The Big View Event – Housing Task Force

JOSHUA is partnering with Circles Green Bay for their Big View Event which is focused on the housing crisis within the Green Bay community.

We invite you to join us on Monday, April 29th from 6:30 to 8pm at the Green Bay Community Church in the Care Center! Please click here for the facebook event page.

Please use this link to sign up if you plan on attending: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-view-event-registration-58816402443

April 24 Green Bay’s Joint Finance Committee Budget Hearing

Do you want to speak to members of Joint Finance committee about what you feel needs to be included in the state budget concerning criminal justice reform, transportation, environmental justice or other budgetary concerns?

JOSHUA is organizing a delegation to attend the hearing at UW-Green Bay on April 24 from 10 am to 5 pm. If you’d like to attend or participate, please sign up here, and someone will contact you to follow up.

If you’d rather attend on your own, do know that you have the opportunity to weigh in on any or all of the items in the budget by speaking at one of the public hearings, submitting written testimony…or both.

The closest public hearing is:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University Union – Phoenix Rooms
2430 Campus Court
Green Bay, WI 54311

If possible, attend the public hearing. The day will be long, but interesting. Get there before 10:00 a.m., especially if you plan to speak, and sign in at the check-in table. Or come after your work day when the line is shorter. It is customary for two minutes to be allowed for oral testimony. Write your testimony down. Time it. Practice it. Make your two minutes count! Speaking directly to legislators is more powerful than having a staffer read your written testimony. But, do leave a copy that includes your name, address and phone number at the check-in table. Even if you don’t speak, be there to support others.

If you prefer to submit written testimony instead of speaking, you can drop it off at the check-in table. You can submit as many written comments as you like, of any length. Address only one issue in each written submission. You can also email your statements to the committee clerk at: BudgetComments@legis.wisconsin.gov. Again, be sure to include your complete contact information.

Check out the Budget-in-Brief here: doa.wi.gov/budget/SBO/2019-21%20Budget%20in%20Brief.pdf

Madison Action Day 2019

What is it?

More than 1,000 people from all parts of Wisconsin will gather in Madison to celebrate our common values of fairness, solidarity, and racial and economic justice.  We will rally together, and we will visit all our state Senators and Assembly representatives.

What Issues Will We Talk About?

Closing MSDF, Ending Crimeless Revocations, No New Prisons!
Money Saved by Reducing Prison Populations Needs to be Used for:  
More Money for Treatment, Better Mass Transit, Bettter Schools, Better Health Care, Decent Job Opportunities for All!

What time on March 26?

Buses leave from West Side Moravian Church (1707 S Oneida Street, Green Bay WI 54304) at 6:00 am.

How Much Will It Cost?

$40 per person, including transportation and lunch.  (Some scholarships might be available. People who cannot attend but wish to support the effort might consider making a donation to fund someone else.)

Click here for the 2019 MAD Registration form.  Want to register online? Click “pay now” below.

Click here for the JOSHUA MAD Flyer.

Click here for the facebook event page.

 

 

Community Forum on Excessive Supervision

Join us for this special event that will include a presentation on Columbia University Justice Lab’s paper on mass supervision in Wisconsin and a discussion featuring people who have been directly impacted by Wisconsin’s horrific, racist system of mass supervision.

The community forum will be followed by a state budget advocacy training lead by organizers of WISDOM and EXPO.

Thursday, January 24th 2019
at 6pm
West Side Moravian Church
(1707 S Oneida Street, Green Bay Wisconsin 54304)

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2249540545315430/

Budget Hearing Tomorrow! Come Stand with JOSHUA!

Come stand with JOSHUA, ESTHER, and EXPO on Tuesday, December 11th at 4:30-6pm as we attend the State Budget hearing in Green Bay WI (University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Phoenix Room. 2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311).
 
Planning to attend? Scroll down for how to sign up.
 
JOSHUA ESTHER and EXPO leaders will be speaking on very important budgetary items including but not limited to the following:
-Treatment Alternatives and Diversions (TAD)
-Crimeless Revocations
-CLOSEmsdf
-Solitary Confinement
-Parole and Compassionate Release
-Transportation
 
If you have one, be sure to wear your JOSHUA, ESTHER, or EXPO t-shirt or button!
 
3 Steps to Sign up
 
B) Want to stay in the loop with updates and reminders for JOSHUA for this event? Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/T4DH0nsbdhqti37L2
 
C) Share with those around you!