The goal of WGN's Resources page is to provide a place where the network can share what has and has not worked. This to minimize wasting effort by "reinventing the wheel" and to share innovative ways to impact our communities.
We will also share information and links to information resources that members of the WGN Task Force have found valuable and are offered here for your use.
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS: Northwoods Land Trust; Price County Lakes Association; Price County Waterways Association;
PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL GROUPS: Democratic Party of Price County
MEDIA: Radio- WCQM FM 98.3, WHBM FM 90.3, WPFP AM 980 (Park Falls);
LINKS TO MUNICIPALITIES:
Villages: Catawba; Kennan; Prentice
Towns: Catawba; Eisenstein; Elk; Emery; Fifield; Flambeau; Georgetown; Hackett; Harmony; Hill; Kennan; Knox; Lake; Ogema; Prentice; Spirit; Worcester
Unincorporated communities: Cranberry Lake; Clifford (partial); Brantwood; Dover; Fifield; Lugerville; Pennington; Spirit; Worcester
Speakers Discuss the Way Forward: John Nichols, Kathleen Vinehout, Katherine Cramer
Communicating Values through Letter Writing: Bill Dagnon & Scott Wittkopf
The Grassroots Resistance - Council of Communities; A Collaborative Approach to Weighted Direct Democracy: Eric Upchurch
Barnstorm: Building Grassroots Power in Rural America: Sarah Lloyd
Responding to Climate Change in the Upper Midwest: Brian Zimmerman
The Global Ecological Collapse Happening Now & the Way Forward, Revisited: Michael Ippolito also https://youtu.be/c1vcDyZbzjs
Election Integrity; Lessons Learned From the Recount: Karen McKim, Damian Christianson
Why Run for the County Board & Why Many Don’t: Tom Kriegl
Feedback From Candidates (2016): Jesse Bennett, Dimitri Martin, Sarah Lloyd, Christine Welcher, Jeff Wright, George Ferriter
Above and Beyond the Politics of Resentment: How Best to Respond to Mad Times: Mike McCabe, Dr. Katherine Cramer, Scott Wittkopf
The Grassroots Resistance - Beyond Bernie: Max Love, Peter Rickman, John Stanley, Bob Crego
Listening to Each Other and Taking Action (First breakout; The Concept): Sarah Shatz
Change the World with a Co-Pilot - Why You Need a Campaign Manager: Damian Christianson
Facing The Crisis of Our Age! "The Great Turning!": Rebecca Kemble, Christa Bruhn, Michael Ippolito, Art & Dawn Shegonee
What’s a Woman Worth; The Impact of Gender on Retirement income: Joyce Luedke, Kathleen Marsh, Kay Johnson
Grassroots Organizing Workshop: Charles Uphoff
The Fight for Public Education: Professor Julie Mead
Empowering Rural Progressives Through Regional Organizing: Nate Timm, Matt Schauenburg, Susan Jelly, Mike Gallagher
The Grassroots Resistance - Uniting Groups, Direct Action, & Political Action: David Williams, Max Love, Peter Rickman, Eric Upchurch, John Stanley
Applying the Skills of Listening to Each Other (Second Breakout; A Practice Session): Sarah Shatz
Expanding the Progressive Voice Through Low Power Radio: Part 1 and Part 2: Mike Crute, Dominic Salvia, Bob Park, Mark Helpsmeet
Beyond Borrowed Time: Michael Ippolito
United to Amend: the Movement to Reclaim our Republic is Growing - and You are Part of it: George Penn
Progressive values - why are they so important, what are they, and how do we communicate them?: Scott Wittkopf
"Our Revolution" - David Newby / Mary Kay Baum / Peter Rickman / John Stanley
NEXT WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL
11th ANNUAL GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL
MARCH 23, 2019
Wisconsin Heights High School
LINKS TO PAST FESTIVALS
10th Annual Mazomanie Grassroots Festival: 2018
Wausau Grassroots Festival: 2017
9th Annual Mazomanie Grassroots Festival: 2017
8th Annual Mazomanie Grassroots Festival: 2016
7th Annual Mazomanie Grassroots Festival: 2014
Great handouts on voter ID for Wisconsin!
I signed up to volunteer for WisconsinGrassrootsNetwork. Join me!
Thanks for your interest in helping save local government in Wisconsin!
We will ask you about your willingness to do some basic tasks.
NONE of these will involve a fulltime commitment and we do NOT ask for your money, not now, NOT EVER!Become a volunteer
Karen Edson published getagendaredirect in Get WGN Task Force Bi-Weekly Meeting Agenda 2015-10-04 13:08:00 -0500
Karen Edson published This is a scratch pad for the web team in Web Team Notes 2015-06-04 21:49:29 -0500
This is a scratchpad for the web team until we get used to the PM software.
