Joining with Partners
LOPPW has a history of working with Lutheran Social Services when analyzing issues such as youth experiencing homelessness. We seek to not duplicate our advocacy efforts while supporting each other’s priorities to maximize our advocacy.
LOPPW also works with ecumenical and interfaith partners. LOPPW meets regularly with the Milwaukee Jewish Conference, the Wisconsin Council of Churches, Wisconsin Catholic Conference and Lutheran Social Services to share ideas and resources.
The Wisconsin Council of Churches has initiated meetings to plan the 2015 Advocacy Day. LOPPW joins with WCC and other partners including the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Wisdom, Madison Urban Ministries, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, and the Wisconsin Jewish Conference to make plans. The Wisconsin Council of Churches gathers interfaith groups together to plan Advocacy Day every two years during the new state budget cycle.
Most recently has developed a relationship with Cherish All Children, a national Lutheran ministry of prayer, education, relationship-building, and action to prevent child sexual exploitation. Cherish All Children is an affiliate of the ELCA. Together we have formed a Northwest Synod of Wisconsin advocacy team to create awareness and advocate for policies that address the scandal of sex trafficking. In particular we are are advocating for a Safe Harbor bill or one that would be equivalent to Safe Harbor so that youth under 18 caught in prostitution are viewed as victims and funding is available to provide a safe space for escapees of trafficking to heal and move on with their lives.