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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots mtg. notes for February 13, 2017

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

Meeting Notes

February 13, 2017

Next meeting: Monday, February 20, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.

In attendance: Marcia Riquelme, Karen Edson, John Scepanski, Frank Dederich, Ginny Brokish, Stacy Biesel & Brennan, John Glowacki, Pat Burns

 

Announcements:

 

• Feb. 13-17, I LOVE MY PUBLIC SCHOOL Week of Action. WPEN encourages local teams and individuals to send a positive message of support for local schools to elected officials and decision-makers. Send valentine postcards to your legislators, hold an event, write a letter to the editor, deliver a gift to your school/district office – then amplify the message on social media and by letting us help share your story. Use hashtag #ILoveMyPublicSchool.  Please plans/photos/posts to Heather at hdb@WisconsinNetwork.org so we can track statewide activities. Tag us on facebook (@WisconsinNetwork) or Twitter (@WiscEdNetwork) – let’s create a blizzard of love for our schools this week!

• Tues. Feb. 14th 6:00 pm - Orwell Rolls in His Grave (movie) - Goodman Branch - Madison Library - film critically exams the role of the Fourth Estate - the media (free) 

• Thurs. Feb. 16 – Wisconsin’s Voucher Program: What is it Doing to Public Schools and Our Children? - Stoughton HS Cafetorium 600 Lincoln Ave Stoughton – Join Dr. Julie Mead (UW-Madison School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis)

• Tues. Feb. 21st - Beyond Marching: Grassroots Resistance for Troubled Times - 6:30 – 8:30 pm James Reeb UUC (2146 E. Johnson). Kickoff Session in a six part series hosted by the Madison Free Skool, Madison IWW, and the Peregrine Forum. Explore the theory and practice of nonviolent direct action. Check Facebook for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/264074940689729/ or call #284-9082 or #345-3918. List of suggested readings: www.madinfoshop.wordpress.com  

 

• Mon. Feb 27 – Intro to Community Rights - Jefferson Square Clubhouse 717 DeForest St DeForest WI With Paul Cienfuegos 6 - 9 PM (optional potluck 5:30-bring a dish to pass - beverages & utensils provided) 

 

• Fri. Mar. 24 and Sat Mar 25 – SAVE the DATES – WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL – Friday afternoon is setup – Saturday is Festival wisconsingrassroots.net/festival has info!

 

 

The meeting opened with a discussion of a problem Pat’s son has with the village of DeForest’s maintenance and repair of Main Street in front of his house.  Further information is required on who owns the strip of land that borders the curb and his yard and what the village has authority to do with that strip of land as it refurbishes the street.

 

Karen reported on her recent certification as a trainer in progressive messaging, after attending a train the trainer course in Portage put on by Scott Witkopf.

 

The community intelligence repository project continues bit by bit.  Karen is the central figure.  JohnSki, Marcia, and John Gl. Are helping by reviewing entries onto the spread sheet.  More volunteers are desirable to help confirm information and add names, addresses, phones, emails, and notes.

 

We continued our project of each meeting getting a little lesson in messaging review.  Today’s lesson was on the difference between objective and balanced view.

 

Handouts for distribution and posting were distributed for the February 27th community rights event with Paul Cienfuegos at 717 DeForest Street in DeForest:

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY

RIGHTS

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

6 – 9 PM

(optional potluck 5:30-bring dish to pass –

Beverages & utensils provided)

Jefferson Square Clubhouse

717 DeForest St

DeForest, WI 53532

With speaker:

Paul Cienfuegos,

Nationally acclaimed educator and

Community rights organizer!

https://www.facebook.com/DWAG.WeCare

More info. Contact: Marcia Riquelme

(608) 446-1446 /mom.pazyarte@gmail.com

Donations to defer costs gratefully accepted!

