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Active McFarland May 16, 2015

Dear Friends,

 Here is the report for the May 16 Active McFarland Political Café. We will not meet on May 23 because of Memorial Day weekend, but will resume our café on May 30, as usual at 9:30 am at the McFarland House Café.

 Present for the May 16 café: Ron Berger, Jean & Denny Blackmore, Jim Lindemann, Dawn & Art Shegonee, Clair Utter, and McFarland High School students Brandon Delacy and Jessica Naze.

 Announcement: Thursday May 21, Active McFarland will host a talk by Mike McCabe, author of Blue Jeans in High Places, in the E.D. Locke Public Library at 7:00 pm.

 1) Dawn and Ron reported on the candidate forum sponsored by the Dane County branch of the Wisconsin Democratic Party at the Concourse hotel on May 13. Sheila Plotkin and Patrick Miles attended the forum as well. Five candidates are running for the position of chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party in an election that will be held at the state convention in Milwaukee on June 6. The grassroots community is somewhat divided between support for Jeff Smith and Martha Laning, with support leaning toward Smith. McFarland High School student Jessica Naze is interested in attending, and she is coordinating logistics with Dawn to make this happen.

 2) As usual, the discussion was wide-ranging, but included ironing out the publicity logistics for the May 21 talk by Mike McCabe (with Ron, Jean, Denny, and Jessica volunteering to work on the distribution of flyers), the challenges facing the public school system statewide, local policies affecting the Village of McFarland, the relationship between the Wisconsin grassroots community and the state Democratic Party, and the senatorial candidacy of Russ Feingold,

 3) Art initiated a discussion of youth involvement in movements of social change. Others suggested that McFarland High School political science teacher Matt Levin, who has been referring students to Active McFarland as a way to fulfill a class assignment, be contacted about being interviewed in the McFarland Thistle about these issues. Sheila Plotkin will be asked to pursue this idea with Matt.

 submitted by Ron Berger

 

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A Grass Roots Organization made up of people from the McFarland area promoting democracy at all levels of Government
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Active McFarland May 2, 2015

Dear Friends,

Here is the report for the May 2 Active McFarland Political Café. This next café will meet at the McFarland House Café on May 8.

There is continuing discussion about moving the café meetings to another venue because of the problem of noise, which actually wasn't too bad at today's meeting. The McFarland Village Hall was mentioned. For warm weather months, meeting at an outdoor pavilion at a local park was mentioned as well.

We welcomed Sheila Plotkin back to the meeting after her extended vacation traveling with Dick.

 

Present:  Ron Berger, Denny & Jean Blackmore, Peter Johnson, Sig Middelfort, Sheila Plotkin, Dawn Shegonee, Clair Utter, and McFarland High School students Tray Blazek, Donovan Goben, Austin Moore, and Jessica Naze.

Meeting Announcements:  Clair distributed a schedule and agenda for Village Committee meetings in the upcoming week that will be held at the McFarland Municipal Center. For further information, contact Clair at:budutter@aol.com

 

1) The main topic for today was introduced by Peter, who has been attending local meetings regarding ways in which people in the grassroots movement can participate in the Wisconsin Democratic Party, including the upcoming state convention that will be held June 5-6 in Milwaukee. Here is some information about it.

 http://wisdems.org/events/convention

 In order to become a voting delegate, you have to join the party two weeks before the convention.

 http://www.danedems.org/

 Peter reported that Joe Wineke seems to be emerging as the leading Democratic Party “insider” to become the next state chair. Martha Lanning and Jeff Smith appear to be the leading progressive/grassroots alternatives, and there is some concern that they could split their votes. State Senator Kathleen Vinehout has endorsed Lanning, which made a positive impression on some members of our group.

 Sig also encouraged people to attend the monthly meetings of the Democratic Party of Dane Country, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 in the Concourse Hotel. The purpose of our involvement in the Party is not to endorse the organization as it currently stands but to change it to become more responsive to the grassroots movement.

2) Sig also reported on a letter writing campaign directed at members of the Joint Finance Committee regarding the budget. Sheila is going to work on distributing sample letters.

3) Sheila is interested in organizing a door-to-door and/or a sign brigade campaign related to voter registration, which would include information about how to get a proper voter ID.

