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.
Today, I have exciting news to share: On Monday, Misael was granted a 6-month stay of removal. This protects him from deportation for six months and allows him to resume his life and work.
Very late last night, because of a problem with the lethal injection drug, Kelly's execution was postponed. And now, all planned executions in Georgia have been temporarily postponed.  This is incredibly important. Brian Terrell was scheduled to be executed in Georgia one week from today. Wow. You helped make this happen!
As people of faith, we believe in the power of forgiveness, mercy, and transformation. Yet despite the testimony of numerous clergy, theology professors, and her two children pleading for their mothers’ life, the Board of Pardons and Paroles condemned Kelly to death.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reclassify the Internet as a public utility, as essential as water and electricity, and adopted strong protections to keep the Internet open and free for this and future generations.
Right now the Internet is under attack, and I'm in the fight to save it. There's a big vote this Thursday and if people like us speak up now, we can make the moral case for why we need a free and open Internet.
After living in Sanctuary for 58 days in Philadelphia, Angela was granted a stay of deportation by our local ICE director.1 Now, she’s using her freedom to make sure no one in Sanctuary is left behind.