Getting the Information You Need

Have you ever noticed our mission statement, WE ARE A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK TO ADVOCATE, EDUCATE AND INFORM FOR PROGRESSIVE CHANGE AND SOLUTIONS? Sometimes that is not easy.  We have a policy not to endorse in primaries where two or more Progressives are running for the same office. We want to support the candidate who is running in November against the Republican.  There is one exception to the rule.  Sometimes there is no Republican running for a seat making the winner of the primary the defacto winner of the election as in the Milwaukee Co. Sheriff's race. (More on that in a few weeks).

So, how can we fulfill our mission statement to inform?  We are asking candidates in contested primaries the opportunity to write op-eds for our newsletter and website. We only make one stipulation -- no opponent bashing. Tell our readers what is right about you, not what is wrong with your opponent. 

Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear from candidates.

EVENTS

Tues July 10, 2018

Wis Choice House Parties, July 10-12, 2018
Locations Vary
Wisconsin's Choice (a group put together by Working Families Party and Our Wisconsin Revolution) is looking to endorse a candidate for governor. This will be the last round of house parties and voting before the primary. The four candidates still in the running for endorsement are Kathleen Vinehout, Kelda Roys, Mahlon Mitchell, and Mike McCabe. Come to one of the house parties between June 10 and 12 to see videos from the final four and have some lively conversation with other interested voters while deciding whom to vote for in the Wisconsin's Choice final endorsement round. RSVP for an event that fits your schedule or sign up to host your own:

Tom Palzewicz Fundraiser,  5 pm - 7 pm
Westallion Brewing Co., 1825 S. 72nd St., West Allis
You're invited to join Congressional Candidate Tom Palzewicz (WI-5) for food and drinks at this West Allis Get-Together. This is your opportunity to learn more about Tom's campaign and enjoy an evening with friends who understand it's time for responsible leadership in the 5th. Contributions of any size are gratefully accepted!

Sheriff Education Session, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Albright United Methodist Church, 5555 W. Capitol Dr., Milwa
Description:The Coalition for a People's Sheriff is partnering with Sherman Park Community Association in collaboration with Dineen Park Watch, Grasslyn Manor Residents, African American Roundtable and Voces de la Frontera to educate our communities on the Milwaukee County Sheriff and the importance of our participation in the August 14th primary election. Candidates WILL BE PRESENT.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2059002741015259/

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.

Wed July 11, 2018

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.

Earnell Lucas Meet and Greet, 6 pm - 8 pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer, WI
Meet Earnell Lucas, running for Milwaukee County Sheriff

Grass Roots South Shore, 6 pm - 8 pm
South Shore Terrace, 2900 S. Shore Dr., Milwaukee
The Grass Roots South Shore meeting will discuss the horrible immigration issues at our borders and the Muslim ban, consider some bylaw changes relative to membership and endorsements, choose a secretary and treasurer, have Relational Voter Program training, and discuss plans for a “Day of Action” on July 14th.

Thurs July 12, 2018

State of Our Environment, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha
Listening and strategy session hosted by League of Conservation Voters. Contact Susan Gartell at susan@conservationvoters.org for more information

Drinking Liberally West Allis, 6 pm - 9 pm
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

Sat July 14, 2018

Building Progressive Power, 9 am - 12:30 pm
TBA
Citizen Action has a plan to harness the historic energy around 'The Resistance' to create lasting progressive power in Wisconsin. This training acts as the first step in that plan, giving you the knowledge and tools you need to get started. This event will focus first on a roadmap to winning back political power. The second half will be an overview of the electoral landscape in Wisconsin and training in the campaign plan and communicating about the issues.RSVP (space is limited): https://www.citizenactionwi.org/training7-14-18

GRSS Day of Action, 10 am - 12 pm
Democratic Party headquarters, 2999 S. Delaware Ave.
Grass Roots South Shore is having its day of action, meeting at Democratic Party headquarters, 2999 S. Delaware Ave., or a private home at 9024 S. York Court. Both door-to-door and phone call canvassing for Tammy Baldwin and the governor's and sheriff's primary elections will be available.

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.

