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2022 State Democratic Convention

   In response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler, 1st Vice Chair Felesia Martin, and 2nd Vice Chair Lee Snodgrass issued the following statement: “Today, the Supreme Court, aided and abetted by anti-abortion extremists in Congress, has failed our country and state by taking away Americans’ right to make their own medical decisions. Overturning Roe v. Wade directly contradicts the will of the public, advice of countless medical professionals, and decades of settled precedent and jurisprudence. As a result of this decision, Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban is now enforceable, and ...

Democracy 101: Senator Agard’s Guide to Engaging in Our Government

Due to the outpouring of concern and interest, especially after the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision by the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overruling Americans constitutional right to abortion and severely threatening the progress we’ve made as a nation over the past half-century, I have created this resource guide for all who are looking to help shape our collective future. Below you will find a menu of options for folks who are looking to unite, engage, and get to work defending reproductive freedom. Please share this with your networks as you see fit and know that this list is by no means exhaustive, and there is ...

Wausau is the Kohlrabi Capital of North America

ANNOUNCING: KOHLRABI DAY! The Wisconsin Farmers Union was at the Wausau Farmers Market on June 18 for Kohlrabi Day! There was  a Kohlrabi Cornhole game and recipes galore!  Mid-morning there was a special Proclamation by Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg  proclaiming Wausau as the Kohlrabi capital of North America. June 18 is officially Kohlrabi Day in Wausau.

Poor People’s Campaign rallies to Washington D.C.

We will have a full story in our next edition of Middle Wisconsin.  In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. organized low-income Americans of different backgrounds in a march on Washington known as the "Poor People's Campaign." Over fifty-years later, thousands of protesters gathered Saturday to deliver that same message at the Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls. The rally urged low-income voters to participate in the upcoming midterm elections and featured religious organizations, pro-democracy groups, labor unions and climate activists from across the country. "As long as there are ...

Water is Life

You may have noticed in this issue we have several articles pertaining to mining. Perhaps a better way to address that is the need for clean water. Each of us comes from a different walk in life, yet we are here for the same goal. It is that simple. Water is Life The staff of Middle Wisconsin would like to recognize everyone out there that has been in the fight for the long haul. Thank you to each of you for making a difference in the fight against greed and the money that lines the pockets of politicians. “Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat ...

We All Need Clean Water

As you may, or may not know, a Canadian company called Green Light Metals has applied for a drilling permit in eastern Marathon County. Water is one of the most important things in our lives. Plans were recently announced to commence a sulfuric acid mineral exploration drilling project to evaluate if an open-pit gold mine will be constructed. Citizens from the region are very concerned that groundwater will be placed in jeopardy of contamination. Without access to clean drinking water, many aspects of everyday life will become burdensome and unhealthy. Every resident in Marathon County gets their drinking water from the same saturated groundw...

Registering to Vote is the First Step

During the Midterm Elections this fall, voters will be making important decisions that will affect our communities and our nation. That is why it is so important for Wisconsinites to ensure they are ready to make their voices heard in the upcoming elections. Registering to vote is the first step to participating in our electoral process. If you have moved, changed your name, or have not voted in a while, you might need to re-register. Now is the time to get registered or verify that your registration is current. Check your registration status online at myvote.wi.gov today! Need help? The League of Women voters is there to help anyone who may ...

Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day April 28 Mourn for the Dead and Fight for the Living On April 28, Unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, and to organize the fight for safer workplaces. We all come together to call for action on hazards that cause unnecessary injury, illness, and death. We stand United to strengthen workers’ rights and protections, and demand resources and actions needed for job safety enforcement. We fight for the fundamental right of every worker to a safe job until that promise is fulfilled. The Marathon County Central Labor Council is: Randy Radtke: ...

Citizens are concerned about the planned sulfuric acid exploration drilling and mining at the Wausau-Reef Deposit

Water is one of the most important things in our lives. Plans were recently announced to commence a sulfuric acid mineral exploration drilling project to evaluate if an open-pit gold mine will be constructed. Citizens from the region are very concerned that groundwater will be placed in jeopardy of contamination. Without access to clean drinking water many aspects of everyday life will become burdensome and unhealthy. The first step in the process of this sulfuric acid mineral mining development is exploration drilling. Between 100 and 125 boreholes are estimated to be required to begin evaluation. During the drilling process, toxic chemicals are ...

Rallies scheduled to show support for Fair Maps

On Friday, January 21, at noon, Fair Maps will hold “Fair Courts End Gerrymandering” rallies. These will be held at more than 15 locations throughout Wisconsin.