How We Win? It's all up to YOU

We had a great turnout for John Nichols on Sunday as he gave a rousing talk on How We Win. (If you missed it, we should be able to link to it in a few days. I'll include it in next week's newsletter.) And the polls in general, both nationwide and in Wisconsin, are looking pretty hopeful (here are the polls from Real Clear Politics, generally right-leaning in my experience, and a complicated look at where the US House of Representatives elections nationwide stand from FiveThirtyEight's point of view). But hope is not a plan! And we need a plan if we want to win.

So here's HOW WE WIN. Grassroots North Shore has provided the Democratic Coordinated Campaign with an in-kind donation of its office space and communications. So we are hosting a variety of campaign activities on our website under the link "Coordinated Campaign Events." All we need is your participation.

What the events pages will NOT tell you is that we also host postcard writing parties and phone banks both for additional volunteers and for getting out our voters whenever we are hosting a canvass or other activity. So you can RSVP for a canvass and then give us a call (414-236-4259) and let us know that you will be coming to our office, not to canvass (we realize that knocking on doors is not something everyone can do) but to participate in one of the other activities we support.

We will provide you with everything you need to be effective — including walk or phone lists, scripts, pens for recording data, water, snacks, and for those canvassing, a partner or a driver if you would like. We have postcards, stamps, and names and addresses plus sample messages for those of you who feel most comfortable working on that project.

I promise not to nag every week but I want to reiterate just how important it is for real human beings like yourselves to talk directly to others — either face-to-face at their doors or on the phone — and share your vision, your passion for our candidates. We want everyone who is eligible to be a voter. And the only way we know how to do that is to ask them.

To make it easy for you to sign up, here is a long list of links to the phone banks and canvasses we have scheduled:

EVENTS

Wed Oct 17, 2018

League of Progressive Senions Halloween Get out the vote event, 12pm - 1pm
Corner of Knapp and Water Streets

We want treats, not tricks from this election! We’ve had Walker for eight years. Let’s have a Halloween party action to show how he has affected our state and our communities. Come in a costume that shows one aspect of Scott Walker's leadership. Be creative or copy someone else – we want everyone to know what he has done since 2010. Be one of his friends – the red-haired spy, a Koch brother, Foxconn Corporation, Jim Crow, the WMC, Kelly the convict, or Donald Trump!

Revitalizing MKE Neighborhoods, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marquette University, Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee

Melissa Goins, JoAnne Sabir, and Juli Kaufmann are, more generally, change agents in Milwaukee, investing in and revitalizing neighborhoods that have long been ignored and neglected. Goins and a co-developer recently completed the Garfield School and Griot apartments projects, which they hope will be a catalytic development in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood. Sabir and Kaufmann have partnered on a project called Sherman Rising. Each woman says her work is not only about the bottom line, but about the social impact of what she creates. Or, as Goins puts it, "leveraging bricks and mortar to bring pride and hope to people." RSVP 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, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
8007 Portland Ave., Wauwatosa

Drinking Liberally Tosa will not meet as such this month. You are instead invited to a house party for Tom Palzewicz, candidate for Congress in the 5th CD, and Dennis McBride, candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly in the 13th district.

Evers/Barnes Latinos Unidos Reception, 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Hotel Madrid, 600 S. 6th St., Milwaukee

Representative-elect Marisabel Cabrera, Representative JoCosta Zamarripa, Alderman Jose G. Perez, County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, and MPS School Board Director Dr. Tony Baez invite you to a Latinos Unidos reception in support of Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes for Wisconsin Governor and Wisconsin Lt. Governor! Online donation.

Palzewicz/McBride House Party, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
8007 Portland Ave., Wauwatosa

You are invited to a house party for Tom Palzewicz, candidate for Congress in the 5th CD, and Dennis McBride, candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly in the 13th district. Drop by and meet two of our Democratic standard bearers. RSVP.

Phone Bank for Dem Candidates in the North Shore, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer

Nothing happens without work. Phone fellow Dems. to make sure that they know about the election and our slate of candidates. RSVP please. Sign up.

County Budget Town Hall, 6pm - 7pm
Villard Square Library Communiry Roon, 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb will hold a town hall meeting inDistrict 1 to discuss the upcoming county budget. You are invited to offer feedback or simply learn more about the 2019 budget. View the County Executive's proposed budget.

