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Stop the GOP Re-Rigging of Our WI Maps!

Meet the new gerrymander, same as the old gerrymander.  Yesterday, Speaker Vos and Majority Leader LeMahieu unveiled their new district maps for the state of Wisconsin, and they’re just as bad as they were last time around: joint committee public hearing on the new maps has been scheduled for October 28 at 9 a.m. Plan to attend the hearing as well as the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition press conference prior to the hearing at 8:30 a.m. This will most likely be the only public hearing on the bills. Can't be there?  Please contact your state legislators before the hearing on October 28 and tell them to vote against these re-rigged maps. And urge Gov. Evers to veto these bills if they arrive on his desk.

Save the Date - November 13th for the annual WNPJ Fall Assembly - It's time to talk about a Just Transition

 

WNPJ is excited to be grounding the next chapter of our work in the Just Transition framework put forth by Climate Justice Alliance, a national network made up of locally, tribally, and regionally-based racial and economic justice organizations of Indigenous Peoples, Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and poor white communities. 

We are thrilled to present the WNPJ Fall Assembly theme 'Finding our Path with a Just Transition'. We will be learning from Climate Justice Alliance leaders' 2020 report back sharing their values and vision of the Just Transition framework. We will also be joined by Zoltan Grossman and other Wisconsin leaders as they guide us in exploring how the Just Transition can inform our peace and justice work here in Wisconsin. It will be a special evening. We look forward to you joining us!

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 waste-free. 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.

The theme of WNPJ’s Fall Assembly will be the Just Transition! Planned virtually for Saturday, November 13th, 6-8 p.m.

Register here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/WNPJ1/Fall2021

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and help us commemorate our 30th year!

Questions? Contact: office@wnpj.org

 

Wisconsin Environmental Equity Tool to Assess Environmental and Public Health Needs Statewide Input

Gov. Evers recently announced a new initiative to develop the Wisconsin Environmental Equity Tool (WEET), an online portal for accessing, analyzing, and visualizing data so users can pinpoint Wisconsin's most impacted communities, identify the environmental and health challenges, and prioritize investments to continue building healthy, resilient communities. Four state agencies are developing the tool in consultation with other partners and community members.

Sign Up For WAVE's Virtual Day of Action on Nov. 9th!

Participating in WAVE's Day of Action on November 9th  is the most important action you can take this year to end gun violence in Wisconsin, and the day is quickly approaching! 

New Resource available from WNPJ Member Group Families for Justice

In this three-part series, Families for Justice hopes to provide relevant resources, thought pieces, and conversation starters curated for those parenting, caring for, and supporting children as we critically examine the institution and function of police and policing, systems of incarceration, and abolitionist alternatives that further models of safety, community care, and repair of harm deeply rooted in racial and transformative justice.

MREA Newsletter - How do we achieve a more equitable energy economy?

How do we achieve a more equitable energy economy? If you ask NAACP Field Organizer and MREA Vice President Denise Abdul-Rahman, she’ll kindly tell you we need a system that increases employment opportunities and decreases pollution externalities. She’ll say it starts with dialogue—with listening to communities in need and valuing community knowledge. And then she’ll ask you to re-imagine how a new, clean energy economy can work for all. Today, we’re challenging you to help create actions and outcomes around this dialogue.

HELP FOR AFGHAN REFUGEES

From Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice: As people of faith, we are all deeply distressed at the human cost of the 20-years long war in Afghanistan, and the devastating impact of the US withdrawal over the last few weeks.  Many of us are wondering how we can help the influx of Afghan refugees who have been brought to Wisconsin andmay be settling here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES with Dane Sanctuary Coalition

The Dane Sanctuary Coalition’s (DSC) ’s Volunteer Driver Program is looking for volunteers who are occasionally available to provide rides for immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. Rides could be to appointments in Milwaukee or Waukegan with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or every now and then to Immigration Court in Chicago.

Sign up for YOUR WNPJ member group to table at the Madison Farmer's Market - through Saturday, November 13th!!

You're sure to find WNPJ members you know at the Dane County 'Saturday on the Square' Farmer's Market.