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Verbatim interviews with regular people about how they are affected by public policy changes in Wisconsin. Read more

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Verbatim interviews with regular people about how they are affected by public policy changes in Wisconsin.

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LAST EMAIL on Kickstarter !!

We are so bummed that we didn't meet our goal ~ Kickstarter will be cancelling all of your pledges within the hour! HOWEVER ! We are so thankful for your generous pledges that WOULD HAVE enabled the next 4 interviews!! To KEEP those pledges, we need you to please stop by our website and donate directly to WIvoices.org! We apologize for the multiple hoops folks…being such a new organization, we are still growing our wings and we appreciate your patience and extra work to help people tell their stories. Plan B begins now ~ we fundraise AS we go along, and with your $4000 donations, we will be able to do just that. We will also begin our grant writing phase, and have enabled PayPal directly on our site to seek donations directly. We will work hard to keep bringing the regular voices into the light. We couldn’t do this without the support of the public ~ you hear the voices and you care enough to get involved. THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by WIvoices.org soon! Heidi

Front Cover of Open Salon Again!

We’ve been fortunate enough to be featured on the coveted front cover of national Open Salon with our latest interview: “WI Teacher says: Students aren’t being fed” :http://open.salon.com/cover.php

Over 3000 people have read our latest interview in just the first day! If you haven’t seen it yet, the video is 2 minutes and the write up is only 3 paragraphs....and it will leave a lasting impression for sure. Click below:
http://www.wivoices.org/2012/04/23/wi-teacher-says-students-arent-being-fed-due-to-budget-cuts/



REMEMBER that Kickstarter will be canceling all of your pledges tomorrow if(when) we do not reach our goal. Please stop by WIvoices.org on April 27 and “re-pledge” your donation. We apologize for the multiple hoops folks…being such a new organization, we are still growing our wings and we appreciate your patience and extra work to help us.

We couldn’t do this without the support of the public ~ you hear the voices and you care enough to get involved. THANK – YOU SO MUCH !!!

NEW interview/ Fundraising Update!!

New Interview: “WI Teacher says “students aren’t being fed” due to State Budget Cuts”
http://tinyurl.com/6somd8l

This is a very moving and sincere video interview, and inside look, at how state policy choices are affecting some public school children.

The full verbatim interview will be posted later @ WIvoices.org. Stay tuned!

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*** Fundraising update: barring some unforeseen miracle, it is unlikely that we will be able to reach our Kickstarter goal of $16,000 in 2 days and all of your pledges to our project will be cancelled. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THAT FUNDING !!  Over 50 backers and nearly $4000 raised would meet our quarterly goal and fund the next 4 interviews in our queue!! 

 If you are still willing to support our cause, we have a “Plan B”. Please come by our website, WIvoices.org, on April 27 and donate directly on our website! We will gladly honor all of the “rewards” promised through Kickstarter!

We are hoping that you believe in our cause enough to jump through one extra hoop to make these interviews happen. 

But you need to come directly to WIvoices.org on April 27 to do that!!!
Thank-you for your donation!

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Other ways to help:

“Like” us on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/WIvoices.org

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/wivoices

only ONE WEEK left to raise needed funds!!

We ony have ONE WEEK remaining to reach our $16,000 goal. We need funding to continue featuring stories of the people! If we do not reach our goal, all pledges are cancelled ~ so please consider a small donation today! 

Your donation will pay for continued filming, interviewing, transcribing, writing, editing, music and image production, research, website maintenance, educational/digital workshop training, replacement equipment, gas money, travel expenses, non-profit state and federal fees, etc… It is amazing that we’ve been able to produce such a diverse body of work with just volunteers!  Help us continue delivering your voices that add so much to the public dialogue ~

Next up: two teachers from different districts discuss school morale and dynamics within the workplace;  they have starkly different experiences and bring "insider" details to the dialogue of educational policy and local government. Stay tuned!

Front Cover of Open Salon!

We were fortunate to be chosen by Open Salon editors (national blog in NYC) as worthy to be featured on their front cover!  Thanks so much to Bob Beglinger for speaking so well about Wisconsin's Retirement System ~ they loved your piece.  WIvoices.org first publishes interviews on it's site, then interviews are often "cross posted" in other venues to increase their reach. 
http://open.salon.com/blog/y_heron

Have a good day,

Heidi