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By Britney Donald
Congresswoman Gwen Moore and former state Senator Gary George will compete against each other in the primary held on August 12, 2014.
The winner will advance to the general election held in November.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Moore has served the Wisconsin State Senate from 1993 to 2004, according to her biography.
She is the first African American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Since 2004, Moore continues to become active within Milwaukee by fighting for women’s rights, tackling poverty issues among low-income environments and providing education and …
House and Senate leaders, Members of Congress (including Congresswoman Moore), civil rights icons and advocates joined in the US Capitol this afternoon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to present a Congressional Gold Medal honoring the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. (Photos by Staci Cox Communications Director)
As the school year winds down, millions of children across our nation are thinking about their summers and eagerly anticipating the last bell.
Yet, for many low-income families, the end of the school year also means the end of access to school lunch and breakfast programs. In a nation where almost 16 million children live in households that are food-insecure, this is not inconsequential. We cannot consign these children to a summer of hunger and expect them to come back to school in the fall ready to learn.
Hunger is a daily …
By Hon. GWEN MOORE
House of Representatives Wisconsin
Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate and honor a mother, volunteer and veteran, Anna Mae Wilson Robertson. Mrs. Robertson, a long-time resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends in 2014.
Annie Mae Wilson married John Robertson, who passed away in 1982, and their 33 year union produced 8 children. Mrs. Robertson’s work history includes jobs at Marquette University and St. Camillus Health Center.
In 1945, Mrs. Robertson enlisted in the Army and served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) …
Tyra Metoyer of the American Petroleum Institute was here in Milwaukee meeting with African American community leaders.
Metoyer was brought here by Wisconsin Energy Citizens, a grassroots organization led by Mark Graul, CEO of Arena Strategy Group, and Former Wisconsin State Representative and now CEO of GlobalEx, LLC, Jason M. Fields.
Ms Metoyer gave a presentation to over 20 African American community leaders of various industries on the Employment Outlook & Opportunities for African Americans, Latino, and Women in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry.
She also met with Congresswoman Gwen Moore, about …
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Washington, DC – This week, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement in response to Representative Paul Ryan’s (WI-1) fiscal year 2015 budget:
“With another budget comes another year of misplaced priorities.
This Republican budget, introduced on April Fools’ Day, is unfortunately not a joke.
The budget makes harmful cuts to our domestic programs, while protecting the wealthiest Americans and big businesses.
“As in the past, this budget strikes fear in the hearts of our vulnerable populations.
For hours in today’s budget markup, I heard of the ‘need’ to cut, slash and burn our …
Milwaukee City Treasurer and former State Senator Spencer Coggs was honored on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Annual Awards Dinner ‘A Night of All Stars’ hosted by the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. Coggs was awarded the Lifetime of Service Award. Pictured above with Coggs from L to R are: Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Spencer Coggs, Marlene Ott, Chair of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County and State Senator Chris Larsen. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
Mary Burke the democratic candidate who will challenge Governor Scott Walker in November held an event in Milwaukee at the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Milwaukee last Friday. Showing their support are Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen, Milwaukee City Treasurer Spencer Coggs, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Mary Burke, State Representative Mandela Barnes and Terrell Martin. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
The Wisconsin African American Women’s Center hosted an African American Inventors Exhibit through Friday, March 7 founded and curated by Joyce Shabazz. Pictured above with children are from l to r: Joyce Shabazz, Josephine Hill and Congresswoman Gwen Moore who visited the exhibit at the opening reception held on Sunday, March 2, 2014. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released this statement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress.
“Tonight President Obama delivered a thoughtful address, outlining our nation’s priorities for 2014. From education reform and college affordability to job training and retirement security, there were many noteworthy items in his speech under the overall theme of opportunity, action and optimism.
“I am pleased that he used this moment, not simply as a messaging platform, but as a means to highlight how he intends to address some key legislative items this year. His …