Bryce/Sanders Rally-Canvass,  pm -  pm
UAW Hall, 1795 Lafayette St., Janesville
Senator Bernie Sanders is coming to Janesville for a rally and canvass launch to support Randy Bryce's campaign for Congress. Doors open at 4:15 pm. Community canvass after the rally. RSVP: https://secure.randybryceforcongress.com/page/event/detail/canvass/jrs

Laughing Liberally Milwaukee, 8 pm - 10 pm
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 Ellen Bravo from Family Values At Work. Advance tickets ($8): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughing-liberally-milwaukee-tickets-47649535042

Sun July 15, 2018

Mandela Barnes Meet & Greet, 1 pm - 3 pm
8421 W. Midland Dr., Greendale
At this picnic-style Meet & Greet with Mandela Barnes, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. hear from Mandela about his vision for the state, ask him any questions you might have, and meet other progressives in your area. RSVP: http://www.mandelabarnes.com/greendale

Governor Forum / Wisconsin's Choice, 6 pm - 8 pm
live streamed
The progressive organization Wisconsin's Choice will host a forum that includes the final four candidates determined in the prior round of voting held by the group in June: Mike McCabe, Mahlon Mitchell, Kelda Roys, and Kathleen Vinehout. The live-streamed forum will take place in Madison and can be viewed at numerous watch parties throughout the state. To vote on which candidate will receive the group's endorsement you need to register, and voting is July 16-19. More information on the process: http://wichoose.org/faq/.

Mon July 16, 2018

DPMC Issues Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Amalgamated Transit Union, 734 N. 26th St., Milwaukee
The Democratic Party's Issues Committee will hold its monthly meeting. All Democrats are welcome to participate.

Milwaukee Dems Meeting, 6 pm 
Amalgamated Transit Union, 734 N. 26th St., Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Democrats meet monthly to discuss party business, hear speakers on current topics, pass resolutions, and network with other progressives. All interested Democrats are invited.

Milwaukee County Dems meet monthly to discuss party business, hear speakers on current topics, pass resolutions, and network with other progressives. All interested Democrats are invited to the general meeting and to the Issues Committee meeting at 5:30.

Tues July 17, 2018

Incarceration and Family, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Daniels Conference Center, 3466 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee
State Senator LaTonya Johnson presents this Empower-MKE event, titled 53206: A Discussion on Incarceration and the Family. There will be a presentation by UW-Madison Professors Lawrence Berger and Mike Massoglia, followed by time for questions and answers.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2055119851421414/

Wed July 18, 2018

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 Wauwatosa, 6 pm - 9 pm
Red Dot, 6715 W North Ave, Wauwatosa
Come join fellow Wauwatosa progressives for good conversation. http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/WI/Wauwatosa

Southwest Region Dems Meeting, 7 pm  
Studz Pub Sports Bar & Grill, 6833 W. National Ave., West Allis
NOTE NEW DATE AND PERMANENT LOCATION. Southwest Dems will hold their monthly meeting. Region 5 covers Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee (Southwest), West Allis, West Milwaukee. For more information contact southwestdems@gmail.com.

Thurs July 19, 2018

Restoring Driver's Licenses, 6 pm - 7 pm
Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th St., Milwaukee
In the 2019 Wisconsin legislative session, State Representatives JoCasta Zamarripa and David Crowley will introduce legislation to ensure that the right to drive in Wisconsin is not denied to anyone based on their immigration status or income. They will be special guests at this community forum where Voces de la Frontera will plan the fight to restore driver licenses for immigrants in Wisconsin!  More information on the driver's license situation:
https://www.facebook.com/events/413524242482399/

Andy Lamb Meet and Greet, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
The home of Mark and Eilene Stevens, Bayside 
To rsvp and get the location email Eilene at eilene.stevens@gmail.com

Thomas Frank Author Event, 6:30 pm 
Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood
Thomas Frank, the acclaimed political analyst, historian, journalist, and author of Listen, Liberal! and What’s the Matter with Kansas? will talk about his new book, Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society. Inequality has manifested itself in our cities, jobs, travel, and politics, where in 2016, millions of ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good. These accounts of folly and exploitation are unified by Frank’s distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and anti-orthodox perspective. They capture a society where every status signifier is hollow, the allure of mobility is a con game, and rebellion often yields nothing.

Milwaukee County Fundraisers for Kathleen Vinehout, 7 pm - 9 pm
Art Bar, 722 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
This is a great opportunity to visit with Kathleen, learn more about her, introduce her to friends or family that are on the fence, and show your support for this exceptional lawmaker who will be an outstanding governor!

Milwaukee County Fundraisers for Kathleen Vinehout, 7 pm - 9 pm
336 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI
Monthly Membership Meeting.

Fri July 20, 2018

"Why We Fight" Film, 6 pm 
Peace Action, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee
Eugene Jarecki’s 2005 acclaimed documentary describes the rise of the U. S. military–industrial complex and its 50-yearinvolvement in the wars led by the U.S., especially the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Discussion after the film. Free and open to all interested. Sponsored by End the Wars Committee of Peace Action-WI.

Sat July 21, 2018

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

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 23, 2018

CANDIDATES FORUM, Assembly District 23, 6:30 pm 
Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr., Whitefish Bay
Hosted by OFA Whitefish Bay and moderated by the League of Women Voters.
For more information:
Contact Paul Geenen at paul.geenen9@gmail.com.


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