About wibailoutpeople

We are a part of the national Bail Out The People movement which formed in 2008 to fight against the bailouts to the banks. Since then we have been in numerous fights against poverty, racism and war. We demand that the people be bailed out not the banks, a moratorium on all foreclosures, a federal jobs program now and other demands. We have been participating in the Wisconsin people's uprising, Bloombergville in NYC and numerous other people's actions.

Rainbow of Speakers from Across North America Scheduled to Speak at Manitowoc MLK Freedom School ‘All Labor Has Dignity!’ Event September 23, 2021

From: MLK Day Manitowoc

We’re happy to announce we have quite the lineup for our All Labor Has Dignity! (Si Se Puede!, Union, Yes!, No Borders in the Workers’ Struggle!) September 23, 2021 program:

  • Pastor Matthew Sauer (Manitowoc, First Presbyterian Church),
  • Sister Amirah Franzen (MLK Day Manitowoc),
  • Brother Andre Walton (Executive Director, Our Wisconsin Revolution, Sheboygan),
  • Sister Sarah Torres (Detroit Cultural Artist and Moratorium Now Coalition),
  • Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly and Family Farm Defender representatives,
  • Brother Clarence Thomas (Oakland, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10, Retired and Million Workers March),
  • Hector Urrutia (Denver Cultural Artist and People’s Activists),
  • Gerry Scoppettulo, (Boston Pride At Work) and much more! –

Livestreamed via MLK Day Manitowoc and in-person at the Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street at 6 P.M. (Central)

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The MLK Freedom School will consist of four speaker panel events (Zoom and In-Person) in the Fall of 2021. Freedom School Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/2vDS4SWln

The MLK Freedom School is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King and their civil and human rights legacy. The Freedom School, taking place in Fall 2021, in Manitowoc, will feature events that detail the central focuses of the King’s lives and how their contributions inspire poor and working people today to build a better world. There’ll be featured speakers from Wisconsin and across North America and opportunities to become engaged in today’s civil and human rights activities. All events will have cultural components.

MLK Day Manitowoc / Flyer by Mr. Aaron Bailey

Unnatural Disasters: Hurricane Ida, Western Wildfires and Carnegie’s Johnstown Flood

By Chris Fry

1889 was a long time ago, 132 years to be precise, spanning many generations. Yet the terrible Johnstown Pennsylvania flood of that year and the climate-change spawned firestorms in the West and the deadly hurricanes this year, particularly Hurricane Ida, link these disasters to a common source. All of these can be traced to the utter contempt that the “captains of industry”, the “wizards of high finance”, then and now,  have for the producers of all their wealth, the workers and oppressed.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania lies in a deep river gorge, deepest in the eastern U.S., in the Allegheny Mountain range. It is where the Stony Creek and Little Conemaugh rivers meet to form the Conemaugh River. During the U.S. industrial revolution, starting in the 1850’s, it became the site of the largest steel-making operations in the country, bigger than Pittsburgh or Cleveland.

Some of the steel plants in the area were owned and managed by super-wealthy Andrew Carnegie and his fellow parasite, Henry Clay Frick. These multi-millionaires (billionaires in today’s money) were the Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk of their day – using every corrupt method to create monopolies and being extremely anti-union….

Johnstown, PA flood of 1889
Johnstown, PA flood of 1889. | Photo: vintage.es

Milwaukee, September 20, 2021: Voces de la Frontera Press Conference, Response to Parliamentarian Ruling

Immigrants and Allies Demand Democrats Deliver on Citizenship After Parliamentarian Ruling

Over 100 Wisconsin Immigrant Essential Workers, Dreamers, Allies Hold Rally in Milwaukee Before Departing to D.C. for National Mobilization

(MILWAUKEE, WI) – On Sunday evening the Senate Parliamentarian issued an opinion excluding a pathway to citizenship for essential workers, farmworkers, Dreamers and TPS recipients in the Build Back Better reconciliation bill. 

