The next critical milestone for Wild Root Market is the purchase of our home at 500 Walton Avenue! We are proposing that the City of Racine release $175,000 (from the previously awarded $390,000 grant) for the purchase of our property of 500 Walton. Common Council will vote on this proposal at their meeting on November 7.
What can YOU do?
We need Wild Root Market Owners and friends of the co-op to voice their strong support for this proposal!
- Attend our Postcard Party Saturday, October 27 at 500 Walton Avenue between 11am and 1pm. This will be a DROP IN event where you show up whenever you can and sign a postcard showing your support for the release of the grant funds. We’ll help you locate your Alderperson, have address labels ready to go, provide the stamp, and send it for you!
- If you can't attend our event, please call or email your Alderperson and ask for their support to release already approved grant funds for the purchase of 500 Walton Avenue. Find your Alderperson here. Stumped for what to say? Here's an example: "My name is <your full name> and I live at <your full address>. I'm a resident in your District and I'm asking for your vote in favor of releasing City grant funds to Wild Root Market for the purchase of 500 Walton Avenue. A food co-op in Racine will bring significant benefits to our City including jobs, improved food access, a stronger local food system, and vibrant community. Thank you for your support of Wild Root Market."
- We need EVERYONE to attend the City of Racine Common Council meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm at City Hall. Speak in support of the proposal during public comments and stand in solidarity with our co-op community. We need to pack the house and demonstrate that we are Wild about Walton!
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Email us at [email protected]!
730 Washington Ave
Racine, WI 53403
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