Action Alert for Nov. 10, 2016

Action Alert 1: Vegan Bake and Craft Sale
Action Alert 2: Sign Up to Become a Wage Theft Monitor
Action Alert 3: Book Discussion - Fields of Blood: Religion and The History of Violence
Action Alert 4: ACLU Action -- Tell Congress to Reject Russell
Action Alert 5: NoDAPL Rally and Solidarity March

Action Alert 1: Vegan Bake and Craft Sale
Background: Delicious vegan baked goods, crafts from Envision Positive, and henna by Buddha's Touch Henna Art will all be on sale to benefit the Alliance for Animals and the Environment. The Alliance was created to promote ethical, compassionate treatment of all animals and the planet we share.
Take Action: Saturday, November 12th, 10am - 2pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI
Contact for more info: Alliance for Animals and the Environment, 608-957-2392 or alliance@allanimals.org

Action Alert 2: Sign Up to Become a Wage Theft Monitor
Background: The Workers Rights Center is sponsoring a Wage Theft Monitoring Program in Southeastern Wisconsin. They will train 150 workers to file complaints, raise awareness, and help put an end to this injustice. Wage theft keeps working people in poverty. Attacking wage theft is a must for building an economy in which work actually sustains workers and puts food on the table.
Take Action: Becoming a wage theft monitor!
Contact for more info: WRC, 608-255-0376

Action Alert 3: Book Discussion - Fields of Blood: Religion and The History of Violence
Background: The Islamic Resource Center Book Club meets the second Monday of every month. This month's topic is Fields of Blood: Religion and The History of Violence by Karen Armstrong.
Take Action: Monday, November 14, 7-9 p.m., Islamic Resource Center, 5235 S 27th St, Greenfield, WI 53221

Action Alert 4: ACLU Action -- Tell Congress to Reject Russell
Background: The Russell Amendment would jeopardize existing workplace non-discrimination protections that cover 28 million people – one-fifth of the country’s workforce. It would allow organizations that receive federal grants or contracts to use religious affiliation as an excuse to discriminate against a broad swath of our society –people in same-sex relationships, transgender people, single women using birth control, religious minorities, and more. Join the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Lambda Legal, CREDO, and several other partner organizations in taking a stand to stop this government-sanctioned discrimination.
Take Action: Sign to Reject Russell
Contact for more info: www.aclu.org

Action Alert 5: NoDAPL Rally and Solidarity March
Background: In a historic and important resistance, over a hundred 1st Nation tribes and thousands of other activists, the Water Protectors, have united to stop the climate destroying Dakota Access Pipeline.and in defense of the Sioux Tribe's sacred sites and ancestral burial grounds .On Thursday, Oct 27th, a police force backed by corporate paramilitary agents and armored vehicles moved against indigenous people and other activists courageously protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline(DAPL). Organizers were beaten, maced, shot with rubber bullets, threatened with automatic weapons, and more than 100 arrested for having the audacity to stand up and protect indigenous treaty rights, the region’s watershed, and the climate. This brutality on behalf of multibillion dollar energy companies and multinational banks financing the project continues unabated. We must act! We must stand in solidarity with Standing Rock to say NO to DAPL and in defense of the rights of 1st Nation Peoples, the right to protest and to protect our planet.
Take Action: Friday, November 11, RALLY: 1:00 pm at Library Mall, UW-Madison, MARCH & final rally w/ speakers in front of US Bank on S. Pinckney, US Bank is one of the banks financing DAPL.
Contact for more info: madison@socialistalternative.org