“Walmart at 50” Nationwide Tour: Milwaukee and Kenosha
Posted on May 5, 2012 by jway
Hundreds of Milwaukee and Kenosha, WI residents greeted the Nitro “Walmart at 50” tour as it rolled into town this week. The groups kicked off the night with a projected screening of Walmart at 50 videos, which were collected from associates and community members around the country to show the true impact of Walmart. They were also greeted by a few uninvited cop cars.
“Showcasing these videos was a great way to educate our neighborhood about the potential risks a Walmart will pose on our area,” said Karey Weyenberg, a resident in South Milwaukee. “I’m glad so many people came out to hear these stories and I hope Walmart will change its practices before it tries to set ground in our community.”
“Having the ‘Walmart at 50’ tour come through our town was great,” said Jerry Synowitz, a Walmart employee and OUR Walmart member. “It really started a conversation we need to be having. I was even able to sign up a new OUR Walmart member because of the events.”
The front lawn party was held directly across the street from the proposed location of a new Walmart for the town. The event gave local community members to chance to voice their concerns and learn more about the impact Walmart has had in other towns. The tour also visited a Walmart store and projected the videos on the side of the building.
The “Walmart at 50” tour will be in Chicago through the weekend.