Oct. 11 - Madison, WI: WNPJ's Annual Assembly will be held at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ from 1-4:30 with awards banquet from 5-7. We will be honoring John Peck and Mary Beth Schlagheck with life-time achievement awards. Our Assembly will be focused on overcoming racial disparities. Please join us! Also, please make a nomination for our Dennis Bergren LGBTQ Advocate and Peacemaker of the Year award HERE.
Bring Our War $$ Home - Wisconsin
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice is proud to join the national Bring Our War $ Home campaign, and will be working to make the connection between lavish war spending overseas and austerity budgets at home. Key goals and strategies for the Wisconsin campaign are outlined here.
How much do wars and weapons cost your community?
You might be surprised.
If you live in Wisconsin, click here to find out how much the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and 10 major weapons systems have cost your community.
Please share this information and ask your school board, labor council, city or town council or county board to pass a resolution in favor of bringing that war $$ home!
Go on the record, in support of bringing the war $$ home!
Letters to the editor are an effective to educate others about the obscene level of U.S. war and weapons spending. Click here for info that will help you write letters that get published!
The centerpiece of the campaign will be to encourage local "Bring Our War $ Home" resolutions like the resolutions below, passed by local governments across the country.
If you're interested in passing local BOW$H resolutions, WNPJ is happy to help! Contact us at diane<at>wnpj<dot>org or 608-250-9240.
|Date||City / County / Org||State||Resolution||Media||Vote|
|Dec 16, 2013||South Central Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO||WI||Text|
|Nov 3, 2013||Madison Friends Meeting||WI||Text|
|Jan 15, 2013||Raleigh||NC||Text||News||5-3|
|Jan 10, 2013||Dane County||WI||Text||News 1 & 2, Opinion 1 & 2||26-5-5|
|Dec 17, 2012||Duluth||MN||Text (.pdf)||News||5-3-1|
|Dec 7, 2012||Minneapolis||MN||Text (.pdf)||News||12-0|
|Oct 27, 2012||AFT labor union||WI||Text|
|Oct 10, 2012||St Paul||MN||Text||News||7-0|
|Sept 25, 2012||Milwaukee||WI||Text||News||13-0|
|June 21, 2012||Philadelphia||PA||Text||News||15-2|
|Jan 17, 2012||Charlottesville||VA||Text||News||4-0|
|Jan 16, 2012||Portland||OR||Text||News||3-0|
|Dec 14, 2011||San Francisco||CA||Text||8-3|
|Oct 18, 2011||Pittsburgh||PA||Text||9-0|
|July 11, 2011||Seattle||WA||Text||News, Opinion||9-0|
|July 5, 2011||Los Angeles||CA||Text||News||12-1|
|April 5, 2011||Portland||ME||Text||7-1|
|March 28, 2011||Hartford||CT||Text|
Compare many of these resolutions side-by-side with the WNPJ Resolutions Grid.
Our BOW$H tri-fold brochure is now available online! Click here to download a .pdf copy.
Working with WNPJ member group Weekly Vigil for Peace, we developed a half-sheet flyer with key facts about military spending. Click here to download a .pdf copy, click here to download an MS Word copy.
Total Cost of Wars in Iraq & Afghanistan to Wisconsin taxpayers, as of October 2012:
- Cost to send one soldier to Afghanistan for one year: $1,000,000
- Cost to send one student to the University of Wisconsin for one year: $24,000
- Cost to educate one student in a Wisconsin public school for one year: $12,624
- Cost of one B-2 Bomber: $2,200,000,000
- Annual budget of the Milwaukee Public School system: $1,170,500,000
Total Cost of War for the United States, as of October 2012: $1,378,400,000,000