spring elections are on the way!

Grassroots North Shore has endorsed Lisa Neubauer, Chief Judge of the Appeals Court, for a seat on the WI Supreme Court. She will be a fair, independent jurist with the kind of temperament we need on our highest state court. To learn more about her qualifications, visit our Endorsement page. The election will be held on Tuesday, April 2, and we need every supporter of Grassroots North Shore to vote! (That means YOU, dear reader.) You can vote early in person in your community. See our Early Voting page for more information.

GRNS will be having a number of canvassing, phoning, and postcard-writing events ahead of the April 2 election to help get out the vote for Neubauer. And we could use your help. Here are the dates with links for you to sign up (just tell us what you want to do when you come):

We will have additional canvassing, phoning, and postcard writing events posted soon. Stay tuned.

And on a final note, I want to bring to your attention a notice being circulated by the Progressive Caucus of the Wisconsin Democratic Party. A party stalwart and state legislator has suffered a devastating blow and needs everyone's help to rebuild. Please read the call for action and give what you can.

Early morning Sunday February 17th, A fire broke out and engulfed Senator Kathleen Vinehout and her husband Doug's home. Kathleen has always been there, to help people in Wisconsin. She tried to save us from Scott Walker. Kathleen was one of the supper 14, who left this state for Illinois, to try and stop the fiasco that the republicans maliciously and infamously, passed through the legislature.

Losing everything, is hard enough, when the weather is warm and the sun is shinning, but it is cold and Kathleen and Doug lost everything, including their IDs. They made it out with the shoes on their feet and the clothes on their back. Our DNC Rep. Andrew Werthmann, has started a fund for our Senator, to help her through this horrible ordeal. Pleas find compassion and help by donating and/or passing the word on. If you are able, I implore you to give a small dollar amount to help Kathleen, because she has always been there for us!


Andrew Werthmann
1012 Chauncey St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Tue Feb 19, 2019

Spring Primary Election, 7am - 8pm
On the spring ballot: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, five Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judges (only one contested), and municipal officers and school board members in various municipalities. Primary elections will be held wherever there are more than two candidates for an office. The City of Milwaukee will have a primary only in School Board District 8. In other municipalities check with the city or village clerk.

Wed Feb 20, 2019

Circuit Court Candidate Forum, 12pm - 1:15pm
Riverfront Pizzeria, 509 E. Erie St., Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Justice Initiative is hosting its monthly salon luncheon with speakers Andrew Jones and Danielle Shelton. Jones and Shelton are competing candidates for judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. They'll talk about their qualifications and judicial philosophies and take questions from those in attendance. A buffet lunch ($14) will be available, including a hot entree, pizza, and salad, with vegetarian and gluten-free options. See more information and register (please reserve by February 18 at 5pm).

Refuel the Resistance, 5pm - 8pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Weekly gathering at Bounce Milwaukee's mezzanine bar for networking, inspiration or just to vent. Bring along any evidence of your civic resistance from the last week to get a beverage (up to $7) on the house, and compare notes with other individuals and groups working to make things better. More information.

Drinking Liberally Wauwatosa, 6:30pm - 9pm
Walter's, 6930 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

Come join fellow Wauwatosa progressives for good conversation. More info.

Southwest Region Dems Meeting, 7pm - 7pm
Studz Pub Sports Bar & Grill, 6833 W. National Ave., West Allis

Southwest Dems will hold their monthly meeting. Region 5 covers Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee (Southwest), West Allis, West Milwaukee. For more information contact [email protected].

Sat Feb 23, 2019

Community Brainstorming, 8am - 11am
St. Matthew CME Church, 2944 N. 9th St., Milwaukee

Community Brainstorming Conference Breakfast Forum Breakfast: 8 am, Program: 9 am. Should Marijuana Be Legalized in Wisconsin? Panel: John Chisholm: Milwaukee County District Attorney; Eric Marsch: Director, NORMAL of SE Wisconsin; David Crowley: WI. State Representative, District 17; Moderator: Dr. Pamela Malone. Chairperson: Hon. Russell W. Stamper Sr. All Are Invited, Come and Participate.

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
Locust Street & Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee

Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

Citizen Action Health Care Assembly, 1pm - 3pm
Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St., Milwaukee

General assembly of the HeathCare Co-op. With a new Governor comes new opportunities. The budget process will be starting soon. Learn how you can take action to move the issue of healthcare reform. Use the North entrance to Plymouth Church. RSVP Contact: Karen Kirsch, 414-588-0927

Poor People's Campaign Meeting, 1:30pm - 3pm
Wis. African American Women's Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee

Membership meeting of the Milwaukee branch of the Wisconsin Poor People's Campaign to plan future actions. The Poor People's Campaign advocates on behalf of 2.3 million poor and struggling people in Wisconsin.

