JFC Budget Testimony Highlights

We sifted through three long days of back-to-back two minute testimonies to pull out some highlight reels, which we’ll be sharing here. We also posted some testimonies to our instagram as they were happening, so follow us there to get more stuff.

First up, two minutes of fiery testimony given to the first hearing at UW-Whitewater.

Next, a longer video of people who spoke about decarceration and prisoner advocacy at the 3rd hearing at UW- Stout in Menomonie, WI.

Here’s a heartbreaking video of some of the things that could be funded if the state didn’t waste money on cages.

At the Rhinelander hearing, the JFC extended special invitations to guards who abuse children at the Lincoln Hills / Copper Lake youth prisons. We decided to include some quick reactions to the egregious misrepresentations those guards made, though on a fundamental level, we agree: the JFC should work to ensure that Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake are closed, as soon as possible.

Coming soon will be the blooper reel of anti-maskers and senseless amerikans for prosperity goons.

If you feel moved by these testimonies, please contact the Joint Finance Committee and add your testimony via email.

If you’re as skeptical about their responsiveness as we, sign and share the petition to Governor Evers, demanding that he bypass them and decarcerate using powers of the executive.