Does your vote count in Wisconsin? Maybe not.
Wisconsin’s voting maps are so skewed to benefit one political party that a federal court ordered lawmakers to redraw the maps. But instead of complying, certain lawmakers are spending TAXPAYER MONEY—with NO cap on expenditures—to defend the unconstitutional maps.
Our voting maps are so bad, we're on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight!
What can you DO?! Come find out in this town hall meeting. Experts will fill us in on gerrymandering (unfair voting maps) and share specific actions we can take to stop it. Bring friends!
WHENJuly 16, 2017 at 4:30pmWHERENorth Shore Presbyterian Church
- Learn why our state’s controversial voting maps made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court
- Find out about pending legislation to change the redistricting process in Wisconsin
- Take action to stamp out rigged maps!
4048 N Bartlett Ave
Shorewood, WI 53211
Google map and directions
Nancy Kaplan posted about gerrymander signup on Facebook 2017-02-10 14:37:05 -0600I signed up to insist that the WI legislature draw new district maps in a nonpartisan way. Join me & other activists.
If we want the court-ordered redistricting process to end partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin, we will have to orchestrate a public outcry about the secretive and hyper-partisan way district lines were drawn in 2011 (the map the court found to be unconstitutional).
We will have to insist—loudly and publicly and as often as possible—that the new maps must be drawn in and inclusive and transparent way, with bipartisan and nonpartisan input and with public hearings held in locations around the state so as many citizens as possible can participate and be heard.
Do your part and sign up to work to end partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin NOW.Sign up
Nancy Kaplan posted about Rapid Response Sign Up on Facebook 2017-02-08 13:26:12 -0600Take the survey: Join our Rapid Response Team
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Nancy Kaplan posted about Take Immediate Action, Jan 24-31 on Facebook 2017-01-24 15:34:08 -0600Check out Grassroots North Shore. I just took this week's IMMEDIATE ACTIONS.
We are counting on everyone to do their part. If you sign up here, we will be able to recognize the work you are doing each week to resist the Trump and Walker administrations and to make Wisconsin and the United States more humane and inclusive.
Let us know that you are taking Immediate Action the week of January 24-31, 2017.
ACTION 1: Make calls to Wisconsin voters for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers.
Instructions for logging in to the phone bank: When you click the link to your corresponding CD, you will be taken to a page that asks you to "Log in with ActionID". Click the Log in with ActionID button. You will then be taken to a page that asks you to either "Log in" or "Create ActionID". Select the Create ActionID tab and fill in the information the page asks for. This is the information you will use to log into the phone bank and make calls. After you enter this information, you're ready to make calls! You'll be given a voter's name and phone number, and a short script for you to use on calls.
Congressional District 1: www.tonyforwisconsin.com/callvoters-cd1
Congressional District 2: www.tonyforwisconsin.com/callvoters-cd2
Congressional District 3: www.tonyforwisconsin.com/callvoters-cd3
Congressional District 4: www.tonyforwisconsin.com/callvoters-cd4
Congressional District 5: www.tonyforwisconsin.com/callvoters-cd5
Congressional District 6: www.tonyforwisconsin.com/callvoters-cd6
Congressional District 7: www.tonyforwisconsin.com/callvoters-cd7
Congressional District 8: www.tonyforwisconsin.com/callvoters-cd8
Action 2: Send pro-Obamacare letters to the President
Join a national campaign to flood the White House with millions of letters supporting Obamacare. The Republicans need to get the message from the majority of Americans that we value and need the benefits of Obamacare. Here’s how we do that. Send a note to Donald Trump with a simple message:
“Don’t make America sick again. Improve Obamacare. Don’t repeal it."
One envelope for every ACA supporter in your household…even if they are under 18 years old. Just that simple message. Put it in an envelope, and put a stamp on it. Mail it to:
Pres. Donald Trump, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500.
For this to be effective, you need to get right on it. We want heaps of letters arriving by the end of this week.
Action 3: Send a postcard to Paul Ryan's Janesville home
Join thousands of others who are sending messages to the man who is third in line for the presidency. Please mail post cards to his home address saying NO to defunding Planned Parenthood, NO to repealing the ACA, and NO to privatizing Medicare! (or NO to any congressional action you disagree with).
Paul Ryan, 700 ST. Lawrence Ave., Janesville, WI 53545
Nancy Kaplan commented on Where and When to Vote Early 2016-03-22 17:04:14 -0500Debbie Kujawski is absolutely right. The goal of limiting early voting to regular business hours is to suppress voting. But of course the actual excuse was to control costs of staffing offices after hours and on weekends.
When wishing and hoping are not enough to make change, you have to take IMMEDIATE ACTION.
Actions for the week of February 21-27. VOTE!
Nancy Kaplan commented on Even MORE Bogus "Tax Relief" 2013-12-27 12:12:57 -0600The actual data is in: the property taxes on my house INCREASED by 7.5%. Anyone else want to chime in?
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