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  • published Jobs, Jobs, Jobs in Home 2020-10-20 12:05:45 -0500

    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

    Bill Holahan takes us through the most recent jobs report, for a Mythbusters segment on the economy. It's not good news for the country, or for Donald Trump. After explaining why, Bill goes into the remedy for this malaise, and that cure is electing Joe Biden. Bill has the numbers on that.


  • published Ballot Drop Boxes in Elections 2021 2020-08-07 17:41:50 -0500

    Ballot Drop Boxes

    Where to Drop Off Your Ballot

    North Shore Communities
    Community Drop Box Location Address
    Bayside deposit box outside the front door 9075 N Regent Road
    Brown Deer brown mailbox on the sidewalk 4800 West Green Brook Drive
    Fox Point near the front door 7200 N Santa Monica Boulevard
    Glendale metal drop box in the parking lot 5909 North Milwaukee River Parkway
    River Hills slot in the front door 7650 N. Pheasant Lane
    Shorewood white mailbox in the parking lot 3930 N Murray Avenue
    Whitefish Bay depository inside the front door 5300 N. Marlborough Dr.
    Ozaukee County
    Community Drop Box Location Address
    Bayside Village outside front door 9075 Regent Road
    Belgium town TBD  
    Belgium Village leftside of front door 104 Peter Thein Ave
    Cedarburg city southside of building next to planter W63 N645 Washington Ave
    Cedarburg town will not have one 1293 Washington Ave
    Fredonia town TBD 242 Fredonia Ave, Fredonia
    Fredonia village cream colored drop box 214 Fredonia Ave, Fredonia
    Grafton town drop slot next to front door 1102 Bridge St
    Grafton village entry hallway or in parking lot 860 Badger Circle
    Mequon city in building on south side of City Hall 11333 N Cedarburg Rd
    Newburg village on exterior of building 620 Main St
    Port Washington City Blue box inside front door - OR - yellow box outside back door 100 W Grand Ave
    Port Washington town on the door by the south exit 3715 Highland Drive
    Saukville town TBD 3762 Lakeland Road
    Saukville village inside front door 639 E. Green Bay Avenue
    Thiensville village front desk - OR - left of entry door 250 Elm Street

  • published 2021 Endorsements in Elections 2021 2020-06-12 16:59:06 -0500

    2021 General Election Endorsements

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Grassroots North Shore is pleased to endorse Dr. Jill Underly for State Superintendent of Public InstructionDr. Underly has worked across many levels of education, as a high school and middle school social studies teacher, a University of Wisconsin College of Letters & Science academic advisor, 5 years as a Title I Consultant and assistant manager at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, an elementary principal and Director of Instruction, and most recently, as the Superintendent of the Pecatonica School District. Grassroots North Shore endorses her for Superintendent of Public Instruction for her breadth of experience, and for her opposition to the funding of private schools with public money, which diverts much-needed resources from already-underfunded public school systems.

    Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 3

    Grassroots North Shore endorses Katie Kegel for Branch 3 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court for her fierce defense of all those who come to her for help and her fresh approach to sentencing. Ms. Kegel's advocacy for sentencing innovation such as deferred prosecutions, restorative justice, treatment courts, and other alternatives that avoid destroying people even before they can come before the court, reflect the goals of Grassroots North Shore for a fairer, more supportive justice system.


  • published Requesting an Absentee Ballot Online in Home 2020-05-01 18:51:56 -0500

    Requesting an Absentee Ballot Online

    Because we cannot be certain that voting in person on Election Day will be safe either for voters or for poll workers, we urge everyone to plan to vote by absentee ballot. (If it is safe, you don't have to use the absentee ballot so you can still vote in person if you prefer.) The dates of the elections are August 11 for the partisan primary and November 3 for the national general election. 

    Requesting an absentee ballot online can be frustrating, but it does not have to be. The best way to accomplish the task is to use your smartphone or tablet. In the following illustration, a red arrow signifies a field you must complete. A blue arrow signifies the action to take when you have completed the screen.

    Step 1: use an up-to-date browser (older ones are not well supported) and go to myvote.wi.gov.

