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CURRENT PROPOSALS WILL HARM LOW-INCOME WISCONSINITES
wereYou shall not abuse a needy and destitute laborer (Deuteronomy 24:14)
As people of faith, we believe that work is sacred and brings dignity to the worker. However, current proposals before our state legislature threaten that dignity and will harm low-income Wisconsinites. Our faith traditions teach us to honor the worker, to pay her appropriately and to reach out a helping hand to those in need.
Many of these proposals – such as drug testing and work requirements, have no purpose other than to shame and stigmatize the poor. The real shame, though, is to a society whose policies and structures serve to keep people in poverty.
These proposals were passed in the Assembly and will most likely be before the Senate on Feb. 20. Please contact your Senators and urge them to vote against these proposals.
Read more about these bills here
We are proud to announce the formation of the Dane Sanctuary Coalition. Formed in partnership with Voces de la Frontera and Centro Hispano of Madison, Dane Sanctuary organizes congregations and organizations to provide physical sanctuary to our immigrant friends and neighbors who are at risk for deportation. We do this as part of the national New Sanctuary Movement.
Watch our launch video
Learn more and sign up for volunteer opportunities here
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JOIN WFVJ's RAPID RESPONSE ADVOCACY TEAM!
Pease join our Rapid Response Advocacy Team and put your passion for justice into action! In addition to receiving our regular e-newsletter, you will receive an Action Alert email whenever there is an urgent need for legislative action. Click here to sign up!
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MOVING FROM CHARITY TO JUSTICE: A WORKSHOP IN FAITHFUL ADVOCACY!
To help us live out our commitment to faith-based social justice advocacy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice presents Moving From Charity to Justice: A Workshop in Advocacy. Learn more here.
FAITH LEADERS BUILDING COMMUNITY, STANDING TOGETHER
In the wake of our Faith Leaders Statement and Proposed Proclamation Against Hate, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice convened a group of clergy and people of faith to begin to build an interfaith movement against hate in Dane County and around our state. The overarching goal is to foster trust, build relationships, and create a strong interfaith community that will support and assist each other in the challenging times ahead. We are calling this movement Faith Leaders Building Community, Standing Together.
Read more here about this new movement and find out how to join, plus action steps you can take.