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Friday, July 29, 2016

BREAKING NEWS - Title 6, Civil Rights will be addressed by Attorney Verona Swanigan at MPA LLC Lunch & Learn

July 29, 2016
CITY OF MILWAUKEE | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC continues to make strides in outreach in the public square to ensure that the CORE CONSTITUENTS of city and county of Milwaukee are empowered and that our Constitution and federal funds are Inclusive and Equitable.

Today, we announce the addition of Attorney Verona Swanigan to address Title 6 and its importance in public transportation.

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, 12-2:00pm, MPA LLC will host its Public Transportation Lunch and Learn to address the urgent needs of matching public transportation to the densely populated and underserved neighborhoods for connection to hot spots in the North/South Corridors.  

The do's, don'ts, and Why of the East/West BRT Feasibility Study.
We look with "Hope" to MPA LLC  Milwaukee Rides Initiative Campaign.

The Agenda is filled with Information for Planning, Partnering, and Participation.

The Agenda is filled with background, pros, and cons; and, Going Forward progress of Like-Minds.

The Agenda is filled with Speakers of Quality and Assurance for public transportation.

Headliners & Moderator

  • Attorney Verona Swanigan will share the importance of Title VI.
  • R Stewart McKenzie, Community Planning, FTA, Region 5 will share FAST Act provisions.
  • Michael Davies, Division Administrator, Wisconsin USDOT/FHA will share FAST Act provisions.
  • Richard Kauper, Principal Architect, Amazing Architecture will provide "data analysis".
  • Mary Glass, Chair/CEO/Chief Visionary Officer, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC - Moderator & Convener

250 E. Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53203

Thursday, August 4, 2016
12:00 Noon - 2:00pm

$25.00 per person
$200.00 PER TABLE of 8*
   Complimentary Table for Information is available for those who purchase a TABLE.
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Payment is needed by Friday, July 29, 2016.
Payment is ONLINE - www.mpapublicpolicyreview.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Meet the Speakers for LUNCH & LEARN, Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Panelists Roster is Complete
L-R:  Mary Glass, Chair/CEO/Chief Visionary Officer - Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC, Richard Kauper, Principal Architect - Amazing Architecture, Michael Davies, Division Administrator - USDOT/FHWA, & R Stewart McKenzie, Community Planner - Federal Transit Administration, Region 5
250 E. Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53203

Thursday, August 4, 2016
12:00 Noon - 2:00pm

$25.00 per person
$200.00 PER TABLE of 8*
   Complimentary Table for Information is available for those who purchase a TABLE.
GO TO card logos at the top of the page and under banner.
Payment is needed by Friday, July 29, 2016.
Payment is ONLINE - www.mpapublicpolicyreview.blogspot.com

About This LUNCH & LEARN

This UNPRECEDENTED and needed discussion covers do's and don'ts as well as Why?  

We will visit the rules and regulations of the 

We have asked three (3) industry experts and our Chief Visionary Officer to provide the People with firsthand information about not only what is available for grant funding but what role does the taxpayer, End-user, the Ridership and census tract businesses play in the creation and successful implementation of the PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Infrastructure when the localities apply for the federal funding, i.e., Small Starts, TIGER, CMAQ, etc.

Mary Glass, Moderator, and convener will provide background for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion theme to lay the foundation of the discussion.

CAROLYN FLOWERS - Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administrator
We are pleased to hear from Deputy Flowers office that she and Secretary Anthony Fox, US DOT, are pursuing avenues that connect the People with Mobility on Demand while addressing "Ladders of Opportunity" with Equity and Inclusion at the heart of the formula.

We will examine data set for the legitimacy of the "Core Constituents" and best use of funds.

We will speak to the exposure of the citizenry and their "fingerprint" in the East/West BRT.

We will share who is and is not around the table for decision-making.

But most all, we will offer our thoughts of what is necessary going forward as it relates to Enduring Concentrated Poverty, Safety and Safe Neighborhoods, connectivity of para transit, care maintenance of buses, the efficiency of service of MCTS, and the implementation of a North/South BRT as the FIRST BRT/Bus Rapid Transit Alternative.

We see where funding has been allocated without the expressed desire and agreement of the People, the Electorate in Milwaukee. This a pathway that is unacceptable with the givens.

Milwaukee Public Policy Review has spoken out and continue to sound the bell for All Hands on Deck.

We see a very fast-paced East/West BRT Feasibility Study application about to be sent off for funding FOR $42-$48 million dollars that was given a "THUMBS DOWN" by the citizenry.

