inspiration for “Floe,” her forthcoming dance theater piece about climate change that premieres at the Wisconsin Union Theater in January 2020. 


Science of Star Wars
Saturday, October 19, 2019

8 PM - 9 PM
UW Discovery Building
H.F. DeLuca Forum

Kyle Hill, science editor of Nerdist.com and host of the popular YouTube science show Because Science, will bust some myths from the Star Wars movies and take part in an audience Q & A. Feel free to dress for the topic in your best Star Wars regalia!


Wisconsin Book Festival
October 16th - 20th

All Day
Madison Public Library - Central Library

Join Madison Central Library for Madison Book Festival, various events will be held throughout the day at the central library and other downtown locations.  


Dunn's Marsh Watershed
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

7 PM - 9 PM
Toki Middle School Cafeteria
5606 Russett Rd.

The City of Madison is completing a watershed study in the Dunn’s Marsh watershed (as shown below). The City of Madison has contracted with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to assist with study completion.


Greentree/McKenna Watershed
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Elver Park Neighborhood Center Gymnasium
1201 McKenna Blvd.

The City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Greentree/McKenna watershed (as shown below). The City of Madison water resource engineers will complete the study.

Dane Co. Parks Volunteer Work Day
Friday, October 25, 2019

9 AM - 12 PM
Ice Age Junction, Reddan Unit

Join Dane County Parks for a fall harvest on the prairie as we collect seeds around the County at different parks each week.  Seeds are collected to plant and enhance lands in other natural areas for pollinators, wildlife, and land restoration. 


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