69 results for author: Nancy Tabaka-Stencil


Local Elections Matter

I am sending you a little last-minute reminder if you have not already voted early or voted by mail, Tuesday, April 5, is your day to get out there and vote. Local elections are so important. Often our local elections are won by a small margin. Local elections can affect us more so than a larger race, such as a presidential election. Something equally important I want to share with you is trusting in our elections. Anyone who has worked the polls before knows that people of all political persuasions participate as election workers. Each of Wisconsin’s 1,850 municipalities has a clerk who has been trained to administer elections. Some larger ...

Women for Women Presents: What’s Hiding in Big Ag and Some of Our Alternatives

What’s Hiding in Big Ag and Some of Our Alternatives Please join Women for Women on Thursday, April 7 at 6 PM on Zoom for the following event. Zoom link is listed below. Our water and soil resources are stressed. The world is facing food shortages. Join Women for Women this Thursday, April 7 at 6:00.  Our speakers are Sarah Lloyd, who hold a B.A. from Brown University in Environmental Studies and the President of the Columbia County Farmers’ Union. She is also a dairy farmer. Along with Stacey Botsford, who along with her husband Tenzin own Red Door Farms, a certified organic vegetable farm. Learn about the effects of CAFOs, soil erosion, ...

March Forth to Earth Day

We are halfway through our eight-weeks of March Forth to Earth Day. For four straight Fridays, our little rally in Wausau is one of over eighteen communities across Wisconsin marching. We have been out in very cold, wet, and windy weather each Friday, committed to sounding the alarm to everyone that we are in a climate emergency. Please join us each Friday from noon-1PM. Come for part or the whole event. We rally on Wausau’s 400 Block and bring a sign! Here is a schedule of other events statewide: https://tinyurl.com/MF2EDSchedule It is time for all leaders; local, state, and federal, to help declare that we are in a climate emergency. You and I ...

GET OUT AND VOTE

Spring elections are just around the corner and generally have a low turnout. It seems so many people vote in a presidential election but not in their local races. Are you aware that local and state governments have a more direct power over our everyday lives than state and federal elections?  Take a look at municipal races, the people you elect for these positions are deciding zoning policies, transportation, and roads in your area, as well as parks, policing, and libraries! School board races are another important race. Elected people here are looking at how to recruit, retain and compensate teachers and other staff. Our school boards had some ...

March Forth to Earth Day By Building Unity

For immediate release: March 1, 2022 STATEWIDE MEDIA ADVISORY * ~~~~~~~~~ March Forth to Earth Day - Starts on March 4, 2022 (World Day of Prayer*) Statewide Organizers: Tim Cordon - Building Unity - 608-630-3633 - BuildingUnityWi@gmail.com Grace Quinn - Sunrise Fox Valley - 920-460-5808 - gracequinn3602@gmail.com ~~~~~~~~~ March Forth to Earth Day - In cities and towns all across Wisconsin Starting March 4th and continuing EACH FRIDAY through Earth Day, April 22, communities across Wisconsin will hold simultaneous climate justice assemblies of solidarity with the Indigenous-led movement to stop Line 5 and other threats ...

Senators need to pass the Freedom to Vote Act

The For the People Act was the very first bill the Democratic-led Congress submitted after Joe Biden became President.

Let’s resolve to have fair maps

In Wisconsin, our legislative maps are in the 10-year process of being redrawn.

So you think it’s bad in Texas…

The current 20-week abortion ban that is now law in Wisconsin already makes it difficult for those with limited means.

Labor Day is a time to reflect on the struggles workers still face

The last decade has shown a major upheaval in collective bargaining, attacking unions, and in reducing worker’s compensation in Wisconsin.

Our working class heroes deserve financial stability

We lived in the community built by Mr. D.C. Everest. I saw first hand how great jobs with good health and retirement benefits can raise families out of poverty. But life wasn’t always so easy.