Last week information; this week action.

Last weeks Governors Forum was our biggest event to date with close to 200 in attendance.  You can view a copy of the live stream here.  The candidates were all class preferring to talk about their individual strengths rather than bash each other. The one thing they all agreed on, however, is that Foxconn is bad for Wisconsin which leads to the first of this week's two major actions.

A new group, the Gaia Coalition, Is organizing a protest for the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Foxconn debacle. The Republican bigwigs will be there in mass. So will we. The event will start at Smolenski Park, 438 S Stuart Rd, Mt Pleasant, WI 53406 at noon. If you are attending the organizers ask for two things: 1) Carpool if possible and 2) Protest signs should highlight issues, not people.

The second opportunity this week to demonstrate is around immigration. Saturday is the Day of Action, Keeping Families Together.  Again, carpools are recommended (check details below).

Today's Supreme Court decisions were disappointing. They ruled against a California law that would require "crisis pregnancy centers" to share information about abortion with clients.

They also upheld the Administration's Muslim Ban.  "In a 5-to-4 vote, the court’s conservatives said the president’s statutory power over immigration was not undermined by his history of incendiary statements about the dangers he said Muslims pose to Americans."

We knew in November of 2016 that this would be a marathon, not a sprint. At least we will not endure The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner.  We will be running this marathon together, holding each other up until we cross the finish line.

EVENTS

Wed June 27, 2018

Mahlon Mitchell to Host Community Discussion in Milwaukee, 6 pm - 8 pm
Wisconsin African American Women's Center, 3020 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, 
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell will host a community discussion on policing, education and criminal justice reform at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, 3020 W Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI 53208. Panelists include David Muhammad of the Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, Jarrett English of ACLU Wisconsin and MPS educator Angela Harris. Residents will have the opportunity to hear from the panelists and ask Mitchell questions about his plans to solve for these issues as governor. Mahlon Mitchell David Muhammad, Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Jarrett English, ACLU Wisconsin Angela Harris, Teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools

Sarah Godlewski, candidate for WI State Treasurer, Fundraiser, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Three Lions Pub, 4515 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Join hosts Linda Frank, Meghan Christiansen, Kristin Hansen, Ann Jacobs, Heather Ullsvik & Jerry Lynn at a fundraiser for Sarah Godlewski.  RSVP

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.

Thurs June 28, 2017

Many people still think that the event is on Friday, June 29th. However, the date has OFFICIALLY been changed to June 28th

Foxconn Demonstration, Operation: Shake the Ground!, 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Smolenski Park, 438 S Stuart Rd, Mt Pleasant, WI 53406

Join the fight against corruption and corporate interest in Wisconsin! We will be showcasing our resistance against Foxconn and economic, political, social, and environmental oppression throughout Wisconsin on June 29th during their Groundbreaking Ceremony in Mt Pleasant. We will be joined by Mt. Pleasant landowners, legislators, teachers, and students from all over the state, media, union workers, civil rights and environmental activists, and indigenous voices. We will not move forward so long as our voices continue to be ignored. Show your support, please join us. Our differences may define us as individuals, but how we come together in Solidarity defines us as a community. More details are forthcoming. Follow the event on Facebook "Operation: Shake the Ground!"

Emily Siegrist, Democrat Candidate for AD 24., 5:30 pm -  pm
7315 N Redwood Rd, Glendale
Please join hosts Phillip Bailey and Jason Rae for a special event in support of Emily Siegrist, Democrat Candidate for State Assembly District 24.
Emily Siegrist is a Nurse Practitioner currently teaching nursing students at MSOE, with two young kids (4-year-old and 1-year-old), and was in the Army National Guard. She is running to increase access to affordable health care, increase funding for our public schools, and address our crumbling infrastructure.
Please consider joining our host committee by emailing us at emily@emilysiegristforwi.com

Jails, Justice and Community, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Linneman's Riverwest Inn, 1001 E. Locust Ave., Milwaukee
Jails, Justice and Community: Important updates from community leaders, including the ACLU, Youth Justice MKE, #CloseMSDF, and the NAACP, on • #CloseMSDF (the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility) • The Milwaukee Police: Community Accountability Initiatives
• Lincoln Hills — Bring ‘em Home.  https://www.facebook.com/events/248385929070824/

NARCAN Saves Lives, 7 pm 
Cross Lutheran Church, 1821 N. 16th St., Milwaukee
Learn how NARCAN can save lives. Ken Ginlack, Emergency Department Case Manager from Ascension; Kevin Sick, from Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin; and Marquette Police Officer Paul Zienetek will discuss how NARCAN, when properly used, can bring people back from an overdose. Persons whose lives were saved by NARCAN will share their experiences. A limited number of NARCAN kits will be given out to those in attendance. Hosted by OFA-WI. RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/narcan-community-engagement-event

Fri June 29, 2018

Chris Ralf for AD 60, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Fermentorium Brewery & Tasting Room, 7481 State Road 60, Cedarburg, WI 5301
Come join us on Friday, June 29th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Fermentorium Brewery & Tasting Room in Cedarburg. The Fermentorium is Cedarburg’s premier brewery, handcrafting dozens of great beers and is located at 7481 State Road 60, Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012.
Celebrate with Chris and help her meet her June filing fundraising goals. We will form teams of four and vie for fun prizes and bragging rights as we test our general knowledge. Bring a snack to share if you like. Since this is a fundraiser to help Chris’ team get the word out to all of AD 60, the recommended donation is $20 (please make checks payable to Chris Rahlf for Assembly or donate online at Act Blue ) Please RSVP by emailing us at christine.rahlf@gmail.com or by clicking here to access our Facebook even

Reception for Josh Kaul for Attorney General, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Boone & Crockett at the Cooperage, 822 South Water Stree
Josh Kaul is a former federal prosecutor running for Wisconsin Attorney General. He wants Wisconsinites to live in a state that's safer and stronger than we're on track for right now, and he believes that Wisconsin's AG should focus on protecting Wisconsin families, not playing partisan politics.  RSVP: www.joshkaul.org/milwaukee0622

Sat June 30, 2018

Families Belong Together National Day of Action in Milwaukee, 12 pm - 3 pm
Silver Spring Park N Ride (across from Bayshore) To Do: Carpool
Carpool to the National Day of Action at 517 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4502, United States. Event ends at 2:30 pm. Expect to be back at the Park N Ride around 3 pm.
For more information and to RSVP, click here

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 July 2, 2014

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

Sat July 7, 2018

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.

Sun July 8, 2018

1st CD Candidate Debate, 6 pm -8  pm
Badger High School, Lake Geneva
Candidates for the 1st Congressional District, Cathy Meyers and Randy Bryce, will debate. Former WPR host Joy Cardin will moderate. The debate will be broadcast live on WRRD 1510AM, Milwaukee Resistance Radio, and repeated at a later date.

Mon July 9, 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.

Tues July 10, 2018

Sheriff Education Session, 5 pm 
Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee
The Coalition for a People's Sheriff is partnering with the African American Roundtable and Voces de la Frontera to educate the community on the Milwaukee County Sheriff and the importance of participation in the August 14th primary election. The Coalition for a People's Sheriff is an alliance of community members and grassroots organizations that are dedicated to the community's safety when interacting with law enforcement officers.

Drinking Liberally MKE, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
722 E. Burleigh 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.ORG Monthly Meeting, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
1500 E. Park Pl, Milwaukee (Urban Ecology Center)
350.ORG is the global organization building a grassroots movement in 188 countries to address global warming and solve climate the crisis. 350.ORG meets every second Tuesday of the month. www.350mke.org.


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