let's engage and act!

The Joint Finance Committee has just announced that it will meet on Wednesday, May 9, at 11:00 a.m. in Executive Session (Room 412 East, State Capitol) to consider stripping everything not to the GOP's liking from Governor Evers's proposed bienniel budget. Most people cannot drop everything to go to Madison on Thursday but I'll let you know if there is an organized response you can join.

The list of items the GOP has targeted is too long to reproduce here but the issues on the chopping block include the Medicaid expansion and nonpartisan redistricting. Eliminating the Medicaid expansion will COST the state almost $325 million (money the Evers proposal would allocate to other worthy projects like education funding) while eliminating the proposal for funding nonpartisan redistricting will SAVE the state a pittance ($10,000). Clearly fiscal rectitude has nothing whatsoever to do with Republicans' concerns. If you are upset about these developments, as you should be, call your state legislators. You can look them up using your address at the legislature's website.

As part of our commitment to the Fair Maps Coalition, Grassroots North Shore has been holding some postcard writing parties to let the Joint Finance Committee know how we feel about the issue. (To date, we have sent hundreds of cards with more to come.) We will keep up our efforts despite the committee's rejection. So if you are able to join Martha Pincus at her house (7045 N Belmont Ln, Fox Point, WI 53217 ) at 5pm on Thursday, May 9, please RSVP so she will know to expect you.

We are also supporting the Great Lakes Compact in an effort to raise public awareness about the issue and stop the unlawful diversions of our water. Please take a moment to take the pledge. We've already taken the pledge as an organization. So now we just need our supporters to sign as individuals. This is yet another way to make the voices of the citizens of Wisconsin heard and felt in the halls of power.

Tue May 7, 2019

League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County Annual Meeting of the Membership, 5:15pm - 8:30pm
The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave, Free parking - enter lot on 10th St. between Wells & Wisconsin

5:15 pm - Social Gathering - Cash Bar) 50/50 Raffle to support League Centennial activities 5:45 pm - Dinner (Vegetable Wellington, Grecian Whitefish or Chicken Piccata) 6:15 pm - Speaker: Jodi Habush Sinykin 7:00 pm - Break, Cake & Coffee 7:15 pm - Business Meeting* 8:30 pm - Adjournment ~ Special Presentation on the Foxconn Water Diversion Lawsuit ~ Our speaker is Attorney Jodi Habush Sinykin, a League member and legal counsel to Midwest Environmental Advocates. She will provide an overview of the environmental issues at play, and an update on the lawsuit against the state DNR over the decision to divert Great Lakes Basin water to the straddling community of Mount Pleasant to meet the manufacturing and commercial needs of the promised Foxconn Technology Group complex. RSVP today for this important meeting! Cost: LWVMC members - $40* (includes dinner) Your nonmember guests - $50 (includes dinner) *Members may attend the speaker portion and/or business meeting only at no cost (reservation required so we have enough seating).

Wed May 8, 2019

Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action - Milwaukee Course, 1pm - 5pm
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, 1915 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities. This six-part workshop series examines the history and impact of racism and what participants can do about it.

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 - Mequon, 6:30pm - 7pm
Libby Montana, 5616 W Donges Bay Rd, Mequon

Candidates Chris Rahlf, Emily Siegrist, Liz Sumner and Emerge Wisconsin Deputy Director Carly Wilson will share their experiences of running for office. More info.

Thu May 9, 2019

Drinking Liberally West Allis, 6:30pm - 9pm
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 May 11, 2019

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
27th Street & Layton Avenue

Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

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 Jasmine Gonzalez from the CLOSEmsdf Campaign. Advance tickets ($8).

Mon May 13, 2019

Grass Roots South Shore Meeting, 6pm - 8pm
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.

Tue May 14, 2019

Drinking Liberally MKE, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Art Bar, 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 need. Come share a pint with your fellow progressives! Drinking Liberally MKE meets on the second Tuesday of every month, hosted by Matt Filipowicz.

350 Milwaukee Meeting, 7pm - 8:30pm
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee

350.ORG is the global organization building a grassroots movement in 188 countries to address global warming and solve the climate crisis. 350 Milwaukee meets every month on the second Tuesday. More information.

Wed May 15, 2019

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, 6:30pm - 9pm
Walter's, 6930 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

Come join fellow Wauwatosa progressives for good conversation. More info.

Democratic Party of Ozaukee County Monthly Meeting, 7pm
Saukville Municipal Center, 639 E Green Bay Ave., Saukville

More info.

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 May 16, 2019

Waukesha County Democratic Party Meeting, 7pm
Waukesha Dems Office, 336 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha

This month we are focusing on the Party and our future. From discussions about the DPW Chairs race to what we should focus trainings and investments in and the future of our office space. This is going to he very much discussion and question and answer. We are a Democratic group, not a dictatorship and we need everyone's energy and ideas to truly grow and advance as a Party. If you normally don't attend or even have never attend, please make this one to come too. We need you now more than ever.

Sat May 18, 2019

Gwen Moore Congressional Cafe, 10:30am - 12pm
Kelly Senior Center, 6100 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy

In her "Congressional Cafe" event, Rep. Gwen Moore will meet with constituents for a discussion about important federal legislative issues, events in Congress, and constituent concerns. State Senator Chris Larson, State Representative Christine Sinicki, and Milwaukee County Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic and Steven Shea will also be on hand. More information: Milwaukee office, 414-297-1140.

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
Highway 100/North Mayfair Road & North Avenue, Wauwatosa

Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

Mon May 20, 2019

DPMC Issues Committee Meeting, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, 6pm - 6pm
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.

Waukesha Grassroots Meeting, 6:30pm
336 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

There will be a Grassroots strategy meeting on the 3rd Monday of this month. We need to hear from you.


 


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