No rest for the weary!

A final reminder about our program on "The Future of Healthcare in America." Dr. Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, will explain the way the various healthcare plans currently circulating are likely to change our current system. As you sort out the huge field of Democratic hopefuls for the presidential nomination, the information Dr. Kraig offers will no doubt help you see the choices more clearly.

So join us at the Brown Deer Methodist Church (5736 W Brown Deer Rd) on Sunday, June 23, for this important program. There's plenty of parking behind the church. The doors will open at 2:30, with the program beginning at 3. We will serve light refreshments, so please RSVP.

And while we're on important Grassroots North Shore events, don't forget to come to one of the Debate Watch Parties we're sponsoring on Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27. Ten candidates will take the stage each night. And it's important to see them all! You can watch with fellow Dems and progressives at Bar Louie (5750 Bay Shore Dr.) on Wednesday and Thursday. Or you can go to the Art Bar (722 E Burleigh St) on Wednesday and Thursday. Or mix and match! (You can also see info about these events on Facebook.) We'll have snacks (while they last) with a game and prizes!

Here's the line-up for Wednesday:

  • Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
  • former HUD director Julian Castro
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • Rep. John Delaney (D-MD)
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

And here's the list for Thursday:

  • Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
  • former Vice President Joe Biden
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-NY)
  • tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang
  • self-help author Marianne Williamson

And last but not least, a few words from the great folks at Indivisible (where everyone should take the pledge to support the Democratic nominee, no matter who it turns out to be!):

It's time to #DefundHate

Just as we get more horrific news about immigrant deaths while in custody... and children being left on buses waiting to be reunited with their families... and hundreds of folks being squeezed in a tiny room (the list goes on and on), Trump and his Republican enablers want to increase funding for their deportation force.

Fortunately, the Constitution gives Congress — not the President — the sole power to appropriate money. And we're not going to stand for it.

Right now, we need your advocacy more than ever. It's time to step up the pressure and demand that Congress #DefundHate and cut funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through the appropriations process (which is how Congress decides how much funding federal agencies get).

We need Democrats to hold strong and stand firm against any attempts to increase funding for ICE and CBP. Here are two things you can do right now to get up-to-speed and make a difference in this fight:

  1. Read up on what's at stake in this fight with our campaign resource.

  2. Use our call script and demand that your member of Congress cut funding for ICE and CBP, and get rid of the slush fund that would allow ICE to continue terrorizing communities.

This fight is going to be a long and hard one. But your pressure could be the difference that preserves the wins that are in this bill.

Let's do it.

In solidarity,
Indivisible Team

EVENTS

Wed Jun 19, 2019

Juneteenth Celebration, 9am - 5pm
FREE Annual Juneteenth celebration in Milwaukee, the largest in the country, spanning four city blocks with hundreds of vendors and activities. Parade begins sharply at 9am at Green Bay Elementary School, 3872 N. 8th St. General celebration takes place between Burleigh and Center streets on Martin Luther King Drive.

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.

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: online, by emailing Zach or by calling 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

Midwest Energy Fair, All day Fri Jun 21, 2019 - Sun Jun 23, 2019
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.

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

Midwest Energy Fair, All day Fri Jun 21, 2019 - Sun Jun 23, 2019
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.

Community Brainstorming, 8am - 11am
St. Matthew CME Church, 2944 N. 9th St., Milwaukee

Community Brainstorming Conference Breakfast Forum Breakfast: 8 am, Program: 9 am. The Proposed Direction of Law Enforcement in Milwaukee and What the Community Needs to Know and Understand Panel: Milwaukee County Sheriff; invited Milwaukee County District Attorney - John T. Chisholm; Regional Director, State Public Defender - Tom Reed; Milwaukee Police Chief - Al Morales Sr.; Police and Fire Commissioner;- invited Federal Bureau of Investigation - Representitive TBA. Moderator: Tearman Spencer; Chairman: Hon. Russell Stamper. Sr. 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

Midwest Energy Fair, All day Fri Jun 21, 2019 - Sun Jun 23, 2019
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.

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

BadgerCare Day of Action, 12pm - 6:30pm
Citizen Action will have several opportunities for action to support the expansion of Badger Care.