    Step 2: Choose "Vote Absentee" from the menu. The screen should look something like this illustration but it may be formatted differently depending on the device you are using:

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    Step 3: On the next screen, enter your name and date of birth. The system will then check to make sure you are a registered voter.

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    Step 4: Assuming you are a registered voter, you will next need to verify your name and address:

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    Step 5: Select the address you want your absentee ballot sent to. In most instances, you will choose your home address, but college students might well choose an address that is not the one they use when they're at school:

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    Step 6: On this screen you will choose the election(s) for which you want to vote with an absentee ballot. At this point in the year, you are required to request an absentee ballot for BOTH the August and the November elections. But remember that you can decide not to use the absentee ballot you receive in the mail. You can instead, if you choose, vote in person on election day.

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    Step 7: You will now be asked to upload a photo ID, usually your drivers license – but NOT A SELFIE!. (Here's a list of acceptable photo IDs.) If you have already done this before, you probably will not have to do it again. But some people have reported that they have needed to complete this step a second time, even though they used the system to request an absentee ballot in the past. Also, if you are using a computer with this system, you will need to take a photo of your ID, send it to yourself (sharing it and emailing it to yourself is usually the simplest method). Then save the photo from your email inbox. At that point, you can use the "Add Files +" button (see below) to upload your picture. If you are having trouble with the photo ID part of the process, please contact the Voter Protection Hotline at 608-336-3232.

    If you are using a smart phone or tablet, the screen should look something like this:

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    After you click the button, the screen should display the following: 

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    Using the camera in your device, take a picture of your photo ID and then click on "Use Photo."

    Step 8: Congratulations! You're done.

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    Here's a video from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin that shows the steps on a smartphone. For some reason, the sound doesn't play for me (your results may vary) but the dynamic pictures of the screens are very clear. And here's another video, from Citizen Action of Wisconsin. It was made for the April 7 election, but the steps remain the same for every election. Just remember to choose "all elections this calendar year" rather than the April 7 election which is, of course, over and done with!

    If you'd prefer to use another method, you can

    • Download and print a form, print a copy of your photo ID, and mail both documents to your municipal clerk. You can look up the clerk's name and address on myvote.wi.gov or find it on your municipality's website. Instead of putting your request form in the US mail, you can use a secure dropbox at your village or city hall to turn the documents in.

    • Call, email or fax your municipal clerk. You can find contact information on your municipality's website or on myvote.wi.gov.

  • published Grassroots North Shore Spring 2020 Endorsements in Home 2020-03-27 12:27:31 -0500

    Grassroots North Shore Spring 2020 Endorsements

    Our Spring 2020 Endorsements page is now up. On it you will see that we have endorsed Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin State Supreme Court. We also have endorsed in two races for Circuit Court Judge in Milwaukee County. And we recommend voting YES on the Milwaukee County advisory referendum promoting a nonpartisan process for drawing new electoral maps in 2021. We have made no recommendation on the statewide, binding referendum on criminal justice reform.

    We also have links to information about the two candidates for Milwaukee County Executive.

    Check it out!


  • published Know the Candidates in Home 2020-03-25 11:55:07 -0500

    Know the Candidates

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    Know something about the two candidates running in the April 7 election to be Milwaukee County Executive. State Representative David Crowley and State Senator Chris Larson have both completed answers to a short questionnaire we have sent them. You can read them on our site.

    Grassroots North Shore encourages everyone to stay safe and vote by mail. To do this, use your smartphone (a cell phone that has a camera and an internet connection) to access myvote.wi.gov. Once on the site, choose Vote Absentee. The site will walk you through the application process and will send the request form and your photo ID to the clerk of your municipality. But don't dither. The absentee ballot must be received by the municipal clerk by 8pm on April 7!


  • published Vote Absentee! in Home 2020-03-20 17:15:12 -0500

    Vote Absentee!

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    Revised: 3/26/2020 at 3:15 pm. Please note that it is now likely that there will be no open polling places on Election Day, April 7, 2020, at least in the City of Milwaukee. The only sure way to vote is to vote by mail with an absentee ballot. The rules for acquiring an absentee ballot have changed slightly to make it somewhat easier to obtain.