 

 

4) Jessica suggested that we get ourselves customized t-shirts as one way to help publicize our group. She will be looking into a possible design for the t-shirts.

 

submitted by Ron Berger

 

 



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Active McFarland May 2, 2015

Dear Friends,

Here is the report for the May 2 Active McFarland Political Café. This next café will meet at the McFarland House Café on May 8.

There is continuing discussion about moving the café meetings to another venue because of the problem of noise, which actually wasn't too bad at today's meeting. The McFarland Village Hall was mentioned. For warm weather months, meeting at an outdoor pavilion at a local park was mentioned as well.

We welcomed Sheila Plotkin back to the meeting after her extended vacation traveling with Dick.

 

Present:  Ron Berger, Denny & Jean Blackmore, Peter Johnson, Sig Middelfort, Sheila Plotkin, Dawn Shegonee, Clair Utter, and McFarland High School students Tray Blazek, Donovan Goben, Austin Moore, and Jessica Naze.

Meeting Announcements:  Clair distributed a schedule and agenda for Village Committee meetings in the upcoming week that will be held at the McFarland Municipal Center. For further information, contact Clair at:budutter@aol.com

 

1) The main topic for today was introduced by Peter, who has been attending local meetings regarding ways in which people in the grassroots movement can participate in the Wisconsin Democratic Party, including the upcoming state convention that will be held June 5-6 in Milwaukee. Here is some information about it.

 http://wisdems.org/events/convention

 In order to become a voting delegate, you have to join the party two weeks before the convention.

 http://www.danedems.org/

 Peter reported that Joe Wineke seems to be emerging as the leading Democratic Party “insider” to become the next state chair. Martha Lanning and Jeff Smith appear to be the leading progressive/grassroots alternatives, and there is some concern that they could split their votes. State Senator Kathleen Vinehout has endorsed Lanning, which made a positive impression on some members of our group.

 Sig also encouraged people to attend the monthly meetings of the Democratic Party of Dane Country, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 in the Concourse Hotel. The purpose of our involvement in the Party is not to endorse the organization as it currently stands but to change it to become more responsive to the grassroots movement.

2) Sig also reported on a letter writing campaign directed at members of the Joint Finance Committee regarding the budget. Sheila is going to work on distributing sample letters.

3) Sheila is interested in organizing a door-to-door and/or a sign brigade campaign related to voter registration, which would include information about how to get a proper voter ID.

 

 

4) Jessica suggested that we get ourselves customized t-shirts as one way to help publicize our group. She will be looking into a possible design for the t-shirts.

 

submitted by Ron Berger

 

 



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DeForest Area Progressives meeting notes for April 13, 2015

DeForest Area Progressives

Meeting notes for April 13, 2015

 

Next meeting: Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ginny’s, 3922 Partridge Road, Windsor Hill neighborhood.  Joe Wineke, candidate for Wisconsin Democratic Party executive director, will be at this meeting.  PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT TO GIVE JOE A GOOD SHOWING.

 

There were five people at the April 13th meeting.

 

We had a pre-meeting discussion about the disagreements between some Progressive Partners members and those who are trying to organize the 2nd CD Alliance.  The Progressive Partners quarterly meeting is this coming Saturday, April 18th, in Middleton.  JohnSki and Karen are attending and maybe John St.

 

We debriefed on the “What’s in YOUR Water?” event last Saturday, the 11th.  While the attendance of 31 people was not bad, it could have been better.  Maybe the good weather kept some people away, who chose to spend the time outdoors.  Attendees came from a wide range of places, besides DeForest and Windsor: Madison, McFarland, Middleton, and other places.  It was a disappointment that those from the Token Creek Conservancy who had said they were coming did not show up.  We had hoped that they would give a brief overview of their efforts.  The Boy Scouts were a disappointment too, in that they notified Bill the day before that they would not participate because of the political nature of DAP.  One person said it might have been too long, although most of us thought not.  Someone remarked that there might have been too much of a political message and not enough science.  We all agreed that the afternoon was very informative and that most people in attendance got what they needed to become actively involved in water quantity and quality issues.

