Festival 2015 Agenda

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Defending Our Democracy - Next Steps

Saturday March 28, 2015

Wisconsin Heights High School, 10173 State Hwy 14, Mazomanie WI 53560

$20 Suggested Donation Includes Lunch

Registration 8:00 to 9:00

Raging Grannies

Mike McCabe

Mike Ippolito

The Crisis of Our Age: A Scientific & Political Perspective


10:45am to 11:45am Section One:  DPW Chair Candidate Forum: Jeff Smith, Joe Wineke, Stephen Smith  / How to Protect the Vote Counting Process: Karen McKim /  Income inequality, Why We Should Care: Charles Uphoff,David Newby  /  Building a Safer Community: Dave Mahoney / Global Ecological Collapse Happening Now and the Way Forward: Michael Ippolito /  Will You Have Water to Drink?/ Pipeline 61:Bill Hayes, Karen Edson 


LUNCH 11:45 to 1:15

Solidarity Sing Along

Lunch Speaker: Congressman Mark Pocan


1:15pm to 2:15pm Section Two:Planning a Campaign - Things to think about: Douglas Kane & Sen. Kathleen Vinehout  /  Facing the Crisis of Our Age!..Our Future/Our Choice!..A New People Emerge!:Dawn Shegonee, Art Shegonee, Michael Ippolito, Jay McDonough, Anna Caballero-Mengibar/  Advancing the Movement: Mike McCabe  /  The Power of Music: Tom Kastle &  Jonathan Rosenblum  /  Authentic Framing for the Future:Scott Wittkopf /  Vouchers, Charters, Common Core; YourChanging Schools: Sondy Pope  /  Using Community Action to Bypass the Corruption: Move to Amend:Tim Sager, Paul Lindquist, Jen Miller, Bill Waser/  Winning Through Community Connections:  Nate Timm, Sheila Danielson, Adam Grabski


2:15 to 2:30 Passing


2:30pm to 3:30 pm Section Three:  Winning Through State and Regional Organizing: Kathleen Vinehout,Ernie Wittwer, Nate Timm  / Getting the Message Out Through Letters to the Editors:Bill Dagnon /  The Power of Social Media: Sean Bode, Beverly Wickstrom, Dana Wachs / Authentic Framing for the Future:Scott Wittkopf  / Feedback From Candidates In Red Districts: George Ferriter  /  The Power of Grassroots Organizing: Marcia Riquelme, Doug Machon, Judy Brey  /  How to Protect the Vote Counting Process: Karen McKim / Education:Heather DuBois Bourenane


3:30 to 3:45 Passing



Moving Forward an Update from Senator Kathleen Vinehout

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley


Dinner At the Feed Mill

Social Hour: 5:00 to 6:00

Dinner: 6:00 to 7:00 $20


A Conversation About a Healthy Planet  

Dinner Speakers: Michael Ippolito


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