    The coronavirus has disrupted most things, but our April 7 election remains on the schedule. You can of course show up at the polls on election day to cast your ballot (you can see a sample ballot and find your polling place at myvote.wi.gov) but you would be doing poll workers and yourself a huge favor if instead you vote by mail, using an absentee ballot.  

    There are TWO steps you have to perform:

    1. Request that your municipal clerk send you an absentee ballot.
    2. Fill out and mail the ballot back so that it arrives by 8pm on April 7 (otherwise your vote will not count).

    To request an absentee ballot, you have to fill out a form. There are two routes you can take. The first is online.

    1. Use a computer or a smartphone and a browser to go to myvote.wi.gov.
    2. Click "Vote Absentee". 
    3. Fill in your name and date of birth in the online application to check your registration status. 
    4. Click the button "Request an Absentee Ballot" on the screen that displays your name, address, and registration status. 
    5. Fill in the form requesting an absentee ballot. You can choose to request an absentee ballot for the April 7, 2020 election only or you can choose to request an absentee ballot for the August 11 election and the November 3 election as well. The request form may require you to upload a picture of your photo ID. Try to comply. If you cannot, go to the next step.
    6. Choose the box that says that you are "indefinitely confined." The coronavirus has rendered that statement true for everyone but do upload a picture of your photo ID if you are able to do so. If you are not able to upload a photo, choosing the box for indefinitely confined means that you will no longer need to provide a photo ID with your request form.
    7. The site will automatically send the request to your municipal clerk.

    The second route is to print a copy of the form yourself. Once you have a copy, fill it out, and choose the box that says you're indefinitely confined if you are having a problem photographing and or printing a photo of your photo ID. Then mail the form to your municipal clerk. You can find a pdf of the request form on the site of the Wisconsin Election Commission. When you are filling out the form, we suggest that you request an absentee ballot for all elections for the remainder of 2020. You'll find that selection in box 6 of the form. You can find the mail address for your municipal clerk at myvote.wi.gov. Choose "Find My Polling Place". On the lefthand side of the screen you will see the name and some contact information for your municipal clerk. Clicking on the "More Information" button will bring up the mailing address.

    As of March 19, Bayside and Whitefish Bay are sending forms to request an absentee ballot to every registered voter! Some other communities may be doing the same. And if Wisconsin takes steps now to have all votes by mail, we can heave a sigh of relief and avoid the risk of being contaminated at the polls or spreading the virus to others there. Wouldn't that be a good thing?

    You can read the text of Milwaukee County Clerk George Christianson's memo:

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  • published Your Vote Is Your Voice in Home 2020-02-02 14:25:19 -0600

    Your Vote Is Your Voice

    karofsky_sut.jpgGrassroots North Shore is proud to announce its 

    Endorsement of Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court

    The nonpartisan general election of 2020 is April 7. Early voting in most North Shore communities will begin by March 23 (in a few communities it will begin earlier -- check with your village or city administration. It will end on April 3 at 5pm. Before you go to the polls -- either for early voting or on election day -- be sure to check your registration, polling place and sample ballot: myvote.wi.gov.

    The only statewide race on your ballot will be the one for Wisconsin State Supreme Court. The candidates are Dan Kelly (incumbent and Walker appointee), and Jill Karofsky, judge on the Circuit Court of Wisconsin. You can read our endorsement of Judge Karofsky and her answers to our Grassroots North Shore Questionnaire. You can also visit the the website and Facebook page for Karofsky's campaign. We urge our supporters to vote for Karofsky. She is the only progressive in this race.

    Our Elections 2020 page provides some information about early voting in many North Shore communities, including phone numbers to reach your community's administration. It would be prudent to call to make sure, but most early voting for the nonpartisan election on April 7, 2020, will take place at the city or village hall. So please vote in this election and in all subsequent elections this year!

    In addition to the April 7 election, Wisconsin will hold two more: the partisan primary on August 11 and the general election on November 3. Mark your calendars for subsequent dates now so that you don't forget to vote. (If you know you are going to be out of town or otherwise unable to vote early in person or go to the polls on election day, you can always request a mail-in ballot at myvote.wi.gov.)


