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Spotlight on the WNPJ member group Wisconsin Poor People's Campaign


WNPJ welcomes a new member group to the Network this week:  Wisconsin Poor People's Campaign.  “Wisconsin's religious leaders, organizations, and local communities, teaming up to fight against systematic poverty, racism, and environmental destruction” .  Upcoming events Mar 8th and 28th!

Spotlight on the WNPJ member group Madison Pledge of Resistance

In early 2003 as the United States was planning to invade Iraq, a group of Madison activists came together and organized several actions of nonviolent civil resistance and were arrested.  This group was formed as part of a nationwide effort under Iraq Pledge of Resistance, with actions organized all around the U.S.  Eventually, the group decided to use the name Madison Pledge of Resistance and was committed to organizing nonviolent civil resistance actions and risk arrest in response to U.S. militarism.

Spotlight on the WNPJ member group - Juneau County Peace Committee

This group in southwestern Wisconsin was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit in 1994 after years of peace and justice work in Juneau County. The group continued its work by leading an affordable housing initiative, sponsoring Wisconsin Conservation Corps, organizing a Middle East War Forum, sponsoring an energy fair, spinning off an organization to assist the homeless in the county, and donating to flood relief. The group offers scholarships annually to graduating seniors from county high schools. The Juneau County Peace Committee has been active since the 1980's.

John McGinley, contact for this member group, was at the founding of WNPJ back in 1991 - and is now a 30-year member of WNPJ! This recording was made on the 20th anniversary of WNPJ - 2011.

Spotlight on a WNPJ member group: WILPF

History: The Madison Branch of WILPF was founded in 1922. Each decade since, the women of WILPF have fought tirelessly for the peace and freedom of our communities.

Spotlight on the WNPJ member group: Madison Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

We believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.

Spotlight on a WNPJ member group: WI Books to Prisoners

Our Mission: Wisconsin Books to Prisoners (WBTP) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-empowerment, and to help break the cycle of recidivism. Book drop-off sites in Madison and Milwaukee.

Spotlight on a WNPJ member organization: WI- Physicians for a National Health Program

Too often, state and national medical societies stand in the way of health justice. WI-PNHP is a not-for-profit organization of health professionals focused on bringing Single Payer health care to the United States. Our Wisconsin chapter is part of a national PNHP organization, encouraging members from across the country to introduce single-payer resolutions and to organize colleagues in their societies.

EARTH DAY TODAY! How are you celebrating?

We've made it - the March Forth to Earth Day Project ends today April 22, 2022! Thanks for all your work on this the last month, saving our beautiful earth!! Our WNPJ calendar is full of Earth Day events across the state today! Take a look and join in!

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