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In the middle of a global pandemic, the Trump administration is calling on the Supreme Court to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could cause over 20 million Americans to lose their insurance, including around 224,000 Wisconsinites. Additionally, it would kick those under the age of 26 off of their parent’s insurance, and would remove protections for pre-existing conditions. This is a repulsive and indefensible act by an Administration that is meant to be protecting those they serve. We should be working to expand health care, not reduce access. 

 

Sincerely,

 

JON ERPENBACH
State Senator
27th District

 

 

5-year Anniversary of Marriage Equality

Today is the 5-year anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which made marriage equality the law of the land.

While we celebrate Pride Month and this historic decision by the Supreme Court, let us not forget how far we still have to go to ensure that Wisconsin is a more equitable, just, and accepting place for everyone. 

 


Wiscovered

The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance built a new tool - WisCovered.com - to help connect Wisconsinites with free, expert help finding health insurance.

Learn more here. 

 

EXTENDED: We’re All In: Small Business Grant Program

Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the We’re All In Small Business Grant Program will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 Wisconsin small businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory.

The application period for We’re All In Business Grants has been extended until 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 26.

Learn more and apply here. 

 

COVID-19 Activity Level Data Dashboard

Built by DHS, the data dashboard consists of maps and tables that toggle between counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition (HERC) regions. The counties and regions are color-coded to indicate overall COVID-19 activity status, burden, and trajectory.

Learn more. 

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Wisconsin Farm Support Program

DATCP: This is the last weekend eligible farmers can apply for payments through the Wisconsin Farm Support Program! The online application and answers to common questions are available at https://revenue.wi.gov. Farmers can also call DOR at (608) 266-2772 or email DORFarmSupport@wisconsin.gov for assistance.

Learn more. 

 

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation 

Those who have exhausted their regular Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance benefits may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of benefits through the temporary federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. The program has now been deployed by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

What does this mean for you?

  • Individuals who are still filing at the time PEUC became available will be provided messaging in their claimant portal prior to exhausting benefits and will be able to submit a new initial application to continue their payment under PEUC.
  • Those who are no longer filing at that time will be identified and notified of potential eligibility by the Department by mail.

 

 

Grant helps Wisconsin libraries encourage summer learning 

A grant facilitated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is aiding libraries across the state to better support learning by utilizing an online platform that encourages patrons to participate in incentivized reading challenges.

Learn more.

 


Resources - 

During this difficult time it is worth reminding Wisconsinites that 211 exists to help when you don’t know where to turn. 211 is a resource managed by the United Way of Wisconsin. Call 2-1-1 or visit their website.

Office of Crime Victim Services

End Abuse Wisconsin 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522, or go to thehotline.org for free and confidential support.

Disaster Distress Hotline 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line 

Vets for Warriors 

Military One Source 

Resilient Wisconsin

Department of Corrections Helpline: The call center can be reached by members of the public Monday through Friday from 7:45am–4:30pm at (608) 240-5700.

Wisconsin Farm Center 

LGBTQ Crisis Line 

HopeLine Text Service 

Wisconsin Elder Abuse Hotline 

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline 


 

Looking for additional resources? If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to my office at Sen.Erpenbach@Legis.WI.Gov, or call (608) 266-6670. 

 

 
 
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