We're still waiting to exhale

On Friday, January 8, I encouraged everyone to get in touch with Senator Ron Johnson, U.S. Representative Scott Fitzgerald, and U.S. Representative Tom Tiffany — the three Republican elected officials from Wisconsin who either voted to accept the spurious objections raised to the electoral votes of Arizona and Pennsylvania or originally committed to doing so but thought better of it after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was put down. These three men should no longer be eligible to serve in the Congress, according to section 3 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution:

No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Here's the contact information you need. Make your voices heard and hold these men accountable:

U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald: (202) 225-5101
Email and office locations are not yet available.

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany: (202) 225-3365
1719 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515

Sen. Ron Johnson: (202) 224-5323
328 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

We only have eight more days of the tRump administration to go. But there are plenty of pundits predicting new violence on January 17 and on Inauguration Day, both in DC and in every state capital. See "Americans across the political spectrum fear what the Capitol attack portends" in the Washington Post, "Drumpf supporters plan to surround the Capitol in 'chilling' insurrection plot" in Daily Kos, and "Right-wing violence will now be a regular feature of American politics" in the Plum Line blog. In Madison, "Tony Evers calls up National Guard to protect Capitol, boards up windows after FBI warning of 'armed protests'". Sadly, this seems to be the world we live in right now.

Still, the work of our organization proceeds apace. Dan O'Keefe, the leader of the Criminal Justice Reform Issue Team, invites interested Grassroots North Shore supporters to sign up. The Team is working on arranging a Zoom meeting with State Senator Alberta Darling and welcomes everyone to participate. Details of the meeting will be announced to those who sign up as soon as they are available.

There are going to be seven candidates on the ballot for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Our page with links to candidate's campaign sites is now up so that you can find out something about each candidates' positions. You can also watch a forum with them, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Education Network and originally held on January 7, 20221.

And don't forget the People's Map Commission hearing on Thursday, January 14. You can participate by submitting comments or just registrating for the public hearing (required).


Tue Jan 12, 2021

WEDC Secretary Interview, 12pm - 1pm

Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), will be the featured guest at this event, free and open to the public. More information and registration (required).

Drinking Liberally Grafton/Mequon, 6:30pm - 8pm
Water Street Brewery, 1251 Gateway Dr. Grafton


Virtual Drinking Liberally MKE, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Drinking Liberally MKE will get together on Zoom. More information.

350 Milwaukee Virtual Meeting, 7pm - 8:30pm

350 Milwaukee is part of the global organization building a grassroots movement in 188 countries to address global warming and solve the climate crisis. 350 Milwaukee usually meets every month on the second Tuesday. Check information on whether a meeting will occur.

Wed Jan 13, 2021

Grass Roots South Shore Virtual Meeting, 6pm - 8pm

Check to see if Grass Roots South Shore will have a virtual meeting.

6pm - 8pm Suspended: Refuel the Resistance,
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Bounce Milwaukee is closed, including delivery and carryout, until the COVID-19 spread in our area is under control. More information.

Thu Jan 14, 2021

4th CD People's Maps Commission Hearing, 6pm - 8:30pm

The virtual public hearing will include testimony from subject matter experts and also provide Wisconsinites the opportunity to express how they have been affected by legislative redistricting and share their ideas for how Wisconsin can work together to achieve fair maps. Each speaker will have three minutes to speak. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority to residents of Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District. (The time listed is approximate.) Registration for the public hearing (required). For anyone unable to join the virtual hearing, written comments are strongly encouraged. Written comments can be submitted at any time using the feedback form available on the People’s Maps Commission website. Written comments will be reviewed by the commissioners and are public record. Submit written comment.A similar hearing is scheduled for the 1st Congressional District onJanuary 28.

Drinking Liberally West Allis, 6:30pm - 9pm

For information on whether the event will take place, check here.

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
Sherman Boulevard & North Avenue, Milwaukee

Stand for Peace is at this time scheduled to resume in-person events. Check for more information. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

Mon Jan 18, 2021

Milwaukee Dems Virtual Meeting, 6pm - 8pm

Milwaukee County Democrats meet monthly to discuss party business, hear speakers on current topics, pass resolutions, and network with other progressives. All interested Democrats are invited. Information about how to access the meeting will be sent after RSVP. RSVP for Zoom meeting.

Tue Jan 19, 2021

Info: Drinking Liberally Wauwatosa, 6:30pm - 9pm

Drinking Liberally Wauwatosa is suspended for the time being. More info.

Wed Jan 20, 2021

Inauguration of Biden/Harris, 12pm - 12pm
U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Watch as the United States once again acquires honest, competent,experienced leadership.

Suspended: Refuel the Resistance, 6pm - 8pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

Bounce Milwaukee is closed, including delivery and carryout, until the COVID-19 spread in our area is under control. More information.

Info: Southwest Region Dems Meeting, 7pm - 7pm

Southwest Dems (Region 5) cover Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee (Southwest), West Allis, West Milwaukee. For information on when a meeting may be held check here or contact [email protected].

Ozaukee County Dems Inauguration Celebration, 7pm - 9pm

Join Demmocratic Party of Ozaukee County for a champagne toast and truffles at our Inauguration Celebration January 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Sign up here. All proceeds benefit Ozaukee food pantries. Be sure to share this post with your groups and friends! RSVP BY JAN. 11 TO GET THE CHAMPAGNE AND TRUFFLES!

Laughing Liberally MKE: Show, 8pm - 8pm

To celebrate this important day, Laughing Liberally will present "MKE's Delouse The White House Virtual Inauguration Show." $5.00 per household. Virtual tickets.

Sat Jan 23, 2021

Suspended: Community Brainstorming, 8am - 11am

Community Brainstorming Conference will suspend its monthly breakfast forums until further notice. More information.

Stand for Peace, 12pm - 1pm
Capitol Drive & Oakland Avenue, Milwaukee

Stand for Peace is at this time scheduled to resume in-person events. Check for more information. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

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