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WNPJ member groups have events and Action Alerts for the week of June 24th!

Updated: Jun 25

WNPJ + Poor People’s Moral March on Washington + Faith in Place joins WNPJ + Petitions to Sign from MRSCP + Action Alert to Stop Line 5 + World BEYOND War action in Madison + other statewide events

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The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is organizing around an agenda to expand democracy to all people and end the crisis of death by poverty and low-wealth, which kills 295,000 people each year. We are crying loudly that somebody is hurting our people, and we won’t be silent anymore.



Wisconsin Poor People's Campaign wisconsin@poorpeoplescampaign.org

At the Wisconsin PPC, we know that the trip to D.C. may be more than folks can commit to but we encourage you to tune in to the livestream, if you are able and consider gathering to watch this amazing non-violent action in community! If you would like to be part of our voter outreach, please complete this Get Involved form.

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SPOTLIGHT on the new WNPJ member group, Faith in Place

Our Vision

People of diverse faiths and spiritualities leading the environmental movement to create healthy, just, and sustainable communities for all.

Our Mission

Empower people of diverse faiths and spiritualities to be leaders in advancing environmental and racial justice, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.

Learn more about the work of this group at

Contacts:

Cindy Shepherd cindy@faithinplace.org

Tanya Crothers-Lewis tanya@faithinplace.org 

Muhammad Shahzad Hussain shahzad@faithinplace.org 

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ACTION ALERTS from Madison Rafah Sister City Project:

Sign these petitions!



Petition No. 1:

Global bank UBS increased its shares in Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons maker, by a staggering 875% in the first quarter of this year.

 

Petition No. 2:

Since October 2023, Citi has supported Israel’s war machine by financing a $500 million bond to Israel and billions of dollars in bonds to war profiteers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon


Petition No. 3: 

Tell President Biden and Wisconsin's Representative & Senators: Ceasefire! Stop sending weapons to Israel! Restore funding & open the borders for humanitarian aid in Gaza.

Madison-Rafah Sister-City Project - rafahsistercity@yahoo.com 

 

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ACTION ALERT from 350 Wisconsin:

Update! The deadline to submit written public comment to the Army Corps of Engineers is now extended through August 4th! https://350wisconsin.org/


LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD


Written Comments to the US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, Regulatory Division, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E1500, St. Paul, MN 55101-1678


Want to learn more: Join this virtual call!

VIRTUAL Wed June 26, 2 – 3 pm Weekly Line 5 Public Comment Support with Britnie Remer of 350 Wisconsin.  Now through August 4th, the U.S. Army Corps is taking public comment on Enbridge’s proposed Line 5 expansion in northern Wisconsin. This is a significant opportunity to tell the Corps and the Biden Administration about our concerns regarding this risky project! If you’re feeling stuck in the process, need help with talking points, or are just looking for general support as you write your comments, feel free to virtually drop in and chat with Britnie, our Fossil Fuel Organizer, on Wednesdays through the end of July!  Register here.  More information here.

 

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Madison for World BEYOND War Action Alert



War profiteers in Madison this week! They are not welcome!


War profiteers, including Lockheed, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman are having a secret symposium in Madison this coming week, June 24th - 27th.


It will be hosted at Monona Terrace, and the building will be closed to the general public.



Most of the sessions and presentations are led by defense contractors, Defence Department officials and representatives of various branches of the US military. Furthermore, thematically, this symposium is heavily dominated by topics of weapon development, such as hypersonic missile technology, advanced materials, and missile defense.


This event is restricted to government and government contractors only; is not advertised and is not open to the press or general public.

They want to be unnoticed! So let’s not let them fly under the radar!


Monday 6/24, Tuesday 6/25 12pm - Madison for WBW is planning to be present in the MLK blvd block between E Wilson and E Doty. The goal and details are being defined; but the fundamental issue remains the same: the war industry causes global death and destruction of all life, suffering, loss of a future and we stand against it.


