Action Alert

WNPJ Action Alerts - Reject dangerous restrictions on doctors and more

Action Alert 1: Reject dangerous restrictions on doctors, officers
Action Alert 2: Nominate someone for LGBT activism
Action Alert 3: Oppose the displacement of Bedouins
Action Alert 4: Help WNPJ with our events listings

WNPJ Action Alerts - Bring Our War Dollars Home!

WNPJ is working to bring our war dollars home.  So far, three resolutions have been passed in our state -- in Dane County, a "Move the Money" resolution in Milwaukee by member group Peace Action, and by the AFT-WI labor union.  We would like to further this education and take creative actions to bring the 57% of our federal budget allocated to military spending home, to create jobs and bolster local communities.

I am Z! Haukeness and am excited to be the new Bring Our War Dollars Home part-time organizer.  I have collaborated with WNPJ and worked for racial and social justice organizations in Madison and nationally.  I was born in a small town, Strum, close to Eau Claire and look forward to connecting with you so we can Bring Our War Dollars Home!

Why take action now?

Military spending is out of control.  Although we have seen some draw-down in Iraq and Afghanistan, there's been an increase in drone warfare and conflict elsewhere.

The "sequestration" federal cuts have left local communities feeling the recession / depression even harder.  More people support cutting the military budget and putting that money towards social programs, education and job creation.

Jobs Not Wars is a national organization pushing for actions from June 21st to July 3rd.  This is a great opportunity for us to connect nationally and to spur some action throughout the state!  Below are some ideas to get you started.

WNPJ Action Alerts - Ground the Drones, restore Badger and more

Action Alert 1: Cover ground to ground the drones
Action Alert 2: Restore the former Badger Army Plant
Action Alert 3: Ask Sen Johnson to keep families together
Action Alert 4: Visit the Penokee Harvest and Education Camp

Visit the Harvest Camp!

In 2013, the Lac Courte Orielles Tribe set up the Harvest and Education Learning Project (HELP) Camp near the site of Gogebic Taconite's proposed open-pit iron mine, on Iron County Forest land.

WNPJ Action Alerts - March for a slice of worker justice and more

Action Alert 1: March for a slice of justice
Action Alert 2: Protect Wisconsin groundwater
Action Alert 3: Support students under attack
Action Alert 4: Keep diversity, local control in workplace giving

Help cover ground to ground the drones

WNPJ member group Voices for Creative Nonviolence is planning a 200-mile walk and speaking tour to protest drone warfare.

From June 8 to 23, walkers will trek from the Rock Island Arsenal (where launch mechanisms and bomb components are manufactured) to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 132nd Fighter Wing in Des Moines, the proposed site of a new command center where drones can be remotely-piloted to fly over other countries.

Voices for Creative Nonviolence is seeking walkers, places to stay and groups interested in hosting a presentation.  The walkers will include Voices co-coordinator and activist Brian Terrell, of Maloy, IA, who will have just completed 6 months in prison for nonviolent civil resistance at a drone base, and Kathy Kelly, who will have just returned from Afghanistan, where U.S. drones have tragically impacted so many lives.

Contact Voices at 773-878-3815 or

WNPJ Action Alerts - Support Bangladeshi garment workers and more

Action Alert 1: Support Bangladeshi garment workers
Action Alert 2: Host a talk on Palestine
Action Alert 3: Nominate a global citizen
Action Alert 4: Call for CAFO oversight

People's Bratfest Blitz with the ASO this weekend!

From WNPJ member group the Autonomous Solidarity Organization:

Got 15 minutes? An hour? 3 hours? We're looking for great volunteers like you to come help us get the word out to friends and neighbors about this year's best festival of brats! We appreciate any and all time you can spare to help out.

Saturday, 5/18 and Sunday, 5/19 we're asking folks to stop by our office (at 122 State St, room 404) for snacks, fun, talking to folks at the Farmer's Market, and flyering our neighborhoods.

Can't make it for the weekend of flyering? Stop by our office any time to pickup flyers for your friends and neighbors. Can't do that? How about volunteering at this year's PBF? Can't make it for that either?  Then, feel free to help us help out some amazing charities by donating to the Peoples' Bratfest online, here.

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