Last night, the City's Common Council accepted a $40,000 donation from the Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E) Foundation to support a new City initiative dedicated to helping people experiencing homelessness.
On August 16th, 2022, the Urban League of Greater Madison and the Madison Region Economic Partnership hosted its ninth Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit at Monona Terrace. The summit weaves together important conversations on diversity and economic development.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court took away the right to abortion for millions. In doing so, they are now allowing state governments to force people, including minors and victims of rape and incest, to give birth.
This year the City of Madison raised the Juneteenth flag on June 13th celebrating the holiday with both a resolution passed by Council (see below) and a paid holiday for staff on June 20th. Last year, Madison joined the County and nation in making the Monday following Juneteenth a paid holiday.
For Pride month the City of Madison, in partnership with the County, is flying the Progress flag. This flag was developed in 2018 by non-binary American artist and designer Daniel Quasar, who uses xe/xyr pronouns.