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We Got This Board Meeting

Holiday Dinner Give-Away

Christmas Family Feast

Happy Holidays!

Community Action Alerts


Dear Friend,

There is a lot happening at the State Capitol and it is my hope that this email will help you stay in touch with your government. As your Senator I truly believe in public service, so if there's anything my office can do to assist you, please feel free to contact us.


In Service,

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Senator Lena Taylor

Wisconsin's 4th Senate District

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We Got This Board Meeting

This week, Senator Taylor met with the Board of Directors of “We Got This” to discuss current projects and future plans for the organization. The program’s primary focus is to provide mentorship opportunities for Milwaukee youth. Utilizing urban agriculture and community gardening, program founder Andre Lee Ellis works to put the “neighbor” back in Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.

Ellis and numerous volunteers have taught participants lifelong lessons that can be translated to increased graduation rates, employment, and community safety. Located on Milwaukee’s north side, near 9th Street and Ring Ave, many in the community have noticed a decrease in area violence and crime. The data bares out that there are changes, as well. According to the Milwaukee Police Department, homicides in Milwaukee are decreasing and on track to be at their lowest since 2015. In 2015, 147 people were killed. To date, this year we have seen roughly 96 such deaths. Senator Taylor welcomes any work that is being done to change the outcomes for area youth and looks forward to her continued engagement with this game-changing organization.

MHS Holiday Dinner Giveaway

Senator Taylor was thrilled to join Milwaukee Health Services for their annual holiday food giveaway. In conjunction with a number of sponsors, the organization was able to provide more than 1,000 families with food during this season. While agency staff, Senator Taylor and countless volunteers handed out meals, the agency also offered flu shots and health screenings to participants. It was a rewarding experience and great to meet so many constituents and friends.

According to the Salvation Army, 17.4 million families go to bed hungry each night in the United States. Another 6.9 million families don't always know where their next meal is coming from. Therefore, we don’t have to wait until the holidays to help a neighbor in need. If you are interested in helping or need assistance, you are encouraged to contact Feeding America or the Hunger Task Force to learn more.

Christmas Family Feast

In 2018, doors to the Wisconsin Center will open at 11:00 a.m. Christmas Day and the meal will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Christmas Family Feast is the largest feeding event hosted by The Salvation Army on Christmas Day in the country. About 1,400 volunteers typically help serve more than 8,000 people at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.
There is a home-style family meal that includes:




Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans



In addition to the meal Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to meet and greet guests.  Guests will receive gifts and bus passes while supplies last

Happy Holidays! 

On behalf of our office, we’d like to wish each and every one of you a happy holiday season. Whether young or old, this is a great time to re-connect with loved ones, share a meal, or simply enjoy some well-earned time with family and friends. We look forward to serving you in 2019!



Please be advised that Senator Taylor’s office will be closed December 24, 2018  through January 3, 2019.  We will reopen on Monday, January 7, 2019 .  We will respond to your messages upon our return.

Community Action Alerts 


'Art of the Red Kettle' Display

MILWAUKEE COUNTY - Ten local artists have been selected to transform 10 of The Salvation Army's iconic red kettles this season!

Each artist has painted their kettle with a unique design based on the theme: “Light of the World.” See the kettles here.

The kettles will be on display at the following locations throughout the county this season:

Milwaukee Public Market,

400 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Oak Creek Salvation Army, 8853 S Howell Ave,

Oak Creek, WI 53154 

Funds raised in the kettles will support The Salvation Army's 2018 Red Kettle Campaign. Red Kettle Campaign donations help more than 80 programs and services in Milwaukee County, including the Feed the Kids summer meals program, Toy Shop, the Back to School program, Coats for Kids, Christmas Family Feast, multiple food pantries and the Emergency Lodge.



Weekly Events 

Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Display

November 23rd through December 26th

Weekdays, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Weekends, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

96th Street to 92nd Street

Montana Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue

For More Information Click Here


Community Brainstorming Conference Breakfast Forum

Saturday, December 22nd

Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Program: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Saint Matthew C.M.E. Church, 2944 N. 9th St.


Christkindlmarket Milwaukee

November 17-December 31

Daily, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

The Fiserv Forum

1111 Vel R. Phillips Avenue

For More Information Click Here


The Salvation Army Christmas Family Feast

Tuesday, December 25th

11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Center

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

For More Information Click Here

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Quote of The Week 

“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” 
― Pindar