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Help Students in Wisconsin Register to Vote

Starting college is one of the most exciting times in a student’s life, but for those attending an out-of-state school, added difficulties arise. One of the greatest challenges these students face is registering to vote. Trying to navigate voter registration brings …

Farewell from Jennifer Epps-Addison

Dear WJN members, friends, and supporters: It is with appreciation and gratitude that I announce my resignation as the Executive Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now. I humbly and sincerely thank you for allowing me to be at the helm of …

Tell Scott Walker to follow the law instead of repealing it!

WI Joint Finance Committee Republicans have released their final budget motion. If adopted in the budget, it would repeal the state’s “living wage” provision: a law over 100 years old that says that the state minimum wage has to be …

4/15: The Biggest Mobilization of Underpaid Workers IN HISTORY

Why #WeRise

Across the country, an alarming number of statehouses are moving a regressive, deplorable, anti-people, and anti-planet agenda. Corporate actors and their allies are empowered and on the move: legislatures on the state and local level are readying attacks on voting …

3/11 Day of action in Madison: RECLAIM OUR STATE!

Across the country, politicians are rigging the system for big corporations and the very wealthy while our families are struggling to get by. This has gone on for too long. As Wisconsinites, we have a choice to make. Are we …

Right to Work: not what it seems

In response to the announcement that the state legislature will be holding an extrordinary session next week to push through a “Right to Work” law, WJN has released this statement: “Right to Work” is controversial, confusing, and wrong. The groups pushing …

5 Black History Books to Read With Your Child

“Without struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass It can be challenging to talk with children about the struggle for freedom. These Black History children’s books illustrate how freedom is won through struggle and action. These Hands by Margaret …

Tell Milwaukee Common Council: Fix your broken system.

The MKE Common Council has been approving and renewing low performing and troubled charter schools for years – this is the result of a broken review process. We want that review process fixed and we do not want to see …

Wisconsin People’s Budget

On February 3, Scott Walker laid out his proposed budget for the next two years. We asked you: how would you invest in Wisconsin? Here’s how you answered.

Wisconsin People’s Budget

Martin Luther King Jr and the Fight for 15

“Now our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality. For we know now, that it isn’t enough to integrate lunch counters. What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if …

The takeover of public schools & and how to fight it

Yet again, Wisconsin Republicans are determined to get their sticky fingers on Milwaukee Public Schools. Legislators have introduced a bill that would turn our taxpayer-accountable public schools into for-profit voucher schools. The bill would also create a new unaccountable bureaucracy …

WI Repubs finally acknowledge a pay raise is needed…

….for themselves, that is. Wisconsin Republicans started their new legislative session off by tackling one of the most pressing concerns for the state: their own pocketbooks. Yes, unbelievable as it is, it is true. One of the first acts of …

14 Reasons We Can’t Breathe

On December 22, Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisolm announced his decision to clear former police officer Christopher Manney of all charges in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton. Dontre was shot 14 times. At a die-in at Mayfair Mall, demonstrators …

December strike was biggest yet!

Workers from 190 cities went on strike December 4, fighting for $15 and union rights. Watch some highlights!: Check out a handful of the local and national coverage! National Fight For a $15 Minimum Wage Spreads To New Industries, 190 …

4 ways to show your support for fast food workers

On December 4, fast food workers in Milwaukee and Madison are going on strike once again. Their movement is growing exponentially, and they are committed to making this one bigger, badder, and bolder. To make that happen, the#Fightfor15 needs you. Here …

Workers strike again!

Fast food workers in more than 160 cities have voted again to go on strike for $15/hour on Thursday, December 4th! And in Wisconsin, home care workers are joining once again to stand with fast food workers as they all …

Home care workers deserve a living wage!

Home care workers all across the country struggle to make basic ends meet while doing some of the most important work there is: caring for the most vulnerable members of our communitites. People who spend every day caring for others …

Top of Wisconsin’s agenda: minimum wage

On November 5, we woke up to raising wages at the top of Wisconsin’s agenda. Hundreds of thousands of voters made it clear that raising minimum wage is a top priority for our state. We may not agree about who …

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