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Author: Susan Ruggles

Hundreds of Wisconsinites brave snow and bitter cold to participate in Women’s March

About 700 people came out one day after a snowstorm to rally at the state Capitol in Madison for the third annual Wisconsin Women’s March on January 19. Event organizers reported that attendees gathered at the same location where two years ago more than 75,000 people showed up after the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump. This time the group endured bitterly cold temperatures while listening to speakers who highlighted the need for progressive legislation, and greater awareness of social problems The rally, The March for 2019 was called the “Women’s Wave” and was one of many held...

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Thousands March in Waukesha against Sheriff Severson’s 287g plan for Immigration Enforcement

Over ten thousand people from Milwaukee and across Wisconsin marched in Waukesha on May 1 as part of A Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants, a statewide general strike and protest. Marchers demanded that Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson not turn his deputies into ICE agents through the 287g program. Across the United States, dozens of cities held marches to protest the Trump Administration’s unlawful crackdown on immigrant communities. “The 287g program is part of Trump’s white nationalist plan to divide working people and implement a cruel mass deportation program targeting people of color, immigrants and refugees,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive...

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