Drinking Liberally Wauwatosa, 6pm - 8pm
Red Dot, 6715 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa Calendar: Social

Come join fellow Wauwatosa progressives for good conversation. DLW meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Southwest Region Dems Meeting, 7pm - 7pm
Studz Pub Sports Bar & Grill, 6833 W. National Ave., West Allis

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.

Thu Oct 18, 2018

Caleb Frostman Fundraiser, 5pm - 7pm
Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, 101 W. Mitchell St., Milwaukee

Senators Chris Larson, LaTonya Johnson, and Tim Carpenter are hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Caleb Frostman, who was elected earlier this year in a special election. Help him hang on to his seat in Senate District 1 so he can help to reverse the damage done by Scott Walker and the Republicans. Host $500 | Sponsor $250 | Friend $100 | Suggested donation $50. RSVP by email or online.

Sarah Godlewski Fundraiser, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
1154 E. Kane Pl., Milwaukee

Reception for Sarah Godlewski, Democratic candidate for State Treasurer. Join numerous Democratic hosts in support of her campaign. Hear how Sarah's message of fiscal accountability and economic growth will help turn Wisconsin blue. Host $1000 | Co-host $500 | Sponsor $250 | Friend $100 | Guest $50. RSVP by email or call 715-210-9289.

Fri Oct 19, 2018

US Senate Candidate Debate / TV, 7pm - 8pm
Live debate between Senator Tammy Baldwin and Republican candidate Leah Vukmir, hosted by WISN and Marquette University Law School and moderated by Mike Gousha. The debate will be carried on Channel 12, livestreamed on WISN.com and available on the 12 News Mobile App, WISN12’s Facebook page, and WisPolitics.com.

Bryce/Steil 1st District Debate, 7:30pm - 7:30pm
Oak Creek City Hall, council chambers, 8040 S. 6th St., Oak Creek

Debate between Democrat Randy Bryce and Republican Bryan Steil for the U.S. congressional seat in the 1st District. The event is open to the public and seating is available on a first-come basis. Written questions from the audience will be introduced into the debate program. The debate will be broadcast live at wiseye.org and . More information.

Governor Candidate Debate, 8pm - 9pm
Scott Walker and Tony Evers have been invited to participate in a debate in Madison that may be made available to radio and television stations throughout Wisconsin for live or delayed broadcast. Coverage details will be announced. More information.

Sat Oct 20, 2018

Rights of Immigrants, 9:30am - 12pm
MATC, Room M605, 700 W. State St., Milwaukee

Immigrants have rights that they should know about. Citizen Action of Wisconsin along with partners and members will hold a forum to get to know those rights.

Truth, Trust and Democracy, 9:45am - 12pm
Alverno College, Wehr Auditorium, 3400 S. 43rd St., Milwaukee

A healthy democracy requires an informed citizenry. A society that values free speech must be up to the daunting task of sifting through a bombardment of messages to find fact-based reporting. The panel will discuss the challenges facing readers and viewers who seek truthful and accurate reporting in today's news and social media landscape, where opinion is sometimes mistaken for fact and sources can be hard to identify. Free public forum presented by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. More information.

Canvass in the North Shore, 10am - 2pm
5600 W Brown Deer Rd, #116 Brown Deer

Nothing happens without work. Knock on doors to make sure that all Dems know about the election and our slate of candidates. Shifts go our at 10 am and noon. Sign up on our website.

NAACP Monthly Meeting, 11:30am - 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.

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
N. 92nd Street & W. North Avenue, Milwaukee

Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by the United Nations Association of Milwaukee, Peace/Conflict Committee.

Randy Bryce Meet & Greet, 4pm - 6pm
8720 W. Elm Ct., Franklin

You are invited to a Meet & Greet for Randy Bryce, candidate for Congress in District 1. Suggested donations: Co-chair $250 | Co-host $100 | Supporter $25 | Grassroots $10. Or just come and meet Randy! RSVP online or by email.

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 Danette Baker from Human Rights Campaign. Advance tickets ($8).

