North Central CAP Commemorates 50 Years of Community Action

Community Action is commemorating 50 years of existence in 2014. In 1964 our nation declared an “unconditional war on poverty.” In President Johnson’s first State of the Union address on January 8, 1964 he brought up the concept of a war on poverty:

“Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope-some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity. This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join me in that effort. It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until the war is won. The richest nation on earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it. Poverty is a national problem, requiring improved national organization and support. But this attack, to be effective, must be organized at the State and the local level and must be supported and directed by State and local efforts.”   Continue reading

MG&E Rate Case Press Release

September 24, 2014 – The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association [WISCAP] is among those expressing their opposition to the plans of three Wisconsin electric utilities to institute sweeping and regressive changes to how customers are charged for electricity usage.

Madison Gas & Electric, We Energies, and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation are proposing new rate structures that would fundamentally change how customers pay for electricity.  Rather than residential utility bills being based primarily on how much electricity a customer uses, these large investor owned utilities want customers to pay a high fixed monthly fee just for being connected to the electric system, regardless of how much electricity they use.

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