Take the survey: Get 2 Work http://www.wisconsingrassroots.net/get_2_work?recruiter_id=1569
Last year at the 6th Annual Festival we learned that how we frame what we say matters.
This year at the 7th Annual Festival we learned we needed to change our political vocabulary and think in terms of the vertical, not left and right.
G e t 2 W o r k
WGN will start small group discussions online using the Google+. The work from these teams will culminate in a focused breakout session at the 8th Annual Festival. Facilitators proficient in recognizing progressive FRAMING and “NINJA WORDS” will be available to critique the work upon request.
Familiarity with Google+ Hangouts and Google Documents is useful but not necessary. We will help you "get online" and learn to collaborate. Consider it a bonus for Getting to Work!
Web: Get2Work (linked to www.wisconsingrassroots.net/get2work.html
Join Now!Take the survey
I signed up to volunteer for WisconsinGrassrootsNetwork. Join me! http://www.wisconsingrassroots.net/volunteer_for_environmental_issues?recruiter_id=1569
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Wisconsin Grassroots Network Environmental Action Group!
We are a small but dedicated group of activists scattered among several grassroots groups across the state who attempt to combine our voices into a statewide effort to be heard above the roar of the corporatist outcry of the mass media.
We need a variety of people who can work at home to provide research services as well as people in the Dane County area who would be able to show up at the Capitol as needed to provide bodies and voices in support of environmental issues.
In addition, West Central Wisconsin desperately needs committed and informed environmental support against the continuong assault of landscape removal mining proceding in support of hydraulic fracturing in shale formations to our west, south and east!
Karen Edson wants to volunteer 2014-11-11 14:32:45 -0600
The past thirty years have seen a steady growth in conservative media in the United States and Canada, to the point that "conservative" terminology is now the standard for discussing almost all points of public discourse! Our messaging group attempts to counteract that by preparing and disseminating carefully crafted messages using nontraditional channels in a way that (we hope) get people's attention and jog their minds out of their usual ruts.
To that end we are looking for some specific skills. You do NOT need ALL of these! Some of you will have a limited set - THAT is OK!!! All are welcome!
Sand mining in Wisconsin has become a big business since the explosive growth of hydraulic fracturing ("fracing") for oil and gas in other parts of the country and in Canada in the late 1990s. This process requires the use of a "proppant" to hold open the cracks in the rock created by the pressure of the fracturing fluids so that the trapped fossil fuels can be forced out of the rock and extracted. Wisconsin sand is almost perfect for this purpose.
DOTTED lines on the map mark sand train routes.
Sand train mishaps are much less "news worthy" than oil train problems, but they DO happen. Sand trains derail, spilling sand and destroying property along the tracks, the trains kill people, and the spillage from uncovered card is potentially hazardous to your health!
Here are some sand train mishap links for your review (not exhaustive and it will be added to as we discover more:
Please note that Canada takes frac sand spills more seriously:
New Page is great – everyone who lives near a railroad track needs to rad this!
We now are including RAILROAD ISSUES, both positive and negative, as an environmental issue! Come join us!
Worth multiple listens for the song and multiple views for the slideshow!
Karen Edson commented on Why The Federal Budget is Different From A Family Budget - An Illustrated Lesson 2014-08-15 21:46:01 -0500Great work, if I do say so m’self!
Reminder – We all do better when we all do better.
Karen Edson published Why This November ( and the time before) Matters! in Opinion Blog 2014-07-27 11:11:32 -0500
Wisconsin has a significant choice to make between now and November 4, 2014. We can elect to do one of several things: we can sit on our hands, at home and do nothing about our future; we can talk to our friends and convince them to do something with us to change people's minds about the way that the state is going; or we can actively seek out others who may not know us to try to convince them that we need to change the way our state is going.
Even if we do not particularly like the person at the head of the Democratic ticket, we MUST work for the Dems DOWN TICKET in November, especially in Senate races! If the Republicans hold the Governorship, the Senate AND the Assembly, with their conservative majority in the state Supreme Court, you can kiss the environment and local control over health and welfare of citizens goodbye. And plan on total corporate control of your and your children's lives for the next four years!
I, for one, am beginning to like Mary Burke, and I am willing to work for her, as an adjunct to my work for DOWN TICKET Dems. BUT, my focus is on the Assembly and Senate races - not particularly on the governor's race.
PLEASE WORK WITH MARY for Governor and vote for her in both August November! Remember that there are statewide Democratic partisan primaries on August 12 for Attorney General, GOVERNOR (Mary Burke vs. Brett Hulsey), Lieutenant Governor and State Treasurer and a Dane County Democratic primary for Sheriff.