Action Alert

Artists use mud to protest Dept. of Corrections policy

Why deny used books to prisoners?
MADISON—Wisconsin artists partnered with Wisconsin Books to Prisoners to protest the Department of Corrections’ ban against prisoner’s receiving used books from commercial vendors such as Rainbow Bookstore in Madison.…  And they did it with ecological street art.         

2009/10/05:Nuclear energy debate Wednesday on Wis Public Radio

Al Gedicks, director of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and a WNPJ board member, will be on Wisconsin Public Radio Wednesday from 7 to 8 a.m. to debate whether Wisconsin's so-called nuclear power "moratorium" should be repealed. A supporter of the repeal bill will also appear with him on the statewide Joy Cardin show.

You can join the conversations each weekday morning by using the toll-free call-in number 1-800-642-1234 (Madison Listeners please use 263-1890). You can also e-mail comments and questions to

2009/09/29: Wisconsin Democracy campaign e-lert

September 29, 2009


In this update:
1. Clock keeps ticking, justice keeps waiting in Jensen case
2. Time has come for Supreme Court election reform
3. A dozen essential nutrients for democracy

Clock keeps ticking, justice keeps waiting in Jensen case

2009/09/22:President Zelaya is Back in Honduras! from SOA...

SOA Graduates Fire Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas at Zelaya Supporters:

Call the State Department (202-647-4000) and the White House (202-456-1111) Photo: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya addresses thousands of supporters who have gathered in front of the Brazilian embassy on Monday, September 21, 2009 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. President Manuel Zelaya, after over eighty days in exile, has returned to Honduras.

Oct. 20: "Bring the Guard Home" lobby day at Capitol

2009/09/01 E-LERT from the WI Democracy Campaign

E-LERT from the WI Democracy Campaign
September 1, 2009


In this update:
1. Opponents of independent DNR gave Doyle millions, backers gave thousands
2. WDC: State's new online campaign finance reporting system a "mess"
3. Major newspapers call for redistricting reform

Doyle got millions from opponents of DNR bill, thousands from backers

2009/08/26:Madison citizens organize to defend free speech and "tabling"

Madison police have become increasing aggressive against nonprofit groups who set up literature tables on public property, issuing fines of several hundred dollars to some groups. In response, citizens are organizing to defend their free speech rights, and are calling for a clarification of the public ordinance being used against the "tablers." A fact sheet prepared by WNPJ groups Peregrine Forum and Madison-Area Peace Coalition explains the legal issues and argues for a free and vibrant exchange of ideas in public spaces. Read more...

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