WI AFL-CIO: Join us on the doors and phones this October and November 2022! Voting Is A Human Right!

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

Union members are talking to fellow union members on the doorstep, over the phone, and at the workplace about the issues that matter most to working families this November. From protecting retirement security, to advancing safety at work, raising wages, combating inflation, protecting our freedom to collectively bargain and more. Wisconsin union members are working to elect pro-worker candidates up and down the ballot who have a plan to prioritize working families while in office.

Get involved with our Labor 2022 voter education and mobilization program today. Sign up at wisaflcio.org/mobilize.

Click here for a schedule of October door-to-door canvasses and phone bank sessions.

Additional times and volunteer opportunities are available. Sign up at wisaflcio.org/mobilize and an organizer will be in touch.

View our list of union-approved candidates on the ballot November 8 here.

Election Day is fast approaching on November 8 and races couldn’t be tighter in Wisconsin. Join our Labor 2022 program today to learn about the issues important to working families as we get out the vote for working people this November.

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

Haiti Action Committee Publishes and Circulating Fanmi Lavalas Statement From the 31st Anniversary of the 1991 Coup D’etat Against Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Haiti Action Committee is honored to publish and circulate this statement from Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization. It was released on the 31st anniversary of the 1991 coup d’etat that overthrew Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and led to a reign of terror throughout the country. Today, the Haitian people are still resisting the same forces that organized that coup. We hope you will read the statement and circulate it widely.

Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization

Press Release

 September 30th, 2022
(unofficial translation by Haiti Action Committee)

September 30th, 1991 – September 30th, 2022: Thirty-one years since the criminal assassins, the enemies of change, organized a coup d’etat against the Haitian people. This was an attempt to destroy their dream for democracy to flourish in the country with peace of mind and peace in the stomach for everyone. On this day of September 30th, 1991, much blood was shed all over the country, especially in popular (working-class) neighborhoods where the anti-change forces massacred more than 5,000 people who had refused to accept this crushing system of exploitation.    

Only seven months after the first free, fair and democratic election the country had ever known, when the people had chosen President Aristide to lead the country, the population was beginning to see the light of change. However, the criminals wanted to keep in place the system of corruption, the system that is established on the exclusion of the majority. September 30th, 1991, they massacred us with firearms, with machetes. To this day, the victims are demanding justice. Since that time, it has been one coup d’etat after another, which has brought about the high cost of living, misery and hunger. Added on to this today are insecurity, gangs and kidnappings– all on top of the high cost of gasoline that threaten to bury us alive.

On the occasion of September 30th, Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization salutes the courage and determination of the Haitian people who are taking a strong stand all over the country to say that the system has come to its end. The people are saying that things must change. The population is rising against insecurity, gangs, massacres, kidnappings, corruption, high cost of living, and the price of gasoline that keeps rising on the backs of the population.

The struggle will never be over until we have blazed the trail with a transition that is a definitive break with this system, by establishing a Government for Public Safety (Sali Piblik). This is what this crisis has made necessary. This is what the population is demanding with determination everywhere in the country.

Mobilize! Mobilize! To bring the system of exclusion to an end. To move forward with a transition and a Government for Public Safety.

Alone we are weak, Together we are strong. All Together WE ARE LAVALAS

Executive Committee of Fanmi Lavalas.
Dr. Maryse Narcisse
M. Joėl Vorbe
Dr. Jean Myrto Julien
Agr. Anthony Dessources

Haiti Action Committee

PO Box 2040

Berkeley,CA 94702





Celebrating 30 years of solidarity with the anti-colonial grassroots struggle for dignity, democracy and self-determination of the Haitian people!

Racist Flyers Distributed in Greendale, WI – Residents Fight Back!

PAGE – People Advocating for Greendale Equity

This morning, people in parts of Greendale awoke to find these racist, white supremacist flyers on their driveways. They include a URL and a QR code leading to a Telegram group from a known white supremacist organization that has distributed similar flyers in other cities (links to news reports from similar actions in the comments).

Whether these were distributed by someone from Greendale or someone from outside, the effect on BIPOC Greendale residents is the same – fear. That fear is made worse by the fact that some white residents reacted to news of this racist act skeptically or flippantly.

PAGE – People Advocating for Greendale Equity

RACIST HATE LIKE THIS IS REAL, IT IS HERE IN GREENDALE, AND IT HARMS PEOPLE. Take it seriously, reject it publicly, and reach out to offer reassurance and assistance to neighbors who might feel less safe as a result of this.

If you find flyers or other materials like this, please report it – to us at PAGE, to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League (both of which organizations track hate group activity), and to local authorities. If this is not what Greendale is, it’s up to all of us to stand up and say: HATE HAS NO HOME HERE.

If you would like to make a visible public statement against this, PAGE will have HATE HAS NO HOME HERE yard signs available for pickup at the Gazebo in Greendale’s historic downtown Monday evening from 6-7. You can also ask about other ways to get involved in PAGE’s work to make Greendale a more welcoming and equitable community.

PAGE – People Advocating for Greendale Equity

Madison, October 8, 2022: Women’s and People’s March – Reproductive Justice NOW!

Event: https://fb.me/e/5MctD8gKp

12 NOON – 3 P.M. – Begin at Library Mall, March to the State Capitol

Today Abortion is 100 percent unavailable in WI because of a 172 year old law that Must Be Repealed! Show the politicians that we will not stand for the status quo. These are our bodies, our lives and it’s our right to decide!SATURDAY, 12:00 AT UW MADISON LIBRARY MALL (parking in the Lake St and State Street parking ramp)