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  • A Win for 350 Wisconsin AND an Urgent Action Alert!!

    Yesterday - thanks to people like you who called and Tweeted our US Senators - we achieved a major win in the fight for climate justice! But, as we wrote yesterday (below) - there's no time to rest! Here's a NEW Action Alert today. Write your letter before Oct 3rd!: My name is Julia DePalma. I co-lead 350 Wisconsin's Community Climate Solutions Team. I am reaching out to ask you to help us expand renewable energy infrastructure in Wisconsin. HOW YOU CAN HELP: Let the Public Service Commission know you support renewable energy development in Wisconsin and are in support of the High Noon Solar Energy Center proposed in Columbia County, WI. You can click on this link below for some sample comment ideas. Sample Comments.... MORE ON THE PROJECT: High Noon Solar Energy will create enough energy to power all of Columbia County. High Noon Solar Energy will generate $1.2 million in annual tax payments. $700,000 of that revenue will go to Columbia County and will replace 40% of the revenue lost by the closure of the Columbia Energy Center. The remaining $500,000 will go to surrounding townships. The project will use just 1% of the agricultural land in that area. The project will have 300 MW of solar capacity, but also 165 MW/660MWh of battery energy storage—the same size as the Koshkonong project. Energy conservation and efficiency is a proven strategy for reducing electricity consumption and demand for new generation. But, by itself it does not change a utility’s resource mix. It will take intentional generational turnover in favor of renewables to achieve dramatic reductions in air emissions. This is the kind of project that must replace coal power. Reduced emissions equivalent to taking 52,000 cars off the road. Learn more here. The last day to submit comments is October 3rd, so we need to act quickly! If you submit a letter, please reply to this message - julia@350wisconsin.org - to let us know that you lent your support. Thank you for continually advocating for increased sustainability and clean energy practices in our communities. With your help, we can all work together in making exciting and necessary strides towards these goals. Submit a Comment to the PSC! Your voice counts! Julia DePalma CCST Co Lead julia@350wisconsin.org And "thanks" from 9/27: This afternoon, Senator Joe Manchin "asked Majority Leader Schumer to remove the permitting language from the Continuing Resolution we will vote on this evening." This means that Senator Manchin got the message loud and clear: he did not have the votes to push his fossil fuel permitting side deal through today. He did not have the votes to hold the government hostage to fossil fuel interests. How did he get that message? Because YOU spoke out. YOU showed up when it mattered. YOU held the Senate accountable for climate justice, and YOU called for our elected officials to protect the communities being sacrificed for fossil fuels. So... thank you. But we can't let this victory lull us into complacency. Senator Manchin WILL try to get his pipeline permitting deal pushed through at a later date - a permitting deal that will fast-track the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and potentially make it easier for similar pipelines to pass through Wisconsin. We've delayed the permitting bill, but we can be assured that we'll see it again. That's why it's still crucial that we continue to push for climate accountability from elected officials, and that we continue to push for climate champions at every level of government. We have to continue to speak out for climate justice, because we can be sure that many people in power will continue to sacrifice frontline communities. I hope that today's victory shows you the power of individual voices coming together for a common cause. I hope it inspires you to continue to do the work. I invite you to join 350 Wisconsin Action as we work to keep climate justice at the center of political discourse. There are so many ways for everyone to be involved! 350madison.org/ 350Madison@350Madison.org Once again, thank you for helping us achieve this major win for climate justice, frontline communities, and the future of our planet. I'm looking forward to future victories with all of you! In solidarity, Emily Park 350 Wisconsin Action

  • How Safe is Point Beach?

    Hello Point Beach intervenors and partners, We just wanted to share and keep you in the loop about some recent news regarding safety at Point Beach. No action is specifically needed. We have just issued a press release regarding Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin's follow-up response to the official NRC response to our original letter with Nukewatch about safety concerns at Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant. More in-depth responses from PSR WI are available here > Thank you for your time and my cell phone number is 319-327-1020 if any of you have any questions or wold like a copy of the press release. Sincerely, Hannah Mortensen PSR WI Executive Director -- PSR Wisconsin info@psrwisconsin.org www.psr-wisconsin.org 720 Hill Street, Suite 200 Madison, WI 53705 608.232.9945

  • Menominee River Wants YOU!

    We need 20-24 people to staff our booth at Lambeau Field on October 16. We have a great opportunity here to earn extra money for the Coalition to Save the Menominee River. Please join in the fun in Green Bay! Time is running short to complete the required trainings for this event and we need to honor our commitment with Lambeau; so don't delay! Please call or text Natalie at 906.290.0247 for more information and details of the required training.

