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U.S Dept. of Defense Lifts Ban on Transgender Military Service

Secretary Ash Carter announced today Transgender Service Members will be able to openly serve their country.  Fair Wisconsin applauds this policy change and Secretary Carter’s leadership on the issue.  Allowing Service Members to serve authentically creates a win-win scenario for Dept. of Defense and its employees.  DOD leaders understand what…

Pocan Applauds Defense Department’s Removal of Transgender Service Ban

Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after Secretary Ash Carter officially announced the Department of Defense’s decision to lift its ban on transgender people from serving in the armed forces. “Following in the footsteps of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, this is another significant step…

Tommy Award Recipient is Finalist for Jimmy™ Awards in NYC

MADISON, Wis. – The winners of the eighth annual The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA/Jimmy™ Awards) were determined and announced last night, Monday, June 27, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway in New York, NY. Kailey Boyle from Middleton High School was one of six finalists to receive…

Madison Symphony Orchestra Board Announces New Officers, Directors, and Advisors

The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Board recently elected new officers, directors, and advisors for the 2016-17 Season. The Board consists of 39 elected directors serving 3-year terms, plus several ex-officio directors, who also have voting privileges. The following are the newly-elected officers, directors and advisors for the 2016-2019 seasons. Officers:…

Alianza Latina to hold vigil Saturday for victims of Orlando shooting

Alianza Latina (And LGBT+ Latino groups) and UNIDOS, in collaboration with members of the greater Madison community, will hold a vigil on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at 2875 Fish Hatchery Rd Fitchburg WI 53713 in memoriam for the victims who lost their lives in Orlando, FL. The…

Pocan Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The shooting claimed the lives of 49 people as they celebrated Pride Month, making it the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history. “As…

ARCW President and CEO Michael Gifford’s statement on the Orlando shooting

ARCW President and CEO Michael Gifford issued the following statement on the Orlando shooting this past weekend: Unfortunately, mass shootings have become so regular in our country that many of us have become numb to their news. For so many of us, though, Orlando will forever be seared into our…

Arts + Literature Laboratory Receives Madison Arts Commission Grant

Arts + Literature Laboratory successfully competed for one of 55 grants from the Madison Arts Commission this year. The MAC is the City Commission with a 2016/2017 budget of $107,000.00 for grant funding from the Cities Operating Budget. This amount includes a matching grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board. This…

Overture Center To Host Local Groups for ‘Make Music Madison’

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center will host three local groups on Fairchild Street stage on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 for Make Music Madison, the city’s annual one-day free, outdoor music festival. About groups performing on the Fairchild Street stage: 10 AM – 11 AM:  No Name String Band o   The No Name…

Local High School Students Create Consent PSA

(MADISON,WI) Today, sexual assault is one step closer to ending. A group of 13 high school students from Dane County released a PSA entitled Consent is Classic. The PSA shows scenes of couples asking for consent from the 1920s to the present era. The young people featured in the video,…

Pocan Announces 2016 Summer Office Hours

MADISON – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the schedule for Summer Office Hours across Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. Outreach staff will be present at each event. Rep. Pocan’s outreach staff will work directly with constituents to answer questions and help address any concerns with federal agencies, including the…

Registration Opens for Overture’s Rising Stars

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center is now accepting registrations for the third annual Overture’s Rising Stars. Performers from South Central Wisconsin will participate in the preliminary audition at Overture Center, Full Compass, or the Westside Community Services Building. Online registration is open as of Wednesday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m….