Primary Candidates and More

The primaries are almost here and here is your list of things you should be doing to get ready:
  1. Make sure that your voter registration is correct.  You can check it here.
  2. Mark your calendar and make a plan to vote on August 14, 2018.
  3. Remind your friends and contacts to vote.  Don't stop there.  Ask them to remind their friends and contacts to do the same.
  4. Read the op-ed from Earnell Lucas for Milwaukee County Sheriff and see one of the reasons GRNS has endorsed.
  5. If you live in the 23rd Aldermanic District read from Andy Lamb and Liz Sumner in this highly competitive race.
  6. Even though they are running unopposed in the Primary, remember to vote for our much needed Dems who will be running in November.

A few dates to add to your calendar:

  • September 16, 2018 - Our Annual Picnic, Served hot or cold, politics is on the menu at our picnic... Once more we will feature Keith Schmidt's famous pulled pork and pulled chicken at Cahill Park Square in Whitefish Bay.
  • October 14, 2018 - Our Annual Fundraiser with featured speaker, John Nichols. 

Ongoing Projects


Finally, I am happy to report that Nancy Kaplan (whom I often describe as our own Rachel Maddow) is almost back to normal after her stroke six months ago.  The doctors said that it would take a full year for her to return to full recovery.  Any of you who know Nancy also know that she achieves her goals far more quickly than the average person.  She indicates that she will resume the newsletter after Labor Day.  Thank you for your patience while I have covered for Nancy but let's face it, if Nancy is the Rachel Maddow of Northshore politics then I am the Erma Bombeck.  We need facts and analysis; we will save entertainment for after we win.

EVENTS

Tues July 31, 2018

Save SCOTUS Rally, 4 pm - 6 pm
Federal Building, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Rally at Ron Johnson’s office to collectively say NO to Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by reading stories from Wisconsinites whose civil rights, reproductive rights, and lives are on the line. https://www.facebook.com/events/201448973867646/

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

Wed August 8, 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.

Trivia night fundraiser with Tom Palzewicz and Emily Siegrist,  pm -  pm
N86W18330 Main St, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
The fun might be trivial but the candidates aren't.

Thurs August 9, 2018

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.

Fri August 10, 2018

Lanterns for Peace, 6:30 pm
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl., Riverside Park, Mil
Lanterns for Peace, an annual commemoration of the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
6:30 pm, Lantern Making and other family activities. Refreshments available. 7:30 pm, Commemorative Program. 8:30 pm, Japanese Lanterns Ceremony. Sponsored by Peace Action Wisconsin. Contact: Pam Richards, 414-269-9525

Sat August 11, 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.

Mon August 13, 2018

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

Tues August 14, 2018

Fall Primary Election, 7 am - 8 pm
Find your polling Place
The primary election to determine who will be on the ballot in November. The most important contest among Democrats will be for Governor, but other offices will be contested as well: Lieutenant Governor; Secretary of State; State Treasurer; Members of Congress in Districts 1, 4, and 5; some legislative seats; and Milwaukee County Sheriff.

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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