DeForest Area Progressives
Meeting notes for April 21, 2014
Next meeting: Monday, April 28, 2014, at Isabel's, 816 South Street in DeForest, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dawn opened the meeting with the lyrics for a new song she is going to submit to the Raging Grannies, sung to the tune of "Along Comes Mary" by The Association from the sixties/seventies. The theme is Mary Burke for Governor. Cute, Dawn!
Most of the meeting was taken up with discussion about Mary Burke's candidacy. JohnSki passed out copies of an article that appeared in last week's The Capital Times, "The Real Mary Burke." We are educating ourselves about Mary, gearing u to support her in the campaign. Those of you who have filled up nomination papers can drop them off at Janet's house, 4054 Gray Road. Note that you've to go the roundabout way (literally) to get there: Windsor Road to Portage Road to Gray Road (Tinker to Evers to Chance for you baseball history fans :-). Janet will get the completed papers in to Eric in Madison. You may also call Janet, and she will pick them up. Those who are interested are going to meet at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in VeteransPark in DeForest to gather signatures from the drivers of cars passing by, a la the collections for the recall.
Dawn suggested "Join the Party" as a theme for this year's DeForest 4th of July parade float theme. We can decorate with balloons, etc., as for a party.
Karen briefed us on training available for Keystone XL pipeline protesters.
Liz reported on her attendance at the public speak-out on Sanimax in DeForest and the odor problem from the bio-diesel operation. It was a big public turnout, and Liz was proud of our elected representatives the way they stood up for the people. Stand by for further developments.