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Smart Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, Room A170 (Entrance 16), Appleton

Sean Wilson, ACLU of WisconsinThis presentation by Sean Wilson, Smart Justice Statewide Organizer for the ACLU of Wisconsin, describes the ACLU of Wisconsin’s unprecedented multi-year effort to reduce Wisconsin’s jail and prison populations by 50 percent and to eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

“Wisconsin locks up more African-American males than any other state in the country, and our state government invests more money into prisons than it does the entire University of Wisconsin System.” -Sean Wilson

For more information about Smart Justice, visit https://www.aclu-wi.org/smart-justice

Co-sponsored by ESTHER, EXPO, and the Megan Kelley Foundation

Justice for Youth: New Directions

Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Copper Rock Coffee Co, 210 W College Ave, Appleton

League of Women Voters of Appleton


Jonathan I. CloudYouth Advocacy Educational Forum

Please note new date, time, and location.

Jonathan Cloud, a 33-year human services veteran, will speak on research findings on brain development and effects of childhood trauma on youth behavior. This research has led to new strategies and changes to training on how juveniles should be treated in juvenile justice programs. Cloud is the author of Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence, and Renewing America’s Greatness, which argues for empowering youth rather than controlling them. This educational forum will provide background for the Youth Advocacy Consensus meeting, to be held on Wednesday February 6.

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - Justice for Youth: New Directions

Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Appleton Public Library, Rooms A/B, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton

League of Women Voters of Appleton


Jonathan I. CloudYouth Advocacy Educational Forum

The Appleton League has announced that, due to the winter storm, this event will not take place on Monday, January 28. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Stay tuned!

Jonathan Cloud, a 33-year human services veteran, will speak on research findings on brain development and effects of childhood trauma on youth behavior. This research has led to new strategies and changes to training on how juveniles should be treated in juvenile justice programs. Cloud is the author of Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence, and Renewing America’s Greatness, which argues for empowering youth rather than controlling them. This educational forum will provide background for the Youth Advocacy Consensus meeting, to be held on Wednesday February 6.

CANCELLED - Smart Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin

Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, Room A170 (Entrance 16), Appleton

This even has been cancelled due to extreme cold. Watch this space for a new date, tentatively February 21.

Sean Wilson, ACLU of WisconsinThis presentation by Sean Wilson, Smart Justice Statewide Organizer for the ACLU of Wisconsin, describes the ACLU of Wisconsin’s multi-year effort to reduce Wisconsin’s jail and prison populations by 50 percent and to eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

“Wisconsin locks up more African-American males than any other state in the country, and our state government invests more money into prisons than it does the entire University of Wisconsin System.” -Sean Wilson

For more information about Smart Justice, visit https://www.aclu-wi.org/smart-justice

Co-sponsored by ESTHER, EXPO, and the Megan Kelley Foundation

6th District Congressional Debate

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
St. Mary's Catholic Schools, 1050 Zephyr Drive, Neenah

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Glenn Grothman (R - incumbent)
Dan Kohl (D)

Sponsored by Democratic Party of Fond du Lac County.

For more information, see the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1033960266786716/

Assembly District 55 Candidate Forum

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Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Neenah City Hall Council Chambers, 211 Walnut St, Neenah

Candidates:

Dan Schierl (D)
Mike Rohrkaste (R)

Written questions from the audience will be accepted.

This forum will be videotaped, search for it on YouTube, find a link on the City of Neenah’s website, or find a link at lwvwinnebago.org

Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Winnebago County.

More information can be found on the event Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2119253381673155/

Assembly District 56 Candidate Forum

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Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Winneconne Public Library, 31 S 2nd St, Winneconne

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Diana Lawrence (D)

Dave Murphy (R - incumbent)

Written questions from the audience will be accepted.

This forum will be videotaped; search for it on YouTube, find a link on the City of Neenah's website, or find a link at lwvwinnebago.org

Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Winnebago County

More information at the LWV Winnebago Facebook Page for this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/815665221937121/

State Senate District 19 Candidate Forum

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Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Neenah City Hall Council Chambers, 211 Walnut St, Neenah
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Attend this forum to learn more about these candidates and their positions on issues that are important to you. Then vote your values!

Roger Roth (Incumbent - R)

Lee Snodgrass (D)

Snodgrass State Senate

Written questions will be accepted from the audience.

Help spread the word! Download and share the attached flyer.

WISDOM Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd, Pewaukee, WI

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RACE TO JUSTICE

At this forum, WISDOM leaders from around the state will be asking gubernatorial candidates very specific questions about their intentions in the areas of criminal justice reform (including parole, crimeless revocations, treatment alternatives to incarceration, Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, solitary confinement), public transportation, childhood poverty, health care, immigration, education, mining.

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Confirmed candidates so far include:

  • Matt Flynn
  • Andy Gronik
  • Mike McCabe
  • Mahlon Mitchell
  • Kelda Roys
  • Kathleen Vinehout
  • Dana Wachs

Candidates unable to attend, expressing regrets: Tony Evers, Paul Soglin

Also invited, awaiting response: Scott Walker

Hosted by the WISDOM network.

Car-pooling from Northeast Wisconsin is being arranged, including reimbursement of cost of gasoline for those who drive. Contact ESTHER by phone (920-843-8083) or email (office@esther-foxvalley.org) to make arrangements.

For the most current information, see the event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/170215040331902/

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