Thursday, December 17, 2009

Measure to Advance Domestic Partnership Benefits to Milwaukee County Employees Fails

This morning the Milwaukee County Board failed in their effort to override the veto of County Executive Scott Walker on the matter of advancing the measure for Domestic Partner Benefits for Milwaukee County Employees.  The final vote to override was 12-7 which was one vote short of the necessary two-thirds to override the veto.  As a result, for now the advancement of domestic partner benefits to county employees has failed. 

Supervisors voting to override were:  Broaderick, Clark, Coggs, Dimitrijevic, Holloway, Johnson, Jursik, Larson, Lipscomb, Thomas, Weishan, and West.

Supervisors voting to sustain the veto were:  Borkowski, Cesarz, DeBruin, Mayo, Rice, Sanfelippo and Schmitt.

For now the matter is dead, but be watching for another attempt to be made in the near future for taxpayers to fund this new benefit.
 

Monday, December 14, 2009

Personnel Committee Votes to Recommend Sustaining Scott Walker’s Veto

This morning the Personnel Committee of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2 to recommend to the full County Board to sustain (support) the veto of County Executive Scott Walker as it relates to advancing the implementation of Domestic Partner Benefits to Milwaukee County employees.  Those voting to recommend sustaining the veto included Supervisors Borkowski, DeBruin, Rice, Sanfelippo and Schmitt.  Those voting against were Supervisors Larson and Jursik. The full County Board will meet this Thursday, December 17th at 9:30am. Supervisors can be contacted at (414) 278-4222 or at their individual numbers given on a previous post.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

MPS School Board Committee Votes Unanimously To Advance Free Condoms for Children

The public attending the School Board meeting last night waited until 11:25pm for the Board to take up the Administrator’s recommendation to provide free condoms to youth attending Milwaukee Public Schools.  After hearing from the public and deliberating amongst themselves, the School Board voted around 1:05am this morning to advance the proposal of providing free condoms to children in MPS.  The five committee members voting in favor of the measure include Directors Larry Miller, Terry Falk, Bruce Thompson, David Voeltner and Tim Petersons. 

It’s interesting to note that the front page of today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel read “Doyle calls session to alter MPS” .  The subtitle reads, “Spurred by poor math scores, he seeks action on mayoral takeover”.  Another subtitle on page 4A of the paper today regarding MPS reads, “Assessment puts students near bottom in nation”. While MPS continues to fail in teaching academic basics, they are front runners to promoting promiscuity among youth. 

The free condom distribution to children issue now goes before the full school board. The full board next meets on December 17th.  Milwaukee residents and taxpayers may contact the Office of the Board of Governance at (414) 475-8284 and the Superintendent’s office at (414) 475-8001.

 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Attempt to Override Veto of Domestic Partner Benefits Returns to County Board

On November 9th, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker cast a Veto on the attempt by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to offer new Domestic Partner Benefits to County employees.  One cost estimate put this new benefit at nearly 4 million dollars to the taxpayer.  This issue is back before the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors who will attempt to override the veto at their December 17th meeting.  Previously the domestic partner benefits were passed by the Board on a 13-6 vote enough to override the veto.  It is vital for Milwaukee County residents to contact their supervisors on this issue.  The phone number is (414) 278-4222.  Individual members of the County Board can be contacted as well:

District 1 – Theodore Lipscomb (414) 278-4257
District 2 – Toni Clark (414) 278-4278
District 3 – Gerry Broderick (414) 278-4237
District 4 – Marina Dimitrijevic (414) 278-4232
District 5 – Lee Holloway (414) 278-4261
District 6 – Joseph Rice (414) 278-4243
District 7 – Michael Mayo, Sr. (414) 278-4241
District 8 – Patricia Jursik (414) 278-4231
District 9 – Paul Cesarz (414) 278-4267
District 10 – Elizabeth Coggs (414) 278-4265
District 11 – Mark Borkowski (414) 278-4253
District 12 – Peggy West (414) 278-4269
District 13 – Willie Johnson, Jr. (414) 278-4233
District 14 – Christopher Larson (414) 278-4252
District 15 – Lynne DeBruin (414) 278-4263
District 16 – John Weishan, Jr. (414) 278-4255
District 17 – Joe Sanfelippo (414) 278-4247
District 18 – Johnny Thomas (414) 278-4259
District 19 – Jim “Luigi” Schmitt (414) 278-4273

 

Milwaukee Public Schools Considers Free Condom Distribution to Students

In an alarming move, health officials at Milwaukee Public Schools are wanting to make condoms available to students freely in several high schools. This measure is before the Innovation/School Reform Committee of the Milwaukee School Board who will take up this issue at its meeting, Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30pm at the MPS Administration Building, 5225 W. Vliet in Milwaukee.

It is vital for contacts to be made to the Milwaukee Public Schools Office of the Board of Governance at (414) 475-8284.

You may also email School Board members at governance@mail.milwaukee.k12.wi.us .

Further contacts can be made to the District Switchboard – Central Office at (414) 475-8393 and to Superintendent William Andrekopoulos at (414) 475-8001.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Public Hearing Set for Legalized Marijuana (For Medical Purposes) in Wisconsin

Committees in the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate are considering legislation that would bring about the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes in the State of Wisconsin.  A Public Hearing has been set for these bills, SB-368 and AB-554.  The Public Hearing will be held Tuesday, December 15th at 10:00am in Room 412 East in the State Capitol.  It’s important for Wisconsin residents to contact your legislators at 1-800-362-9472.  This legislation is backed by the ACLU.  And according to the November 16th posting on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker was “open to the idea” of scheduling a floor vote on the bill.  The lead Assembly sponsor, Mark Pocan said “he was confident the Assembly Public Health Committee would approve the bill and forward it to the full Assembly.”
 

