If you want Democrats to win in 2018 please join us on Saturday, October 28 for BRIDGE BUILDING OUTREACH TRAINING. We are going to learn how to talk to citizens and more importantly how to listen to them. After a one hour training we are going to talk to future voters. When we return from our conversations, we will spend a little time debriefing.
We will be having conversations with potential voters about their issues and concerns, focusing on three assembly districts: AD 23 (Jim Ott, incumbent); AD 24 (Dan Knodl, incumbent), and AD 60 (Robert Brooks, incumbent).
11 am Oreintation to Bridge-Building Conversations and practice with scripts
12 pm - 12:45 pm Pizza provided for lunch
12:45 depart for specified locations to speak to voters
1 pm - 4 pm Conversations with voters
4 pm - 4:30 pm Feedback on what worked and did not work.
When we tried this approach with a couple of volunteers, they felt they had a very positive and productive experience.
Please join us.WHENOctober 28, 2017 at 11amWHEREGrassroots North Shore office
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 an 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.
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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 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.
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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
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