Protests Planned for President Trump’s Visit to Wisconsin

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Citizen Action of Wisconsin is planning protests around the state in reaction to President Donald Trump’s visit to Wisconsin on Thursday to take part in the  Foxconn ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony in Mount Pleasant. The Taiwanese tech company is building it’s first Wisconsin plant in Racine County, promising a $10 billion dollar investment in the state that will create 13,000 jobs. 

 In return for locating in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker has promised Foxconn $3 billion dollars in tax incentives.  Some estimate that the cost to taxpayers will be closer to $4.5 billion dollars, once local incentives, and other costs are added. 

According to Citizen Action of Wisconsin,  “major investments in education, health care, and renewable energy would produce far more jobs than a giant subsidy to one corporation, and would spread those benefits across the state. According to a University of Massachusetts study, a $3 billion investment in education would create on average 87,300 jobs, in health care 58,800 jobs, and in renewable energy 51,300 jobs. “

They’ve released this schedule for Thursday’s Foxconn protests around the state:

Wausau Event Details: 

What: Wausau Reaction to Foxconn Groundbreaking with President Donald Trump

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 12 Noon

Where: Lincoln Elementary, 720 S 6th Ave., Wausau

Who: Wausau area leaders and activists

Appleton Event Details: 

What: Fox Cities Reaction to Foxconn Groundbreaking with President Donald Trump

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00pm

Where: Appleton West High School, 610 N Badger Ave, Appleton.

Who: State Representative Amanda Stuck, and Appleton area leaders and activists

Wisconsin Rapids Event Details: 

What: Wisconsin Rapids Reaction to Foxconn Groundbreaking with President Donald Trump

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 12 Noon

Where: Lincoln High School, 1801 16th Street S, Wisconsin Rapids, 54494

Who: Wood County Area Reaction to Foxconn Groundbreaking with President Donald Trump. 

Many Citizen Action members will also travel to Mount Pleasant to protest the groundbreaking in person.

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