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  • Home | wnpj

    WNPJ is a network of 70 peace and justice organizations. We foster connections and build collective power for a sustainable future. MEMBERSHIP PEACE & JUSTICE NEWS Learn how WNPJ can advance your peace and justice efforts Stay in tune with what's happening throughout the network TAKE ACTION Find a peace and justice action or event near you on our events calendar WNPJ is grounding in the Just Transition Framework created by Climate Justice Alliance Just Transition is a transition to a regenerative economy from our current extractive and exploitative one. Learn More WNPJ Spotlight 'Dignity at Work' Fall Voter Guide Is Ready - 2022 ​ The Dignity at Work Coalition has prepared a Voter Guide every election cycle since 2016. Over the course of these 6 years, the issues facing our state have changed very little. Though it is frustrating that partisan politics has hindered significant progress on these issues, we continue to stress the importance of educating ourselves on the topics at hand. This voter guide is nonpartisan and intended to be used at candidate forums, town hall meetings, and any other venues where candidates are available for questioning. Click here for the link! For more information, contact: Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice or.... Worker Justice Wisconsin www.workerjustice.org www.facebook.com/workerjusticewi info@workerjustice.org WNPJ on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WisNPJ Invitation to get into some "Good Trouble" at the WNPJ Fall Assembly - SAVE the DATE! On Sunday, November 13th from 2-4 pm WNPJ will host its annual Fall Assembly in Milwaukee (and via zoom, too). Each year we take this time to bring individuals and organizations together, to set the vision for the upcoming year, to honor the effort of peacemakers and peace builders…and to get into some “Good Trouble”. This year’s theme is Abolition: Addressing the Root Causes of Violence Click here to learn more.... ​ For more information, contact info@wnpj.org ​

  • Marquette University Center for Peace | wnpj

    Marquette University Center for Peacemaking www.marquette.edu/peacemaking www.facebook.com/mupeacemaking patrick.kennelly@marquette.edu or Christopher.jeske@marquette.edu ​ Contact: Patrick Kennelly, Director and/or Chris Jeske 414-288-8444 (office) PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201 and 1616 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 ​ The Center for Peacemaking is an academic center at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that fosters research and action for the promotion of peace, human dignity, and justice. The center's programs provide students opportunities to develop peacemaking skills and faculty avenues to research nonviolence. Return to full member list

  • What We Do | wnpj

    WNPJ is committed to grounding in the Just Transition framework created by the Climate Justice Alliance. ​ ​ ​ ​ Just Transition is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. This means approaching production and consumption cycles holistically and in a waste-free way. The transition itself must be just and equitable, redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for the future through reparations. If the process of transition is not just, the outcome will never be. Just Transition describes both where we are going and how we get there. ​ ​ In their own words, Climate Justice Alliance describes the framework: None of us can do it alone. We need each other and we each have a part to play. This transformation requires us to ground in a principled vision and intentionally put it into daily practice. This transformative resistance has been emerging from the most impacted communities for a long time. What they are offering is a framework with values to help everyone. As WNPJ grounds our work in a Just Transition, we see our role as: CONNECTOR: Creating opportunities for members to get to know each other and each other’s work. CATALYST: Sharing educational resources about the Just Transition framework and other innovative visions and actions. INCUBATOR: Supporting member groups work grounded in Just Transition and other innovative visions and actions. AMPLIFIER: Investing resources in the vision and leadership of those on the frontlines and most impacted by the extractive economy. REFLECTION SPACE: Offering opportunities and tools for network members to reflect on their work. WNPJ currently offers members these pathways to build connections throughout the state and strengthen our collective power. Weekly News & Action Alerts: Reaching nearly 1400 people with information about what’s happening across the state and beyond. Subscribe here Weaving the Web Virtual Drop in Hour: A monthly opportunity to connect with people working for peace and justice throughout Wisconsin. ​ https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89361313008?pwd=UmxCOUcxL3ZFb244aXp0SnBVTFRSZz09 Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 Passcode: 797041 +1 312 626 6799 US ​ Online Resources: The WNPJ Spotlight blog weaves together a tapestry of weekly stories and learning that help move Wisconsinites towards a Just Transition. The WNPJ online membership portal offers members a (co-curated) toolbox of a wide variety of tools that can be used in their peace and justice efforts. ​ Fall and Spring Gatherings Per our by-laws, each year WNPJ holds two main gatherings; a Fall Assembly and another convening in the Spring. These gatherings help us collective review our work, chart our next steps and strengthen our overall purpose and mission as we move forward. Read the 2021 Fall Assembly Guidebook here (2021) *Community Tabling* WNPJ has new yard signs! Check it out! WNPJ enjoys public interface at a variety of locations. The network shares the spots we reserve with interested member groups. Recent spaces reserved include the largest farmer’s market in WI at the state capitol, as we as the MREA annual Energy fair. Reserve the Farmer’s Market spot here. The WNPJ Board is building our understanding of generational wealth as it relates to the deeply embedded legacy of racialized capitalism in this country. In the future, we hope to offer pathways for reflection and redistribution efforts at the network level.

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