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June 7, 2012

     

CONTACT ME


Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or opinions you might have.

Office Phone: (608) 266-7505
Toll-free Phone: (800) 361-5487

Email:

Sen.Larson@legis.wi.gov

 

Mailing Address:

State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707

 

Web Site:

SenatorChrisLarson.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS
 

Supporting our neighbors and being involved in our community is of the utmost importance. Some community events that might be of interest to you and your family are listed below. 
 

 

The 45th Anniversary Summerfest Tribute Exhibit
Date: Now through Sat., September 15
Location: Milwaukee
Description: Summerfest and Discovery World have joined forces to showcase the extensive history and memorabilia collected over the past 44 years of Summerfest in a special anniversary exhibit. This tribute exhibit will showcase never-before-seen Summerfest autographed memorabilia, historical photos, posters, and promotional items. CLICK HERE or call (414) 765-9966 for more information.

Discovery World (MAP)
500 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Downtown Dining Week
Date: Thurs., June 7 through Thurs., June 14
Location: Milwaukee
Description: Back for its 7th year, Downtown Dining Week hosts over 40 destination eateries with prix fixe menus at $10 for lunch and $20 or $30 for dinner. Reservations are strongly encouraged. CLICK HERE or call (414) 220-4700 for more information and a list of menus.


PrideFest
Date: Fri., June 8 through Sun., June 10
Location: Milwaukee
Description: Attend this annual festival that was founded in 1988 by the LGBT community. Every year, Pridefest attracts thousands of people and families, both gay and straight. With permanent stages, food buildings, vendor pavilions, and support from Milwaukee World Festivals, PrideFest kicks-off Milwaukee’s festival season. PrideFest is open from 3 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to Midnight on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $15 for a single-day ticket at the gate or $12 online. A weekend pass is $25. CLICK HERE or call (414) 273-3378 for more information.

Henry Maier Festival Park (MAP)
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
 

 

South Shore Park Watch's Spring Planting Day

Date: Sat., June 9 from 9 a.m. to Noon

Location: Bay View

Description: Help the South Shore Park Watch beautify our local South Shore Park by planting native wildflowers and grasses in the bluff restoration area. Meet at the trailhead near the playground. No tools or experience are necessary.

CLICK HERE for more information.

 

South Shore Park (MAP)

2900 South Shore Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53207



Locust Street Festival
Date: Sun., June 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee
Description: Join our neighbors at the Locust Street Festival in Riverwest for its 36th year. There will be 20 bands on six outdoor stages, over 100 unique vendors and the famous 1.8-mile beer run/walk. Admission is free. The festival will be held at Locust Street between Holton Street and Humboldt Boulevard. CLICK HERE for more information.


Vintage Baseball Match
Date: Sun., June 10 at 1 p.m.
Location: Cudahy
Description: Come watch a vintage baseball match between two Milwaukee teams. The teams will play according to 1860s rules and customs. The game is free and will be a great experience for the whole family.

Cudahy Park (MAP)
3000 E. Ramsey Avenue
Cudahy, WI 53110


Polish Fest
Date: Fri., June 15 through Sun., June 17
Location: Milwaukee
Description: Do not miss America’s largest Polish festival as Milwaukee’s Polish Fest returns to the Summerfest grounds. This three-day festival features cultural performances, authentic Polish food, vodka tastings, a Saturday night fireworks display, and much more. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors at the gate. Kids 15 and younger are free. As always, there are plenty of ways to save some money when stopping by, including 50 cent Friday and an option to donate three non-perishable food items to Hunger Task Force for free admission on Saturday. CLICK HERE or call (414) 273-3378 for more information.

Henry Maier Festival Park (MAP)
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Lakefront Festival of Arts
Date: Fri., June 15 through Sun., June 17
Location: Milwaukee
Description: The 50th annual Lakefront Festival of the Arts is a three-day showcase of paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more. Featuring 176 jury-selected artists from across the nation, the festival raises funds that help the Milwaukee Art Museum acquire new works for the Museum’s permanent collection. Attractions will include live music and entertainment, the Milwaukee Magazine Wine Garden, the sculpture garden, the PNC Children’s Experience, a Posters of Paris sand sculpture, and a silent auction. Admission to the festival is $15, but advance tickets are available for $8. CLICK HERE or call (414) 224-3200 for more information.

