DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)
May 8, 2017
Next meeting: Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.
Present: Kim Lamoreaux, Karen Edson, John Scepanski, Abby Lowery, Shirley Cunningham, Marcia Riquelme, Liz Temple, Ginny Brokish, Frank Dederich
Tues. May 9 Divided We Fall visit: https://dividedwefall-movie.com/
Sun. May 21 What Can I Do? A Citizen's Workshop and Information-Sharing Event - 2 PM to 4 PM - Reedsburg Rec Center 134 Locust St. (enter on Vine St., across from the Reedsburg Public Library) - Some actions & issues to be covered include: accessing accurate news sources, public schools/voucher schools, immigration, elections/voting, how to run for public office, water issues, gun reform, communicating with legislators, the environment, health care, and a living wage. The public is invited to attend and to bring their thoughts, questions, and concerns.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign 2017 Annual Meeting
Special Guest Speaker: Kevin Kennedy, Former Director and General Counsel for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, Accountability in Wisconsin Government: A Look Forward If Not a Step Backward.
Other Guests: Kimberlee Wright, Executive Director of Midwest Environmental Advocates; Deshawn McKinney, President of the Wisconsin Union, Marshall Scholar and spoken word artist.
Fri., Sat., Sun. - June 16-18 Midwest Renewable Energy Fair - 7558 Deer Rd, Custer, WI - see https://www.theenergyfair.org/ for speakers/workshop info!
Kim Lamoreaux, new managing editor of the DeForest Times-Tribune, chatted with us and answered questions about herself, her ideas for the newspaper, current events and issues, and other pleasant conversation. Welcome to the area, Kim! Some of those present expressed a desire for more Times-Tribune coverage of Village Board meetings and the listening sessions with our Senator Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Rep John Jagler.
(I had to leave early, so any other business at this meeting is not recorded here. JohnSki)