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Monday, January 21, 2019

Tuesday listening session cancelled

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is postponing the listening session that was scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 because a major snowstorm is predicted on Tuesday. They will reschedule.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

USPS service to target election mailings

Guy pointed to a great article on Overcome the GOP, a Wisconsin blog. The poster discusses how the grassroots can use a direct marketing tool developed by the US Postal Service to do cost effective mailings to educate and activate voters. Read all about it at Target ALL the neighbors of a WI Assembly Rep you want unelected.

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One tool which is available to you is the U.S. Postal Service “Every-Door Direct Mail” system. This is the system that brings you, via postal workers, coupons for this, that and the other thing, without even having your name and full address on the postcard. 


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Sen. Ron Johnson Tele Town Hall Wednesday

Kathy sent info about a "tele-town hall" with Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday, January 16 at 2 p.m.

Sign up here:
https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/telephone-town-hall-signup

The way these have worked in the past is that you sign up and then *they* call *you* at about 2 pm. You MUST answer the robo call or you will not get in. So, if the pasta is boiling over, if the cat has knocked over a gallon of water onto your freshly refinished hardwood floor, if the baby has fallen out of her crib, answer the phone FIRST or you will not get in.

If you do not answer the robo call, you are OUT. There is no call in number if you miss the call. Game Over.

But if you DO answer, your participation is not assured because if some robo glitch occurs up front that knocks you off the call -- beep-beep-beep-beep -- then you are now OUT. Game Over.

But if no robo glitch occurs up front, and I can only describe the one time I've made it this far in the game, then you will hear Sen Ron Johnson giving his interpretation of events. If you can stomach that, you might be on your way to tele-town hall victory. But ... if it's making you ill, don't worry.  You may experience what I did. After about two minutes of alternate facts, a glitch knocked me out. Game Over.

I believe there may be opportunites for people who don't get knocked out of the game to ask questions but given the set up, I can imagine that pre-arranged approved questioners are allowed in and real constituents are not. But that's just a guess as I've never made it that far.

You could also try calling his offices daily to ask why if a foreign power knocks out the Fish and Wildlife Service, IRS, food safety, TSA, and countless other vital services, it's an aggressive act, but if Republicans do it by failing to pass funding bills, it's not. But, even then, it's probable you'll get only an answering machine. Game Over.

DC office: 202 224-5323
Oshkosh:  920 230-7250
Madison: 608 240-9626






Friday, January 11, 2019

Waking Up White collaborative

Please consider supporting and participating in this new collaborative headed by Thomas Harris. 

The idea of the collaborative is to open a community dialogue broadening our understanding of history and how white culture has affected our country through systemic racism and people's personal, often unconscious, racist attitudes and actions.

You can one of the organizational meetings to learn more about a community collaborative.

These initial meetings are to develop partnerships to coordinate a learning initiative which will help coordinate group reads and discussions of the book Waking Up White by Debby Irving and will culminate in hosting a regional one and a half day White Privilege Symposium in 2020 featuring Debby as one of the keynote speakers.

We welcome everyone to join us. Spread the word to others who would be passionate about participating!

Please plan to ATTEND ONE of three organizational meetings held at the La Crosse Public Library Auditorium at 800 Main Street in La Crosse:
  • Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm 
  • Thursday, Feb. 7 from 9:00 to 10:30 am
For more information, please contact LaXWakingUpWhite@gmail.com or call 608 780-7153. Post and share this flyer:

Monday, January 07, 2019

Call now - no more biz til shutdown ends


Call now. No more biz til the shutdown ends.

From Ezra Levin:

Here's how to help pressure McConnell to end the shutdown:

1) Call the Senate switchboard: 202 224-2131 and ask for one of your senators
2) Tell the staffer you want your senator to vote AGAINST the motion to proceed on S. 1 and everything else until McConnell agrees to a budget vote.
3) Repeat with your other senator.