You are the reason other groups ask us for help

Two groups have requested our help with upcoming events/initiatives.  The first is WAVE :

Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) is looking for old/used shoes for a project they are working on. 

WAVE is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to prevent and end gun violence throughout the state of Wisconsin, and the intern team (comprised of students from the ages 14-18) is currently planning a Silent March at the end of the summer.

The purpose of the Silent March is to produce a public awareness action using shoes as a symbolic memorial of those lost to gun violence in Wisconsin. Their goal is to collect 600 pairs of shoes by August 6th, which represents the average number of gun deaths every year in Wisconsin. The shoes will then be laid out on the lawn of the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison. To achieve this goal, they are looking for any old/used shoes that you may have. After the Silent March, the shoes will be donated to various organizations/charities.

You can take your shoes to the following location where you will find a labeled box near the front door.

community person address
Shorewood Chuck Carlson  2606 E Olive St.
Whitefish Bay Shirley Horowitz 4845 N Newhall St
Bayside Eilene Stevens 8576 N Pelham Pkwy
Glendale Nancy Kaplan 7759 N River Edge Dr
Mequon Kath Michel 1931 W Fiesta Ln
Brown Deer Alanna Malloy 8689 N 63rd Street
Fox Point Lois Malowsky 7409 N Crossway Rd

The second request is from the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County

Get into the Wisconsin State Fair Park for free.  Work for the Milwaukee Democratic Party of three hours then enjoy the Fair. The Fair runs from August 2 - 12.  Shirts are as follows:

10 am - 1 pm, 1 pm - 4 pm, 4 pm - 7 pm, and 7 pm - 10 pm

If you can help, please send the following information to Marlene Ott at solidarity.ott@gmail.com

  1. Date and time
  2. Your telephone number in case Marlene needs to contact you
  3. Your current mailing address so Marlene can send you a ticket to State Fair Park

Finally, nothing could happen without you, our supporters . . . but are you a member? If you want to support our mission, to advocate, educate, and inform for progressive change and solutions become a member. We are an all-volunteer organization so your money goes directly to helping us maintain our presence - our office in Brown Deer, our electronic presence, and our events.

EVENTS

Tues July 24, 2018

Earnell Lucas Meet and Greet,  6 pm - 7:30
4845 N. Newhall Street, Whitefish Bay, WI
For additional information please contact Shirley at shirley.horowitz@att.net

Shared Values Unity Gathering, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wauwatosa Library, Firefly Room, 7635 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
Sandy Zellmer will discuss the August 14 primary and November 6 general elections. Candidates who will speak: Tom Palzewicz, Congress (Sensenbrenner's seat); Julie Henszey, State Senate (Vukmir's seat); Robyn Beckley Vining, State Assembly District 14 (Kooyenga's seat); Dennis McBride, State Assembly District 13 (Hutton's seat); Danielle Shelton, Milwaukee County Circuit Court (Dallet's vacated seat); Earnell Lucas, Milwaukee CountySheriff. Coordinated campaign field organizer Emily Firlinger will give updates. Literature will also be available for other candidates.  RSVP:  Sandy Zellmer  zelltosa@sbcglobal.net or 414-315-0291/LM

Fall of Wisconsin: Author Event, 7 pm 
Boswell Book Co., 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee
Wisconsin native Dan Kaufman chronicles one of the most dramatic political upheavals in the country. The Fall of Wisconsin is a searing account of how the state’s progressive tradition was undone and turned into a model for national conservatives. The book is a deeply reported, neither sentimental nor despairing, account of the remarkable efforts of citizens fighting to reclaim Wisconsin’s progressive legacy against tremendous odds.

Wed July 25, 2018

Lt. Governor Candidate Forum, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor St, Milwaukee
Candidates for Lieutenant Governor will participate. The event is hosted by The African American Roundtable, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, Progressive Moms of Wisconsin, Mothers Against Gun Violence, and the Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee. Questions from the audience will be accepted.  RSVP (space is limited)

Refuel the Resistance, 5 pm - 8 pm
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 Glendale, 7 pm 
Bar Louie, 5750 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale
Drinking Liberally Glendale meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Come drink a beverage or two of your choice and talk about Liberal stuff.

