Some general news for members...... most of this page's material is from articles or reviews submitted for national publication by VFP.
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If you haven’t heard, our state elected an ultra right-wing “Governator”
named Scott Walker last year. His efforts to balance our budget and reduce
the deficit turned into a brutal assault on the middle class. Cuts in health
care, corporate sweetheart contracts and an all out attack on collective
bargaining rights of state workers had tens of thousands of ‘cheese heads’
outraged. In February we took a cue from Cairo and occupied the capitol
building. Members of our chapter such as Chris Kuehnel equated this issue
with our general concern for peace and justice and represented VFP carrying
a sign saying: “Cut Pentagon… Cut Walker … Keep Bargaining Rights”. It was
awesome to eventually see so many irate Badger citizens chanting “THIS IS
WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!”
Sept 2006. VFP Sheboygan now has Official VFP white shirts with black lettering! We are subsidizing the price for members, now only $12 each, so get one soon and show your colors at public events! We have found these shirts to be great discussion starters as well as a way to increase membership. Let Chris know your size and he will get you a shirt!
Sept 2006. VFP Sheboygan will be offering $50 “scholarships” for the first four individuals to request it to attend this November’s SOA Watch. Please let Ed or Tom know if you or someone you know is interested. SOA Watch (School of the Americas) will be November 17th thru 19th at Fort Benning, Georgia. Charter coach bus travel from Milwaukee and 2 nights hotel costs $185 before the $50. Just let them know and we’ll send you a check to assist with expenses! Side note: this year will have extra demonstrations against the recently admitted FBI domestic spying on the peaceful organizing group as a ‘counter terrorism’ activity, whilst overlooking the atrocities committed by the US tax funded graduates.
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