100 WISDOM leaders gathered at the
state capitol today for a rousing action! After prayer and inspiring
calls to action we delivered letters to Department of Corrections
Secretary Ed Wall and legislative leaders Vos and Fitzgerald. You can
view them below.
The $5M that the Joint Finance Committee added
to the proposed budget for prison expansion last week isn't a lot of
money but it sets a direction: the wrong direction!
the nation, some led by Republicans and some led by Democrats, are
working hard to reduce their prison populations, and even to close some
facilities. They are saving millions of taxpayer dollars, and are
restoring people to their families. Unfortunately, the Wisconsin
Department of Corrections and the Joint Finance Committee seem to have a
vision of our state that goes the other direction.
Please contact your state representatives - find them here
- and tell them to take responsibility and not vote for a budget that
includes prison expansion. If they can find an extra $5M as easily as
they did last week, tell them to put it towards Treatment Alternatives,
or Transit, or our children’s education. Your message doesn’t have to
be long or eloquent but we do need for you to contact them!
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Here is recent media coverage of the work of our
Madison affiliate, MOSES. There will likely be more after today’s
events. Stay tuned!
Click to download these messages:
Memo to Secretary Wall
Memo to Speaker Vos and Senate Leader Fitzgerald