It's Tues. and it's SUPER!

The Democratic presidential primary picture became a lot clearer this week, with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and billionaire Tom Steyer bowing out. According to the pundits, Super Tuesday is going to tell us a great deal about the future. But here in Wisconsin, where our turn to vote does not arrive for a month, we have work to do to win that election for the future of our state. We especially need to work super hard to elect a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who will rule impartially and according to the law. That's why we're asking people to give us a little of their time on the weekends of March 21-22 and March 28-29. The weather is improving and we'll have later daylight by then! And we'll be talking to people who are more likely than not to share our values and our views — if they vote! So that's our job: to increase turnout on the North Shore. Here's where you sign up:

  • Saturday, March 21, Canvass from the Grassroots North Shore office, 3 shifts

  • Saturday, March 21, Canvass from Shorewood

  • Saturday, March 21, Phone from the Grassroots North Shore office, 3 shifts
  • Sunday, March 22, Canvass from Whitefish Bay, 2 shifts

  • Sunday, March 22, Canvass from from Glendale, 1 shift

  • Sunday, March 22, Phone from from Whitefish Bay, 2 shifts
  • Saturday, March 28, Canvass from the Grassroots North Shore office, 3 shifts

  • Saturday, March 28, Phone from the Grassroots North Shore office, 3 shifts
  • Sunday, March 29, Canvass from Whitefish Bay, 2 shifts

  • Sunday, March 29, Canvass from from Glendale, 1 shift

  • Sunday, March 29, Phone from from Whitefish Bay, 2 shifts

In addition to the canvasses and phone banks, we're continuing to send postcards to urge people to vote. You can help with this activity, too. We're working on this project on Monday, March 9, Monday, March 16, and Monday, March 23. All of these postcard parties take place in our office (5600 W Brown Deer Rd, Suite 116), from 10am to noon. If you can't join us, consider donating some money to help us purchase the necessary postcard stamps. You can donate to this cause at Act Blue.

We're also continuing to host educational events, with two in the immediate future. On Wednesday, March 4, we're holding Tipping Point Wisconsin, a reprise. We'll share some of the ideas and data we learned from Celinda Lake at our annual fundraiser in December with anyone who missed that wonderful and enlightening event. Lake's research forms the foundation of the electoral work Grassroots North Shore is undertaking this year. Only a few openings for this event remain, so sign up now. On Sunday, March 15, we're holding a town hall on Sensible Gun Legislation with speakers who will help us understand how to help get legislation passed. We'll be at the United Methodist Church (5736 W Brown Deer Rd). Doors open at 3:30, and the program runs from 4-6pm.

There are a few other things you should know about. On March 15, starting at 7pm, the 11th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate will take place. I don't yet know who will be participating or whether GRNS will be hosting debate watch parties. Stay tuned. Many of our plans may be affected if there's a widespread outbreak of the coronavirus that produces CoVid-19. We're developing contingency plans this week, though right now there is no cause for alarm. But there is cause for laughter. According to some news reports, sales of Corona beer decreased substantially — presumably because the usual customer base thinks the beverage is linked somehow to the coronavirus. Really. Snopes debunks the story but goes on to say beer sales of ALL brands are suffering because of depressed economic activity, especially in China. Now on to the list of progressive events in the area in the coming two weeks.

EVENTS

Tue Mar 3, 2020

David Crowley Fundraiser, 5:30pm - 7pm
Botanas Restaurant, 816 S 5th St, Milwaukee

Join State Rep. David Crowley, candidate for Milwaukee County Executive, to learn more about him and his vision for Milwaukee County and support his campaign. For questions and RSVP: info@crowleyformke.com or 414-310-6789.

Wed Mar 4, 2020

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.

Thu Mar 5, 2020

Issues Mtg CANCELLED, 4:30pm - 4:30pm
Amalgamated Transit Union, 734 N. 26th St., Milwaukee

This month's meeting is cancelled. The Democratic Party's Issues Committee holds its meeting on the first Thursday of each month. All Democrats are welcome to participate.

Fri Mar 6, 2020

Stand for Livable Climate, 12pm - 1pm
Wisconsin Avenue & Water Street, Milwaukee

Stand for a livable climate near the Chase and Wells Fargo Banks, the world's largest funders of fossil fuel industries. More information.

Lead Issue in Milwaukee, 1pm - 3pm
United Way Volunteer Center, 200 W. Pleasant St., Milwaukee

This public issues forum will bring together state, local, and community policy makers and leaders to focus attention and resources on the part of Milwaukee where data indicate the need is greatest. Each panelist will indicate their priorities for the North Side and describe resources needed. Panelists will be questioned by a moderator, by each other and by the audience. Free and Open to the Public - No RSVP Required. Gathering at 12:30 p.m. - Program 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. More information.

