May 24, 2019: Climate Strike Protests in Madison and Milwaukee

MADISON

12 NOON, State Capitol

Wisconsin Climate Strike!

On May 24th, students and allies across the globe will once again strike from school to demand climate justice. We will be working with local Madison artist TetraPakman to create a social demonstration inside the Capitol rotunda. By using up cycled plastic bags to make a sculpture we will be highlighting Wisconsin’s unnecessary dependence on single use plastic and demanding change.

DEMANDS:
·We demand Governor Evers, counties, and municipalities declare a climate emergency for the future of the planet and the State of Wisconsin.

·We demand clean water for every community in the state of Wisconsin regardless of socioeconomic status and demand the protection of Wisconsin water systems, including honoring treaty rights.

·We demand the quality of our air to be protected and prioritized by the state of Wisconsin.

·We demand our public lands and soil be protected from pollutants that can destroy its ability to harbor crops and demand all public lands to be accessible to humans.

·We demand that the state prioritize the transition from fossil fuel-based energy to renewables to both save tax dollars and protect our environment from global warming.

·We demand our agricultural systems are built to last for future growing seasons and ensuring a supportive transition from factory farms (CAFOs) to small and family farms.

·We demand that marginalized communities have access to resources for them to lead a greener lifestyle and refocusing the issue of climate change around marginalized voices.

·We demand that our school systems reflect the sustainable future we need for our youth and demand school boards combat wastefulness in schools.

·We demand the state prioritize the reduction of carbon emissions to slow global warming and to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030.

Please message us with any questions or send inquiries to wisco@youthclimatestrikeus.org. For press inquiries: press@ycatwi.org

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MILWAUKEE

517 E Wisconsin Avenue, 12 NOON

Milwaukee-area students and allies: A strike is being planned in Milwaukee if you aren’t able to make the trip to Madison! Milwaukee Climate Strike!

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Milwaukee, June 9, 2019: Voces joins Milwaukee Pride Parade (MPP)

Voces joins Milwaukee Pride Parade (MPP)

Espanol aca: (English translation below)

El personal y simpatizantes de Voces de la Frontera están felices de unirse con Milwaukee Pride Parade (MPP) y #stonewall50 mientras marchamos en nuestro primer desfile anual de orgullo de MKE. El domingo 9 de junio, nos encantaría que nuestros apoyadores y aliados de VDLF nos animen durante el desfile. Marcharemos en solidaridad con nuestra familia LGBTQIA+. Este es un evento amigable para la familia intentado a promover un ambiente positivo e inclusivo.

El desfile comienza a las 2 pm, sin embargo, aquellos que marchan con Voces se reunirán antes en un punto de reunión lo cual aún tenemos que determinar. Publicaremos actualizaciones a esta página cuando tenemos más información.

https://www.prideparademke.org/ es el sitio web oficial del Milwaukee Pride Parade. La ruta del desfile es en S. 2nd St. en Walker’s Point.

Si desea obtener más información sobre el evento o tiene interés en marchar en el desfile con Voces de la Frontera, comuníquese con la directora de operaciones, Natalia Espina, al 608-422-9116 o operations@vdlf.org

English translation:

The staff and supporters of Voces de la Frontera are happy to join Milwaukee Pride Parade (MPP) and #stonewall50 as we march in our first annual MKE pride parade. On Sunday, June 9, we would love for the many supporters and allies of VDLF to cheer us on during the parade. We will march in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ family. This is a family-friendly event intended to promote a positive and inclusive environment.

The parade begins at 2 pm however those who are marching with Voces will meet earlier at a meeting point yet to be determined. We will post updates to this page as we have it.

https://www.prideparademke.org/ is the official website of Milwaukee Pride Parade. The parade route is on S. 2nd St. in Walker’s Point.

If you would like more information about the event or have interest in marching in the parade with Voces de la Frontera, please contact operations director, Natalia Espina, at 608-422-9116 or operations@vdlf.org

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Waukesha, May 24, 2019: Voces de la Frontera Membership Meeting

Junta de membresía de Waukesha: La lucha sigue por las licencias

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Junta de membresía del capítulo de Waukesha
Cada otro viernes, 6pm
305 E Main St, Waukesha

¡La lucha sigue por las licencias de conducir! Acompáñanos para la próxima junta de membresía de nuestro capítulo de Waukesha. Platicaremos sobre los próximos pasos en la lucha por las licencias después del 1ro de mayo. Tenemos las juntas de membresía cada 2 semanas.
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Waukesha Chapter Membership Meeting
Every other Friday, 6pm
305 E Main St, Waukesha

The fight for driver licenses continues! Join us for the next membership meeting of our chapter in Waukesha! We will discuss next steps in the fight for driver licenses following May 1st. We have membership meetings every other Friday.

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Iranian nation will not bow to bullies: Rouhani

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President Hassan Rouhani asserts that the Iranian nation may be under pressure, but will not “bow its head in the face of bullies.”

Rouhani made the remarks on Tuesday in the country’s northwestern West Azerbaijan Province, where he inaugurated eight developmental projects, including two dams.

“Holding onto premature perceptions, they had thought they would be able to shatter Iran’s grandeur,” he said, adding, however, that “we have been witnessing prosperity across this land every day in this tough time and under sanctions.”

“This is a very decisive response to the White House…and to those who reckon they can make the great nation of Iran buckle under their pressures,” the president noted.

Rouhani underscored how Washington regularly walks back its threats against Iran shortly after issuing them.

“The White House announces that the people of Iran should be wary of an attack: however, [no longer than] two hours later, under pressure from the Pentagon,” the US president declares that Washington was not after launching any attack against Iran,” he said.

“This is the very power of the Iranian nation,” Rouhani stated, noting that the enemies cannot stand the country’s endeavor towards progress and self-reliance.

The US remarkably stoked tensions with Iran last year by leaving a multilateral nuclear agreement with Tehran, and then restoring the sanctions that had been lifted under the deal. The US has also dispatched an aircraft carrier strike group, a bomber taskforce, and an assault ship to the Persian Gulf, citing an alleged likelihood that Iran could target the American interests in the region.

On Monday, US President Donald Trump tweeted, “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran.”

Soon afterwards, though, he downplayed what he has been trumpeting as “Iran’s threat” to the region and the US interests. “We have no indication that anything’s happened to or will happen…,” he claimed.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani addresses the crowd during a trip to the country’s northwestern West Azerbaijan Province on May 21, 2019. (Photo by president.ir)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani addresses the crowd during a trip to the country’s northwestern West Azerbaijan Province on May 21, 2019. (Photo by president.ir)