Sisters Rising Film Talkback

Congresswoman Moore is featured in the film Sisters Rising and will be participating in a talkback after its screening in the Minority Health Film Festival this week (flyer attached).  Join the directors, co-producer, and the Congresswoman this Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1:30pm CT.

WHEN: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1:30pm CT

WATCH TRAILER HERE: https://www.sistersrisingmovie.com/

BUY TICKETS: https://mkefilm.org/mhff

*Virtual tickets for SISTERS RISING are $2.99. And will be available through the festival website starting September 10th

*To provide ease of access for public viewing, the talkback will stream live on Milwaukee Film's festival platform, as well as the Milwaukee Film Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.

Sisters Rising is an urgent call to action, a gorgeous portrait of women acting in solidarity, and a demand for tribal sovereignty and self-determination as the necessary step towards ending violence against Indigenous women in the United States.

"The abhorrent violence that is a constant in the lives of Indigenous peoples impacts Indigenous women first,” says Co-producer Jaida Grey Eagle (Ogala Lakota), “We are on the frontlines of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization, and it is vitally important that the world see and hear us.”

Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. 1 in 3 Native women report having been raped during her lifetime and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. These perpetrators exploit gaps in tribal jurisdictional authority and target Native women as ‘safe victims’. SISTERS RISING follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows: a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom, an attorney fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty, a teacher of Indigenous women’s self-defense, grassroots advocates working to influence legislative change, and the author of the first anti-sex trafficking code to be introduced to a reservation’s tribal court. Their stories shine an unflinching light on righting injustice on both an individual and systemic level.

https://www.sistersrisingmovie.com/

 


Plans in progress for virtual County Party Dinner-details to be forthcoming

Information coming soon.


Protect Democracy – Be a Poll Worker on November 3rd!

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The City of Milwaukee Election Commission is looking for hardworking citizens that have a dedication to democracy and protecting voter rights to work at the polls. 

 

Election Inspectors play a vital role at voting sites. They work directly with voters and assist them in any of the following capacities:

 

  • Check-in registered voters and provide the voters with a ballot and voter number.
  • Register qualified individuals to vote who are new voters or have an address or name change.
  • Handle the voting machine to verify ballots are accepted and give out "I Voted" stickers.

 

Election Inspectors are paid $230 (hazard pay increase for 2020 Fall Elections) for a full-day shift and are required to attend one paid training class ($21.75) or retraining ($15.00). To receive training class payment, you are required to work on Election Day. Lunch and dinner breaks are allowed for full-day shift workers. A full-day shift is 6:00 a.m. to close of the voting site.

 

For more information and to fill out an application, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Biden-Harris Yard Signs

We know you can't wait to display your very own yard sign supporting our nominee, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Kamala Harris, for President and Vice President of the United States. Alas, we do not yet have any Biden-Harris signs to distribute. We will let you know when we do have them. Be patient.


Resources to Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please find Resources to Help during the Coronavirus Pandemic that will be helpful to your constituents.  We will continue to add updates as they become available and you can find more  information on Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s page at https://gwenmoore.house.gov/

Take care and stay healthy.


  Resources to Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dear friend,

I want to help you and your family access the information and resources you need during this public health crisis. I have resources on my website that can provide answers on how to receive student loan forbearance, apply for unemployment benefits, and more.

Though times are tough, I know we will forge through this together. Our community is strong and is already working together and helping others in times of need. I will continue fighting for legislation that puts workers first, makes COVID-19 treatment accessible and affordable, provides support that can sustain our economy, and ensures that state, local and tribal officials can access the resources they need to protect our communities.

I, along with my offices are following guidance from public health officials to keep others safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. My D.C. and district office staff are working remotely and are still working for you. If you need assistance, please leave a message at (414) 297-1140, as my staff checks messages regularly.

Your friend,

Gwen

 

 


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