YES Fundraiser, 4pm - 9pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), the student branch of Voces dela Frontera, is planning a trip to Washington DC in an effort todevelop and sustain their member’s leadership skills.The goal is to fund the trip for 27 Milwaukee area students and 3chaperones. More information.

Sat Mar 7, 2020

Buttigieg Volunteer Event, 8am - 11am
Riverwest Food Pantry, St. Casimir Church, 924 E. Clarke St., Milwaukee

Has Pete inspired you to do more for your community? Then throw on your Pete gear and come out to Milwaukee's Riverwest Food Pantry for a morning of service with your fellow Pete supporters. RSVP.

Peter Burgelis Canvass, 10am - 5pm
Location on RSVP

Peter Burgelis, candidate for Alderman in District 11, running to bring a strong work ethic and fresh ideas to City Hall, will have a canvass in his district to communicate with voters. Shifts: 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm. RSVP.

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
Capitol Drive & Oakland Avenue

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

Sanders Phone Bank, 1pm - 3:30pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Come together with friends, family, and neighbors to call voters in support of Bernie! Phonebanking is one of the most important things you can do to help the campaign win. Note: In addition to a cell phone, please bring a laptop or tablet to make calls on the Bernie Dialer. Please download Chrome or Firefox beforehand if you can! Bring headphones or a headset. RSVP.

Voces de la Frontera, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Voces Office, 1027 S. 5th St., Milwaukee

Join Voces de la Frontera for the monthly membership meeting! Meet the endorsed candidates for the April 7 election! Also discuss the importance of the 2020 vote and goals for the new year including the upcoming election, the Day Without Latinx and Immigrants, and opportunities to plug into Voces campaigns! There will be food and drink provided.

Recruitment Phone Bank, 4pm - 6pm
1027 E. Ogden Ave., Milwaukee

Easy recruitment calls to get fellow activists to schedule for Weekends of Action and Get Out the Vote in March/April. Help make sure we can make a real difference in the April election! RSVP.

Sun Mar 8, 2020

Peter Burgelis Canvass, 12pm - 4:30pm
Location on RSVP

Peter Burgelis, candidate for Alderman in District 11. running to bring a strong work ethic and fresh ideas to City Hall, will have a canvass in his district to communicate with voters. Shifts: 12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm. RSVP.

International Women’s Day Celebration, 2pm - 5pm
UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, 2100 E Kenwood Blvd.,Milwaukee

Guest speakers will include Madonna Thunder Hawk, Cheyenne River Lakota Nation activist (via Skype) on the Lakota Child Rescue Project, and local Welfare Warrior Pat Gowens of the Mothers and Grandmothers of Disappeared Children on the forced separation of poor Milwaukee children from their families by the foster care industry.

Rebecca Kiefer Campaign Fundraiser, 4pm - 5:30pm
The Ruby Tap, 1341 N Wauwatosa Ave, Wauwatosa

On International Women's Day, you are invited to a reception at Ruby Tap in support of Rebecca Kiefer's campaign for Milwaukee County Circuit Court. RSVP.

Mon Mar 9, 2020

Postcard Party, 10am - 12pm
GRNS office, 5600 W. Brown Deer Rd., Suite 116, Brown Deer,

Grassroots North Shore will have a postcard-writing party to remind people to vote in the April 7 spring election, emphasizing early voting and the Supreme Court race. They'll have the cards, stamps, names and addresses, and some sample scripts. It's a fun activity to help increase votes for the lowest turnout election of this cycle. RSVP.

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.

Witness to PEPFAR: An American Foreign Aid Success Story, 6pm - 8pm
Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N Murray Ave, Shorewood

Lifesaving HIV medications first became available to Africans in 2003 as the result of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Since 2004, Dr. Ian Gilson volunteered his skills and experience to assist health care workers in Kenya and Uganda to acquire the expertise required to use HIV medications effectively. During his most recent visit, Dr. Gilson was able to witness the dramatic transformation of HIV in Africa from a death sentence to a chronic and survivable condition, due largely to the drugs provided by PEPFAR and the World Health Organization. PEPFAR is an unprecedented American public health and foreign aid success which we as Americans can all be proud of. Dr. Gilson will relate stories of the heroic doctors and nurses as well as individuals with HIV infection, who have turned this deadly disease around, and who continue to do truly inspiring work every day.

Un-Trumping America / Author Event, 7pm - 7pm
Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee

Dan Pfeiffer appears at the Turner Hall Ballroom to chat with WUWM Lake Effect Producer Joy Powers about his brand new book, a sharp political playbook for how Democrats can take on Trump. Tickets cost $30 and include admission and a copy of Un-Trumping America. Un-Trumping America offers readers three critical insights: first, Trump is not an aberration, but rather the logical extension of the modern Republican Party; second, how Democrats can defeat Trump in 2020; and third, preventing the likes of Trump from ever happening again with a plan to fix democracy.

