If you want to win ...

...you have to canvass. This wisdom comes to us from Emily's List. And that organization knows whereof it speaks. To win progressives' races up and down the whole ballot, we are going to have to dig deep and work hard. But the good news is it only takes a few extra votes per ward! And that's where you come in.

Grassroots North Shore is helping to make Wisconsin a bluer shade of purple by participating in the One Year to Win Weekend of Action on Saturday, November 2, and Sunday, November 3. This is your first chance to help make a difference. We're canvassing from our Brown Deer office on November 2, either beginning at 10am or beginning at 1pm. And from Shirley Horowitz's house on November 3 beginning at 10am or beginning at 1pm. (Actually the days and times are somewhat flexible — contact Nancy Kaplan or Shirley Horowitz for ideas for an individualized schedule.)

Canvassing at this very early stage of the election cycle has two key goals:

  1. To improve the accuracy of the data available to us;
  2. To hear what's really on the minds of voters in our communities.

With better data, we'll know who to talk to about our candidates ahead of the election on February 18 (the nonpartisan primary), April 7 (the nonpartisan election and presidential primary), August 11 (the partisan primary), and November 3 (the big kahuna!). (Mark your calendars now, if you have not already.) And we'll have better intelligence on what really matters to the people of each community.

But let's suppose you can't canvass for one reason or another. At least you can help recruit others to canvass. We're holding phone banks at our office (5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Suite 116) on Tuesday, October 22, from 5:30-7:30pm and Wednesday, October 23, from 5:30-7:30pm. We're calling people who have volunteered in prior campaigns, not cold calls to strangers! And we could use your help.

And don't forget that the Democratic Presidential Debate is tonight beginning at 7pm. You can watch on CNN or at the New York Times website. Better yet, you can join fellow Dems and progressives at one of the three watch parties we are sponsoring or one the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County is sponsoring. Here are the details:

  • GRNS at Ferrante's Restaurant, 10404 North Port Washington Rd, Mequon — RSVP or just show up;
  • GRNS in Whitefish Bay, 4845 N Newhall St, WFB (Shirley Horowitz's house) — RSVP or just show up;
  • GRNS at Camp Bar, 4044 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood — RSVP or just show up;
  • DPMC at Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct. Milwaukee — just show up;

Finally, we want to reward Penzey's Spices and maybe even email Bill Penzey for buying almost $100,000 worth of ads on Facebook. It turns out that Penzey's ads were second only to the ads placed by the Grifter-in-Chief's re-election campaign. The gesture this company made was so extraordinary that both the New York Times and the Washington Post ran prominent stories about it. The ads advocate for impeaching our Crook-in-Chief. Go to Penzey's Facebook page and "like" and "follow" it. You may also feel moved to write a comment thanking Mr. Penzey. Then go to a Penzey's Store, buy some products, and ask the clerk to pass along a message thanking him and letting him know that Grassroots North Shore deeply appreciates the effort he and his company are making.

EVENTS

Tue Oct 15, 2019

Alex Brower Fundraiser, 5pm - 8pm
High Dive MKE, 701 E. Center St., Milwaukee

Fundraiser and birthday celebration for Alex Brower, candidate for Milwaukee City Comptroller. Along with karaoke, snacks will be provided and drinks will be available at the bar. Contribution levels: Host: $250 | Supporter: $100 | Friend: $32. Donations of all amounts are accepted. More information.

CLOSEmsdf Meeting, 6pm - 7pm
2821 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. Suite 108, Milwaukee

Get involved with the campaign to close the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, now over 50 organizations strong. More information. Also see Facebook.

Debate Watch Parties, 7pm - 10pm
Grassroots North Shore

Watch with like-minded folks, share your views, and have some fun at one of Grassroots North Shore's debate parties.

  • Camp Bar, 4044 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood: RSVP.
  • Shirley Horowitz's house, Whitefish Bay: RSVP.
  • Ferrante's Restaurant, 10404 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon RSVP.

Candidate sponsored watch parties:

  • Join Warren supporters at Puddlers Hall (2461 S. St. Clair St., Milwaukee ) for the October presidential debate to cheer her on and talk about what issues matter to Wisconsinites and ways you can get involved in the campaign. All are welcome! RSVP.
  • Come together with your friends, family members, and neighbors at Art Bar (722 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee) for this fun event, cheer for Bernie, and sign up to do the important work of grassroots organizing. RSVP.

Democratic Debate, 7pm - 10pm
CNN and livestreamed on cnn.com

Twelve Democratic candidates for president will debate.

Wed Oct 16, 2019

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.

Fri Oct 18, 2019

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

Derrick Johnson, President and CEO or the national NAACP, will be the speaker at the NAACP Milwaukee Branch annual Freedom Fund dinner. 5:30pm Reception (with taste testing beverages provided by MillerCoors); 6:30 Dinner. For tickets, call 414-562-1000 (Tues- Thurs, 9am-5pm).

