Family & Community


Happy Freedom Day

Recap from the Juneteenth celebration in Wausau! Thank you, Mayor Katie, for announcing the proclamation declaring Juneteenth in Wausau Thank you to William for his inspiring remarks about the grandmother of Juneteenth, Opal Lee. As always, we appreciate the wisdom and knowledge from Darryl and his reminder that we are all Americans. I am so incredibly proud of Cara, and Faith and their entire family for sharing the story of Carma and keeping her memory alive. We passed our hundreds of Black history books for kiddos! Thank you to everyone who donated ...

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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.

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A Photo Memorial to Our Dear Friend Wayne Olson

October 31, 1938-May 31, 2022 Rest in Power Dear Friend

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Supreme Politics

The recent big news story is the Supreme Court's leaked draft of the upcoming decision to overturn Roe vs Wade. This should be no surprise. It has long been expected. Obama was outrageously denied an appointment and Trump made three appointments to the Court. These three judges were deliberately chosen for their opposition to abortion and their extreme positions on other issues. The current Supreme Court is a glaring example of a “packed” court dominated by extreme right wing ideologues. These judges are not impartial arbiters of the law. Jim Hightower devoted ...

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Comparing the U.S. Senate Candidates on Retirement Issues

Wisconsin – and the nation – is facing a retirement security crisis. Many people will have inadequate income for a secure retirement. Many will only have Social Security to live on. Many will not be able to “retire” at all. Over 400,000 seniors in Wisconsin will be living in poverty by 2030. As a result, Wisconsin will need to spend an additional $3.5 billion on public assistance programs. These problems are not self-correcting and won't be fixed by free market “solutions.” Government must act to address the retirement crisis. This includes consolidating and ...

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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 ...

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Building Unity

Building Unity Democracy Tour Stop in Wausau, WI Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of Wausau - 504 Grant St.    Event Description: (outdoor event) This Democracy Tour Stop Event will include a community potluck outside of the UU Fellowship of Door Co. This will be an opportunity to share ideas about ways that we can both help to turn out the vote and also to build a movement for peace, justice, sustainability, and democracy.   About Building Unity and the Democracy Tour: Humanity is facing challenging ...

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Women for Women Wausau

Women for Women Wausau Thursday, June 2 at 6 PM Zoom link at the bottom and also find us on Facebook! Sara Finger from the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health A message from our Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health Founder & Executive Director, Sara Finger: Now what? The draft opinion from the US Supreme Court has been leaked and we have all been awakened to how serious and real the threat to abortion access in the United States is. For those of us working daily to advocate for women's health and wellbeing, the news of a Supreme Court's draft ...

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Wisconsin Farmers Union News

Good day, friends and neighbors, Let’s all say it together, SpRInG PLEASE aRRive already! Meanwhile, I am certain it will be warmer by MAY 7, when we will have a spring membership meeting. We would love to see you there, at Whitewater Music Hall in Wausau at 1 pm. We will hear from Paul Daigle, Marathon County CPZ Department, about the EPPIC (Eau Pleine Partnership for Integrated Conservation) and watershed management, and updates from the state WFU staff. I am sure we will also discuss Kohlrabi Day!!  Watch for the card in your mailbox for more info and save the ...

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Food equity starts with farmers markets

FoodShare, also known as SNAP, EBT, Quest card, and formerly known as Food Stamps, is one of the most effective government programs for lifting people out of poverty.

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