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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
Rev. Hancock outlines the entire campaign in 10 minutes on Public Radio: http://www.wpr.org/listen/613606
Listen to the whole Press Conference here, thanks to Wisconsin Eye http://www.wiseye.org/Programming/VideoArchive/EventDetail.aspx?evhdid=8919
Over 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.
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/.
Pastor Joe is a retired ELCA Pastor, former President of MICAH, and WISDOM Organizer Emeritus!