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MPS Meeting

All Saints Pathways Meeting

HAPA Career Day

Veteran's Mental Health Forum

Intern Spotlight

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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MPS Meeting

Senator Lena Taylor met with Superintendent Posley on Monday. They discussed truancy legislation and Urban Agriculture, particularly regarding the Truancy Abatement and Burglary Suppression program (TABS). Senator Taylor is looking for a new way to address the funding towards burglary suppression to be available for other needs present in the program. This initiative hopes to eliminate a statute that would allow for the creation of a new truancy approach without MPS but with other connectors instead. 

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All Saints Pathways Meeting

On Wednesday night, Senator Taylor met with representatives of the All Saints Family Care Center in Milwaukee. All Saints has a focus in community outreach, including providing health and wellness classes to the public. In addition, the organization provides resources to local schools, churches, and Boys and Girls Clubs in the Milwaukee area. The goal of the meeting was to discuss new innovative ways to continue and extend the center’s role as a community hub where the community can work towards improving health and wellness in a relaxed, fun, and interactive way. 

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HAPA Career Day

Senator Taylor spent time on Friday at the Hmong American Peace Academy (HAPA) Career Day. HAPA is a college and career preparatory school which serves K-12. HAPA is based in Milwaukee, and it is based on an integrated triangular learning framework. One side of the triangle focuses on Hmong heritage, side two of the triangle is a strong-standards based curriculum, and side three of the triangle is a community peace program known as peace builders. HAPA gives Hmong students an opportunity to learn about their cultural roots while also learning how to build a stable and successful future. Sen. Taylor spoke about career options and encouraged the students to take advantage of every educational opportunity to help them achieve their goals.

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Veteran's Event on Friday

As Governor Tony Evers budget is being reviewed publicly, Sen. Taylor joined Secretary-designee Mary Kolar of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs at a Veterans Mental Health Stakeholder Forum.  She was there to offer support for a proposal to make permanent the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program.  In 2014, Wisconsin’s Department of Health and Human Services and Veteran Affairs received a 3-year federal grant of $1.2 million dollar, to provide mental health and substance abuse services to homeless and/or chronically homeless veterans in Wisconsin.  In 2015, they received a supplemental  2-year grant for $1.2 million dollars, to expand county participation in the program.  Senator Taylor is committed to addressing the issue of homelessness and shared with attendees at Friday’s event her drafted legislation that would provide grants for text message-based hotlines connecting veterans with social services.  

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Intern Spotlight: Lily

Lily Follansbee is a Casework intern for Senator Lena Taylor. She is currently a sophomore at UW-Madison studying Elementary and Special Education, additionally, she is working towards a certificate in African American Studies. With her educational pursuits, she hopes one day she can serve as a Principal. Currently, Lily hopes she can gain experience working with Senator Taylor to gain a better understand of issues people care about along with new ways she can attempt to help. Lily wanted to work with Senator Taylor based on the strong role Lena has when it comes to issues she is passionate about. In Lily’s free time, she enjoys playing the cello and painting.  

Community Action Alerts

Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearings

This year’s Wisconsin Conservation Congress Annual Spring Hearings will offer another opportunity for the public to weigh in on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to conservation and fish and wildlife management in Wisconsin. For the first time, an online option will be provided for those who are not able to attend a hearing in person. Meeting attendees can also use their smart phones to cast their ballots.

The Spring Hearing process allows the public the opportunity to comment and register their support or opposition to DNR proposed rule changes as well as Congress proposals that could someday become the rules that regulate fishing, hunting, trapping and other outdoor recreation activities in Wisconsin.


Milwaukee Police Department Job Fair

Alderman Pérez invites community members to attend the Milwaukee Police Department’s Job Fair and Panel Discussion on Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2701 S. Chase Ave.

A career with MPD includes benefits like a competitive starting salary, a secure pension after 25 years, career advancement, and tuition reimbursements. Most importantly, MPD officers are the guardians of their communities and directly help people in need every day.

“I encourage all who are interested in a career with MPD to check out this event on Saturday,” said Ald. Pérez. “This is a great opportunity for those looking to make a positive change in their communities while protecting and serving the people of Milwaukee.”


Weekly Events 

On Belonging: The Moving Archive -- What Is Remembered

Saturday, March 9th

7:00 - 8:30 PM

The Warehouse

1635 West Saint Paul Avenue

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First Stage Theater Academy: Free Class Day 2019

 Saturday, March 9th

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

325 W Walnut St

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Favela Rising, Film Screening and Performance by Bembé 

Drum and Dance

Sunday, March 10th

Nō Studios 1037

West McKinley Avenue

For More Information


2019 MPS Student Job Fair

Wednesday, March 13th

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

UWM Student Union

2200 East Kenwood Boulevard

Wisconsin Ballroom

For More Information


Repositioning Nonprofits as a Force for Systems Change

Wednesday, March 13th

2:45 - 4:30 PM

Milwaukee Public Library Washington Park Branch

2121 North Sherman Boulevard

For More Information


Milwaukee Career Fair - Live Recruiting/Hiring Event

Thursday, March 14th

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee-Brookfield

18155 West Bluemound Road

Brookfield, WI 53045

For More Information


Brainspotting Training - Phase One

Friday, March 15th 8:30 AM -

Sunday, March 18th 6:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport

5890 South Howell Avenue

For More Information


Yoga @ the Museum

Saturday, March 16th

8:15 - 9:30 AM

Milwaukee Art Museum

700 North Art Museum Drive

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One MWE - Intergenerational Brunch 2019

Saturday, March 16th

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Snifters Tapas & Spirits

606 South 5th Street

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A Tribute to Heroes: Healing Through the Outdoors 

Saturday, March 16th

4:00 - 9:00 PM


3000 W Wisconsin Ave 

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