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Sunday, July 23, 2017

What's coming up? (July 24-30)

Hope you can make it to important events this week. If you know of an event that's missing, please submit it via this form or email it to couleeprogressive-at-hotmail.com.

First, an update on the MoveOn.org health care conference call held Sunday evening. After reports from activists who have engaged in sit ins and demonstrations, started and participated in actions at the state level, and those who have run for office, we heard an update about the upcoming week's schedule with respect to health care.

On Tuesday, Republicans will try to get enough votes via a motion to proceed to start voting on different versions of their "plans" from the BCRA (Better Care [sic] Reconciliation Act) which would through about 22 million people off of health care to the "Repeal and Run" version which would remove health care from up to 34 million. Whatever happens on Tuesday, Moveon and other organizations are getting ready to respond. Here are four things people can do:

+  For updates throughout the week, text CARE to 668366.

+  On Monday, Tuesday, and until a bill is either stopped or passed, call your senators (you can connect via Moveon's tool if you call 844-432-0883)

+  However it comes out, Moveon and other groups are asking people to set up a Lives On The Line National Day of Action on Saturday, July 29 (what can we do locally? More info about this at actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/july-29-our-lives-on-the-line)

+  Moveon and others are facilitating the Neighborhood Listening Project to canvass door to door across the country. Training and materials supplied - sign up at the link.

On Monday, July 24, at 10 a.m. the La Crosse Board of Public Works will be talking about parking assessments (did you know there was a public hearing about this on July 10?) and the possibility of using city outlets for EV charging AND if you want to virtually join the nationwide March for Health Care for All, you could call Rep. Ron Kind to tell him to co-sponsor HR 676, a Medicare for All bill introduced earlier in this session AND you can attend the Live Your Feel Fundraising info meeting to benefit The Center LGBTQ Center (you MUST RSVP at the link) AND Bluffside Neighborhood Association holds its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church (corner of Losey and Main).



Tuesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. the Logan Northside Neighborhood Association meets at Trinity Lutheran Church AND  La Crosse SOUP holds its summer event at 6 pm at the Root Note AND you can MEET Mike McCabe (who will announce as a Democratic candidate for governor in September) at 7 p.m. at the Grand Hotel Ballroom (above The Pearl Ice Cream Shop).

Wednesday, July 26 marks the start of the Monroe County Fair (through Sunday) AND there's a Vernon County Board forum at 7 p.m. at the Vernon County Courthouse.

The next Progressive Potluck will be on Thursday, July 27 starting at 6 p.m. Meet and talk to local activists about how to make things better. Please email for location.

Friday, July 28: Progressives book club (email for details).

Saturday, July 29. Maybe there will be a Lives on the Line action (see above - will post if something gets set up). There is definitely a fundraiser for US Senator Tammy Baldwin beginning at 5:300 p.m at 331 S. 28th St in La Crosse (please RSVP by emailing emma OR call 608 663-6300). If you can't attend you can still DONATE ONLINE.

If you would like to be involved in planning next year's PROGRESSTIVAL, please email!

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