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Public Hearing on GOP Power Grab

Lame Duck Session

Study Committee on Investment of School Trust Funds

Shorewood School District Meeting

Collaborating for Change

Community Action Alerts


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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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Public Hearing on Bills Meant to Grab Power for GOP

On Monday, Sen. Taylor attended portions of the public hearing held by the Joint Committee on Finance.  As a result of Republican leadership in the legislature, a package of bills were heard in the hastily called meeting that was required to allow the public to weigh in on proposed limits to the powers of the Governor-Elect and Attorney General positions. Although many in the community were blindsided by the more than 40 proposals that would impact everything from early voting, the Affordable Care Act and pre-existing conditions, to a change in an election date, the public showed up in huge numbers to voice their opinions.  Sen. Taylor joined the public in their frustration at the timing of these proposed changes and the fact that they were put in place to thwart the majority of voters who voted for a change in the leadership of the state.  The meetings lasted late into the evening and media outlets from around the country filled the hearing room to listen to their concerns.

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Lame Duck Session

On Tuesday, Senator Taylor joined her Democratic colleagues in the Legislature in the fight to stop Republican legislators from seizing power from Governor-Elect Tony Evers before he is sworn in on January 7, 2019.   In an Extraordinary Session, also referred to as a Lame Duck Legislative Session, GOP leadership and Scott Walker sought to use their remaining time in this session to make sweeping changes that will certainly be challenged in court.  The floor period which was scheduled to start at 1:00pm on Tuesday went on until about 6:30 am that following Wednesday morning. Democrats did not have the numbers to stop the GOP’s assault on democracy, the disregard for the separation of powers, and the will of voters but are committed to working with the new administration to learn more, Click Here.

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Study Committee on Investment of School Trust Funds

The Study Committee on The Investment and Use of The School Trust Funds convened for its final meeting this week.  Over the past few months Senator Taylor has worked alongside the members of the committee and this week that work finally came to an end, for now.  This committee’s focus was on our State Government’s use of the money appropriated from public lands granted to the State of Wisconsin by the Federal Government some time ago.  Aside from some minor changes to the process, Senator Taylor and most of the other members of the committee decided it was best to let things remain how they are.  The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands is the non-partisan government agency responsible for investing those funds, and since they only recently changed their approach towards doing that, Senator Taylor felt as though it would be best to give them some time to see how that new strategy plays out.  The Senator is grateful for the work of all the Committee’s members, especially that of the Legislative Council attorneys who worked with the members of the Committee to draft potential legislation addressing their concerns, and the concerns of the public.  Senator Taylor looks forward to continued work on these issues with her colleagues in the legislature.

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Shorewood School District Meeting

Sen. Taylor’s staff attended a Shorewood School meeting in which the planning for a district 2019 equity forum was discussed.  It was informative to learn about the work of students and teachers to address race and inclusion, and professional development opportunities.  Student also spoke about issues of school climate, curriculum content, the ability to deal candidly with issues of diversity.  The Senator looks forward to their continued work and supporting both students and the administration to create the optimal environment that allows all to thrive.

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Collaborating for Change

 On Friday, Sen. Taylor met the representatives from the All of Us Research Program Milwaukee’s  Office of Violence Prevention to learn about a collaboration project.   “All of Us” aims to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do just that, All of Us is asking 1 million volunteers to share different types of their health and lifestyle information – information like occupation, family health history and current place of living, to help design precision medicine to better treat a patient’s individual needs.

Community Action Alerts 


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'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


Christmas in the Ward, Third Ward


Christkindl Market, 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave,

Milwaukee, WI 53203


Red Kettle on the Red Carpet Gala, 900 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233


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


European Village Alive! at MPM

Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8,

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233

For More Information Click Here


Black Nativity 2018

 December 7th through December 16th

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

929 N Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

For More Information Click Here


Traditions to Remember ~ Holiday Gathering in Bay View

Saturday, December 8, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Beulah Brinton House

2590 S. Superior St, Milwaukee, WI 53207

For More Information Click Here 


Caring Santa

Sunday, December 9, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Southridge Mall 5300 S 76th St.,

Greendale, WI 53129

For More Information Click Here 


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“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”-Ruth Bader Ginsburg