what's cooking

Things are starting to get really busy with the 2020 campaigns. We currently have some Biden signs and some Emily Siegrist signs (for the 24th Assembly District) available for pick up from the front porches of various houses. Once you RSVP for a Biden sign or a Siegrist sign, you will get an email telling you where you can get your sign safely. We will have Neil Plotkin signs (for the 8th State Senate District) and Deb Andraca signs (for the 23rd Assembly District) soon. So keep and eye out for the announcements.

The list of events is getting longer too. Keep an eye open for the following specials:

Usually, I cover some item of state or national news in the intro to the newsletter. But not this week. We all need a breather from terrible COVID-19 news, terrible commutation news, and the violence and bigotry that makes Black Lives Matter such an urgent and necessary movement. So I'm going to leave you with just one tidbit: Tangerine Man cancelled his rally in New Hampshire. It was supposed to take place last Saturday. The White House claimed the cause was bad weather in the forecast. But it was another sharpie revision to the weather map moment. The real reason appears to be lack of enthusiasm for attending a large, indoor event and risking the spread of the virus. Or maybe just lack of enthusiasm for a Trump rally. Go figure.

And go sign up for some events!

EVENTS

Tue Jul 14, 2020

June WFB Phone Bank Training, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online

Virtual Phone Bank training for new volunteers seeking more information about joining our network. There will be a 20-minute presentation covering the importance of phone banking, how to set up an ActionID, utilizing our OpenVPB system, navigating our Bridge Building Script, and recruiting for our Flex Callers and July Weekend of Action led by Shirley Horowitz and Jack Ave (Democratic Field Organizer for the 2020 campaign). More information and registration.

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

We've reserved an outdoor space at Water Street Brewery for a Bastille Day get together, Tuesday, 7/14 at 6:30. Please join us. In August we'll return to our schedule of presentations and discussions. On 8/11 James Santelle will offer a presentation and lead a discussion on the Current Legal Landscape. On 9/8 Allison Hayedn will talk about Antisemitism and Hate Crimes in the Trump Era. Drinking Liberally Grafton is a destination to meet friends, stay up-to-date on local progressive politics and get inspired to action.

Drinking Liberally MKE, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Zoom

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. Drinking Liberally MKE will get together on Zoom. More information.

350 Milwaukee Virtual Meeting, 7pm - 8:30pm
Zoom

The Zoom meeting will be about problems with Wisconsin pipelines. More information. 350 Milwaukee is part of 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.

Wed Jul 15, 2020

Virtual Storytelling: Get Your Message to the Masses, 1pm
Online

Storytelling is a proven fundraising strategy for engaging supporters and donors. Embrace virtual technologies to share your mission and recruit new followers. We’ll provide tips and demonstrations to help your communications sizzle this summer. Plus, you'll hear from Network for Good customer, Madison Gonzalez about how storytelling has made an impact on their fundraising campaigns. Register.

League of Conservation Voters Virtual Training, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Zoom address sent after sign-up

Conservation voters have fought hard to win key victories for cleanwater and clean energy in Wisconsin these past few years – and we need to protect Governor Evers’ veto power to make sure those victories stand. In times like these, we can't use our normal face-to- face tactics to help candidates win. We have to get creative and go virtual. Politics is personal, and sharing our stories with the people who trust us can be more compelling when explaining why voting is important, how to register to vote, or where to find information on a pro- conservation candidate. This year, we're starting a Relational Voter Program using the Empower (MyRVP) phone app to make it as easy as possible for you to help conservationists win in November. All you have to do is download the app on your phone and enter the code: wcv. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. OR you can go to getempower com/wcv on your computer. Join us at our next training on how to effectively tell your story, how to talk to your friends and family about the November elections, and how to operate the Empower (MyRVP) app. Sign up here.

Grass Roots South Shore Virtual Meeting, 6pm - 8pm
Zoom

Grass Roots South Shore will have a virtual meeting. Please take the time to attend this Zoom meeting and be part of the solution. More information.

