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People of Faith United for Justice Advocacy Day at the Capitol, April 11, Madison

Are you someone who cares about children? Who knows that safe, clean drinking water matters to children’s development? Who knows how crucial the first five years are for children’s future success? Who understands that all children and their families need reliable access to health care? Your elected representatives need to hear from you. Your voice matters. Your story is needed. Come to People of Faith United for Justice!

The Wisconsin Legislature is beginning to work on the state budget for 2019-21. Your legislators need to hear stories that show how the decisions they are making affect the lives of their constituents – you and your neighbors. You may have had your own personal experience with one of these issues, or you may know someone else who has. But in any case, it’s important that legislators know you care about how the budget impacts your community, and that you are paying attention to what they say and how they vote.

Making sure that children have what they need to grow up healthy is an essential concern for all communities and a fundamental moral obligation for any society. We are called as faithful advocates to speak up for the children in our state, to ensure that this budget provides them with the supports they need to grow up to become healthy, thriving adults. That is why, on April 11, people of faith will come to the State Capitol and ask our legislators to:

  • Ensure there is access to clean drinking water in every part of our state;
  • Accept federal funding to expand BadgerCare so more low-income families can afford health care; and
  • Support more affordable early childhood education for working parents, as well as education and better pay for child care workers.

People of Faith United for Justice will be held Thursday, April 11 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison. It is sponsored by Wisconsin Council of Churches, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Lutheran Office for Public Policy, Madison Area Urban Ministry, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Madison and Wisconsin Jewish Conference.
Will you join us in speaking up for a better future for Wisconsin’s children? Register today! Registration is $50 (lunch is not guaranteed if you register after April 5). Some scholarships are available – please apply by email.

Peter Bakken
WCC Public Policy Coordinator

Read more public policy focus from Dr. Peter Bakken here

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