We're Making Waves

Before anything else we must apologize to The League of Women Voters for misrepresenting their position.  Please read the full statement here.


Last week saw another red district turn blue with Connor Lamb's election in Pennsylvania. His win would not have happened if a lot of people had not worked very hard. We can only do this if everyone out there works. We have momentum but that alone is not enough. There is a rule of thumb in campaigning that it takes five touches to be certain someone will vote and touches are interactive, not static.  An ad doesn't count. A Facebook post does not count. A touch is a conversation, a personal connection.  If we want to make sure that Rebecca Dallet wins on April 3, we have to put in some time. Please, help us make sure that Rebecca Dallet is elected to the State Supreme Court.  Here are the things that you can do:

  • Call five friends.  Talk to them about Dallet and ask them to call five more people. If you don't feel like you know enough, that is easily remedied. 
  • We are making calls and writing postcards. Sign up to help with that effort.
  • Make sure everyone you know is registered to vote.  If someone isn't, help them register here.
  • On April 3, become really obnoxious about making sure that everyone votes. We Dems have a horrible voting record for anything other than the Presidential election. We must change that.

Save the Date for Our Next Event, Sunday, April 29

Focus on Immigration

“What then is the American, this new man? I could point out to you a man whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations….The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles…. This is an American.”  Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur (1770, approx.)

Find out how to affect the national conversation about immigration and immigrants who depend on receiving the same opportunities offered to our forefathers. Join us on Sunday, April 29th at 4:30 for a night focusing on the past and present of immigration in the United States.

  • Hear knowledgeable speakers – Professor Rachel Duff (History Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); Ms. Kelly Fortier (Immigration Lawyer), and a representative from Voces de la Frontera.
  • Bring and share an ethnic finger food (savory or sweet) as we contemplate how much poorer life would be without the different cultures that comprise the United States.
  • Connect your personal immigration story with the national crisis to see where we have been, where we might go, and how immigration affects us all.

Tues March 20, 2018

Andy Gronik Fundraiser,  5 pm -  7 pm
The Wicked Hop, 345 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
Andy Gronik, candidate for governor of Wisconsin, will hold a fundraiser in Milwaukee.

Voices from Solitary Confinement,  6 pm - 9 pm
Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St., Milwaukee
A 2011 United Nations report said, “It is clear that short-term solitary confinement can amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Hear the real words of men and women who are locked away in solitary confinement, interact with survivors of solitary confinement, and learn what we need to do to put an end to the use of solitary confinement.
More information: David Liners, WISDOM State Director, david.liners1@gmail.com or 414-738-2099.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1202235679879824/

Economic Issues Event,  6 pm - 8 pm
Greenfield Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield
Citizens Coalition will hold an event discussing economic issues that will play a significant part in this year's elections: infrastructure, Social Security, taxes, jobs, healthcare, education debt, and military issues. The featured speaker will be William Holahan, Emeritus Professor of Economics at UWM, whose research interest has been in applied microeconomics and public policy. All are welcome. Registration starts at 5:45.   More information: Don Carlson, 414-719-0807 or aldc0001@gmail.com.

CLOSEmsdf Monthly Meeting,  6 pm - 7 pm
2821 N. 4th St., Suite 108, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Get involved with the efforts to decarcerate Milwaukee. The #CLOSEmsdf Campaign is now 40 organizations strong. Visit https://closemsdf.org/ for information.  Sign the #CLOSEmsdf petition at https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/its-time-to-close-milwaukee-secure-detention-facility-msdf

Wed March 21, 2018

State Supreme Court Calls for Rebecca Dallet,   9 am - 1 pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer
Help ensure a Supreme Court that works for the people of Wisconsin. details

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


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 March 22, 2018

Mental Health Board Meeting,   4:30 pm
Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Meeting. Public Comment: Budget. More information: http://county.milwaukee.gov/BehavioralHealthDivi7762/Mental-Health-Board.htm.

Sat March 24, 2018

March for Our Lives - Milwaukee,   10 am -  12 pm
Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N 9th St, Milwaukee
Come show your support for these amazing young people who are standing up to gun violence. The march will begin at the MilwaukeeCounty Courthouse and end at City Hall. Sponsored by the survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, and their local Milwaukee high school supporters. 