Senator Kohl Dispatches His Representative to Washburn To Hear From Wisconsin Residents

Senator Herb Kohl is sending his regional representative Marjorie Bunce to Washburn on Friday, December 4th to meet with constituents.  His representative is there to hear from citizens if they have problems with any federal programs or if they have an opinion on any issue before Congress including such things as health care reform, cap and trade, ENDA, Judicial appointments or other legislation.  This meeting will be Friday, December 4th from 2:30-3:30pm in the Greenwood Room at the Washburn Library, 307 Washington Avenue in Washburn.
 

Verona Public Schools Lobbied To Include Domestic Partner Benefits

According to The Verona Press, The Verona Public Schools is being lobbied by the President of the Teacher’s Union, Dave Wallace to offer health benefits to the domestic partners of district employees.  It’s ironic that at a time when schools are clamoring for funding to offer “educational programs” that the union representing educators is seeking this new benefit at the expense of children and taxpayers.   It is important for residents and taxpayers in the Verona Public School system to contact the School Board with your views on this issue.  The main number to Verona Schools is:  (608) 845-4300.

Board members include:
Dennis Beres, President (608) 845-9305
Kathy Pielage, Vice President (608) 845-3396
Kenneth Behnke, Clerk (608) 845-9258
Amy Almond, Treasurer (608) 274-6137
Charyn Grandau, Deputy Clerk (608) 848-1211
Joanne Gauthier (608) 848-9729
Renee Zook (608) 848-4354
 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Milwaukee County Board Sends Domestic Partnership Measure Back to Committee

On Wednesday, November 18th the Milwaukee County Board on a unanimous vote sent the resolution relating to employee health benefits for domestic partners of County employees back to the Personnel Committee.  Please know the matter is not over, only delayed at this time.  The chair of the Personnel Committee is Paul Cesarz. Other members on the committee include Chris Larson, Mark Borkowski, Lynne DeBruin, John Weishan, Marina Dimitrijevic, and Johnny Thomas.  Milwaukee County Residents need to stay in contact with their Supervisors on this issue at (414) 278-4222.

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Milwaukee County Exec Scott Walker Vetoes Advance of Domestic Partner Benefits / Veto Override Vote To Occur

On Monday of this week, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker followed through on his promise and cast a veto on the groundwork being laid for providing domestic partner benefits to Milwaukee county employees.  The benefits would be provided for same sex domestic partners as well as opposite sex partners who choose not to marry, but shack up together.  Milwaukee County Supervisor Chris Larson is outraged by the veto accusing Scott Walker of launching "a misinformation campaign" and said passage of this measure is "an important first step in getting on the right side of history".  Supervisor Larson said, “this legislation must pass” and will fight to override Scott Walker’s veto.  This step of providing domestic partner benefits to county employees will likely come up for a veto override vote Wednesday, November 18th at 1:30pm in Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.  It is imperative for Milwaukee County residents to contact their County Supervisors at (414) 278-4222. 

Friday, November 6, 2009

WI Assembly Passes “Promiscuity for Youth” Bill

Last evening the Wisconsin Assembly passed AB-458.  The vote was rather partisan with every Democrat but one (Rep. Ziegelbauer) voting in favor of  the legislation to forbid schools which have Human Growth and Development to have an abstinence only education.  Every Republican voted against AB-458.  The legislation also opens the door for Planned Parenthood to teach the curriculum.  The measure now moves to the Wisconsin State Senate which will likely take up the issue in 2010 when their floor period resumes.
 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Milwaukee County Supervisors vote to approve next step toward Domestic Partner Benefits for County Employees

This morning on a 13-6 vote to Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted to require the Director of Administrative Services along with related departments to draft revisions to the county employee health plan to extend health benefit coverage to domestic partners of eligible Milwaukee County employees.  They are to present the revisions along with an estimated cost to the Personnel Committee and the Finance & Audit Committee no later than July 1, 2010.  Another vote will be necessary by the County Board to formally accept these new benefits once they receive the plan revisions and cost estimates. 

Voting in favor were Supervisors Broderick, Clark, Coggs, DeBruin, Dimitrijevic, Holloway, Johnson, Jursik, Larson, Lipscomb, Thomas, Weishan and West. 

Those voting against were Supervisors Borkowski, Cesarz, Mayo, Rice, Sanfelippo and Schmitt.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Milwaukee County Board Schedules Public Hearing on Budget

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will be holding a Public Hearing on the 2010 County Budget.  This budget (see below) was amended in committee recently to include Domestic Partner Benefits for County Employees, impose a new $20 wheel tax on vehicles in Milwaukee County.  The Public Hearing will be held Monday, November 2nd at 7pm at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 West Vliet St. in Milwaukee.
 

Full Assembly to Vote On “Promiscuity for Youth” Bill

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 458 which produces mass changes to the Human Growth and Development Curriculum promoting promiscuity is scheduled to be voted on in the Wisconsin State Assembly Tuesday, November 3rd.  (See below for further discussion/explanation on this Bill). 

Further, the Senate Education Committee held their public hearing on their version of the Bill (SB 324) and no doubt will be acting on it soon in committee.  To have your views heard Wisconsin residents may call the legislative hotline at 1-800-362-9472. 
 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Milwaukee County Supervisors Consider Domestic Partner Benefits

Despite the facing of a potential $80 million dollar shortfall, the Personnel Committee of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 4-2 to recommend the adoption of domestic partner benefits for County employees at a cost of multiple millions of dollars.  At the same time, to help raise revenue for other county needs the Budget Committee by a 4-3 vote passed a $20 wheel tax for every vehicle registered in the county.  This comes on top of the wheel tax City of Milwaukee residents are already paying.  Further, this comes at a time when the county may lay off up to 200 employees.  The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors next meet on Thursday, November 5th at 9:30am and the final budget is scheduled to be voted on Monday, November 9th at 8:30am.  County Executive Scott Walker has pledged to veto domestic partner benefits should they pass.  To contact your Milwaukee County Supervisor with your views on forcing taxpayers to fund new domestic partner benefits for county employees you may call (414) 278-4222. 

Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment

In November, 2006 the voters of Wisconsin passed Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment which states, “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.  A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state.”  Shortly after voters passed this amendment by a nearly 60% vote, William McConkey a political science and communications professor at UW-Oshkosh filed suit against the amendment.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court summarizes his case in this way:

Was Article XIII, Section 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution, commonly known as the marriage amendment, enacted in violation of the single subject rule set forth in Article XII, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution?

Can a voter who would have voted the same way on each of two propositions included in a single ballot referendum claim to have personally suffered a direct injury by an alleged violation of the single subject rule?

On Tuesday, November 3rd, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in this case.  We at VCY America ask that you be praying for the Justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court as they hear the oral arguments Tuesday and then deliberate their individual decisions. 
 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Assembly Education Committee Advances Promiscuity for Youth Bill

Today the Assembly Education Committee passed on a party line vote (8-5) Assembly Bill 458, legislation which will promote promiscuity among youth (see below). 

Voting for AB-458 were Representatives Pope-Roberts, Dexter, Hilgenberg, Sinicki, Hixson, Smith, Madcliffe, and Krusick.  

Voting against the legislation were Representaives Davis, Nass, Townsend, Vukmir and Nygren.

This moves the legislation on to the full Assembly.  The next Floor Session of the Assembly is Thursday, October 29th.  You may contact your State Representative at 1-800-362-9472.

The Senate Public Hearing on SB 324 will be held Thursday morning, October 29th at 9:30am in Room 201 Southeast in the State Capitol (see below for more details).

Monday, October 26, 2009

Promiscuity for Youth Bill Faces Vote in Assembly Committee / Public Hearing in Senate

Pro abortion advocates Lena Taylor and Tamara Grigsby introduced legislation in Wisconsin AB-458 and SB-324 regarding many changes in the instruction of human growth and development in Wisconsin Schools.
 
This legislation would require that there not be any bias or any instruction against any sexual orientation or against sexually active pupils. 

The legislation removes from the state statues the schools mission “to support and enhance the efforts of parents to provide moral guidance to their children”.

The legislation requires schools teach “the health benefits, side effects and proper use of contraceptives”.

While the course will still mention abstinence it will remove the requirement that the school “present abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried pupils”.

This legislation also will allow groups like Planned Parenthood to conduct the Human Growth and Development course in any given school district.

You can read the legislation as follows:


AB-458 and SB-324 were introduced on September 30th and are on the fast track for passage.  Both of these were introduced on September 30th.  AB-458 had a Public Hearing on October 6th.  The Assembly Education Committee will vote on this legislation Tuesday, October 27th at 10:00am in Room 417 North at the State Capitol. If this Committee passes the legislation it will advance to the full Assembly. (Assembly Education Committee Members listed below)

At the same time, SB-324 is also advancing.  A Public Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 29th at 9:30am in Room 201 Southeast of the State Capitol.  If this passes the Committee it will advance to the full Senate.  (Senate Education Committee Members listed below)

Concerned individuals must contact legislators.  Contact your own Representative and Senator at the Legislative Hotline 1-800-362-9472.  Further, you may contact members of the Assembly Education Committee and Senate Education Committee as listed below:
 
Assembly Committee on Education includes:

Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts 1-888-534-0079
Rep. Kristen Dexter 1-888-534-0068
Rep. Steve Hilgenberg 1-888-534-0051
Rep. Christine Sinicki 1-888-534-0020
Rep. Kim Hixson 1-888-534-0043
Rep. Jeff Smith 1-888-534-0093
Rep. Peggy Krusick 1-888-529-0007
Rep. Mark Radcliffe 1-888-534-0092
Rep. Brett Davis 1-888-534-0080
Rep. Stephen Nass 1-888-529-0031
Rep. John Townsend 1-888-529-0052
Rep. Leah Vukmir 1-888-534-0014
Rep. John Nygren 1-888-534-0089

Senate Committee on Education includes:

Sen. John Lehman 1-866-615-7510
Sen. Robert Jauch 1-800-469-6562
Sen. Jon Erpenbach 1-888-549-0027
Sen. David Hansen 1-866-221-9395
Sen. Luther Olsen 1-800-991-5541
Sen. Glenn Grothman 1-800-662-1227
Sen. Randy Hopper 1-888-736-8720
 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sex Ed Legislation on Fast Track

Pro abortion advocate Lena Taylor and Tamara Grigsby introduced legislation in Wisconsin AB-458 and SB-324 regarding the providing of instruction in human growth and development. This legislation would require that there not be any bias nor any instruction against any sexual orientation or against sexually active pupils. This would require that there not be anything discriminatory said against pedophilia, beastiality, and many other perversions. Teaching traditional marriage and relationships would also be forbidden in following the language of the Bill.

AB-458 and SB-324 were introduced on September 30th. On October 1st a public hearing was scheduled for AB-458 to take place on Tuesday, October 6th at 9am in Room 417-North at the State Capitol. Could it be the sponsors of this legislation want this to quickly pass before the public becomes aware of the devastating consequences of the legislation?

In addition to contacting your own Representative through the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472 you may also contact the membes of the Assembly Education Commission which will hold the public hearing Tuesday.

Members on the Assembly Committee on Education include:

Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts 1-888-534-0079
Rep. Kristen Dexter 1-888-534-0068
Rep. Steve Hilgenberg 1-888-534-0051
Rep. Christine Sinicki 1-888-534-0020
Rep. Kim Hixson 1-888-534-0043
Rep. Jeff Smith 1-888-534-0093
Rep. Peggy Krusick 1-888-529-0007
Rep. Mark Radcliffe 1-888-534-0092
Rep. Brett Davis 1-888-534-0080
Rep. Stephen Nass 1-888-529-0031
Rep. John Townsend 1-888-529-0052
Rep. Leah Vukmir 1-888-534-0014
Rep. John Nygren 1-888-534-0089

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sen. Feingold to Hold Listening Session in Milwaukee

Senator Russ Feingold will be holding a listening session in Milwaukee this Friday, September 18th.  This Listening Session will be held at 2:00pm at Vincent High School, 7501 North Granville Road in Milwaukee.  The meeting will last up to an hour.  Listening Sessions provide constituents an opportunity for citizens to address issues of legislative concern such as the proposal for government health care, hate crimes legislation, cap and trade, ENDA, and other issues. 

