DeForest Area Progressives meeting notes for February 15, 2016

DeForest Area Progressives

Meeting notes for February 15, 2016


Next meeting: Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at MARCIA & KAREN’S HOUSE, 3953 Finch Trail, Windsor Hill neighborhood.  This is another movie night, folks.  This being Black History Month, the movie will be “White Like Me,” about “white privilege” in the USA.  Bring a snack to share, if you feel like it.


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Present at the February 15th meeting: John Scepanski, Ginny Brokish, Karen Edson, Abby Lowery.



  • Blues for Bernie, Feb. 23rd, Tuesday night at The Brinks Lounge, 6 – 9:00 p.m.
  • You Talk We Listen, Northland Grassroots public listening session, Sat., March 12th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., LCO Convention Center-Bingo Hall, 5 miles east of Hayward, Wis., on Highway 8
  • Feb. 27th, 6:00 p.m. at the Goodman Center, MAMA fundraiser for the Jackson County progressives fighting the frack sand mining there: games, Raging Grannies
  • April 2nd, Wisconsin Grassroots Network Festival at Wisconsin Heights High School, Highway 14 near Mazomanie, registration 8 – 9:00 a.m., program starts at 9:00, $20 includes lunch, for details, speakers and entertainment


Karen and JohnSki both wrote letters to the editor for Kloppenburg that were published in the DeForest Times-Tribune.  More letter writing is planned on the topic of how GOP legislators in Wisconsin ignore their constituents’ wishes.


Karen provided us an update on her progress developing a Jeopardy-like game for our table at the Wisconsin Grassroots Festival (see above).


Ginny got 20 Kloppenburg for Supreme Court Justice lawn signs from Janet and distributed them to people on Janet’s list and others.  Asking $5 per sign donation to offset some of the $100 we contributed from the DAP treasury to pay for the signs initially.


The Democratic Party of Dane County is getting a bulk order of Feingold for Senate lawn signs.  Karen will get some for us.


We discussed the DAP policy against endorsement of candidates and decided to leave it as it is.


We discussed Marcia’s outline of information on W.E.B. Dubois for Black History Month.


Abby pestered Senator Scott Fitzgerald enough to get him to schedule an office hour listening session on April 8th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Town of Bristol Town Hall, County Hwy. N.  As many DAP members as can make it should attend and make progressive ideas and opinions known to “our” senator.  (Ginny, please include this opportunity with announcements on our agendas between now and then.)

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