 

Regarding Jill Karofsky’s request to return in response to Marilyn Townsend’s appearance at DWAG on March 6th, the consensus of members present was not to grant the request for the reason that Ms. Townsend had only two people at her first appearance and Ms. Karofsky had many more at her more recent appearance, and time is limited at DWAG’s two hour weekly meetings.  Either candidate may submit written material anytime, though, for distribution to members.

 

We discussed the various “resistance” movements springing up across the country.  Further information on these movements is available on the Wisconsin Grassroots Network website – WisconsinGrassroots.net.

 

Don’t forget to publicize among your acquaintances the various opportunities to participate, especially the community rights presentation on February 27th and the WGN Fest on March 25th.

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG) meeting notes for February 6, 2017

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

Meeting Notes

February 6, 2017

Next meeting: Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.

In attendance: Marcia Riquelme, Karen Edson, John Scepanski, Frank Dederich, Ginny Brokish, Stacy Biesel, Jordan Montpeht, John Glowacki, John Stanley, Janet Mills, Liz Temple, Abigail Lowery, Jill Karofsky, Melissa Mulligan

 

Announcements: none

 

Most of the meeting was devoted to a presentation and Q&A by Jill Karofsky, candidate for Dane County Judge.  Ms. Karofsky is an attorney with twenty-five years of experience and over 10,000 cases.  She is currently director of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services.  She is a lifelong resident of Dane County and grew up in Middleton.  She handed out a piece of literature with background information and a long, impressive list of endorsements.  She is especially interested in racial disparity in Dane County courts: setting bail, alternatives to incarceration, and community involvement.  She has progressive ideas along the lines of restorative justice.

 

Stacy Biesel described her activism in her recently past community of Merrill in northern Wisconsin, where she and others formed the Merrill Coalition. 

 

We discussed national “resistance” activity along the lines of Indivisible and Our Wisconsin Revolution.  John St. described the origins of such movements in the Bernie Sanders Revolution.  Abby suggested that we compile comparison documents of the various organizations like Indivisible, Our Wisconsin Revolution, WGN, and Blue Jean Nation that we might discuss at next Monday’s meeting.  The topic should be included on the agenda for our next meeting.

 

Janet suggested we host a community viewing of the movie, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.”

 

We agreed to invite Marilyn Townsend to our March 6th meeting to make a presentation and Q&A.  (JohnSki did so on Feb. 7th.)

 

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots mtg notes for January 9, 2017

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

January 9, 2016 Meeting Notes

 

Next meeting: Monday, January 16, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.  See tentative agenda below.

 

In attendance: Marcia Riquelme, Karen Edson, John Scepanski, Frank Dederich, Ginny Brokish, Abby Lowery

 

Announcements:

 

  • Jan. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. – Superintendent of DPI Candidate Forum hosted by East Side Progressives at Lake Edge Lutheran Church, 3032 Monona Dr.
  • Jan. 20, Be the Light! Candlelight March to State Capitol! – 7:00 p.m. State and Lake Streets in Madison
  • Jan. 21, Women’s March on Madison! 12:00 noon, UW campus Library Mall (700 block of State St.)
  • Jan. 28 – Progressive Partners quarterly meeting, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Stoughton Fire Dept., 401 E. Main

 

 

Marcia and John volunteered to comment on Karen’s compilation of community intelligence list of names and info. on Google doc.  Karen will send in an email.

 

Marcia gave us more education on the community bill of rights and the short survey we all filled out at a previous meeting.  Paul Cienfuegos will be in the area the end of February and beginning of March.  Can we get him here for a public introduction to the concept?

 

Karen reported on a seminar she went to Saturday on messaging: “why you do what you do or believe what you believe” is the most important part of your message.  The Apple company’s booklet is an example of opening a message with that information and building from there.

 

 

AGENDA  De Forest Windsor Area Grassroots 1/16/17

Social Time

Announcements  

• Fri. Jan. 20, Be The Light! - Candlelight March to the State Capitol! - 7:00 pm State St. & Lake St. - Stories are emerging from around our country describing despicable acts of bigotry, hatred, prejudice, and xenophobia. We will walk silently to demonstrate our support for our friends and neighbors who are subject to such degrading treatment. Bring your own flashlights or fake candles.

