Action Alert for January 26, 2017
Action Alert 1: Freeze for Peace 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run for Colombia
Action Alert 2: Fight For Economic Justice in Trump’s America Rally
Action Alert 3: "Save the Menominee River" Speaking Tour
Action Alert 4: United We Stand: A Community Gathering in Support of Our Neighbors Subject to Deportation or Discrimination
Action Alert 1: Freeze for Peace 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run for Colombia - Madison
Background: Join us for the 1st Annual 5K run/walk -12:00pm 10K Run – 1:00pm supporting Food Programs for Dane County’s Sister Peace Community in San Jose de Apartado, Colombia.
Take Action: January 28th, 2017 Vilas Park Shelter Madison, WI. Sign up online at: http://FreezeforPeace.itsyourrace.com/
Contact for more info: COLOMBIA SUPPORT NETWORK, 29 East Wilson St. Suite 202 Madison, WI 53703 http://colombiasupport.net. With support from the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project www.madisonrafah.org
Action Alert 2: Fight For Economic Justice in Trump’s America Rally - Madison
Background: Join the Student Labor Action Coalition to call for a $15 minimum wage for student workers and other state employees!
Take Action: Sat. Jan. 28th 2:00 pm UW-Madison, Gordon Commons (770 W. Dayton St.)
Contact for more info: visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812385985698596/
Action Alert 3: "Save the Menominee River" Speaking Tour - Milwaukee
Background: Guy Reiter, lead organizer for the Menominee Tribe, will speak against the Back Forty Mine. Wade Fernandez, nationally known Menominee musician, will play flute and speak. The Tribe's archeological consultant and attorney will both speak, as well as a speaker on the threat to the Great Lakes by the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline through the Chequamegon National Forest and Bad River Indian Reservation. Sponsored by Earth Justice Ministry.
Take Action: Saturday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m., First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street, Milwaukee, WI.
Contact for more info: On the event: http://uumilwaukee.org/event/menominee-river-speaking-tour/ On the mine project: http://savethewildup.org/issues/aquila-back-forty-facts/
Action Alert 4: United We Stand: A Community Gathering in Support of Our Neighbors Subject to Deportation or Discrimination - Madison
Background: A city-wide gathering to support our community’s immigrant residents in the face of potential attacks by the next administration. United We Stand, organized by a committee of community leaders, Madison Alders led by Samba Baldeh and Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders, will provide information on the legal rights of immigrants, the perspectives of local, state and national elected officials and how we can help each other in the difficult times ahead. Speakers include Mayor Soglin, representatives of the Latino and Muslim civil rights organizations, the ACLU and faith leaders. The afternoon meeting will be moderated by Rev. Everett Mitchell, Dane County Judge and Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Church.
Take Action: Sunday, January 29th (2PM-5 PM) at Monona Terrace Conference Center
Contact for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/311305222598516/.