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.
This is an opportunity for youth and young adults from all over WI to come together, share ideas, and plan for statewide coordinated resistance. Older allies are welcome to join in for support. This summit is mainly for youth and will be led by youth. Whatever stage of life you are in and whatever place you are in finding your part in our transformation to climate justice, you are wanted and welcome at this summit.
We believe Jessica was arrested solely because of her vocal and public defense of Kenyairra Gadson, a queer Black woman who was charged by the state for defending herself against an attacker; this campaign embarrassed local officials, including the Black District Attorney Ismael Ozanne. This arrest was a premeditated action by DA Ismael Ozanne, Judge Chris Taylor, and their accomplices.
We are thankful for Jessica’s release from jail, however her charges are still there. Please sign our petition to demand that ALL of Jessica’s charges are dropped immediately, and that Ismael Ozanne immediately resign his position as Dane County District Attorney.
Join the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans and our allies as we show solidarity with UAW Local 180 (https://www.facebook.com/uawlocal180) while they strike for a better contract at CNH International. Rain or shine, we’ll be out on the picket line! For more information, call Alex Brower at 414-949-8756.
This weekend a young man from upstate New York drove to Buffalo guided by an ideology of hatred and violence. A self-described fascist and white supremacist, he chose his target based on the high density of Black people living in the area.
He went to a Tops supermarket and killed 10 people and injured more. His intentions were clear: to kill Black people on the basis of their race. Members of our affiliate union, United Food and Commercial Workers were among those murdered and injured.
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation strongly denounces the racist and hateful ideologies that led to the massacre on Saturday. We will continue to educate and organize workers in the fight for social and economic justice as we build a world free of discrimination, hate and bias. We will continue to build a more perfect union for all.
The Labor movement is built on a rejection of division and hate along lines of race. Fascist and white supremacist ideas are antithetical to the goals of our movement and will have no home in the Labor movement.
In the coming days, we will share opportunities to concretely offer support to our neighbors that suffered this tremendous tragedy and we know that our members stand ready to help.