Sunday, June 11, 2017

Coming up this week

First, in case you missed the People's Summit in Chicago this weekend, videos of speakers and workshops are up at

Coming  up in our area:
Kane Street Community Garden is hosting three Gardening Days - June 12, 15, and 17. Other volunteer hours are also available. See their site for details.

Also on Monday, June 12, the Weigent-Hogan Neighborhood Association has its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 401 West Avenue South.

On Tuesday, June 13, Cecil Adams co-founder of the African-American Mutual Assistance Network, will talk about African Americans in the La Crosse Area - The Process rom noon to 1 p.m. at the Riverside Museum (in Riverside Park). Free and open to all. AND at 7 p.m., the La Crosse chapter of Our Wisconsin Revolution will meet at the Ho-Chunk Three Rivers House.

UPDATE - AND - New Directions (Indivisible) meeting  is at 7 p.m. at 401 West Avenue South in La Crosse. Active Listening training will be offered. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Two important events on Wednesday, June 14. There's an organizing meeting at 6:30 p.m. for people interested in backing Mike McCabe for Governor. (See details and RSVP instructions at link) AND the Vernon County Dems are hosting a potluck and presentation on gerrymandering in Wisconsin in Viola at 5:30 p.m.

On Thursday, June 15, PANDA (parents, friends and allies of the LGBTQ community) will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the English Lutheran Church (16th and King). This group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month and his sponsored by The Center - 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection.

Friday, June 16 marks the start of the 28th Annual Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin which runs through Sunday, June 18. (A free bus may be available from Menomonie/Eau Claire/Osseo) This year's keynote address will be by JB Straubel, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Tesla. (If you miss the Custer Fair, there will be another Energy Fair in Minneapolis in early September.)

On Sunday, June 18, attend the La Crosse Juneteenth celebration at the Southside Neighborhood Center and Poage Park from noon to 3 p.m.

Please submit your event to the calendar if it's missing. Remember, not everyone is on FB!

As you may have heard, the Senate is pushing ahead with its Anti-Healthcare bill using tactics that we've seen Wisconsin Republicans use. While it is possible that their compulsion to control women's reproductive systems may cause problems (though there is one woman on the Senate's healthcare working group), "Activists on the front-lines are treating Senate passage of health care bill as imminent."  Whether or not they pass a bill, they are working daily to strangle the current program to death.  Moveon is urging people to call Republican Senators NOW (Senate switchboard: 855 999-1663) and demand that they not pass the terrible awful Republican bill.

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