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Citizen Action of WI is hiring for the months of April & May

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is seeking to hire Phonebankers beginning as soon as April 1st of 2021. This

F-35 opponents file second federal lawsuit over Truax basing decision

In a complaint filed Wednesday in federal court, Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin says the Air Force and National Guard Bureau failed to follow the law when it considered the impacts of its basing decision.

 

Commentary on Immigration Policy by Wisconsinite, Luis Velasquez

When I was 18, my undocumented parents were pulled over for a broken taillight and deported. Suddenly, I found myself alone. My parents resettled near relatives in Milan. And since I couldn’t realistically care for my two younger brothers, they followed my parents to Italy.
Without legal status myself, I couldn’t visit them. Loneliness and depression hit me in waves, but I held out hope that one day we’d be reunited on American soil. That was a decade ago.

Wisconsin Drops Environmental Testing for 3 PFAS found in Firefighting Foams

Environmental testing by the Wisconsin DNR detected three PFAS chemicals (10:2 FTS, PFHxDA and PFODA) in firefighting foam and soil at the huge ATC Transformer Fire in Madison in 2019. In a surprising move this week, the WDNR announced that it will be dropping these same three chemicals to match EPA’s less stringent testing protocols.

Bills Introduced in WI March 2 to prevent transgender student athletes from participating in organized sports at school.

GSAFE in the news - proposed legislation aimed at limiting transgender student athletes from participating in organized sports at school.

Today two bills were introduced in the Wisconsin legislature that would prevent transgender student athletes from participating in organized sports at school.

Wisconsin Should RETAIN Environmental Testing for 3 PFAS found in Firefighting Foams - from CSWAB

3/2/21“We couldn’t be more disappointed in the WDNR’s announcement* today. Wisconsin should be ADDING to the list of PFAS compounds that are included in initial site screening, not taking away. We know that all three (10:2 FTS, PFHxDA and PFODA) are found in firefighting foam, which includes exposures to firefighters at the huge ATC Transformer Fire in Madison in 2019,” said Laura Olah, Executive Director, Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger.

MREA Files Lawsuit to Open Solar Opportunities for Wisconsinites

MREA Files Lawsuit to Open Solar and Other Clean Energy Opportunities for Wisconsinites

Lay Down My Sword and Shield

An eight-week online course taught by Kathy Kelly starting April 2021

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