Action Alerts: September 1, 2015

Action Alert 1: Call for Nominations
Action Alert 2: Help End Trans Exclusions in Health Care Coverage
Action Alert 3: Join the MAMA Frac Sand Mines Tour

Action Alert 1: It is Time to Send in Your Nominations
Background: WNPJ is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Peacemaker of the Year award. We are also accepting nominations for the Dennis Bergren LGBT advocacy award. For more information about both awards and how to make a nomination, go to WNPJ Awards. Plan to come to this year's Fall Assembly in October for our annual program and awards celebration.
Take Action: Make a nomination now at
Contact for more info: Feel free to contact us at 608-250-9240 or with any questions.

Action Alert 2:  Help End Trans Exclusions in Dane County Health Care Coverage
Background: Health care insurance providers often have explicit exclusions for care for transgender people, such as offering hormone therapy for a person experiencing menopause, but not for a trans woman's gender transition.  Some are taking steps to not only remove exclusions, but to increase their care to provide full ranges of services to transgender people.  Sign this letter to encourage Dane County Supervisors and Staff to include trans health care for all Dane County Employees.
Read more.
Take Action: Fill out this Google Form
Contact for more info: Z!:, 608-358-9993

Action Alert 3: MAMA Frac Sand Mines Tour
Background: MAMA is pleased to announce the Tour de Frac Sand Mines September 12th - 13th is happening! There are still limited seats available in the van and we are asking that you pay $30-$50 to cover van costs. Otherwise, you are welcome to join us in your own vehicles as well. There is also some space left at the Woodlands Retreat Center to stay over night or, if you google "Osseo campgrounds" or "Osseo motels," there are other places to stay nearby. We hope to use this tour to help spark sustained interest and action throughout Wisconsin to fight frac sands mining in the Midwest.
Tour details.
Take Action: Contact to reserve a spot in the van and/or at the Retreat Center and/or just to let her know that you are planning on being there.
Contact for more info: PK Hammel,

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Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice

122 State St. #405
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-9240