Action Alert

2009/04/01 Help Save Jobs at Wisco Industries ...

Help Save Jobs at Wisco Industries ...from the South Central Federation of Labor:

Wisco Industries, Oregon, WI has been in the process of layoffs for the past 7 months. Forty workers have lost their jobs to date. During this time many temp workers have been hired to replace workers represented by United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 443.

2009/03/31 Help Stop Pro-Nuke Budget Amendments NOW!

They're at it again! And we have to act again--now!

The U.S. Senate is currently debating President Obama's FY 2010 budget on the Senate floor.

2009/03/31 WISCONSIN DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGN E-LERT on Campaign Reforms


In this update:
1. 23 groups sign letter to Obama backing federal campaign reforms
2. Numerous campaign reports missing on state Web site
3. Electioneering disclosure rule clears another hurdle
4. Judicial forums raising awareness of need for Supreme Court election overhaul

2009/03/30: Rep. Kagen asks Obama to rethink Afghan "surge"

Representative Steve Kagen of Wisconsin's 8th congressional district has joined with some of Congress' strongest anti-war voices, including Representatives Dennis Kucinich, Lynne Woolsey and Ron Paul, in signing a letter to President Obama asking the president to rethink his plans for a military escalation in Afghanistan. Rep. Kagen is currently the only Wisconsin representative to have signed the letter.

Contact Representative Kagen here...


2009/04/04: "Real Change Means no More War" - Madison Rally

Real Change Means no More War Library Mall, gather at 12:30 p.m., March to the Capitol at 1:00 p.m., rally on the Capitol steps at 1:30 p.m., speaker in the Rotunda at 2:00 p.m. Car-pool option from Milwaukee, leaving at 10 am: For more information or to RSVP the car pool, please call the Peace Action Center at 414-964-5158.

2009/03/11: Wisconsin "Bring the Guard Home" campaign: call your WI representative TODAY to sign-on! are writing to ask you to be a part of a campaign in Wisconsin that will help to restore the rule of law and to end the war and occupation of Iraq.  The campaign “Bring the Guard Home! It’s the Law.” is a national movement of dozens of states organizing to pass legislation to keep our National Guard from being illegally deployed. This matter is urgent and we need your help today, March 11th.  This spring the Wisconsin State Legislature will be voting on this bill.  We need people all over the state to call on their State Representatives and State Senators asking them to join as co-sponsors to this legislation, LRB 1256 (pdf).  Time is of the essence.  Please call your state legislators today! Find contact information for your state legislators at To learn more, join in on events in Madison and Milwaukee April 2 - 4 :


2009/03/06: Contact your national representatives about 'No Nukes'

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) national staff has reported that the vote on new nuclear power plants will be this week as part of the federal climate change legislation. Please contact your membership, friends and family to encourage them to contact your WI representative NOW. Now's the time to let our reps know that - increased funds for nuclear power will not solve global warming, it is too expensive and presents a grave threat to the environment, national security and the public health, - nuclear power is neither clean nor renewable, and should not be part of the RES or the "Clean Energy Bank," and - development of a distributed electricity grid, investment in conservation & efficiency, and funding truely renewable energy sources is the only way to near-term and long-term energy independence. From: Pam Kleiss - PSR, Madison tel. 608/232-9945

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