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Last week, Governor Evers announced a statewide mask mandate. The pandemic impacts the public health and our communities, in addition to the economy.  We are experiencing significant community spread of COVID-19. Wisconsin has lost 978 people to this virus to date. Until there is a vaccine, face masks are essential and the most efficient way of slowing the spread of Covid-19. My mask protects you, your mask protects me. Together we can slow the spread.

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Sincerely,

 

JON ERPENBACH
State Senator
27th District

 

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Farmers to Families Food Box Program 

The USDA announced that a third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program will take place between September 1, 2020, and October 31, 2020. This effort not only helps hungry families, but supports struggling farmers and vendors, as well.

 Learn more.

 

Wisconsin Farm Support Program 

Governor Evers announced $41.6 million has been distributed to 12,000 farmers through the Wisconsin Farm Support Program. This joint program of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin Department of Revenue was funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES). The goal of this program is to assist farmers with economic loss and further impact the pandemic has caused on farmers. Another round of applications will be accepted August 10-24.

Learn more.

Honoring Chief Justice Abrahamson

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s legacy as a public servant who’s commitment to fairly applying the law was unparalleled. She is the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the first woman to serve as chief justice, and the longest serving Supreme Court Justice in Wisconsin’s history. This week Governor Evers announced The Wisconsin Historical Society Library Reading Room will be named in her honor.  See the proclamation here.


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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