Day: July 1, 2018

Kiewit hosts Rep. Moore for Milwaukee Streetcar project tour

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and Kiewit Infrastructure Co. hosted Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI-4) for a tour May 30 of the Milwaukee Streetcar. Officials kicked off the tour at the City of Milwaukee Streetcar Operations and Maintenance Facility, focusing on the rail and station work Kiewit has done for the streetcar project …

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Jesuit-Educated Members of Congress Respond to Family Separation on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Chaos and political turmoil have been sparked recently by the Trump Administration’s “Zero-Tolerance” policy which has led to the prosecution of thousands of families who, fleeing violence in their home countries, have crossed the United States-Mexico border. This policy has also involved forcibly separating parents from their children. In the wake of the massive media …

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Scott Walker touts protecting border in ads, but mum on Trump's immigration stances

MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker is telling his backers that it is essential to protect the U.S. border with Mexico, but is refusing to say what he thinks of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and proposals. “Sign up if you support the National Guard defending the southern border,” Walker says in Facebook ads that show …

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Milwaukee submits bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — The City of Milwaukee has submitted a bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. In the letter for the bid, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city is prepared to provide a “first-class delegate experience and turn the national spotlight on America’s ‘fresh coast.’” “Milwaukee is an affordable and easily accessible …

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Rep. Moore leads in introducing bill to reauthorize support for domestic violence services

U.S. Reps. Gwen S. Moore, D-Wis. co-introduced a bill to reauthorize services and support for victims of domestic violence. Others to introduce the bill include Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. and Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. H.R. 6014 — the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act of 2018 — is the primary source of …

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Rep Gwen Moore Talks About the History of the 'Unworthy Poor' Myth

The way America thinks about poor people is no accident, according to Democratic Representative Gwen Moore. “Since the Jim Crow-era, we have seen Black people in particular being described as lazy, ne’er-do-wells, who just wanna game the system,” she explained. “Ronald Reagan really stepped up on that message when he invented a welfare queen and …

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One out of 10 Social Security offices has closed since 2000; seniors and politicians want to know why

A series of shutdowns across the country by the Social Security Administration is causing major difficulties for the elderly, people with disabilities and other beneficiaries, activists and political leaders say. The agency has closed about 125 of its approximately 1,250 offices since 2000 — a 10 percent reduction, part of what officials describe as a …

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Hundreds gathered in downtown Milwaukee for Families Belong Together Rally

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Hundreds gathered in front of the federal building in downtown Milwaukee for the “Families Belong Together” rally. There were more than 20 organized rallies throughout Wisconsin. “We are demanding an end to the zero humanity policy and we are demanding not only child but family detention because this is against everything …

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