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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

RIGHT-ON to President Obama - Speech in Boston

October 30, 2013 -  President Obama at Faneuil Hall, Boston 
BOSTON - October 30, 2013, Today in Boston, MA, President Barack Obama, took on his negative critics and doomsayers regarding the "delay" of the operation of Healthcare.org, the website for people to signup for health care insurance.

He spoke of the importance of having quality health care and cited why the Affordable Health Care insurance mandates ensured better/best plans in the marketplace.  He spoke of the long haul.  He praised the Massachusetts plan and reminded the audience of the "delays" and growing pains of the Romney plan prior to getting the quirks out of the plan.

He spoke of his displeasure with the delays of the website and vowed to see it through for correctness.

True classic and smooth demeanor, the president's rebound after "hecklers" was true eloquence.  His response statement to the hecklers was a Barack Obama smile and a comment, "that is the wrong rally - we did Energy this summer".  He was responding to what the heckers were protesting for.  He was truly, Mr. President. 

His comments were as always rooted in leadership for all, fairness, calm, common sense, calibrated and pressing forward.  These are not the points that the doomsayers are taking into consideration.  The gamesmanship continues at the risk of the masses.  

"I feel that there is constant overreaction by those who want the Affordable Health Care law to fail.  Additionally, the Republicans and uninformed individuals, have overplayed their hands with disengenuousness.  They look straight into the camera and speak with mostly to all misrepresentation of the facts.  That is not helping our country.  The Affordable Health Care law is the law of the land.  Yes.  It is also a major accomplishment for the people of America - It is also the Signature law of our 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama, Mr. President", said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC.

New Outreach Partner - Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC for Text4Baby - October 29, 2013

Text4Baby NEW Outreach Partner - Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC
MILWAUKEEOctober 30, 2013, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC is proud to be an Outreach Partner of Text4baby, the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Text4baby is a free service of the nonprofit National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) and was created in collaboration with Founding Sponsor Johnson & Johnson, and founding partners VoxivaThe Wireless Foundation, and Grey Healthcare Group (a WPP company).

New Partner
On October 29, 2013, Text4Baby Tuesday Weekly Newsletter, listed "Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC", as a new Outreach Partner.   Scroll down to New Partners top.  CLICK 

All Hands on Deck Initiative
The collaboration is one of many that will create a groundswell of linkage to mothers in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas for prenatal and postnatal care of moms-to-baby outreach for healthy babies and mothers at the census tract and neighborhood level.  

MPA LLC seeks a holistic outreach to broaden the prepareness of all residential and commercial stakeholders to create quality of life and economic development through the launching of the Affordable Health Care law. 

"This partnership speaks to our long-term commitment to the importance of IT/Information Technology in ensuring that internet information is accessible, literacy is a right and sharing is a MUST for All Hands on Deck", said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, MPA LLC.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Join us on LinkedIn
October 29, 2013

Discussion Group - LinkedIn
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC is thankful 2 LinkedIn 4 this opportunity for those we represent, residential and commercial stakeholders, to TALK and SHARE information about process and procedure, to exchange examples of pros and cons in the marketplace for planning and to develop an understanding for self-maintenance, transparency, privacy and safety, use of the Electronic Health Record, best practices and accountability for self-sustainability.

We ask for young adults, middle age laborers-professionals, seniors, retirees, middle and high school students, college students, college graduates, business owners, elected-appointed-hired government representatives, researchers, health practitioners, health providers, insurance representatives, actuaries, pharmaceutical representatives, vendors and suppliers, CMS representatives, federal-state-exchange, WI state representatives, economics, auditors, legal counselors, real estate representatives, clergy representatives, public education representatives, technical and higher education professionals, banks, credit unions, board representatives, health organizations and political advocacy groups to join us and show where tweaking and building together is an ALL Hands on DECK, WE CAN paradigm.

We will share information "often" with our members for update, relevancy, hands-on progress, Code of Conduct, and commitment to state-of-the-art sharing and due diligence.

This is an ALL HANDS on DECK, We Can site.
You are WELCOME as a Member - if you bring commitment to our Mission to re-define, re-brand and un-trap hidden talent and vetted businesses in Milwaukee and your city.

