We are a great local group of Wisconsin progressives from the DeForest, Windsor, and Vienna area just north of Madison, WI. We are also part of the Wisconsin Grassroots Network. As a part of this larger network, we collaborate with other local groups of various types: widespread similar community grassroots groups, specific focus allied groups and national groups.
Our members and visitors emerge from those groups to teach and partner with each other. It is fulfilling, fun, and exciting to be connected with so many wonderful progressive citizens! A large proportion of our activities focus on participating in our community, county and state affairs. How we live and value the world around us is a strong aspect of bringing us all together. We do this in an effort to preserve and carry forward the traditional values of Wisconsin's history initiated by Senator Bob LaFollette! We really have fun while we take on projects and activities.
If you would like to know more about us, you are always welcome at our meetings: every Monday evening, 6:00pm. We usually meet in the DeForest Area Public Library in one of the small conference rooms for about an hour. Because we value community participation in our group, here are our participation values:
- You are always welcome. There are no attendance frequency rules.
- No dues.
- Arrive when you can and leave when you need to.
- We welcome and respect all points of view.
- There are no party affiliation requirements. Please note that Senator LaFollette was a Republican.
- We make freedom-valued action-decisions by consensus.
- We enjoy socializing with each other and build regular social nights into meeting schedules.
- We learn about issues affecting community, state, nation.
- We examine issues from the perspective of how they affect the freedoms we value.
- We take action on issues based on the goal of preserving and enhancing our freedoms.
- We want to have fun while serving our community.
- Our strongest focus is on what is happening in our Community, County and State.
- We promote community education by offering events that advise and encourage community, county, state, and national citizenship.
- We endorse no political candidates because of their party affiliation.
- We will 'support' candidates we believe will protect and further progressive values.
The last two statements are not rules but show how we take action when we are well-informed and reach consensus.
Contact us at email@example.com or 608-446-1446
Exciting upcoming events are found by clicking the Calendar Tab on the top of website.
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