Join WISDOM and Grassroots North Shore for a Madison Day of Action
Activists from across the state will be joining with MICAH and other affiliates of WISDOM in Wisconsin in a day of networking and lobbying our legislatures. WISDOM organizations will be focusing on issues of justice and the proposed budget but we will also be lobbying legislators to
- stop wasting taxpayer dollars to defend unconstitutional electoral maps;
- draw new and fair districts NOW, as the trial court in Whitford v Gill has mandated;
- support Senate Bill 13 and Assembly Bill 44 to make Wisconsin's redistricting process nonpartisan.
Before we head to legislative offices, we will have a chance to network and to discuss our issues with participants from other organizations. Organizers will provide participants with information and talking points to help frame the issues with your legislators.
Tickets to the event cost $25, which pays for lunch and materials, and can be purchased online or by check.
MICAH buses will be leaving leaving from Milwaukee Enterprise Bldg, 2821 N. 4th St, Milwaukee, at 7:20am and will be returning around 6pm. Or you can drive yourself or organize into car pools. After you sign up with WISDOM, you will need to notify MICAH if you want to ride the bus.
Please RSVP here to let us know that you want to participate, but you MUST register with WISDOM by as soon as possible but no later than March 24 so that both lunch and materials will be reserved for you.WHENMarch 30, 2017 at 9amWHEREBethel Lutheran Church
312 Wisconsin Ave
Madison, WI 53703
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President Trump’s Executive Orders Force Us to Ask:
- Will his Executive Orders on Immigration and Deportation withstand legal tests?
- What will happen to individuals and to our country if they do?
Can we, as citizens, affect and alter the progression of negative consequences?
Join Grassroots North Shore and ACLU lawyers, who will bring us up to date on potential legal outcomes and possible ramifications. Find out how we can work together to challenge the worst of these actions, or bring about the best outcomes in a deteriorating situation.
Karen Rotker, senior staff attorney for the Race, Poverty & Civil Liberties Project at the ACLU of Wisconsin™ will update us on current litigation and developing issues.
Find out how we can work together to challenge the worst of these actions, and make our voices heard locally and ntionally.WHENApril 23, 2017 at 4:15pmWHEREPlymouth Church
2717 E Hampshire St
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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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
Things are happening so fast that by the time a newsletter comes out it is too late to take action. Help us build a rapid response team. For items you can help with, check Yes. If you can't help with an item, just click next.Take the survey
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?
Grassroots North Shore is a progressive organization supporting candidates and policy proposals that share our values. But because we are a volunteer group that believes in representing the views of our members and supporters, those of us responsible for creating this web site and organizing GRNS events want to know what YOU think are the most important progressive values. So please send your suggestions to
Here are a few to start with:
- Equal opportunity in education, housing, transportation, health care, and employment
- Fair and progressive taxes on individuals and corporations
- Ensuring that all citizens can vote without onerous (and spurious) regulation of access to the ballot box
- Ensuring woman’s right to choose and maintain control of her reproductive freedom
Send in your ideas and watch for your collective wisdom to show up on this page soon!