Here is your weekly update of Wisconsin Voices Table Partners’:
Events and Announcements
- LiberateMKE Happening!
- Wisdom – Caravan to the Governor’s Mansion
- Metcalfe Park Community Bridges – Be the Bridge Mutual Aid Initiative
- Wisconsin Leadership Development – Online Course
- Milwaukee Riverkeeper Upcoming Event
- A Better Wisconsin Together is Hiring
- Voces is Hiring
- Wisdom is Hiring
- WISPIRG is Hiring
- EXPO is Hiring
- League of Women Voters (Milwaukee County) is Hiring
- Wisconsin Conservation Voices is Hiring
- Southside Organizing Center is Hiring
- Citizen Action is Hiring
Now is the time for action. We are seeing legislatures from cities across the country making commitments to shrink police budgets. Here in Milwaukee our Common Council is proposing a 10% cut to MPD. THAT’S NOT ENOUGH!
Email your alderperson and demand they divest from police and invest in the communities we deserve! Here is a sample script.
Despite continued profiling, harassment, terror and killing of Black communities, the Milwaukee legislature continues to invest in the police, which leaves Black communities vulnerable and our communities no safer.
We must begin the process of defunding the police by divisting $75 million and putting resources towards community-led solutions to safety, such as mental health resources, solutions to the opioid epidemic, affordable housing, and public health approaches to violence prevention.
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges
“Be The Bridge Mutual Aid Initiative”
Covid-19 has shown the U.S. that pandemics do not affect communities equally. While causing harm for all who are unfortunate enough to contract the disease, its impact on poor communities of color has been catastrophic. African Americans are only 13% of the US population but are 30% of those who are affected by Covid-19 and 42% of its deaths. This disproportionality reflects structural inequities, such as health, employment, and opportunity that exist in our country and are the state of being in low-income communities of color in Milwaukee, where blacks represent 27% of the population, but make up 52% of Covid-19 cases and 86 of the City’s 164 deaths. Metcalfe Park Community Bridges (a resident-developed, resident-led community-based organization) addresses this tremendous gap by sharing important resources with our family, Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood (which is 98% African American). Our work lifts the power and action of our family to improve community well-being, increase community connectedness and minimize the risk of COVID-19 to this small, but civically active community of 8,000 residents. Together we are committed to bridging the gap between our beloved neighborhood and the larger City. To date, we have served 3,000 residents. An anonymous donor has offered to match dollar for dollar all donations up to $5,000 during this appeal to fight COVID-19 in Metcalfe Park. You can help make sure that we can be there for our community in this time of uncertainty. We want to share with you a short video of our Be the Bridge Mutual Aid Initiative that brings food and supplies to more than 2,000 of our at-risk family members. https://youtu.be/Zg3ol5kFbLs
WiLD Academy – Online Course May 4 – June 29
Organizing for this Moment
As we make sense of our lives during the challenges posed by this global pandemic, it’s natural to feel paralyzed by fear and isolation. Yet, within this time of great uncertainty—not only concerning public health, but also an upcoming election where Wisconsinites could decide the next President of the United States—there are opportunities to come together and inspire leadership. Since knocking on doors and holding public gatherings are not options right now, the WiLD Project is re-imagining a way forward. We are proud to announce the WiLD Academy, a new online opportunity for ongoing learning, developing ourselves as organizers, and building the foundation for effective campaigns that can rise to the challenges of the moment.
What You Will Learn
This 8-week online course on Leadership, Organizing, and Action, presented by the Wisconsin Leadership Development Project (WiLD Project), offers participants the opportunity to learn five basic leadership practices:
- How to articulate a story of why you were called to lead, a story of those whom you hope to mobilize, and a story of action: self, us, and now.
- How to build intentional relationships as the foundation of purposeful collective action.
- How to structure your team with shared purpose, ground rules, and roles for effective leadership.
- How to strategize turning your resources into the power to achieve clear goals.
- How to translate strategy into measurable, motivational, and effective action.
Click here for more information!
- 6/23 – Paddle the Milwaukee River with Milwaukee Kayak Company
A Better Wisconsin Together is hiring a Research and Comms Associate. This is an exciting position where you will be at the heart of testing and implementing cutting edge program strategy to advance progressive values. Along with rapid response and earned media, ABWT will engage Wisconsinites on issues using paid digital, television and radio communications. This is an associate level position based in Madison, Wisconsin, but may require some travel, as well as evening and weekend hours, as needed. We are a small, nimble team working in a fast-paced environment on the frontlines of the fight to advance progressive values and policies in Wisconsin. The job requires a candidate with the ability to take direction, as well as be self-directed in solo and collaborative environments. Attention to detail is a must. Click here for full job description. To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line: Research and Communications Associate.
Wisdom is Hiring
We are looking for a creative and nimble Digital Strategist to run digital campaigns and produce digital content to motivate, engage and grow digital audiences across a set of aligned movement organizations under the WISDOM and WISDOM Action Network banners. The position will include assisting with the creation of digital assets for the WISDOM Network. Required skills include: ability to quickly translate communications strategies and objectives into digital assets, tools and resources; good writing skills, with an eye for design; ability to quickly produce clean, persuasive copy and social media graphics; ability to work with a coalitional team to build cross-racial solidarity and engage voters in Wisconsin. This position will report to the State Integrated Voter Engagement Coordinator. This is a full-time, limited term role that can be done remotely from anywhere in the United States. However, regardless of location, the candidate should expect to work a regular schedule of 9am-6pm Central Time. Occasional work on nights and weekends will be required. This position will certainly be for the remainder of 2020. The results of the work, and availability of funding will determine whether or not the position will exist in 2021. Benefits: compensation for this role includes a salary starting at $40-45,000/year, health and dental insurance, sick leave, vacation, and opportunities for training. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please email your resume, answers to the items below, and a sample of your work as an attachment to: [email protected] In lieu of a traditional cover letter please address the following: 1. Why you are applying for this job (Word limit: 200). 2. Something you’ve done that demonstrates your creativity and/or strategic sensibility in the digital realm (Word limit: 200). 3. In the “While not expected, a strong candidate might have one or more of the following” section above, which of these bullet points do you believe you bring to the table and in what ways? Please be sure to include your last name and “Digital Strategist” in the subject line of the email.
