Action Alert for Jan. 19, 2017

Action Alert 1: Prayer Vigil on Inauguration Day
Action Alert 2:  Resistance to Stop Trump's Agenda
Action Alert 3: Women’s March on Madison
Action Alert 4: Annual River Valley Martin Luther King Observance

Action Alert 5: Responsible Investing In A Climate-Challenged World


Action Alert 1: Prayer Vigil on Inauguration Day
Background: Come join faith leaders from around the country who will spend part of Inauguration Day in Juneau, Wisconsin. As a new Administration starts in Washington DC, a renewed commitment to resist hatred, division and cruel policy choices will be inaugurated on. WISDOM, the Wisconsin network of faith communities, will be joined by leaders of the national Gamaliel network for a prayer vigil on Inauguration Day that will demonstrate our commitment to resist words, deeds and policies that would hurt immigrant families. The message of the day will be one of solidarity: all people of good will need to stand side-by-side to reject the politics of division and fear and to support all those who have been targeted.
Take Action:  Friday, January 20, 2017, 3:00 pm, Dodge County Detention Facility, 216 W. Center Street, Juneau, WI.
Contact for more info: WISDOM:  Linking people of faith across Wisconsin to work for justice! 2821 N. Fourth Street, #537, Milwaukee, WI 53212. (414) 831-2070, wisdomforjustice@gmail.com, www.wisdomwisconsin.orghttp://www.rocwisconsin.org
FaceBook, https://twitter.com/wisdom4justice
ALSO
Be The Light! - Candlelight March to the State Capitol!

Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:00 pm State St. & Lake St.  Stories are emerging from around our country describing despicable acts of bigotry, hatred, prejudice, and xenophobia. We will walk silently to demonstrate our support for our friends and neighbors who are subject to such degrading treatment. Bring your own flashlights or fake candles. For more information, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809811815942162/


Action Alert 2: Resistance to Stop Trump's Agenda
Background: The Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump (MCAT) is hosting a mass march and rally on Trump's inauguration day, Friday, January 20th, 2017. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people will join protests across the country and in Washington D.C. to protest Trump and his agenda. In Milwaukee, the January 20th protest will officially kick off our "100 Days of Resistance" to put up opposition to Trump's plans for his first 100 days in office.
Take Action:  Friday, January 20, 2017, 5 - 9 PM, Red Arrow Park, 920 N Water St., Milwaukee
Contact for more info: To learn more or get involved in the coalition please follow Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump at https://www.facebook.com/MilwaukeeCoalitionAgainstTrump/ on Facebook for events and announcements.
ALSO
Resist Trump – Occupy the Inauguration!

Fri. Jan. 20th 2:00 pm UW-Madison, Library Mall (700 Block of State St.) Donald Trump and the reactionary core of the Republican Party are coming to power in 2017 on a platform of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and pro-corporate policies. We must build an independent mass movement of the 99% that vows to use every ounce of our collective body and spirit to stand against Trump's reactionary agenda from Day 1, in Madison and in cities across the country. We are participating in the birth of a mass movement for social and economic justice. Join us in the streets- again! Our demands include: No Border Wall!; Stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants!; Tax rich millionaires like Trump!; Fund healthcare for all!; Make college free!; Black Lives Matter!; End rape culture!; Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline! Green Jobs now! Sponsored by Madison Socialist Alternative. We want the largest possible list of cosponsors that we can work jointly with to build this important action. If your organization would like to endorse, contact: madison@socialistalternative.org For more info, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/219067278526953/
AND IF YOU ARE IN DC
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance Members Will Protest the Trump Agenda at the Inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017. 10 AM in the Union Station food court, lower level, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. The protest will take place just as the Inauguration concludes. Members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance are so concerned that they feel obligated to petition President Donald Trump for a redress of grievances--income inequality, climate chaos, racism, militarism and the effects of killer drone strikes.
ALSO
2017 Occupy Inauguration and Women's March activities
Come join advocates for political transformation on January 20 and 21 at  - the Washington DC protest addressing the real problem: the bipartisan meltdown that Trump represents! AND the Women's March in Washington, DC. Occupy Inauguration is a broad-based collaboration among social justice organizations including the US Green Party, Occupy Wall Street, Socialist Alternative, Indigenous Environmental Network, Code Pink, Popular Resistance, the Native Organizers Alliance, Veterans for Peace, Liberty Tree, Move to Amend, Roots Action, Disabled Americans for Change and many more. For times and locations each day, go to: http://www.gp.org/occupy_inauguration
These and other events in DC can be found at http://peacepledge.unitedforpeace.org/innauguration-actions-stop-endless-war


Action Alert 3: Women’s March on Madison - Madison
Background: This is a local event in solidarity with those going to Washington DC. The Women's March on Madison is the collective voice of all Wisconsin advocates for equality and inclusion. We are committed to fighting for the safety, health, and success of our communities. Let no voice go unheard. Let no one live in fear. Let all of us rise up for equal opportunity.  We are coming together to demonstrate our support for the community members who have been marginalized by the recent US election.  This is an inclusive march and everyone who supports women's rights is welcome. 
Take Action: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:00 Noon UW-Madison Library Mall (700 Block of State St.) 
Contact for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361478110866299/


Action Alert 4: Annual River Valley Martin Luther King Observance - Spring Green
Background: "It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Come honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in this free and open to all event featuring guest speaker Judge Everett Mitchell, who will speak on the topic, "The Juvenile Justice System."
Take Action: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 pm, Spring Green Elementary School, 830 W Daley St, Spring Green
Contact for more info: David Giffey <barnowl1941@gmail.com>


Action Alert 5: Responsible Investing In A Climate-Challenged World - Racine
Background: Presenter Francis X. Sherman is the Associate Director of the Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment, working with faith-based groups in the Midwest. An advocate for responsible investing, Frank Sherman works at the national level to “integrate social and environmental values into corporate and investor actions.” Besides the option to divest, Sherman lifts up the power of shareholders’ “active ownership”:  presenting resolutions and engaging  at the table--strategies of strong impact.  This evening is co-sponsored by the Earth Focus Group of the Racine Dominican Justice and Rights Commission.
Take Action: January 24, 2017, presentation at 6:30 - 8:30pm, Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Racine.
Contact for more info:  retreats@racinedominicans.org, (262) 898-2590, www.SienaRetreatCenter.org


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