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WFU calls for national effort to address racism, systemic oppression

Darin VonRuden
June 2, 2020

The killing of Minnesota resident George Floyd – the latest instance in a long and disturbing history of systemic oppression towards people of color – underscores the urgent need for racial justice and equity in America, according to Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU).

WFU calls for national effort to address racism, systemic oppression

June 1, 2020

The killing of Minnesota resident George Floyd – the latest instance in a long and disturbing history of systemic oppression towards people of color – underscores the urgent need for racial justice and equity in America, according to Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU).

Jeff Smith - Be the Change We Need

State Sen. Jeff Smith
June 1, 2020

In the months since Wisconsin has been impacted by COVID-19, we’ve all thought about the day that our lives will begin to return to normal. It’s an understandable thought to have. After all, the pandemic has forced us to make changes in nearly every aspect of our lives.

 

But this calls into question, what does “normal” really mean?

 

Jeff Smith - Disappointment and Opportunity

Senator Jeff Smith
May 18, 2020

Disappointment and opportunity may not always belong in the same sentence, but when addressing conflicts they often work together. We can be disappointed, but we have to consider the opportunity before us to move forward and be better.

 

This is how I felt about last week’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision to lift the Safer at Home order. Although we’re left feeling disappointed, we must consider the opportunities ahead to get through this crisis.

 

Jeff Smith - The Importance of Being Prepared

Senator Jeff Smith
May 11, 2020

As we become responsible adults we are faced with many decisions that can affect our future and the future of our families. We choose a career, decide where we work and how to prepare for retirement. We may choose a life partner, start a family, move and continue to make important decisions because, after all, we’re responsible to prepare our children to be independent.

 

Republican legislators and business owners discuss opening up Wisconsin

May 7, 2020

This morning #282828; font-family: Montserrat; background-color: initial;">Rep. Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer) was joined by Rep. Treig Pronschinske (R-Mondovi), Rep. Jesse James (R-Altoona), Sen. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) and business leaders Loopy Kleich, owner of Loopy's; Sara Nelson, owner of Shear Style in Bloomer and Bruce Mlsna, CEO of River Country Coop. There is a link below to the Facebook Live event as recorded by WQOW television.

Kent State

Kent State Massacre

Ohio- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

May 4, 2020

For those of us of a certain age, the events of fifty years ago today are vivid. I was ending my junior year in High School, worrying about the draft, worrying about heading off to college in a year, and worried about a gazillion other things. It was a trying time, although I suppose when you are 17 everything is trying. 

Jeff Smith - Connecting during crisis

State Senator Jeff Smith
May 4, 2020

Think about it – thanks to technology it’s possible to do so much from the nearest Wi-Fi location during this global pandemic. Some people can work from home or have a video call with their loved ones, and children can get their lessons from their teacher. Folks feeling ill, or dealing with a health condition, can use telehealth to meet with a medical professionals.

WFU responds to declaration of meatpackers as critical infrastructure

Wisconsin Farmers Union Logo
May 2, 2020