Tuesday, October 25, 2022

11/4 GOTV Bernie in La Crosse


La Crosse: Our Future Is Now Tour w/ Special Guest Sen. Bernie Sanders

Community Event · Hosted by NextGen America, with Vote Fight Win

About this event

Join NextGen America and MoveOn Political Action for our nationwide Our Future Is Now Tour — featuring special guest Sen. Bernie Sanders. Across stops in five key battleground states, we’ll engage and mobilize young voters to the polls ahead of this year’s midterm election.

The stop in La Crosse, Wisconsin will feature live music 🎶, free swag 💞, celebrity appearances 😎, and special guests, including Sen. Sanders ✨. Building on the momentum from 2020’s historic youth turnout, the Our Future Is Now Tour will energize young people across the country to make sure they have a plan to vote.

Young voters make up the largest and most diverse voting bloc in the country, but face unique barriers to the ballot box. We know that building the power of young voters is crucial to our democracy, and that starts with helping young people get to the polls this fall. When we show up and vote, we win.

TLDR: We’ll be on the ground in the critical days leading up to Election Day — and it’s gonna be a party. You’re invited! 🥳

If you'd like to make a plan to vote and find local election information, you can find it here: https://nextgenamerica.org/vote/.

Get your friends to vote too! Triple your vote here: https://act.moveon.org/survey/vote-tripling-v3-august-2022/?source=future

Monday, October 24, 2022


Vote now. Absentee in person voting starts Tuesday, October 25.

Take a photo ID with you. View acceptable forms of ID at the state's website. If you have a driver's license, that will work. Other IDs are also acceptable.

If you have an absentee ballot that was mailed to your home, be sure to sign and date the envelope and have your witness sign the envelope and enter her/his full address. Mail it at least 10 days before November 8, or, to be sure it reaches the clerk, return it in person to your clerk's office. You may only return your own ballot. There are no more ballot drop boxes. In La Crosse, you may return an absentee ballot to the neighborhood centers during absentee in person voting hours. If you live outside the City of La Crosse, check with your clerk for hours. Find details at the county's web page under Type E Notices.

This chart shows absentee in person voting opportunities for City of La Crosse voters as shown at the city's website.

In-Person Absentee Ballot

In-person absentee voting - Tuesday, October 25 through Friday, November 4.

Absentee voting is allowed only during the posted hours below.
Note the locations are by columns (in orange) - some days voting is only at one location.


City Hall

 400 La Crosse St

Southside Neighborhood Center

1300 6th St S

Policing Center

713 St James St

Tuesday, Oct 25
First day per law

8:30a – 4:00p

 10:00a – 2:00p 

10:00a – 2:00p 

Wednesday, Oct 26


10:00a – 4:00p 

10:00a – 4:00p

Thursday, Oct 27


2:00p – 6:00p

2:00p – 6:00p

Friday, Oct 28

8:30a – 4:00p



Saturday, Oct 29

10:00a – 2:00p



Monday, Oct 31

8:30a – 4:00p



Tuesday Nov 1

8:30a – 4:00p

10:00a – 2:00p 

10:00a – 2:00p 

Wednesday, Nov 2


 10:00a – 4:00p 

10:00a – 4:00p

Thursday, Nov 3

8:30a- 4:00p

2:00p – 6:00p

2:00p – 6:00p

Friday, Nov 4

8:30a – 5:00p



An elector who, due to disability or impairment, which includes being immunocompromised or having symptoms of COVID-19, is unable to enter the polling place may receive a ballot at the entrance to the polling place or curbside.  Electors may also register to vote curbside.  Contact the City Clerk's Office at 608-789-7510 upon your arrival

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Ultimate bird watching sweepstakes

Taking a break from the trauma and drama of the slide off the cliff.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Autumn is here, and millions of birds across North America have embarked on their annual fall migration to warmer wintering areas. Now's the time to watch our feathered friends make their journey, whether it be outside through a pair of binoculars or at your favorite feeder on Bird Cams. To celebrate this special time of year, Bird Cams will be outfitting one of our viewers an Ultimate Birdwatching Bundle, which includes all the gear and resources that you'll need to enjoy this special time of year!