Statement from Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera: “It’s important to know that the Parliamentarian’s decision to not include citizenship for essential workers, Dreamers, TPS holders and farmworkers in the reconciliation bill is not a done deal. The Senate Parliamentarian is an attorney and not an elected member of Congress. This opinion is wrong because three out of four immigrants in this country are essential workers in this pandemic. A path to citizenship is needed to not just protect them but to ensure all of us are safe and fed, and to keep our economy running.  

Democrats in Congress can choose to disregard this erroneous opinion or find a different path through the reconciliation process. All Democrats in Congress voted to support this already in August. Senator Schumer will be engaging the Parliamentarian to explore other proposals to deliver on citizenship. 

As we organize a national action in DC, the timing couldn’t be better. It’s a mass movement that’s got us this far and it is a mass movement that is going to deliver citizenship this year. We’ve voted, we’ve protested, and we’ve gone on strike to have our humanity recognized and we will continue to do whatever’s necessary to win citizenship this year. Democrats were elected to use their majority power to deliver on citizenship and that’s what they have to do.”

What: Today, Monday, September 2o, over 100 immigrant essential workers, Dreamers and allies from across Wisconsin will gather in Milwaukee to hold a Send Off Rally and Press Conference before departing for an overnight bus trip to Washington D.C. to participate in a national, mass march for citizenship on Tuesday, 9/21. Thousands are expected to attend the mass march in D.C. on Tuesday as Congress returns from August and demand that they pass the Build Back Better human infrastructure bill that includes $107 billion for a path to citizenship. A smaller delegation will join national lobbying efforts on September 22 and participate in a national “Communities Not Cages” day of action to call on President Biden and Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas to demand an end inhumane immigration enforcement on September 23. 

When: Monday, September 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. CST 

Where: New Voces de la Frontera office at 733 W. Historic Mitchell St, Milwaukee, WI

The event will also be streamed via Facebook live at facebook.com/VocesdelaFronteraWI

Interview Opportunities:

  • Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera
  • Hiram Rabadan, immigrant essential worker, auto mechanic, father from Fond du Lac traveling to D.C.
  • Eduardo Perea, Sr., immigrant essential worker and father from Milwaukee traveling to D.C.
  • Katherine Villanueva, Milwaukee high school student, daughter of immigrant essential workers traveling to D.C. 

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For more information: Anna Dvorak, 414-469-0118. anna@vdlf.org 

Inmigrantes y aliados exigen que los demócratas cumplan con la ciudadanía después de la decisión mala del parlamentario

Más de 100 trabajadores esenciales inmigrantes de Wisconsin, soñadores y aliados realizan una manifestación en Milwaukee antes de partir a D.C. para la movilización nacional

(MILWAUKEE, WI) – El domingo por la noche, el parlamentario del Senado emitió una opinión que excluye un camino hacia la ciudadanía para trabajadores esenciales, trabajadores agrícolas, Dreamers y beneficiarios de TPS en el proyecto de ley de reconciliación Build Back Better.

Declaración de Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Directora Ejecutiva de Voces de la Frontera:

“Es importante saber que la decisión del parlamentario de no incluir la ciudadanía para los trabajadores esenciales, los Dreamers, los recipientes del TPS y los trabajadores agrícolas en el proyecto de ley de reconciliación no es un trato hecho. El parlamentario del Senado es un abogado y no un miembro electo del Congreso. Esta opinión es errónea porque tres de cada cuatro inmigrantes en este país son trabajadores esenciales en esta pandemia. Se necesita un camino hacia la ciudadanía no solo para protegerlos, sino para garantizar que todos estemos seguros y alimentados, y para mantener el funcionamiento de nuestra economía.

Los demócratas en el Congreso pueden optar por ignorar esta opinión errónea o encontrar un camino diferente a través del proceso de reconciliación. Todos los demócratas en el Congreso votaron para apoyar esto ya en agosto. El senador Schumer  involucrará al parlamentario para explorar otras propuestas para cumplir con la ciudadanía.

