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People of Faith United for Justice - Madison, WI, March 14

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Marching toward the State CapitolOn March 14, 2013, ESTHER will take part in the event People of Faith United for Justice Action Day. We want to get 1,000 people from across Wisconsin to learn about key issues of justice, talk about ways to take action, and meet with our legislators at the State Capitol. We will be focusing with our legislators primarily on prison reform and the 11x15 campaign for safer and healthier communities. We hope to fill a bus for this event, and we hope to see you there!

What: People of Faith United for Justice Madison Action Day
When: Thursday, March 14, from 9:00-3:00
Where: State Capitol, Madison, WI
Cost: TBD, we hope to take a bus and include lunch. 

Tell us your Logisticare transportation story

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logisticare logoWhat has your experience been with Logisticare? ESTHER has heard that some Logisticare clients in Wisconsin have been denied transportation and have not been informed of their rights. We have also heard that some local transportation providers working with Logisticare have not been paid or were not paid in a timely manner. Some legislators are calling for an audit, but knowing specific stories and details would help a great deal. Click here to send us your story.

ESTHER Organizer Named 4 Under 40 Honoree

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Stephanie Gyldenvand, ESTHER organizer, receives recognition for her strong leadership and justice work through ESTHER and other community involvement!

Go to the Oshkosh Northwestern article.

Like ESTHER on Facebook and stay up to date on important justice initiatives in the Fox Valley

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ESTHER is now on facebook.  Give us a like and keep updated and engaged with justice issues in the news, upcoming trainings, important events, and successes in our work!

Visit us at facebook.com/esther.foxvalley

Give us a like! 

Leaders For Justice Training Sponsored by ESTHER and JOSHUA

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En español: content/capacitacion-de-lideres-por-la-justicia-patrocinada-por-esther-y-josue

This is an ideal opportunity for new leaders and for experienced leaders who want to work more effectively.  The training includes:

  • Basic overview of faith-based community organizing
  • Building relationships through one-on-one conversations
  • How to create and strengthen core teams
  • How to hold effective meetings and build strong organizations
  • Issues and how we work together to address issues
  • Planning actions to bring about strong and just communities

Date: August 26-27

Friday: We begin at 5:00 PM with a dinner followed by time for reflection. We continue with the training until 9:00 PM

Saturday: We work from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM

Place: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 740 East College Ave, Appleton

Cost: $20 including Meals (dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday)

Languages: You will be able to choose between English and Spanish

Registration: To register, contact Stephanie Gyldenvand by email at esther.foxvalley@gmail.com or by phone at920-216-0891. In the email, include your full name and your congregation or organization. Also, please let us know if you want to stay with a family on Friday night. Please send a check made out to ESTHER to 140 South Green Bay Road, Neenah, WI 54956.

 

Capacitacion de Lideres por la Justicia Patrocinada por ESTHER y JOSUE

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In English: content/leaders-justice-training-sponsored-esther-and-joshua

Esta es una oportunidad ideal por nuevos lideres asi como lideres experimentados que quieren trabajar mas eficazmente en sus organizaciones y comunidades de fe.  La capacitacion incluye:

  • Ideas basicas de organizacion comunitaria basada en la fe
  • Maneras de construir relaciones por medio de conversaciones cara-cara
  • Maneras de crear y de fortalecer equipos
  • Metodos para manejar reuniones y para construir organizaciones fuertes
  • Problemas y como podemos trabajar juntos para enfrentar las mismas
  • Planeacion de acciones para realizar comunidades justas y fuertes

Fecha: 26-27 Agosto

El viernes: Empezamos a las 5:00 PM con una cena y con tiemp de meditacion. Continuamos hasta las 9:00 PM.

El sabado: Trabajamos desde las 8:30 AM hasta las 3:30 PM

Lugar: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 740 East College Ave, Appleton

Costo: $20 con comida incluida (la cena del viernes y el desayuno y el almuerzo del sabado.

Idiomas: Usted puede escoger enter espanol y ingles

Registracion: Para registrarse, contacte a Stephanie Gyldenvand por email a esther.foxvalley@gmail.com o por telefono a 920-216-0891.  En el email ponga su nombre y appellidos y su congregacion o organizacion. Tambien cuentenos si quiere quedarse con una familia la noche del viernes. Por favor, envie un cheque a favor de ESTHER a 140 South Green Bay Road, Neenah, WI 54956.

Joint Finance Committee Public Hearing on the WI State Budget

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 New location of Joint Finance Committee Hearing - Neenah!

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
April 13, 2011
Pickard Auditorium, Neenah High School

Speak out for a just state budget! 

We will all be impacted by the proposed state budget.  Those that will sacrifice the most are those that are the most vulnerable in our midst.  The poor and working low-income families, students, seniors, immigrants, and those in need of health care will see dramatic cuts to service.  At a time where we need a focus on jobs to increase the quality of life, we call for our state legislature to consider first the quality of life for the those with the most to lose. 

If you can’t attend, please consider making a written statement (click here) for us to give to the committee.  To read WISDOM's statement on the budget, click here and visit the website Pray for Justice in Wisconsin.

 

Click on link above to watch an interview of ESTHER leader Penny Robinson during the Joint Finance Committee hearing in Stevens Point held on April 8th.

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