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September 21 is International Day of Peace. - Call your representatives! Cut the Military Budget!

September 21 is International Day of Peace.  The United Nations General Assembly established International Day for Peace in 1981 and designated it as a day for nonviolence and ceasefire in 2001. This is also the week in which the U.S. Congress is expected to act on the record-setting U.S. military budget submitted to Congress by the President and increased by $25 billion by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

Support the US-Cuba Friendship Flotilla this November!

In the tradition of seafaring civil demonstrations against injustice, CODEPINK is sponsoring a collective of sailors that have launched an exciting new venture: a US-Cuba Friendship Flotilla that will sail from southern Florida to Cuba in November 2021. We are looking for peace-loving, humanitarian people with boats, people interested in crewing on boats, and everyone willing to contribute time, funds, and/or resources to this inspiring initiative.

Congress: Protect Our Water!

 

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced, for the first time EVER, it will set limits on levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) being discharged into our waters. While welcomed, it'll take years to implement and it will not go far enough. But, there is legislation to jump-start protection of our drinking water from PFAS, NOW. 

Demand your representative support these important amendments to cut Pentagon bloat!

Did you hear that the House Armed Services Committee voted to increase Pentagon spending by $25 billion more than President Biden requested, which could bring total military spending to a whopping $778 billion in FY2022? 

That’s right. This is the same Pentagon budget that’s already bigger than the next 12 largest country’s military budgets combined.

Groups are asked to 'join in' - for this celebration of resistance to the planned F-35 basing in Madison - October 17

Dear Madison Area Leaders for Peace and Justice. Please consider having your group, congregation, or organization endorse and promote this city-wide show of solidarity and celebration of resistance to the planned F-35 basing in Madison.If enough of us come together, we can still stop this very bad thing from happening to our beloved community.

Contact your Milwaukee County Supervisor before Sept 23 - to ask them to vote in favor of Resolution 21-826 - Prevent Nuclear War

On Sept. 9, 2021, Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Steve Shea introduced Resolution 21-826 calling for the Board to endorse the Back From the Brink “Call to Prevent Nuclear War”.

MREA Newsletter - How do we achieve a more equitable energy economy?

How do we achieve a more equitable energy economy? If you ask NAACP Field Organizer and MREA Vice President Denise Abdul-Rahman, she’ll kindly tell you we need a system that increases employment opportunities and decreases pollution externalities. She’ll say it starts with dialogue—with listening to communities in need and valuing community knowledge. And then she’ll ask you to re-imagine how a new, clean energy economy can work for all. Today, we’re challenging you to help create actions and outcomes around this dialogue.

#TeachTheTruthWisconsin - a Week of Action for Racial Equity, October 10-16

Around the country, the forces of white supremacy and racism are confronting school boards, demanding they prevent teaching the true history of racism, slavery, sexism, and violence against marginalized communities that is part of the founding of our country.  As people of faith, we believe it is the responsibility of each person to do their part to address the systemic inequities and injustices in our society, and to create a world where every human being can live a life of dignity and respect.  

HELP FOR AFGHAN REFUGEES

From Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice: As people of faith, we are all deeply distressed at the human cost of the 20-years long war in Afghanistan, and the devastating impact of the US withdrawal over the last few weeks.  Many of us are wondering how we can help the influx of Afghan refugees who have been brought to Wisconsin andmay be settling here.

Still Time to Add More Maps

 

There is still time to draw and submit your Community of Interest maps for fair electoral districts. We'll show you how to draw and submit your map(s) on the People's Maps Commission Portal.  Go now to https://youtu.be/tXCy4Iv2hEU .

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