The Debates are Coming!

The Debates are Coming! The Debates are Coming! Something like 24 people have declared that they are running for the Democratic Party nomination for president. Up to 20 of them will be participating in the first debates of the 2020 race on two nights: June 26 & 27. This event is vitally important to the future of the Democratic Party and potentially the future of the county. Grassroots North Shore is sponsoring two Debate Watch parties, one at Bar Louie (5750 Bayshore Dr, Glendale) and one at Art Bar (722 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee). We don't yet know who will participate on which night — candidates will be randomly assigned to a specific night — but in these early days it's important to hear from as many candidates as possible. And it is just as important to hear these candidates in the company of other progressives and members of the party so that the assembled group can discuss what they see and hear. You can find information about these events, including the times, on or website or a Facebook events page.

  • In Glendale, June 26 at Bar Louie on the Web and on Facebook. This event starts early (at 6:30 pm) to include the meeting of Drinking Liberally Glendale. The debate begins at 8 pm CDT.
  • In Glendale, June 27 at Bar Louie on the Web and on Facebook. The event begins at 7:30 pm; the debate begins at 8 pm.

  • In Milwaukee, June 26 at Art Bar on the Web and on Facebook. The event begins at 7:30 pm; the debate begins at 8 pm.
  • In Milwaukee, June 27 at Art Bar on the Web and on Facebook. The event begins at 7:30 pm; the debate begins at 8 pm.

Here are a few links to speeches by a second set of seven candidates. (See last week's newsletter for links to speeches by seven other candidates.)

Equally important is our program on the Future of Healthcare on Sunday, June 23, featuring Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Two years ago, Trump opined "NOBODY KNEW THAT HEALTH CARE COULD BE SO COMPLICATED." Well, a lot of people knew and yet few know that the US House of Representatives recently passed legislation to strengthen the ACA. Nor do they understand how that new legislation compares to Medicare for All proposals. Dr. Kraig will answer questions about the many health care proposals and options offered by presidential candidates. While you are there, Dan Folkman of Folkman Productions has graciously offered to record short health care-related stories (maximum of two-minutes per recording). You can sign up ahead of time by emailing Shirley Horowitz for more details. Results will be linked to our web site, and shared with Citizen Action of WI if you give permission.

And finally, a reminder about calling and writing legislators about the Medicaid expansion and Fair Maps. Before the legislature votes on the next biennal budget, we want to make sure our legislators hear us on these two vital issues. Grassroots North Shore is hosting a series of phoning and postcard-writing get-togethers at our office (5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer). Please sign up and come by on the following days during the times listed. (You'll be out of there in a hour! Promise.)

Please sign up on our web page or our Facebook event. The doors will open at 2:30 with the program beginning at 3pm. We will be serving light refreshments, which is why we'd like to know how many people plan to attend.

EVENTS

Tue Jun 11, 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 Jun 12, 2019

Justin Bielinski Fundraiser, 6pm - 7:30pm
Oscar's Pub and Grill, 1712 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee

Justin Bielinski will hold a kickoff event for his campaign for Alderman in Milwaukee's 8th District. RSVP.

Refuel the Resistance, 6pm - 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 - 6:30pm
Libby Montana, 5616 W Donges Bay Rd, Mequon

June commemorates the 100th anniversary of Congress adopting the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. From the American revolution to the 15th and 19th amendments, "We the People" have shown we believe in government "by the people". We believe in representative government, yet voting rights are often under siege. On June 12th Drinking Liberally Mequon is proud to host Deborah Patel. Deborah will talk about her personal journey from family historian to plaintiff in Wisconsin's gerrymandering lawsuit (Whitford v Gill). Following a brief and informal history of suffrage in America, Deborah will focus on the Whitford case, give her impressions of other gerrymandering cases now in play, and suggest actions we might take to make sure every voter votes and every vote counts.

Thu Jun 13, 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.

Fri Jun 14, 2019

MKE Climate Strike, 12pm - 2pm
Federal Building, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Help make climate justice happen! Hand out flyers and engage people about the climate crisis, talking about the Green New Deal and how they can personally take action. More info.

Trump Impeachment Party, 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Pere Marquette Park, N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee

June 14th (ironically Flag Day) is Trump's 73rd birthday. Impeachment would be the perfect gift - to our country. Join Indivisible Tosa and Indivisible Madison to "celebrate." RSVP.

Sat Jun 15, 2019

Leadership Development Training, 10am - 2pm
2821 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., Suite 108, Milwaukee

Hear updates on the #CLOSEmsdf campaign, learn how to become a more effective leader, and find fellowship with other people working for justice in the community. Sponsored by CLOSEmsdf and six other groups. This venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information, Sharyl McFarland or call 414-364-1256. Facebook event.

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 (Mayfair Road) & West Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa

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 politicalcomedy. 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 Sam Harshner. Sam will discuss the unionization efforts of non tenure track faculty and graduate students at Marquette University. Advance tickets ($8).

Mon Jun 17, 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.

Wed Jun 19, 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, 6pm - 8pm
Red Dot, 6715 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

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

Refuel the Resistance, 6pm - 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.

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 Jun 20, 2019

Tom Barrett Restaurant Roundtable, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ivy House, 906 S. Barclay St., Milwaukee

Sponsorship levels: Sponsor: $1,000 (10+ tickets) | Mayor's Club Membership: $400 | Attendee: $100. To Sponsor and RSVP, or email Zach or call Zach at (414) 271-8050.

Conversion Therapy Ban/Shorewood, 7:30pm - 7:30pm
Shorewood Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood

On June 20 the Shorewood Village Board will consider legislation, recently approved by committee, to ban conversion therapy directed toward LGBTQ+ youth. Come to the board meeting to show your support for the legislation, or contact board president Allison Rozek.

Fri Jun 21, 2019 - Sun Jun 23, 2019

Energy Fair, All day Midwest
Renew The Earth Institute, 7558 Deer Road, Custer, WI

Now in its 30th year, The Energy Fair brings people together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a sustainable future. The Fair features interactive workshops, exhibitors, live music, inspiring keynote speakers, family fun, great local food, and more. Organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, The Energy Fair is the longest-running event of its kind in the nation. People who attend are empowered to support renewable energy, efficiency, and sustainable living including home and land owners, educators, energy professionals, architects, builders, contractors, utilities, environmental advocates, and unions. Much more information and advance ticket purchase.

Fri Jun 21, 2019

MKE Climate Strike, 12pm - 2pm
Federal Building, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Help make climate justice happen! Hand out flyers and engage people about the climate crisis, talking about the Green New Deal and how they can personally take action. More info.

Sat Jun 22, 2019

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.

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
West Capitol Drive & North Teutonia Avenue, Milwaukee

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

Sun Jun 23, 2019

Future of Healthcare, 2:30pm - 5pm
Brown Deer United Methodist Church, 5736 W. Brown Deer Rd., Brown Deer

Fear...the primary emotion people feel when discussing health care, health insurance, and the future. Learn about the many proposals for health care reform, from fixing the ACA to Medicare for All and everything in between, from Dr. Robert Kraig of Citizen Action Wisconsin. Doors open 2:30; program 3-5. RSVP.

Mon Jun 24, 2019

Chris Abele Kickoff Party, 5:30pm - 7pm
Ward4, 313 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee

County Executive Chris Abele will kick off his campaign for reelection. No contributions will be accepted. RSVP. More information.


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