Saturday, November 11, 2023
Metropolis Resort and Conference Center, 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Ron Brantsner and Susan Tully speakers
Please see flyers below for details
UPDATE! Please thank U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany
UPDATE and ACTION ITEM! Message from Eau Claire

Monday evening at 5:30 p.m., there will be a demonstration outside of the L.E. Phillips Library, 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire. There is a mall outside the library which can be prominently viewed from the third floor of the library where the meeting will take place. There is a parking garage one block southeast of the library on Gibson Street.
Monday at 6:00 p.m. is the community information meeting. The meeting room in the library holds 200, and they will try to fill the room with supporters. I would recommend arriving at 5:00 p.m. if you want in the room, and I do not believe they will take questions or comments.
Here is the link for the meeting and registration:
 Who Is My Neighbor - Community Gathering
You Are Invited to a Community Gathering Who Is My Neighbor? Exploring how you can welcome your refugee neighbors
1. This is not about refugees. This about the law which was not followed.
The Director and the Federal agency administering subsection (b)(1) shall consult regularly (not less often than quarterly) with State and local governments and private nonprofit voluntary agencies concerning the sponsorship process and the intended distribution of refugees among the States and localities before their placement in those States and localities. 

Notice the word "shall." It does not say "may." This process must be adhered to, and they did not.
  1. The citizens were never informed this was being planned, nor were they asked their opinion.
  2. Which local elected officials did they coordinate with? There is no record of this in the city council meeting minutes for the past year.
  3. The refugee resettlement office provides support for 90 days, then it is up to the local taxpayers to provide services. This is taxation without representation.
  4. This opening of a refugee resettlement office was conducted under the cover of darkness. What are they trying to hide? Are they afraid that the citizens would not approve?
  5. This country already has open borders and illegals are streaming in. Why are we doing this?
  6. There is already a housing shortage in this city. Bringing in more unhoused people does not help. 
  7. There is a large homeless population in the city. What happens to them?
Rules for the demonstration
The goal of the demonstration is to encourage people to consider our point of view.
1. Our target audience is blue collar Democrats. We will not persuade progressives.
2. Be nice, be polite, be friendly.
3. No open carry weapons. If you carry, make sure it is 100 percent concealed and not sticking out of the bottom of a shirt or jacket.  
4. No Trump gear.  We are trying to change minds, not trigger weak-minded people.
If these rules are too much to ask, please stay home.
Signs. Having some signs out there helps get the idea across.
Two possible signs
1. No taxation without representation.
2. Democracy dies in the darkness (This will drive progressives crazy, and this is what is on the front page of every Washington Post); however, it is applicable here. This entire effort was conducted under the cover of darkness.
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Refugees coming to your community in a couple weeks?

World Relief, Community Town Hall, October 23, 2023, 6:00-7:00 p.m., L.E. Phillips Library, 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire, WI 54701 715-839-1648 

Please call ahead to make sure the meeting is still on, as neither the World Relief nor the Phillips Library has the meeting posted. Tami McLaughlin phone 770-377-1850 email: [email protected]

Proposed Immigration Office Informational Meeting, October 19, 2023

1600 Star Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703 United States

7:00-9:00 p.m.

I have spoken to the local elected officials and no one seems to know where this is coming from. We believe this may have come from the Governor’s office. Once they open the office, they will resettle refugees up to 100 miles from Eau Claire, which is why you are getting this. On Thursday, 19 October at 7:00 pm we are holding an information meeting at the VFW Post 305, 1600 Star Ave in Eau Claire, WI. Ron Branstner who has been in this fight for over 20 years and Susan Tully of the Federation of American Immigration Reform will be speaking.
Several years ago, an initiative to resettle 150 Syrians was proposed, when the residents voiced their opposition, they decided not to settle them. The proposal calls for the resettlement of 75 refugees during 2024, but we do not know what that number looks like in the following years when they are up and fully operational. Then each refugee can bring in family members through the family reunification program otherwise known as chain migration.

Please get this out to your membership. I believe this is something all of us can agree on and unite around. if you plan on attending please send me an email [email protected] 
Scott Bolstad

CONTACTS (Copy and paste into your e-mail address line or click on links)

Community Town Hall, October 23, 2023, 6:00-7:00 p.m., L.E. Phillips Library, 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire, WI 54701 715-839-1648 Please call ahead to make sure the meeting is still on, as neither the World Relief nor the Phillips Library has the meeting posted. Tami McLaughlin phone 770-377-1850 email: [email protected]

Chippewa Valley World Relief, 221 W. Madison Street, Suite 107, Eau Claire, WI 54703 phone 920-231-3600

Senator Ron Johnson, Washington, D.C. office, 328 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Phone 202-224-5323 e-mail

Senator Tammy Baldwin, Washington, D.C. office, 141 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Phone 202-224-5653 email; Eau Claire office 500 South Barstow Street, Suite LL2, Eau Claire, WI 54701-3608 phone 715-832-8424

U.S. Representative Derrick Van Orden: Eau Claire District Office, 404 S. Barstow, Suite 2, Eau Claire, WI 54701 715-831-9214

Wisconsin Senate District 31, Senator Jeff Smith, (608) 266-8546, [email protected] /
Wisconsin Assembly

District 91, Representative Jodi Emerson, (608) 237-9191, [email protected]

District 1, Todd Meyer [email protected]
District 2, Amanda Babb [email protected]
District 3, Joe Knight [email protected]
District 4, Stella Pagonis [email protected]
District 5, Larry Hoekstra [email protected]
District 6, Dane Zook [email protected]
District 7, Steve Chilson [email protected]
District 8, Cory Sisk [email protected]
District 9, Allen Myren [email protected]
District 10, Nancy Coffey, Chair, [email protected]
District 11, Nathan Otto [email protected]
District 12, Brett Geboy [email protected]
District 13, Connie Russell [email protected]
District 14, vacant
District 15, Nick Smiar [email protected]
District 16, David Hirsch [email protected]
District 17, Thomas Vue [email protected]
District 18, Jim Dunning [email protected]
District 19, Gerald Wilkie [email protected]
District 20, John Folstad [email protected]
District 21, Mark Beckfield [email protected]
District 22, Dr. Katherine Schneider [email protected]
District 23, Robin Leary [email protected]
District 24, Heather deLuka [email protected]
District 25, Jodi Lepsch [email protected]
District 26, Tammy Schraufnagel [email protected]
District 27, Kyle Johnson [email protected]
District 28, Kimberly Cronk [email protected]
District 29, Missy Christopherson [email protected]

President, Emily Berge [email protected] phone 715-575-9795
City Council District 1, Jessica Schoen [email protected] 715-255-0297
City Council District 2, Emily Anderson [email protected]
City Council District 3, Jeremy Gragert, [email protected] 715-255-0269
City Council District 4, Jill Christopherson [email protected] 715-271-2489
City Council District 5, Andrew Werthmann [email protected] 715-495-2451
City Council At Large, Kate Felton [email protected] 715-252-2544
City Council At Large, Roderick Jones [email protected] 715-600-3299
City Council At Large, Larry Mboga [email protected] 715-379-0508
City Council At Large, Joshua Miller [email protected] 715-575-1143
City Council At Large, Charlie Johnson [email protected] 651-491-5888
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