Further, we are specifically looking at Milwaukee Streetcar, Bublr Bike Ride Share, and the East/West BRT/Bus Rapid Transit. 

Who should attend: residential-commercial-community organizations-light industrial citizenry, bus and paratransit system employees and managers, board members, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, government representatives of all levels, lobbyists, public and private venues of education, and consultants.

Register/Reserve your seat online.  We welcome you to the discussion.

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Contact:  mpapublicpolicyreview@gmail.com
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Text4Baby Tuesday - Ju;y 26, 2016

July 26, 2016

Dear MARY,
Since 2011, August has been declared National Breastfeeding Month by the United States Breastfeeding Committee. The first week (August 1-7) is also World Breastfeeding Week, and the last (August 25-31) is Black Breastfeeding Week. Create extra awareness this month by promoting National Breastfeeding Month through social media (#NBM16) and by holding your own event! By filling out a World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) Event Pledge Form, you can get your name and event listed on the WBW website.

Text4baby recognizes the importance of breastfeeding and breastfeeding support throughout our messages, with more than 12 texts offering information and tips related to breastfeeding.We also have mobile pages dedicated to the importance of breastfeeding that answer our users' most common questions. In addition to the resources shared above, encourage the moms you work with to explore Text4baby messages, mobile pages, and the free Text4baby app to learn more about how breastfeeding can help get their babies off to the best possible start! 
The Text4baby Team
Take Action
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*  A subscription to the ZERO TO THREE Journal,
*  Complimentary access to Journal Author Spotlights,
*  Discounts on registration to the ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference (formerly NTI),
*  Savings on tools and resources from the ZERO TO THREE Bookstore,
*  Member Exclusive online learning events,
*  Exciting networking opportunities for members only,
*  And much more.
Quote of the Week
"Text4baby helped me so I knew what questions to ask the doctor when I had appointments while pregnant, and now questions to ask when my baby goes to the doctor.  It has also helped me to learn milestones with my baby and with breastfeeding, car seats, etc...."
- Shannon C. from Kimberly, WI (Cellcom user)
New Partners  
  • Yale Health (New Haven, CT)
  • Healthy Start Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Child, Home, and Community (Doylestown, PA)
  • Central Florida Health Care-Women and Children (Winter Haven, FL)
  • COA Youth & Family Centers (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Chicago Department of Public Health (Chicago, IL)
  • Regional One Health (Memphis, TN)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

SUNDAY ALERT. MPA LLC calls for All Hands on Deck for Public Transportation in Milwaukee - city and county

July 24, 2016
City Center Milwaukee | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC calls for All Hands on Deck Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Milwaukee, WI.  

Village neighbors
It is a special opportunity  for village leaders north and south of Milwaukee and the citizenry of Milwaukee to hear firsthand from two top professionals from the Federal Transit Administration and USDOT/Federal Highway Administration, that will speak to CITIZEN PARTICIPATION - Equity and Inclusion; and long-term Infrastructure of public transportation.

It is an opportunity to bring issues for highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs that are available for long-term funding for 2016-2020 through the FAST Act.

Event Theme:
"Citizen Participation in Public Transportation a Must in FTA & USDOT Highway Funding".

Specific discussion will be about issues of Bublr Bike Ride Share, Milwaukee Streetcar, and the East/West BRT/Bus Rapid Transit.  

MPA LLC will provide specifics of Title VI relative to matching hot spots of employment north and south to employees in Milwaukee and customized use of TIGER, CMAQ, Small Starts and other funding of the FAST Act to remove imposed Enduring Concentrated Poverty. ************************************

Help us Welcome R Stewart McKenzie, Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration, Region 5 and Michael Davies, WI Division Administrator, USDOT/Federal Highway Administration for an unprecedented informative and energizing discussion about the FAST - Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act.

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) into law—the first federal law in over a decade to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. 

The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs. 

