|Last night, JOSHUA had a BIG WIN in Brown County! With our Prison Reform Task Force leading the efforts!
“The vote was 20-6. Voting no were Green Bay supervisors Andy Nicholson, Guy Zima, Evans, John S. Vander Leest and Buckley, and Hobart Supervisor Dave Landwehr.”
We need you, this Saturday, October 7th at 9am we will gather all of JOSHUA for a group picture. Please come to St Matthew Catholic Church (130 St Matthew Street) at 9am sharp, we will gather everyone in front of the church doors and take a picture and have you all on your way by 9:30am.
We are asking all task forces, committees, workgroups, and board Members to come! If you have been a part of our group, are new to the group, help with fundraisers, issue, work or committees, we want YOU there! Click here for the facebook event page.
On Wednesday, June 21st Supervisor Mark Becker introduced a resolution to the Brown County Supervisors to Ban the Box in Brown County. Shortly after the meeting, the Human Resources Director made the decision to take the box you must check if you ever were convicted of a crime off county applications!
We currently have no box on our Brown County applications, but because this is an administrative decision, with any turn over in this position, the box could simply be added back on to applications. That is why JOSHUA along with Supervisor Mark Becker are pushing for the county to pass a “Ban the Box Ordinance”. This would make ban the box more permanent in our county and prevent any future director from adding the box back to county applications. On Wednesday July 12th, the ordinance passed through committee 3-1, but our work is not yet done.
On Wednesday, October 18th 2017 the #banthebox ordinance will go before the whole county board for a vote.
What can you do to help Ban the Box in Brown County?
- Contact your Brown County Supervisor and talk with them about why we need to permanently #banthebox in Brown County.
- Canvass with JOSHUA leaders on Saturday, October 14th in a local Brown County Community about Ban the Box, more details coming soon. Click here for the facebook event page.
- Come out on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:45pm to the Supervisor’s County Board Meeting (100 N Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301) and stand with us to #banthebox in Brown County!
Don’t know who your county supervisor is? Click here to find out!
Don’t know quite what to say to your supervisor? Click here to view some talking points.