  • published 2021 General Election in Elections 2021 2019-12-19 15:53:03 -0600

    General Election, April 6, 2021

    Early Voting Information*

    If you have a Wisconsin Driver License, you can register online before the April election until March 25, 2021. You can also register at the polls, whether you use in-person absentee processes or you go to the polls on election day. Information about what documents you need to register and what you need to vote are available here. You can check and update your registration, find your polling place, see a sample ballot for your location, and request an absentee ballot at myvote.wi.gov. We urge you to do so well ahead of election day!

    To request an absentee ballot for the February 16 primary, you should allow at plenty of time to receive and return your ballot — so make your request by February 2 if you plan to put your completed ballot in the mail. If you plan to use a drop box to return your ballot, the deadline for making an absentee ballot request is about February 8. In any case, absentee ballots must be received at the municipality by the time the polls close on election day (February 16 for the primary, April 6 for the general election).

    Be sure to fill out your absentee ballot correctly. See a quick video showing you how.

    * Early voting (aka in-person absentee voting) takes place for no more than two weeks prior to the week of the election, ending on the Friday before election day. For spring 2021 elections, the period during which voters can use the in-person absentee process can vary by municipality. This page will provide whatever information about early voting in each community as the information becomes available.

    * In this uncertain time, we are encouraging everyone to request an absentee ballot and to return it via a drop box supplied by each municipality. Dropping off your vote is both safe and secure. 

    The days, dates and times in the chart below provide information for early in-person voting for the April 6  election.

     

    Municipality Phone Dates Times

    Bayside
    Village Hall

    9075 N. Regent Rd

    414-206-3913

    TBA

    TBA

    Brown Deer
    Village Hall

    4800 W. Green Brook Dr.

    414-371-3050

    Tuesday, March 23 - Friday, March 26

    Monday, March 29 - Thursday April 1

    Friday, April 2

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Cedarburg (City)

    262-375-7600
    262-375-7606

    Tuesday, March 23 - Friday, March 26

    Monday, March 29 - Thursday April 1

    Friday, April 2

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Cedarburg (Town)

    262-377-4509 

    Tuesday, March 23 - Friday, March 26

    Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Fox Point

    7200 N. Santa Monica Blvd

    414-351-8900

    TBA

    TBA

    Glendale
    City Hall

    5909 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy.

    All in-person voting takes place at City Hall and is by appointment only.

    414-228-1718

    Tuesday, March 23 - Friday, March 26

    Monday, March 29 - Thursday April 1

    Friday, April 2

     

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Grafton (Village)
    Village Hall

    262-375-5000

    Tuesday, March 23 - Friday, March 26

    Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Mequon
    City Hall

    262-242-3100

    Tuesday, March 23 - Friday, March 26

    Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Port Washington (City)
    City Clerk's Office

    262-284-5585

    TBA

    TBA

    Port Washington (Town)
    3715 Highland Drive

    262-284-5235

    TBA

    TBA

    River Hills
    Village Hall

    7650 N. Pheasant Lane

    414-352-8213

    TBA

    TBA

    Shorewood
    City Hall

    3920 N. Murray Ave.

    414-847-2700
    414-847-2608

    TBA

    TBA

    Thiensville (Village)
    Village Hall

    262-242-3720

    TBA

    TBA

    Whitefish Bay
    Village Hall

    5300 N. Marlborough Dr.

    414-962-6690
    ext 122

    Tuesday, March 23 - Friday, March 26

    Monday, March 29 - Thursday April 1

    Friday, April 2

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

     


  • commented on Where and When to Vote Early 2016-03-22 17:04:14 -0500
    Debbie 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.

  • commented on Even MORE Bogus "Tax Relief" 2013-12-27 12:12:57 -0600
    The actual data is in: the property taxes on my house INCREASED by 7.5%. Anyone else want to chime in?

  • followed Values & Issues 2013-10-17 17:07:07 -0500

    Values & Issues

    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

    [email protected]

    Our Values:

    • 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!

    Our Key Issues in 2020:

    • Diversity: as an issue and as related to our membership
    • Environment
    • Gun Safety
    • Voter Rights and Redistricting (including Fair Maps, Fair Elections)
    • Public Education
    • Criminal Justice Reform
    • Immigration
    • Healthcare, Wisconsin BadgerCare and Medicaid Expansion
    • Census

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