moving from charity to justice
We are Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. We draw on the wisdom, courage, and strength of our various faith traditions to advance the common good. As progressive people of faith committed to crossing religious boundaries, we uphold the dignity of all human beings. Through advocacy, education, and partnership, we lift the voices of those who are underserved.
volunteer opp: WFVJ board in search of Treasurer
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice seeks a volunteer treasurer to join our Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will be a CPA with experience working with non-profit accounting, or a willingness to learn.
Duties include managing bi-monthly payroll, filing quarterly federal and state reports, preparing the annual 990 and WI State reporting, preparing annual W-2s and 1099s, and preparing monthly statements of account for the board of directors. Familiarity with Quickbooks Online a plus. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours/month, plus time needed to prepare annual tax filings.
If interested, or to learn more, please contact WFVJ Executive Director Rabbi Bonnie Margulis at email@example.com or 608-513-7121.
wivec seeks help to engage voters for nov. 8 election
National Voter Registration Day – Sept. 20
The Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign (WIVEC) will table at Crossing Jordan Ministries in Milwaukee, partnering with Tikkun Ha-Ir, Souls to the Polls, and Supermarket Legends.
Interfaith Canvassing Campaign – Sept. 29 & Oct. 9
In partnership with the League of Women Voters, the Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign (WIVEC) will organize and support congregations and interfaith organizations to do outreach and canvass in neighborhoods of low propensity voters in Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Green Bay. Learn more and sign up here.
WIVEC to train clergy as volunteer Poll Chaplains for Election Day, Nov. 8
The Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign (WIVEC) is once again looking to train clergy as volunteer Poll Chaplains to provide a pastoral presence for those waiting outside of polling places this November 8. Poll chaplains can provide spiritual care, a peaceful presence, and a calming influence at the polling place. WIVEC is partnering with Faith in Public Life to provide training to prepare clergy to engage in this work.
Interested clergy and faith leaders can sign up here. WIVEC will host a training with Faith in Public Life at a date to be determined.
The Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign (WIVEC), a joint project of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice (WFVJ) and the Wisconsin Council of Churches.
please help protect the right to vote for people with disabilities in wisconsin
Disability Rights Wisconsin has joined four people with disabilities in suing to ensure the federal government protect their right to assistance in returning an absentee ballot. The recent WI State Supreme Court ruling ending the use of dropboxes and requiring voters to return their own absentee ballots have left voters with disabilities angry, confused, and disenfranchised. DRW praised the US Dept. of Justice for their recent Statement of Interest joining the suit and stating unequivocally that state law cannot override federal ADA protections for the voting rights of people with disabilities.
If you are disabled or know someone who is disabled, and you are encountering barriers to voting, report a violation of the ADA through the Civil Rights Division’s website: https://civilrights.justice.gov/.
WFVJ in pictures: out in the community
Sept. 1 - January 6 Virtual Town Hall
Sept. 5 - Labor Day
Sep 5 - International Day of Charity
Sept. 11 - Natl Day of Prayer & Remembrance
Sept. 15 - Natl Hispanic Heritage Month begins
Sept. 17 - Citizenship Day
Sept. 20 - National Registration Day
Sept. 25 - Rosh Hashanah begins
Sept. 27 - Rosh Hashanah ends
Sept. 29 - Interfaith Canvassing Campaign
Oct. 4-5 - Yom Kippur
Oct. 9 - Interfaith Canvassing Campaign
Oct. 10 - Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct. 15 - Natl Hispanic Heritage Month ends
Oct. 31 - Halloween
Nov. - American Indian Heritage Month
Nov. 8 - Election Day
Nov. 6 - Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 25 - Native American Heritage Day
Nov. 29 - Giving Tuesday
Dec 10 - International Human Rights Day
Dec. 18 - Hanukkah begins at sunset
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Dec 26 - Hanukkah ends at nightfall
Dec 26 - Kwanzaa begins
Dec 31 - New Year’s Eve
meet the wfvj team
Executive Director, Rabbi Bonnie Margulis
Rabbi Bonnie Margulis is the founder and Executive Director of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and Chair of the Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, as well as a member of the board of the NAACP of Dane County, and a founder and steering committee member for the Dane Sanctuary Coalition. She was a founding board member of We Are Many – United Against Hate. Rabbi Margulis holds a Masters’ Degree in Judaic Studies from New York University, and was ordained at Hebrew Union College (HUC), Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1992.