We are progressives. These are our campaigns & causes.
Activists are organizing to create a Wisconsin Farmers Union chapter in Ashland and Bayfield counties. WFU is a member-driven group committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative endeavors and civic engagement. Get connected: wisconsinfarmersunion.com
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin recently published a voter guide to the 2018 elections, which includes answers from gubernatorial candidates in the Democratic primary. The guide, as well as a list of races and access to candidate information, is online. Get connected: onyourballot.vote411.org
The American Civil Liberties encourages supporters to call their U.S. senators and ask them to support the campaign to strip the Department of Homeland Security of taxpayer funding because of the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. Here’s a sample script: “Hi, my name is (your name) and my ZIP code is (your ZIP code). Do not use my taxpayer money to fund the Department of Homeland Security as it continues to detain families, abuse immigrant children and unleash ICE to terrorize communities.” Get connected: 202224-3121 for the Capitol switchboard
Milwaukee Water Commons, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Sea Grant University of Wisconsin and the Harbor District are working with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Milwaukee Marine Police to present the 2018 Cream City Classic. The race, set for Aug. 11 and beginning at the Erie Street pier, is billed as “Milwaukee’s first open river swim.” A goal is to promote water education and recreation and eventually raise money to ensure all neighborhoods have access to pools and swimming lessons. Get connected: creamcityclassic.org
The Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Corps is a community of equal rights advocates who email, call and tweet lawmakers, attend rallies and join other efforts. HRC, inviting you to join, states, “The path to victory is simple: unite the strongest, most committed LGBTQ advocates around the country to help us respond when our rights are under attack.” Get connected: hrc.org