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Our Wisconsin Revolution Participates in Demonstration Against Foxconn


CONTACT: Grace Wagner, OWR Communications Director,
June, 28th 2018

Mount Pleasant, WI— In anticipation of President Trump’s arrival for the Foxconn groundbreaking in Mount Pleasant, Our Wisconsin Revolution along with over 30 other partner organizations will participate in a rally and peaceful protest.

WHO: Our Wisconsin Revolution along with over 30 other coalition organizations
WHAT: Operation: Shake the Ground – A protest against the Foxconn groundbreaking
WHEN: Thursday, June 28th 2018, 12pm – 2pm
WHERE: Smolinski Park – 438 S Stuart Rd, Mt Pleasant, WI 53406

“We are standing in solidarity with the landowners, both in Mount Pleasant, where their property has been illegally defined as “blighted,” and in Somers, where acres and acres of privately owned homes and farmland have been re-designated from ‘protected farmland’ to ‘commercial/Industrial use’ in preparation for Foxconn,” said Esther Roberts, an Our Wisconsin Revolution Board Member. “These hardworking, tax-paying, community involved Wisconsin families are being forcibly displaced without fair compensation to make room for a foreign company with a history of employee abuse and an environmental track record that threatens our natural resources. Foxconn has already been promised 3 billion dollars in tax breaks, that 3 billion will become a burden to bear for Wisconsinites all around the state. Our Wisconsin Revolution stands with property owners, supports the fair treatment of workers and believes that every Wisconsinite has a right to clean air and clean water. That is why we are standing up in peaceful protest against Foxconn.”

Our Wisconsin Revolution will participate, officially, in the events that take place at Smolinski Park and has specifically reserved space in the Pavilion from noon to 2 pm. After 2 pm OWR will be vacating the premises. OWR applauds the efforts of all the partnering coalition groups and individuals who are participating in protests against the current administration. Our Wisconsin Revolution continues to focus on Foxconn, supporting the local property owners, protecting our environment (especially water) and the fair treatment of workers.

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Our Wisconsin Revolution is an independent, statewide, membership-driven, grassroots, democratic-popular organization that aims to take Wisconsin back from corporate interests and make it of, by and for the people.

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