DeForest-Windsor Grassroots (DWG) meeting notes for May 2, 2016

Below are the meeting notes for May 2nd.  Abby Lowery took the notes.  I am merely forwarding them to DeForest/Windsor/Vienna/Burke progressives.  Thanks, Abby!


Next meeting: Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ginny’s, 3922 Partridge Road, Windsor Hill neighborhood.


Don't forget: our special guest will be Jordan Turner from Watertown, who is running against John Jagler for Assembly rep in the 37th District.  We want Jagler OUT, so let's make a good effort to be there Monday evening to greet Jordan.


*The new name of DeForest Area Progressives (DAP) is DeForest-Windsor Grassroots (DWG).



De Forest-Windsor Grassroots

May 2 Meeting Notes



Present at meeting: Marcia Riquelme, Karen Edson, Ginny Brokish, Frank Dederich, John Stanley, Abby Lowery, Jeff Thompson




  • MAY 11 at 6:00 PM at Lakeside Coffee Shop on Lakeside St , group meeting “Better with Bernie”
    • focus on local future of WI, the spirit of Bernie, what we can do, and what local candidates we should focus on to replace incumbents
  • Friday, MAY 6 at 6:00 PM at the Firefly in Oregon- Russ Feingold will be speaking
  • Jordan Turner is running against Rep. Jagler. He will be speaking at DeForest Windsor Area Grassroots meeting on May 9th at 6:30.
  • May 21st 9:00AM-4:00PM, Racial Justice Tipping Point, at the James Reed Unitarian Society. 214 E. Johnson St. Madison.
  • Kathy Kremer post-primary audit report






  • Discussed importance of relationship with Chamber of Commerce. Supporting Bingo and its clean-up.  4th of July in DeForest
  • Karen - Audit report
    • Validated election results (Kloppenberg winning over Bradley) with 99% confidence
    • It’s a complicated process that should be observed for 20 min to understand


  • Karen McKim for Dane County Clerk
  • Idea: Candidate forum between Karen McKim and Scott McDonall
    • Progressive Partners location in Sun Prairie or DeForest Public Library?
    • Better for Bernie, Wisconsin for Bernie, Progressive Partners, groups to get involved and attend
    • This will be announced at next Progressive Partners meeting
  • Further investigation is needed into Burlington, Vermont’s 100% renewable energy resource
  • Voter ID Coalition
  • Skill sets
  • Newsletter – get a feel for concerns of greater community


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