Resolution before County Committees April 13 & 14: register/speak

This week two committees will consider a County Resolution opposing the F-35s and calling for PFAS clean-up. Please take a couple minutes to register on the below items, and feel free to share. Sharing with those around Dane County is greatly encouraged.    1) Before 5pm tomorrow, Tuesday, 4/13, click here to register in support of Res-548 […]

Bombardment of Hearing is Unethical: Stop the US Government

Richard Joseph of Cancel the F-35   26 February 2021 Cancel the F-35 is from James Marc Leas. Richard: (I asked  Roger A Boshes MD PhD, Professor, Harvard Medical School who has spent a lifetime studying the human  brain, to comment on the effect on children of repeated exposure to high decibel military jet noise. His […]

People who live here: Stop F-35s from destroying our neighborhood

This Air National Guard base is incompatible for residential use. It’s time we tell them to leave. All are welcome to sign on to our Eken letter here. Dear Editor: In April, our neighborhood learned that we face a bleak future — one that will disproportionately impact those of us who are people of color, […]

Sign the letter: Eken Park Resists the F-35 Jets & Military Industrial Complex

If you’d like to learn more,or sign on in support… please be in touch with Eken Park Resistance at ekenparkresistance@gmail.com     Link to —>  Eken Park Resistance Letter Dear Community Leaders, In April, our neighborhood learned that we face a bleak future––one that will disproportionately impact those of us who are people of color, low […]

News Release – North and Eastside State Legislative Candidates Respond to Safe Skies Clean Water Questionnaire; Oppose F-35 Jets at Truax Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020 North and Eastside State Legislative Candidates Respond to Safe Skies Clean Water Questionnaire; Oppose F-35 Jets at Truax Field Responding to a questionnaire from Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, most candidates for the State Legislature in districts surrounding Dane County Airport are opposed to the stationing of F-35 fighter […]

Uncle Sam: clean up your mess

Wisconsin State Journal  |  27 May 2020  |  Brad Geyer I live next to the Truax Field military base in Madison. The U.S. government has poisoned the water and should clean it up. The federal government plans to spend more than $50 million to expand the base. It plans to bring in a squadron of […]

PFAS, COVID and potential environmental racism

The draft environmental impact study acknowledged that there will be “significant disproportionate impacts to low-income and minority populations as well as children.”  Although much of the US government is phasing out fluorine based firefighting foam use,  due to having jets with composite bodies like the Lockheed Martin F-35, the fluorine based foams will continue to be […]

Decision to base F-35s in Madison ignores public health concerns

The Cap Times  |  29 April 2020  |  Bruce Barrett and Paula Rogge   original letter    “Today we are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Our federal, state and local government officials have been working hard to contain the pandemic, and the public has followed social distancing instructions to “flatten the curve” until effective testing, […]

Miskimen: Oppose F-35’s that are ineffective, dangerous, too expensive and they pollute

Dear Alders: I have contacted my alder Patrick Heck and others about opposing the F-35 plans at Truax. Especially in this time of Covid-19, we appreciate the vital work of the Air National Guard and the 115th Fighter Wing. It’d be preferable to so many of us, that these resources be put towards missions that […]

Janet Parker: Mayor Rhodes-Conway has taken the right stance on F-35s

The Cap Times  |  9 April 2020  |  Janet Parker, guest columnist The Air Force may make a decision on where to base the F-35 fighter planes as soon as this week. Last week, our City Council went on record with strong opposition to basing F-35s at Truax Field here in Madison. The vote to […]