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WORDS FROM REP. JOHN LEWIS (1940 – 2020)

 (John Lewis left us his great legacy. He also gave us words to live by as we continue the march.) “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month or a year. It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” “We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house—and through books, through information we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.” “Freedom is not a state. It ...

ENBRIDGE IS RE-ROUTING ITS PIPELINE IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN

 Enbridge (the Canadian company) runs a pipeline through northern Wisconsin and through the Bad River Reservation. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe filed a lawsuit and won. Now Enbridge is planning to remove a 12-mile segment of its Line 5 from the Bad River Reservation and bypass the reservation with 42 miles of new pipe. Enbridge says the line transports an average 540,000 barrels a day between Superior and southwestern Ontario that is eventually used to supply propane to dealers in Wisconsin and Michigan. Enbridge has asked the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to give it eminent ...

SMART EXPERTISE PRODUCES MUCH-NEEDED MASKS

 (This is reprinted from Union Labor News, May 2020) SMART expertise produces much-needed masks. After two months of coronavirus, most of us have become connoisseurs of face masks. The best ones achieve a good seal with an embedded aluminum strip that crosses the bridge of the nose. Where do those come from? Thirteen million of them have come from unions. The idea for making them came from the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) which proceeded to get more than two dozen union contractors to donate the material. Hallie Jennerman and ...

MARSY’S LAW FOR WISCONSIN

The April 7 ballot will include this question: Question 1: Additional rights of crime victims. Shall section 9m of article I of the constitution, which gives certain rights to crime victims, be amended to give crime victims additional rights, to require that the rights of crime victims be protected with equal force to the protections afforded the accused while leaving the federal constitutional rights of the accused intact, and to allow crime victims to enforce their rights in court?YES vote would mean updating Wisconsin’s Constitution with strong, enforceable rights for crime victims. You have the power to help those, who through ...

WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL IN THE CLOUD

 WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL IN THE CLOUDWISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVALSATURDAY MARCH 21st9:30 AM On March 21st Visithttps://tinyurl.com/s4v2yzqFor Easy Steps to Join the FestivalAlso Visit Anytime for the Latest Information MUSICThe Raging Grannies - Raging Grannies of MadisonTom Kastle - Tom Kastle SPEAKERS Lisa Graves - Truth North ResearchMike Crute - Devil's Advocates RadioKaren McKim - Wisconsin Election IntegrityTyler Norman - Community Disaster Preparedness Ben Wikler - Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin TENTATIVE SPEAKERS...

NEW RULES FOR RESISTANCE

  Don’t use his name. Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone. Do not argue with those who support him. It doesn’t work. Focus on his policies, not his mental state. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow. No more helpless/hopeless talk. Support artists and the arts. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it. Take care of yourself. Resist! Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon: “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The ...

WITH GREAT FREEDOM COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY

Progressives in our state are working together, more than ever before. With networking on the social media as well as meeting on the sidewalks and town squares, progressives are on the move. We are carrying a great tradition of Fighting Bob LaFollette, who took on the Robber Barons, the Lumber Barons, the Railroad Barons one hundred years ago. Democracy is fragile. The struggle to protect the rights of all living things, including Mother Earth, continues. We fought this battle before. We declared independence from the Commonwealth of Great Britain, refusing to be colonized. We declared that all people have equal ...

TWELFTH ANNUAL WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL

TWELFTH ANNUAL WISCONSINGRASSROOTS FESTIVALSaturday March 21, 2020SAVE THE DATE SPEAKERS, FOOD & ENTERTAINMENTWisconsin Heights High SchoolRegistration 8:00 Program Starts 9:30Mazomanie, WI 53560For More Information Contact: Nate Timm608-220-0139 / nptimm571@gmail.com

MAKING MARATHON COUNTY MORE “FAMILY FRIENDLY” SURVEY

Making Marathon County More "Family-Friendly" - Employee Input Needed Through New Community Wide SurveyMarathon County Early Years Coalition, WIPPS Research Partners launch community survey, findings to be shared with public, area employersA Marathon County partnership of over 50 organizations advocating for early childhood success and family well-being has launched a “family-friendly” survey to gauge how residents view work-life balance in the workplace. Survey results will be used to help local businesses and nonprofits make the community and workplaces more family-friendly.The Marathon County Early Years Coalition focuses on ...

YOU ARE INVITED

You are invited to these two important events.They are free and open to the public. Mayoral forum sponsored by AAUW (American Association of University Women)Katie Rosenberg and Mayor Robert Mielke are candidates for Wausau Mayor.Come and hear them.Wednesday, February 5, 20206:00-7:30 pmTerrace Room at UWSP-Wausau.Stewart Avenue,Wausau, WisconsinFor more information, call: 715-581-4147 Women for Women Wausau“The Power of Women in the 2020 Elections”Thursday, February 6, 20206:00-7:30 PMMarathon County Democratic Office,218 Sherman Street, Wausau, 54401For more ...