Monday, August 6, 2012

In Wisconsin: A Loud NO! to Drones

No Drones Wisconsin, with the help of our replica reaper drone from Nick Mottern at Know Drones, is holding, at minimum, a weekly educational outreach and protest somewhere within the state of Wisconsin every Saturday. On Saturday August 4, we were in Madison at the farmers market, one of the largest in the country; around 20,000 people attend the market every Saturday.

Next week we will be at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee -- join us!

We have attended two other events since obtaining the drone, Farmers Market and Maxwell Street Days in Madison, and the giant Air Venture 2012 EAA Fly-in at Oshkosh.

We are handing out two "Occucards": #11 about drone attacks, and #4 on the military industrial complex.

In addition, Joy First and Bonnie Block, plus others, have been holding monthly vigils at Volk Field where they fly the Shadow 200. The most recent Volk Field vigil was on July 24, and we hope to expand that monthly vigil with a lot more attendees.

Going forward, we are starting to ratchet up support for a drone ban in Madison, Dane County, and the State of Wisconsin. Drone use for tracking and surveillance was recently upheld in court, and this is likely to open the floodgates for the further use of drones, curtailing more of our liberties.