DeForest Area Progressives meeting notes for January 25, 2016

DeForest Area Progressives

Meeting notes for January 25, 2016


Next meeting: Monday, February 1, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ginny’s, 3922 Partridge Road, Windsor Hill neighborhood.


Present at the January 25th meeting: John Scepanski, Ginny Brokish, Karen Edson.


Karen said a new movie is available for streaming in February about toxic chemicals.


Karen sent out a letter about Rebecca Bradley for Wis. Supreme Court for use by anyone who wants to use it.  Ron Berger of Active McFarland said he wanted to submit it to the Wisconsin State Journal.  (He did and it was published.)  JohnSki said he was drafting a letter to the editor for JoAnne Kloppenburg for Supremes.


There is a Saturday event sponsored by MAMA (Madison Action for Mining Alternatives) to support those in Jackson County who are fighting the fracking sand mines.  Karen is sending details.


Regarding using the Occucards for a game at our booth at the WGN Festival, Karen suggested a Jeopardy-like alternative to throwing things like darts or dice.  Answer the trivia question right and you win a prize redeemable at the snack bar, DAP to pay for whatever the prizes are.


Marcia suggested that we sponsor readings from W.E.B. Dubois’ The Souls of Black Folk for Black History Month (February).  Others liked the idea, too, of doing more readings throughout the year from the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution.


We approved fronting the money for JoAnne Kloppenburg for Supreme Court lawn signs.  JohnSki will work with Janet Mills on this.


We discussed maybe rethinking our policy prohibiting endorsement of candidates at DAP.  Further discussion will be had on the subject.


We are approaching the threshold level on our website, where Nation Builder will start charging us more for more names in the database.  We decided to pare down the number to avoid the new charges.  Karen, John, and Ginny will meet to do so on Feb. 4th at 1:00.


We will be setting a regular monthly movie night to meet at Marcia’s.  First one will be the February 22nd DAP meeting.  The movie that night will be the one hour long “White Like Me.”  Karen will add another short to go with it.

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