Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NO Sulfide Mining in WI - STOP SB395

Republicans in Madison are trying to open Northern WI up to toxic sulfide mining and do away with critical groundwater protections. They introduced SB395 (read the bill here) last week and the State Senate is already holding its public hearing Thurs 9/7 in Ladysmith.

Learn about SB395 & Sulfide Mining
Wed 9/6 @ 7pm - Barron City Hall (map)
Kate Beaton from WI League of Conservation Voters will lead a discussion at Barron County Indivisible's monthly meeting.

Thurs 9/7 @ 9am - Ladysmith High School (map)
WI State Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry is holding a Hearing on SB395 (hearing notice) and will take testimony from members of the public. Go and tell them that clean water is more important than a few temporary jobs.

Here's the bottom line: EVERY Sulfide Mine in history has polluted groundwater. Proponents of SB395 are holding up the Flambeau Mine near Ladysmith as a model of "safe, responsible mining" ...but it's only "safe" because most of the highly toxic groundwater has remained on-site so far. And a stream just south of the mine site is on the DNR's impaired waters list due to acute zinc and copper toxicity.

For more info, check out:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tons of Great Events Coming Up!

Check our Calendar often for the latest!

Wed., 8/30 @ 5:15pm
Shell Lake Community Center (map)

Great opportunity to meet Sen. Baldwin and hear about what she’s working on --like lowering the Medicare age to 55-- and how you can get involved.

Space is limited!
Please Click Here to reserve your spot.

Thurs., 8/24 @ 7:00pm
Shell Lake Community Center (map)

Director of the WI Democracy Campaign, former Editor of The Progressive, freqent guest on WPR.

Don't miss this important discussion entitled "Democracy at Risk in Wisconsin & Washington."

More info on Facebook. Hosted by area Indivisible Groups.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dana Wachs in Rice Lake - Thurs 8/17

The Democratic Party of Barron County is pleased to welcome...

Dana Wachs
Assembly Representative
& Candidate for Governor

Thurs., Aug. 17th @ 7PM
WEAC Region #1 Building
16 W. John St., Rice Lake (map)

Many of you already know Dana from his work representing Eau Claire in the State Assembly and his strong support of Democratic candidates in our area.

He just formally kicked off his candidacy for governor on August 7th, and we're thrilled to be one of his first stops on the campaign trail.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

We're at the Barron County Fair!

Stop by our booth at the Barron County Fair!

...look for the giant inflatable Donkey.

Enter to WIN a $25 Gas Card!

Pick up stylish a Barron County Democrats T-Shirt, Trucker Hat, or Pin.

...and sign our petition to get Big Money out of Politics!