Mientras organizamos una acción nacional en DC, el momento no podría ser mejor. Es un movimiento de masas que nos ha llegado hasta aquí y es un movimiento de masas que va a entregar la ciudadanía este año. Hemos votado, hemos protestado y nos hemos declarado en huelga para que se reconozca nuestra humanidad y continuaremos haciendo lo que sea necesario para ganar la ciudadanía este año. Los demócratas fueron elegidos para usar su poder mayoritario para cumplir con la ciudadanía y eso es lo que tienen que hacer”.

Qué: Hoy, lunes 2 de septiembre, más de 100 trabajadores esenciales inmigrantes, Dreamers y aliados de todo Wisconsin se reunirán en Milwaukee para una despedida y una Conferencia de Prensa antes de partir para un viaje nocturno en autobús a Washington D.C. para participar en una marcha nacional masiva por la ciudadanía el martes, 9/21. Se espera que miles de personas asistan a la marcha masiva en D.C. el martes cuando el Congreso regrese a partir de agosto y exijan que aprueben el proyecto de ley de infraestructura humana Build Back Better que incluye $ 107 mil millones para un camino hacia la ciudadanía. Una delegación más pequeña se unirá a los esfuerzos nacionales de cabildeo el 22 de septiembre y participará en un día nacional de acción “Comunidades no jaulas” para pedir al presidente Biden y al secretario de Seguridad Nacional Mayorkas que exijan el fin de la deportación inhumana el 23 de septiembre. 

Cuándo: lunes, 20 de septiembre de 2021 a las 3:00 p.m. CST

Dónde: Nueva oficina de Voces de la Frontera en 733 W. Historic Mitchell St, Milwaukee, WI

El evento también se transmitirá a través de Facebook live en facebook.com/VocesdelaFronteraWI.

Oportunidades de entrevista:

  • Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Directora Ejecutiva de Voces de la Frontera
  • Hiram Rabadan, trabajador esencial inmigrante, mecánico de automóviles, padre de Fond du Lac que viaja a D.C.
  • Eduardo Perea, Sr., trabajador esencial inmigrante en construcción y padre de Milwaukee que viaja a D.C.
  • Katherine Villanueva, estudiante de secundaria de Milwaukee, hija de trabajadores esenciales inmigrantes que viajan a D.C.

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Para más información: Anna Dvorak, 414-469-0118. anna@vdlf.org 

#TeachTheTruthWisconsin – a Week of Action for Racial Equity October 10-16, 2021

Have you picked a site of significance to uplift stories of racial justice in WI? First Unitarian Society of MadisonInterfaith Peace Working GroupLutheran Office for Public Policy in WisconsinWisconsin Council of ChurchesWisconsin Faith Voices for JusticeWISDOMMICAHMOSES; and Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability are encouraging Wisconsinites to select a site in your town or city that symbolizes or reflects history that that teachers would be unable to teach truthfully or have to omit if SB 411 and its companion bills become law. It could be identified by a historic marker, statue, archive, burial ground, or museum. There are also countless historic sites that are unmarked — such as a freeway that destroyed a neighborhood, a site of black resiliency, or a university building built by enslaved labor. 

Research the history of the site and create a poster using the provided template that relates that history. Then pick a date in the second week of October – let us know the date so we can put it on a calendar of events for the week to publicize.  On that date, bring your poster to the site and take a selfie holding up the poster. Give a brief talk or invite a teacher or historian to give a brief lecture, telling the history of the site and why it is important to know that history.

Please share your event on your social media and use the hashtag #TeachTheTruthWisconsin. Sign up here

More Economic Hardship as Biden and Congress Abandon Post-COVID Unemployed and Renters

Thirty-five million workers lost their COVID-19 unemployment benefits on Labor Day, September 6, and neither Congress nor the Biden administration seem prepared to do anything about it.

As Common Dreams writes: “Despite the ongoing threat posed by the highly transmissible Delta variant, the White House and Democratic lawmakers have provided no indication that they plan to prevent several pandemic-related unemployment programs from expiring on September 6, which—in a cruel irony—happens to be Labor Day.”

Learn more: ‘Catastrophe’ Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid in 3 Days

Stop Evictions Network - Housing is a Human Right!

