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Sunday, December 10, 2017

This week's events (Dec. 11 - 17) and Progresstival update!

But first:


And now, coming up this week:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11
6:30 p.m. Weigent-Hogan Neighborhood Association monthly meeting and potluck at 401 West Avenue South.

7:30 p.m. Alt Truth Project: Skin of our Teeth There was a very good La Crosse Tribune article about the Project and the play today. It's at the Pump House.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
noon League of Women Voters Lunch & Learn - Mayor Tim Kabat on Water Quality & Climate Change (lunch at 11:30 if you RSVP in advance) at Moxie's.

4:00 p.m. Holiday Farmers Market at the La Crescent Community Building.

6 p.m. FILM: He Named Me Malala part of WTC's Make Change series. Film will be in room 401 Integrated Tech Center, WTC

6:30 p.m. Citizens' Climate Lobby monthly meeting. Please view or read th e national call recording (see link) before the meeting if possible. Meets at 401 West Avenue South.

6:30 p.m. League of Women Voters Book Club will discuss World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Jason Heller at JavaVino (please RSVP at link).

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
11:30 a.m. The Women's Alliance of La Crosse will hold its Food, Fun, and Silent Auction at the Waterfront to raise funds for scholarships for area women.

6:00 p.m. Showing Up for Racial Justice - La Crosse  will discuss  White Supremacy Culture and Us at 140 23rd St. S.

6:00 p.m. La Crosse Common Council Meeting - probably no public hearings but if you would like to show support for La Crosse United to Amend's successful petition drive to have a referendum on the April ballot on the "We the People" (corporations are not people and money is not speech) amendment, please come to City Hall Council Chambers before 6 to register. There will also be a resolution "to create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional redistricting plans." This is "fair maps" resolution that the county board recently passed unanimously. However, there are some city council members who do not believe it is the city's business. If you can't attend the meeting, please contact your council representative before Thursday!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
Some news may be coming from the Mayor on Friday. There are two media interviews scheduled for that day as well as a 9:30 a.m. press conference.


6:00 p.m. Soup meet/greet/fundraiser for McCabe for Governor, Come at your convenience for a brief meet and greet or for the entire evening.  Mike will speak on several occasions but otherwise we will engage in lively and enjoyable conversation with one another.  There will be simple food for the sustenance of our bodies and music for sustenance of our souls.  Please come and enjoy this time together. The Wilson Schoolhouse Inn (https://www.wilsonschoolhouseinn.com/) is located at 5720 US Hwy 14-61, on your way out of town direction Coon Valley. We will be parking our cars on Waterford Drive, and it is a short walk over to the Inn from the Drive.  A path will be marked with attendants for assistance.  For those with need, it will be possible to enter the driveway directly to the Inn from the highway for drop-off and pick-up. If able, please RSVP for our accommodation planning but come in any case to enjoy this time with us. 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
10:00 a.m. Winter Farmers Market at Myrick Park Center.

 2:00 p.m. Vernon County Dems monthly meeting featuring gubernatorial candidate, Tony Evers, at 210 South Main Street, Viroqua.

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SPEAKER SET FOR FEBRUARY 3 PROGRESSTIVAL!

Paul Cienfuegos is a leader in the Community Rights movement, which works to dismantle corporate constitutional so-called “rights” and assert The People's inherent right to govern themselves. He has been leading workshops, giving public talks, and organizing local communities across the US since 1995 when he founded Democracy Unlimited in northern California. Paul moved to Portland, Oregon in 2011, co-founded Community Rights PDX in 2012, and helped to launch the Oregon Community Rights Network in 2013. David Barsamian's internationally syndicated show 'Alternative Radio' has broadcast five of his speeches. Paul is the founding director of the new national Community Rights support organization - Community Rights US - which was launched in October 2017. More info at www.CommunityRights.US.

As a long time activist, Paul believes that we won’t ever win the society we all yearn to live in until we stop just responding to the latest corporate outrage from a defensive position, and begin instead to exercise our rightful authority as We the People, The Sovereign People, to govern ourselves and to say NO to a wide variety of normalized but quite harmful corporate activities, and YES to the kind of healthy and just communities we desire to live in - all of which can be best accomplished through local Community Rights law-making campaigns.

Paul has led introductory workshops in Minnesota and Wisconsin over the past year and will hold a . It's possible there will be an introductory workshop in La Crosse on February 4 (seeking co-sponsors! Email couleeprogressive at hotmail if interested!)  

Stay tuned for more updates! 

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