It's time for all people and groups who have an interest in clean and abundant water to join forces! Water is the common ground among the frac sand, mining, pipelines, high capacity wells, and CAFO grass-roots groups in Wisconsin and we believe that it's long past time for a Citizen's Water Lobby in Wisconsin.
A number of grass-roots groups around WI are planning a Citizen's Water Lobby Day in Madison on February 8th as the first step in unifying our voices and strategically focusing on what we need -- elected officials who are willing to stand up and fight for our rights to clean water.
The event will be held in room 412 East (the Joint Committee on Finance room) at the State Capitol from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Speakers from various groups (CAFOs, fracking, piplelines, mines, high-capacity wells) will share their experiences with the many threats to water in Wisconsin and why we need to unite to demand change in Madison.
Although we will be connecting with all state officials and inviting them and encouraging their attendance on February 8th, we strongly encourage each of you to contact your State Representatives and do the same. Hearing from voting constituents is much more powerful than a random email sent on behalf of an organization. Here's a listing of the contact information for all the Senators and Representatives in Madison. Please schedule a meeting in advance of our event on February 8th.
A generous donor from the Concerned Rome Citizen’s group in the Central Sands region has offered to pay for six charter buses to get citizens from around Wisconsin to Madison. Reservation form is here: https://goo.gl/forms/NdrVA9TkmVQQlcht1. Let’s fill the buses!
Finally, please sign and share our petition demanding responsible water policy from our elected officials in Madison. It's an 18-month long legislative session and it's important they know where their constituents stands when it comes to clean and abundant water in Wisconsin. Link to the petition is here: https://goo.gl/forms/hFo2HNke3xZZNgqg2