Wednesday 6/26 - War Profiteers Out of Madison! – Rally & March | Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement (wibailoutpeople.org)

"The City of Madison is hosting a private weapons manufacturer conference at Monona Terrace this week. Corporate fat cats from Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop Grumman, and others will claim this is about national defense, and is being held in secret for national security. But these companies make bombs that are killing thousands in Gaza and elsewhere and destroying the climate.

The Monona Terrace is partially funded by the city, which means the City of Madison is using taxpayer money to bring these war criminals to our community instead of funding public transit, healthcare, housing, and other things regular people in our city need. This is DESPITE the city council passing a ceasefire resolution last year. We demand Madison put its money where its mouth is and stop profiting from genocide and climate collapse.

Join us on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 to say “War Profiteers out of Madison”

Meet at the MLK Jr Street entrance to the Monona Terrace at 5 pm for a rally and march.


Please understand that plans above are being worked on as we write. Details as places, times, engagements are being discussed in the coalition.   They will be communicated daily on instagram: stay tuned!  If you are not linked to Instagram, please email to warabolition@gmail.com  to let us know that you want to be informed.

Create your own sound bite message against the war industry: what is your main reason to oppose it (many choices…); make your own sign of dissent to wave. Send us a picture of that slogan, we’ll collect them.



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WNPJ member group events for this week….




MADISON Mon June 24, 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 June 24, 5 pm Madison DSA Rally to Support Free School Meals. Doyle Admin Bldg, 545 W Dayton. Meet across the street on the grass lawn in front of the Kohl Center for a discussion and pizza at 5 before a 6 - 8 pm School Board meeting. You can comment on-line speak at the meeting, too. Contact: dsamadison@gmail.com to learn how.


VIRTUAL Mon June 24, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Phone Banking for Gun Sense Candidates with Moms Demand Action.  To learn more and to register,  click here:

 

EAU CLAIRE Mon June 24, 6 – 8 pm Transformational Justice Leadership Development Training with WISDOM, 202 W Grand Ave. To join, please register here.  Join us for a development training that promises to activate your leadership potential and educate you about the criminal legal system in Wisconsin! This event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Training highlights include:

·         Becoming an effective leader

·         Building relationships with allies and impacted persons

·         Understanding transformational justice

For questions, please contact WISDOM's Transformational Justice Mark Rice at ricermark@gmail.com. David Liners, Executive Director, office@wisdomwisconsin.org 


MILWAUKEE Tues June 25, 7 pm  Monthly Chapter Meeting of Veterans for Peace. Meet at St. John’s on the Lake. vfpchapter102@gmail.com 


VIRTUAL Wed June 26, 11 am “Live From Ramallah: Virtual Delegation with Eyewitness Palestine”. Join this Eyewitness Palestine webinar, featuring a special virtual delegation led by Wafa Hourani, who will take you around Ramallah on a custom tour of the city.  Registration here.  Contact:  Madison-Rafah Sister-City Project rafahsistercity@yahoo.com 

 

VIRTUAL Wed June 26, 2 – 3 pm Weekly Line 5 Public Comment Support with Britnie Remer of 350 Wisconsin.  Now through August 4th, the U.S. Army Corps is taking public comment on Enbridge’s proposed Line 5 expansion in northern Wisconsin. This is a significant opportunity to tell the Corps and the Biden Administration about our concerns regarding this risky project! If you’re feeling stuck in the process, need help with talking points, or are just looking for general support as you write your comments, feel free to virtually drop in and chat with Britnie, our Fossil Fuel Organizer, on Wednesdays through the end of July!. Register here   Facebook event here:


MADISON Wed June 26, 5 pm War Profiteers Out of Madison! – Rally & March | Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement (wibailoutpeople.org). Meet at the MLK Jr Street entrance to the Monona Terrace . "The City of Madison is hosting a private weapons manufacturer conference at Monona Terrace this week. Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop Grumman, and others will claim this is about national defense, and is being held in secret for national security. But these companies make bombs that are killing thousands in Gaza and elsewhere and destroying the climate.