Sun Feb 24, 2019

Bob Peterson Fundraiser, 12:30pm - 2pm
3415 N. Murray Ave., Milwaukee

Fundraiser for Bob Peterson, candidate for the citywide seat on the MPS School Board. Join hosts Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Larry Miller and Ellen Bravo, Al Nichols, Gary Goyke and Nancy Rottier, Chris Rockwood and dozens of other supporters for this fundraising reception. Learn more about the citywide school board campaign, bring your thoughts and concerns, and network with other parents, community activists and educators. Suggested minimum contribution: $25 (checks payable to Bob for MPS). RSVP.

Tue Feb 26, 2019

Justice Matters: Rebecca Dallet, 5pm - 7:30pm
2729 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood

Wisconsin Justice Initiative hosts "Justice Matters," an evening cocktail party featuring speaker Justice Rebecca Dallet on her transition from Milwaukee County trial judge to her position on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and light appetizers will be served. Come network with others who believe that justice is for all, not only those who can afford to hire attorneys. Register online or by emailing [email protected]. Cost: $60 general admission or $25 public service/nonprofit.

Locked Out: Black Home Ownership, 5pm - 7:30pm
Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee

Historically, African-Americans have been ‘locked out’ of homeownership due to redlining, discrimination in lending, and disparities in homebuyer education. This panel discussion with Milwaukee’s housing thought leaders will inspire dialogue about solutions to the decline of Black homeowners. - Adam Carr, Deputy Director for community engagement, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service - Danell Cross, Executive Director, Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, Inc. - William Tisdale, President & CEO, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council - Dorothy York, Associate director, ACTS Housing (Moderator) 5 p.m. Mingling, light refreshments 5:30 p.m. Opening Remarks by Wisconsin historian Clayborn Benson and panel discussion. RSVP.

Care Crisis, 6pm - 8pm Long-Term
IndependenceFirst, 540 S. First St., Milwaukee

Citizen Action invites you to join a community conversation around the shortage of direct home care workers. You probably know someone who has fragile health, needs home care or relies on other services that require staff. What if there is no one to help them, or you? Come to this free event and learn more about the workforce crisis. With a new Governor and the state budget session starting soon, we have a great opportunity to do something about it NOW! RSVP and more information. Contact: Karen KIrsch, 414-588-0927. Please contact her with your disability-related accommodation requests by 2/19/19. IndependenceFirst will do its best to honor requests made after this date.

Wed Feb 27, 2019

Community Justice Council, 9:30am - 11am
Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Martin Luther King Dr., Milwaukee

Milwaukee Community Justice Council Meeting of the Whole. This meeting will discuss a juvenile justice reform model that could be implemented in Milwaukee County. All community members and stakeholders are welcome to attend.More information on the Web and on Facebook.

Refuel the Resistance, 5pm - 8pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Weekly gathering at Bounce Milwaukee's mezzanine bar for networking, inspiration or just to vent. Bring along any evidence of your civic resistance from the last week to get a beverage (up to $7) on the house, and compare notes with other individuals and groups working to make things better. More information.

Drinking Liberally Glendale, 6:30pm - 9pm
Bar Louie, 5750 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale

Drinking Liberally Glendale meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Come drink a beverage or two of your choice and talk about Liberal stuff. More information.

Thu Feb 28, 2019

Mental Health Board Meeting, 8am - 8am
Peck Welcome Center Pavilion, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Meeting. Public Comment: none. More information.

Sat Mar 2, 2019

Immigration Policies Forum, 9:30am - 12pm
Alverno College, Alphonsa Hall, 3441 S. 39th St., Milwaukee

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County will present a forum on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and policies that have separated families while in ICE custody to provide deeper understanding of these two key immigration issues and their impact nationally and locally, and to promote awareness of the League’s policy advocate role. Panel:Dr. Rachel Ida Buff, UWMProf.; Ed Fallone, Marquette Law School; Margarita Garcia-Rojas, student; UWM Kathleen Dunn, moderator. 9:30 am: Coffee/Social, 10:00am--Noon: Program Free and open to the public. Facilitated small group discussions will be held from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. for those who would like to participate. More information

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

Voces de la Frontera Meeting, 1pm - 3pm
Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th St., Milwaukee

VDLF monthly membership meeting, with discussion of the next steps in the fight to restore driver licenses for all in Wisconsin. More info.

Mon Mar 4, 2019

Advocate to get money out of politics, 6pm - 8pm
Riverwest Public House Cooperative, 815 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Join Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Shauntay Nelson, Democracy Director, WI Voices. Discuss how we can get money out of politics.

Drinking Liberally Waukesha, 6:30pm - 9pm
Clarke Irish Pub, 314 W. Main St., Waukesha

Drinking Liberally Waukesha meets the first Monday of each month. More information.

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