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Roe protest in Eau Claire

crowd at rally in Eau Claire

Eau Claire Roe Protest

June 25, 2022

A large diverse crowd of people (we would estimate 500) took part in a rally in Eau Claire yesterday to protest the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Several scheduled speakers took part in the rally, after which many individuals spoke about their own experiences and how their lives will be affected by this court ruling. 

Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson on the Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities

Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson on the Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities.

June 2, 2021

On 5/25/2021 the Menomonie Cares group spoke to Police Chief Atkinson about the report from the Speaker's Task Force on Racial Disparities.

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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #111, Directs State-Managed Law Enforcement to Review and Update Use of Force Policies

Governor Tony Evers
April 21, 2021

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order 111, directing state-managed law enforcement, including the Department of Natural Resources Division of Public Safety and Resource Protection, the Wisconsin State Capitol Police, and the Wisconsin State Patrol, to review and update their use of force policies.

Rotten Apples, Rotten Tree

April 18, 2021

6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. My phone buzzes with a text. “What are your thoughts on Walz ordering the National Guard to Brooklyn Center?” 

Menomonie Cares discussion with Menomonie Police Chief Atkinson

Menomonie Cares discussion with Police Chief Atkinson

March 30, 2021

Members of recently had a discussion with Menomonie Police Chief Atkinson via Zoom about issues of equity and community policing.

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Menomonie Cares stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community

Menomonie Cares Logo
March 26, 2021

We appreciate and stand in solidarity with our Asian Americans and Pacific Islander friends and neighbors. We condemn anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander racism, hate crimes, and violence. We acknowledge both the interpersonal and structural racism and violence our Asian American and Pacific Islander community members face in their daily lives and we stand with them.

Gov Evers proposes legalizing marijuana

February 7, 2021

Governor Tony Evers is proposing legalizing marijuana in the state and taking some of the tax proceeds to pay for equity initiatives and rural schools. In this budget proposal the governor expects revenues of $165 million per year to the state starting in fiscal year 2023.

Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton and UW-Eau Clare Counseling Services to receive Regents' Diversity Awards

Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton
February 1, 2021

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 13th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 5 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each recipient is awarded $7,500 to support professional development or continue the program being honored.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council

Governor Tony Evers
February 1, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today announced 30 appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion.

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