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SOPHIA's Sat., April 23 Prayer Breakfast will feature peace activist Captain Paul K. Chappell, a 2002 West Point graduate, who served in Iraq.  He is an author, a national and international speaker, Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, who also leads workshops on peace.

‘Why Peace is Possible' will be Paul’s Keynote topic at the Prayer Breakfast.

The son of a black/caucasian father and Korean mother, Paul has written a series of books about waging peace, ending war and what it means to be human.

His ability as a speaker, motivator and anti-war activist has established him as an outstanding voice for peace and justice.


Task Force Updates: Transit


Words from WISDOM

  • Call to Action: PayDay Lending Banks Should Stay Out of Payday LendingIn past years, WISDOM took on payday lending in Wisconsin and was successful in gaining protections to cap interest rates and limit the number of rollovers allowed. We believe regulation of lending is a moral issue. No amount of corporate lobbying or campaign contributions can blind people of faith to the clear moral and ethical imperative to protect the needy from the unscrupulous.Banks want to back in to the payday lending business. They are attacking hard won consumer protections like the ones we fought hard to win in Wisconsin. We have to stop them!Here’s what you can do to help right now: Sign on to this letter urging banks to ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2017, 5:18 PM by Sophia Webmaster
  • State Transportation Budget Action Alert We still don’t have a Wisconsin state transportation budget!

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW:
1. Calls: Now more than ever it's time to contact your elected officials. Find your Assembly Representative and Senator here.
  Script: Hi, my name is ____ and I’m a constituent from [hometown].  I’m calling because I want to encourage the Representative/Senator to focus on meeting important local needs in the transportation budget.   Please cut spending on highway mega-projects and invest in local needs - like repairing existing roads and funding public transit that connects people to jobs and the places they want to go. I also want to make sure that public transit stays in the segregated transportation fund.  Thank you!
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    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 1:34 PM by Sophia Webmaster
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  • A day with out immigrants

    A Day without Latinos and Immigrants:

     

    At least 30,000 people were at attendance.  That cold Wisconsin winter was filled with energy, optimism, culture and brotherhood.  Local Mexican restaurants were handing out food and drinks,  I also had the opportunity to observe and record a wonderful group of young kids performing an Aztec traditional dance.

     

    On February 18th, 2016 many organizations gathered in Madison our state capitol to protest anti-immigrant bills.  Bill ab450 on the assembly had passed and was headed to the senate as bill sb369. The other bill sb533 had passed both assembly and the senate and into the governor’s desk for signature.

     

    Because of the controversy of this legislation and the fear it created among the immigrant community, it created an opportunity to find out what exactly the Immigrant community has to offer this wonderful state of Wisconsin. 

     

    On that day the majority of Latino Immigrants had the spot light on them.  The media coverage was vast and many employers and consumers really missed our brothers and sisters at their place of employment.  Restaurants were short staffed, some factories closed out their production lines completely and dairy farms were operating on a skeleton staff just to name a few.  It was certainly an eye opening experience to many Wisconsin employers. 

     

    The immigrant community is a vital part of our economy.  The dairy industry is extremely dependent on the immigrant workforce.  It is estimated that 80% of the workforce is immigrant labor and a 40.3 Billion dollars per year industry. 

     

    By creating legislation that makes Wisconsin a hostile environment to our immigrant community we are at jeopardy of losing this wonderful workforce we have come to take for granted.  Prime examples of legislation that created the immigrant community to flee happened in Arizona, Georgia and Alabama.  These states have suffered tremendous economic hardships. 

     

    On March 15th 2016 the senate had the last session for the year.  The big test for the immigrant community of Wisconsin was about to take place.  Would bill ab450/sb369 be introduced for a vote? Will it pass?  Will all the hard work and the incredible display of solidarity be in vain?  The answer to all is NO.  The bill was not introduced and therefore it died in the senate.  This was a huge victory to the immigrant community.  Many will be able to have a good night sleep, cancel the possibility of moving to more “friendly” state and continue with life’s goals and dreams. 

    Posted Mar 27, 2016, 9:20 AM by Bernie Gonzalez
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SOPHIA's Community Organizer ...

Bernardo Gonzalaz


 


 

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AMOS + CUSH + ESTHER + JOB + JONAH + JOSHUA + MICAH + NAOMI + RIC + SOPHIA

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