Friday, June 29, 2012

House Finds U.S. Attorney General in Contempt of Congress

On Thursday, June 28th the House of Representatives (H. Res. 711) found U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Here’s how our Wisconsin delegation voted…

In Favor of Contempt Charges:  Reps.  Duffy, Kind, Petri, Ribble, Ryan, Sensenbrenner

Against Contempt Charges:  Rep. Baldwin

Not Voting (Walking off the Floor in protest):  Rep. Moore
 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Voter ID Town Hall to be Held

Congresswoman Gwen Moore has been vocal regarding her opposition to having voters show photo ID at the polls.  Photo ID substantiates the identity of the voter. Keep in mind that photo ID is necessary to check out books at the library, to get rid of trash at the dump, to fly, to drive, to bank, to get most public benefits, to get certain cold medicines over the counter, and even to enter the Department of Justice.

Rep. Moore is cooperating with a number of local organizations and is holding a Voter ID Town Hall to “discuss how voter ID laws disenfranchise voters, but will explain what our community can do to fight back”. 

According to Rep. Moore’s House website, this Town Hall is featuring representatives from:

NAACP-Milwaukee
ACLU-Wisconsin
Voces De La Frontera
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
League of Young Voters
Milwaukee Area Labor Council
Wisconsin Voices
MICAH
WISPIRG
Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans
AFT-Local 212
SEIU
Disability Rights of WI
African World Fest

The public is welcome to attend this Town Hall Friday, June 15th from 6:00-8:00pm at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 East Kenwood Blvd in Milwaukee.  You may share your views with Rep. Moore at her D.C. office at (202) 225-4572 and her Milwaukee office at (414) 297-1140.