Milwaukee Art Museum (MAP)
700 N. Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
 

 

Peacemakers' Day Camp

Date: Sat., June 16 through
Wed., June 20

Location: Milwaukee

Description: The mission of Peacemakers' Day Camp is to provide peacemaking skills to a diverse group of children in a safe, fun environment. The teachers, staff, and teen counselors - all of whom are volunteers - are committed to working together to guide the campers and to respond to group and individual needs. Through play, discussion, projects, helping others, and interacting with nature, campers gain confidence in themselves as peacemakers. Every day, campers learn and practice various skills such as giving put-ups, building peace bridges, compromising, negotiating, and sharing respect. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Peacemakers' Day Camp
3224 N. Gordon Place  Milwaukee, WI 53212
 


Juneteenth Day
Date: Tues., June 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee
Description: Milwaukee's Juneteenth Day celebration marks the date that slaves in Galveston, Texas heard the news of the Emancipation Proclamation. The 2012 street festival features kid games, exhibits, soul food, music, a parade, and more. The parade kicks off the event, while live entertainment features local African dance groups and a variety of musical groups. Soul food and other festival favorites are available all day long. Stop by this free event located at Martin Luther King Drive, between Burleigh and Center Streets. CLICK HERE or call (414) 372-3770 for more information.


Crime Prevention
Date: Fri., June 22 at 10 a.m.
Location: Cudahy
Description: Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your home. This event is presented by the Cudahy Police Department and will teach you practical tips that will help you feel more safe and secure. CLICK HERE or call (414) 481-9611 for more information.

Kelly Senior Center (MAP)
6100 S. Lake Drive
Cudahy, WI 53110


Greek Fest
Date: Fri., June 22 through Sun., June 24
Location: West Allis
Description: Attend the 47th annual Greek Fest at the State Fairgrounds. This event will feature a variety of entertainment, including live Greek music, games, authentic dance performances, and rides for the kids throughout the weekend.
The traditional performances are popular, but the biggest draw at this festival is the food. The Friday fish fry is a staple, along with authentic Greek chicken, souvlaki, gyros, saganaki, lamb dinners, and loukoumathes (deep fried dough balls drizzled in honey). Admission is free. Parking is $4 for cars and Motorcycles park free. CLICK HERE or call (800) 884-3247 for additional information.

Wisconsin State Fair Park (MAP)
640 S. 84th Street
West Allis, WI 53214


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friend,

 

Given that all eyes have been on Wisconsin's June elections, this week's newsletter will focus on issues and legislative initiatives related to elections in our state.


Sincerely,

Chris Larson
State Senator, District 7

 

 

 

Moving Wisconsin Forward

With the power change in the Senate, the people of Wisconsin have put the brakes on the extreme policies and politics that resulted from unilateral Republican control over the past 18 months. Wisconsin now has the opportunity to restore balance to our government by setting a new course. This path should encourage swifter economic recovery, better reflect our shared values, and aim to heal our divided state. I am calling on the governor and Assembly to work with the Senate to help get Wisconsin moving forward. Below are just a few of the priorities that need to be addressed.

 

Jobs & Economy

The numbers do not lie. While the nation has added jobs every month for 17 straight months and neighboring states all posted job gains this past year, Wisconsin has fallen tragically behind. A nationwide report released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Wisconsin lost 12,500 jobs from January 2011 to January 2012, more than any other state over the past year. In fact, Wisconsin is one of only six states to lose jobs in the past year, and our job losses are more than three times higher than the next state on that unfortunate list. We need to get Wisconsin moving in the right direction with the rest of the nation when it comes to job creation and economic development. Below is a list of just some legislative proposals that that could help get Wisconsin moving on job creation:

  • Expand the Workforce Advancement Training Program and create grants to assist local businesses with expanding and diversifying (SB 316/AB 431)

