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Town Hall to Tackle Climate Crisis in Wisconsin

Online event sponsored by chapters in Northeast region

Neenah, WI — With the prospect of a new federal approach to addressing climate change, three northeast region chapters of Our Wisconsin Revolution are hosting a Climate Action Town Hall featuring seven speakers on various aspects of the climate crisis and its solutions. 

The town hall will take place Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m. over Zoom and will steam live on our Facebook page. Registration is at

Speakers include:

  • David Barnhill, former director of environmental studies at UW-Oshkosh and founder of Northwoods Climate Action on climate change in Wisconsin
  • Sara Wescott of the Menominee nation on climate action in indigenous communities
  • Sarah Lloyd, president of Columbia County Farmers Union and OWR co-chair, on climate change and agriculture
  • Christina Sedall of Sunrise Appleton on youth climate activism
  • Dan Dieterich of Citizens’ Climate Lobby on carbon fee and dividend
  • Cathy Cowan Becker, OWR northeast regional organizer, on what a Green New Deal could look like
  • Fadhel Kaboub, president of Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and an expert on Modern Monetary Theory on how to pay for a Green New Deal

The Climate Action Town Hall will be introduced by Mike McCabe, executive director of Our Wisconsin Revolution, and moderated by David Williams, leader of OWR’s Fox Valley Chapter who works in the weatherization assistance program for the community action agency Advocap.

The town hall is sponsored by the Fox Valley, Green Bay, and Northwoods chapters of Our Wisconsin Revolution, but presentations will be relevant to the entire state. 

WHAT: Climate Action Town Hall, with seven speakers on the climate crisis and its solutions

WHEN: Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m. 

WHERE: On Zoom and livestreamed to the Our Wisconsin Revolution Facebook page. Registration is at

WHO: Fox Valley, Green Bay, and Northwoods chapters of Our Wisconsin Revolution

About Our Wisconsin Revolution

Our Wisconsin Revolution is an independent social justice organization working to make both our economy and our government a true democracy — of, by and for the people. We work in four issue areas: restoring a real democracy, creating an economy that works for all of us, ensuring quality public goods and services, and enacting fair taxes. Our formation was inspired by Bernie Sanders’ run for president in 2016 and is part of a national movement supporting a new generation of progressive leaders and empowering millions to fight for transforming our political and economic systems to be responsive to the needs of working families.