WI Organizations Oppose F-35s

Citing significant concerns about the issues raised in the Envirnmental Impact Statement and those items not address in the EIS, neighborhood and grassroots groups as well as statewide organizations are raising their voice and issuing statements opposing the beddown of the F-35 in Wisconsin. As we will stand together as a community, even as we face the short deadline to get our comments in on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), we are making a difference!

Communities: Proposed PFAS Policy Not Protective of Infant Health

WNPJS joined more than 40 groups from communities across the country with toxic PFAS contamination in their drinking water and groundwater in a unified statement today criticizing EPA's proposed cleanup goals as not protective of public health, especially for infants and young children.

Sign-on Letter Rejecting Proposed Infrastructure Improvements at Truax Field

On April 7, 2019 a notice was published in the Wisconsin State Journal indicating that "The National Guard Bureau (NGB) invites the public to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI

Madison Nonprofit Day Call for Proposals

Madison Nonprofit Day Conference * Thursday, October 31, 2019 * Monona Terrace * Call for Proposals * Proposals Due: Friday, May 31, 2019 * Help Grow Madison's Social Good Sector

Comment by 3/25: MISSION Act Regs to Stop VA Privatization

We need your comments submitted on the MISSION Act proposed regulations! Read the attached flyer by Suzanne Gordon and skim the attached comments VFP members have submitted. Then go to this link and submit your own comments no matter how short. When YOU write your comment, copy it and send it back to me. Thanks.

Here is the link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=VA-2019-VHA-0008-0001

Then click on upper right "Submit Comments"

Milwaukee IWOC Report on Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in the Wisconsin Prison System

Milwaukee IWOC has recently written a report on abuse, neglect, and exploitation in the Wisconsin prison system, we thought you would be interested in seeing this and helping spread it widely. They used public records and the words of incarcerated people to try and present a systematic summary of a few (obviously not all) issues.

Reflections on 16 Years of Resistance

It was March of 2003 and President Bush had been talking about attacking Iraq with “shock and awe”. After marching in the streets for several weeks, I knew what I was doing was not enough because what was about to happen was going to be so egregious, so horrifying, and so unjust. My curiosity was piqued when I saw a notice for training in nonviolent civil resistance, conducted by local activists. I immediately knew this is what I needed to do and I attended the training.

What is your story about gun violence?

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
 
The Wisconsin Council of Churches is looking for short prayers, songs, videos, poetry and stories from middle and high school youth around the state sharing YOUR perspectives on gun violence. What is your story? What is the role of faith in this story? How can faith transform the status quo? 
 
Twitter and Instagram @wichurches
#faithandgunviolence
pic@wichurches.org

Seeing Yemen from Jeju

Several days ago, I joined an unusual skype call originated by young South Korean founders of “The Hope School.” Located on Jeju Island, the school aims to build a supportive community between island residents and newly arrived Yemenis who seek asylum in South Korea.

Citizens and Local Governments Request Full Party Status in Transmission Case In Record Numbers

When Kerry Beheler of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, became aware of the significant habitat impacts of the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek high voltage transmission line in the Driftless Area, she began to educate herself. The decision came down to her daily life,“Many of the natural places where I conduct bird surveys, teach environmental education, work to restore native habitat, and where our community members enjoy the peace of natural surroundings, would be ravaged by 170 foot high towers and massive cables.

Open Letter to Wisconsin Representatives on Farming and the Environment

Rural Wisconsin needs leadership, a kind that is proactive and creative with respect to our rural communities and the environment. What we have received, especially after this last round of extreme weather events in August, fell far short of what was needed. Instead of planning for the inevitable, our state representatives react as if tornadoes and floods are rare.

Sign on to the PFAS Community Campaign

Laura Olah, the Executive Director of Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, Coordinator of the PFAS Community Campaign - Wisconsin and National Coordinator of the Cease Fire Campaign is helping to organize a statewide campaign in response to toxic PFAS groundwater contamination at Wisconsin military sites like Fort McCoy, Volk Field, Truax Field, and General Mitchell Air National Guard.