  • Direct the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to develop, implement, and fund a program to link businesses that need more qualified workers with Wisconsin's technical colleges so they can provide the necessary training for those businesses to grow (AB 575)

  • Give the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation the authority to award grants to Wisconsinites trying to qualify for income and franchise tax credits to improve or expand their business (AB 90)

  • Increase the amount of tax credits available for dairies to continue modernizing facilities and employ workers for these projects (SB 120/AB 186)

  • Use unexpected surplus transportation funds to restore cuts to our mass transit systems ensuring neighbors can continue commuting to their jobs each day (SB 436/AB 577)

Education

The choices we make regarding education in Wisconsin will play a significant role not only in the success of our children, but also in determining the economic success of our state and local businesses. In his budget, Governor Walker chose to cut education by $1.6 billion. The negative impact of these cuts can already be seen in communities across Wisconsin through decreased educational opportunities, teacher layoffs, increased class sizes, and school closures. Additionally, most schools expect to see a second round of severe budget cuts for the next school year.

 

This attack on education does not represent Wisconsin's values and runs counter to our aim of increasing job creation and economic vitality. It is time that we work together on initiatives that invest in all levels of education and ensure that those education dollars are being spent wisely. Below is a list of just some of the legislative initiatives that that could help get Wisconsin's K-12 and higher education systems back on track:

  • Implement Superintendent Evers' "Fair Funding for our Future" plan

  • Implement the School Accountability Task Force's recommendations by introducing legislation aimed at creating a unique accountability plan that would be required of all schools that receive taxpayer money

  • Hold voucher schools to the same educational standards as public schools, such as providing quality services for children with disabilities and requiring licensure of teachers

  • Develop grants for technical colleges to provide additional training in advanced manufacturing skills (SB 40/AB 97)

  • Reinstate legislation to ensure Wisconsin's youth receive comprehensive sex education that includes information about both abstinence and contraception, which 87% of voters support and helps reduce unplanned pregnancy and transmission of STDs

Accountability and Transparency

As Wisconsinites, we have sought to preserve accountability and transparency in our government since the days of fighting Bob LaFollette a century ago. This is illustrated by our laws requiring open meetings and records, and thoughtful checks and balances in our government structures.

Regardless of which party is in control, it is always better to error on the side of more accountability and transparency, not less. Below is a list of just some of the proposals I would like to see progress to increase accountability and transparency in state government on behalf of all Wisconsinites:

  • Track all state agency operation expenditures exceeding $100 on a public, searchable Internet Web site (SB 565)

  • Create efficiencies and tax savings by having a nonpartisan audit of large state agencies every five years (SB 506)

  • Require our State Legislature to comply with existing open meetings laws by adopting a constitutional amendment (AJR 52)

Whether its education, the economy, government accountability, or other state issues, the Legislature offers a free email notification system that alerts subscribers of legislative activities relating to issues they have identified as important. This is an excellent way to keep informed about the issues that are important to you as they progress through the legislative process.

 

Click here for more information.
 


 

Increasing Transparency for Legal Defense Funds

This past Friday, I signed onto the Legal Defense Fund Transparency Act, legislation aimed at encouraging greater accountability and transparency by our elected officials. This bill would establish strict disclosure requirements for donations to and expenditures from legal defense funds created by elected officials.

 

According to the Government Accountability Board, Wisconsin Statutes permit a state government official who is being investigated for or charged with a violation of campaign finance laws or prohibited election practices to establish a legal defense fund. The expenditures in this fund can then be used to support or defend the candidate while that person is being investigated for, charged with, or convicted of a violation of those chapters.

 

The Legal Defense Fund Transparency Act (LRB 4300) contains reasonable, commonsense disclosure requirements, including:

  • Any official who transfers money from a campaign account to a legal defense fund must disclose which donor or donors consented to have their donation transferred to the defense fund and the amount authorized by the donor within seven days of making the transfer

  • Any official who receives a direct donation to a defense fund must release the name of the donor and the amount of the donation within seven days of receiving the donation

  • Any expenditure from the defense fund to pay for legal bills for the official who created the fund or for the legal bills of the official’s agent must be disclosed within seven days

Click here to view a copy of the Legal Defense Fund Transparency Act.

