Our Voice

October 23, 2018

http://www.kenoshanews.com/opinion/local_columnists/my-turn-jodi-muerhoff/article_ab7e5ef9-f318-5c80-a5b6-875feabc3ba6.html

The power of the people is stronger than the people in power.

Government is more than a handful of elected representatives; it is the millions of people who have entrusted them with the power to make decisions that impact their lives.

Government often feels far away in Washington, D.C., mired in chaos and in...

October 6, 2018

A recent conversation with a friend about our sons’ upcoming college break reminded me how different our worries are about their safety. My son and other members of an outdoor club planned to hike out west during spring break. There were things that concerned me about the trip: whether he could afford it, if he had the proper clothing, would they drive safely.

After listening to my concerns, my friend said her son and his frien...

July 30, 2018

It would seem unnecessary to say that the brutal murder of a young mother should not be the punchline of a joke on social media meant to sell gasoline at a local chain; yet a Kenosha station owner chose to create this post, even while our community was grieving over the murder trial of a local teenage girl.

It would seem unnecessary to say a woman’s head injury which led to her being hospitalized, traumatized and losing her job...

July 28, 2018

As July comes to a close, we are just one month from the year anniversary of Trump rescinding the DACA program. The president instructed our congressional leaders to pass long-term legislation that would keep Dreamers in the U.S., able to study, work and play. All this time, we have been waiting for Congress to act.

Several times we have seen a dust-up and immigration come back to the forefront of the news cycle. Each time, how...

May 11, 2018

The Coalition for Dismantling Racism is a community group formed in 1996 by a diverse group of people living in Kenosha County. Our group came into existence after participating in an anti-racism workshop held at Carthage College that year.

After attending the “Dismantling Racism” workshop many of us decided to continue with these anti-racism efforts. Our goal, then and now, is to identify, expose and eliminate racism in our co...

April 23, 2018

http://www.kenoshanews.com/opinion/local_columnists/my-turn-colleen-kappeler/article_8539da4b-3c13-54fb-9a69-b989cd71f8e6.html

I recently got to witness something amazing and out of the ordinary — active listening. Active listening is when one person truly listens to another, with no intention of trying to persuade or argue; but with the full intention of understanding the other person and valuing them.

Here’s what happened.

A fr...

April 11, 2018

Paul Ryan announces he will NOT RUN for re-election;

Forward Kenosha SUPPORTS his choice

Paul Ryan has been our representative in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District since 1999, but has decided to not run for re-election. Forward Kenosha celebrates his choice not to run and while Ryan has decided to stop, we will continue to advocate for candidates who will lift up ALL the citizens of our district and across our nation.

Ryan...

April 8, 2018

http://www.kenoshanews.com/opinion/local_columnists/my-turn-jodi-muerhoff/article_2a87fe9f-99f1-51cd-8a95-84f1e04f2fe8.html

Balance is a beautiful thing.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve started to develop an appreciation for the ability to stay upright and stable that I never had when I was a bendy and resilient child. Back then I was not afraid to make occasional and unexpected contact with the earth. Now that I have learned to value...

May 9, 2017

In the aftermath of the 2016 election — there were many discussions surrounding the idea that many Americans live in “bubbles” of like-minded people and have little awareness or understanding of those living in different areas, conditions and circumstances. This isn’t much of a stretch in a world of personalization, targeted content and endless algorithms that drive what we see online and offline. Yet, we aren’t the only Ameri...

May 6, 2017

Forward Kenosha’s mission is to act in solidarity to promote peace and to ensure the dignity, inclusion, equality, safety and respect of every person in our community through education, advocacy and political engagement.

To this end, we request that our elected representatives provide a means for affordable healthcare for all of us. At Forward Kenosha, we believe that healthcare isn’t a privilege – it’s a right. Maintaining our...

April 28, 2017

Forward Kenosha’s mission is to act in solidarity to promote peace and to ensure the dignity, inclusion, equality, safety and respect of every person in our community through education, advocacy and political engagement.

To this end, we will strive for equality, justice and compassion in human relations with a goal of forwarding liberty, peace and justice for all. For this reason, allowing injustices to go without challenge in...

April 6, 2017

Today Senate Republicans have decided to change longstanding rules in order to clear the way for Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination. Republicans chose to bypass a Democratic filibuster in order to allow Gorsuch’s nomination to go forward on a simple majority vote.

The 60 vote threshold tradition for Supreme Court nominees was due to the desire to have lifetime appointments to our highest federal courts be truly repre...

March 15, 2017

Yesterday, 100 of my fellow Wisconsin First Congressional District constituents in Janesville shared their questions and concerns on the direction of our country, our state and Paul Ryan’s policies. On February 26, over 400 constituents attended the Open Chair Town Hall in Kenosha and shared similar thoughts. Listening to each of these stories it is very clear that the people of Southeastern Wisconsin want change and their gov...

March 5, 2017

Our founders wrote in our nation’s first document, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Today, Americans are imprinted with this belief and a strong sense of freedom — that we can be who we want to be, to love, to live and to thrive. This ideal is at the...

February 10, 2017

No one man can make America great.
America’s greatness is measured in its ability to inspire each and every one of us.
Transcending the worry of the day and bringing hope to our hearts.
America fills us with optimism of what could be and allows us to make it so. 
The inspiration that’s led generation after generation to strive to think differently, achieve new heights and dare to dream.
Americans have worked hard to build a co...

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