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WNPJ member groups heading into the Labor Day Weekend - events and action alerts!


SPOTLIGHT on Worker Justice Wisconsin (WJW) this Labor Day week….

We are a non-profit organization that focuses on the education and empowerment of workers and laborers. We help ensure fairness, dignity and equality in the workplace through collective action and education. www.workerjustice.org


WJW Worker Success Story....

My name is Jesus Noel Flores and I came to the United States in 2001. I am now married with four children.


During the pandemic I was fired from my job of 17 years. I felt very frustrated and contacted Worker Justice Wisconsin for help. Ms. Socorro was very friendly and gave me a lot of information about my rights as a worker.


I feel fortunate that I also was introduced to her manager Kristen. They have both made me feel like family. They have a worker membership meeting each month where people can share their experiences and how they have worked with worker justice. The information that WJW gives is such a great help for the future to know how I am protected. I am very grateful for WJW because their door was open for me when I needed it most. ************************


Labor Fest 2023! - Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.

MADISON Mon Sept 4th, 12 noon - 5 pm


Live music from VO5 and The Periodicals. Solidarity Roll Call at 2:00 pm, many info tables, including Family Farm Defenders!.... plus magic shows, bounce house, face painting and balloon twisting for kids.

Food and drink will be available for purchase. SCFL's Community Services Committee will also be collecting gift cards of all types to help homeless students in the MMSD Transition Education Program (TEP)

Info? Visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3525488584398960/ Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop - jepeck@wisc.edu


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The WI Network for Peace and Justice is the umbrella non-profit organization supporting the work of 79 member groups around Wisconsin.





Here are Action Alerts and Events listings for many of our member groups for the coming week:



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As the World Burns.....

Contact Dairyland (608-788-4000). Let them know where you stand on this ill-fated energy center. Read more and act! Issue: In total disregard of process and environmental concerns, Minnesota Power signed a labor agreement with the Northern Wisconsin Building and Construction Trades Council to build a $700 million gas-fired power plant in Superior next spring.

Known as the Nemadji Trail Energy Center, the plant was proposed in 2017 and has failed to secure the permits necessary to begin. Environmental groups have issued warnings and legal challenges, but are being ignored.

A generating cooperative, Dairyland Power, boasts the gas plant will help us towards a “clean energy future”. They’re certain people will accept the words “clean energy” and call it a day. They’re hoping ratepayers ignore the price tag as well as the increased amount of energy required to run the plant. They’re hoping the calls for protecting the water; the people and their ancestral homeland by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will fall on deaf ears.

The fossil fuel industry distorts facts regarding renewables and battery storage as insufficient. They ignore health risks associated with methane emissions and burst pipelines. And they’re tying our children’s children to an unsustainable system.

Action Alert submitted by WNPJ Board member, Dena Eakles - dena.eakles@gmail.com **************

GOLDEN RULE PEACE BOAT VISITS Milwaukee. Sept. 1-4.


The Golden Rule, a historic sailboat, visits Milwaukee as part of an 11,000 mile voyage. (Former Chair of the WNPJ Board, Alfred Meyer will be visiting Milwaukee, following the Golden Rule all the way through the Great Lakes from Maine!)

Free boat visits and tours 1-4 pm daily, at Discovery World on Sept.1st and at Lakeshore State Park Sept. 2nd-4th. Party in the park with folk musicians 2-5pm on Saturday, Sept. 2nd.

Sponsored by Veterans For Peace. INFORMATION: Bill Christofferson, 414-587-6577, vfpchapter102@gmail.com

********************* Other upcoming events this week for WNPJ groups:

FITCHBURG Mon Aug 28th, 10 - 11 am UN Discussion group - monthly meeting. Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road, about two blocks east off Fish Hatchery Road. Questions? Agenda and readings for the day? Contact: Sam Romano sromano@charter.net

VIRTUAL Tues Aug 29th, 6:30 - 8 pm WISDOM’s 5-week training session. Please join us for our 5-week Fall Training Series every Tuesday night from August 29-September 26. We are excited to cover a variety of topics about community organizing. Whether you're a new WISDOM member, an old timer or need a refresher - we welcome you to come learn from our leaders within our network! Once you register, you will receive your Zoom information within a few minutes. It is the same Zoom link for all 5 sessions. You can choose to attend one or all sessions. If you have any questions, and want the registration link, please contact Amanda Ali, WISDOM's Digital Organizer at aali@wisdomwisconsin.org

VIRTUAL SCREENING - Wed Aug 30th 6:30 - 8:30 pm Film & Discussion of "Cooked: Survival by Zipcode". Viewing at https://www.soulardarity.com/cooked_viewing . In 1995, Chicago has the worst heave wave in U.S. history. In just 4 days, it killed 739 people. This film tells the story. After the film, we will have an open discussion with these panelists: Judith Helfand, director/producer; Lonette Sims, People's Response Network; Orrin Williams, Center for Urban Transformation; Shimekia Nichols, Soulardarity; Leo Carney, American Descendants of Slavery; Raoul Contreras, Latino Studies Professor, Indiana University. We will conclude with next stops for Climate Thrive & Survive Networks. Sponsors include: People's Reponse Network (PRN); Radical Elders; Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community; Soulardarity of Michigan; American Descents of Slavery; Mississippi Rising. Event is endorsed by UW Workers Covid Working Group, and the Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America, member group of WNPJ. https://madison-dsa.org/ dsamadison@gmail.com

APPLETON Sat Sept 2 11 am – 12 noon Fox Valley Monthly Stand for Peace. Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence . Every month - the first Saturday! Bring your signs! Organizer: Ronna Swift ronnajean61@gmail.com

MILWAUKEE Sat Sept 2nd, 12 noon - 1 pm Weekly STAND FOR PEACE. Meet at Lincoln Memorial/Michigan today. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI -info@peaceactionwi.org or see https://www.peaceactionwi.org

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WNPJ member groups can sign up for a Saturday opportunity to TABLE at the Madison Farmers Market – this Spring and summer at the Capitol Square. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4daaa929a5fac34-wnpj#/ The Farmers Market opening date is April 15th – 7 am to 1 pm …and runs through the Fall on Saturdays. Sign up for your spot today! Bring your own table and hand-outs to the King Street corner of the Square, next to the VFP #25 table! Questions? Contact info@wnpj.org ****************************************

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