Eye on Wisconsin

Across the state, organizations, communities, and individuals are working for a brighter, cleaner, more equitable Wisconsin. Communicating viewpoints, sharing ideas, opportunities for action, and working collaboratively is central to moving Wisconsin forward.

A farewell message from Dee Sweet, Native Vote Manager

By: Denise Sweet

Dec. 11, 2023 – Dee says goodbye after years building the Wisconsin Native Vote program into what it is today.

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Enough talk, it’s time to protect Wisconsin’s water from PFAS

By: Peter Burress

Nov. 7, 2023 – There’s money and proposed legislation to address contamination, but a “poison pill” in the bill is only good for polluters.

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It’s time for true protections for the Native vote

By: Denise Sweet

Nov. 5, 2023 – Congress must pass the Native American Voting Rights Act for the seventh generation

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The Month of the Freezing Moon (November) is Native American Heritage Month

By: Denise Sweet

Nov. 3, 2023 – The many myths that surround the Thanksgiving holiday are often painful and can also be triggering for some Native people.

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We launched our clean energy canvass to talk about President Biden’s Affordable Clean Energy Plan

By: Seth Hoffmeister

Oct. 25, 2023 – We plan to knock on 80,000 doors and have 15,000 conversations about President Biden's Affordable Clean Energy Plan.

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Students speak for the Manoomin (wild rice)

May 25, 2023 – Students from the Menominee Tribal School make an impact on Conservation Lobby Day

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Thank you for supporting Conservation Lobby Day.

May 17, 2023 – You’re building a powerful and inclusive movement to create a healthy environment for future generations.

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Do not abandon hope – climate solutions are possible

By: Kerry Schumann

May 13, 2023 – Executive Director Kerry Schumann makes the case for recommitting to citizen action.

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Cheryl Nenn has spent her life protecting the water. Our work wouldn’t be possible without her partnership.

Feb. 28, 2023 – For 20 years, Cheryl Nenn has studied the Milwaukee River Basin, learned about its species and how people use the water, and worked to clean up the pollution in the water.

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Conservation Voters endorsed candidates gain 70 local seats

May 6, 2022 – 70 Wisconsin Conservation Voters endorsed candidates won their seats on boards and councils across the state on in the spring election.

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The 2019-20 Conservation Scorecard

Sept. 8, 2020 – You care about Wisconsin, do your legislators? Read what they did (or didn't do) last legislative session.

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In the plume: Kayla Furton's PFAS story

Oct. 21, 2020 – A mom from the town of Peshtigo, Kayla moved back to her childhood home four years ago to raise her children. Recently, she discovered that her well was polluted.

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Support these organizations that work against racism

By: Kerry Schumann

June 11, 2020 – We're giving $500 to organizations we're proud to work with – organizations that are confronting racial justice issues through direct support, by dismantling systemic racism, and by making political change. Will you join us?

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As climate change drives flooding, Wisconsin tribes face hard choices

Jan. 2, 2019 – NPR examines how climate change has affected the northern community of Odanah, home to thousands of members of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa.

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Dane County's innovative renewable energy policies and programs cut carbon – and costs

Jan. 2, 2019 – Local communities like Dane County and Eau Claire are dedicated to renewable energy through policy, practice, and innovation.

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Our Lands, Our Vote

Jan. 14, 2019 – Our national public lands are under attack like never before. Wisconsin Conservation Voters is working with organizations across the country to protect our national monuments and parks.

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Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism's Failure at the Faucet project

Jan. 14, 2019 – In an award-winning project called Failure at the Faucet the center shined an unprecedented spotlight on the drinking water crisis in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Democracy Campaign: Dairy Business Association is an Influence Peddler of the Month

Jan. 14, 2019 – The Dairy Business Association (DBA), which was created in 1999 and is based in Green Bay, is run by agri-business and large dairy interests that support looser agriculture and environmental regulations and enforcement.

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