Friday, February 12, 2010

Wisconsin Churches Lobby IN-FAVOR of Global Warming Bill!

Chicago-Style Community Organizing In WI

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Wisconsin has worked faithfully with dozens of allies throughout our state to act democratically.
WISDOM of Wisconsin has grown again!
With the addition of NAOMI in Wausau, we are now 10 organizations.
WISDOM brought over 300 people to Madison to send clear messages to our legislature in March.
We won in-state tuition rates for children of undocumented workers in our state. We started a series of 2-day training for dozens of new leaders
In Kenosha, CUSH held a rally of more than 650 people for Immigrant Rights.
In Racine, RIC got the Mayor to agree to form an Immigrant Commission, to meet with the heads of every City department on a regular basis to advise them about the needs of immigrants.
In Milwaukee, MICAH passed the MORE ordinance – a ground-breaking measure that will require everyone who does business with the City to hire more local, underemployed people and to pay them prevailing wage. In Waukesha County, SOPHIA got a fiscally conservative County Board to greatly increase its budget for an Alcohol Treatment Court and other alternatives to incarceration
In the Fox Valley, ESTHER held huge rallies for Health Care reform, earning them national recognition , national news coverage, and increased attention from allies AND adversaries.
In Green Bay, JOSHUA collected over 450 petitions to end ICE raids and presented them to our local Congressmen, and organized 400 people for a health care rally.
In Eau Claire, JONAH’s Environmental Task Force got the County to fund and implement a major new recycling initiative.
In La Crosse, AMOS held its first-ever fundraising banquet and published its first-ever fundraising Ad Book.
In Beloit, JOB held two major training events which set the stage for them to expand to become a regional organization which will include Madison and several surrounding counties.
ILA, for WISDOM there is no turning back, as we join the rest of Gamaliel in moving powerfully through the Gateway to the Future.

STOP Wisconsin's Global Warming Bills!

Governor Doyle's Global Warming Bills (Senate Bill 450/Assembly Bill 649) are being fast-tracked through the State Legislature. These bills will have an absolutely devastating impact on Wisconsin especially since we have already lost over 163,000 jobs in the last year. Wisconsin can not afford for the Legislature to pass even a compromised version of either SB450 or AB649.

Learn more about the impact of these bills:
Journal Sentinel
Sen. Grothman Statements
Rep. J. Ott Testimony

Action Items:
1. Contact your legislators and share your thoughts with them.
2. Attend and testify at the public hearing. If you can not make it, email your testimony to the committee members and ask that it be part of the committee record. Senate Committee and Assembly Committee
3. Spread the word quickly!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Obama Surrendering Internet to Foreign Powers

Look no further than China's recent move against Google to censor the Internet, and you can envision what can happen when other nations less free than the United States seek to control the Internet beyond even their own borders.

America needs to wake up. If we lose control over the management of the Internet, we have given away one of our nation's greatest assets with nothing in return to show for it.

The Obama administration's actions will set in motion a slow and complete takeover of the Internet by the United Nations or some other equally U.S.-hostile and unfriendly international body. And once it is gone, it will be gone forever.

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Texas Board of Education May Rewrite History by Erasing References to Patriotism and Religion

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Stossel Investigation

Media Fraud?

Conference of Catholic Bishops Exec Chaired Pro-Abortion, LGBT Rights Group

A national group that promotes abortion and homosexual rights has deep ties with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, according to a report released Monday. Top USCCB executive John Carr held simultaneous leadership roles, creating a conflict of interest, with the USCCB and the radical Center for Community Change. “The closer we look at the Bishops’ Conference [staff and programs], the more we find a systemic pattern of cooperation with evil,” said Michael Hichborn, American Life League’s lead researcher into the USCCB scandal. “The CCC has lodged itself into the highest places of power in the USCCB while working to promote abortion and homosexuality.”

John Carr is the USCCB executive director of the Department of Justice Peace and Human Development which oversees the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). He has been employed by the USCCB since 1987. John Carr’s relationship with the Center for Community Change goes back at least to 1983, serving in leadership roles from 1999 to 2006 – including as chairman of the board. The Reform CCHD Now report details the organization’s promotion of abortion, “reproductive rights” and homosexuality as among the CCC’s core advocacy focuses.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

WI Letting Criminals Out Early

The state Department of Corrections announced the early release of twenty-two inmates last week– the first Wisconsin prisoners let out under 2009’s sweeping sentencing modifications. In 15 of those cases, or nearly 70 percent of cases, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute has found elected judges had previously denied the inmates’ early release.
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