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BIGGER THAN ROE WAUSAU

BIGGER THAN ROE WAUSAU SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, NOON-2 PM 400 BLOCK, WAUSAU BRING YOUR SIGNS We will have information available on how to register to vote, how to obtain an absentee ballot, and how to become involved in the Supreme Court primary on February 21. Do you know which candidates hold your values? We can help. We will have half sheets on the Progressive candidates.   Women's March members know that when we come together we can achieve change. And, the more people that come along to these kind of events, the more our movement will grow. All of us are BORN free and equal in dignity and rights. The Supreme Court of the U.S. and the United ...

Wausau Book Discussion

Saturday, January 21 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Wausau Public Library   We wanted to be sure and invite everyone to a book discussion on Saturday, January 21 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at the Marathon Public Library, Wausau.   The book is News of the Air by local author Jill Stuckenberg. The author will be present to talk with us too. https://blacklawrencepress.com/books/news-of-the-air/

Mining Updates

You have seen many mining articles here in Middle Wisconsin this year with the Reef Deposit in the Town of Easton, just below the Eau Claire Dells and in Taylor County there is the Bend Deposit. We continue to encourage you to join our efforts on protecting the water. The following website will always have the most current information. https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Mines/Projects.html You can click on the various tabs under Recent and Potential metallic Mining Projects in Wisconsin to learn more. There are Notices of Intent to Drill on both the Reef and the Bend. The DNR has asked for more information of Greenlight Metals on both. The most ...

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

URGENT   URGENT  URGENT   YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED TO HELP PUSH THE METASTATIC BREAST CANCER ACCESS TO CARE ACT OVER THE FINISH LINE NBCC (National Breast Cancer Coalition) and WBCC (Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition) advocates have been working tirelessly to move the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act H.R. 3183 to the floor for a vote before the end of this session. This legislation provides critical health access to women and men with metastatic breast cancer and not long to live.  They should not have to wait two years for Medicare coverage they are already eligible for. Through the hard work of WBCC advocates and ...

If You Can Walk, You Can Snowshoe!

The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park announce our Candlelight Snowshoe Hikes will be January 7 and February 4. The event is co-chaired by Karen Graff and Nancy Stencil. Snowshoe rentals will be available from Joel Braatz. We are REALLY excited since these are the first snowshoe hikes we've been able to host since January and February, 2020 due to COVID.  It will be good to be able to see all those smiling faces.  The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park have hosted these snowshoe hikes for over 20 years, giving people the opportunity to try something new without having to rent or buy snowshoes.  We think we've introduced hundreds or perhaps ...

Hold the January 6 Insurrectionists Accountable

The Jan. 6 Committee has shown us all that Donald Trump was at the heart of a criminal conspiracy against our beloved system of government that ensures our freedoms. He must be held accountable for that. And so, too, must his Wisconsin accomplices. These include the 10 false electors from Wisconsin, who impersonated the real electors and attempted to subvert the will of the people of our state. False elector Derrick Van Orden is running as a Republican to represent the 3rd Congressional District. These also include Sen. Ron Johnson, who offered to hand deliver to Vice President Mike Pence the slate of false electors from Wisconsin and Michigan just ...

Say NO to Lies, Hate, Fear, and Division

Say NO to the lies and the messages of hate, fear, and division that are showing up as ads on TV, Facebook, U Tube, and in your mailbox.  This Russian style propaganda is funded by Republican Billionaires wanting to scare you with lies about immigrants, inflation, and crime so you will vote for their candidates.  Their candidates will pass laws and govern in ways that are favorable to them at the expense of the rest of us.  They are masters of manipulation. Do not fall for this scam.  Your democracy, constitution, voting rights, freedom of speech, health care, social security, Medicare, public schools, national security, and the health of ...

Drilling in the Chequamegon Forest

Drilling plans underway for gold deposits near Wausau and in Chequamegon National Forest (Wausau, WI) If Toronto-Ontario, Canada based GreenLight Metals has its way, the winter of 2022-2023 will be a busy time for metallic sulfide mine development in Wisconsin. GreenLight has submitted plans to start exploration drilling at many of Wisconsin’s most loved natural features – The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, The Ice Age National Scenic Trail, and The Dells of the Eau Claire State Natural Area, are all being targeted. Project documents here: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Mines/Projects.html GreenLight has plans for a 450-foot deep ...

Lifelong Republicans: Let’s return to Grand Old Party

This letter is intended for lifelong Republicans who dislike what the party has become under Trump. If you still support conservation, local control, small government, fiscal responsibility, and using bipartisanship and compromise to help identify and solve problems please reconsider your vote. Election integrity is under fire, not from nonexistent “voter fraud”, but from gerrymandering and laws which deny legitimate voters access to ballots and the polls.  Republicans are not willing to stop there. Republican states seem intent on refusing to recognize popular results of elections. They are poised to allow state legislators or governors to ...

Book Banning

An important issue right now is the potential banning of the book Gender Queer from the Marathon County Public Library shelves. The topic is likely to be brought up at the Library Board meeting Monday, Oct. 17, 12 noon in the Community Room at the Library. Many people who think the book is inappropriate for young people have spoken up to the Board members. People with different views may be unaware this issue is even going on. Gender Queer: A Memoir is a 2019 graphic memoir written and illustrated by Maia Kobabe. It recounts Kobabe's journey from adolescence to adulthood and the author's exploration of gender identity and sexuality, ultimately ...