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For our movement to be successful, survivors and advocates need to stay engaged in the political process. Remember to vote today, Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
If you are an adult citizen and a Wisconsin resident, you are eligible to register and vote. No photo ID is necessary.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. today and are open until 8 p.m. You can find your polling place here: https://vpa.wi.gov
Residency: Citizens can still register at the polls; however, they must be residents of a municipality for 28 consecutive days to register as a voter from that address. Those who are not registered must provide acceptable proof of residence to register, such as a utility or other bill. If you have moved within 28 days of Election Day you can still vote at your former place of residence. If you have questions about becoming a confidential voter or voting from a shelter address, call Tony Gibart at WCADV (608.255.0539 x. 310)
Photo ID and Signatures: You do not need a photo ID for this election. You will be asked to sign the poll book. You can use a stamp or mark if necessary. If you are unable to sign due to a physical disability, you can request an exemption.
Voting Guide for Advocates and Survivors
This guide is meant to help advocates assist their clients with the voting process. With recent law changes and court decisions, even the basics of how to cast a ballot can be very confusing The guide covers voter registeration, ID requirements and determining where to vote.
Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Harassment of LGBTQ People
This webinar is about policies to promote inclusion of both LGBTQ clients and employees. After viewing the webinar, participants will be able to list the types of policies that support an environment free of harassment and bullying of LGBTQ people, describe ways to assist staff in understanding and following the policies, and list the elements of a plan to monitor claims, address them seriously, and document their corrective action(s).
VIEW AND LISTEN. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.
The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinar 3 is Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.
The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement.
All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below. It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.