Please read the Cap Times opinion piece by our own Steve Starkey, calling upon our government to step up and defend the human rights for LGBTQ individuals around the world. We need to both set the example here at home in the United States and to push for other nations to respect all lives.
Make your voice heard and ask your elected officials to show their support for Joint Resolution 9, which clearly proclaims that Wisconsin is state that respects and values people of all races, cultures, and religious backgrounds and will not tolerate hate and violence towards anyone.
How can you reach your elected officials?
Find your elected officials and their contact information using our Elected Officials resource page.
What is Joint Resolution 9?
The full text of the resolution is available below, but here are the four resolutions in their entirety. This should be something that everyone in the country, not just Wisconsin, can proudly support:
- Condemns Islamophobia and all hateful speech and violent action directed at Muslims, those perceived to be Muslims, immigrants, and people of color.
- Categorically rejects political tactics that use fear to manipulate voters or to gain power or influence.
- Commits to pursuing a policy agenda that affirms civil and human rights and ensures that those targeted on the basis of race, religion, or immigration status can turn to their government without fear of recrimination.
- Reaffirms the value of a pluralistic society, the beauty of a culture composed of multiple cultures, and the inalienable right of every person to live and practice his or her faith without fear.
Watch this excellent discussion about what we are starting to build here with our movement. Neil Heinen talks with Advisory Board members Masood Akhtar, Nino Amato, Dale Schultz, Pardeep Kaleka, and Rabbi Bonnie Margulis about why we need this movement now more than ever and what has got them involved.