• Women’s March on Madison! Sat. Jan. 21st 12:00 Noon UW-Madison Library Mall (700 Block of State St.)  This is a local event in solidarity with those going to Washington DC. If you are interested in connecting with Wisconsinites heading to the large march in Washington, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/208275672945652/ 

• Sat. Jan. 28th -  Progressive Partners 11:30am to around 3 pm Stoughton Fire Department training room, 401 East Main St.

• FRI. Mar. 24 and Sat Mar 25 – SAVE the DATES – WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL – Friday afternoon is setup – Saturday is Festival sisconsingrassroots.net/festival has info!

Modify Agenda

Old Business

• Development of a community intelligence repository   Permanent item – need workers willing to review names via Google spreadsheet links sent to John S and Marcia

• Community Rights Lesson – Marcia – Permanent item

• Messaging Review – Permanent item  LINKS to videos discussed last week: Start with WHY:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sioZd3AxmnE 

• Website continuation? 

o Active McFarland site is free Active McFarland new site -https://sites.google.com/view/activemcfarlandrrteam/  - Do we want something like this instead of what we have now?

o Indivisible document/movement  https://www.indivisibleguide.com/  There are local groups on Facebook!

o Problem with replacing website with Facebook: Facebook reinforces social silos – gets message most to like minded folks.

o Report on Meetup Cost - Marcia

New Business – get items to Ginny by Saturday 1/14

Report on DPI Candidate Forum 1/15 – Ginny or Frank

Adjourn

Political Discussion

- Abby campaign – fundraiser?

 

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots meeting notes for 12/5/16

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

December 5, 2016 Meeting Notes

 

Next meeting: Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest. 

 

Present: Karen Edson, Frank Dederich, Liz Temple, Ginny Brokish, John Scepanski

 

No new announcements

 

For the “community intelligence repository,” in her capacity as rep for the 37th District Dane County Democratic Party Executive Board, Karen asked the county chair for a list of members in the 37th.  She was informed that they do not keep the lists by district.  They sent her the members in DeForest but not in Windsor.  Karen has multiple spreadsheets in different formats.  Anyone with Excel skills should help Karen with this project.

 

Marcia sent with Karen an exercise in the identification of community rights that might be included in a DeForest-Windsor bill of community rights.  Karen collected the results and will give them to Marcia for further work.

 

Karen led us in an exercise in messaging.  We worked on what the word “entitlement” means and what alternatives to the use of the word might be.  Frank came up with the alternative, “earned benefits.”

 

Peter Johnson is working with the Stein recount in Wisconsin.  Abby Lowery signed up for the bus trip from Wisconsin to the upcoming “million woman march” in D.C.

 

JohnSki has as call into Jake Kurtz, editor of the DeForest Times-Tribune to come to speak to us and Q&A about the paper and current issues in journalism.

 

Since we’ve lost The Mic 92.1 FM for liberal radio talk in Madison, Frank suggested 820 AM liberal talk radio out of Chicago.  Their program is almost the same as The Mic’s was.

 

Regarding the I-94/90/39 bypass being proposed for Windsor, should we ask elected officials to visit our meetings or hold a public forum or something like that?

 

We still have no answers to the joke question posed last time: how many progressives does it take to screw in a light bulb.  J

 

                                          John

 

After the official meeting, we had much … ahem … venting about the progressive political situation these days.

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots November 28, 2016, Meeting Notes

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

November 28, 2016 Meeting Notes

 

Next meeting: Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest. 

 

Present at meeting: John Scepanski, Ginny Brokish, Marcia Riquelme

 

Announcements            (Thanks to Karen for the Announcements.)

 

•           Wed Nov 30 – 11 AM – WGN Meeting–Imperial Garden - 2039 Allen Blvd. (Middleton)

•           Thur. Dec. 1st - Protect Our Wisconsin Retirement System – 7 pm E.D. Locke Public Lib. Community Rm. (5920 Milwaukee St.) McFarland - Roger Springman of POWRS (Protect Our Wisconsin Retirement System) will talk on upcoming threats to WRS.

