May 26, 2005

David Giffey to Speak

Davidgiffey On Memorial Day, May 30 from 11am to 2pm, join us downtown in James Madison park in commemoration of the veterans of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War.  We will meet at the Valb Monument.

David Giffey, the featured speaker, will speak on counter recruitment.  Giffey is an accomplished artist and a veteran of the Vietnam War. His major projects in Wisconsin include murals at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Aldo Leopold school, Door County Community Auditorium, Boys and Girls Club of Dance County, Bethel Horizons, Black Earth State Bank, and the mourning dove effigy mound at the Highground memorial. His photo exhibit Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin is frequently on display around the state. His publications include The People's Stories of South Madison.

John Nichols will be the Master of Ceremonies.  Hot coffee and cold drinks will be provided.

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May 23, 2005

"Opt-in" - Family Privacy Protection Act

Please contact your representative in the U.S. House and either ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 551 or thank them for doing so if they already have.
H.R. 551 was introduced by Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) and would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and would basically reverse the current "opt-out" status quo.  This bill, known as the Family Privacy Protection Act, would require that parents consent in writing BEFORE their child's name, address, and phone number are released to military recruiters.
This bill would be a major boon to counter-recruiting efforts!  No Wisconsin Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors. Please take action ASAP!

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May 22, 2005

Counter Recruitment

Counter Recruitment is a grassroots movement that has grown out of public concern about military expansion in this time of war.   Central to the counter recruitment effort is the action to protect high school students from the high pressure salesmanship and deceptive tactics used by military recruiters faced with enlistment quotas.   

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