Thursday, April 17, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Fast Tracks Special Rights “Non-Discrimination” Ordinance

Very quietly several members of the Milwaukee County Board sponsored Resolution #14-332 on April 3, 2014 which forces every contractor with Milwaukee County to comply with new “non-discrimination policies” relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. 

Further, the ordinance provides that operations at General Mitchell International Airport as well as county buildings cannot discriminate on the basis of “sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression”.  The wording implies that people who are biologically one gender have access to restroom and other facilities of the opposite gender if that is their “identity” or “expression”.  A public hearing was held on April 10, 2014 with no opposition.  The full County Board is slated to vote on this Ordinance on April 24, 2014.  You can read the full ordinance through the County’s site here

To contact the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors with your views you may call (414) 278-4222.  For direct phone numbers to the Supervisors you may click here .
 

Friday, February 21, 2014

La Crosse Police Chaplaincy Program Under Attack

According to the La Crosse Tribune, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging the La Crosse Police Department to discontinue their police chaplains and instead replace them with secular counselors.  You can read the article here . According to this account the Police Chief, Ronald Tischer has referred the matter to the City Attorney.

To share your views you may contact:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

WI Legislation Being Introduced to Redefine Marriage

In an effort to redefine marriage, some Wisconsin legislators are circulating a proposed Joint Resolution LRB-0414/1 to Repeal Wisconsin’s Marriage Protection Constitutional Amendment.  A memo was sent to all Wisconsin legislators this morning and to various media outlets with the proposal.

Promoting the redefinition of marriage in Wisconsin are Senators:  Tim Carpenter, Kathleen Vinehout & Mark Miller; and Representatives JoCasta Zamarripa, Chris Taylor & Melissa Sargent.

You can read Senator Carpenter’s news release here .  Joining in their efforts is Fair Wisconsin which actively worked to stop the Marriage Protection Amendment from being added to our State’s Constitution.  You can read Fair Wisconsin’s press release here .

It is vital for all Wisconsin residents to share views with your elected officials.  To determine who your Senator and Representative is, click here  or call 1-800-729- 9829.
 

The Fate of 3 Pro-Life Bills Hangs in the WI State Senate

After being passed in the WI Assembly, three pro-life bills continue to be blocked in the WI State Senate.  Their fate will be determined shortly as the legislative floor period soon comes to a close.

The 3 Bills are:

AB-206  – Allows a “Choose Life” license plate in the State of WI with proceeds benefitting Crisis Pregnancy Centers around the State

AB-216  – Protects WI taxpayers from having to pay for the abortions of state employees AND will protect many religious institutions from being forced to provide insurance coverage for abortion inducing drugs

AB-217  – Prohibits the practice of performing abortions based on the gender of the child

To share your views WI residents can make the following contacts:

1)  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald – 1-888-291-3489 or Sen.Fitzgerald@legis.wisconsin.gov

2)  Your own WI State Senator at this link  or by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1- 800-362-9472

3)  Governor Scott Walker – (608) 266-1212 or govgeneral@wisconsin.gov