Meet the Candidate: An Evening with Judge Jill Karofsky – Sunday Oct 20th 6:30

All are welcome – Bring Your Friends

Ending Gerrymandering: Fair Maps Wisconsin: Doug Poland —Sunday Sept 22, 5:30


Grass Roots Organization of Waunakee (GROW) and Middleton Action Team (MAT) and will host a talk on Gerrymandering on September 22 starting at 5:30 pm at Common Ground Restaurant, 2644 Branch St., Middleton.  A potluck dinner is provided at 5:30 pm. The speakers will be Dave Travis at 6 pm and Doug Poland at 6:30.

Support to end partisan gerrymandering is widespread in Wisconsin. A recent Marquette University Law School poll showed that 72% of Wisconsinites want to ban gerrymandering in Wisconsin including 63% of Republicans and 76% of independents.  Now is the time to take the job of drawing maps out of the hands of politicians and allowing a nonpartisan legal staff to draw the lines.

Our first speaker Dave Travis is a former State Representative from Madison and will provide a historical perspective of the issue. He served from

1979-2009 and during that worked with reapportionment of legislative districts several times. Prior to that he was Director of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Our Main Speaker is Doug Poland. Poland co-lead on the trial counsel for the plaintiffs who successfully challenged the Wis. Assembly Legislative Districts before three-judge Federal panels in 2012 and 2016.  He was part of the legal team who represented the respondents before the U.S. Supreme Court in Gill v. Whitford, and he recently represented the plaintiffs in the remand of the case to the District Court on gerrymandering.  Doug earned a Juris Doctor summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

He is a Member of Rathje Woodward LLC, and the founding member of the firm’s Madison office We hope you will join us.  A $5.00 charge will cover room fee.


For more information: & to help us plan for dinner, please tell us if you are coming or interested on FB.

Waunakee Candidates Forum – Video Available

In case you missed the GROW Waunakee Board Candidates Forum. Here is a Video of the March 17th event. Our thanks to Tim Kiefer for moderating and providing the video

GROW: Waunakee Candidates Forum, March 17th: 4:30 to 6 pm


The Grass Roots Organization of Waunakee (GROW)  Village Board Candidates Forum

Sunday, March 17th,  4:30 to 6:00

Waunakee EMS Building, 201 N Klein Drive

MEET THE CANDIDATES –  Dane COuntySupervisor TIm Kiefer will moderate the event. Attendees will be able to ask questions to the candidates. Jot down you questions and bring them and your Waunakee neighbors to the event.

Meet and Greet with Judge Lisa Neubauer – January 13, 2019

The Grass Roots Organization of Waunakee and Middleton Action Team welcomes Court of Appeals Chief Justice Lisa Neubauer

Sunday, January 13th

Common Ground
2644 Branch St. Middleton, WI 53562
Middleton, WI

Potluck Supper Starting at 5 pm
Cash Bar
Judge Neubauer will speak at 6 pm

$5.00 Room Charge n Dinner on us!

Meet Appellate Court Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer who is running in early 2019 to be our next Supreme Court Justice. She has worked in the law for over 30 years, the last ten as an appellate court judge. She says she is ”running because I care about making sure our court is fair, impartial, independent, and upholds the rule of law. Now, more than ever, we need our courts to protect the rights of all Wisconsinites and the fundamental principles of our democracy “Ask her questions and learn about her qualifications, experience, and record of accomplishments. Find out why as of October 21, 2018, over 300 judges throughout the state support her for Supreme Court Justice. Judge Neubauer lives in Racine with her husband, Jeff. She is the proud mother of three children.



U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan will speak at Common Ground 2644 Branch St., Middleton,  Corner of Branch at Century Ave.

Sunday, September 23,
Dinner Starting at 5 pm, Cash Bar, Mark will speak at 6 pm
$5.00 at the door covers room charge and Potluck Dinner on us.

GROW and MAT are hosting Mark Pocan on Sunday evening, September 23, to speak about what Congress is doing to promote secure US elections and other issues of interest related to the upcoming midterm elections. Rep. Pocan’s presentation will include opportunity for questions.

Election security has caught the attention of Congress, and Mark Pocan’s Secure America’s Future Elections Act is one of the best measures that’s been introduced. With 25 cosponsors as of late August, the bill would require paper ballots and routine hand-counted audits in all 50 states, in addition to addressing several other aspects of election security.

GROW Earth Day Event May 6th with speaker Spencer Black

March 11 – Annual Meeting of GROW (Grass Roots Organization of Waunakee


Climate Change in Wisconsin and its Implications

Climate Change in Wisconsin and its Implications
w/ Prof. Michael Notaro, UW-M Institute for Climatic Research

Thursday, November 16 at 7 pm Waunakee Library
Free and open to the public

Dr. Michael Notaro, the Associate Director and Senior Scientist of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, will be presenting the topic of “Observed and Projected Climate Change in Wisconsin and its Implications.” Dr. Notaro received a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the State University of New York at Albany in 2002. His expertise include climate change and its ecological impacts, global and regional climate modeling, and lake-effect snow.

Hosted by Waunakee Public Library, 710 South Water Street, Waunakee, WI 53697

To register, visit

Refreshments will be provided by GROW