The Monona Terrace is partially funded by the city, which means the City of Madison is using taxpayer money to bring these war criminals to our community instead of funding public transit, healthcare, housing, and other things regular people in our city need. This is DESPITE the city council passing a ceasefire resolution last year. We demand Madison put its money where its mouth is and stop profiting from genocide and climate collapse.

Join us on Wednesday to say “War Profiteers out of Madison”. Bradley Geyer <geyerb@yahoo.com Madison Veterans for Peace - World Beyond War - DSA JVP and more....


MADISON Thurs June 27, 9:15 am Rally with the WI Democracy Campaign. NEW LOCATION: State Capitol  in the Senate Parlor (2 E. Main St., Madison, Senate Parlor, 201SE) The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) hosts its first in-person meeting of the year. Bob Spindell still sits on the Wisconsin Elections Commission after nearly stealing the 2020 presidential election as a fake elector. Sign up here to join us for the rally. Nick Ramos/Wis Democracy Campaign mail@wisdc.org


WHITEWATER Thurs June 27, 6 PM Moms Demand Action Care Cards Meeting. To learn more and to register,  click here.


LaCROSSE Thurs June 27, 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 


MILWAUKEE Fri June 28, 6 – 8 pm  "Recognizing Redemption: Pathways to Rehabilitation and Parole" . At the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. (and Zoom.) You can join in-person or via Zoom. Join us to learn about how old law and commutations in Wisconsin impacts people today and what it's all about. Register in advance here.  Questions? David Liner at WISDOM office@wisdomwisconsin.org 

 

MADISON Sat June 29, 10 – 5 pm  MRSCP & Palestine Partners at the International Festival . Overture Center on State Street.  Once again we invite you to view and purchase beautiful Palestinian crafts at Overture Center's International Festival. Celebrate Madison's rich cultural heritage with more than 30 free performances by Dane County artists. Featuring cuisines from around the world, stunning arts and crafts available for purchase, and opportunities to learn about many local businesses with global connections. Some online options available. NOTE: The Festival runs for two days, but MRSCP and Palestine Partners will only be there on Saturday. Contact: Madison-Rafah Sister-City Project rafahsistercity@yahoo.com 

MADISON Sat June 29, 10 AM, Canvassing for Gun Sense Candidates with Moms Demand Action. To learn more and to register,  click here


MILWAUKEE Sat June 29, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Santa Monica/Silver Spring ( near the Whitefish Bay Farmers' Market)  Each Saturday, a different location.  Join us. Bring your signs. info@peaceactionwi.org    https://www.peaceactionwi.org/stand_for_peace 


VIROQUA Sat June 29, 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 June 29, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Weekly Stand for Peace. At NW corner of Highways 31 and 20. Park in the SW corner of the Kohl's parking lot, near the AT&T store. 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!


Washington DC Sat and Sunday, June 29-30…. Wisconsin Poor People's Campaign wisconsin@poorpeoplescampaign.org At the Wisconsin PPC, we know that the trip to D.C. may be more than folks can commit to but we encourage you to tune in to the livestream, if you are able and consider gathering to watch this amazing non-violent action in community! If you would like to be part of our voter outreach, please complete this Get Involved form. 




NEW! Sundays…..The Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine   welcomes all peace organizations to join the “We Are the Red Line” campaign. It is a campaign which began in Detroit and is now national. It unifies our efforts towards ceasefire in Palestine and reminds our elected officials that United States’ support of Israel has gone too far. Every Sunday at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, the Coalition and partners will vigil at 1 pm with red ribbons, shirts, and signs declaring our unity to see peace. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to vigil where ever you are. We Are the Red Line! Contact dena.eakles@gmail.com 

 


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Join WNPJ!WNPJ welcomes individual members and groups!

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.

 

 

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 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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