WI Assembly to Vote on Compulsory Education Bill

The Wisconsin State Assembly will be voting on a compulsory kindergarten Bill this Wednesday, September 16th during their Noon Floor Period. Presently compulsory attendance is not required until age 6. This Assembly Bill 119 requires a child to complete five-year-old kindergarten as a prerequisite to being admitted to first grade in a public school. To let your State Representative know your views on this legislation you may call the legislative hotline at 1-800-362-9472. That’s 1-800- 362-9472.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Congresswoman Moore to Hold Informational Session on Health Care Reform

Congresswoman Gwen Moore will hold an informational session to hear from her 4th district constituents on the proposed health care reform legislation that the House of Representatives will likely consider in September.  This informational session will be held Tuesday, August 11th from 4-6pm at what was known as North Division High School, 1011 West Center Street in Milwaukee.  In addition to Congresswoman Moore, a representative from the University of Wisconsin is expected to be on hand to give a presentation on the bill’s specifics.  Congresswoman Moore announces she will answer questions that constituents have submitted in advance on the topic of health care reform.  Those who plan to attend are to submit their questions to moorehealthevent@mail.house.gov
 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Senate Judicary Committee Sets Hearing on Hate Crimes Legislation

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on Senate Bill 909,  “The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009”.  The extreme nature of this bill even offers special protections to pedophiles causing many to label this bill “The Pedophile Protection Act”.  This legislations creates a new special class of citizens based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The committee hearing will take place on Thursday, June 25th at 10am Eastern Time in Washington.  The witness list of those scheduled to testify is filled with those in favor of the hate crimes legislation.  Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold both sit on this committee.  To express your views contact Senator Feingold  at (202) 224- 5323 and Senator Kohl at 1-800-247-5645.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Controversial WI Budget Advances

It is anticipated that the Wisconsin State Assembly will be meeting in Caucus this coming Tuesday, June 9th to deliberate on the Budget Bill.  They may be voting on the budget by June 12th and then send it to the Wisconsin Senate.  Our state is at a 6.6 billion dollar shortfall.  Yet, the budget they plan to be voted on next week includes millions of dollars for the establishment of domestic partner benefits for state employees, includes money to expand the family planning waiver to give contraceptives to teenage boys, forces pharmacies to dispense prescribed contraceptive drugs or devices without delay, forces taxpayers to give tuition breaks to illegal aliens in the UW system, gives illegal aliens special cards that will allow them to drive, increase garbage taxes to be the highest in the nation, creates a new phone tax, new hospital taxes, new oil taxes, and spends millions of additional dollars on earmarks. The budget calls for reducing funding for local governments and school districts leaving it up to the local taxpayers to fill the gap, it decreases funding to prosecutors but increases funding for defenders and provides for early release for certain prison inmates.  The budget increases car insurance minimums and reverses our law so that a person or company less at fault than others for an accident could have to pay all the damages. The budget eliminates the QEO for teachers and raises the income tax rate for the highest income bracket in our state.  The budget passed through committee even permits non profits to serve free beer or wine at fundraising events.  To be in contact with your legislators with your views on these issues you may call the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-362-9472. 

Friday, May 29, 2009

Senate considers "Passport to Same-Sex Marriage"

The Family Research Council in Washington is alerting the public regarding Senate Bill 424 introduced in Washington DC.  Although this bill is called the “Uniting American Families Act of 2009”, FRC says this Bill is actually an attack upon marriage at the expense of U.S. taxpayers stating it is part of the movement to give same-sex partners special privileges.  Senate Bill 424  will allow any gay or lesbian foreigner who declares themselves to be a permanent partner of an American to immigrate to the U.S. on the same basis as foreign spouses. And, like a married couple, these homosexuals would be eligible for “permanent resident status” under the current immigration law.  The United States Senate Judiciary Committee will take up Senate Bill 424 at their Committee Meeting Wednesday, June 3rd at 10am. Both Wisconsin Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold are members of this committee.  You may contact them regarding your position on Senate Bill 424. Senator Kohl’s number is (202) 224-5653.  Senator Feingold’s office can be reached at (202) 224-5323.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Joint Finance Committee Passes Domestic Parnter Benefits

Despite a budget deficit of 6.6 billion dollars in Wisconsin, on Friday afternoon, May 22nd , Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee approved by a 12-4 vote a measure to create new statewide domestic partner benefits for state of Wisconsin employees. According to the Legislature’s budget office, these new special benefits will cost between 4.7-6.7 million dollars every year.  Besides the fiscal cost, many believe this measure violates the marriage amendment passed by voters in 2006 and will likely face a court challenge.  Now that the committee has passed the measure it will now move to the full legislature as early as June.  Both your assemblyman and your senator will be voting on this measure at that time.  To share your views you may contact the Wisconsin Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472.
 

Public Hearing Set to Determine Microstamping Requirement for Certain Handguns

The Assembly Criminal Justice Committee will be holding a public hearing on Assembly Bill 221 that would create a microstamping requirement for certain handguns purchased in the State of Wisconsin.  Accordingly to State Senator Glenn Grothman & State Representative Scott Suder, (Sue-dher) “microstamping is the process of engraving a firearm’s make, model, and serial number on the tip of the firing pin, so that the information is theoretically transferred to the cartridge when the gun is fired.  However, they state the microstamping can be easily bypassed with a few household tools.  Further they state that gun owners would be forced to pay an additional cost – as much as $200 to cover this unproven tracking mechanism. Forensic experts at University of California-Davis concluded that microstamping was a “flawed technology”.  A public hearing on this Assembly Bill 221 will be held in Madison on Thursday, May 28th at 10am in room 328-NorthWest in the State Capitol.  To share your views you may contact the Wisconsin Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472.
 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fate of Domestic Partner Registry/Benefits to be Deceided This Friday/Saturday in Committee