Tue Mar 10, 2020

Drinking Liberally Grafton/Mequon, 6:30pm - 8pm
Water Street Brewery, 1251 Gateway Dr. Grafton

The Bloomberg Campaign has promised to maintain campaign offices and staff in Wisconsin through the election in support of the Democratic nominee (even if it isn't Bloomberg). This month Drinking Liberally Grafton welcomes staff from the Bloomberg Wisconsin Team.

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.

Spiritual Socialists / Author Event, 7pm - 7pm
Boswell Book Co., 2559 N Downer Ave., Milwaukee

Vaneesa Cook, University of Wisconsin Lecturer in History presents her latest work in which she highlights an important but overlooked intellectual and political tradition that she calls spiritual socialism. Cook argues that spiritual socialists held that the most basic expression of religious values - caring for the sick, tired, hungry, and exploited members of one's community - created a firm footing for a new society. Equality, cooperation, and peace, they argued, would not develop overnight, and a more humane society would never emerge through top-down legislation. Instead, they believed that the process of their vision of the world had to happen in homes, villages, and cities, from the bottom up.

Wed Mar 11, 2020

Grass Roots South Shore, 6pm - 8pm
Cudahy Library, 3500 Library Dr., Cudahy

Grass Roots South Shore meets on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information call James Balk, 414-218-5944.

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.

Thu Mar 12, 2020

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 Mar 13, 2020

Stand for Livable Climate, 12pm - 1pm
Wisconsin Avenue & Water Street, Milwaukee

Stand for a livable climate near the Chase and Wells Fargo Banks, the world's largest funders of fossil fuel industries. More information.

Sat Mar 14, 2020

UN Assn of MKE, 10am - 12pm
Redeember Lutheran Church, 631 N. 19th St., Milwaukee

Women Speaking Against Oppression - A Celebration of International Women's Day in Milwaukee Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 N. 19th Street (rear entrance) Since 1977, the United Nations has made International Women's Day a celebration focusing on both women's rights and world peace. You are invited to hear presentations by the following women on issues related to oppression. Lakota elder Madonna Thunder Hawk; Martha Collins, Commissioner on the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission and UNA-MKE board member; Nancy Ezell, a former incarcerated person for a non-violent felony with a serious illness; Ashley Jordan, a lawyer and women’s rights activist. For more information email Debbie Metke or call 414.881.0904. The UNA-GM is a group of men and women who stand for peace and justice in the world and believe that the United Nations is an instrumental force in creating a peaceful world and supporting the work and efforts of the UN by educating, inspiring, and mobilizing our Milwaukee Community. The UNA-GM meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from January - June and September - December from 10 AM - Noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church (rear entrance). Each monthly meeting features a presentation & discussion on a specific topic relevant to the work of the UN. More information.

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
16th Street & Wisconsin Avenue

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

Women Speaking Against Oppression, 12pm - 2pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 N. 19th St., Milwaukee

Women Speaking Against Oppression - A Celebration of International Women's Day in Milwaukee. This event is sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee. Free and open to the public.Speakers:- Lakota elder Madonna Thunder Hawk about her life of defending Native American rights- Martha Collins, Commissioner on the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission, on the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women- Nancy Ezell, a former incarcerated person, on the problem of women in prison accessing good medical care- Ashley Jordan, a lawyer and women’s rights activist, will speak on the fierce struggle for women's reproductive rights in Wisconsin.

Recruitment Phone Bank, 3pm - 6pm
2717 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee

Easy recruitment calls to get fellow activists to schedule for Weekends of Action and Get Out the Vote in March/April. Help make sure we can make a real difference in the April election! RSVP.

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 comediansMilwaukee 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).

Sun Mar 15, 2020

Sensible Gun Laws: a GRNS Town Hall, 4pm - 6pm
United Methodist Church, 5736 W. Brown Deer Rd., Brown Deer

It's time for sensible gun laws: why and how to pass them. Speakers will be Anneliese Dickman, Brady Campaign; Deb Andraca, former volunteer with Moms Demand Action and current candidate for Assembly District 23; Khary Pennebaker, DNC member; and Jeri Bonavia, WAVE. Doors open at 3:30. Light refreshments will be served. Parking in the church lot. RSVP.

Presidential Debate, 7pm - 9pm Dem
On TV

The 11th Democratic Presidential Debate. Participants TBD.

Mon Mar 16, 2020

Postcard Party, 10am - 12pm
GRNS office, 5600 W. Brown Deer Rd., Suite 116, Brown Deer,

Grassroots North Shore will have a postcard-writing party to remind people to vote in the April 7 spring election, emphasizing early voting and the Supreme Court race. They'll have the cards, stamps, names and addresses, and some sample scripts. It's a fun activity to help increase votes for the lowest turnout election of this cycle. RSVP.

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.


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