Friday, September 26, 2008


MANY more volunteers are needed right now in La Crosse. Please volunteer now!

Stop by the office and donate any time you can. You will not be pushed to do something you are not comfortable with. Here are the opportunities:
We will not push you to do something you are not comfortable with.

Volunteers needed for phone banking, canvassing, database entry, front desk help,
hosting house parties, registering new voters, writing letters to the editor, housing staff and driving voters to the polls on election day.

How important is this election to you and your family?

Stop by 127 S. 6th Street or Call at 608-785-5866. Do it NOW.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More nukes?

Please join us for this important program!

IS MORE NUCLEAR ENERGY IN OUR FUTURE? on Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Ho-Chunk Three Rivers House, 724 Main Street, La Crosse.

Special guest, John LaForge, co-founder of Nukewatch and editor of Nukewatch Quarterly, will speak. John has advised the Dutch and British governments on nuclear issues, has been active in all issues nuclear, from nuclear power and nuclear waste storage to food irradiaion, depleted uranium and Project ELF. John is widely recognized as a world class expert on nuclear issues.

Joining John are panelists Dr. Al Gedicks, UW-L Sociology Department, an expert on the processing and storage of nuclear materials and its impact on American Indian communities, and Mark “Spark” Burmaster and George Nygaard, citizen leaders in the effort to shut down the nuclear power plant in Genoa, Wisconsin in the 1980s.

Will Wisconsin lift its moratorium on nuclear power plants?

Is nuclear energy safe and clean?

Will nuclear power help ease the global warming crisis?

How will a nuclear energy program affect us?

Sponsored by the Clearn Energy Coalition, citizens educating themselves and their communities about important issues of energy and environment. For more info, email

Saturday, September 13, 2008


carfree PartyFrom Purplearth:
To celebrate World Carfree Day, September 22, we
are helping to organize several events.

This coming Monday, Sept. 15 we'll present
Transportation Liberation at the
People's Food Co-op upstairs meeting
(315 Fifth Ave. S.) starting at 7 p.m.

On World Carfree Day, Monday, Sept. 22, we're having
a Carfree Equinox Party in Port O'Call in the Cartwright
Center at UW-L,
starting at 7 p.m. There will be lots of
information and exhibits about how to become

carfree, or at least carless. We'll present Transportation Liberation at 7:30. Then a
few people will talk about bike advocacy, the Bike/Ped Committee and Myrick Ecopark.
There will be DJ Muzik and snacks. Plus we'll have our recumbent tandem and trailer
for folks to check out.

This event is free and open to the public. This is a really important event for a city
that has committed to being an Eco-Municipality. Table space will be available if
you'd like to bring any relevant information or a carfree exhibit. Setup is from 6-7.
Please let me know if you want space.

Transportation Liberation is a multimedia show in which we discuss
many pragmatic ideas on how to make driving optional. Our 45-minute
show includes sights and sounds of good and bad transportation
methods, traffic calming, various kinds of biking accommodations and
why the driving infrastructure is not sustainable.

In June we were invited to give Transportation Liberation to a
international audience at the Towards Carfree Cities Conference in
Portland, Oregon. Our show was well received by over 200 people. Some
people said it's the best presentation they've ever seen.
To see a 5 minute preview go here
Find out more about World Carfree Day here

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Looking forward - Martin Luther King, Jr 2009 event

Martin Luther King, Jr.No matter what happens in November, history marches on.

Be part of the planning for the 2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. event in La Crosse.

Email the Jubilee Center to get on the list - first planning meeting will be held during the week of September 22.

(Remember to volunteer NOW to help the living history move forward.)

Monday, September 08, 2008

Somethings happening . . .

Lots of stuff is going on this fall. With students back on campus, campaigns in full swing, and important issues rolling headlong into the mix, it's going to be hard to attend everything!

A few things we can do will help. First, please email with your calendar items so I can put them on the list (right column, scroll down). Second, please check to see what else is happening before scheduling an event if at all possible. Every season we seem to end up with several days of overlapping important and great programs.

Third, if anyone would like to help me keep this calendar up to date in a timely manner (I have a busy life, too!) I would very much appreciate it! Please email me and we can discuss.

(Fourth - if you haven't yet signed up to volunteer for a campaign - DO IT NOW! Volunteers are desperately needed!)

In the meantime, just a note of a few important upcoming events.

On Sept. 10, the UW-L Obama campaign will kick off at 6 p.m. in Valhalla, Cartwright Center. Voter registration, speakers and more.

Also on Sept. 10 from 5 to 7, a reception for Cheryl Hancock will be at the Pump House with Jennifer Shilling and other elected officials.

Also on Sept. 10 (see what I mean!?), the great film, Why We Fight, will be shown at the Franciscan Spirituality Center on Market St. at 7 p.m.

One last calendar note: on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. the American Friends Service Committee "Speak for Peace: U.S. Veterans and Iraqis Creating the Way Forward" will be held in room 337 Cartwright Center, UW-L.