WISPIRG is hiring a Public Interest Advocate and Public Interest Fellow.
Public Interest Advocate (3 to 5 years of experience required; Madison, WI). The Public Interest Advocate will be responsible for helping to determine which issues to prioritize in Wisconsin, and developing the strategy, approach and local message to win our issue campaigns. You’ll meet with local, state and federal decision-makers and opinion leaders, and represent our organization to allies and the media. You’ll also help build and foster our grassroots and online base of support. Finally, you’ll help recruit staff and volunteers to join us, fundraise for our programs, and maintain good systems for tracking and building on our work. Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees. WISPIRG offers a competitive benefits package. Get the full job description here.
Public Interest Fellow (entry-level; Madison, WI). The Fellowship is a one-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. As a Fellow, you won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working to protect consumers and enable citizens to lead healthier, safer, more secure lives. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results. You’ll run a grassroots campaign office each summer during your fellowship where you’ll hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers to raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns. Salary: $28,000-$30,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Get the full job description here.
EXPO is Hiring! EXPO seeks to hire a Data Fellow whose primary goal is to streamline the collection and organization of data and organizational documentation in collaboration with organizers and researchers. The ideal candidate will be digitally literate, highly motivated, able to work remotely and stay on task, interested in data or research, willing to take direction, and able to work as a team player. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. EXPO is an equal opportunity employer, and when possible, we make a particular effort to recruit people of color and those with conviction histories. This is a fellowship that begins on June 15, 2020 and ends on August 15th 2021. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to commit to the entire fellowship. How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Feber, Associate State Director of EXPO, [email protected] by June 1th. All interviews will be conducted digitally. For complete job description, click here.
LWV Milwaukee County is seeking to fill the following positions: Administrative Support Coordinator. The Administrative Support Coordinator is responsible for providing clerical, administrative, and project support to the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County (LWVMC). This individual must be a well-organized, detail-oriented, flexible self-starter who can work with minimal supervision and handle a variety of administrative requests. The position reports to the President of the Board. This is a part-time position, 10-20 hours per week; some work can be done remotely. The compensation is $15.00/hour. Click here for full job description. To apply: Email cover letter and resume to Lorna Grade at [email protected]
Wisconsin Conservation Voices is hiring Organizers (Regional [Native Vote], Madison and Milwaukee), and a Communications and Digital Engagement Specialist. Regional (Tribal) Organizer, As a regional tribal organizer, you will be assigned to at least two reservations or tribal communities in Wisconsin. Locations may include Oneida, Menominee, Milwaukee, Red Cliff, Bad River, Lac du Flambeau, Potawatomi, and Lac Courte Oreilles. This is a Part-Time position (15-20 hrs/wkly), mid-to-late June ~ Nov. 13, Salary: $18/hour; technology stipend and paid time off. Report to: Dee Sweet, First Nations Organizer, Anjali Bhasin, Civic Engagement Director. Madison Organizer, Will manage a nonpartisan voter registration program focused on voter registration in traditionally underrepresented communities in Madison. Salary: $38,000$-40,000 annual equivalent. Salary commensurate with experience. Strong benefits package, including health insurance, technology stipend, and paid time off. This is a temporary position that will end in November 2020. Due to COVID-19, this person must be able to work from home. Milwaukee Organizer, Will manage a nonpartisan voter registration program focused on voter registration in traditionally underrepresented communities in Milwaukee. Salary: $38,000-$40,000 annual equivalent. Salary commensurate with experience. Strong benefits package, including health insurance, technology stipend, and paid time off. This is a temporary position that will end in November 2020. Due to COVID-19, this person must be able to work from home. Communications and Civic Engagement Specialist, Will support our voter registration and Native Vote programs. Salary: $45,000-$53,000 annual equivalent. Salary commensurate with experience. Strong benefits package, including health coverage, technology stipend, and paid time off. This is a temporary position that will end in November 2020. Due to COVID-19, this person must be able to work from home. Click here for full job descriptions. To apply: Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to resumes received by June 19, 2020. Email your resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected] with the appropriate job title in the subject line. You may also mail your application materials to: Dee Sweet, First Nations Organizer | Wisconsin Conservation Voices | 800 Chicago St. | Green Bay, WI 54301
SOC is hiring
- Living & working through Social Justice
- Working with (grassroots organizing) and for (advocacy) near Southside residents to ensure their neighborhoods are safe, livable and economically vibrant
- Ensuring residents have a voice, vote and vehicle to work together
- Working together as a wider Milwaukee community
Click here for open positions and full job descriptions.
Webinars, Trainings and Quizzes
|The Lookbook Check out the Brand new State Voices Lookbook HERE! Don’t see yourselfor your table represented? Don’t despair — contact Steven and Jordan to find out if you’ve turned in everything needed to get into the next update!|
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