In Wisconsin, there's a network of people of faith and congregations who are working for stronger families, safer communities, and healthier lives.
Their bold plan – and the title of the petition Pastor Michael Mueller started on the Groundswell platform – is Shrink Wisconsin's Prison Population by 50%.
And next week – on Tuesday, February 12th – Pastor Mueller is delivering the petition to Governor Scott Walker himself. In his words:
As people of faith and moral calling, we can no longer tolerate our neighbors suffering after being imprisoned because of treatable mental health issues and substance abuse. We call on our representatives to help heal our communities with funding for treatment alternatives and diversions for our neighbors.
It's an uplifting and redemptive vision of giving people a second chance that could only come out of the faith community.
Pastor Mueller and the WISDOM network in Wisconsin are living a belief in the dignity and infinite worth of each and every human life – that we're all part of a sacred community, called to work for justice and liberation, to see the triumph of love and hope over fear.
We praise this transformative and powerful campaign in Wisconsin and hope you will support Pastor Mueller and people of faith in Wisconsin.
Despite overwhelming support in Tucson and across the country – from the grassroots to top political and religious leaders – Rosa is still in Sanctuary because if she left our church, she could be deported.
Join me in creating a moral mandate for the Wage Board to raise fast food wages to $15 an hour – the amount our working neighbors have been calling for in New York and around the country.
As people of faith, we're calling on our Senator Mark Kirk to lead by example and to protect the TVPRA. With his compassion for immigrant and human rights issues, we’re confident we can inspire him to support the TVPRA.
I just received an urgent message from a key Baltimore organizer, Dayvon Love, asking for Jewish support to call a special session of the Maryland General Assembly to reform police rules that have prevented accountability in many other cases and invest in jobs and housing in Black neighborhoods in Baltimore.
Tell the Pennsylvania State Legislature to pass a fair funding formula and transform our tax system so we can fully fund our schools.
Our hearts beat for Baltimore this week as the city and the nation react to the horrific death of Freddie Gray in police custody.