The Joint Finance Committee will be holding a budget executive session beginning Friday,
May 22nd at 11am and Saturday, May 23rd at 9:00am. On their agenda for this Memorial
Day Weekend are provisions in the State Budget for the establishment of a Domestic
Parnership Registry and Domestic Partner Benefits for State Employees. Please read the
previous post below for contact numbers the members of the Joint Finance Committee.Jim
Schneider
Program Director
VCY America

Friday, May 8, 2009

State Facing "Economic Natural Disaster" But Still Pushes For Domestic Partner Benefits

On Thursday, May 7th Gov. Jim Doyle announced the budget deficit has exploded to up to $6.5 BILLION DOLLARS in the State of Wisconsin. He is speaking of the potential of laying off up to 1100 state employees and placing on furlough non- emergency workers up to eight days a year and also rescinding 2% pay increases. And he is talking about further cuts in aid to schools and local governments. The co- chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance compared this budget deficit “like a natural disaster except in economic terms.”

And what’s so AMAZING despite this dismal economic condition in our state, the Governor still has not rescinded his push for the creation of a new special category of benefits in Wisconsin which includes the establishment of a domestic partnership registry AND domestic partner benefits for State employees.

The University of Wisconsin News is reporting that the Joint Committee on Finance is slated to take up the Governor’s provision on domestic partner benefits for ALL State employees later this month. Biddy Martin, UW-Madison Chancellor, sent a letter to each member of the Joint Finance Committee Member emphasizing the importance of these benefits. The Chancellor wrote, “I understand the budget challenges the state faces, and in light of that difficulty we must find ways to recognize the valuable contributions faculty, staff and all state employees make. Providing this benefit is an important piece of that effort.” According to the Chancellor’s own letter, the cost for establishing this new category of special benefits would cost the state over a half a million dollars for the University system alone. Keep in mind that the University system is only one state agency. There are approximately 65 state agencies.

You may contact the members of the Joint Committee on Finance at the numbers below. You may also contact your own State Senator and State Representative on the toll-free Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472.

Joint Committee on Finance Members

Assembly Members: Phone: Home
Rep. Mark Pocan (D), Co-Chair
1-888-534-0078
Rep. Pedro Colon (D)
1-888-534-0008
Rep. Cory Mason (D)
1-888-534-0062
Rep. Jennifer Shilling (D)
1-888-534-0095
Rep. Gary Sherman (D)
1-888-534-0074
Rep. Tamara Grigsby (D)
1-888-534-0018
Rep. Robin Vos(R)
1-888-534-0063
Rep. Phil Montgomery (R)
1-888-534-0004

Senate Members:
Sen. Mark Miller (D), Co-Chair
1-877-862-4825
Sen. Dave Hansen (D)
1-866-221-9395
Sen. Lena Taylor (D)
1-888-326-6673
Sen. John Lehman (D)
1-866-615-7510
Sen. Judy Robson (D)
1-800-334-1468
Sen. Julie Lassa (D)
1-800-925-7491
Sen. Alberta Darling (R)
1-800-863-1113
Sen. Luther Olsen (R)
1-800-991-5541

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hate Crimes Legislation Introduced in Senate

On the heels of the U.S. House passing Hate Crimes, Senator Edward Kennedy has now introduced Hate Crimes Legislation in the U.S. Senate.  It is Bill number S.909. At its introduction, 34 cosponsors have signed on to the legislation.  Here in Wisconsin, you can address your comments to your two Wisconsin Senators, Herb Kohl & Russ Feingold.  You may ask for their offices by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 1-877-851-6437 or (202) 224-3121.  The direct lines to their offices are:

Senator Russ Feingold - (202) 224-5323
Senator Herb Kohl – (202) 224-5653
 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wisconsin Congressmen Vote on Hate Crimes

The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 by a vote of 249-175.  Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation voted according to party lines.  Voting for the Discriminatory Hate Crime Legislation were Congressmen Kagan, Kind, Moore, Baldwin & Obey.  Voting against Hate Crime Legislation were Congressmen Petri, Ryan & Sensenbrenner.  The battle will now move to the U.S. Senate where Senators Kohl & Feingold will cast their votes.
 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

WI Senate Votes on Confirmations

This morning the Wisconsin State Senate cast their vote regarding the confirmation of appointments by the Governor to the UW Hospital and Clinics Authority Board.

Roger Axtell was confirmed to serve again on this board.  He previously cast a vote in FAVOR of 2nd trimester abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.  He was confirmed on a vote of 17-15.  The vote was as follows:

AYES – 17
Senators:  Carpenter, Coggs, Decker, Erpenbach, Hansen, Holperin, Jauch, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Plale, Risser, Robson, Sullivan, Taylor, and Wirch

NAYS – 15
Senators:  Cowles, Darling, Ellis, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Harsdorf, Hopper, Kanavas, Kedzie, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Olsen, Schultz, and Vinehout

Mike Weiden was confirmed to serve again on this board.  He previously cast a vote in FAVOR of 2nd trimester abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.  He was confirmed on a vote of 17-15.  The vote was as follows:

AYES – 17
Senators:  Carpenter, Coggs, Decker, Erpenbach, Hansen, Holperin, Jauch, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Plale, Risser, Robson, Sullivan, Taylor, and Wirch.

NAYS – 15
Senators:  Cowles, Darling, Ellis, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Harsdorf, Hopper, Kanavas, Kedzie, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Olsen, Schultz, and Vinehout

Pablo Sanchez was also confirmed to serve on this board.  He previously cast a vote AGAINST 2nd trimester abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.  He was confirmed unanimously.

On yet another issue, pro-abortion legislator Sheldon Wasserman was confirmed to serve on the Medical Examining Board.  He was confirmed on a vote of 21-11.  The vote was as follows:

AYES – 21
Senators:  Carpenter, Coggs, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, Hansen, Harsdorf, Holperin, Jauch, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Risser, Robson, Sullivan, Taylor, and Wirch.

