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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM · 3 rsvps

Joint Finance Committee Hearing (Green Bay, 4/24)

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Our least favorite US Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, admitted that "extreme partisan gerrymandering is a real problem for our democracy." Help us convince the Joint Finance Committee that Wisconsin's extreme partisan gerrymander has got to go. Governor Evers' budget allocation for nonpartisan redistricting reform is just what's needed to stop our politicians from choosing their own voters and make sure voters get to choose their political representatives when Wisconsin redraws our electoral maps in 2021.

We urge everyone who can to attend one or more of the four Joint Finance Committee public hearings that will take place around the state in April. Here's the full schedule with links to sign up to attend the hearings in Janesville (April 5) and Oak Creek (April 10). 

Janesville, Friday April 5th (Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 N Pontiac Drive, Janesville, WI 53545)

Oak Creek, Wednesday April 10th (OC Community Center 8580 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154)

River Falls, Monday April 15th (UW River Falls University Center - Riverview Ballroom #260, 501 Wild Rose Ave, River Falls, WI 54022)

Green Bay, Wednesday April 24th (UW Green Bay University Union - Phoenix Rooms #2430, Campus Court, Green Bay, WI 54311)

Please sign up for the hearing in the Green Bay below.

Support can take two forms: 1) signing up to speak to the issue; and 2) standing to show support for other speakers addressing the issue. They officially start at 10am and go until 5pm, but most people arrive at 8:30 in order to sign up to speak.

If you think you will want to speak at the Green Bay hearing, please email Nancy Kaplan. You can use your own ideas or you can ask her to send you some of the key talking points the Fair Maps Coalition is using to get the message out. We will also send you a description of what you can expect to happen at the hearing so you will be fully prepared.

Help Grassroots North Shore and the Fair Maps Coalition make a good showing at the Green Bay Joint Finance public hearing on Wednesday, April 24! 


Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Grassroots North Shore Office in Brown Deer, WI

Fair Maps Postcard Party (4/25)

thisTime.jpgWisconsin voters want fair, unrigged electoral district maps. We know this because as of this writing, 45 counties (out of 72) have passed a county resolution supporting a nonpartisan process for drawing new maps after the 2020 census. Eight of those counties – four of which voted for Hillary Clinton and four for Donald Trump in 2016 – have passed referenda with huge majorities!

Governor Tony Evers outlined such a process in his biennial budget now being considered by the Republican-dominated legislature. The Joint Finance Committee, which includes 12 Republicans and 4 Democrats, has held four public hearings around the state and will work on the budget over the coming months. Needless to say, the Republicans are not inclined to keep the provision for nonpartisan redistricting as part of the budget.

So that's where you come in. To raise the profile of this issue and to make it harder to ignore, Grassroots North Shore is encouraging people to send postcards to the Joint Finance Committee members. The cards are already printed and we will provide the addresses and stamps. All you need to do is fill out some contact information, address the cards, and put a stamp on them.

Sign up below and we'll have a party!


Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Grassroots North Shore Office in Brown Deer, WI

Fair Maps Postcard Party (4/30)

Wisconsin voters want fair, unrigged electoral district maps. We know this because as of this writing, 45 counties (out of 72) have passed a county resolution supporting a nonpartisan process for drawing new maps after the 2020 census. Eight of those counties – four of which voted for Hillary Clinton and four for Donald Trump in 2016 – have passed referenda with huge majorities!

Governor Tony Evers outlined such a process in his biennial budget now being considered by the Republican-dominated legislature. The Joint Finance Committee, which includes 12 Republicans and 4 Democrats, has held four public hearings around the state and will work on the budget over the coming months. Needless to say, the Republicans are not inclined to keep the provision for nonpartisan redistricting as part of the budget.

So that's where you come in. To raise the profile of this issue and to make it harder to ignore, Grassroots North Shore is encouraging people to send postcards to the Joint Finance Committee members. The cards are already printed and we will provide the addresses and stamps. All you need to do is fill out some contact information, address the cards, and put a stamp on them.

Sign up below and we'll have a party!


Friday, May 03, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Grassroots North Shore Office in Brown Deer, WI

Fair Maps Postcard Party (5/3)

PostcardParty_3-680x365_c.jpgWisconsin voters want fair, unrigged electoral district maps. We know this because as of this writing, 45 counties (out of 72) have passed a county resolution supporting a nonpartisan process for drawing new maps after the 2020 census. Eight of those counties – four of which voted for Hillary Clinton and four for Donald Trump in 2016 – have passed referenda with huge majorities!

Governor Tony Evers outlined such a process in his biennial budget now being considered by the Republican-dominated legislature. The Joint Finance Committee, which includes 12 Republicans and 4 Democrats, has held four public hearings around the state and will work on the budget over the coming months. Needless to say, the Republicans are not inclined to keep the provision for nonpartisan redistricting as part of the budget.

So that's where you come in. To raise the profile of this issue and to make it harder to ignore, Grassroots North Shore is encouraging people to send postcards to the Joint Finance Committee members. The cards are already printed and we will provide the addresses and stamps. All you need to do is fill out some contact information, address the cards, and put a stamp on them.

Sign up below and we'll have a party!


Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 02:30 PM · 71 rsvps
Plymouth Church in Milwaukee, WI

Segregated Housing in MKE (5/5)

Housing-segregation-500px.jpgMetro Milwaukee Has the Most Segregated Housing in the Country. Why?

Who is Perpetuating the Situation?

What Can We Do to Change it?

Is This Who We Really Are?

Reggie Jackson, Head Griot of the Black Holocaust Museum, gives insight into the Past, Present, and Possible Future of Milwaukee Housing in the City and Suburbs.

Free and open to the public; light refreshments served.


Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Martha's House in Fox Point, WI

Fair Maps Postcard Party (5/9)

Wisconsin voters want fair, unrigged electoral district maps. We know this because as of this writing, 45 counties (out of 72) have passed a county resolution supporting a nonpartisan process for drawing new maps after the 2020 census. Eight of those counties – four of which voted for Hillary Clinton and four for Donald Trump in 2016 – have passed referenda with huge majorities!

Governor Tony Evers outlined such a process in his biennial budget now being considered by the Republican-dominated legislature. The Joint Finance Committee, which includes 12 Republicans and 4 Democrats, has held four public hearings around the state and will work on the budget over the coming months. Needless to say, the Republicans are not inclined to keep the provision for nonpartisan redistricting as part of the budget.

So that's where you come in. To raise the profile of this issue and to make it harder to ignore, Grassroots North Shore is encouraging people to send postcards to the Joint Finance Committee members. The cards are already printed and we will provide the addresses and stamps. All you need to do is fill out some contact information, address the cards, and put a stamp on them.

Sign up below and we'll have a party!