|May 3, 2022
LWV-Appleton Fox Cities recommends your immediate action on these two important issues.Due to their urgency, please call AND follow up with an email as soon as possible:
Call Senator Tammy Baldwin's office at 202-224-5653.
Call Senator Ron Johnson's office at202-224-5323.
1. Identify yourself - name and address.
2. Ask that the Equal Rights Amendment be published.Thanks to the State of Virginia's action a few years ago, it has now been passed by enough states.
Click here for background information
3. Ask the Senate to codify Roe v Wade into law.The House has already passed it. https://reproductiverights.org/historic-vote-house-passes-womens-health-protection-act/
4. Express urgency for the Senate to act.
5. Ask them to follow up with you and thank them.
Election Hero Day is April 12 and we want to show our support for election heroes at all levels around the state, including our local clerks and poll workers who work hard to ensure our elections are accurate, safe, and accessible. Our state election heroes work tirelessly behind the scenes during election cycles and deserve high praise for everything they do. It is important that we show them our support. Here are some ways to get involved:
Legislative Town Hall — February 7
Hear what our elected officials say about upcoming legislation.
Our third Legislative Town Hall is Monday, February 7 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. All area Wisconsin legislators have been invited to participate to share their legislative priorities. Senators Andre Jacque, Robert Cowles, and Roger Roth along with Representatives Ron Tusler, Jim Steineke, Gary Tauchen, Rachel Cabral-Guevara, and Lee Snodgrass were invited.
Questions on topics of importance to the Appleton-Fox Cities region were developed by our League and submitted to participating legislators a few days before the event. Constituent questions round out the evening, promising a good read on where our representatives in Wisconsin stand. Don’t miss it.
Fair Maps Rally @ Houdini Plaza — January 21
With the Wisconsin Supreme Court making their decision in mid-January on redistricting maps, Fair Maps Rallies were held on Friday, January 21, in 16 different cities all over Wisconsin. Their purpose was to call attention to the overwhelming public opposition to gerrymandering.
In Appleton, the rally was held at Houdini Plaza downtown. Our League was co-sponsor of this nonpartisan event along with the Outagamie County Fair Maps group.
Appleton’s Climate Resiliency Task Force Report — January 19
Learn what’s recommended for Appleton’s community resilience to the climate crisis.
Wednesday, January 19 marked the presentation of the recommendations from Appleton’s Climate Resiliency Task Force. After two years of research and study, this task force presented a 65-page report on its recommendations to Mayor Jake Woodford and Common Council members.
LWV Appleton-Fox Cities presented our advocacy positions on this important report. They were developed using the extensive support positions developed in our League’s two-year study of climate issues.