•           Thur. Dec. 1-People Get Ready! The Fight against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy-Conversation with co-author John Nichols-Central Library 201 W. Mifflin St Rm 301 - 6:30/8 pm-Info: Call S. Freiss 608-609-7961 wilpfmadison@gmail.com 

•           Sat. Dec 3- MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality and Solidarity) Monthly meeting 9:30-noon First Unitarian, 900 University Bay Dr. Madison 

 

 

Marcia and Karen attended the movie, “The Thirteenth,” about the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery but allowed punishment of inmates, perpetuating a form of control over African-Americans after the Civil War.

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

 

Everyone should submit any lists of DWAG membership or contacts that should be included on the master spread sheet, “community intelligence repository.”

 

Marcia provided a handout on community rights put out by the South Central Wisconsin Community Rights Alliance.  We had an extensive discussion about community rights and how to implement such an idea in the D-W area.  Such a movement must be more than just a committee composing a community bill of rights (CBR) and tacking it on the wall.  It must come to referendum and ordinance to take on the force of law.  For example, a CBR could contain opposition to the proposed interstate bypass through the Village of Windsor.  We could build a group to take the idea to the Windsor Village Board.  Go to the CELDF website for details.

 

We talked about whom to invite to future DWAG meetings.  It was suggested that we invite Jake Kurtz, editor of the DeForest Times-Tribune, to talk about what it takes to put out the paper, how DWAG can participate, and other issues involving the news media.  John is to contact Jake and ask him if he can come on December 12th or 19th or sometime in January at his convenience.

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG) November 21, 2016 Meeting Notes

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

November 21, 2016 Meeting Notes

 

Next meeting: Monday, November 28, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest. 

 

Present at meeting: Karen Edson, John Scepanski, Frank Dederich

 

Announcements            (Thanks to Karen for the Announcements.)


·       Tues. Nov. 22 - 6:30-8:00 pm - SCWUTA meeting - Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison (included at Abby’s request)

  • Wed Nov 30 – 5:30-9 PM – WGN Meeting – Rodeside Grill off Hwy 19 - Windsor
  • Sat. Dec 3- MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality and Solidarity) Monthly meeting 9:30-noon First Unitarian, 900 University Bay Dr. Madison (included at Marcia’s request)

 

The “community intelligence repository” (Karen’s term J ) is proceeding with DWAG members providing their lists of contacts in the area to Karen for a master list for future use as a spreadsheet when we want to identify those who have expressed interest in canvassing, lit drops, lawn signs, and other activities.  The focus will be on the villages of DeForest and Windsor, although contacts in contiguous jurisdictions will be included as well.  This spreadsheet will be something like a local version of the Dem Party “V.A.N.”  We hope to facilitate organization for local activities like election campaigning from the list.

 

Karen gave us a refresher on messaging, including her own composed handouts on “Mainstream Media Term” vs. “Progressive Term” and “Why the Progressive Term is preferable/more correct” and “The American Framing Steps: Nutshell Version.”

 

Following up on a discussion from last meeting, we talked about community rights.  Karen provided a handout from the South Central Wisconsin Community Rights Alliance.  Emphasis was placed on, “Producing a community bill of rights is NOT a quick, band-aid, process that can be done by a small group of people on behalf of an entire community.”  Often it develops around a specific community crisis like sand mining.

 

Assignment for next meeting: answer this question: How many progressives does it take to screw in a light bulb?

