124 results for author: Nancy Tabaka-Stencil


Our Vote, Our Ballot Box

On Monday, May 13, at noon, several of us along with The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign met in front of City Hall. This type of event happened in five cities across the state: Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Eau Claire and Wausau. In Wausau, we were joined by Katrina Shankland! May 13 the Wisconsin Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the Priorities USA v. WEC  case, which will decide the fate of ballot drop boxes in Wisconsin. In 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court outlawed ballot drop boxes in Teigen v. WEC under the guise of “ballot harvesting.” After the 2020 presidential election, conspiracy theorists who did not like the ...

Demonstrations Across Wisconsin 

  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 Rhinelander: Tuesday, May 15 meeting at 2023 Navajo Street wisconsin.retiredamericans.org Thank you to our friends at WJFW for the great reporting. This link will help you to understand what Social Security is up against. More 'boomers" are now retiring and yet the wealthiest Americans do not pay ...

Wisconsin Grassroots Network Festival

  On May 4th, at the Warch Campus Center Building in Appleton WI, Wisconsin Grassroots Network,  presented its' day long 15th Annual Festival at Lawrence University. There were a total of 18 breakout sessions to choose from. We heard Tom Kastle, and the Raging Grannies sing! The raging Grannies never disappoint! The absolute best were the special Keynote speakers John Nichols and Alan Minsky.

Earth Day 2024


A Nation Going Backwards

On this day two years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked and women across Wisconsin learned that they would be left with fewer rights than the generations that came before them. It’s sad that I grew up with more rights than my daughter now has. This is a nation going backwards.   Trump’s 2016 campaign promise to appoint justices’ intent on dismantling Roe v. Wade was a very clear sign of the dangerous times ahead – and his actions in office delivered on that promise. And now, because of Trump, more than 1 in 3 women of reproductive age live under extreme and very dangerous bans.   We ...

Our Vote, Our Ballot Box

  OUR VOTE, OUR BALLOT BOX Join us along with The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign on Monday, May 13 at noon in front of City Hall. This will happen in five cities across the state: Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Eau Claire and Wausau. Are you or someone you know one of the key stakeholders in Wausau, folks impacted by drop boxes being taken away…. like healthcare heroes, single parents, senior citizens, or disabled? Please consider coming and speaking out! Here is the RSVP link: https://forms.gle/H2U1m3ZTxXR68tqD6

Women for Women May Program

Women for Women Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6 PM   Our May program will Feature Maxwell Johnson from the Wisconsin Conservation Voters.   As the Central Organizer based in Stevens Point, Maxwell empowers community members, volunteers, activists, and partner organizations to advocate for climate solutions, protect drinking water, and expand the freedom to vote at all levels of government – now and for the future. Maxwell grew up in Rural, Wisconsin (that’s the name of my town) and spent my summers hiking the Ice Age Trail near my house or kayaking the Chain O’ Lakes and down the Crystal River.   Topic: Women for ...

Women for Women

Women for Women Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6 PM  The April Women for Women will feature ECDC and New Beginnings,  helping refugees resettle  in the Wausau area. Come to learn and ask questions.   Topic: Women for Women Zoom Meeting   Time: February 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Every month on the First Thursday, until May 2, 2024, 6 occurrence(s) Feb 1, 2024 06:00 PM Mar 7, 2024 06:00 PM Apr 4, 2024 06:00 PM May 2, 2024 06:00 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/tZ0sfuGpqT0pGd2WlZEYFfSV_-...

Palestine March Week Three of Four, Part one: The Photos


Poverty Violence

Poverty extends to more than homelessness, as almost half our population here in the Wausau lives with it. That’s right, almost 40% of the Wausau area is one disaster away from poverty. It affects almost 80% of single women with a child under the age of 5. Add another layer to that, we are combatting a system that doesn’t acknowledge that there are people with mental and physical health conditions. Poverty is the 4th leading cause of death in this country. We live in a system of greed and power. This is plain and simple….poverty violence. Addressing “homelessness” itself should not be the default go to when bringing up poverty, because it ...