Be Well.
Mary Glass - Chair/CEO
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC


Milwaukee Health Care Caucus ACO - A New Discussion group on LinkedIn

MILWAUKEE | LinkedIn is again being used to advance "networking" for Preparedness in Affordable Health Care for Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC.

Social Networking is being used to create an ongoing dialog for MPA LLC outreach partnership with Text4Baby and the Millennial push for MPALLCtwitlink following for Twitter.  The newest link to LinkedIn is the Group discussion called:  Milwaukee Health Care Caucus ACO.

Milwaukee Health Care Caucus ACO (on LinkedIn) seeks members to sign-up and engage in Open Group dialog.

October 29, 2013 - Over the next month, we will recruit YOU for networking and discussions to strengthen our NEW census tract & neighborhood led ACO - Accountable Care Organization.


Monday, October 28, 2013

MPA LLC Reaches Out to Grass Roots North Shore

The Progressive Voice of Milwaukee's North Shore Communities
GLENDALE | MPA LLC continues to reach out to "progressive" individuals and groups within the public square for collaboration of ideas, advocacy and mutual support.  On Saturday, October 26, 2013, the visit was to the NEW office of Grass Roots North Shore, 325 W. Silver Spring Drive, Glendale, WI  53217.  www.grassrootsnorthshore.org.   Office number — 414-236-4259.

Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC met with Eileen Stevens, Office Manager, Grass Roots North Shore.  During the visit, Glass met Nancy Kaplan, the Web Developer and a blogger for GRNS.  The meeting was to learn more about the efforts of Grass Roots North Shore and their political advocacy program for progressive change.  

Additionally, it was to share hot points of MPA LLC Signature Initiative, All Hands on Deck, WE CAN,  and see how Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC and Grass Roots North Shore could link for mutual benefits.

Online networking was a common strength of both organizations.
Glass gave a snippet of the NEW online social networking known as MPALLCtwitlink - boutique outreach to GEN X - Millennials, and other groups. 

Stevens shared their regular outreach to the public for meeting their mission.  In fact, they had a voter recruitment that morning with recruits from Milwaukee.  Both Glass and Stevens agreed to provide space on their websites to promote events and issues of the two organizations.

GRNS Event
GRNS next event is on Healthcare options in Wisconsin.  It is Sunday, November 3, 2013, North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 Bartlett Ave., Shorewood, WI.  The doors open at 3:30pm.  Program at 4:00pm.

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The office visit by Glass was a follow-up to Grass Roots North Shore Book Review/Signing by John Nichols and Rober McChesney on Monday, October 8, 2013, Plymouth Church, 2717 E Hampshire Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211, 6-9pm.  The book title, Dollarocracy, How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, was well-received by over 200 people.

PUE/Primary, Urgent and Emergency Series Update - The Code of Conduct Checklist

MILWAUKEE | Monday, October 28, 2013, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC takes another step toward building the Infrastructure of PUE/Primary-Urgent-Emergency in MPA LLC Concierge 8 Neighborhood project.  

Click - WHY We Must Examine Our Motives and Biases

 in Affordable Health Care - The Tuskegee Study

Medical Misconduct
Due to today's alarming statistics regarding negative outcomes in hospitals, home care facilities and the historic "Medical Misconduct" against African American; MPA LLC is very sensitive to risk management, quality assurance, best practices, transparencies and accountabilities.

Our government representatives and those entrusted in high and powerful places -Tuskegee Syphilis testing and Henrietta Lacks/HeLa Cell line (Dr. George Otto Gey and Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr. (work at John Hopkins University), are examples of research that have comprised TRUSTWORTHINESS. 

Henrietta Lacks, HeLa Cell, given by Dr. Howard Jones Jr., Surgeon to Dr. George Gey, Scientist without knowledge and authorization.