 

                                                            John

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots meeting notes for 10/17/16

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

October 17, 2016 Meeting Notes 

Present at meeting: Karen Edson,  Marcia Riquelme, Ginny Brokish 

Announcements:

  • The Rules of Racism - Tues. Oct. 11th 6:00 pm - Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin) .  Free documentary film - open to the public. The film explores the rules, laws, and public policies that are utilized to maintain the system of institutional racism. Info?  608-438-9536
  • Hard & 'Soft' Fascism in the United States; and the Coming Civil War -Thurs. 10/13-6:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin) – discussion hosted by the  Peregrine Forum.   Info?  #608-284-9082.
  • 2nd Annual Raise a Stink – Speak Out and Public Rally Against Factory Farms in WI! - Sat. Oct. 22nd 10:00 am State St. Steps, State Capitol.   Come hear from grassroots activists who are fighting to save their rural communities from the horrible impacts of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1792812477631276/
  • The Religion of White Supremacy.  Free documentary film screening - Thur. Oct 27th 6:00 p.m. Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin)   Hidden Colors 4 - Info?  mutualaidnetwork@gmail.com or 608-438-9536 

Karen, Marcia & Ginny have consolidated their lists of where to put signs.  They will try to come up with one comprehensive list as soon as Abby can share hers. Ginny and Karen have Karen McKim signs; Marcia has Ferriter signs; and Abby has Jordan Turner signs. Karen can supply metal posts for big signs and larger size Karen McKim signs for good locations.         ..........continued after the flip!

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots meeting notes for 10/10/16

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

October 10, 2016 Meeting Notes

 

Next meeting: Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.

 

Present at meeting: Karen Edson, John Scepanski, Marcia Riquelme, Ginny Brokish

 

Announcements:

 

  • Hard & 'Soft' Fascism in the United States; and the Coming Civil War -Thurs. 10/13-6:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin) – discussion hosted by the  Peregrine Forum.   Info?  #608-284-9082.
  • Share Fest! Celebrating a Sharing Economy Sun. 10/16 11am – 2pm Tenney Park Shelter (1414 E. Johnson).  Join the Dane County TimeBank & partners at a fun, free community event.  Outreach opportunity for orgs: sign up, bring your own table! Info:www.danecountytimebank.org
  • 2nd Annual Raise a Stink – Speak Out and Public Rally Against Factory Farms in WI! - Sat. Oct. 22nd 10:00 am State St. Steps, State Capitol.   Come hear from grassroots activists who are fighting to save their rural communities from the horrible impacts of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1792812477631276/
  • The Religion of White Supremacy.  Free documentary film screening - Thur. Oct 27th 6:00 p.m. Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin)   Hidden Colors 4 - Info?  mutualaidnetwork@gmail.com or 608-438-9536

 

Several people are working on getting out Turner and McKim lawn signs.  We brainstormed some locations.  Karen, Marcia, Ginny, and Abby all have lists of where to put signs.  They will try to come up with one comprehensive list.

 

JohnSki has been in touch with Melissa Mulliken for a date for Jill Karofsky to come to speak to us about her candidacy for Dane County judge sometime after the Nov. 8 election.

 

Ginny and Karen went to a presentation, “Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer,” in McFarland.  They were struck by the discussion on why black girls in school fight so much.  Some students take mace and pepper spray into school and vegetables in socks for hitting.

 

We discussed some movies suggested by Karen for our next movie night.  She will send out a list for us to choose from. 

 

We talked a lot about what to do in DWAG after the November election.  Karen suggested some things: food drive, Pipeline 61/66 program, Homo Naledi speaker, black police officer talk in conjunction with racial awareness program, Saudi awareness program?

 

Marcia wondered if we should we think about a gift for the Friends of the Yahara Headwaters as an incentive to get more members, volunteers.

 

How can DWAG partner with other community groups?

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots October 3, 2016, Meeting Notes

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

October 3, 2016 Meeting Notes

 

Next meeting: Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.

