Clean Air: A basic right of all citizens!
With clean air, we are free of air-borne pollution. Our lungs are designed for a mix of air that keeps us able functiion at a high standard as our bodies were designed. When our access to clean air is diminished due to pollution from industrial sources, or air-borne diseases, our rights are violated. As citizens we have the right to insist on communities free of polluted air which can shorten life-spans, initiate chronic breathing problems associated with air pollution, and restrict or curtail our access to basic freedoms such as being active in daily chores, our work, our community.
Industrial activities known to limit healthy breathing of communities due to the pollution the industry generates and permits to enter our shared airways:
Silica Sand mining and processing, and hauling.
Agricultural practices such as insecticide spraying, fertilizer spreading & spraying.
Smog production by intensity of roadway traffic.
This audio program is over one and one-half hours of short story, true story and poetry readings by local authors hosted by StageNorth in Washburn, WI, on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The readings were broadcast live by Wisconsin Public Radio and recorded by local radio station WRNC FM 97.7, Northland College, Ashland, WI. Clicking on the beautiful picture of the Penokees will take you to the radio station where you can listen to the program!
Mike Wiggins explains the threat to us all when corporations discredit career scientists whose whole professional careers have focused on examining the characteristics of the land forms, the minerals, the ecology of a certain section of our planet. In this case, the Penokee Region. The iron-mining company is claiming it knows more and has better scientists than the ones who have been focusing on the region their whole professional lives! Listen to Mike explain what is at stake with the disinformation pouring out or Gogebic's corporate expressions: The region is being put a risk by a campaign of lies: Thanks for watching and learning!
This short documentary film (not quite 6 minutes long) is on frac sand mining in west central Wisconsin. It talks about the impact of transportation issues (truck and train traffic), air quality (silica dust) and the relationship between "fracking" in the east and west and the sand mining in Wisconsin. Major speakers include: Pat Popple from Chippewa Falls and Heather Andersen from Bloomer. Click on the movie picture below to be taken to YouTube to watch this short film. Click on the back arrow when you are done to return to this window.
Check out this link to either purchase or stream for free (honor system for those of limited means) the 2014 update to the highly regarded 2012 documentary Koch Brothers Exposed - now titled Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition.
Click on the movie picture below to be taken to Brave New Films site where you can read more and make your choice! Click on the back arrow when you are done to return to this window. The movie is 56 minutes long!
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What is the threat of the KXL Pipeline to those whose land it crosses, whose land it borders, whose watershed it will destroy if it has a leak? Listen to the remarkable Faith Spotted Eagle as she testifies to the State Department, April 18, 2013. This is not 'old news', it is the reason for the Cowboys and Indians encampment on the Capitol Mall, Washington,D.C. this week, April 22 through May 1st, 2014. Faith Spotted Eagle whom you will see testifying to the State Department was present at the RejectProtect.org Cowboys and Indians encampment on the Capitol Mall. She is a principal non-violent protester and stateswoman representing the spirit of the group bringing their heartfelt protest to the White House. After the YouTube video excerpt of her speech, please wait a moment. A screen will appear with clickable blocks that will show you more info on the Tar-Sands mining, Frack mining and consequences we must know about. Thanks for watching. Please pass this on by commenting, facebook sharing and tweeting!
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Click on the picture (and turn your sound on) to see and hear this video about global warming through the eyes of the world's children!
Concerned, caring citizens group in northeastern Dane County WI-DeForest Area Progressives-come join us!
We are a great local group of Wisconsin progressives from the DeForest, Windsor, and Vienna area just north of Madison, WI. We are also part of the Wisconsin Grassroots Network. As a part of this larger network, we collaborate with other local groups of various types: widespread similar community grassroots groups, specific focus allied groups and national groups.
Our members and visitors emerge from those groups to teach and partner with each other. It is fulfilling, fun, and exciting to be connected with so many wonderful progressive citizens! A large proportion of our activities focus on participating in our community, county and state affairs. How we live and value the world around us is a strong aspect of bringing us all together. We do this in an effort to preserve and carry forward the traditional values of Wisconsin's history initiated by Senator Bob LaFollette! We really have fun while we take on projects and activities.
If you would like to know more about us, you are always welcome at our meetings:
Every Monday evening, 6:00pm.
Location to be announced each week by midweek.
Because we value community participation in our group,
here are our participation values:
- You are always welcome. There are no attendance frequency rules.
- No dues.
- Arrive when you can and leave when you need to.
- Our meetings last approx 90 minutes.
- We welcome and respect all points of view.
- There are no party affiliation requirements. Please note that Senator LaFollette was a Republican.
- We make freedom-valued action-decisions by consensus.
- We enjoy socializing with each other and build regular social nights into meeting schedules.
- We learn about issues affecting community,state, nation.
- We examine issues from the perspective of how they affect the freedoms we value.
- We take action on issues based on the goal of preserving and enhancing our freedoms.
- We want to have fun while serving our community.
- Our strongest focus is on what is happening in our community, County and State.
- We promote community education by offering events that advise and encourage participation in community,county, state and national citizenship.
- On this website you will find Grassroots Community Groups, Specific Focus Groups, Regional and National Associations we respect and often collaborate with.
- We endorse no political candidates because of their party affiliation.
- We will 'support' candidates we believe will protect and further progressive values.
The last two statements are not rules but show how we take action when we are well-informed and reach consensus.
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Exciting Upcoming Events are found by clicking the Calendar Tab on the top of website.