The Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives are opposed to F-35 jets in Madison. The proposed placement of jets in an urban area is a horrible idea. The jets would pose health and safety dangers for Dane County residents while increasing air and water pollution in our shared environment. In addition, the jets are designed to carry nuclear weapons; Madison has established itself as a nuclear-free zone since 1983. The jets have had five crashes in five years. We do not want the next F-35 disaster to be in Dane County. The region’s economic engine should not come from jets but from bolstering sustainable clean energy, education, and health care.