4th CD Convention,   11 am -  3 pm
McGovern Park Senior Center,00 W. Custer Ave., Milwaukee
The 4th Congressional District of the Democratic Party will hold its convention. Registration opens at 11:00am. The Convention convenes 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Cost: Preregistration is $20 per person with lunch, $10 without lunch; in-person registration $15 per person without lunch. To be a delegate, contact Secretary Felicia Martin at ftmartin824@gmail.com or 414-745-9185 by March 19. Online registration: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/4thcddems

State Supreme Court Calls for Rebecca Dallet,   1 pm - 4 pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer
Help ensure a Supreme Court that works for the people of Wisconsin. More information

Sun March 25, 2018

Sunday Demonstration,   12 pm -  1 pm
Cutler Park, Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha
What are you most concerned about? Social justice, democracy, the environment? Join us for a silent demonstration. We meet at Cutler Park in Waukesha on the sidewalk along Wisconsin Avenue near the Public Library. Bring a sign or use one of ours. Sponsored by Grassroots Waukesha.

Mon March 26, 2018

Shorewood Spring Election Candidate Forum,   6 pm -  8 pm
North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N Bartlett Ave, Shorewood
The candidates for the Shorewood Village Board and Village president will be answering your questions in a moderated forum.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. The program starts at 630pm. Hosted by Grassroots North Shore  RSVP

Tues March 27, 2018

SWAN: Restoring Our Rivers,  10  am -  2:30 pm
Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub, 5689 N Bayshore Dr, Milwaukee, 

Register for Event First Stop – Estabrook Dam removal site on the Milwaukee River.
We will discuss the work and advocacy leading up to the removal of the dam, as well as future plans for restoration to improve water quality and wildlife habitat in the former impoundment. Second Stop – Concrete removal and stream restoration along Underwood Creek in Wauwatosa, part of the Menomonee River Watershed. Third Stop – The site of a future drop structure and concrete removal project along the Jackson Park section of the Kinnickinnic River. Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn will be our tour guide as we tour these spots and learn about the details and importance of river restoration. Join us to learn how removing concrete improve our waterways, how are fish and other wildlife benefitted by restoration, what are future plans and goals for additional restoration initiatives, and much more!

Gerrymandering" Film,   6 pm 
Bay View Public Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee
Gerrymandering, directed by Jeff Reichert, is about redistricting battles: how the lines that determine who represents us in our state legislatures and Congress are drawn; who draws them; what interests are at stake; and the implications for the average American voter. Free event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. The film is also online:
https://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/gerrymandering

Wed March 28, 2018

Cesar E. Chavez Event,   11 am -  1 pm
WCTC Gymnasium (in S-Building), 800 Main St., Pewaukee
Keynote Speaker: Armando Ibarra, Ph.D. will pay tribute to Cesar Chavez and his 36-day hunger strike to draw attention to the horrid effects of pesticide use by the agriculture industry on farm workers. Lunch provided at 11 am. The program begins at 11:30 am. Free event open to the public. RSVP required. Go to tinyurl.com/wctwchavez18

State Supreme Court Calls for Rebecca Dallet,   9 am - 1 pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer
Help ensure a Supreme Court that works for the people of Wisconsin. details

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.

Matt Flynn - Meet and Greet,  5:30  pm - 7:30  pm
2770 N Summit Ave, Milwaukee
Hosted by: Joe Pabst, Karen Gotzler, Carmen Murguia, Jim Sant, and Elle Dougnelson
At the home of Joe Pabst 
All contributions welcome: ForwardWithFlynn.com 
Joe Pabst is generously matching all contributions up to $5,000

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. More information; http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/wi/glendale

Fri March 30, 2018

Supreme Court Debate,   7 pm -  8 pm
Wisconsin Public Television and Radio
Supreme Court candidates Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock will participate in a debate moderated by WPT’s Frederica Freyberg and WPR’s Shawn Johnson. The event will also be live streamed at wpt.org and wpr.org.

Sat March 31, 2018

Steve Shea Canvass,   9:30 am
Cudahy Library, 3500 Library Dr., Cudahy
Canvass to help elect Steve Shea, candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor in District 8, the South Shore area.

James Davies GOTV,  9:30  pm -  5 pm
3723 S. Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee
GOTV volunteering for James Davies, candidate for Milwaukee County Board in District 8 in the South Shore area. Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/200070330752010/

State Supreme Court Calls for Rebecca Dallet,   1 pm - 4 pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer
Help ensure a Supreme Court that works for the people of Wisconsin. More information

Stand for Peace,  12  pm -  1 pm
Kinnickinnic Avenue & E. Russell 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.

Mon April 2, 2018

Drinking Liberally Waukesha,   6:30 pm -  9 pm
Clarke Irish Pub, 314 W. Main St., Waukesha
For more information: http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/WI/waukesha.

Spring General Election,   7 am -  8 pm
Unsure of your polling location go to MyVote
Election for these nonpartisan offices: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge County Supervisor County Circuit Judges Municipal Officials (in some localities)


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