Equal time and all that.
Looking for something to do on Tuesday morning? Free donuts, coffee, stickers and buttons.
Given that one of the organizations is run by Dane County, another is run by UW Health, and the third is a lobbying organization, I wonder who's footing the bill for said "donuts, coffee, stickers, and buttons." I'd be pretty upset to find out it was me.
From: [NAME REDACTED]
Date: October 6, 2009 3:27:07 PM CDT
Subject: CCRA: Beer Tax Hearing Update and "Shattered"!
October 6, 2009
We are working with the statewide AWARE Coalition to coordinate our efforts in relation to AB 287, the proposal to raise Wisconsin's beer tax and direct the proceeds toward the negative impacts of alcohol abuse. The hearing is next Tuesday, October 13th, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 417 North, Capitol. We have joined with AWARE in developing a pre-hearing event on the morning of the 13th. AWARE has arranged for a mobilizing room at the Inn on the Park from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. that day. The will be coffee, donuts, stickers and buttons so that our support can also be very visual.
We hope you can join us for this early-going send-off.
We also wanted you to know about "Shattered", a video produced by McFarland High School students as a message to their teen counterparts about the issues that young people face in relation to alcohol. Students at the high school have had a private showing of the video. The public showing will be this Thursday, October 8th, at 7:00 p.m. at the McFarland High School auditorium, 5103 Farwell Street, McFarland. (Farwell Street is the left hand turn off Highway 51 - if you are going south toward Stoughton - at the corner with Culver's and Kwik Trip; the High School is on the right hand side after the Hardware store).
Here is a link to a feature story in the Wisconsin State Journal about it:
As you can see, a lot is going on.
These are hopeful times,
Dane County Coalition to Reduce
Alcohol Abuse Co-Facilitators
Room 421, City-County Building
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: DATE SET ON BEER TAX HEARING
The first public hearing in 30 years on increasing the beer tax has been set for Tuesday, October 13 starting at 10:00 a.m. in the State Capitol. I don’t have a room number yet but will forward when it becomes available.
It is very important that we have a strong showing at the public hearing. If we don’t, I fear our future chances of increasing the beer tax for increased law enforcement, alcohol prevention and treatment will be greatly diminished. I realize not all people are comfortable testifying and that’s fine but we also need people to show up and register in support.
I am hoping we can have individuals testify from law enforcement, prevention and treatment professions and also personal testimonials. We know that the tavern league and others will be there in equally strong force.
Please email or call me and let me know if you are attending and how many people you are able to bring. THANKS.
Please don’t forget the conference call on Friday, October 2 from 12-1. The call in number is 866-228-0372 and the code is 6048817910
State Legislative Liaison