Since 9/11 US Has Spent 21 Trillion on Militarism at Home and Abroad

Common Dreams reports: “According to State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11, a report released Wednesday by the National Priorities Project, the U.S. government’s so-called “War on Terror” has “remade the U.S. into a more militarized actor both around the world and at home” by pouring vast resources into the Pentagon, federal law enforcement, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an agency established in response to the September 11 attacks.”

Read More: Since 9/11, US Has Spent $21 Trillion on Militarism at Home and Abroad

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is the Enemy of All Poor and Working People Everywhere

The right-wing Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) was formed in 2013 by the racist, anti-worker Bradley Foundation in 2013. Since its inception, WILL has worked to ensure the Jim Crow laws such as Act 10 and Right-to-Work for less and other anti-worker austerity stays intact in Wisconsin. WILL in particular frequently attacks educators and their unions and organized labor generally. WILL is now getting funding from Bradley and other right-wing entities to attack school districts regarding the issues of the teaching of historical truth within public education and science based COVID-19 protocols.

WILL speakers are now holding events across Wisconsin this fall in concert with other right-wing entities with the goal of taking over school boards. WILL’s goals like their Bradley overlords includes having their bought and paid for school board members increase profits for the rich through increased debt service to the banks, privatization, attacks on Wisconsin’s pension system and other horrific attacks on poor and working people and their communities.

One speaker, Dan Lennington, Deputy Counsel for WILL, is scheduled to speak (or attempt to recruit right-wing people) Thursday, October 14, 2021 in Two Rivers, WI at the Lighthouse Inn, 1515 Memorial Drive. (This event is being sponsored by the Republican Party of Manitowoc County and Educate Not Indoctrinate an extreme right-wing organization funded by foundations such as the Bradley Foundation).

[For more information on the state and national right wing network: https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/SourceWatch]

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“WILL is a gem … It’s a vitally important park of the conservative network in Wisconsin and is increasingly doing work that is national in scope. It’s just a wonderful organization.” — Michael Grebe, former President and CEO of the Bradley Foundation and Board Member, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

In a 2011 interview, Grebe emphasized the Bradley Foundation’s continued funding right-wing think tanks and advocacy groups.[4]“In many respects, being stewards has caused us to continue funding what some of us refer to as the conservative intellectual infrastructure in this country through think tanks, academics, publications,” Grebe said. “We continue to do that. I don’t think as a matter of philosophical orientation, (the foundation) has changed much in that area. We still look for conservatives who are developing ideas in public policy.”[4]

Who is Michael W. Grebe?: https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Michael_W._Grebe

WILL’s PUBLIC 990 FORMS

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Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
330 E. Kilbourn Ave
Suite 725
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 727-9455 (WILL)

info@will-law.org

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Who and what is the Bradley Foundation (with detail on the organizations funded): https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Lynde_and_Harry_Bradley_Foundation

https://www.bradleyfdn.org/

Bradley Foundation: 1400 N. Water Street, Suite 300, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Bradley Foundation Board of Directors: https://www.bradleyfdn.org/people

Some other Bradley funded right-wing organizations:

https://www.facebook.com/mediatrackersWI

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Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Board of Directors here:

Rick Esenberg, PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL

Other Staff: https://www.will-law.org/who-we-are/staff-2/

Michael H. White, Chairman of the Board, RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
Christopher Wolfe, Board Member, PROFESSOR OF POLITICS, UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS
James T. Barry III, Board Member, PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE BARRY COMPANY
FORMER PRESIDENT AND CEO, LYNDE AND HARRY BRADLEY FOUNDATION (Chair of Scott Walker’s gubernatorial and recall campaigns)
Our Team | Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty
Dan Lennington, Deputy Counsel for the
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

Manitowoc, September 23, 2021: MLK Freedom School – All Labor Has Dignity! Si Se Puede! Union, Yes! No Borders in the Workers’ Struggle!

MLK Day Manitowoc

In-Person meeting at the Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street, 6-8 P.M.

The MLK Freedom School is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King and their civil and human rights legacy. The Freedom School, taking place in Fall 2021, in Manitowoc, will feature events that detail the central focuses of the King’s lives and how their contributions inspire poor and working people today to build a better world. There’ll be featured speakers from Wisconsin and across North America and opportunities to become engaged in today’s civil and human rights activities. All events will have cultural components.

