Action Alert

Contact WI Public Radio about Wisconsin Dam Safety Programming

Below is the link to the Wisconsin Public Radio discussion of dam safety (6/28/21) - with content about the proposed Back Forty tailings dam, metallic sulfide mining and  Indigenous views on dams with Anahkwet and a dam safety engineer. Let radio show host Larry Meiller know that we need an entire program devoted to  the problems with tailings dams and the specific dam safety issues of the proposed Back Forty tailings dam next to the Menominee River.  Contact information:  meiller@wpr.org

WNPJ Signed onto a Statement on the Need for a Bold Budget Resolution

The Poor People’s Campaign is joining with the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center, Institute for Policy Studies, and Economic Policy Institute in a statement calling for Congress to seize an historic opportunity to set a bold reconciliation package that meets all of our needs.  Forward together, not one step back!  Please read the full statement below.

Last chance to weigh in on the WI State Budget - by Monday, June 28th

Please contact your State Legislators today!  Let them know what you care about in the budget.  You can stress whatever issues you most care about.  Read more below about some things you might want to talk to them about:

Please contact your WI State Legislators by Monday, June 28 about the Budget

This week, the Legislative Joint Finance Committee will finish their work regarding the 2021-23 state budget. Once they have finished their dramatic re-write, the budget will be in the hands of the State Assembly and the State Senate. Even though the majority party seems to have made their decisions in a closed caucus, your Assembly representative and your State Senator will have a chance to vote on the budget next week.  They can offer amendments.

Tell President Biden to Stop Line 3!

We need you to write to President Biden. Send an email or write a letter by customizing the sample letter below. Personal stories about why this fight is important to you are invaluable. The White House encourages people to contact President Biden by email. Send your letter online at: https://www.stopline3.org/biden

Act Now on WI Voting Bills that will make it harder for people with disabilities to vote!

On Tuesday, June 22, the Assembly will vote on 4 voter suppression bills that will make it harder for people with disabilities, older adults and people of color to vote. We need your help to fight against these undemocratic bills. 

The Fight for Fair Maps: the good, the bad and a call to action in WI

Now's the time to contact your state legislators to support bipartisan legislative and congressional redistricting reform legislation to end gerrymandering and create a nonpartisan and transparent redistricting process, and to oppose bad local redistricting timeline changes. Tell your legislators to actively champion Assembly Bill 395/ Senate Bill 389.

ACT NOW: Tell the White House and Congress – no nuclear power in of the American Jobs Plan.

 

We must act now to stop nuclear power and ensure 100% clean, safe, renewable energy. Last week, a group of senators filed a nuclear bailout amendment to the Clean Energy for America Act, which is currently a good renewable energy bill. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) submitted the changes one day before the scheduled markup by the Senate Finance Committee.

The amendment would create a refundable tax credit (PTC) for unprofitable reactors. Based on the number of eligible reactors that could be eligible, the estimated cost to taxpayers in lost revenue could be $50-100 billion through 2031. This would give as much money to aging, dangerous nukes as Sen. Wyden’s bill would provide for the new development of clean renewables. We simply can’t solve the climate crisis if we waste half of our money padding the bottom lines of the nuclear industry.

Exelon, the largest owner of merchant reactors in the country, reported lobbying just last quarter on both the Clean Energy for America Act and on “existing nuclear tax incentives.” In the 2020 cycle alone, Senator Cardin received $39,500 from Exelon, while Senator Casey received $138,231.

ACT NOW: Tell the White House and Congress – no nuclear power in of the American Jobs Plan.

We can’t let nuclear power block renewable energy—our only real solution to the climate crisis. We can’t keep making radioactive waste and risking nuclear disasters that are endangering human health, especially in Indigenous, Black, and Latino communities. 

The Senate energy bill could become the blueprint for renewable energy in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. It is an historic opportunity to build a thriving, just, and equitable clean energy economy—and to finally put the U.S. on the path to fight climate change with the ambition and scale that we need. As the President originally proposed it, the American Jobs Plan would transform our energy system to 100% clean energy by 2035 and create millions of jobs to do it. 

But the nuclear industry sees the writing on the wall—100% clean energy means no more nuclear power. They are furiously lobbying the White House and Congress to prevent that. If they succeed, the American Jobs Plan will fail. We can’t allow that to happenand that means we have to stop the nuclear bailout in the Senate.

We can’t let nuclear power block renewable energy—our only real solution to the climate crisis. We can’t keep making radioactive waste and risking nuclear disasters that are endangering human health, especially in Indigenous, Black, and Latino communities. 

Take Action Now

 
 

We have a chance to not only stop nuclear power but can set the country on the road to 100% renewable energy within a generation. We can create a thriving, healthy economy for communities throughout the U.S. with millions of good jobs and real, just, and equitable opportunities.

Those are the stakes. Either the American Jobs Plan becomes the biggest nuclear bailout in history, and we end up with another generation’s worth of radioactive waste, or we win the nuclear-free, carbon-free future we need and deserve

 

ACT NOW: Keep Nuclear Power out of the American Jobs Plan

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