Info: Refuel the Resistance, 6pm - 8pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Refuel the Resistance is canceled for now, but Bounce is currently open for delivery and carryout. And check out "Apocalypse Drive-In" when movies are shown every Friday and Saturday in the parking lot and food and beverages can be brought out to your car. (More information on this new program.)

Info: Drinking Liberally Wauwatosa, 6:30pm - 9pm
Camp Bar, 6600 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

For information on whether the meeting will occur check here.

Info: Living Liberally MKE, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Podcasts

On the first and third Wednesday of every month, host Matthew Filipowicz and a different Laughing Liberally MKE comedian will discuss and joke about a news story, and talk a bit about the craft of comedy. The podcasts will be available on the website. More information.

Info: Southwest Region Dems Meeting, 7pm - 7pm
TBA

Southwest Dems (Region 5) cover Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee (Southwest), West Allis, West Milwaukee. For information on when a meeting may be held check Facebook or contact southwestdems@gmail.com.

Thu Jul 16, 2020

Gerrymandering/Slay the Dragon, 12pm - 1pm
Online

Join Mother Jones and Participant for a free discussion about the impact campaign tied to the documentary, Slay the Dragon, which shines a light on gerrymandering. Panelists will include Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, and Angela Lang, Executive Director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities. The discussion will be moderated by Carlene Bechen, Fair Maps Organizer for Wisconsin. (This is not a film screening.) More information and registration.

Sat Jul 18, 2020

Info: NAACP Monthly Meeting, 11:30am - 1pm
TBA

The NAACP meeting is probably canceled. Call 414.562.1000 for further information. Monthly membership meeting of NAACP Milwaukee Branch. The meeting is held in the basement conference room.

Info: Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
TBA

Stand for Peace is resuming their presence with careful precautions (more information on this). Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

Mon Jul 20, 2020

Milwaukee Dems Virtual Meeting, 6pm - 6pm
Zoom

Membership meetings will resume by means of Zoom. Details will be available soon. 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 Jul 22, 2020

Info: Refuel the Resistance, 6pm - 8pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Refuel the Resistance is canceled for now, but Bounce is currently open for delivery and carryout. And check out "Apocalypse Drive-In" when movies are shown every Friday and Saturday in the parking lot and food and beverages can be brought out to your car. (More information on this new program.)

6th CD Live Virtual Debate, 6:30pm - 8pm
Facebook

The Democratic Party and Grassroots North Shore are co-sponsoring a debate between the three candidates for the nomination to run for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. 6th CD Virtual Debate July 22nd Registration.

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

TBA

Info: Drinking Liberally Glendale, 6:30pm - 9pm
Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale

Check the Drinking Liberally website for meeting plans. Drinking Liberally Glendale normally meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. A monthly meetup to eat, drink, and talk politics with like-minded people.

Thu Jul 23, 2020

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

This meeting is posted as a Telemeeting (see Agenda for details). Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Meeting. Public Comment: none. More information.

Weekend of Action Orientation for Mequon & Thiensville, 7pm
Online

We'll be going over everything there is to know about phone banking and our objectives for the weekend. (It's essentially a training.) Register.

Sat Jul 25, 2020

Weekend of Action Shifts for Mequon & Thiensville, 4 shifts
Virtual Phone Banks Online
Shifts at 9am, 12, pm, 3,pm, and 6 pm. Sign up.

Suspended: Community Brainstorming, 8am - 11am
Suspended

Community Brainstorming Conference will suspend its monthly breakfast forums until further notice. More info.

Emily Siegrist Kayaking Fundraiser, 10am - 1pm
Milwaukee River Location TBA

Emily Siegrist is the Democrat running for the 24th District Assembly seat. Spend the morning kayaking with her on the Milwaukee River. Join us for a social distancing FUNdraiser. $100 minimum donation, and space is limited. Location provided with RSVP. Reservation required. Make your reservation by July 18: email info@emilysiegristforwi.com.

Info: Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
TBA

Stand for Peace is resuming their presence with careful precautions (more information on this). Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

Sun Jul 26, 2020

Weekend of Action Shifts for Mequon & Thiensville, 3 shifts
Virtual Phone Banks Online
Shifts at 12, pm, 3,pm, and 6 pm. Sign up.


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