 

Present at meeting: Karen Edson, John Scepanski, Marcia Riquelme, Ginny Brokish, Frank Dederich, Abby Lowery, Janet Mills

 

Announcements:

  • Bernie Sanders-Russ Feingold, Wed., Oct. 5, 2:45 pm, Monona Terrace, Madison
  • The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer, 10/6/16, 6:00, McFarland Public Library Community Room
  • Elizabeth Warren-Russ Feingold, Oct. 7, 9:30 am, Overture Center, Madison
  • History, Heritage, and the National Parks, 10/10/16, 7:00 pm, UW-Memorial Union, info. at nelson.wisc.edu/jordahl
  • Hard and “Soft” Fascism in the United States; and the Coming Civil War – 10/13/16, 6:30 pm, Madison Central Library, Rm. 104, info. at 608-284-9082
  • Medea Benjamin on Saudi Arabia (contact Karen Edson if interested)

 

Ginny, Karen, and Frank went to Bob Fest and reported on their good times there.  Ginny collected fifty dollars for Jesse Bennett’s Assembly campaign.  The crowd did not seem as large as in years past, maybe due to the Badger football game that day.

 

Campaign activity:

  • Janet and Marcia on the Democratic coordinated campaign; Janet working out of the Sun Prairie office with Ben Wimmel; Janet explained the coordinated campaign and how it works; Janet stockpiling lit and working with and on the VAN (voter network database)
  • John has written some letters to the editor for George Ferriter
  • Abby has been distributing door hangers and signs for Jordan Turner, wants to knock on more doors and talk about why she is supporting Jordan against John Jagler, looking for locations for Jordan Turner lawn signs

 

Karen will take over DWAG meeting arrangements, agenda, and chairing meetings, continue to meet at library for now.  Marcia volunteered her basement room for future meetings after the election.

 

Karen now has a variety of Hillary for President buttons that she has designed and made herself.  She needs help with button making, using the DWAG machines.  She made 100 Jesse Bennett buttons for Nate.  Who will volunteer to help Karen with button making?

 

Karen wondered about another presidential candidates’ TV debate party like the one hosted by Scott Witkopf online that several of us attended online during the first debate.

 

The group okayed the appearance of Jill Karofsky at one of our October meetings.  Jill is running for Dane County circuit judge against Marilyn Townsend, who appeared at one of our meetings a few weeks ago.  JohnSki was contacted by Ms. Karofsky’s campaign manager, Melissa Mulliken.  John will follow up on making the arrangements.

 

Karen asked if people were interested in pursuing another movie night, and everyone said yes.

 

We had a general discussion on the agenda item as follows:

 

What does the fall and winter hold in store for us?  What are your ideas?  What are your passions?  Local issues, county issues, state issues, national issues, international issues?

 

Marcia said we should discuss who (whom) we see as potential legislators and local elected reps.  What are the issues?  Who will challenge Walker for governor and what should we do to support the challenger?  What local issues are we interested in?  Educational events?  We serve as a clearinghouse or catalyst in our area for progressive topics.  What is important about our group and how can we influence our community?  A community movie night?  Authors and books, for example, Andrea Wulf?  Everyone was tasked with bringing something to our next meeting that they might suggest, remembering our past accomplishments.

 

Karen mentioned UW anthropologist John Hawk.

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DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots agenda for 10/3/16

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

 

Next meeting: Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.  See tentative agenda below notes.

 

 

 

TIME TO REGROUP!  We’ve missed a few Monday meetings lately due to other activities.  Let’s get together Monday to report on what we’ve each been doing, update each other, and rethink what we’re going to do this fall and winter.

 

 

Agenda

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00-8:00

DeForest Public Library

 

Additions to agenda

 

Announcements

 

Old Business

Reports/discussion:

  • Bob Fest – who attended?  What were your impressions?
  • Campaign activity
  1. Marcia
  2. Abby
  3. Janet
  4. JohnSki
  5. John St.
  6. Anybody else?
  • Other activities?

 

New Business

 

What does the fall and winter hold in store for us?  What are your ideas?  What are your passions?  Local issues, county issues, state issues, national issues, international issues?

 

Adjourn

 

Political discussion: what did you think of the Clinton-Trump “debate”?  What else is on your mind?  What about the Bernie Revolution?  George?  Dianne?  Jordan?  

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