We are progressives. These are our campaigns & causes.
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is recruiting observers for the April 3 election. The group’s focus is on ensuring there is no disenfranchisement, monitoring the voter experience and tracking any problems so they can be fixed for the fall elections. Connect: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sherman Phoenix project will transform the firedamaged BMO Harris Bank building at the eastern gateway to the Sherman Park neighborhood into high-quality space for small businesses-of-color, offering diverse foods, wellness services and cultural activities. Once completed, the Sherman Phoenix building will house more than 17 small businesses contributing more than 75 new jobs in the neighborhood. To further encourage entrepreneurship in communities of color, the project also will provide mentorship and coaching for tenants. The campaign has attracted more than 100 investors and donors of all sizes, but $1 million more is needed before the rebuilding can be completed. Connect: shermanphoenix.com
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is building its team for the 2018 elections and hiring field organizers and campaign coordinators. The party also is taking reservations and making plans for its 2018 convention in Oshkosh. Save the dates of June 1 and June 2. Connect: www. wisdems.org
The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is taking applications for people interested in working as organizers and carrying out the group’s mission to protect Wisconsin’s air, land and water. Connect: conservationvoters. org
Solar for Good, an initiative from the renewable energy advocates at RENEW Wisconsin, is offering grants to assist nonprofits with installing solar panels on their facilities. The program is funded through a donation from philanthropists Cal and Laurie Couillard of Deerfield. Grants will fund up to 20 percent of the cost of a solar array, with a cap of $10,000 for arrays under 75 kW and a cap of $20,000 for arrays 75 kW and above. Connect: renewwisconsin.org/ solarforgood
Just before Valentine’s Day, Human Rights Watch launched the #BehindTheBling campaign, calling on jewelry companies to address human-rights issues in supply chains and ensure jewelry is responsibly sourced. All too often, gold and diamonds are mined under brutal, abusive conditions involving child and forced labor. More than 6,400 people responded with emails and tweets to targeted companies, and the campaign continues. Connect: hrw.org/ behindthebling
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