 

The need for this legislation has become increasingly evident in recent months as Governor Walker has refused to provide the public with information about the money being funneled in and out of his legal defense fund. The existence of this fund was not known by the public until March 2012. Additionally, Governor Walker has yet to disclose to the people of Wisconsin who is paying for his legal bills and if anyone else is benefiting from the donations made to his legal defense fund.

It is our hope that Governor Walker will lead by example and voluntarily disclose this information to the public. Wisconsin has a proud tradition of transparent government that has been severely tarnished during the last 18 months and we believe that action by Governor Walker is necessary to restore this reputation.

 

 

Reforming Our Elections

During the past few years, it has become increasingly apparent that our elections are being hijacked by special interests. Much of this is a result of the recent Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision, which allows corporations to make unlimited contributions to political campaigns.

Since the decision was handed down, spending on political campaigns has exploded, jeopardizing the integrity of our elections. Instead of the people choosing the best representative for their community, our elections are now vulnerable to being sold to the highest bidder.

 

The influence of special interests was especially noticeable in the most recent recall elections, particularly with the gubernatorial race. In this single race, over $63 million was spent with $3.9 million being spent by Tom Barrett, $30.5 million being spent by Scott Walker, and nearly $29 million being spent by non-candidate groups.

 

In an effort to help ensure that our long-standing tradition of transparent, accountable government continues in Wisconsin, I supported a number of legislative initiatives this session to help reform our elections and ensure that those in office are working on behalf of the voters, not their donors. Please continue reading for a brief description of just some of these initiatives:

  • Strengthen Campaign Finance Laws (SB 446) – Brings transparency to all campaign expenditures within 60 days of an election through constitutional reporting requirements

  • ALEC Accountability Act (AB 621) – Decreases the influence of special interests that draft and push model legislation by having them follow the same guidelines as other lobby groups and prevents using tax dollars to help fund this corporate front group

  • Independent Redistricting Commission (SJR 68) – Changes our Constitution by reassigning redistricting responsibility from the Legislature to an independent redistricting commission to prevent gerrymandering and using the process to prevent voters from holding their elected officials accountable

  • Comprehensive Court Reforms (Multiple Bills) – Increases transparency and reduces the role of partisan politics in judicial elections through legislation created during the 2010 Interim Legislative Council Study Committee on Judicial Discipline and Recusal

 

 

Update on IDs for Voters

In March 2012, 2011 Wisconsin Act 23 was ruled unconstitutional and two separate Circuit Court judges ordered government officials to halt requiring voters to present a valid photo ID when casting their vote. It was stated in the ruling that 2011 Wisconsin Act 23 carried a severe risk of disenfranchising voters and was suspended based on the vital public interest at stake in allowing full participation in elections.

This controversial legislation also contains several provisions not related to presenting valid photo identification while voting, including changes to Wisconsin’s laws regarding residency and absentee voting. These provisions are still in effect. While the merits of this law are being examined, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will continue to provide free state ID cards to Wisconsinites.

This court ruling remains in the appeals process, meaning that current procedures may change based upon whether the courts irrefutably determine 2011 Wisconsin Act 23 to be constitutional or unconstitutional. I will keep you updated on any changes regarding implementation of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23.

 

Click here for more information from the Government Accountability Board's Web site.
 

 

 

Ask Chris

I often have neighbors contact me looking for my perspective on various local and state issues. I very much appreciate our neighbors' questions and want to dedicate a portion of my newsletter to common questions that I hear to maintain an open dialogue. Please continue reading for this week's question.

 

Q: I get way too many political phone calls during election season. How can I be removed from call lists?

 

A: As you may know, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection maintains a No Call List of individuals who do not wish to be contacted by telemarketers in their homes. However, the No Call List does not cover calls made for noncommercial purposes, such as calls from politicians, advocacy groups, or campaign organizations. While these groups are not required to keep organization-specific Do Not Call lists like telemarketers, many do, and it is possible to request removal of your phone number from their contacts.

