Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime!

Get out your calendars! July is fast upon us and Grassroots North Shore has oodles of fun activities planned for us.

On Saturday July 8, we are teaming up with the North Shore Huddle for a picnic/barbecue as part of a statewide "Fired Up for Tammy" event at Humboldt Park. Look for more details and an RSVP page coming soon.

On Sunday July 16, we are hosting a Town Hall on Fair Elections at the North Shore Presbyterian Church (4048 N. Bartlett Ave, Shorewood). Now that the US Supreme Court has set a date for oral arguments in the case known as Gill v Whitford, our panel of experts — Sachin Chheda (director of the Fair Elections Project), Dan Theno (former Republican state senator), and Anna Dvorak (lead organizer for the Citizen Action Milwaukee Organizing Cooperative) — will help us understand the issues and the process and will provide information on how you can help reform the way Wisconsin draws its electoral maps every ten years. Citizen Action Milwaukee Co-op, Fair Elections Project, League of Women Voters, OFA of Wisconsin, Supermarket Legends, and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign are all co-sponsoring this town hall and numerous others all around Wisconsin. The case has powerful national implications. It's being covered extensively in the national press. A recent item in the Washington Post, for example, explains Why the Supreme Court’s decision to review Wisconsin’s gerrymandering is such a big deal. So you won't want to miss this opportunity. RSVP now.

Finally, on Sunday, July 23, we're having an Ice Cream Social to welcome everyone to our new office at 5600 W. Brown Deer Rd. After two years of looking, we are finally ready to move to our new home. It met all of our requirements:

  • First floor
  • Lots of parking
  • In our price range

We also got some wonderful perks we hadn’t expected:

  • Beautifully appointed vending area with great coffee
  • A new Starbucks going in across the street
  • On-site management
  • An owner who is a kindred spirit and, during campaign season, if there are open spaces in the building is willing to let us rent on a weekly basis for GOTV.
  • Exactly one mile from Larry’s Brown Deer Market! 

We look forward to showing you our new digs. More details will be announced in a couple of weeks. So, save the date because we are excited to share this with you.

 

EVENTS

Tue Jun 20, 2017

World Refugee Day Events, 2:30pm - 10pm 
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, 2819 W. Richardson Pl., Milwaukee 
2:30 - 4:00 The first annual MKE WRD Walk with Refugees in celebration and solidarity from Neighborhood House of Milwaukee to Pere Marquette Park. Celebratory signs are most welcome! 4:00 - 7:00 World Refugee Day celebration at Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Ave., including performances, world food tasting, activities, dancing, information from refugee-supporting organizations, and speakers. 8:00 - 10:00 MKE WRD Soccer Cup Final, Chinlone demonstration, and soccer skills show at MSOE Viets Field, 1305 N. Broadway.

Drinking Liberally Shorewood, 6pm - 8pm 
Camp Bar, 4044 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood 
Progressives meet monthly in Shorewood to socialize, talk about politics, and hear invited speakers. All are welcome.

Wed Jun 21, 2017

Health Care Reform Panel, 11:30am - 1:30pm 
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee 
The stakes are high in Wisconsin and nationwide as Congress considers and revises the American Health Care Act (AHCA), intended to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Milwaukee Press Club has assembled panelists with expertise in health care, insurance and community health to discuss what they believe is needed in order to provide quality, affordable health care to families and individuals for the foreseeable future. Cost: $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited. Advance registration and payment (required).

Fair Maps Press Conference, 2pm - 2:45pm 
Milwaukee County Courthouse Rotunda, 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee 
Does your vote count in Wisconsin? Maybe not. In 2011, politicians drew unfair voting maps behind closed doors to protect their political party instead of the people they were elected to represent. Join Citizen Action for a press conference highlighting a Milwaukee County resolution that would call on the state legislature to create a transparent, independent process for drawing our district lines. RSVP. Contact: Anna Dvorak, 414-469-0118.

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 action 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.

Barrett Restaurant Roundtable, 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee 
Mayor Tom Barrett's Annual Restaurant Roundtable Sponsorship levels: Sponsor: $1,000 Mayor's Club Membership: $400 Attendee: $100 To Sponsor and RSVP or email Zach or call him at (414) 271-8050.

Citizen Action Co-op Celebration, 6pm - 9pm 
Candelas Banquet Hall, 2537 W. National Ave., Milwaukee 
The Citizen Action Organizing Co-op will celebrate its first two years of growth and work on issues like health care, voting rights, economic justice, climate change and the environment. Please join in to celebrate, hear from fellow member and School Board Director Tony Baez, hear from members running for the steering committee, get updated on the latest developments, enjoy good company, eat a delicious potluck dinner, and sing some karaoke! RSVP.

Drinking Liberally Wauwatosa, 6pm - 8pm 
Cranky Al's, 6901 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa 
Come join fellow Wauwatosa progressives for good conversation and good beer at one of Tosa's most gemütlich establishments, Cranky Al's. DLW meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 6 pm.

Planned Parenthood Fundraiser, 8pm - 11pm 
Hamburger Mary's, 730 S. 5th St., Milwaukee 
A HamBingo Fundraiser. Win fabulous prizes! Proceeds from the bingo games go to Planned Parenthood Wisconsin. Bring your friends! Please pre-register.

Thu Jun 22, 2017

Mental Health Board Meeting, 8am 
Zoofari Conference Center, 9715 W Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee 
Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Meeting. Budget Presentation. More information.