Submit your email in the form on this page to be entered to win an Ultimate Fall Birdwatching Bundle from Bird Cams! The bundle is valued at more than $550, and prizes include a new pair of ZEISS binoculars, a selection of bird feeders from Perky-Pet, and birding resources from the Cornell Lab to help you along the way (see details below). We'll also be awarding seven additional bird-themed runner-up prizes. All winners will be selected randomly from those who enter.  

Enter by end of day on November 1 to be considered for a prize. Feel free to also share what bird-related activity you are excited for during fall, whether it's watching your favorite cam, catching a glimpse of an elusive fall migrant, or something else.


What's included in the Ultimate Birdwatching Bundle? 

 Ziess terra grey



1 pair of ZEISS Terra® ED 8 x 42 binoculars (gray)







baltimore oriole



1 free coupon for Bird Academy's Joy of Birdwatching online course








Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Max Bird Feeder With Flexports®




1 Perky-Pet Squirrel-Be-Gone Max Bird Feeder With Flexports






Perky-Pet® Prohibition Top-Fill Glass Hummingbird Feeder




1 Perky-Pet Prohibition Top-Fill Glass Hummingbird Feeder






Midwest Field Guide




1 All About Birds Regional Field Guide (Choose Your Region)



Seven runner-up prizes include:

One All About Birds Regional Field Guide (2 prizes)

One $100 gift certificate to the Cornell Lab's Bird Academy

One coupon for Bird Academy's Nature Journaling And Field Sketching Course

One coupon for Bird Academy's Let’s Go Outside! How to Connect Kids with Birds and Nature Course

One Perky-Pet® Window Bird Feeder

One Perky-Pet® Pineapple Top-Fill Hummingbird Feeder


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

ACLU of WI - YoSo on 11/5


On  Saturday, November 5, the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation is holding its annual Youth Social Justice Forum.

We will be providing great programming on public art, civics, government, racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights, restorative justice, and other topics relevant to youth rights. These workshops will be on specific topics led by community activists and artists.

YoSo is open to all high school students, with a preference for Milwaukee Public School District students. YoSo is entirely free. All supplies, including breakfast and lunch, will be provided. The event will be held in person at Nō Studios.

Students and presenters are strongly encouraged to wear masks throughout the event to provide a safe environment for all who attend.

Registration is required. If you are interested or know any interested students, register now!

For more information about the program, contact Abby Homuth, ACLU of Wisconsin Youth Coordinator, at ahomuth@aclu-wi.org or (414) 272-4032, ext. 229.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Register now for 11/4 conference


Whole Child, Whole Family, Whole Community

Date: Friday Nov. 4th

Time: 8-3:30
Location: WTC Lunda Center

Whole Child, Whole Family, Whole Community...there is a place for everyone in this work. Session topics will focus on ensuring that all kids within our community are mentally healthy, safe from abuse and neglect, out of the criminal justice system, in school and ready to learn, and on track to graduate.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Climate Action 4 U

It's not too late to join the Drawdown Challenge. Learn and do something about the climate crisis with others in our community. You're concerned but don't know what to do? Here's the place to find out and go to the next level of action. Join the Sustainability Institute's team

Speaking of action, La Crosse's Climate Action Plan draft is now up and available for your review and comments. This is very important as the city council works to fulfill its commitment to transition to 100% clean energy and reduce our carbon emissions, community-wide, to zero by 2050. Visit the site and comment by October 31. More importantly, be ready to let our city council know you approve of this plan when it comes before them in early 2023.

Sunday, October 02, 2022

OctVOTERfest! October 6


Voting is essential for a vibrant democracy.  Please attend and promote this FREE nonpartisan local event.  

There will be FREE food, bounce house, live music plus help for folks to get birth certificates, IDs, certificates of citizenship , etc. for voting and help with transportation to the polls.

Date: October 6
Time: 3 to 7 p.m.
Location: Copeland Park shelter


CP says, This might be your last chance to vote in a real election. Democracy or fascism? USA or Gilead? Climate action or burn in hell? Speaker Trump? You decide.