August 7, 2013 - Lacks Family Settlement

Another social ill, segregation has made history, it is the research and donation to medicine by Dr. Charles Drew.  
Dr. Charles Drew - Scientist and Surgeon
Wrongul medical Code of Conduct have befallen African Americans, they have been used in experiments without their knowledge, authorization and compensation.  Additionally, lack of information sharing, practices of discrimination, biases and lack of assessments in place to prevent acts of medical misconduct has caused damages to generations of African Americans and others.
It is one of the reasons MPA LLC Consumer Protection Group was created in the first quarter of 2013.  It will provide the  hands-on Reporting for due process.  It is charged with oversight, monitoring, recommendations for change to agencies; and, Reporting to the public square, federal government funding committees and oversight agencies (i.e., U.S. Senate Advisory Board, Congressional Black Caucus, Community Development Financial Institutions/CDFINational Governors Association Health Advisory Board and the Board of Accreditation Association Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Milwaukee Health Care Caucus ACO is another arm of MPA LLC.  It is the action step charged with building the framework around Urban Population Health Care in Milwaukee in a collective model.  It's goals calls for tools and action steps for leadership and congruency from the census tract and neighborhood level.  It will help guide the implementation of the CHECKLIST tools for quality assurance, risk managment, cost containment, improved safety and improved health care. 

It is here that we will seek partners of health providers, health practitioners, education institutions, pharmaceutical, suppliers/vendors and other stakeholders to join the group in membership and sponsorship.

The following are points of evaluation for review and reform regarding issues that would affect patient care by health providers, health practitioners, pharmaceuticals, suppliers/vendors, post-hospital treatment centers, patient information for the Milwaukee Health Care Caucus ACO:
  • "BLANKET" signatures - bundle items for signature by patient
  • assignment of insurance benefits
  • blood products
  • blood transfusion
  • charges
  • certifications
  • consent form
  • consent forphotographs-recordings-video
  • disclosure of information
  • Do-Not-Resuscitate
  • EMS checklist
  • post-discharge care - home health, hospice and durable medical equipment
  • implanted devices
  • limitations on confidentiality
  • notices of privacy practices
  • patient rights
  • payment policies
  • persons who may observe - students, vendors, others
  • persons who may participate
  • privacy laws
  • refunds
  • surgery checklist
  • treatment agreement
  • use of anesthesia
  • use of implanted tissue
  • use of tissues and other parts. 
  • use/disposal of discarded tissue
Stay tuned.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Text4Baby - Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC becomes a business partner

MILWAUKEE |  It is reported that "Infant Mortality", according to Milwaukee Health Department's preliminary data, 96 infants out of the 10,019 babies born in 2012 died before their first birthdays.  Journal Sentinel - June 3, 2013,  Milwaukee's African-American infant mortality rate increases continue.

Additionally, we know that African American Infant Mortality is decidedly larger.  If we are to have Urban Population health care to improve, we must go to root-causes.  MPA LLC is All-in for "preparedness" and an All Hands on Deck, WE CAN initiative to link people to preparedness via education and technology access and attainment.

Today, MPA LLC took another Action step.  They have become a partner of the national organization called:  Text4Babies.  It is the online connector/message center for better communication of health care for moms and babies.  MPA LLC sees Text4Babies as also another catalyst/link in their online promotion of:
  • Case Method Learning.
  • Connecting ACO with minute-to-minute health care options.
  • MPA LLC twitlink boutique marketing using Online social media giants, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • GEN X and Millennial outreach.
  • Health Coaching and Cost Containment.
The partnership calls for a representative of the business organization.  Glass will be that representative for Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC.  She will spearhead the partnership project for the 2013-2014 timeframe.

Glass said, "We are about keeping hope and options alive.  I am seeking Founding Sponsors, Institutions of Learning, Health Providers and Retail Sponsors to partner for our 8-Neighborhood (44,000) DEMO for Urban Health Care in Milwaukee.  Text4Babies census tract and neighborhood project will focus on high infant mortality in African American, other People of Color and Work Challenged neighborhoods.
Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

MPA LLC LinkedIn 500+ Update - Thursday, October 24, 2013

MILWAUKEE - MPA LLC LinkedIn 500+ is moving toward the next platform.  The goal of Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC, is to "link" more people in health care with Millennials/GEN X being part of the "boutique" marketing for the next 500 entries.  On October 23, 2013, MPA LLC twitlink was created on "Twitter".  It is one of the places for social online recruitment for market initiatives.  The MPA LLC twitlink concept will use Online Social multimedia to market initiatives, laws, products, events and people in the public square. 