Thurs July 26, 2018

Kathleen Vinehout Fundraiser, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake Bluff Condominiums, Community room, 1300 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee
Description: Join State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, Democratic candidate for Governor, to hear her vision for a better Wisconsin and tell her what issues are important to you. Host $1,000 Patron $500 Friend $250 Suggested contribution $100 RSVP: Campaign coordinator, 262-470-3956

Earnell Lucas Fundraiser,  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Spring Garden Restaraunt, 1716 W. Layton Ave., Milwaukee
Show your support for Earnell Lucas, candidate to become Milwaukee County Sheriff. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Supporter $250, Friend $100. All Contributions gratefully accepted!
RSVP: https://lucasformke.nationbuilder.com/july_26

Fri July 27, 2018

Beyond Sherman Park, 6:30 pm -  pm
Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee
Beyond Sherman Park: Join the conversation and interact with community leaders, government officials, and local journalists. Hosts include Milwaukee PBS's Portia Young and WUWM's LaToya Dennis. Discussion starts at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Note: the program is being recorded and will be broadcast on Milwaukee PBS 10 and WUWM Radio 89.7 FM on August 10 at 8 am.
RSVP: milwaukeepbs.org (ticket holders get priority seating)

Gubernatorial Debate, 7 pm 
Radio and Television
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation will present a debate among the Democratic candidates for governor. The broadcast may be carried on radio and television stations around Wisconsin.

Sat July 28, 2018

Community Brainstorming, 8 am - 11 am
St. Matthew CME Church, 2944 N. 9th St., Milwaukee
Community Brainstorming Conference Breakfast Forum Breakfast: 8 am, Program: 9 am All Are Invited, Come and Participate.  http://www.communitybrainstorming.org/.

Knock Doors for Emily Siegrist, Candidate in the 24th Assembly,  you choose the time 
Throughout the 24th Assembly District
Sign up to knock doors for Emily Siegrist. To sign up or get more information call 608-381-5221 or email emily@emilysiegristforwi.com

Stand for Peace, 12 pm - 1 pm
Varies.
Find the week's location here.
Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by the United Nations Association of Milwaukee, Peace/Conflict Committee.

Power to the Polls,  noon - 5 pm
Bradley Tech HS,  700 S. 4th St., Milwaukee
Power to the Polls is a national tour stopping at ONLY 10 priority states. States like Wisconsin that have experienced massive voter suppression, but have a real opportunity to create change through increased voter registration, education and mobilization. The day will include a rally, performances, canvassing, phone and text banking, postcard writing, food trucks, fellowship and more. Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/power-to-the-polls-wisconsin-vote-tickets-47730399911
More information, link for donations and volunteering:
https://www.facebook.com/events/226766964749581/

Mon July 30, 2018

OFA Election Training, 6:15 pm 
Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr, Whitefish Bay
Organizing for America will offer training on how you can participate in the important fall elections. You will dig into your "why," understand your own values and find common values with others. Studies have shown that conversations at voters' doors are 52% more effective than those on the phone. RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/ofa-fall-election-training

Tues July 31, 2018

Earnell Lucas Meet & Greet, 5:30 pm - 7 pm
Democratic Party office, 2999 S. Delaware Ave., Milwaukee
Stop by and meet Earnell Lucas, Democratic candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff. This is the perfect opportunity to meet Earnell and find out why he is the only candidate that represents the values of the Democratic Party. https://www.facebook.com/events/188724948489390/

Assembly Dems Fundraiser, 6 pm - 8 pm
Company Brewing, 735 E. Center St., Milwaukee
Republicans attempted to remove requirements for professional and occupational licensing, but the Assembly Democrats worked to defeat that effort. Join them for a night celebrating our licensed professionals and supporting the efforts of the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee. Online contribution: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/prideinprofessionals

Assembly District 23 Forum, 7 pm 
Range Line School/Conference Center, 11040 Range Line Rd.
The League of Women Voters will host a forum with Liz Sumner and Andy Lamb, candidates for Assembly in District 23, participating. RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/assembly-district-candidate-forum

Wed August 1, 2018

Grass Roots South Shore Meeting, 6 pm - 8 pm
Cudahy Library, 3500 Library Dr., Cudahy
Grass Roots South Shore meets on the second Monday of each month. For more information call Jim Balk, 414-218-5944.

Refuel the Resistance, 5 pm - 8 pm
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.

Fri August 3, 2018

Governor Debate / Milwaukee Issues, 1 pm - 4 pm
Ward4, 313 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee
Forum for Democratic governor candidates that will address Milwaukee issues. Candidates will be divided into two groups. Group 1 - 1 pm Tony Evers Mike McCabe Paul Soglin Kathleen Vinehout Group 2 - 2 pm Matt Flynn Mahlon Mitchell Josh Pade Kelda Roys Sponsored by Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Executive.

Sat August 4, 2018

Knock Doors for Emily Siegrist, Candidate in the 24th Assembly,  you choose the time 
Throughout the 24th Assembly District
Sign up to knock doors for Emily Siegrist. To sign up or get more information call 608-381-5221 or email emily@emilysiegristforwi.com

Stand for Peace, 12 pm - 1 pm
Varies. Find the week's location here.
Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by the United Nations Association of Milwaukee, Peace/Conflict Committee.

Mon August 6, 2018

Drinking Liberally Waukesha, 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Clarke Irish Pub, 314 W. Main St., Waukesha
Drinking Liberally Waukesha meets the first Monday of each month


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