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Friday, September 01, 2017

Sunday OPEN STREETS and more

Just a reminder that on Sunday, September 3, from noon to 4 p.m., we'll have a chance to take back some of the downtown La Crosse territory normally given over to cars during the first annual OPEN STREETS LA CROSSE event.

Main Street will be closed to motorized vehicles from 9th Street to Fifth Ave. The car-free route continues down Fifth Avenue to King and then turns west to Fourth Street. With Burns Park and the La Crosse Public Library Plaza at the east end and Cameron Park at the west end, it's a long space with lots of room for businesses, organizations, artists, food vendors, musicians, and regular people to enjoy the afternoon.

Included in the fun will be a two block long Protected Bike Lane demonstration and a one block long woonerf (shared street) demonstration.

It's time to devote some of this valuable property to people not cars or parking.

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An alert has been issued by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. State Senator Tom Tiffany's Industrial Acid Mining bill is moving ahead and there will be a public hearing on Thursday, September 7 at 9 a.m. at the Ladysmith High School (1700 Edgewood Ave. E.)

If you can attend the hearing, please do. Otherwise, please sign the petition and contact your legislators. This is a dangerous bill that would further poison our waters for corporate gain.

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Remember to get your tickets NOW to the film Equal Means Equal, a TUGG event scheduled for Wednesday, September 13. For a TUGG film event to happen, organizers must sell a minimum number of tickets in advance by a set deadline or the film will not happen. As of now, at least 48 MORE tickets need to be sold in just FIVE DAYS. (If the event is cancelled for lack of support, no one is charged for any tickets). Please spread the word about this important film about women's equality and the Equal Rights Amendment. 

While checking on this film, I see that there is a SECOND TUGG EVENT, a screening of What the Health, on the following night. This film is also available for online viewing.


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And, you can still donate to help the La Crosse School District host its Second Annual Black Youth Summit.



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