A special desire is to link and prepare for participants in the marketing in the city with "Twitlinkers" that are junior/seniors of high schools, technical and higher education students, young parents, students that have graduated with/without employment, students to sign-up for Affordable Health Care.

The data gathering and sharing of LinkedIn is beneficial to my monitoring and assessment of LinkedIn's support.  Here are some number for today that address data gathering.  They are:

         DATE                   TIME             ADD-ONS     TOTAL LINKS         GAIN
     56,084 since October 21st
     56,141 since October 21st
     56,142 since October 21st

October 24, 2013
8:31 am to 1:50 pm.
Fourteen thousand seven hundred-seven (14,707) people were linked to my LinkedIn Network (5 hours and 21 minutes).

October 24, 2013
1:50 pm to 2:12 pm
Two hundred thirty-three (233) people were linked to my account (22 minutes).

Four (4) people connected to Mary Glass's LinkedIn account.
The four (4) connections resulted in a network of 14,940 connectors because each connector from the 4 had ongoing connectors during the 5 hours and 43 minutes.  Therefore, the number continued to grow and is yet growing.

MPA LLC Consumer Protection Group adds links for Reporting & Empowerment Zones - Public Square

WASHINGTON, DC |  MPA LLC Consumer Protection Group quest to link more and more individuals for the overall aggrandizement of information for decision making and monitoring of Code of Code of Conduct in the public square.  We have added four (4) new groups for networking.  They are:
Empowerment Zones
The 8 Demo neighborhoods of Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC are part of the discovery and research to expose "health disparities" in the 8 neighborhoods and to make them EZ/Empowerment Zones - models for its contiguous neighborhoods at the census tract level in the   The models are uniquely representative of the demographics of the neighborhoods and will provide reporting to the government levels - local, state, regional and federal for their infrastructure fingerprint and driving continuity in services, support of awards for services and cost effeciency.

MPA LLC EZ will take a close look at health providers, health practitioners, pharmaceutical, suppliers, health insurance, hospital ACO [ambulatory care and services, PUE (primary, urgent and emergency oversight)] and monitoring boards value.   

Take a look

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MPA LLC Twitlink - Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC "WOW" Online social multimedia

MILWAUKEE |  October 23, 2013, Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC announced the newest outreach of the All Hands on Deck, WE CAN Initiative to the public square.  It is called:  MPA LLC twitlink.  The Online multimedia approach to "boutique" marketing calls on two social media accounts, Twitter and LinkedIn, to garner connectivity to millions - especially hidden talent and vetted businesses at the census tract and neighborhood level.

Both Twitter and LinkedIn social media sites have 200 million users each, LinkedIn reached 225 million this year in June.   We will use the tweets from the "Twitters" at MPA LLC events to share the events, products of the moment as well as posting on LinkedIn accounts while "live streaming".

MPA LLC is looking for sponsors (education, health care, health providers, pharmaceutical, health suppliers, insurance companies, IT and business sectors) that see the benefit of networking in social media with the diverse groups of cultures, races and economic being.  Some examples are:
  • Millennial and Health care
  • IT in Health.
  • Case Method Learning - local technical and higher learning students.
  • Case Method Learning - POSSE - high school junior & senior (public, parochial and private).
  • ACO @ the Census Tract and Neighborhood level.
Sponsors are being sought to take advantage of this ONSITE/online boutique marketing effort and these state-of-the-art tools.   It is an instant opportunity for jumpstarting economic engines,"confidence-building", generating traffic, growing talent and networking for market share.

Are you interested?  Contact us at:  mpapublicpolicyreview@gmail.com.

The Online multimedia account, MPALLCtwitlink and Live Streaming will drive a variety of in-the-public marketing events at selected sites; i.e., with Millennials, young adults and Urban Milwaukee with interest in entrepreneurship and health care; to promote the importance of preparedness for the Affordable Health Care law and introducing MPA LLC census tract and neighborhood ACO team.  