 

We discussed the possibility of changing our name to exclude the word “progressives.”  Karen says that the term has taken on meanings and connotations that we might want to avoid.  No action was taken.

 

Karen announced several upcoming events: the Token Creek Conservancy meeting which she will attend; a Wednesday meeting of the Middleton Action Team at 10:00 a.m. at Sofra’s in Middleton to meet Martha Laning, candidate for the Dem Party director’s job (Karen is going); a meeting on climate change at Science Hall, 7:00 p.m. Wed., put on by indigenous groups; and Saturday’s Progressive Partners meeting.  John Stanley led a round of applause for Karen in appreciation for all she does, which is considerable.

 

Money made on Bradley for Justice sign sales at the Wisconsin Grassroots Network festival was turned over to JohnSki to deposit in our checking account.  We also received $12.35 in donations at Saturday’s event, which has been deposited.

 

Karen brought up the possibility of buying GPS software to do research on pollution projects around the state.  It would cost around $200 but might be cheaper or even free to non-profit organizations.  Everyone thought it is a good idea and we will continue to look into it.

 

Karen went over the handout she devised saluting the men and women of Wisconsin’s metropolitan water districts for the excellent work they do providing us with fresh, clean water.  The sheet informs the reader of what the law requires of municipal water systems and the reports and information available to users.  Once again, thank you, Karen, for all you do.

 

If we do another public education project, the next one should maybe be on the pipeline situation in Wisconsin.  The evaluations from Saturday indicated an interest in that topic.  John St. said that we should expand the topic to include the issue of sale of energy out of Wisconsin.

 

We did some preliminary planning on our 4th of July celebration activities in DeForest, including our parade float and volunteering to help set up and clean up and maybe help with bingo again.  John said the Chamber of Commerce is lacking volunteers right now.  Possible float themes included a butterfly catching democracy (?), “Ice Cream for Democracy” (“I scream for democracy,” get it?); “Democracy Takes Root.”  Should we rent a truck for the float this year or sponge off Nate again?

 

John St. noted the April 30th next meeting of the 2nd CD Alliance planning group somewhere on the east side of Madison.

 

Remember Joe Wineke next week.  Try to be there for Joe.

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April 18, 2015, Progressive Partners quarterly meeting agenda

2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PROGRESSIVE PARTNERS  

Progressive Partners Purpose Statement:  

PROGRESSIVE PARTNERS exists to support and facilitate communication, coordination, and collaboration among autonomous community-based progressive grassroots groups and community allies 

Progressive Partners Agenda 

April 18, 2015, Middleton, WI 

 

1-1:30  Rep. Dianne Hesselbein (79th District) 

Explanation of the process for passing the biennial state budget 

Discussion of how to influence what is finalized in the budget 

 1:30-3:00 facilitated by Charlie Uphoff and Rebecca Alwin 

The purpose of this discussion is to identify what Progressive Partners could do to facilitate better communication and collaboration among progressive grassroots groups. 

Discussion question: How could progressive groups within the 2nd Congressional District more effectively communicate and work together locally and perhaps statewide?   

  1. Individuals will write their own responses to the question above, using a separate card for each suggested action.  Each card should also identify barriers that have prevented this action from happening.  Each individual will rank his/her cards, with 1 being the most important. 

 All suggested action cards will be collected, shuffled, and randomly redistributed among attendees.   

 

  1. Each person will read aloud to the whole group the cards they've been given.  After each card is read, the group will decide whether it is related to one already read or should begin a new cluster. 

 

  1. Each sheet with a cluster of cards will be given a name by the group. When all the cards have been put on a sheet, the sheets will be placed on separate tables.  Participants will choose which cluster most interests them and move to the table with that cluster of cards.  

 

  1. Each small group will have a cluster of suggested action cards. They will identify the top 3 to 5 suggested actions in their cluster that need attention, then propose solutions that will address or remove the barriers that are preventing the suggested action from being implemented. They will also be asked to identify and write down who will do what and when.  The written report from each group should identify who will initiate the actions to be taken and when.  Each small group will choose one person to report their decisions to the whole group. 

