Gwendolynne Sophia Moore (born April 18, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, serving since 2005. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
The district is based in Milwaukee and also includes South Milwaukee, Cudahy and St. Francis, and part of West Allis. She is the first woman to represent the district. She is also the second woman and the first African-American elected to Congress from Wisconsin.
Early life, education and career
Moore was born in Racine, Wisconsin, but has spent most of her life in Milwaukee. She is the eighth of nine children; her father was a factory worker and her mother a public school teacher. Moore attended North Division High School and served as student council president. She later attended Marquette ...
I wrote Representative Moore a letter over a year and a half ago asking if her office could help me with an issue I was having with the IRS. With a deadline looming, I ended up have to hire an attorney which I really couldn't afford, to resolve the issue. The attorney said that Rep. Moore's office could have easily intervened and helped me. I'm still waiting for a response from Rep Moore. A year and a half later.
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We recognized the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the massive protests across Wisconsin against Scott Walker's wayward collective bargaining agreement. 2011 was the year of labor. During this past year we saw Wisconsinites bring -- what we called during the Civil Rights Movement -- the "street heat" to Madison to protest Governor Scott Walker and his efforts to ram through legislation that cut state employee benefits and stripped unions of their collective bargaining rights.
The rallies in Madison against the governor's attack on collective bargaining began during those brisk days ...
The U.S. congresswomen get off the bus and stand in the chilly shadows of the Kalandiya crossing point between the West Bank and Jerusalem.
It’s late morning, well past the rush hour when thousands of Palestinians congregate here, and only a few dozen Palestinians stand in line. To cross, the Palestinians go through a series of metal turnstiles and wait with their documents until they are called, one by one, to approach the Israeli soldiers sitting behind bullet-proof barriers.
One Palestinian man strikes up a conversation.
“I have American citizenship but I am not allowed to ...
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GOP candidate Janet Hinz to challenge Gwen Moore
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said Wednesday that she will be running for a sixth term in Congress, the announcement coming on the same day that a Republican, Janet Hinz, entered the race for the 4th Congressional District seat."Congresswoman Moore is definitely running for re-election," said Minh Ta, Moore's chief of staff.Ta said Moore welcomed Hinz into the race and "looks forward to a spirited debate about the key issues facing families of the 4th Congressional District."In five previous races for Congress, Moore has easily defeated her Republican opponents.
House Democrats up pressure on Boehner to start budget conference
House Democrats on Wednesday increased their pressure on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to convene a formal House-Senate budget conference committee.
All 17 Democrats on the House Budget Committee sent a letter to Boehner calling for the committee to be created.
The letter, organized by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), the Budget panel’s ranking member, and David Cicilline (R.I.) comes a day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accused Boehner of dragging his feet on the budget conference.The Senate passed a budget this year for the first time in four years, after Republicans made its failure to do so a pet issue.
Black Female Legislators Walk Out Of Florida House Debate On Race-Selective Abortion
Abortion opponents in Florida are currently trying to pass a ban through the House of Representatives that would criminalize abortion on the basis of race or gender. Despite a lack of evidence that race- and sex-selective abortions are a problem in the United States, it’s becoming a popular tactic of the anti-abortion movement to claim reproductive rights are a secret genocidal plot against black folks. You can read a breakdown of such bills — including an amazing smackdown by Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin — from 2011. FL’s Rep. Charles Van Zant, a white dude and a Republican, sponsored the legislation and fulminated last week that abortion is “reducing the black population.” Several black female legislators walked out of the debate on Thursday, claiming the bill is an opportunistic grab to ban abortion. “I don’t appreciate anyone trying to explain what any other ethnic group’s lifestyle is and what they do, when you really don’t have any authority to interpret it,
ICBA voices support for bill to exempt community banks from registration requirement
The Independent Community Bankers of America expressed support on Friday for the Municipal Advisor Relief Act, which could reduce the regulatory burden for community banks through a registration exemption.Under proposed regulations, community banks and their employees are required to register as municipal advisors, which were established in the Dodd-Frank Act as a new class of regulated entity that provides financial advice to local and state governments.In February, Reps. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) introduced the Municipal Advisor Oversight Improvement Act, which would protect participants who do not advise municipalities from facing overlapping and duplicative regulation through the clarification of the municipal advisor definition. The legislation is identical to that passed last year in the House but that was not taken up in the Senate.