We the People Need to Start Setting the Priorities.

Are you familiar with what a dollar looks like?  Of course.  But would you recognize a billion dollars or a trillion? What A Trillion Dollars Looks Like   Over the last 18 years, the United States has spent $4.9 trillion on  weapons and the military.   When people talk of war, we will be asking:  […]

VA to study whether military toxic exposures [Like PFAS] are tied to veterans cancers, illnesses

McLatchy  | Nov 13, 2019  |  Tara Copp   [First, things that are toxic cause cancer and illness … so duh. ] Support the troops. Ban PFAS and PFOS and the chemicals that are related but have not had thorough long term testing. Corporate profits do not TRUMP human safety. “Veterans groups and their families […]

Comparing Fighter/Bomber Jet Aircraft with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [Drones]

Bradley Geyer, former Staff Sergeant USAF/Wisconsin Air National Guard  |  20 Nov 2019   Why would the US government spend $100 Million to purchase on a F-35 fighter/bomber jet aircraft when a Reaper drone costs around $10 Million? The operating and maintenance costs for the F-35 are over $100 Million in addition to the purchase […]

Truthout: Democrats Back Down From Battle With Defense Department Over PFAS

Truthout  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  Pat Elder   “Back in July, the House of Representatives included an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to force the Environmental Protection Agency to designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) “as hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Superfund law. […]

Community Development Authority Statement on F-35’s for Truax/Madison

CDA Statement on proposed Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown October 16, 2019 Madison’s Community Development Authority (CDA) governs the city’s 857 public and multifamily housing units. The focus of this housing is to “provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.”  Public Housing Purpose and Properties […]

Wild Warner: Advocates of Wildlife and Nature Oppose F-35’s in Madison

Wild Warner,Inc., is a 501.c.3 organization that advocates for the wildlife and natural spaces in Warner Park and our partner city and county parks; for public nature recreation; and for the promotion of nature education for children of all ages as well as the general public. We are opposed to the stationing of F-35 fighter […]

Cap Times: Madison Must Consider Global Implications

Patrick O’Connell  |  guest columnist  |  Nov 9, 2019  | Cap Times    Madison Must Consider Global Implications of F-35 [weapons] “Given that at some point, these new jets will likely find themselves flying overseas, we need to ask ourselves whether or not we’ll approve of all of their future missions. If America enters another […]

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 […]