Unwanted phone calls can be frustrating, particularly when you are receiving many calls from a variety of groups. Political organizations and candidates running for office are not allowed to coordinate call lists, making comprehensive removal from call lists difficult, as there is no "master list." This ban on collaboration was created to try and maintain integrity in our campaign finance laws. In addition, mass-callings can be contracted out to companies rather than performed by the actual group or campaign.

This past session, legislation was introduced in the Assembly to change state regulation of telephone solicitation. Assembly Bill 111 was introduced on April 27, 2011, and would have prohibited the use of prerecorded telephone messages to individuals who registered on a state no-call directory. However, the bill did not reach a vote before session ended in March and would need to be reintroduced next year.

 

For more information about this or any other election-related issue, please feel free to contact my office or the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

 

 

 

Did You Know...

Did you know that every two years the state of Wisconsin releases a book that contains essential information for voters? This book is called the Wisconsin Blue Book and it is a valuable resource that offers contact information for elected officials, election results, a copy of our Constitution, and how the legislative process works in Wisconsin.

 

The Wisconsin Blue Book is made available free of charge to Wisconsinites. Please contact my office if you would like to receive a copy of the 2011-2012 Wisconsin Blue Book today.

 

 

 

Happy Father's Day

I encourage you to celebrate and thank the fathers in your life by taking advantage of some of the Father’s Day events in our community, which are listed below:
 

Father's Day Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

The Oak Creek Community Center will be hosting a Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast. There will be all you can eat pancakes, fresh fruit, a made to order omelet station, breakfast sausage, breakfast potatoes, coffee, and juice. There will also be raffle prizes. Tickets are on sale at the Community Center office.

 

Oak Creek Community Center (MAP)

8580 S. Howell Avenue

Oak Creek, WI 53154

 

Click here or call (414) 768-5840 for more information.

 

Father’s Day at the Zoo
Sunday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All dads receive free admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo in honor of Father’s Day.

 

Milwaukee County Zoo (MAP)

10001 W. Blue Mound Road

Milwaukee, WI 53226

Click here or call (414) 256-5466 for more information.

 

Father's Day at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Sunday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All dads receive free admission on Sunday, June 17. There will be free movies in the Nickelodeon Theater and a grill special in the Museum Café.

 

Milwaukee Public Museum (MAP)

800 W. Wells Street

Milwaukee, WI 53233

Father's Day at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Sunday, June 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bring dad to the Schiltz Audubon Nature Center for the Father’s Day Firefly Frolic. After learning some fun facts about fireflies, you can head outside and see how many you can count and carefully catch (and release). Nets and jars will be provided.

 

Schiltz Audubon Nature Center (MAP)

1111 E. Brown Deer Road

Milwaukee, WI 53217

 

Click here or call (414) 352-2880 for more information.

 

 

It's CPR Awareness Week

National CPR Awareness Week runs from June 1 through June 7 and aims to encourage all of us to learn Hands-Only CPR. According to the American Heart Association, Hands-Only CPR, which is CPR with just chest compressions, has been proven to be as effective as CPR with breaths in treating adult cardiac arrest victims. Infants, children under eight years old, and victims of drowning or respiratory issues still need conventional CPR with chest compressions and breaths.

 


 

Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. If not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. About 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.

Statistics show that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved as immediate CPR can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. Unfortunately, 70% of Americans may be helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they do not know CPR or their training has lapsed. This is likely to have a significant impact on our loved ones as four out of every five cardiac arrests occur at home.

Click here to learn how to perform Hands-Only CPR in just 60 seconds at the American Heart Association's Web site.

 

 

 

Community Farmer's Markets

Support our local economy this summer by frequenting one of Wisconsin's many farmer's markets. According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, there are many benefits to buying local for producers and consumers alike, including:

  • Strengthens Our Local Economy – Buying locally increases employment, attracts businesses to the area and ensures more money stays within our own community.