  • 12:00pm: Join Dr. Robert Kraig and members of the faith and medical community for a noon press conference and then a tailgate/rally after. Brown Deer United Methodist Church, 5736 W. Brown Deer Rd., Brown Deer.
  • 6:30pm: Rally around the BadgerCare expansion, with a phone bank/texting after at Citizen Actions office. Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., and 221 S. Second St., Suite 300

RSVP.

ACA Phonebank, 1pm - 1:30pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Brown Deer

Assembly Dems Fundraiser, 5pm - 7pm
City Lights Brewing Co., 2200 W. Mount Vernon Ave., Milwaukee

Join us to meet with our Democratic Leader, Representative Gordon Hintz, and members of our Assembly Democratic Leadership to support the Democrats running for Assembly at home and across the state. All Contributions are welcome, but consider becoming a sponsor at $100, $250, $500, or $1000 - we appreciate your support! More information.

JoCasta Zamarripa Fundraiser, 5pm - 6:30pm
Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 3710 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee

JoCasta is running to serve Milwaukee's 8th Aldermanic District. Host: $500 | Sponsor: $250 | Champion: | $100 Suggested Contribution: $25. All contributions gratefully accepted. More info.

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.

Labor Dissent and Justice, 7pm - 7pm
Boswell Book CO., 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee

Madison attorney Dean Strang will discuss his new book, a sharp legal history of the largest mass trial in US history, which laid the groundwork for a fundamentally different strategy to stifle radical threats and had a major role in shaping the modern Justice Department.

Wed Jun 26, 2019

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 Facebook.

Trauma and the Justice System, 12pm - 1:15pm
Riverfront Pizzeria, 509 E. Erie St., Milwaukee

At Wisconsin Justice Initiative's June salon, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judges Carl Ashley and Mary Triggiano will discuss how they are training judges and others in the justice system about the new science of trauma, why it matters, and how they and others are slowly changing how our justice system responds to those impacted by stress and trauma. The cost of the salon is $14, including the buffet luncheon of main dish, pizza, and salad. Register.

Refuel the Resistance & Democratic Debate Watch Party, 5pm - 10pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Refuel the Resistance's weekly gathering at Bounce Milwaukee's mezzanine bar for networking, inspiration or just to vent this week is also hosting the Democratic Debate Watch Party. 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. In conjunction with the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. More information.

Drinking Liberally Glendale and Democratic Debate Watch Party, 6:30pm - 10pm
Bar Louie, 5750 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale

Drinking Liberally Glendale meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. A monthly meetup to eat, drink, and talk politics with like-minded people. This week Drinking Liberally will be held together with a Democratic Debate Watch Party. More information about Drinking Liberally. More info about the Debate Watch Party. Sponsored by Grassroots North Shore in conjunction with the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County.

Drinking Liberally Port Washington, 6:30pm - 8pm
Schooner Pub, 114 N Franklin St, Port Washington

Drinking Liberally Port Washington meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Debate Watch Parties, 7:30pm - 10pm
Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee

First debate, featuring half of the Democratic presidential candidates. Sponsored by Grassroots North Shore. In conjunction with the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. More info about the Debate Watch Party and Grassroots North Shore.

Thu Jun 27, 2019

Mental Health Board Meeting, 4:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA

Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Meeting. Public Comment: none. More information.

Debate Watch Parties, 7:30pm - 10pm
Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee, and Bar Louie, 5750 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale

Second debate, featuring the second half of the Democratic presidential candidates. Sponsored by Grassroots North Shore. In conjunction with the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. More info for the event in Glendale and the event in Milwaukee from Grassroots North Shore.

Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, 8pm - 10pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Second Democratic Debate Watch Party. Sponsored by the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County.

Fri Jun 28, 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 29, 2019

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
Port Washington Road & Silver Spring Drive, Glendale

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

Sun Jun 30, 2019

Deep canvassing, 1pm - 5pm
GRNS office, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Suite 116, Brown Deer

Come to a training for Deep Canvassing, get a partner to canvass with, and try it out. Grassroots North Shore will sponsor several of these efforts over the summer and through the fall to find out what's on the minds of voters in the North Shore area. Get more information and RSVP.

Mon Jul 1, 2019

Drinking Liberally Waukesha, 6:30pm - 9pm
Clarke Irish Pub, 314 W. Main St., Waukesha

Drinking Liberally Waukesha meets the first Monday of each month. More information.


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