 

  1. The small groups will report who has taken responsibility for the initiating actions.  The facilitators will collect the written reports from each group after their oral report.  Charlie Uphoff will assemble notes on what is decided and email the notes to the contact for each Progressive Partners group and anyone else who gives their email address today. 

 

 

3:00-3:30   Share what each of the community groups is currently doing. 

      Ask which group or groups will host the next Progressive Partners meeting 

 

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Active McFarland April 11, 2015

Dear Friends,

 Here is the report for the April 11 Active McFarland Political Café, which resumed after a three-week hiatus. We look forward to seeing you at the next café at the McFarland House Café on April 18.

 Present at the April 11 café:  Ron Berger, Jean & Denny Blackmore, Ann Kleinhaus, Sharon Payne, Ron & Joanne Ruzicka, Dawn & Art Shegonee, Clair Utter, Barb Voelker

 Event Announcements:

 On Thurs April 16, Active McFarland will host a talk by election-integrity activist Karen McKim. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM and be held in the community room of the E.D. Locke Public Library in McFarland.

 On Sat April 25, Pow Wow 2015 will be held at Madison College.

 http://madisoncollege.edu/pow-wow

 1) Jean & Denny and Ron R. & Joanne gave us an update on the publicity plans for the Thurs April 30 Vel Phillips event, which will include the showing of the documentary “Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams” followed by a panel discussion. The event will begin at 7:00 PM and be held at the United Church of Christ in McFarland.

 2) Clair distributed a schedule and agenda for Village Committee meetings in the upcoming week that will be held at the McFarland Municipal Center:

 Mon, April 13, 6:00 PM:  Village Board

Tues, April 14, 6:00 PM:  Public Works Committee

Wed, April 15, 6:30 PM:  Personnel Committee

Thurs, April 16, 7:00 PM:  Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Committee

 3) Today’s discussion was wide-ranging and included discussion of the March 28 Wisconsin Grassroots festival and the current state of the Wisconsin grassroots movement. Among recent developments is the launching of Mike McCabe’s Blue Jeans Nation citizens group.

 

http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mike-mccabe-launches-blue-jean-nation-aims-to-restructure-partisan/article_1e45604d-25bf-5677-9611-2e31c2bc1388.html

 

 

submitted by Ron Berger

 

 



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Active McFarland: Exercising Democracy
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http://activemcfarland@bravesites.com 
A Grass Roots Organization made up of people from the McFarland area promoting democracy at all levels of Government
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Active McFarland campaigns

Hello Active McFarland,

There were 7 of us on highway 51 Saturday afternoon. It wasn't a bad day except for the 25 mile an hour  wind. Our signs were supporting Ann Walsh Bradley and the last one saying Vote No Constitution Amendment. Traffic was pretty steady and we started getting getting tooting horns and thumbs up right away. I decided to start counting favorable responses ( horn toots, thumbs up,waves) and non favorable responses ( middle fingers, thumbs down, vulgar comments ) . If you come out with the Sign Brigade it doesn't take long to figure out what is a favorable or non favorable response. Saturday was a fun day. I counted 83 favorable responses, not including many smiles, and 7 non favorable responses. We had several hundred cars go by us in 2 hours. I'm sure most of them read our signs. I have to say it was a great day even with the wind.
We are doing one more Sign Brigade, in front of Walgreens, Monday April 6th between 3:30 and 5:30. Come and stand with us. If not, remember: VOTE TUESDAY APRIL 7th
Jerry Collins 
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DeForest Area Progressives meeting notes, 3/23/15

DeForest Area Progressives

Meeting notes from March 23, 2015

 

Next meeting: Monday, March 30, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ginny’s, 3922 Partridge Road, Windsor Hills neighborhood.

 

There were nine people at the March 23rd meeting.

 

Announcements:

 

  • If you have items for the silent auction at the WGN Festival this coming weekend, get them to John Stanley, Ginny, or Karen to take when they go for set-up.
  • If you can, go to the Rodeside Grill Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. to help stuff packets for the WGN Festival.
  • There will be a legislative Joint Finance Committee listening session on the proposed state budget this Thursday in Reedsburg.

 

There are at least seven and maybe more DAP members volunteering and helping at the WGN Festival this weekend!

