April 9 - Janesville, Forum: Voter Suppression

‘Voter Suppression in Wisconsin’

Speakers:
Analiese Eicher, Program and Development Manager of One Wisconsin Now (see more below).

Rep. Debra Kolste, 44th Assembly District

When:
Wednesday, April 9
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Where:
**Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

(**This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics)

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

RockCountyProgressives. org, also on Facebook

March 12 - Janesville, Candidate Forum WI AG

Rock Country Progressives present ...

Meet Candidates for WI Atty. General: Ozanne & Richards

When: Wednesday, March 12, 6 PM

Speakers:

Ismael Ozanne, District Attorney for Dane County

Jon Richards, Wisconsin State Assembly 19th District, Milwaukee’s Lakefront and East Side areas.

6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speaker & discussion

Where:
**Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

(**This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics)

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

Feb. 12 - Janesville, Forum: Danger For Democracy In Wisconsin

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum ...

Danger for Democracy In Wisconsin

With one of Wisconsin's most DYNAMIC SPEAKERS:

Mike McCabe

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director McCabe article " Defaming Wisconsin, Desecrating Democracy"

This is one forum you don't want to miss!

Schedule:

Wednesday - Feb. 12, 2014
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Location:

*Basics CO-OP Natural Foods
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.

Jan. 22 - Janesville, Forum: Bringing Back a Democratic Society

Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation presents...

How can we bring back a democratic society?

WHEN:
January 22, 2014
6:30 PM

WHERE:
Basics Cooperative Community Room
1711 Lodge Dr., Janesville

Join us in welcoming Rick Brunton and Brian Standing

“Citizens United unleashed corporate big money which corrupts our representatives. — Rick Brunton

Rick Brunton, a Janesville business person, will talk about the history of corporations, how they started and how they have evolved over the centuries to today’s time. Large transnational corporations are impacting our local communities across the United States. Rick will look at the political corruption they are engaged in and what the price tag is for that corruption. What can peaceful citizens do about this? Will amending the U.S. Constitution help contain this undemocratic siege?

Fighting Bob La Follette speaks “Since the birth of the Republic, indeed almost within the last generation, a new and powerful factor has taken its place in our business, financial and political world and is there exercising a tremendous influence. The existence of the corporation, as we have it with us today, was never dreamed of by the fathers.” — Fighting Bob La Follette, July 4, 1897

Activist Brian Standing gives voice to Fighting Bob’s full speech. Brian hosts the Monday morning “8 O’Clock Buzz” on WORT, Madison. He is a regular participant in the Solidarity Sing Along and is a Senior Planner at Dane County Planning & Development.

Dec. 11 - Janesville, Forum: 1st Amendment Remedies

Forum:
State Rep. Chris Taylor on 'First Amendment Remedies'

Topic:
How the protection of First Amendment rights in Wisconsin is necessary and crucial for remedying the many problems we face in state government.

When:
Wednesday, December 11, 6 PM
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speaker & discussion

Where:
*Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

(*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics)

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

RockCountyProgressives. org, also on Facebook

Nov. 13 - Janesville, Forum: Defending Wisconsin's Air and Water

SPEAKER:
Kimberlee Wright, Executive Director, Midwest Environmental Advocates

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speaker & discussion

WHERE:
Basics Cooperative
1711 Lodge Drive, Janesville, WI

This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

RockCountyProgressives. org

Aug. 14 - Janesville, RCP Annual Picnic

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 6 PM, RAIN or SHINE!

The Rock County Progressives invite you to our Annual Pot Luck Picnic:

Celebrating Progressive Values with ‘Sly’ & WLCV

Music by a contingent of The Forward Marching Band

Location:
Riverside Park, * NORTH Pavilion, Janesville, WI.

Schedule:

6-7 PM Potluck Picnic
Brats (natural & veggie) & Natural sodas provided

7-9 PM Speakers

John 'Sly' Sylvester,
Progressive radio voice for Wisconsin
Afternoon radio DJ at 93.7 FM

RockCountyProgressives . org

Also on Facebook.

June 12 - Janesville, Frankenfood Forum

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

“Frankenfood:” Monsanto GMOs versus Sustainable Family Farms

Forum Schedule:
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Forum Location:
*Basics CO-OP Natural Foods
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

For more info on this event, visit Rock County Progressives

May 23 - UW-Rock, Cullen/Kolste Budget Session

Senator Tim Cullen and Rep. Debra Kolste will host a budget listening session at UW-Rock County. This session will be in the evening, to give people who work during the day a chance to weigh in.

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23

Where: University of Wisconsin – Rock County in Williams Hall, Room 130.

You don’t have to confine your comments or questions to the budget, of course.

We hope to see you there.

Source: Facebook with slight modifications.

May 8 - Janesville, Forum On Media Influences


Speaker:
Mary Bottari, Director of the Center for Media and Democracy’s Real Economy Project, Editor of the Bankster.org for bank busting activists. See additional bio below.

* This is a free event, open to the general public *

When:
Wednesday - May 8
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Where:
Basics Cooperative
1711 Lodge
Janeville, Wisconsin

This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics

From the Huffington Post: Mary Bottari is an experienced policy wonk and public interest advocate. For the last ten years she served as a senior analyst for the Washington, D.C.-based consumer group Public Citizen in its Global Trade Watch division. She has investigated and documented the impact of international trade agreements on public policy including in the areas of financial services, health care, toxics regulation, food safety, and the environment. Prior to her stint at Public Citizen, Mary was press secretary for U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and worked for many years in the Wisconsin State Senate. She has an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her family. Her favorite Wisconsin cheese is Prairie Ridge Reserve.

RockCountyProgressives.org

Join us on the following Wednesday, May 15 at 7 PM for Drinking Liberally at the Speakeasy lounge in Janesville