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100 years ago this week, Tennessee became the last state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment.  Here in Wisconsin, we are proud to have been one of the first states to uphold the amendment; however we must remember during this celebration that not ALL women were allowed to vote. Women of color had to continue fighting for their right to participate in our democracy. As we celebrate this historical moment, we must also continue our work to ensure voting is easy and accessible for every Wisconsinite.

Sincerely,

 

JON ERPENBACH
State Senator
27th District

 

DHS Releases Safety Guidelines for Schools

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has released a set of guidelines in preparation for schools reopening. Whether school is in-person or online, we know that our Wisconsin educators will protect the health and safety of children while providing the top-notch education Wisconsin is known for. Details include preventative measures, proper use of face coverings and also how to respond and contain outbreaks. See the Guidelines for the Prevention, Investigation, and Control of COVID-19 Outbreaks in K-12 Schools in Wisconsin, for more information.

 

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Women Who Inspire

 

First Lady Kathy Evers announced that Sharlen Moore has been named one of Wisconsin’s “Women Who Inspire.” This is a program which celebrates women who make Wisconsin stronger with their leadership, dedication to communities and critical hard work. Ms. Moore was nominated for her substantial social justice work in the Milwaukee area. Anyone is invited to nominate an inspiring woman by visiting the website below.

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Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt

The Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt released its final report.  The task force outlines how to address the growing student debt crisis in Wisconsin. For details, check out the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions website here.

 

Tour of Europe

Take a tour of Europe without ever leaving the country. Experience Swiss yodelers and Norwegian trolls in Wisconsin’s very own Mount Horeb and New Glarus communities. These towns are featured in National Geographics website. Take a socially distanced road trip in our own backyard to stay close to home and support local businesses!

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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. 

 

 
 
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