NAYS – 11
Senators:  Cowles, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hopper, Kanavas, Kedzie, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Schultz, and Vinehout
 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wisconsin Senate to Vote this Week on Controversial Appointments

On Thursday, April 23rd Wisconsin State Senate will be voting on whether to confirm three men to the UW Hospital Hospitals & Clinics Authority Board.  Earlier this year this Board voted on allowing the Madison Surgery Center to begin the gruesome procedure of killing babies in the womb during their 2nd trimester.  These three men include:

Pablo Sanchez – voted against killing babies in the womb during their 2nd trimester

Mike Weiden – voted in favor of killing babies in the womb during their 2nd trimester at Madison Surgery Center, and

Roger Axtell – who also voted in favor of killing babies in the womb during their 2nd trimester at Madison Surgery Center

Citizens across the state may contact their state senators using the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472.  That’s 1-800-362-9472.  The vote is scheduled for late morning this Thursday, April 23rd.
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Controversial Judge Picked by President Obama Which Oversees Wisconsin

David Barton from WallBuilder's sent out a release about a nomination made by President Obama which will influence judicial decisions that will impact Wisconsin.

A Presidential Nominee 

President Obama has begun making nominations to the U. S. Courts of Appeals. His first nomination – a very troubling one – is of Federal District Judge David Hamilton to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which oversees Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

When Hamilton was made a federal district judge by President Clinton in 1994, the American Bar Association rated him as "not qualified." After all, prior to his appointment as a judge, Hamilton had been a fundraiser for the widely-discredited group ACORN and was also a board member of the Indiana ACLU, serving as its litigation director.

Consider some of the notable decisions he has rendered as a federal district judge.

RELIGIOUS EXPRESSIONS

Three years ago in 2006, Judge Hamilton delivered an unprecedented ruling, ordering the Indiana Legislature to discontinue its 188-year-old tradition of opening legislative sessions with prayer. Strikingly, the case had been brought before him by the Indiana ACLU – the very group that he had helped direct.



Even though the legislature had prayers from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim clerics, Judge Hamilton complained that some of the ministers had used the wrong words in their prayers. He then proceeded to list permissible words and phrases to be used in public prayers and pointed out that any prayers "offered in the name of Jesus, Jesus Christ, the Savior, and/or the Son" were unconstitutional; he would allow no public prayer unless it "refrain[ed] from using Christ's name or title." Strikingly, however, Judge Hamilton held that prayers offered in the name "Allah" were constitutional.

Even though the U. S. Supreme Court had already said in clear terms that judges were not to parse the wording of prayers, Judge Hamilton had no difficulty in disregarding that by not only telling individuals whether they could pray but also what words to use in their personally- composed public prayers.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (to which he has now been nominated) overturned Judge Hamilton's egregious ruling.

ABORTION ISSUES

The Indiana Legislature passed a law requiring abortion clinics to provide women with information about alternatives to abortion, but for seven years, Judge Hamilton kept that law tied up in his court before finally striking it down.

The 7th Circuit Court (1) reversed Hamilton's radical pro-abortion decision in that case, (2) pointed out that his ruling was unprecedented by any other court in the country, and (3) chided him for his abusive handling of that case, noting:

For seven years, Indiana has been prevented from enforcing a statute materially identical to a law held valid by the Supreme Court in Casey [in 1992], by this court in Karlin [in 1998], and by the fifth circuit in Barnes [in 1992]. No court anywhere in the country (other than one district judge in Indiana [i.e., Hamilton]) has held any similar law invalid in the years since Casey. Although Salerno [in 1987] does not foreclose all pre-enforcement challenges to abortion laws, it is an abuse of discretion for a district judge to issue a pre-enforcement injunction while the effects of the law (and reasons for those effects) are open to debate. (emphasis added)
OTHER ISSUES

There are many other troubling decisions by Judge Hamilton, including issues related to illegal drug possession, and the ability of child sex offenders to move freely within a state.


Judge David Hamilton has proven himself to be an extreme pro-abortion activist and a religious bigot, specifically singling out Christianity for hostile treatment. Now, President Obama wants to reward him by elevating him to the very court that overruled his radical decisions. Please call your two U. S. Senators and ask them to vote against Judge Hamilton for the 7th Circuit. Americans do not need judicial activists on federal courts who deliberately undermine the constitutional protection of life and religious liberty. (To find the phone numbers and email addresses of your Senators, go to http://www.senate.gov/ and select your state from the top right corner.)

God bless!

David Barton

Controversial Appointments Advance to Wisconsin Senate

On Tuesday, April 14th the Senate Health Committee voted on recommending for confirmation 3 men to the UW Hospital Hospitals & Clinics Authority Board.  Just recently this Board voted on allowing the Madison Surgery Center to begin the gruesome procedure of killing babies in the womb during their 2nd trimester.  These three men include:

Pablo Sanchez – voted against killing babies in the womb during their 2nd trimester at Madison Surgery Center– he was approved Tuesday by the Senate Health Committee on a vote of 7-0

Mike Weiden – voted in favor of killing babies in the womb during their 2nd trimester at Madison Surgery Center – he was approved Tuesday by the Senate Health Committee on a vote of 4-3

Roger Axtell – voted in favor of killing babies in the womb during their 2nd trimester at Madison Surgery Center – he was approved Tuesday by the Senate Health Committee on a vote of 4-3

These confirmations will now advance to the full Wisconsin Senate on a yet to be determined date.  Citizens across the state may contact their state senators using the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472.
 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wisconsin Supreme Court Asked to Review Marriage Amendment

The Wisconsin Supreme Court today was asked to decide on the constitutionality of
Wisconsin's Marriage Amendment passed by voters in 2006. At issue is whether the
question for the Amendment on the ballot was properly put to the voters.

