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This week, Governor Evers announced the official application and selection process for The People’s Maps Commission, the nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw fair, impartial maps following the 2020 U.S. Census.

Nonpartisan redistricting is widely supported, with 51 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, representing approximately 78% of Wisconsinites, having passed resolutions or referenda supporting nonpartisan redistricting in our state. That is why The People’s Maps will directly reflect the will of the people all over Wisconsin, and put the power back in the hands of Wisconsinites, and not special interests groups, lobbyists, and politicians.

Details about applying, eligibility requirements, the selection process, and the responsibilities of the Commission are available on the People’s Maps Commission website.

View full statement.

Gov. Evers Announces People's Maps Commission Application and Selection Processes.

Sincerely,

 

JON ERPENBACH
State Senator
27th District

 

 

Protect Yourself and Others, Wear a Mask

It's on all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19, and wearing a mask is an important tool to protect everyone in our community.

CDC Considerations:

  • People should wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
  • Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.

Also, don't forget to continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and choose to stay home when you're able.

Learn more about ways to protect yourself from COVID-19:

Learn more -CDC.

Learn more - DHS. 

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Individual Income Tax Filing Deadline

The July 15 individual income tax filing deadline is coming up! If you haven't already, prepare and file your taxes now.

Learn more. 

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Child Care Counts: COVID-19 Emergency Payment Program

In order to ensure parents are able to return to work, Wisconsin needs child care programs to be open, fully staffed, and able to care for children, ages 0-13.

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) is supporting the growing demand for child care access for essential workforce families by assisting in the launch of a number of payment programs to support child care providers.

Application Period 3 - June 29 - July 10, 2020 - Application Period Closes July 10


Applications must be submitted through the Provider Portal by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020. 

Learn more here.

 

Register today - July 15th Drive Thru Job Fair

The Wisconsin Workforce Development Association (WWDA) and partners across the state are hosting the first-ever statewide Drive Thru Job Fair on July 15th from 12-4 p.m.  Additional information regarding locations, how employers can submit information about open positions, and instructions for job seekers can be found here: https://www.wwda.org/drive-thru-job-fair.

 

 

Gov. Evers Announces Statewide Efforts to Distribute PPE to Schools, Food Processors, Businesses

Gov. Tony Evers announced additional efforts to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to schools, food processors, and businesses across the state. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) will begin shipping more than 2 million cloth face masks and more than 4,200 infrared thermometers to K-12 public, charter, and private schools throughout the state. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is also helping to facilitate the delivery of approximately 60,000 masks to local food processors and businesses.

Learn more.

  

 

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. 

 

Following the Cheese Trail: The Ultimate ‘Cheesecation’ Through Wisconsin

The article, titled “Following the Cheese Trail: The Ultimate ‘Cheesecation’ Through Wisconsin,” maps out a cheese trail for a short weekend away or a day trip from home and highlights award-winning and uniquely-Wisconsin spots along the way, including Roelli Cheese Haus, Stoney Acres Pizza Farm & Brewery, Marieke Gouda & Penterman Farm, Fromagination, New Glarus and Lake Geneva. 

View the article by MACAIRE DOUGLAS.

 


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 

24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline

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. 

 

 
 
Contacting My Office

Feel free to contact me with any inquiries. Please visit my website for press releases and other Capitol updates.