February 25, 2011
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.
Kids Cupcake Decorating Class
Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learn fun and delicious ways to decorate chocolate cupcakes. Each child will get to practice hands-on with their own cupcake. Must be 10 or older to participate. Cost is $8. All proceeds from the class will be donated to the Whole Planet Foundation. Please call to pre-register. CLICK HERE for more information.
Whole Foods Market (MAP)
2305 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.
Attend this jazz music festival showcasing Grammy Award-winning artist and Milwaukee native Brian Lynch and other Milwaukee professional jazz artists. This event will also feature student jazz performers from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MAP)
1047 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Local Food & Farmer Open House
March 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Find out how to buy meat, dairy, cheese and eggs directly from local farmers. Also, learn more about purchasing a harvest share through a Community Supported Agriculture to get a box of fresh produce each week during the season. Food will also be for sale at the event. CLICK HERE for more information.
Urban Ecology Center (MAP)
1500 E. Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Enclosed you will find updates for the Budget Adjustment Bill and voter ID legislation. Thursday's community meeting with Rep. Richards, Alderman Kovac and myself is also discussed.
As usual, please feel
free to contact me with any questions, concerns or opinions you may have
about our community or our state.
|Assembly Republicans Force Passage of Budget Adjustment Bill|
In an unprecedented move Assembly
Democrats were limited on how long they could speak and even how many
amendments they could introduce, as they struggled to alter Governor
Walker’s Budget Adjustment Bill. In the early morning hours on Friday,
Republican leadership abruptly ended debate and forced a vote on passage
before most Democrats could take their chairs to vote against the
|Community Meeting Update|
Around 350 neighbors attended the
Town Hall Meeting at St. Mark's Episcopal Church to discuss the Budget
Adjustment Bill as well as the soon-to-be-introduced 2011-2013 Budget.
This type of open public dialogue would not have happened without the support of the following groups: Eastside Milwaukee Community Council, Greenwich Village Association, Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Association, Mariners Neighborhood Association, Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Prospect Avenue Neighborhood Association, and Riverside Park Neighborhood Association.
Bill to Restrict Voting Advances
Legislation that would restrict
voting by requiring Wisconsin voters to present valid photo
identification each election reached the Senate Floor on Thursday,
February 24. The bill, Senate Bill 6, was quickly passed to the
unamendable stage, where it awaits final Senate passage pending
constitutional quorum. The bill also needs to pass the Assembly.
Town Hall Meeting on Monday
Monday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee's Union Ball Room West
There will be a town hall meeting at the UW-Milwaukee campus on Monday to discuss the effects of ending same-day registration and voter ID legislation.
Guest speakers will include Sen. Lena Taylor, Rep. Sandra Pasch, Rep. Chris Sinicki, Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Nik Kovac and myself.
Please CLICK HERE for more information.
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