Support Fair Maps Resolution, 9:30am - 11am 
Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St., Room 200, Milwaukee 
Join Citizen Action's Fair Elections team in attending a Milwaukee County Board meeting where they will vote to pass a resolution that would call on the state legislature to create an independent, transparent process for drawing district map lines in Wisconsin. RSVP. Contact: Anna Dvorak, 414-469-0118.

"This is Hunger" Event, 5:30pm - 8:30pm 
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills 
Opening event for "This is Hunger," a mobile exhibit and hands-on experience promoting awareness and activism created by MAZON. The exhibit, a truck that includes opportunities to learn, engage and advocate around hunger, will be on site Thursday, June 22, noon-4 p.m.; Friday, June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Individuals and groups are invited to the opening event and for tours during the entire visit. Free admission. RSVP for the opening event at 414-228-7545. More information. Co- sponsored by Congregations Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Shalom, and Sinai; Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee; Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center; and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Waukesha Writers Club, 6:30pm - 8pm 
336 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha 
The "Letter to the Editor" section is one of the most widely read parts of the newspaper, offering a chance to reach a broad audience. Letters to our legislators are also an effective way to let them know what we expect of them. Working together gives us the opportunity to discuss the current issues, improve writing skills, develop persuasive techniques that target intended readers, and help each other with ideas and suggestions. Sponsored by grassrootswauksha.org (carlwauk@gmail.com)

Fri Jun 23, 2017 - Sat Jun 24, 2017

Our WIs Revolution Founding Convention, All day Fri - Sat 
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 5110 Main St., Stevens Point 
Our Wisconsin Revolution, inspired by Bernie Sanders, will hold its founding convention to vote on its bylaws, platform, and board members, along with workshops and trainings. More information and registration

Sat Jun 24, 2017

Community Brainstorming, 8am - 11am 
St. Matthew CME Church, 2944 N. 9th St., Milwaukee 
Community Brainstorming Conference Breakfast Forum Breakfast: 8 am, Program: 9 am Program: Social Development Commission: Pathways from Poverty to Success in a Changing World Panelists, all Commisioners on the SDC: Lelah Huntley, George Matthews, ViAnna Jordan, Alma Ramirez, Vincent Bobot Moderator: ViAnna Jordan Chair: Hon. Russell Stamper Sr. All Are Invited, Come and Participate. Details.

Sun Jun 25, 2017

Sunday Demonstration, 12pm - 1pm 
Cutler Park, Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha 
What are you most concerned about? Social justice, democracy, the environment? Join us for a silent demonstration. We meet at Cutler Park in Waukesha on the sidewalk along Wisconsin Avenue near the Public Library. Bring a sign or use one of ours. Sponsored by Grassroots Waukesha.

Resistance Ice Cream Social, 1pm 
River Park, 1700 E. River Park Ct., Shorewood 
Join with fellow progressives for a Resistance Summer Community Ice Cream Social. Enjoy some food, spend time with friends old and new, and celebrate all we've accomplished so far in resisting the radical agenda of the Trump administration. RSVP.

Waukesha Co. Dems Fundraiser, 4pm - 9pm 
Oconomowoc Community Center, 220 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc 
The Annual Nelson-Proxmire Dinner, with Jason Kander and Gwen Moore. An opportunity to hear from Jason Kander, former Missouri Secretary of State, Missouri Senate candidate and founder of Let America Vote, to benefit the Waukesha County Democratic Party and support Democrats in our red zones. Tickets available.

Mon Jun 26, 2017

On the Issues: Problem-Oriented Policing, 12:15pm - 1:15pm 
Marquette University, Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee 
Michael Scott, director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policiing, will discuss this approach to dealing with crime and disorder. It places a high value on new responses that are preventive in nature, that are not dependent on the use of the criminal justice system, and that engage other public agencies, the community and the private sector when their involvement has the potential for significantly contributing to the reduction of the problem. RSVP (required).

Coping with PTSD, 6:30pm - 8pm 
NAMI Office, 3200 S. 3rd St., Unit 6, Milwaukee 
NAMI Greater Milwaukee will host a presentation on "Coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)" by veteran Mark Flower, co-founder of DryHootch. He will share his recovery and will describe how to recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD, basic coping strategies to help manage symptoms, and resources on where to seek help.

Wed Jun 28, 2017

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. The topic will be "Re- entry." More information.

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 action 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.

Wed Jun 29, 2017

Marcelia Nicholson Fundraiser, 6:30pm - 9:30pm 
Milwaukee Athletic Club, Superior Ballroom, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee 
You are cordially invited to join Milwaukee County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson as she celebrates her 29th Birthday with a Golden Gala! Host and Sponsor List Options Shimmer - $50 Shine - $100 Sparkle - $250 Glitter - $ 500 Gold - $1000 $50 suggested donation. RSVP. Checks can be sent to Marcelia for Milwaukee, PO Box 1879, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Sun Jul 2, 2017

March for Impeachment, 11am 
Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee 
March to demand Congress DO THEIR JOB and remove Donald Trump from The White House.

Resistance Cookout, 12pm 
Mitchell Park, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee 
Join with fellow progressives for a Resistance Summer Community Cookout. Enjoy some food, spend time with friends old and new, and celebrate all we've accomplished so far in resisting the radical agenda of the Trump administration. RSVP.

Mon Jul 3, 2017

Drinking Liberally Waukesha, 6:30pm - 9pm 
Clarke Irish Pub, 314 W. Main St., Waukesha 
No meeting in July. More information .


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