We are progressives. These are our campaigns and causes.
A town hall for fair election maps takes place at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee. Speakers include Shauntay Nelson of Wisconsin Voices and former state lawmakers Dale Schultz, a Republican, and Tim Cullen, a Democrat. Sponsors include Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Fair Elections Project, Wisconsin Voices, the ACLU and other groups. Expect to hear “what you need to know about unfair voting maps, why the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the most important case of the decade against Wisconsin’s unfair voting maps and what we can do to get fair voting maps.” Connect: citizenactionwi.org.
The Sustainable Saturday Night program and potluck is a joint project of the Eastside Planning Council, the Emerson East Neighborhood Association’s Sustainability Task Force and the James Reeb Peace, Justice and Sustainability Group. Described as a free, family-friendly, welcoming event, the program is the fourth Saturday at 6 p.m. at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist, 2146 E. Johnson St., Madison. Call 608-630-3633.
The New People Environmental Summit takes place 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Nekoosa Ho-Chunk Casino, 949 County Road G, Nekoosa. The summit is “bringing native people and the rest of us together in protecting our environment for the next seven generations.” Speakers include Kimberly Wright of Midwest Environmental Advocates, Indian County News publisher Paul Demain, Ho-Chunk tribal member John Greendeer and activist-scientist Juliee de la terra. Clean Green Action is organizing. Connect: 715-213-2223. Community Shares of Wisconsin’s Voices of Change party honors change-makers at 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at Union South on the UWMadison campus. Award-winners include Ginna Isunza, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer and Andrea Kaminski. Connect: communityshares.com.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is organizing a Great Lakes-wide day of action as part of International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 16. Volunteers are encouraged to adopt a section of shore. Go to greatlakes.org.
The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is selling tickets to its annual Green Tie Gala, set for Oct. 17 at Discovery World in Milwaukee. Speakers include Dr. Marc Edwards, a water quality expert who helped reveal the Flint water crisis, and Chris Ford, an attorney who has “fostered the growth and sustainability of our conservation community.” Connect: conservationvoters.org.
Milwaukee Empty Bowls’ 19th annual fundraiser brings together artists, restaurateurs, entertainers, volunteers and donors to raise money for local food programs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kern Center on the Milwaukee School of Engineering campus, 1245 N. Broadway, Connect: milwaukeeemotybowls.org.org.
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