Make your voice heard:
UNA-WI Strategy meeting in Johnson creek on June 15, 2013
When: Saturday, June 15, 2013 10 am - 2 pm
Where: At Hi-Way Harry's Steakhouse, 710 Glovers Lane, Johnson Creek.
Located on I-94 at Hyw 26
between Milwaukee and Madison.
Please RSVP to Sam Romano firstname.lastname@example.org before June 10th. Need more info or have ideas for our agenda in the meantime? Please contact John L. Quinlan at John.L.Quinlan@gmail.com or 608-213-8409.
Click link below to download Board President John Quinlan's Invitation letter to the gathering
This link will take you to our national site. Wisconsin residents will be asked to choose a specific chapter. Scroll to the end of the lists for options, and choose Dane County, Milwaukee, or Waukesha, if you live in these areas. All others should choose the "Wisconsin Division" option.
Thanks to all who made our March 3rd event a great success!
UNA WI DIVISION, UNA-DANE, AND UNA-MILWAUKEE HONORed THE LEGACY
OF SENATOR GEORGE MCGOVERN as a special UN Ambassador
who worked to eliminate hunger worldwide
ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013 AT A
LUNCHEON attended by 240 People from all Over Wisconsin
IN MADISON'S MONONA TERRACE CONVENTION CENTER
FORMER CONGRESSMAN DAVID OBEY gives a stirring KEYNOTE ADDRESS;
and other highlights of the day's events, including video
He is the father of longtime UNA-Wisconsin and UNA-Milwaukee leader, Susan McGovern.
THANKS to those of you who attended our UNA Luncheon on March 3rd, honoring Senator McGovern. Organizing for the event was led by UNA-Dane County, and co-sponsored by UNA-Milwaukee and UNA-Wisconsin Division. A special thanks to the many folks who traveled to Madison from greater Milwaukee and all around the state.
There were over 230 participants at this event at Monona Terrace in Madison We were inspired by the opening words from Senator Tammy Baldwin and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. Our Global Citizen Award recipients reminded us of all the development work that is going on across the globe, and how much more there is to do. And our keynote speaker, former US Representative David Obey gave us the statistics we need to understand the growing disparity between the rich and poor, and why we honor George McGovern as we work to expose this injustice - and struggle to turn this trend around. Thanks, too, for all others who have supported this event with your donations and notes of support for the work going on now in our state with the UNA member groups.
Some highlighted photos are displayed above, and more will be posted shortly, along with further details of the day's events. If you missed the event, video of the day's program, courtesy of Madison's City Channel, can be found off of the link below.
See also this article about Sen. McGovern on the webpage of the national UNA:
Link to "Honoring a Multilateralist"
Sen. McGovern's Oct. 26th Memorial Service is now archived on C-SPAN:
Link to "George McGovern Memorial Service"
Madison's City Channel Provides ONLIne Video Coverage of our mcgovern tribute EVent
Slideshow of highlights from George McGovern's Life
George mcGovern remembered on WORT's "A Public Affair," FEb. 25, 2013
Susan McGovern and GAry Shellman share their thoughts at the luncheon Followed by audience time of sharing
two wisconsin perspectives:
dEcember 2012 senate vote on UN Treaty for people with disabilities
Please check out these two highly contrasting pieces from the Sunday, December 9, 2012 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial pages.
This excellent piece written by the Journal Sentinel editorial page editors:
Contrasted with Senator Ron Johnson's highly-disappointing broad brush condemnation of this treaty, and of the UN's role in the world overall:
UNA-Wisconsin President John Quinlan's letter-to-the editor on the subject, which was published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel at the request of the paper's editorial director, after seeing it originally on Facebook:
Our Amazingly prescient Pre-election conversation about presidential
and WI US Senate candidate stands on foreign policy
with Amitabh Pal, managing editor of the Progressive Magazine,
and Author of "islam means peace"
conference call dialogues on issues related to foreign policy and the US role in
the UN. This October 27, 2012 call features a half hour Q and A with Amitabh
Pal, the managing editor of The Progressive Magazine and author of "'Islam'
Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today."
UNA-WI is a proud member of the 170 Member-plus coalition
The Wisconsin network for peace and justice (WNPJ)
Highlights from Oct. 27th Annual Assembly of WNPJ in Milwaukee
Featured Archived AUDIO-- Professor Joe Elder leads a statewide WI conference call dialogue on the UN and Middle East
Click here to listen to this fascinating and highly interactive 90 minute discussion on the consideration of Palestinian statehood by the UN, from 10/1/11, including questions about UNESCO funding by the US, and other hot topics, with several dozen call participants from around Wisconsin. These calls will be a regular monthly event in 2012-13.
Featured Archived Video--
Highlights of UNA-WI at June 2012 national UNA ANNUal MEETING in Washington, DC
Including "Member Only" links to Toolkits on Fundraising, Communications, Education, and Other Chapter/Division Resource Topics