Glass said, "I am very excited about MPA LLC twitlink.   The concept is an infusion of strategic dynamism/ideas that have come from my recent outreach on LinkedIn for my first 500+ connections on Friday, October 18, 2013 (I used strategic outreach and LindedIn data count with senior caliber of linkages), a LinkedIn article by Guy Kawasaki, Advisor at Motorola Mobility - Liked on LinkedIn by one of my LinkedIn members, Vivian King, Vice President Community Relations - Aurora, and live streaming planning work-in progress with LinkedIn member, Gary Anderson - President/CEO Inc. - Netbriefings. "

"The MPA LLC twitlink concept will use Online Social multimedia to market initiatives, laws, products, events and people in the public square.  Our test case on the Affordable Health Care law is the recruitment and engagement of GEN X - Millennials  - 1980 to early 2000.  We seek the savvy networks of Milwaukeeans, especially African American, other People of Color and Work Challenged.  We know from present data that African Americans are savvy users of Twitter.  We see how we can connect more to LinkedIn for career-enhancements."

"I am excited and see it as 'success-in-the-bottle'.  FOLLOW US.   Go to:    https://twitter.com/MPALLCtwitlink"

Stay tuned.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Congrats Mg - 1st 500+ @ Linkedin

MILWAUKEE | Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC, is using the world's largest professional network:   225 million strong, LinkedIn, to connect her to professionals that are connected to Health Care and related business industries.  She is also monitoring the validity of LinkedIn promised Invitation portal for membership accounts.

There are three (3) parts of customer delivery promised through the Invitation platform of LinkedIn.  They are:

 1.  Connect. Find. Be found.
 2.  Power your career.
 3.  Learn and share.

Glass has completed most of No. 1 and has documented information of success regarding “linked professionals” and where they are located on the globe.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA | LinkedIn Corp is a social networking organization that was created in 2003. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of June 2013, LinkedIn reports more than 225 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories.
The site is available in 20 languages.  Wikipedia

"My cross-section of top and senior level professionals span the globe.  They are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 50 states and countries and over thirty (30) industries, said Glass.


Schacknow - Today's Brief, Monday, October 21, 2013

Peter Schacknow - Senior Producer, CNBC Breaking News Desk
Investors focused on 'catch-up' stats
Peter Schacknow, Senior Producer, CNBC Breaking News Desk

The economic release schedule for today is a light one, but investors will get a look at September existing home sales at10 a.m. ET. Economists expect the data from the National Association of Realtors to show a drop of 3.3 percent to an annual rate of 5.3 million units. Existing home sales had risen 1.7 percent in August.

CNBC's Steve Liesman will have an exclusive interview with Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans on Squawk Box at 8 a.m. ET. The Fed's policy-making Open Market Committee is set to meet next Tuesday andWednesday.

Dow component McDonald's (MCD) leads today's list of earnings reports, with the restaurant giant expected to report just before 8 a.m. ET. We'll also get quarterly numbers this morning from Hasbro (HAS), Halliburton (HAL), Gannett (GCI), VF Corp. (VFC), and Check Point Software (CHKP). Netflix (NFLX) and Texas Instruments (TXN) are scheduled to report after today's closing bell, along with Discover Financial (DFS) and Zions Bancorp (ZION).

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) leads our list of stocks to watch, with CNBC's Kate Kelly and John Harwood reporting that the bank has reached a tentative $13 billion settlement with the Justice Department and other government agencies over financial crisis-era mortgage loans.

Dell (DELL) will pay a special cash dividend of 13 cents per share as part of the planned buyout of the company by CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. The buyout group had previously indicated that such a payout would be forthcoming.

Prudential Financial (PRU) will no longer challenge its designation as a systemically important financial institution by federal regulators. Prudential had lost an appeal earlier this y ear, and was facing a deadline to either accept the decision or challenge it in court.

Celanese (CE) earned $1.20 per share, excluding certain items, for the third quarter, beating estimates by five cents. The specialty materials company also reported revenue that was in line with Street estimates.

AT&T (T) is selling or leasing the rights to nearly 10,000 wireless towers to Crown Castle International (CCI) for $4.85 billion.

