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There is Hope

What are the legal limits to using corporate money to finance presidential campaigns? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows the broken campaign finance laws. Watch the video here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h810bO-4LIs#action=share

GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex and Senator Ed Markey released a non-binding resolution that would “recognize the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal.”The phrase “Green New Deal” quickly trended on social media, and the resolution garnered support from dozens of Democratic members of Congress, including Democratic presidential candidates.Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is encouraged that Green New Deal supporters have raised the urgency of climate change in the media and within the halls of Congress. “The Green New Deal has clearly infused energy and momentum into moving forward on climate solutions,” said CCL ...

WHAT DOES FUTURE HOLD FOR POPULAR FISH IN WISCONSIN?

Temperatures in Wisconsin lakes have been rising steadily over the past several years. This presents serious consequences for the fish population.Frank Pratt, retired DNR fisheries biologist, and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, will hold a series of presentations throughout central Wisconsin to discuss the phenomenon. Events will be held on the following dates and locations: February 26, 7 p.m., UW Center for Civic Engagement, Wausau February 27, 6:30 pm, Mead Wildlife Center, Milladore February 28, 6 p.m., TB Scott Library, MerrillAfter a 37-year career with the DNR, Pratt ...

Labor History Through Film


WISCONSIN’S FISH ARE IN HOT WATER


DARK MONEY

DARK MONEY is a film by PBS. The film looks at the untraceable corporate money’s influence on our elections and elected officials.The film is set in Montana in the fight to preserve fair elections. A local journalist worked to expose the real-life impacts of the Citizens United decision. The film shows how American elections are bought and sold.This showing is sponsored by Wausau United to Amend and American Association of University Women (AAUW) Wausau branch.It will be shown at the UU Church on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.The event is free and open to the public. Mark your calendars:Thursday, January 246:30 – 8 ...

RETIREMENT FOR ALL

For years polls have shown the general public to be more supportive of specific policy issues than the close partisan elections would indicate. People from across the political spectrum want action on affordable health care, adequate public school funding, and rebuilding our crumbling public infrastructure. This is a golden opportunity for Democrats to LEAD even if they control only one of the branches of government. A bold agenda that addresses people's real needs and concerns could turn the “blue wave” of 2018 into a tsunami in 2020. As this week's special legislative session shows, Republicans are NOT going to cooperate with Governor Evers ...

Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: ‘How Long? Not Long’Date: Monday, January 21, 2019Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmLocation: Great Hall Grand TheaterAddress: 389 N. Fourth St., WausauTicket is $30 eachResidents of the greater Wausau area are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with live entertainment, a keynote speaker and an announcement of this year’s Social Justice Award winner.The celebration will take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, inside the Great Hall of the historic Grand Theater in downtown Wausau. The annual event is part of a broader initiative to ensure Wausau is ...

PUSH TO OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED

On Tuesday, January 22, Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) will be holding a press conference to unveil their resolutions that would give Wisconsinites a chance to weigh in on the role of big money in elections. The resolutions propose a statewide advisory referendum urging our elected officials to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and related Supreme Court rulings, and to declare that only flesh-and-blood human beings have constitutional rights.The press conference will be at 10:00 a.m. in the Assembly Parlor of the State Capitol to mark the ninth anniversary of the Supreme ...

UNDERSTANDING THE TRAUMA OF RACIAL BIAS

Sunday, January 20, 2019You are invited to this event. It is free and open to the public.YWCA613 5th StreetWausau, Wisconsin 544033 – 5 p.m.Our dynamic guest speakers will share their insights about how the legacy of racial injustice has affected our community and how we can build a new legacy of racial equality.Our speakers, Dr. Fran Kaplan and Mr. Reggie Jackson, are consultants with Nurturing Diversity Partners of Milwaukee.They are affiliated with America’s Black Holocaust Museum.They are nationally-known speakers on issues of race and diversity.Questions and answers will follow the presentation.