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8 Things That You Can Do for a Just WI Budget!

ACTION ALERTS from Building Unity - working toward a Just Budget in Wisconsin

Urge you members of Congress to support much-needed spending cuts to the Pentagon

It’s not unusual for a newly minted White House to present what’s known as a “skinny budget,” a wish list of spending requests for Congress and some basic economic projections. We're hearing that’s what to expect from President Biden’s first budget proposal in the coming weeks.

What’s important to remember though, is that it is Congress that sets government spending levels, and this year may be a crucial one in getting necessary cuts to the bloated Pentagon budget.

Sign On! Support Sustainable Ag and a Real Climate Solutions: Oppose Growing Climate Solutions Act

As Congress begins to discuss ways to address the climate crisis,  fossil fuel interests are teaming up with Big Ag to push carbon offsets as a “solution” to the climate crisis and a boom for US farmers.

Legal request filed re: Point Beach Nuclear Reactors (PBNP) located near Two Rivers, WI


Activists in DC call for ending America's complicity in the blockade on Yemen

Kathy Kelly, formerly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a WNPJ member group – has alerted WNPJ to a fast in Washington DC by activists from Michigan, protesting the role of the US in the harmful blockade of Yemen.

This article from MEE (Middle East Eye) describes the action and motivation of the protestors:

Sign the ACLU petition – to get banking through the United States Postal Service (USPS)

The racial wealth gap in America has plagued this country for centuries – built upon, widened, and perpetuated because of institutionalized racism. Closing this gap is a critical priority in the ACLU's Systemic Equality racial justice agenda, which is why we want to break down our latest campaign – banking through the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Wisconsin Drops Environmental Testing for 3 PFAS found in Firefighting Foams

Environmental testing by the Wisconsin DNR detected three PFAS chemicals (10:2 FTS, PFHxDA and PFODA) in firefighting foam and soil at the huge ATC Transformer Fire in Madison in 2019. In a surprising move this week, the WDNR announced that it will be dropping these same three chemicals to match EPA’s less stringent testing protocols.

Sign the ACLU petition to cancel student debt

Over 44 million Americans carry more than $1.7 trillion of student debt – preventing people from buying homes, starting businesses, saving for retirement, or even starting families. And no one is as burdened by student loan debt as Black people, Black women in particular. This is a direct result of systemic racism.

Join WNPJ in our 30th Anniversary virtual Celebration

Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice: Then and Now   

Saturday, April 24th, 6 - 8 pm

Happy 30th Birthday, WNPJ!

Some highlights for the specific years of 1991, 2001, and 2011:

Frank Boyle, Midge Miller, Fred Risser and Nan Cheney; some of our WNPJ founders