Microsoft (MSFT) pulled an update from the tablet version of Windows from its web site. The update was causing some devices to crash, and Microsoft said it was trying to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

Office Depot (ODP) and OfficeMax (OMX) are set to receive regulatory approval for their planned merger, according to the Wall Street Journal.

SAP (SAP) reported a 23 percent increase in third quarter profit versus a year earlier, driven by rapid growth in its cloud computing business as well as cost controls.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Jeh Johnson - designate of President Obama to head Homeland Security

Jeh Charles Johnson - lawyer
First name (pronounced “Jay”)
WASHINGTON, DC | Attorney Jeh Charles Johnson is an American civil, criminal trial lawyer, and General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 during the first Obama Administration.
Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and Columbia Law School (J.D.), and is grandson of noted sociologist and Fisk University president Dr. Charles S. JohnsonBarack Obama has nominated him to the post of Secretary of Homeland Security in October 2013.

BornSeptember 11, 1957 (age 56), New York City, NY.   Wikipedia

"The president is selecting Johnson because he is one the most highly qualified and respected national security leaders, having served as the senior lawyer for the largest government agency in the world," a senior administration official said. "During his tenure at the Department of Defense he was known for his sound judgment and counsel. "
  • Leon Panetta being sworn in as Secretary of Defense by Johnson.


  • Thursday, October 17, 2013

    Corey Booker Goes to Washington - New Jersey U.S. Senator

    Corey Anthony Booker
    Newark, NJ |  Corey Anthony Booker, the charismatic mayor of Newark, NJ, is on the way to the U. S. Congress. He has won the postion left vacant by the passing of Democrat Frank Lautenberg in June.

    He is the 1st African American Senator from New Jersey and the second African American U.S. Senator serving now in the U.S. Senate.  Booker comes into the position with a backdrop of the 16-day closing of government by Congress.

    His win comes a few days after the recent passing of his father, Carey Alfred Booker in Las Vegas.  His mother, Carolyn Rose Booker, was with him for his victory speech at election night.  His parents were freedom fighters and two of the first corporate representatives of IBM.

    Newly elected U.S. Senator Corey Booker, Democrat defeated Steve Lonegan, Republican.

    Booker, 44, was born in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford.

    As a well-known, social media and hands-on politican, he represents progressiveness.

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    State Rep Jon Richards,19th District Running for AG - He's added to MPA LLC Political Transcript Vetting

    MILWAUKEE | State Representative Jon Richards, 19th District, has entered the race of Wisconsin Attorney General.

    MPA LLC adds him to the Vetting of candidates Political Transcript - Burke and Walker for Governor.  Below is his announcement.
    Dear Friend,
    My name is Jon Richards and I'm running for Attorney General.

    I’m running for Attorney General because I believe Wisconsin needs an experienced, independent leader who can set politics aside and focus on real priorities for our state’s citizens.
    As your Attorney General, I bring the experience as an attorney and lawmaker with a history of team-building to tackle some of Wisconsin’s toughest issues. I will be tough on crime and ensure that local law enforcement can count on a reliable partner at the Department of Justice. We need to address head-on the scourge of violence in our cities and schools, the alarming increase in the rate of heroin abuse, the problem of domestic violence, the needless apathy about drunk driving, and the delays in justice in our court system.
    I know we need to be a stronger partner with local authorities to improve our neighborhoods. That’s why in my role on the state finance committee I was the lead voice for fair pay for our state’s prosecutors and smarter investment in our criminal justice system. We need to give local law enforcement tough, smart tools to prevent crime. As Attorney General, I want to support programs like the successful drug courts operating around the state, which hold drug abusers accountable but addresses their addiction without filling up our jails – saving taxpayers money.
    Wisconsin expects an open, transparent government to do the work of the people. Your Attorney General is your watchdog on this front. You can count on me to fight for every Wisconsin citizen’s right to vote, without unfair and discriminatory barriers. I have a long record of fighting for every woman’s right to control her own health care decisions. I have fought for civil rights and equality under the law, and I will restore the Department of Justice’s historic role in protecting consumers and preserving Wisconsin’s natural resources.
    I hope to earn your vote for Attorney General. Please contact my campaign if you want to join the effort. I look forward to working with you.
    Jon Richards