2019 Issues Briefing

2019 Issues Briefing

Collage of images taken at LWVWI's 2019 Issues Briefing event

One-hundred and seventy League members and friends gathered at LWVWI’s annual Issues Briefing on October 19 at the Radisson Hotel Madison. Between informative presentations and breakout sessions, guests had the opportunity to network with each other and the State League board and staff. They also took in the striking visual arts exhibit, Tar Sands Storytelling Project, sponsored by the Clark County Cultural Art Center, The Sierra Club-Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Youth Network.

Below is an overview of the day along with some materials and resources from the presenters and speakers. Special thanks to all who contributed to the valuable information shared and learned at this year's event.


LWVWI Announcements

Speaker Bios

Black on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1725-1866, Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, UW-Madison, Associate Professor of History

Recommended reading list

A Year of Attacks on Immigrants, Aissa Olivarez, Community Immigration Law Center, Immigration Attorney

View the Immigration presentation slides

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Progress on the Equal Rights Amendment, Janette Dean, Environmental Policy and Human Rights Advocate & Organizer

ERA Overview and Update handout 

Passage in Congress, NV Ratification & Next Steps (clickable presentation)

"Legalize Equality" 30-min. Short Version: Hard-Copy DVD ($5 by mail) for free personal & group viewings anywhere (technical problems at event prohibited viewing at Issues Briefing)

"Equal Means Equal 2-hour" Original Version: DVD for personal viewing (buy or rent to watch online) & Paid Permission for large home parties or group screenings.

Click "Get Involved" to help Virginia ratify & track House Joint Resolution 38 to lift the deadline

LWV People Powered Fair Maps 50 State Redistricting Campaign, Virginia Kase, League of Women Voters of the US, CEO

LWVUS CEO, Virginia Kase, joined us to reflect on the League’s upcoming centennial and what it means to be an organization that has been around for 100 years. "You don’t get to be a hundred-year-old organization without making an impact and being a solid organization." Power of the League is what average citizens can do when they come together to make change.

Making Democracy Work: The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, Barbara Paterick of LWV Greater Green Bay and Irene Strohbeen of LWV Appleton

NPV handout

View the NPVIC presentation slides

Wisconsin Counts: 2020 Census, Matt Dannenberg, Wisconsin Voices, Census Director

View the 2020 Census presentation slides

2020 Census handouts

Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Interactive Workshop, Tracy Williams-Maclin, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive Coach

DEI workshop presentation slides 

Environmental Advocacy and the League, Louise Petering, LWV Milwaukee Co and panel of League members

View the Environmental Advocacy presentation slides

Environmental Advocacy handout

Unlock the Vote, Jerome Dillard, EXPO, Statewide Director, and Sarah Ferber, EXPO, Associate Director

View the Unlock the Vote presentation slides

Fix the System: Electoral Innovation, Sara Eskrich, Democracy Found, Executive Director

View the Fix the System presentation slides

Tar Sands Storytelling Project

Catalogue Tar Sands Storytelling Project

Contact Info for Tar Sands Storytelling Project