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Yet Another Anniversary Roe v Wade

  A reminder that on June 24 we are seeing yet another anniversary of the overturning of Roe v Wade (June 24, 2022). What does your area have planned? Is your community planning a rally? Below are some talking points for Letters to the Editor. Talk to your friends and neighbors, we need to have facts out there. **Wausau will have a rally on Saturday, June 22 from noon unti 1:30 PM at the entrance to Marathon Park, across from John Muir. Bring a sign and see you there. More details to come.   The Supreme Court ruling in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine does not change the reality that access to reproductive health ...

I am Voting NO

Vote No on Constitutional Amendment Ballot Questions this August I am voting NO on both constitutional amendment questions on the August 13, 2024 ballot, and I urge other Wisconsin residents to do the same. These amendments are meant to give the state legislature control over appropriating money, and restrict the governor’s ability to accept and allocate federal funds without the consent of the state legislature, which has proven that they do not have the best interest of Wisconsin residents in mind. The state legislature wants to hold ALL the purse strings.   Here’s a couple of examples of their record: According to an ...

Nuclear Power and Weapons in a Time of Rising Tensions

The Nuclear Abolition Working Group of Veterans For Peace is proud to present this very special and timely webinar, featuring three renowned experts Thursday, June 20, 2024 7 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific William Hartung, an expert on US military spending; Linda Pentz-Gunter, founder of Beyond Nuclear; and  Greg Mello, director of the Los Alamos Study Group. Please register and put it on your calendar.

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WARHEADS TO WINDMILLS

Tim Wallis, is traveling across the country this spring to educate more people through his newest book: Warheads to Windmills: Preventing Climate Catastrophe and Nuclear War. As the book title says: our two biggest existential threats--climate breakdown and nuclear weapons--can and must be addressed, both urgently and simultaneously. Here is a link to more information on Tim and the new book: https://warheadstowindmills.org/book/. (you can paste that link in your browser). Tim's presentation is of interest to several constituencies: Peace and Environmental groups in particular, and has been of great interest in UU churches throughout the ...

RALLY ON SATURDAYS WITH US

  Friends for Peace, We will be walking around the 400 Block each Saturday morning at 10 am until about 11:30.  Many come to walk and many come to sit on the corners of the 400 Block with signs and flags to be present for people who want to stop to talk. Please join us as you are able! Bring a new sign if you have time.  We do have some to share if you need one! All of our hearts should be open, and in doing this we will be strengthened to take actions in support of a peaceful solution. In Solidarity, Carolyn, Claudette, Nancy and David

THERE’S LOTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS!!

  Thursday, May 9: Marathon County Public Library, Listening Session Saturday, May 11: 10 AM, 400 Block every Saturday, Walk for Peace, shared caring and community building. Monday, May 13: Wausau Rally for Drop Boxes, City Hall at noon. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is holding rallies in 5 cities: Madison, Milwaukee, Green bay, Eau Claire, and Wausau! Tuesday, May 14: Noon “Save our Social Security” Rally put on by the WI Alliance for Retired Americans (WIARA) 2023 Navajo Street, Rhinelander. Friday, May 17: UU Wausau, “Warheads to Windmills: Preventing Climate Catastrophe and Nuclear War.” Tuesday, May 21: Afternoon ...

Save Our Social Security Rallys

  - Demonstrations Across Wisconsin - Please join the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, American Federation of Government Employees Council 220, and other partner organizations as we call for Social Security to be protected, modernized and expanded! Attend a demonstration near you! All events start at noon and will last approximately one hour. By now, you've seen how successful the WIARA's Save Social Security actions have been. We've only got four remaining, and I hope you can join one.   Janesville: Tuesday, May 7 meeting at 222 N Academy Street   Oshkosh: Thursday, May 9 meeting at 400 City Center...

A Community Conversation HOLY LAND PEACE DIALOGUE

A Community Conversation HOLY LAND PEACE DIALOGUE MONDAY, APRIL 15 at 7 pm SPEAKER Rev. Forrest Wells   You are invited to First United Methodist Church, Wausau (parking in the Fulton St. lot) at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation and conversation with Rev. Forrest Wells.  He will lead a discussion on the current conflict in Gaza, concerns for those living the reality of war, humanitarian need and response, and the hope for peace.   Rev. Forrest Wells served as a United Methodist pastor in Wisconsin for over 25 years, and as an overseer for hundreds of pastors and churches for about 15 years as a District Superintendent. He has ...