The FAST Act maintains our focus on safety, keeps intact the established structure of the various highway-related programs we manage, continues efforts to streamline project delivery and, for the first time, provides a dedicated source of federal dollars for freight projects. With the enactment of the FAST Act, states and local governments are now moving forward with critical transportation projects with the confidence that they will have a federal partner over the long term.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Virginia Governor Bypasses Court Ruling To Help 200,000 Ex-Felons Vote

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is taking action to restore the voting rights of thousands of ex-offenders in the state after a court decision Friday put them in jeopardy. He’s getting around the Virginia Supreme Court’s ruling against him by signing 200,000 individual clemency grants to the state’s ex-offenders to ensure their right to vote in November.
Governor Terri McAuliffe
In a 4 to 3 decision late Friday, the Supreme Court of Virginia stripped away the voting rights from 200,000 ex-offenders who had recently regained full civil rights through one of McAuliffe’s executive orders, effectively disenfranchising one in five of the state’s African American voters.
The court said the governor lacks the authority under the state constitution to issue a blanket rights restoration to everyone in the state with a felony record who has already served their full sentence. A study earlier this year found that the vast majority of those impacted — 80 percent — committed non-violent crimes. Most have been out of prison for more than a decade, and African Americans are disproportionately represented. Forty-six percent of the ex-offenders are black, though blacks make up less than 20 percent of the state’s population.
The non-partisan group that has for months been leading the charge on registering ex-offenders to vote, New Virginia Majority, released a statement saying the ruling “reaffirms the Commonwealth’s Jim Crow legacy,” noting that the vast majority of states restore voting rights upon release from prison.
“Excluding Virginians from the ballot, even after they’ve paid their debts to society, is a cruel, inhumane reminder of past mistakes,” said Tram Nguyen, the group’s executive director. “Importantly, today’s ruling validates entrenched interests in the Virginia General Assembly bent on silencing a large swath of Black Virginians in order to maximize their political power.”
But just hours after the decision, McAuliffe vowed to push back by signing clemency grants for the state’s ex-offenders one by one.

Friday, July 22, 2016

MPA LLC Adds MICHAEL DAVIES, USDOT WI Division, to speaker roster August 4, 2016

MICHAEL DAVIES - Division Administrator, USDOT,Federal Highway Administration
Citizen Participation in Public Transportation a Must in FTA & USDOT Highway Funding
July 22, 2016
City Center Milwaukee | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC is pleased to add MICHAEL DAVIES, WI Division Administrator, USDOT/Federal Highway Administration to the Public Transportation LUNCH & LEARN briefing regarding FAST (Fixing America's Surface Transportation) Act opportunities. 

The briefing is part of the FOLLOW the MONEY series for the CORE CONSTITUENTS citizenry of the city of Milwaukee to address leadership and stewardship in the public square to eradicate Enduring Concentrated Poverty - to "untrap" Milwaukeeans.

Michael Davies, USDOT/Federal Highway Administration
R Stewart McKenzie, Federal Transit Administration

Michael Davies, WI Division Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, will join R Stewart McKenzie, Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration, Region 5, in this timely briefing for matching needs of Ridership that includes public transportation to hot spots of employment with federal FAST resources.  The Information Sharing is regarding Equity and Inclusion of the citizenry - population 200,000 and above.  

“We are especially interested in where the two offices intersect with streetcar, bike share and BRT projects as well as the ongoing buildout of highway construction in the Milwaukee area,” said, Glass, CVO, MPA LLC. “We know that Enduring Concentrated Poverty is at the root of safe and safety in neighborhoods of Milwaukee and a lack of HOPE for self-sufficiency, therefore North/South BRT alternative is the preferred mode.”

Lunch & Learn Event
Grace Center
250 E. Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53203

12 Noon - 2:00pm

$25.00 per person
$200.00 per table of 8


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Milwaukee Smart Grocery Network - LUNCH and LEARN, FTA & USDA

July 21, 2016
Milwaukee, WI | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC leadership for changes in Food Nutrition.

Initiatives & Upcoming Events
mpapublicpolicyreview@gmail.com       414.610.1044               MARY GLASS, Chair/Chief Visionary Officer


JULY 28, 2016 (THURSDAY)
Center St. Library, 2727 W. Center, 10:30AM-12 NOON

Milwaukee Smart Grocery Network is a NEW group Initiative of Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC that is a model to bring GROCERIES together for the purpose of stimulating discussion and decision-making leadership of need, cross-pollination of services for healthy Food at corner stores, cultural hot spots, brand grocers and market outlets to connect gardens, farms and distribution points for customer service.
August 4, 2016, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
GRACE CENTER, 250 E. Juneau, Milwaukee, WI  53203
Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration, Region 5

Citizen Participation in Public Transportation is a Must in federal funding

$25.00 Per Person           $200.00 per table

Online reservation:  www.mpapublicpolicyreview.blogspot.com


August 16, 2016 (TUESDAY)
LUNCH & LEARN W/Alan Shannon, Director, Public Affairs
Food and Nutrition Service, Midwest Region
11:00am – 1:00pm

Food & Nutrition Opportunities for Urban Families in Milwaukee