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Events and Action Alerts from WNPJ member groups the week of Feb. 26th. Check it out!

Updated: Feb 25

WNPJ + Poor People’s Campaign and Madison Rally + ACTION ALERTS from IPWG on Gaza AND from Clean Water Action Council & Citizens Climate Lobby on the environment + other statewide events


MADISON; On Saturday, March 2 at 10 am at the State Capitol…. Wisconsinites from all corners of the state will be gathering to take part in a day of nationally coordinated actions at over 30 statehouses across the country. Together, we will use our collective voice to demand an end to poverty and lift up ALL of the interlocking injustices that we face as poor and working-class people.

Here’s a reason someone from Beloit will be in Madison on March 2nd. Check it out! Wisconsin PPC leader and coordinating committee member Rodolfo Abarca, from Beloit, shared why he will be in Madison on March 2nd!

With 140 million poor and low-wealth people in America (the wealthiest nation on earth) we know that poverty is a moral failure of our leadership and we won’t be silent anymore. Chronic poverty is the 4th leading cause of premature death in this country - more than gun violence and car accidents.

It doesn’t need to be this way, and as the majority, we can make a difference.

Want to get involved? Here's how you can take part in this mobilization:

There are many volunteer opportunities leading up to, as well as on the day of, the march and mass assembly. No prior experience is needed! Please CLICK HERE to fill out the form and be involved in this historic day.

Follow us on Facebook + RSVP and share the Facebook event for 3/2!

Car-pooling options:

Buses will be departing from Beloit, Milwaukee, and Racine! Do you want to ride the bus? Sign up here:

A sliding scale donation of $0-15 is suggested for bus tickets — pay what you can.

Need a ride from a different part of the state? Email us at to be connected to carpools to the best of our ability.  


Urgent Action Alert on Gaza…..

Dear Peacemaking Friends,

What follows is a statement on the tragedy in Gaza developed by the WNPJ member group Interfaith Peace Working Group. If you agree with this statement, we encourage you to sign it and be a part of this peace witness of people and communities of faith in Wisconsin.

You can read the statement below and add your name by clicking here.

Please share this statement with others whom you think might be interested in signing it.

–Interfaith Peace Working Group


ACTION ALERT from Clean Water Action Council and Citizens Climate Lobby

As early as this week the WI State Senate and then the Assembly will be voting on Assembly Joint Resolution 6 (AJR6), which proposes a constitutional amendment that would shift control over federal funds received by the state from the Governor to the State Legislature. As authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, massive federal funding for clean energy development, green jobs, and climate resilience is coming into Wisconsin already, and much more is ahead. The proposed amendment could severely jeopardize Wisconsin’s timely access to those funds and so its transition to a clean energy economy.

To amend Wisconsin’s constitution, the proposed amendment must be approved by the legislature in two consecutive sessions and then approved in a state-wide referendum. It has already been approved by the previous legislature. If it’s approved by the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly again, a referendum for its approval will be held this coming November.

So, please–

  1. 1. Find the email addresses of your State Senator and State Representative. Enter your address beneath the “WHO ARE MY LEGISLATORS?” heading, click on “Find Your Legislator,” and then click on your district.

  2. 2. Send emails to both of them urging them to oppose AJR6.

Here’s a sample message that you can cut and paste. (You can, of course, modify it as you see fit, or come up with your own.)

Dear [Senator][Representative][______________]

I am deeply concerned about the proposed Assembly Joint Resolution 6 (AJR6). This resolution poses a significant threat to Wisconsin's ability to efficiently accept and allocate federal funds, jeopardizing timely access to critical investments in clean energy initiatives and emergency response. I strongly urge you to oppose AJR6 and ensure that Wisconsin's access to federal funds remains efficient, responsive, and aligned with the state's urgent needs.

[Your name]


3. Send an email with the message “Done!” to this email address: as soon as you’ve taken this highly commendable action.





The WI Network for Peace and Justice is the umbrella non-profit organization

supporting the work of 82 member groups around Wisconsin. 


Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:

MADISON Mon Feb 26, 12 noon – 1 pm Monday Noon Vigil for Peace – Meet at the corner of MLK, Jr. Blvd and Doty St. For more information, call Tim at 608-630-3633.  

MADISON Mon Feb. 26,, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Lights up for Palestine Vigil – before the Journey Freedom concert. Corner of N. Frances and W Dayton St. More info? Visit:

FITCHBURG Mon Feb 26, 10 – 11 am 'UN in the News' Monthly Discussion. Fitchburg public library. UN in the News discussion group meets the 4th Monday of each month -We'll be discussing several important foreign policy topics and concerns for 2024. These include the Israeli war on Gaza, climate change, the continuing war in Ukraine, migration trends and major elections in 2024. Questions? Contact Sam Romano of the UNA USA Dane County chapter

VOLK FIELD Tues Feb 27th 3:45 – 4:45 Monthly Vigil to Ground the Drones - End the Wars. Camp Douglas near Mauston.  More info - Joy First, 608 239-4327, 

MILWAUKEE Wed Feb 28, 12 noon – 1 pm ANTI-GUN VIGIL. 2027 S 108th St at Dunham Sports store. Dunham advertises and sells guns and assault rifles. Casa Maria Catholic Worker 


LaCROSSE Thurs Feb 29, 12 noon - 12:30 pm Weekly Women in Black Peace Vigil. Meet at Main St & 4th Street South. A weekly vigil for peace every Thursday. Contact Deborah. 

APPLETON Sat Mar 2, 11 am – 12 noon Fox Valley Monthly Stand for Peace. Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence Street. Every month - the first Saturday! Bring your signs! Organizer: Ronna Swift

MADISON Sat Mar 2, 10 am Poor Peoples Campaign Assembly and March. Meet at the State Capitol. For details, see the SPOTLIGHT above….

MILWAUKEE Sat Mar 2, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Each Saturday, a different location.  Join us. Bring your signs. 

VIROQUA Sat Mar 2, 11 am - 12 noon Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Weekly Vigil. Meet at Decker and Main. Action Alert: The Driftless Palestinian Solidarity group has a petition to demand that Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and end financial aid to Israel's military.  If your group is interested in getting signatures, please email Thank you for your help! 

MADISON Sat Mar 2, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Sara Alvarado: Healing Through Storytelling Workshop. At First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Dr. Afte r the 10AM book talk at First Unitarian Society, join author and storyteller, Sara Alvarado, for a reflective workshop on the practice of healing through writing and storytelling. Bring your notebook and pen (or a computer) and learn ways to uncover stories that offer healing and liberation. Your story matters. Payment of $20 can be made by writing a check to FUS and noting the event, paying at the door with cash or check. Sign Up Here:

MILWAUKEE Sat Mar 2, 12 noon – 1 pm Weekly Stand for Peace with Peace Action WI. 76th and Layton.  Each week a different venue. Bring signs. Contact: 

RACINE Sat Mar 2, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Weekly Stand for Peace. 909 Dr Martin Luther King Dr. Supported by the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice. We have signs, banners and flags available for all. Check out our website,    for weather concerns. Free Palestine!


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For individuals, join at a sliding scale rate of $35/year – or whatever fits your budget!

For between $50 - $75/year, a WNPJ membership keeps your group connected with peace and justice efforts and helps keep the Network going - and growing!

We help our member organizations reach a wider audience by amplifying your peace and justice events and actions on our listserve and Facebook page. Membership also provides access to our community tabling opportunities, our online toolbox of peace and justice resources, and a community that cares about your peace and justice journey.



Here's an opportunity for WNPJ member groups!

WNPJ member groups can sign up for a Saturday opportunity to TABLE at the Dane County Farmers Market – this Spring and summer at the Capitol Square. The Farmers Market in Madison has an opening date of April 13th – 7 am to 1 pm …and runs through Nov. 9th on Saturdays.

Bring your own table and hand-outs to the King Street corner of the Square, site #10, next to the VFP #25 table! You can't sell anything at the non-profit table, but donations to your group are acceptable.

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