11/14 Radio Program: Fact Finding Mission – Alder Rebecca Kemble & Journalist Dylan Brogan.

WORT 89.9FM Radio  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  Allen Ruff – Host of A Public Affair Listen Live – A Public Affair   Find the show in the archives Thursday, November 14, noon – 1:00pm Allen Ruff hosts Alder Rebecca Kemble & Dylan Brogan. Brogan reported in Isthmus on the fact-finding mission to Burlington, Vermont where the […]

Flight of the Discords: Military Industrial Complex Bullies [Harpers]

Harper’s Magazine  |  Jun 6, 2013  |  Andrew Cockburn HEART OF EMPIRE – The Harper’s Blog Flight of the Discords The military–industrial–congressional complex bullies the F-35 Lightning II into Burlington “Before Dwight Eisenhower delivered his famous farewell address on January 17, 1961, the text of his speech warned of the threat posed by the “military–industrial–congressional complex.” But […]

PFAS Pollution from Truax: Emerson East Neighborhood Association of Madison

Dear elected representatives, [listed below] The Emerson East neighborhood in Madison is nearby the Truax Airfield, the major known source of PFAS (per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances) in the Madison area. Before Well 15 was taken offline in March 2019, the Emerson East neighborhood received up to 20% of our drinking water from that well. […]

Opposition to F-35s: Emerson East Neighborhood Association of Madison

Dear Mr. Ramon Ortiz and elected representatives, [listed below] The Emerson East Neighborhood Association is dedicated to improving our area as a place to live, work and recreate, with an emphasis on social and environmental sustainability. Our neighborhood association recently voted unanimously to oppose the siting of F-35A fighter jets in Madison, Wisconsin. All the […]

American Federation of Teachers – Wisconsin – No F35

The American Federation of Teachers – Wisconsin (AFT-W) passed the following resolution at their convention on Oct. 29, 2017. Resolution:                No F-35 Fighter Plane – Education Instead Resolved, AFT-Wisconsin demands a “just transition” including full re-employment for F-35 and other defense workers with comparable wages and benefits as a priority, and be […]

The Environmental Impact of F-35’s at Truax – Our Press Conference Nov 4

Safe Skies Clean Water Press Conference Please Join Us Monday Morning – Nov. 4 @ 10 AM   We will be highlighting all of our work commenting on the Air Force’s draft EIS on the F-35A deployment. A representative of Physicians for Social Responsibility will also speak about their concerns with the F-35. You may […]

“This is the kind of Neighborhood Money Cannot Buy”: S. Burlington VT Residents Share Their Experiences with Fighter Jets

Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative  |  Oct 31, 2019   |  WCMCoop  WCMCoop accepts donations  please consider supporting citizen journalism   On October 24, 2019 a delegation of elected officials and community leaders from Madison, WI spoke with residents of the Chamberlain neighborhood in S. Burlington, VT about their experiences with VT Air National Guard (VTANG) fighter jets […]

Opposition Statement from the Wisconsin Greens

https://www.wisconsingreenparty.org  |  Sep 25, 2019  |  Dave Schwab, Co-Chair WI Green Party   WI Greens: No F-35s in Madison!   Friday November 1st is the deadline to submit public comments in opposition to the proposed addition of 18 F-35 multirole combat aircraft to Truax Field in Madison. The Wisconsin Green Party’s position is that the proposed F-35 […]

Sustainable Madison Committee, City of Madison, Response to USAF Environmental Impact Statement

 October 30, 2019  |  Sustainable Madison Committee  |  City of Madison    To: Ramon Ortiz, 35A EIS Project Manager From: City of Madison, Sustainable Madison Committee  RE: FR#2018-02468   We, the members of the Sustainable Madison Committee, a committee that takes a leadership role in the promotion of sustainability for the City of Madison, the […]

Rep. Chris Taylor takes Madison team to Vermont to learn about F-35s

The Wisconsin Examiner   |  Oct 28, 2019  |  Ruth Conniff   Residents compare notes on planes’ impact on communities Link to original article in Wisconsin Examiner   Donate to Wisconsin Examiner “A group of community leaders led by Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) flew to Burlington, Vermont, last week to see firsthand how a community that […]