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JONAH - Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope, a grassroots organization, comprised primarily of diverse faith communities, seeks to bring people in the Chippewa Valley into relationship and empower one another to build a healthier and fairer community for us all.

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Meet JONAH’s New Intern Tyler Wanek

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Hello everyone. My name is Tyler Wanek, and I am JONAH’s new intern for the fall. I am a 22 year old college student at UWEC. I am studying English, and have been enjoying all of my classes. I am also pursuing a certificate in American Sign Language. I grew up loving to read and write so I decided to make a career out of it. Read More…

We All Do Better, When We All Do Better

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In times like these we need our neighbors, and we need to work together to make the world a better place!
Come Celebrate JONAH’s 11 years of activism and changing lives in the Chippewa Valley!
-Live Music with Kai Ulrica and and the Chippewa Valley Youth Choir
-Silent Auction Begins at 4:00PM   – Fall themed hors d’oeuvres, Read More…

Interested in Conservation?

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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters will be touring 9 communities this summer, and we need to hear from you!
 
What are natural resource issues that you are facing in your community?
What do you see as the most important issues to tackle?
How can we – from local organizations to statewide groups – partner collaboratively and strategically to win for conservation? Read More…

Upcoming Events!

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We have two upcoming events in the next few weeks to keep you involved into the beginning of the summer. The first is EXPO Criminal Justice Reform Canvassing next Monday evening and the next is the WISDOM Gubernatorial Candidate Forum the following Monday in Pewaukee. Both events are great opportunities to both inform others of current criminal justice reform issues and learn more yourself, Read More…

Welcome to our newest intern!

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Hello everyone! My name is Catherine, and I’m JONAH’s new intern for this spring. You may have seen my name as the author of the last few posts so I figured it was about time I introduced myself! I’m a 23-year-old college student at UWEC, studying English and Communications, and also pursuing a Women’s Studies certificate. Read More…

Commit to Ending Child Poverty in Wisconsin!

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Back in December, over 50 people met at DeLong Middle School to kick off the statewide campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin. This is a very important issue for us to address since, in Wisconsin, 1 in 5 children live in poverty. Twenty percent of the population of our children being at poverty level is not a statistic we should feel comfortable with, Read More…

Thank You To All Those Who Contribute To Our Celebration!!

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Thank you to all who organized, helped, and participated in the JONAH 10th Anniversary Celebration. You are most appreciated! A few special shout outs to Paul Savides who chaired the Yearbook Committee, to Julie Lepp, who chaired the 10th Anniversary Celebration, and to Betty Hurst, who chaired the Silent Auction Committee. Read More…

JONAH Leadership Message

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JONAH’s President, Rev. Sandra McKinney, has the following message regarding JONAH Leadership:
With mutual understanding the JONAH Executive Committee ended the position Brandon Buchanan held with the organization. Brandon was with JONAH for eight months, and he brought important ideas and actions to the organization. JONAH will continue it’s work in the Chippewa Valley with volunteer leadership as we have done in the past. Read More…

Thanks to our new Facebook editor, Annika Sorterberg!

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Annika Sorterberg has volunteered to help JONAH by becoming the JONAH Facebook Editor! Thanks, Annika! Your technology skills as well as your English and Spanish skills are greatly appreciated.
Anyone who has justice information and/or photos (especially photos), please send them to Annika at annikasort@gmail.com
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Health Impact Assessment Shows Crimeless Revocation is Harmful

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Attendees at the December 14 JONAH Press Conference learned first hand how harmful crimeless revocation can be on individuals, families, and communities.
David Liners, Executive Director of WISDOM, JONAH’s parent organization, explained that crimeless revocation places people on parole or probation in jail without their having broken any additional laws. A simple traffic ticket can result in incarceration. Read More…