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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Rep. Pocan: Senate’s Tax Cut/Health Care Bill Will Cause 394,100 Wisconsinites to Lose Coverage

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Center for American Progress found that 394,100 Wisconsinites would lose coverage under the Senate’s tax cut/health care bill. Additionally, the analysis concludedthat exchange…

Overture Center for the Arts Summer Exhibitions Portray Impact of Incarceration

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center’s Summer Galleries will feature exhibitions and events regarding prison, incarceration and the impact on the local community. Overture’s Galleries and all related programming (listed below) are free, open and accessible to the public. Exhibition: Captured by Amber Sowards | Gallery II | June 13-September 3,…

Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda Returns with Summer Sessions

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda offers a diverse lineup of local and regional performers and educators, selected exclusively for children and their families at no cost. The program will continue during the summer with scheduled events that are free and open to the public. “Kids in…

PrideFest Milwaukee makes history with record-breaking attendance

Milwaukee, WI –  Last weekend, beautiful weather and beautiful people combined at Milwaukee’s lakefront for the 30th anniversary of PrideFest Milwaukee, one of the nation’s largest celebrations of LGBTQ culture and community. With 37,682 visitors attending this year’s festival, attendance was up 13%over the previous record of 33,438 set in 2016….

Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County taking applications now for new scholarship

Apply today! ¡Apliquen hoy! Incredible Scholarships offered to the community! ¡Increíbles becas para la comunidad! Information in English and Spanish Información en Inglés y a Español —- ORGULLO LATINX LGBT+ OF DANE COUNTY Presents the LGBT+ Community Hero Scholarships Through these scholarships, Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County recognizes the…

Event Set to Fight Persecution of Foreign LGBT People

MADISON, WISCONSIN – In response to a growing wave of violence and persecution of sexual minorities in Chechnya, LGBTQ community members in Dane County have scheduled a fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian human rights project. Organizers are collecting donations and recruiting sponsors for the event to be held from…

Reps. Mark Spreitzer, JoCasta Zamarripa, and Sen. Tim Carpenter introduce the Privacy Protection and Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act

MADISON – Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) held a press conference today in the State Capitol to introduce a bill that would add protections to Wisconsin statutes against discrimination based on a person’s gender identity or gender expression. Reps. Spreitzer and Zamarripa are the Assembly lead authors, with Sen. Carpenter in…