Madison, WI - On Wednesday there will be a public speak-out at the Capitol on Scott Walker’s proposed SB-1 mining legislation, which if passed, would allow mining companies to poison Wisconsin water and land without retribution. The Bad River Tribe, other Indigenous Tribes, and activist organizations around the state have stepped up and organized to contact politicians and show up Wednesday to speak-out about why SB-1 is bad for Wisconsinites. An Idle No More event “Silent No More: No Mines, No Way” is scheduled to take place at 5:30 at the Lady Forward Statue on the Capitol grounds, where the Overpass Light Brigade (OLB) will also be present to shine messages of solidarity with groups opposed to the bill.
One week ago the OLB (an affiliation of volunteer activist groups that use LED letters to spell out messages on pedestrian overpass bridges around the country) joined another Idle No More event (Solidarity Peace Rally) also organized by the Bad River Tribe and other Indigenous groups of Wisconsin at the Capitol, where the messages “WATER IS LIFE” “HONOR THE TREATIES” “PROTECT THE EARTH” and “IDLE NO MORE” were held throughout the night by individual letter holders. Come out Wednesday and speak-out and/or spell out your opposition to this horrible bill.
Check out our video from OLB’s last trip to Madison below!