John Nichols — the Voice of the Wisconsin Resistance, national-affairs correspondent for The Nation, the associate editor of the Capital Times, and a national treasure — will get us charged up and engaged in the 2018 campaign with his talk titled "How We Win" on Sunday, October 14, at the Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St., Milwaukee 53211.
There will be food trucks outside beginning at 5 pm, doors open 5:30 pm. (And the Packers game against the 49ers is not until Monday night!)
Early Voting Information*
Mon - Fri
Monday, October 8:
Monday, October 22
8 am-4:30 pm
|Brown Deer||414-371-3003||October 22||Mon - Fri||8 am-4:30 pm|
|Cedarburg (Town and City)||
|October 15||Mon - Fri||8 am-4:30 pm|
October 22, 2018
Mon - Fri
8 am-4:00 pm
8 am-6:00 pm
October 1 (with following additions):
Mon - Fri
8 am- 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
8 am - noon
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
|Town of Grafton||262-375-5300||October 22||
Mon - Thurs
8 am-4:30 pm
|Village of Grafton||262-375-5000||October 15||Mon - Fri||8 am-4:30 pm|
|Mequon||262-242-3100||Now||Mon - Fri||8 am-4:00 pm|
|River Hills||414-352-8213||October 22||Mon - Fri||8 am-4:30 pm|
|October 1||Mon - Fri||8 am-4:30 pm|
|Whitefish Bay||962-6690||October 22||Mon - Fri||8 am-4:30 pm|
*On Friday, November 2, all polling places are open until 5 pm.
If you could not make it to the Forum, no problem. You can catch highlights in a video created by the Wisconsin Video Hub.
“What then is the American, this new man? I could point out to you a man whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations….The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles…. This is an American.” Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur (1770, approx.)
Find out how to affect the national conversation about immigration and immigrants who depend on receiving the same opportunities offered to our forefathers. Join us on Sunday, April 29th at 4:30 for a night focusing on the past and present of immigration in the United States.
*Hear knowledgeable speakers – Professor Rachel Buff (History Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); Ms. Kelly Fortier (Immigration Lawyer), and a representative from Voces de la Frontera.
*Bring and share an ethnic finger food (savory or sweet) as we contemplate how much poorer life would be without the different cultures that comprise the United States.
*Connect your personal immigration story with the national crisis to see where we have been, where we might go, and how immigration affects us all.
You can RSVP here.
Grassroots North Shore Endorses Theo Lipscomb for County Supervisor
The Steering Committee of Grassroots North Shore recognizes County Board Chair Theo Lipscomb as someone who endorses policies that align with their beliefs, and therefore they are endorsing him for re-election as Supervisor representing the 1st District.
As County Board Chair, Lipscomb has regularly secured important park and parkway investments, added new bus routes and opposed cuts to critical public services. He also authored legislation that protected the public transit system from privatization and profiteers.
Lipscomb was a lead sponsor of the 2012 Ready to Work Initiative which resulted in over 500 Milwaukeeans being trained and placed in jobs with an average wage above $15. His leadership on workforce development was later replicated and co-opted by one of its earliest detractors.
Lipscomb works for the public interest. He has exposed sweetheart contracts and unauthorized pay for political appointees and has fought for greater transparency in our government. Year after year, he has been one of the most active authors of budget amendments in order to ensure responsible and balanced budgets.
GRNS feels it has to lend its voice on Lipscomb given that outside interests are conspiring to defeat Lipscomb. A shady website, mudslinging mailers and ads on social media, radio, and TV are being used to distort his record. An unprecedented effort is being coordinated to silence and intimidate Lipscomb; someone obviously hopes to gain power as a result.
GRNS sees Theo as an outstanding, intelligent, and courageous leader for the entire County and feels that his leadership needs to continue.
Grassroots North Shore is the progressive voice of Milwaukee metro’s north shore, and since 2004 has become the largest all-volunteer progressive organization in the state of Wisconsin. We believe in activating the state’s motto of FORWARD by advocating for opportunities for all and for the progress that brings us all to better lives.
Grassroots North Shore Endorses Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin State Supreme Court
For this crucial Wisconsin spring election, Grassroots North Shore strongly believes that Judge Rebecca Dallet best represents the spirit of justice. The group believes she deserves to be on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and is endorsing her candidacy.
Judge Dallet has had a long and significant career in regard to the rule of law, having served in the Milwaukee County courts for the past ten years and serving for another ten as a prosecutor. While on the bench, she has been a champion for victims of human trafficking, child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
We appreciate that Judge Dallet believes in supporting working families, strong public schools, protections for clean air and water, strategies to end the opioid crisis, and fighting for women’s rights. Her mission is to fight for justice and to work for the people to protect their rights and make sure they have a chance to be heard.
Her opponent is backed and funded by the NRA, anti-choice groups, and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (the state chamber of commerce); and is certain to support the wealth concentration policies of the WMC. He was an active legal defender for the gerrymandering of the WI legislative districts and worked to eliminate collective bargaining by the passage of Act 10.
Judge Dallet has been endorsed by numerous labor organizations, current and past US senators from Wisconsin, nearly 400 elected state officials and judges, Planned Parenthood, and attorneys from both parties. It is an honor to add our name to this list.
Grassroots North Shore is the progressive voice of Milwaukee metro’s north shore, and since 2004 has become the largest all-volunteer progressive organization in the state of Wisconsin. We believe in activating the state’s motto of FORWARD by advocating for opportunities for all and for the progress that brings better lives for Wisconsin.