Congress to vote on "Day of Silence"

A resolution has been drafted in Congress in support of the goals and ideals of the National Day of Silence, a day set aside to support lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender students and to put an end to any disapproval of this lifestyle choice in our schools. House Concurrent Resolution 92 requests that the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the National Day of Silence with appropriate ceremonies, programs and activities, and it encourages each State, city and local education authority to adopt laws and policies to prohibit name-calling, bullying, harassment and discrimination against students, teachers, and other school staff regardless of their sexual orientation, regardless of their gender identity and regardless of how they express their gender.

Here is the text of H.Con.Res.92:
111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 92
Supporting the goals and ideals of the National Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 1, 2009
Mr. ENGEL (for himself, Ms. BALDWIN, Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. BERMAN, Ms. BERKLEY, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. FARR, Mr. FILNER, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. HOLT, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. NADLER of New York, Ms. NORTON, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. POLIS of Colorado, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. HARE, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ms. LEE of California, Mr. HONDA, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. SERRANO, Mrs. DAVIS of California, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mr. ANDREWS, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California, Mr. ELLISON, Mrs. MALONEY, Ms. CLARKE, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, and Mr. FATTAH) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Supporting the goals and ideals of the National Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools.
Whereas the National Day of Silence is a day in which students take a vow of silence to bring attention to the anti- lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools;
Whereas the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network designates one day of every April as the National Day of Silence;
Whereas a record number of more than 18,000 students from more than 6,500 middle and high schools registered as participants in the 2008 National Day of Silence;
Whereas the 2008 National Day of Silence was held in memory of Lawrence King, a 15-year-old California student who was shot and killed in school in February 2008 by a classmate due to his sexual orientation and gender identity and expression;
Whereas the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's 2007 National School Climate Survey illustrates the pervasive harassment and victimization faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students by documenting their experiences within the preceding academic year;
Whereas more than 85 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students reported being verbally harassed by their peers at school because of their sexual orientation, and more than 66 percent because of their gender expression;
Whereas more than 40 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students reported being physically harassed by their peers at school because of their sexual orientation, and more than 30 percent because of their gender expression;
Whereas more than 20 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students reported being physically assaulted by their peers at school because of their sexual orientation, and nearly 15 percent because of their gender expression;
Whereas nearly 40 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students report that faculty and staff never intervene when homophobic remarks were made in their presence, and over 40 percent when remarks about gender expression were made;
Whereas more than 30 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students reported missing at least one entire school day in the preceding month because they felt unsafe;
Whereas lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students who experienced high levels of verbal harassment because of their sexual orientation or gender expression are more likely to report that they did not plan to attend college than lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students who experienced low levels of such harassment;
Whereas student academic performance is affected such that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students who experienced high levels of verbal harassment because of their sexual orientation or gender expression report a grade point average nearly a half grade lover than those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students who experienced low levels of such harassment;
Whereas a growing number of States, cities, and local education authorities are adopting laws and policies to prohibit name-calling, bullying, harassment, and discrimination against students on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; and
Whereas every child should be guaranteed an education free from name-calling, bullying, harassment, and discrimination regardless of his or her sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress--
(1) supports the goals and ideals of the National Day of Silence;
(2) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the National Day of Silence with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities; and
(3) encourages each State, city, and local education authority to adopt laws and policies to prohibit name-calling, bullying, harassment, and discrimination against students, teachers, and other school staff regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, so that the Nation's schools are institutions where all individuals are able to focus on learning.

To express your views to your congressman on House Concurrent Resolution, call (202) 225-3121. Direct dial numbers to the Washington DC offices of the Wisconsin delegation are:

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (202) 225-2906
Rep. Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665
Rep. Ron Kind (202) 225-5506
Rep. Gwen Moore (202) 225-4572
Rep. David Obey (202) 225-3365
Rep. Thomas Petri (202) 225-2476
Rep. Paul Ryan (202) 225-3031
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (202) 225-5101

Monday, April 6, 2009

YMCA's Definition of Family Challenged in Beloit

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the membership committee of the YMCA in Beloit will be hearing a complaint from a person who is wanting the definition of family changed.  At present the Beloit YMCA has a family membership available to those who are legally married as husband and wife along with their dependent children, however the complaint is seeking to have the definition of family membership changed to include same sex couples.  The membership committee meeting regarding this complaint will take place on Tuesday, April 21st.  They will also discuss whether to allow unmarried opposite –sex couples a family membership. While other YMCA’s have allowed for same sex domestic partners and their children to form a family membership such as in Dane County, the Beloit YMCA has not. You may call the Beloit YMCA with your comments at (608) 365-2261.   The article can be found at:
http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/445850

Election Day - Tuesday, April 7th

A reminder that Tuesday, April 7th is the Wisconsin Spring Election.  We will be electing a justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to at 10-year term and a Superintendent of Public Instruction to a 4-year term.  Educational information about the candidates is available on the following sites:

For interviews with the candidates conducted by VCY:
http://www.vcyamerica.org

For bio information, endorsements and candidate information:
http://www.yourwisconsinvote.org
1-888-378-7395

For additional information on the candidates:
http://www.wicapitolwatch.com

Monday, March 30, 2009

West Bend Residents Gather Signatures

Citizens in West Bend and Washington County are signing petitions to request that the library board take a roll call vote on adopting policies to make the library child- safe and family friendly.  The petition asks for votes on five items.  First, they are asking for a reclassification of youth-targeted pornographic books, second, that explicit materials be labeled with a visible identification mark, third, that the library would restrict access to library-produced sexual content online; Fourth, they ask for balanced literature on controversial issues, and; Fifth, that the library use technology protection measures to protect children from internet sites that are obscene, pornographic or harmful to minors.  The public is invited to sign petitions for the library board to vote on these matters.  These petitions are available to the public to be signed this evening.  You may stop in any time this evening from 5:30-9pm in the “Story Room” of the Library located on First Floor in the Children’s Section.  These same petitions are available for signing tomorrow, March 31st from 5-9pm in the Tower Room at the Top of the stairs in the library.  People may stop in, sign the petition and leave.  The West Bend Library is located at 630 Poplar Street.  For more information about the petition you may call 1-866-910-2840 or visit their website at wissup.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Despite Library Cancellation - Concerned West Bend Citizens Will Meet

In a stunning move the West Bend Community Memorial Library director, Michael Tyree cancelled the meeting to hear discussion from concerned citizens regarding pornographic books in the Youth section of the library.  Books that promote graphic details in homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism.  Books promoted to children as young as age 11.  Despite the West Bend library dismissing this opportunity to hear from the public, concerned West Bend citizens will still be holding a meeting Thursday, March 26th at 6:30pm in the Silverbrook Middle School Gymnasium, 120 North Silverbrook in West Bend.  Parents are urged NOT to bring their children as as they will be presenting the graphic material the library is offering to children.  They will also present open mic time for community members to speak on this issue.  For more information on this meeting you may call 1-866-910-2840 or visit http://wissup.blogspot.com .
 