 

Ginny got 25 Ann Walsh Bradley for Supreme Court lawn signs.  Janet took 12.  Frank took 4.  Others are taking individual signs to put in their own lawn.  Ginny and others will be selling the remaining signs at the WGN Festival.

 

Karen reported on the Tar Sands meeting she attended along with about 200 other people in Lake Mills.  Pipelines 61 and 66 will add 560,000 (!) barrels A DAY to the …er… substance being piped through Wisconsin.  Karen is writing up her notes from the meeting, which she will share online and at a future meeting.  Karen talked to Patrick Myles, Dane County Supervisor and member of the Zoning Committee, about his meeting with “Taconite Tom” Tiffany, the senator who is pushing the pipelines, iron mining in northern Wisconsin, and other things like that.  The senator wondered why Patrick is opposed to economic development and new jobs.  Guess he just don’t get it, huh?

 

Most of the meeting was engaged with Shawn Haney, Clerk of the Town of Vienna.  Shawn told us about the manure digester run by Clear Horizons company in the Town of Vienna.  It is not going well and the company is looking to sell the digester.  An agreement was signed with the town in 2010 and the digester went into operation in spring of 2011.  Shawn shared a lot of detail, which is too much to type up here.  We learned much about towns and how they operate and what is going on with the Town of Vienna.  Did you know that there are more cows than people in the Town of Vienna?  (about 6000 cows and about 1500 people :-)  The town is dedicated to farm production with a little bit of commercial development around the interstate for operating revenue.  We look forward to working with Shawn and the town more in the future.

 

Marcia attended the Town of Windsor board meeting on non-metallic mining.  Some people are worried that the town is not protected enough against abuses.  Ginny said we should make sure the needed rules and regulations are in place to control these operations.  There is going to be one more meeting on the subject before the board makes its decisions on what conditions to place on mining operations in the town.  You can go to the town website for detailed information on this subject.

 

Ginny put out 27 flyers in area businesses advertising the April 11th “What’s in Your Water?” event we are holding at the DMB Windsor Neighborhood Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Way to go, Ginny!   Go to our website to RSVP and sign up to be there.            www.deforestareaprogressives.nationbuilder.com   

Ginny is coordinating snacks for the event: John St. is bringing his nacho machine, pretzels, fruit, water (Bill is going to approach the Culligan company to donate bottled water – there will be no soda or other adulterated drinks at the event), Karen is bringing water drop shaped cookies.  Bill will be meeting again soon with presenters.  Marcia is trying to get a representative from the Token Creek water conservancy to attend (she did).  Bill said there will be materials from the Sierra Club and Trout Unlimited.  John St. is contacting more associated groups.  JohnSki sent out numerous emails to area institutions and organizations, and elected officials and their staffs.  Bill has been canvassing neighborhoods east of Highway 51 and mentioning the event in his contacts.  He has sheets of information on how to contact your elected representatives, as half of our goals include how to get some action done on the matters.  Bill will put together the packets.  We provided input on what to put in them. 

 

Thanks again to the Village of DeForest for providing a $1,400 grant through the Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters to help offset expenses for “What’s in Your Water?”

 

Bill described a letter he got from Clean Wisconsin about what is in the proposed state budget, and it does not look good for water conservation.  For just one example, the budget cuts back the DNR’s Science Service staff.

 

On the April 7th election coming up, Karen coached us on absentee voting.  We are recommending a no vote on State Issue 1 – the selection of the Supreme Court Chief Justice.

 

We decided to postpone a decision on the issue of changing the DAP meeting date and time to help the Wisconsin Grassroots network change their meeting date and time.

 

Who is going to the state Democratic Convention in June?  The big item there will be the selection of a new state executive director to replace Mike Tate.

 

With Marcia going out of town for a couple of months, we selected Ginny to facilitate the next meeting at her house.  Who wants to be a future facilitator?

