Outdoor presence at Joint Finance Committee Hearing in Whitewater - April 9

Event Dates: 
04/09/21

Join Us for a Covid-Safe Outdoor Presence for a JUST State Budget at the First Joint Finance Committee In-person Hearing starting at 10 AM on 4/9/21 in Whitewater, WI. Click HERE to receive more information. Share event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/144239297616066

Supporters of a just Wisconsin budget are gathering at UW-Whitewater in Whitewater, WI on Friday, April 9th.

We are many groups that support one or more of the 6 budget priority areas identified in the Coalition for a Just Wisconsin Budget's "Call for a Just WI Budget":
* Worker/Economic Justice ($15/hour minimum wage, worker rights, Covid relief for all workers.)
* Health and Safety Justice (Expand BadgerCare - accept the $1.6 billion - Save money, insure more people!)
* Legalize and Tax Marijuana (Freedom and Big Revenue Boost for WI)
* Climate Justice (Green Jobs, Energy Conservation, Office of Environmental Justice, Clean Transportation)
* Criminal Justice Reform (Close 2 Facilities, Increase Treatment Alternatives and Diversions Funding)
* Education Justice (Full 2/3 funding for public schools, High Quality Education for Every Child)
You can view the entire call, sign on to it, and see a list of its current endorsers at: https://docs.google.com/.../1C5SETj74LxEHCSS.../edit...
Given the realities of the pandemic, we are not encouraging or discouraging indoor participation at this hearing. We believe that the Joint Finance Committee should be providing more covid-cautious virtual opportunities for Wisconsinites to share their public testimony, and we are calling on them to do so. (They have scheduled only one virtual hearing on April 28th)
To find out more information about both the one virtual and the three in-person hearings, or to submit a comment, go to:
https://legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments
Sign up using the link below, to learn more about possible car caravans going to UW Whitewater and other updates regarding this event.
For more information, Call Tim at 608-630-3633 or go to http://buildingunitywisconsin.org/event/jfc-hearings-in-person-whitewater-wi/

For more information, contact: buildingunitywi@gmail.com