Monday, March 23, 2009

VCY Interviews Candidates for Statewide Offices

Two statewide offices will be decided during the April 7, 2009 Wisconsin Spring Election.
These offices include Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the Superintendent of Public
Instruction.

VCY conducted interviews with the candidates for these offices and will be airing them in a
special series of "Election Countdown" broadcasts Monday, March 30th thru Thursday, April
2nd at 5:30pm each evening.

The candidates for the State Superintendent will air Monday & Tuesday evening and the
candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will air Wednesday & Thursday evenings as
follows:

Monday 3/30 - Tony Evers
Tuesday 3/31 - Rose Fernandez
Wednesday 4/1 - Justice Shirley Abrahamson
Thursday 4/2 - Judge Randy Koschnick

These interviews will air on:
WVCY-FM 107.7 - Milwaukee
WVCY-AM 690 - Oshkosh
WVCX-FM 98.9 - Tomah
WVCF-FM 90.5 - Eau Claire
WVRN-FM 88.9 - Wittenberg
WVFL-FM 89.9 - Fond du Lac
WEGZ-FM 105.9 - Washburn

A reminder that your ballots may also include a number of local issues. Be sure to check
with your city hall or municipal offices for any other issues that may be on your ballot.

Remember to become informed and Vote Prayerfully Tuesday, April 7th

Friday, March 20, 2009

West Bend Library Cancels Meeting

Despite the interest of hundreds of citizens turning out to address the controversial books in
their YA (Young Adult) Zone for boys and girls starting at age 11. The Library Director,
Michael Tyree has cancelled the meeting which had been scheduled for March 26th.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Homefront: Wednesday 3/18/09

Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council hosts the Wednesday edition of HomeFront.

Listen online now

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Madison Hearing Revised to remove certain Governor's Appointments

The Senate Committee on Health has altered the items to be heard at their hearing on March
18th. They have removed the Governor's appointments of Pablo Sanchez & Mike Weiden
from the list of items to be heard. Further they have removed the Governor's appointment of
pro-abortion Sheldon Wasserman also to be removed. You may continue to contact the
Senators on this Senate Committee given in the earlier post as well as your own Senator at
the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472.

West Bend Library Board Sets New Meeting Date: Thursday March 26

The West Bend Library has been promoting books to children ages 11-17 that
promote homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism The books are
featured in the library´s YA Zone, a section for boys and girls in 6th grade thru 11th
grade. Citizens are not only concerned by the perverse, explicit and pornographic
content in many books, but there is also an absence of books that take opposing
viewpoints. In addition, this YA Zone introduces young people to the occult in their
paranormal section for teens. And on March 31st the West Bend Library is showing
a film to 11-17 years old at their teen movie night. The film is entitled, "Twilight"
showing how a teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.
There will be an open discussion for concerned West Bend community members to
address the Library Board in a public meeting that has been rescheduled for
Thursday, March 26th at 7pm. The meeting location will be at the Silverbrook
Middle School, 120 North Silverbrook in West Bend. West Bend Parents and
Taxpayers are encouraged to attend. In addition the West Bend library is part of the
SHARE library catalog which serves Dodge, Jefferson, Racine, Walworth and
Washington Counties including Germantown, Hartford, Kewaskum and Slinger.
That´s a public hearing before the West Bend Library Board, Thursday, March 26t at
7pm at Silverbrook Middle School in West Bend. Concerned citizens, taxpayers and
parents are encouraged to attend.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Homefront: Monday March 16th, 2009

Jim Schneider & Marv Munyon discuss issues affecting Wisconsin, particularly the drunk driving (OWI) legislation moving through the State Legislature.

Listen now

Homefront: Friday, March 13th, 2009

Listen to the Friday HomeFront with Jim Schneider

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Homefront: Wednesday - 3/12/09

Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council hosts the Wednesday edition of HomeFront.

Listen online now

Monday, March 9, 2009

Public Hearing on UW Board

Madison Public Hearing Notice on UW Board

Recently the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board voted to allow the killing of unborn children in their second trimester at the Madison Surgery Center. They are to take over where Planned Parenthood left off in this killing procedure.
Now two of the board members who voted on this matter are under consideration to be reappointed to this Board..
The first person, Pablo Sanchez voted against the killing of babies in their 2nd trimester.
The second person being considered, Mike Weiden who voted in favor of 2nd trimester at the Madison Surgery Center.
A public hearing on these men will be held before the Senate Committee on Public Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue
Wednesday, March 18th at 10am
Room 411 South at the State Capitol.
Citizens from the state are allowed to show up and speak at this public hearing. Further, you may contact the committee members with your views on the matter. Committee members include:
Senator Jon Erpenbach
1-888-549-0027
Senator Tim Carpenter
1-800-249-8173
Senator Judith Robson
1-800-334-1468
Senator Julie Lassa
1-800-925-7491
Senator Mary Lazich
1-800-334-1442
Senator Ted Kanavas
1-800-863-8883
Senator Alberta Darling
1-800-863-1113
Pablo Sanchez voted against 2nd trimester abortion. Mike Weiden voted in favor of 2nd trimester abortion at the Madison Surgery Center. Also under consideration at this meeting is pro-abortion Sheldon Wasserman to serve on the State Medical Examining Board.