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Active McFarland Political Cafe - March 21, 2015, report

Dear Friends,

 Here is the report for the March 21 Active McFarland Political Café. We will not be holding a café on March 28. That is the day of the Wisconsin Grassroots Festival, which we encourage everyone to attend. We look forward to seeing you at the next café at the McFarland House Café on April 4.

 http://www.wisconsingrassroots.net/festival2015

 Present at the March 21 café:  Ron Berger, Jean Blackmore, Monica Bolle, Jerry Collins, Bob & Julie Crego, Karen Edson, Patrick Miles, Jessie Naze, Sharon Payne, Mariah Rogers, Ron & Joanne Ruzicka, Dawn & Art Shegonee, Madison & Mathew Whitting, Clair Utter

 For the most part, the café consisted of an update and discussion of various Active McFarland activities. These include:

 1) Wisconsin Grassroots Festival:  Active McFarland will share a table with other grassroots groups at the Festival, with Jerry Collins being our representative at the table. Dawn & Art Shegonee will be sponsoring a break-out session on the “New People’s Emerging” movement. Bob Crego will be there to represent the Wisconsin Grassroots Network.

 2) Mariah Rogers and Madison Whitting will be contacting Ann Kleinhaus to collaborate with her on her environmental podcast project with McFarland intermediate school children.

 3) Vel Phillips event:  Ron & Joanne Ruzicka, Jean & Denny Blackmore, and Ron Berger are moving forward with plans to organize an April 30 evening event at the United Church of Christ in McFarland, which will feature a showing of a PBS documentary on Vel Phillips to be followed by a panel discussion on race relations in the U.S.

 4) Bradley campaign:  Jerry purchased yard signs for the Bradley campaign that he distributed. Also, below are dates and times for the Hwy 51 sign brigade in front of Walgreen’s, with a list of those who have currently signed-up. Sharon Payne has prepared 7 signs and we will need a minimum of 5 people per sign brigade to make this a success. Below is a sign-up genius where you can sign up, or just show up when you can make. We are far short of our goal for most days and are sure we will need you!

Tues Mar. 24, 3:30-5:30 PM:  Ron Berger, Monica Macarra, Sharon Payne

Thurs Mar. 26, 3:30-5:30 PM:  Jean & Denny Blackmore, Joanne Ruzicka, Art Shegonee

Tues Mar. 31, 3:30-5:30 PM:  Ron Berger, Jean & Denny Blackmore, Sharon Payne

Thurs Apr. 2, 3:30-5:30 PM:  Ron Berger, Jean & Denny Blackmore, Ann Lynch-Oasen, Sharon Payne

Sat Apr. 4, 2:00-4:00 PM:  Ron Berger, Jean & Denny Blackmore, Sharon Payne

Mon Apr. 6, 3:30-5:00 PM:  Jean & Denny Blackmore, Sharon Payne

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45aaae28a75-jobs

 5) Patrick Miles of the Dane County Board of Supervisors gave us an update on the ongoing controversy about insurance requirements for the Enbridge pipeline in Wisconsin.

 6) Clair Utter would like to meet with those interested in discussing local Village issues, particularly plans for the Veredian development to the east side of the Village. Clair can be reached at budutter@aol.com

submitted by,

Ron Berger

   Active McFarland: Exercising Democracy
Email: activemcfarland@gmail.com

Website: www.activemcfarland.org or

http://activemcfarland@bravesites.com 
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SPARC Candidate Forum Sunday 3/22

SPARC Candidate Forum Sunday 3/22 - please help us spread the word!

Heather DuBois Bourenane

 

3/16/15

Dear friends of SPARC,

Many thanks to all who submitted questions for our upcoming public forum for the mayoral and city council candidates on Sunday, March 22 from 2-4pm at the Westside Community Building (300 W. Main Street).  The event is free and open to all.

We received many excellent questions and spent a good deal of time narrowing down to the themes and issues at the heart of your concerns.  We think you'll agree that the final questions will give us a good sense of where the candidates stand on some of the most important issues facing our community.

 

I'm attaching the questions and the agenda, which have been given to the candidates in advance, and also the event flier. 

You can help us promote the event in 3 ways:

  1. Forward this message to friends and neighbors & invite them to join us
  2. Share the event on social media and RSVP on facebook
  3. Print copies of the attached flier and help us post around town, at your work, etc

Many thanks for your continued support of SPARC and our efforts to help Sun Prairie voters make informed decisions on the issues that matter most to us when they vote on April 7.

See you on Sunday!

SPARC


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Heather DuBois Bourenane (608)
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