Action Alert

"Dear Afghanistan:” A New Year's Call for Peace

From Kathy Kelly in Kabul:
On New Year’s Day, 01/01/11, people around the world are invited to raise their voices, through FacebookTwitter, Free Conference calls, Skype, and blogs at several websites in a massive refusal to accept the Afghanistan war any longer. Let your New Year’s resolution be to stand for the people and end wars by sending a digital or spoken peacemaking message to people in Afghanistan.  By amassing millions of messages calling for peace, we can create yet another indication that ordinary people within and beyond Afghanistan have had enough of war.

WNPJ Action Alerts: Week of December 13

Action Alert 1: Tell Kohl and Feingold: Stop billions in nuke subsidies
Action Alert 2: Tell President Obama to end travel ban to Cuba
Action Alert 3: House passes DREAM Act, on to the Senate
Action Alert 4: Take a Stand for Peace - Dec. 16
Action Alert 5: Support Operation Recovery, stand up for wounded vets
Action Alert 6: Join in Global Day of Listening to Afghans: Dec. 19
Action Alert 7: Tell U.S. Attorney in Chicago to stop repression of peaceful activists
Action Alert 8: A local "Civil Rights Restoration Act" in your town?

WNPJ Action Alerts: Week of December 6

Action Alert 1: Stop weakening of Wisconsin's gun laws
Action Alert 2: Respond to rape and murder by Colombian military
Action Alert 3: Wisconsin Books to Prisoners needs books
Action Alert 4: American Friends Service Committee Youth video contest needs your input
Action Alert 5: Out of Afghanistan Congressional call-in days
Action Alert 6: Write to imprisoned SOA dissidents

Action Alert - Madison: Help Save Jobs, Wages, and Benefits of Union Members at Overture Center

For 30 years, union employees represented by AFSCME Local 60 and IATSE Local 251 have worked as ushers, security guards, cashiers and stagehands at the Madison Civic Center and its successor, Overture Center for the Arts. In response to Overture's budget problems, Mayor Cieslewicz and Overture Center management have proposed a plan to privatize Overture, ending union representation for these workers and threatening their wages, benefits and even their jobs. In response to the privatization plan, Madison Alders Chris Schmidt and Shiva Bidar-Sielaff have proposed an alternative plan to create a Public Authority similar to the structure of UW Hospital.

WNPJ Action Alerts: Week of November 22nd

Action Alert 1 - Madison area: Nominations open for Dane County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award
Action Alert 2: Help protect Wisconsin’s bats!
Action Alert 3: Urge Obama to withdraw weapons deal with Israel
Action Alert 4: DREAM Act may still have a chance in "lame duck" session
Action Alert 5: Urge Obama to Stick to "Serious Drawdown" from Afghanistan in July 2011
Action Alert 6: Tell advertisers to stop supporting Fox News

Rally for high-speed rail statewide

Save the trainHundreds of people turned out on Saturday, November 20, in Madison, Milwaukee, Watertown, Oshkosh, La Crosse and Eau Claire - to say "Save Our Train" - see here for event details.

The Sierra Club organizers write: Wisconsin is at a crossroads. Will we modernize our transit system and create a safe, convenient, fast way to travel throughout the Midwest? Will we create thousands of jobs, increase our property values, and& spur our economy? Will we take 500,000 cars off of the road and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 190,000 metric tons by 2020? Or will we return over $800 million in federal grant funding, say no to 9,570 permanent jobs for Wisconsin and continue our dependence on oil.

WNPJ Action Alerts: Week of November 15

Action Alert 1 - By Nov. 12: Act against mine pollution - no dirty gold in El Salvador!
Action Alert 2: Nov. 18 National Day of Action to stop wage theft
Action Alert 3: Children with incarcerated parents in need of mentoring
Action Alert 4: Vote urgently needed on extension of unemployment benefits
Action Alert 5: This Veterans Day, sign the IVAW Pledge of Support
Action Alert 6: VFP launches "How is the War Economy Working for You?" campaign
Action Alert 7: Organizations asked to join statement on "America's Nuclear Future"
Action Alert 8: Sign statement to "End the War Threats and Sanctions Program Against Iran"
Action Alert 9: Tell President Obama to protect Arctic wildlife refuge as new national monument

WI legislators consider an Arizona-like anti-immigrant bill

WNPJ immigrants welcome signSaying he wants Wisconsin to be "on the side of Arizona," state Representative Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) is drafting anti-immigrant legislation similar to Arizona's infamous Senate Bill 1070.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Pridemore's bill would apply to anyone arrested, "if police had a reasonable suspicion they were here illegally.

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