Make POVERTY a key issue in the upcoming elections!

Sign on to our Faithful Citizenship statement!

WISDOM, along with the Wisconsin Council of Churches, is asking people of faith from throughout Wisconsin to sign on to the Faithful Citizenship Statement. Together with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and the Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund, we are holding gatherings around the state to talk about the depth of the scandal of poverty and about the role of faith communities and faithful individuals in confronting it.

The statement is drawn from the input of more than 150 diverse faith leaders in Wisconsin.  You can get a link to sign on electronically by writing to faithfulcitizenwi@gmail.org.  Use the statement in your conversations about the upcoming election. Invite your friends, family and fellow congregants to add their names as well.

We will present these letters and signatures in October to those who wish to be elected in November.  Together we can make poverty a key issue of the upcoming election!
Faithful Citizenship Statement blurb

 

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Reform Now Campaign takes off!

Rev. Hancock outlines the entire campaign in 10 minutes on Public Radio:  http://www.wpr.org/listen/613606

09,July2014 Press Conference

Listen to the whole Press Conference here, thanks to Wisconsin Eye http://www.wiseye.org/Programming/VideoArchive/EventDetail.aspx?evhdid=8919

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WISDOM made huge advances in criminal justice reform on July 9!

photo 2Over 100 WISDOM leaders held a press conference at the state capitol to release our new report, Reform Now, then attended the state Criminal Justice Coordinating Council meeting to present our concerns.

Download the report here,

Check out coverage from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

This AP article went all over the state and into Minnesota.

We were also covered by 3 TV stations, including this from the ABC affiliate in Madison.

 

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Joe Ellwanger’s book is now available!

Joe Ellwanger’s book, Strength for the Struggle, is now available.  It is a powerful memoir of his insights from the Civil Rights Movement and Urban Ministry. For details and to purchase your copy, click here: http://ellwanger-strengthforstruggle.weebly.com/.Strength for the Struggle Joe.Ellwanger

Pastor Joe is a retired ELCA Pastor, former President of MICAH, and WISDOM Organizer Emeritus!

 

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A system that’s neither wise nor efficient

James Fitzhenry: A system that’s neither wise nor efficient | The Oshkosh Northwestern
March 22, 2013

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1,000 prison reform, social justice advocates rally in Madison

Oshkosh Northwestern: 1,000 prison reform social justice advocates rally in Madison
March 21, 2013

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Nearly 1,000 call for prison reform

Oshkosh Northwestern: Nearly_1,000_prison_reform, link to article
March 21, 2013

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It’s time to rethink prison

James E. Causey – It’s time to rethink prison, link to article
March 19, 2013

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People of Faith Unite, Descend on Madison

People of faith unite, descend on Madison – Leader-Telegram: Religion, link to article
March 16, 2013

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Rally held for prison reform

Rally held for prison reform | News – Channel3000.com, link to article
March 14, 2013

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Fox 47 News Coverage of Prison Reform Rally

Fox 47 News Prison Reform Rally, link to article
March 14, 2013

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Prison Policy

The Dunn County News, link to article
March 05, 2013

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