Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink?

Even though national news is in a quiet period while POTUS* golfs and tweets, the need for organized political action and resistance goes on. This Sunday, August 13, Grassroots North Shore is sponsoring a presentation by the League of Conservation Voters and they need our help. The program, "Save Our Wells and Waterways," will take place at the North Shore Presbyterian Church (4048 N. Bartlett Ave, Shorewood) at 4pm. In addition to presentation by MattDannenberg, Field Director, and George Olufosoye, Southeast Organizer, we will be organizing a lobbying campaign with phone banks all fall to pressure the Wisconsin legislature to act to save one of our most precious (and irreplaceable) resources.

And here's the thing about political action: It's like live music — it only happens when YOU are there. So RSVP and lend a hand.

Tue Aug 8, 2017

Chasing Coral, 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Eastside Library, 2320 N. Cramer St, Milwaukee
 
Learn about about the coral reefs around the world that are vanishing as an unprecedented rate. This film is the result of 650+ hours underwater from a team of divers, photographers and scientists, plus submission of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, and support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world. This documentary will make us all aware of the beauty and devastation of a critical eco-system.

Drinking Liberally MKE, 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Riverwest Public House Co-op, 815 E. Locust St., Milwaukee
 
Now, more than ever, Drinking Liberally is a space to gather, support each other, and form the progressive community we're going to need to get through the next four years. Come share a pint with your fellow progressives! Drinking Liberally MKE meets on the second Tuesday of every month, hosted by Matt Filipowicz.

350 Milwaukee Meeting, 7pm - 8:30pm 
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee
 
350.ORG is the global organization building a grassroots movement in 188 countries to address global warming and solve the climate crisis. 350 Milwaukee meets every month on the second Tuesday. More information.

Wed Aug 9, 2017

Wis Public Education Summer Summit, 8am - 5pm 
Lake Mills High School. 615 Catlin Dr., Lake Mills
 
A full day of workshops and strategy breakouts led by Wisconsin public education advocates and experts. The third annual Summer Summit begins with a special welcome from Dr. Tony Evers, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and closes with the Wisconsin premiere of the brand-new documentary "Backpack Full of Cash," featuring special guests Sarah Mondale, director and producer, and Vera Aronow, producer of the film. An optional dinner follows for those who wish to continue the conversation and connect with other supporters of public schools. Full details and tickets. Sales end August 6.

Refuel the Resistance, 5pm - 8pm 
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee
 
Weekly gathering at Bounce Milwaukee's mezzanine bar for networking, inspiration or just to vent. Bring along any evidence of your civic resistance from the last week to get a beverage (up to $7) on the house, and compare notes with other individuals and groups working to make things better. More information.

Southwest Dems Meeting Canceled, 6pm 
Greendale Public Library, 5647 Broad St., Greendale
 
Southwest Dems are on summer break, no meeting for August 9. Please join us for our regular meetings starting September 13. Region 5 covers Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee (Southwest), West Allis, West Milwaukee. For more information contact southwestdems@gmail.com.

Thu Aug 10, 2017

Drinking Liberally West Allis, 6:30pm - 9pm 
Studz Pub Sports Bar & Grill, 6833 W. National Ave., West Allis
 
Drinking Liberally West Allis meets on the second Thursday of the month. Free discussions and fellowship. Good food and specials available.

Healthcare for All Organizing Meeting, 6:30pm - 8pm 
New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Ln, New Berlin
 
Citizen Action is currently in a membership drive to form a "Healthcare for All" Organizing Committee for Southeast Wisconsin. Come to this meeting to learn more about Citizen Action's many activities (healthcare, talk radio, fair voting maps, and others) and what this work looks like in Waukesha County. Find out how to join the Co-op and help reach the goal by the August 15 deadline. RSVP. Contact: Helen Zealy.

Waukesha Writers Club, 6:30pm - 8pm 
336 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha
 
The "Letter to the Editor" section is one of the most widely read parts of the newspaper, offering a chance to reach a broad audience. Letters to our legislators are also an effective way to let them know what we expect of them. Working together gives us the opportunity to discuss the current issues, improve writing skills, develop persuasive techniques that target intended readers, and help each other with ideas and suggestions. Sponsored by grassrootswauksha.org (carlwauk@gmail.com).

