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Environmentalists work to stop Enbridge expansion: Madison 350 is requesting that Dane and other Wisconsin counties require bonding on the Enbridge pipeline that is proposed to carry tar sand oil across Wisconsin. “There is nothing in state or federal law that protects communities against a spill,” said Peter Anderson, a member of the group. “The oil spill laws that the federal government has do not apply to tar sand oil spills.” The Capital Times, 7/10/14. Madison 350 is a WNPJ member group.
Action Alert 1: For peace in Palestine
Action Alert 2: Stop the Penokee mine
Action Alert 3: Require a vote on Iraq policy
Action Alert 4: Send in awards nominations
Action Alert 1: For peace in Israel / Palestine
Action Alert 2: Support veterans' health care
Action Alert 3: Penokee Hills DVD available
Action Alert 4: OutReach community awards
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For oft-arrested priest, social justice calling carries a price: On May 17, two anti-drone activists accepted the open invitation to the public and attended an open house at Volk Field, a military facility near Fort Douglas, Wisconsin, that trains soldiers to "pilot" Shadow drones. They were both arrested when in the middle of the tour they attempted to hand out leaflets encouraging readers to examine their attitudes about the use of drones in war and intelligence gathering. Father Jim Murphy, one of the arrestees, views his activism as an important part of his religion. “Faith is not just about getting to heaven,” Murphy said. “It’s also about transforming our world.” The Wisconsin State Journal, 6/29/14. Jim Murphy and Bonnie Block, the other arrestee, are members of the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, a WNPJ member group.
Action Alert 1: Stop the frac sand trucks
Action Alert 2: Support Church divestment
Action Alert 3: Who voted against war spending?
Action Alert 4: Raise Dane County's minimum wage
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Al Gedicks: Obama needs to listen to Wisconsin tribes. Wisconsin State Journal, 6/21/14. Al Gedicks is the executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Council, a WNPJ member group.
Action Alert 1: Carbon fee call in day
Action Alert 2: Nuclear out of climate action plan
Action Alert 3: Nominate a global citizen
Action Alert 4: Raise Dane County's minimum wage
The Workers' Rights Center held a picket at La Baguette on the westside of Madison on Tuesday, June 3. Two weeks ago, a former cook from the French bakery on the far west side, came to the WRC because his employer said he would not give him his last check because he didn't give two weeks' notice when he quit. When the WRC staff person called the business, the owner acknowledged that they were not paying the worker his last two weeks' pay because he did not give them enough notice.
Action Alert 1: Reunite Milwaukee families
Action Alert 2: Nominate a peacemaker or LGBTQ advocate
Action Alert 3: All U.S. troops out of Afghanistan
Action Alert 4: Outreach opportunity for your group
Action Alert 1: Move the money from the Pentagon to the people
Action Alert 2: Not one more gun death
Action Alert 3: Faith and labor meeting in June
Action Alert 4: Parade for peace in Racine
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Enbridge oil pipeline expansion plan in state worries environmentalists: Enbridge Energy Company has proposed to triple capacity of their Wisconsin pipeline, raising alarms in the environmental community. "We need an environmental impact statement because Enbridge doesn't have a very good track record on how they operate," according to Harry Bennett, information coordinator for the 350 Madison Climate Action Team. The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, 5/26/14. 350 Madison is a WNPJ member group.
|Event Title||Event Date|
|Raise the Minimum Wage! A National Day of Action - Madison||07/24/14|
|Workers Rights Center Salsa Fundraiser - Madison||07/26/14|
|Disability Pride Festival - Madison||07/26/14|
|Tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery - Middleton||07/27/14|
|SOS Senior Council Summer Picnic - Madison||07/27/14|
|Vigil Against Drones - Outside the Gates of Camp Williams/Volk Field in SW Wisconsin||07/29/14|
|Penokees film night and benefit - Milwaukee||07/29/14|
|TeleSeminar: Bottled Water Impacts Communities: Take Back The Tap - statewide||07/30/14|
|WNPJ Board meeting - Ashland||08/02/14|
|Lanterns for Peace-Madison||08/07/14|
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Many thanks to all who joined us in La Crosse on Saturday for WNPJ's member assembly and 13th annual awards reception, with special thanks to our host Tracy Littlejohn and the Hmong Cultural and Community Center!
Our awardees included (from left to right in the picture) Peacemaker of the Year - Adult Babette Grunow, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Al Gedicks, Peacemaker of the Year - Senior Pat Popple, and Peacemaker of the Year - Youth Key Jackson. (Not pictured is our Dennis Bergren LGBTQ Advocacy Award winner Sharon Whitney, who was unable to attend.)
To see more pictures from the day, click here.
WNPJ's first User's Manual is designed to help WNPJ member groups and individual members make greater use of the services we offer, including: statewide lobby days, event publicity, weekly action alerts, WNPJ work groups, meetings and awards and website features like In the News and Success Stories. Printed copies of the WNPJ Users Manual are free to member groups and individual members, or read the full Users Manual online here...