  • Supports Family Farms – The number of family farms in Wisconsin are decreasing. We need to keep these local farmers in business so that we preserve Wisconsin's rural landscape and farming tradition.

  • Fresher Food – Local food is fresher than food shipped from other states and countries. Additionally, locally grown foods tend to contain fewer pesticides.

  • Decreases Farm to Table Distance – On average food travels 1,500 miles to reach a consumer’s plate. Decreasing food miles lessens the impact on the environment and our dependence on oil.

  • Enhances Connection Between Producer and Consumer – Buying locally provides consumers the opportunity to connect with businesses and learn more about their growing and management practices.

Wisconsin is home to plenty of farmer's markets that can be found all across the state. We are fortunate to have many of them located right here in our community. Please see the list below to find a farmer's market near you:

 

Howell Avenue Farmers Market

Date: July through October
Time: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Location: US Bank at 4015 S. Howell Avenue in Milwaukee

 

East Town Market
Date: June 2 through October 6

Time: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Cathedral Square Park located at Kilbourn and N. Jefferson in Milwaukee

 

Click here or call (414) 271-1416 for more information.

East Side Green Market
Date: June 16 through October 13

Time: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Beans & Barley parking lot located at 1901 East North Avenue in Milwaukee
 

Click here or call (414) 272-5823 for more information.

South Shore Farmers Market
Date: June 16 through October 13 (except July 14)

Time: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon

Location: 2900 South Shore Drive in Milwaukee

 

Click here or for more information.

 

Cudahy Farmers Market
Date: May to November
Time: Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location Info: Municipal Parking Lot at 4700 S. Packard Avenue in Cudahy

 

South Milwaukee Downtown Market
Date: May 24 through October 11

Time: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Milwaukee & 11th Avenue in South Milwaukee
 

Click here or call (414) 704-6622 for more information.


Riverwest Garden Market
Date: June 17 through October 29

Time: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Garden Park located at the corner of Locust and Bremen Streets in Milwaukee
 

Click here or call (414) 367-9389 for more information.

 

 

Summer Activities in Our Community

Our community offers a wide variety of summer activities for families, children, and adults alike. Below are just a few activities that you can take part in this summer.
 

Cudahy Movie Nights

Thursday nights in June at 7 p.m.

This family-friendly event allows neighbors to watch movies outdoors in the community for free. Neighbors may bring blankets, lawn chairs, and refreshments to this event. Movies begin at dusk and will be held in Cudahy Park unless there is rain, in which case movies will play at the gym in General Mitchell Elementary. Below is a list of movies for the month of June:

  • June 7: ET

  • June 14: Cars 2

  • June 21: The Muppets

  • June 28: Grease

Cudahy Park (MAP)

3000 East Ramsey Avenue

Cudahy, WI 53110

 

Click here or call (414) 769-2222 for more information.

 

Milwaukee Trolley Loop
Now through Sunday, September 30
All aboard the Milwaukee Trolley Loop. This ride offers Milwaukeeans and visitors alike a connection to attractions and summer activities throughout West Town, East Town, the Historic Third Ward, Jazz in the Park, farmer's markets, and more. Two trolleys will service the route to offer 20-minute headways at designated stops. One complete loop is 40 minutes. Service will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fare is $1 per person, round trip.

 

Click here or call (414) 562-RIDE for more information.


Shop 2nd Saturdays
Every second Saturday of the month this summer
From jewelry and specialty gifts to gourmet foods and men's and women's fashions, look for great deals on unique merchandise in downtown Milwaukee. Along the way, shoppers will be treated to snacks, live music, local entertainment, and free two-hour on-street parking.

 

Click here for more information, including a complete list of locations and incentives.
 

 

 

Neighborhood Survey Available

I created a survey asking about various issues that are important to our community and our state. The input of neighbors is greatly appreciated.

Click here to download and print a copy of this survey, which you can return to my office via mail, email, or fax upon completion.

 

Click here to save a stamp and take the survey online.

 

I look forward to hearing your views on these important issues!

 

 

 

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