Fri Aug 11, 2017

Randy Bryce Fundraiser, 5:30pm 
Clifford's Supper Club, 10418 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners
 
Please join the Ironstache, Randy Bryce, and hosts for a great all-you-can-eat Friday Fish Fry to support his campaign to defeat Paul Ryan. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, with a short program during the meal. Limited seats are available, so get your tickets now! Sponsor: $150 Friend: $100 Supporter: $50. Purchase Tickets Email questions or call (262) 260- 9366.

Sat Aug 12, 2017

Ready to Run Training, 9am 
Location TBA, Waukesha
 
Wisconsin Progress will present a Getting Ready to Run training for activists, volunteers, and engaged community members to take the next step into being candidates and elected officials. The location and time will be announced. More informationRSVP.

Kickoff Event! Join a Democratic Neighborhood Organizing Team, 12pm - 4pm 
Milwaukee Public Library Capitol Branch, 3969 N 74th St, Milwaukee

Sun Aug 13, 2017

Save Our Wells and Waterways, 4pm - 5:30pm 
North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N. Bartlett St., Shorewood
 
As Wisconsin’s wells and waterways are put under pressure from the relaxation of state water protection standards, citizens must work together or face irreparable harm. The first step is knowledge; the next step is action. League of Conservation Voters representatives will speak about the physical and legislative status of wells and waterways, and their protection (or lack of) in Wisconsin. Featured speakers: MattDannenberg, Field Director, and George Olufosoye, Southeast Organizer. RSVP.

Tue Aug 15, 2017

Health Care Forum, 7pm - 9pm 
1415 Dopp St. Waukesha (Ascension Lutheran Church)
 
Alexandra Skeeter, a WI Medical Student at The Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba, will speak on Health Care in Cuba. Justin Bielinski of Citizen Action will update us on the latest developments in Health Care issues at the County, State and National level. Sponsored by SOPHIA.

Wed Aug 16, 2017

Sherman Park One Year Later / Press Club, 11:30am - 1:15pm 
Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee
 
The Milwaukee Press Club is bringing together experts to explore the inside story on what’s happening now in the Sherman Park neighborhood.The panel: Vaun Mayes, Community Activist/Founder of We All We Got; Alderman Khalif Rainey, 7th District, City of Milwaukee; Laura Richard, Sherman Park Resident; and blogger JoAnne Sabir, half of the team behind the Sherman Phoenix, an entrepreneurial hub being developed in Sherman Park. Cost: $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Seating is limited. Advance registration and payment (required).

Refuel the Resistance, 5pm - 8pm 
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee
 
Weekly gathering at Bounce Milwaukee's mezzanine bar for networking, inspiration or just to vent. Bring along any evidence of your civic resistance from the last week to get a beverage (up to $7) on the house, and compare notes with other individuals and groups working to make things better. More information.

Drinking Liberally Wauwatosa, 6pm - 8pm 
Cranky Al's, 6901 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
 
Come join fellow Wauwatosa progressives for good conversation and good beer at one of Tosa's most gemütlich establishments, Cranky Al's. DLW meets monthly on Wednesday at 6 pm.

Thu Aug 17, 2017

Waukesha County Democratic Party Meeting, 7pm - 9pm 
336 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha
The Waukesha County Democratic Party meets the 3rd Thursday of every month.

Sat Aug 19, 2017

NAACP Monthly Meeting, 11am - 1pm 
2745 N. Dr Martin Luther King Dr., Milwaukee
 
Monthly membership meeting of NAACP Milwaukee Branch. The meeting is held in the basement conference room.

Laughing Liberally Milwaukee, 8pm - 10pm 
Comedy Sportz Theater, 420 S. 1st St., Milwaukee
 
Laughing Liberally Milwaukee presents a night of progressive political comedy. In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Milwaukee has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Milwaukee will feature a special interview with a local political figure, journalist or activist. This month's guest is Reggie Jackson. Reggie is the Head Griot at America's Black Holocaust Museum. Advance tickets ($8).

Mon Aug 21, 2017

DPMC Annual Picnic 5pm - 7pm 
Gordon Park Pavilion, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd., Milwaukee
 
It's our Annual Picnic. We supply hot dogs, buns and plates; you bring a main dish, side, salad, or dessert to share. RSVP.

Grassroots Waukesha Member Meeting, 6:30pm - 8pm 
336 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha
 
Monthly membership/planning meeting. Everyone Welcome.

 


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