YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU TO CONTACT YOUR WISCONSIN OFFICIALS TODAY!
On June 9, Verso announced the idling of their Duluth, Minnesota and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin pulp and paper mills by the end of July 2020, for an indefinite period. The idling of these mills will directly impact 1,000 workers and indirectly affecting thousands more across the state that support the mills through related work such as logging and transportation.
A letter writing campaign directed towards Wisconsin Officials has begun and aims to ask for financial assistance to help support the direct loss of jobs and assistance for any businesses impacted by the closure of these two pulp and paper mills.
You can find a copy of the letter sent by JREC and direct links to Wisconsin officials below. We encourage our members to write letters of their own requesting financial assistance for the loss of income that is believed to impact 14,000+ citizens of Rusk County and public services available to them.
SAMPLE LETTER and LINKS TO WISCONSIN OFFICIALS: Governor Tony Evers, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Jerry Petrowski, US Senator Ron Johnson, Representative Tom Tiffany, and Representative James Edming.