Sun Oct 21, 2018

Kamala Harris Event, 12am - 1am
TBA

Senator Kamala Harris will be in Milwaukee on Sunday, October 21 to support Tammy Baldwin's campaign at a canvass kickoff. Time and place will be announced.

Canvass in the North Shore, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer

Nothing happens without work. Knock on doors to make sure that all Dems know about the election and our slate of candidates. Sign up.

Mon Oct 22, 2018

GOTV Rally with Bernie Sanders, 8am - 11am
UWM Union, Wisconsin Room, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

Join Bernie Sanders for a rally with Tammy Baldwin, Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes, Gwen Moore, and Randy Bryce! Doors open at 8:00am. Afterward, Milwaukee residents can cross the street to vote early at the Peck School. More info.

Tue Oct 23, 2018

Phone Bank for Dem Candidates in the North Shore, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer

Nothing happens without work. Phone fellow Dems. to make sure that they know about the election and our slate of candidates. Sign up.

Wed Oct 24, 2018

Community Justice Council, 9:30am - 11am
Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Martin Luther King Dr., Milwaukee

Milwaukee Community Justice Council Meeting of the Whole. More information on the web and on Facebook.

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.

County Budget Town Hall, 6pm - 7pm
North Shore Library Community Room, 6800 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale

Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb will hold a town hall meeting in District 1 to discuss the upcoming county budget. You are invited to offer feedback or simply learn more about the 2019 budget. View the County Executive's proposed budget.

Drinking Liberally Glendale, 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Bar Louie, 5750 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale

Drinking Liberally Glendale meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Come drink a beverage or two of your choice and talk about Liberal stuff. More information.

Thu Oct 25, 2018

Mental Health Board Meeting, 4:30pm - 4:30pm
Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee

Public Comment: Budget. More information.

County Budget Town Hall, 6pm - 7pm
Dolan Community Center, 4355 W. Bradley Rd., Brown Deer

Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb will hold a town hall meeting in District 1 to discuss the upcoming county budget. You are invited to offer feedback or simply learn more about the 2019 budget. View the County Executive's proposed budget.

Fri Oct 26, 2018

Fund Dinner, 5:30pm - 5:30pm NAACP Freedom
Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Support the NAACP Milwaukee Branch at the Freedom Fund Dinner. The guest speaker is Tamika D. Mallory, activist and national co-chair of the Women's March. She is an advocate of gun control, feminism, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Reception 5:30, Dinner 6:30. Post Freedom Fund Celebration following dinner sponsored by MillerCoors. Respond early (last year's dinner was a sellout): call 414-562-1000 or send email.

Governor Candidate Debate, 6pm - 7pm
Helene Zelazo Center, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

Learn more about issues in the Wisconsin governor’s race when Republican incumbent Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers debate on campus. The debate will be broadcast on WUWM 89.7 and WTMJ 4.

Sat Oct 27, 2018

Community Brainstorming, 8am - 11am
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.

Canvass in the North Shore, 10am - 2pm
5600 W Brown Deer Rd, #116 Brown Deer

Nothing happens without work. Knock on doors to make sure that all Dems know about the election and our slate of candidates. Shifts go our at 10 am and noon. Sign up.

Do Black Lives Matter?/Science, 10am - 11:30am
Parklawn Assembly of God Church, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee

Reggie Jackson, Head Griot of America's Black Holocaust Museum, will speak at a free public lecture series about the history and current impacts of the devaluation of black lives. This session will explain: How was the science of eugenics used to support slavery and segregation and how does it influence us today; how have black people been used for medical experimentation; how did the giants of psychology Freud, Jung, and Skinner view people of African descent; what do we now know about multi-generational trauma resulting from the devaluation of black lives? RSVP (only for free child care).

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
N. Farwell Avenue & E. North Street, Milwaukee

Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by the United Nations Association of Milwaukee, Peace/Conflict Committee.

Sun Oct 28, 2018

Canvass in the North Shore, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer

Nothing happens without work. Knock on doors to make sure that all Dems know about the election and our slate of candidates. Sign up.

Mon Oct 29, 2018

County Board Annual Budget Hearing, 6pm - 6pm
Marcus Center, Bradley Pavilion, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee

The County Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing on the budget. View the County Executive's proposed budget.


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