Rep. Wittke's E-Update



On this 20th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, please take time to reflect on the first responders, employees, flight crews and passengers that perished on that fateful morning. As a nation, we vowed to never forget that moment. In addition, it is imperative that we remember and honor all of those who have since served and sacrificed to combat terrorism and keep our country safe.

It's that time of year again! As summer comes to a close, many students are starting this school year back in the classroom, in person. With that, I am encouraged that students will again reap all of the benefits that classroom learning brings to their educational development. In addition to increasing retention, classroom learning has been proven to develop social and collaborative skills, improve critical thinking, and increase engagement. It will take great dedication and perseverance to overcome the challenges of this past year, especially learning loss at all grade levels. As a member of the Assembly Colleges and Universities and Education Committees, I am committed to improving educational outcomes statewide, and encouraging our young children to take every opportunity available to them.

Suicide Prevention Month

Please remember that September is National Suicide Prevention Month. With all that we have experienced through the health emergency, this last year has been difficult for many people in our community, especially our youth. I encourage you to check on your family, friends and neighbors; pay special attention to the children in our community, as the effects of isolation have been drastic. If you or anyone you know needs help, please contact the many social services available to residents in Racine County, such as NAMI Racine or Racine County Human Services. The National Suicide Hotline is 800-273-8255.

State Capitol Tours

Official State Capitol Tours are back up and running, and the State Capitol is open to the public! Free tours are offered daily, beginning at 9:00 AM, and the observation deck is open during warm weather.

A Capitol Tour is a great way to experience Wisconsin history with your family! Find more information here, and if you have any questions, please call my office at 608-266-0731.

State of Wisconsin Blue Books will be available later this month! The Blue Book is the encyclopedic source for information about Wisconsin history, and a great gift for schoolchildren and adults alike. If you would like a copy of the Wisconsin Blue Book, please email my office at rep.wittke@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Things to Do

  • Saturday, September 11 - Swan's Watermelon Festival

  • Friday, September 17 - Franksville Craft Beer Garden Live Music Series

  • Sunday, September 19 - Wind Lake Fire Company Pancake Breakfast

  • Thursday, September 23 - Oktoberfest of Greater Racine

  • Racine County Eye

  • Real Racine