Category Archives: Announcement

SEPTEMBER 23rd — BRACING FOR THE MIDTERMS: MARK POCAN ON ELECTION SECURITY & MORE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY GRASS ROOTS ORGANIZATION OF WAUNAKEE AND MIDDLETON ACTION COMMITTEE

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

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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 http://www.waunakeepubliclibrary.org/observed-and-projected-climate-change

Refreshments will be provided by GROW

Annual Potluck – Sunday, May 7th

Community rights speaker – DeForest – Monday evening

Paul Cienfuegos, a Portland, OR, based workshop leader, lecturer, and writer will be giving an introduction to the activist strategy of community rights on Monday,  Feb. 27 at the Jefferson Square Clubhouse, 717 DeForest St, DeForest, WI 53532.

Community Rights is a national movement of local level cultural and legal strategy for communities, both conservative and progressive. Its purpose is to rein in corporate power and return political power to the people and their communities.

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The program will begin at 6 PM and will be preceded by a potluck supper at 5:30. If you come to the potluck, please bring a dish to pass. Utensils and beverages will be provided.

The DeForest Grassroots group will be accepting donations to defer their cost of bringing Paul to our area.

Sunday night movie in Waunakee – The Big Short

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This Academy Award-winning film is the “movie the enemies of financial regulation really, really don’t want you to see,” according to New York Times’ Paul Krugman. Former Wall Street consultant.

Free, Waunakee EMS community room, 201 North Klein Drive.

Sunday night movie in Waunakee – Money in Congress

GROW’s monthy movie night is Sunday, June 26. This month’s movie is The Best Government Money Can Buy? by veteran documentary film-maker, British-born Francis Megahy. He travels to Capitol Hill in Washington, making a journey of discovery as he tries to answer some questions which puzzle him: who provides the money? What effect does it have? How is it connected to the financing of political campaigns?  And most crucial, is it in the public interest?

THE BEST GOVERNMENT MONEY CAN BUY? explores the issue through interviews with real Washington beltway insiders, key participants in the process – who often speak with surprising candor.
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Sunday night, June 28, 201 North Klein St., Waunakee, in the EMS Community Room.

MAY DAY event – Labor history speaker & Solidarity Sing-along

Join us for our annual May Day labor celebration. Spring Greeney (UW History) will speak on “From the Playboy Mansion to the College Football Fields: Lessons from the Unexpected Sites of Organizing in American Labor History”Greeney headshot web

PLUS – The Solidarity Singers!

Lucky’s Bar & Grille
1008 Quinn Dr, Waunakee
Food and drink from the menu

Sponsored in coordination with the Kiefer Law Office.

GROW Annual Open House & Party

Jeff SmithThe annual social event for Waunakee-area progressives! This year, we’ll enjoy the delicious barbecue menu at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ, for a fixed per-person cost of only $15, not including alcohol. Jeff Smith, former Eau Claire Assembly Representative, will speak about grassroots organizing in Wisconsin. His positive, can-do attitude is always energizing. Come and bring your friends!
It’s not a fund-raiser this year–just a PARTY!

Please do let us know if you’re coming–we need to give Blowin’ Smoke a rough head count by April 7.