Sat Oct 19, 2019

Dem Organizing Trainings, 10am - 5pm
Two times and locations

Come join your Milwaukee County Regional Organizers Davette and Jackie for Organizing 101 as they talk about the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Neighborhood Teams, and what tools you will need to be successful. North Side, MLK Library, 310 W Locust St., 10:00am - 12:00pm. RSVP. South Side: Tippecanoe Branch Library, 3912 S Howell Ave., 3:00pm - 5:00pm. RSVP.

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
Howell Avenue & Howard Avenue, Milwaukee

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 guests are Lane Hall and Joe Brusky from the Overpass Light Brigade. Advance tickets ($8).

Mon Oct 21, 2019

Public Opinion of Supreme Court, 8am - 1:30pm
Location TBA

Marquette Law School professor Charles Franklin will present the results of a unique national survey devoted entirely to the public's knowledge and opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court. Three panels of academic experts and journalists will discuss the findings. Reservation (required).

Milwaukee Dems Meeting, 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.

Tue Oct 22, 2019

Dem VAN Training North Side, 5pm - 7:30pm
Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee

Come learn from your Regional Organizers Davette and Jackie about ALL THINGS VAN. This will be a training for beginners and advanced users. They will go over basics (how to log in and search) as well as making lists and doing targeting, plus a discussion of mini van! RSVP.

County Budget Town Hall, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Brown Deer Public Library, 5600 W. Bradley Rd., Brown Deer

Join County Chairman Theo Lipscomb for a town hall meeting to learn about the 2020 Milwaukee County budget and give feedback. More information about the proposed budget.

Wed Oct 23, 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 our website and Facebook.

Dem VAN Training South Side, 5pm - 7:30pm
Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee

Come learn from your Regional Organizers Davette and Jackie about ALL THINGS VAN. This will be a training for beginners and advanced users. They will go over basics (how to log in and search) as well as making lists and doing targeting, plus a discussion of mini van! 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 Glendale, 6:30pm - 9pm
Silver Spring House, 6655 N. Green Bay Rd., Glendale

Note new location: Drinking Liberally Glendale meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. A monthly meetup to eat, drink, and talk politics with like-minded people. More information. [Please Note: Silver Spring House is now closed. So Drinking Liberally Glendale will be meeting elsewhere. Check on where by following the "more information link above.]

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

TBA

Thu Oct 24, 2019

Gun Violence / Day of Action, 9:45am - 3pm
Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison

The majority of Wisconsin lawmakers have ignored the evidence, ignored their constituents, and ignored the devastation gun violence thrusts into the lives of Wisconsinites. It's time to pack the Capitol full of citizens who are united in their determination to prevent gun violence .9:45am - 10am – Check-in at Bethel Lutheran Church; 10am - 12:45pm –;Orientation on gun violence in Wisconsin, training on citizen-lobbying;best practices, and lunch 1:00pm - 3: 00pm – Meetings with your elected;officials or their staff members at the Capitol. $15 fee includes your lunch and all training materials. RSVP.

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

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

John Chisholm Fundraiser, 5pm - 7pm
Taylor's, 795 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee

Reception to support John Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney. Host: $1,000 | Sponsor: $500 | Friend: $250 | Supporter: $100. Suggested Minimum Contribution: $50. To Host, RSVP, or for any questions, please contact the campaign at info@johnchisholm.org or 414-828-1225.

Fri Oct 25, 2019

Voces de la Frontera Gala, 5pm - 5pm
Harley-Davidson Museum Chrome Room, 400 W Canal St, Milwaukee

5:00 pm cocktails | 6:30 pm dinner and program. Our gala is our largest fundraiser of the year. This year's gala will raise critical funds to support our statewide mobilization of Latinx and multiracial youth vote for 2020, the census count, and the constant struggle to defend families facing escalated attacks from the Trump administration. Click here to purchase tickets, a table sponsorship, or an ad in our program booklet. While we look towards the future, we'll also celebrate our past successes and grassroots leaders, and honor members of our movement who are no longer with us. Our keynote speaker, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes was elected on November 8, 2018, and is the first African-American to serve as a Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin. He is also the second African-American to ever hold statewide office. He is a champion for civil and labor rights, whose roots are in community organizing. Lt. Governor Barnes and Governor Tony Evers stand with immigrant communities in the struggle to restore driver licenses and in-state tuition for Wisconsin immigrant families. We are excited that Lt. Gov. Barnes is joining us this year, and we hope that you'll join us too.

Sat Oct 26, 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.

Special Canvass for Emily Siegrist, 9am - 12pm
5600 W. Brown Deer Rd, Suite 116, Brown Deer

The Village of Brown Deer's President Wanda Montgomery will host this important canvass. Please RSVP.

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
Brady Street & Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee

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


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