Note: The meeting will be in-person and Zoom. See the event page on Facebook for more information: https://fb.me/e/2vDS4SWln

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
ALL LABOR HAS DIGNITY!
SI SE PUEDE! UNION, YES!
NO BORDERS IN THE WORKERS’ STRUGGLE!

This event will uplift the King’s deep history of supporting workers throughout their lives. Dr. King was murdered in Memphis while supporting Black sanitation workers that were fighting for union recognition with AFSCME. Both Kings spoke at numerous union halls, picket lines and other venues supporting a rainbow of workers in the U.S. South and throughout North America. This event will detail this internationalist history and raise up the worker’s struggles of today including immigrant workers, workers organizing their unions, women and LGBTQ worker’s concerns.

MLK Day Manitowoc

Manitowoc, Fall 2021: MLK Freedom School

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/2vDS4SWln

707 Quay Street, Manitowoc Public Library – 6-8 P.M.

The MLK Freedom School will consist of four speaker panel events (Zoom and In-Person) in the Fall of 2021.The MLK Freedom School is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King and their civil and human rights legacy. The Freedom School, taking place in Fall 2021, in Manitowoc, will feature events that detail the central focuses of the King’s lives and how their contributions inspire poor and working people today to build a better world. There’ll be featured speakers from Wisconsin and across North America and opportunities to become engaged in today’s civil and human rights activities. All events will have cultural components.

Note: The meeting will be in-person and Zoom. See the event page on Facebook for more information: https://fb.me/e/2vDS4SWln

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
ALL LABOR HAS DIGNITY!
SI SE PUEDE! UNION, YES!
NO BORDERS IN THE WORKERS’ STRUGGLE!

This event will uplift the King’s deep history of supporting workers throughout their lives. Dr. King was murdered in Memphis while supporting Black sanitation workers that were fighting for union recognition with AFSCME. Both Kings spoke at numerous union halls, picket lines and other venues supporting a rainbow of workers in the U.S. South and throughout North America. This event will detail this internationalist history and raise up the worker’s struggles of today including immigrant workers, workers organizing their unions, women and LGBTQ worker’s concerns.

OCTOBER 14, 2021
STRIKE A WOMAN? STRIKE A ROCK!
THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENTS

Women have always been central to any activity focused on civil and human rights. The title of this event is inspired by a South African women’s slogan that was especially taken up during the fight against apartheid which was defeated by a united worldwide people’s movement largely led by women and girls. Mrs. Coretta Scott King and a diverse array of other women’s contributions will be highlighted. Women on the front lines of the civil and human rights movements of today will be leading this event.

NOVEMBER 18, 2021
PEOPLE’S NEEDS NOT PRISONS AND WARS

Combined, the amount of tax dollars spent on prisons, bank bailouts and wars by the U.S., state and local governmental entities is hundreds of billions of dollars. Dr. King in his April 4, 1967 “Beyond Vietnam ….” speech, said: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift, is approaching spiritual death.” This event will highlight the King’s steadfast opposition to wars that only benefit the rich. Peace and anti-war activists from Wisconsin and beyond will raise up their activities focused on ending poverty, racism and war.

DECEMBER 9, 2021
VOTING IS A HUMAN RIGHT! STOP RACIST ATTACKS!

The basic democratic right to vote is under increasing Jim Crow style attacks in Wisconsin and across the United States. These attacks include ever more restrictive voting laws and gerrymandering. The King’s work to ensure voting rights included numerous protests, marches and the 1965 Voting Rights Act that is always under threat of being overturned. Voting rights activists will highlight the King’s work and engage participants in defending our democratic right to vote today.

All Events will be in the Balkansky Community Room, 2nd Floor. ADA Accessible.

All events will be held at the Manitowoc Public Library from 6-7:45 P.M. Free and Open to the Public. Family Friendly. Safety measures will be practiced.

More information about content and speakers will be forthcoming.

More information: mlkdaymanitowoc@gmail.com
414-704-4571

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