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What's happening with WNPJ groups the week of Feb 19th! Check it out! Welcome to 2 new member groups – Urban Triage and Clean Water Action Council  + Spotlight on Crawford Stewardship Project

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We welcome our newest WNPJ member groups:



Urban Triage Inc.




AND…


Clean Water Action Council









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SPOTLIGHT on Crawford Stewardship Project



"Planning for Stewardship" – Seneca

Opportunities for protection of values and priorities exist at the township level.


You don't have to drive very far to see the effects of environmental injustice brought on by large industries and unplanned development. Whether it be from high capacity transmission lines, cell towers, frac sand mining facilities or factory farms, these industries have no mandates to protect the values and priorities of the local residents.


Even poorly planned residential development causes environmental and economic issues. The time to take action to protect the area we call home is before unwanted changes are established.


Local governments at the township level have the opportunity to pass ordinances that can secure protections not provided at the state level. The state laws do not take into consideration the varied needs of the natural resources and geology of an area, nor the values of the local families. Instead, the laws are one-size-fits-all laws for the entire state of Wisconsin. So, it's up to us to protect our unique region.


Join Crawford Stewardship Project, Crawford County Land Conservation Department and Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission Sunday, February 25, 3 - 5:30 pm at Seneca School, 202 Main Street, for an informative event of presentations and discussion titled, "Planning for Stewardship". Please encourage your Town Board Supervisors and Planning Commission members to attend. csp.county@gmail.com  


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 WNPJ member groups and affiliates issue Statements and Action Alerts on Hamas/Palestine/Israel



See the developing list here, including a new statement from Family Farm Defenders: https://www.wnpj.org/post/statements-from-wnpj-groups-and-their-national-affiliates-on-palestine-israel-hamas



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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:


MADISON Mon Feb 19, 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.  


VIRTUAL Tues Feb 20, 6:30 pm  A Path to Peace….supported by member group Echo Valley Hope. Join us for a virtual Introduction to TPRF'S Peace Education Program. Peace Education Is a free, ten week, interactive zoom class that helps individuals discover their inner strength. Subjects include: peace, appreciation, clarity, understanding, self awareness, choice, dignity, and contentment. Learn more:




VIRTUAL Wed Feb 21, 7 – 8:30 pm New Member Orientation and Interest Meeting of DSA Madison Zoom Registration  Join DSA today! For more information: dsamadison@gmail.com 

 

LaCROSSE Thurs Feb 22, 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. dbuffton@yahoo.com 

 

EAU CLAIRE Fri Feb 23, 5 – 6 pm Monthly Peace Stand. Meet at Trunk and Golf Road, Wisconsin 93 - The 3rd Friday of each month is Peace Stand time in Eau Claire, going on since 2004. We gather with, we visit one another and sometimes we sing. Stand and be counted. Mark Helpsmeet is with Northern Spirit Radio, a member group of WNPJ. Contact for more information: helpsmeet@usa.net 

 

MILWAUKEE Sat Feb 24, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Each Saturday, a different location. Today meet at Howell and Howard. Join us. Bring your signs. info@peaceactionwi.org    https://www.peaceactionwi.org/stand_for_peace 


VIROQUA Sat Feb 24, 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  driftless.solidarity@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! 


RACINE Sat Feb 24, 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, http://racinepeace.wordpress.com    for weather concerns. Free Palestine!


MADISON Sat Feb. 24th 1 pm Stand With Ukraine – United for Victory Rally! WI State Capitol Today marks the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Join us in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they face a full-scale invasion, bravely defending their sovereignty and the principles of freedom and democracy. More info? Visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1713825465762994/  Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop - peckjohne@gmail.com 


MADISON Sun. Feb. 25 10 am Political Dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinean Conflict . Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society (2010 Whenona Dr.). This Badger Talk will explore the ups and downs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over time, the current strategies of the participants, and where it is likely to go from here. Presenter is UW Prof. Nadav Shelef, Israel Studies and Political Science. His current projects focus on understanding how homelands change and the conditions under which religious parties moderate their positions. Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/3134827846812422/ Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop peckjohne@gmail.com

 




MADISON; On Saturday, March 2, 2024, Wisconsinites from all corners of the state will be gathering in Madison 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.

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 wisconsin@poorpeoplescampaign.org to be connected to carpools to the best of our ability.  

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Join WNPJ! We're an umbrella organization of 82 member groups and individuals across Wisconsin. www.wnpj.org 



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! https://www.wnpj.org/membership


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.

 

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Here's an opportunity for WNPJ member groups this SPring and summer in Madison!





WNPJ member groups can sign up for a Saturday opportunity to TABLE at the Dane County Farmers Market – this spring/summer/fall at the Capitol Square. The Farmers Market opening date is 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.

Questions? Contact info@wnpj.org

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