Nov. 12 - Janesville, Forum: Media Reform Politics


The Rock County Progressives present an educational forum:

Robert McChesney on ‘Media Reform Politics: The New Imperatives’

Speaker:

Robert McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, author of Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy, andco-author with John Nichols of Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex is Destroying America.

Utne Reader in 2008 listed him as one of their ’50 visionaries who are changing the world.’

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When:

Wednesday, November 12
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

Oct. 8 - Janesville, LWV: VoterID and the November Elections

Voter ID and the November Elections with Andrea Kaminski of LWV

Speakers:
Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director of League of Women Voters of WI, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government.

When:
Wednesday, October 8
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)

CapTimes Story - LWV's Andrea Kaminski: Need a voter ID? Get it free, get started NOW

LWV of Wisconsin

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.

Sept. 10 - Janesville, Video Forum: Wisconsin's Mining Standoff


The Rock County Progressives present a video and forum:

"Wisconsin's Mining Standoff" by 371 productions
...a short film about the proposed mine in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin

When:
Wednesday, September 10
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Speakers:
Devon Cupery, Producer at 371 Productions (which also made the emmy-nominated 'As Goes Janesville.')

371 productions - Video Screening Schedule

Devon also worked as lead researcher for 371’s BizVizz project, the first mobile app to make corporate tax & campaign finance data accessible.

Senator Tim Cullen, District 15, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Mining

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.

Aug. 14 - Janesville, Progressives Annual Picnic

Thursday, August 14th


       Rock County Progressives Present ...


Annual Pot Luck Picnic



Celebrating

Progressive Values



Brats (natural & veggie) & Natural sodas provided !!



Speakers:

  • Deb Kolste
    • State Assembly Rep. for Janesville
  • Andy Jorgensen
    • State Assembly Rep. for Edgerton, Whitewater, Milton, etc..




Picinic Schedule:

6 PM Potluck Dinner
7 PM Speakers Presentation

Location:

  • Riverside Park
    • North Pavilion
    • Janesville, WI.

May 14 - Janesville, Forum: Raising The Minimum Wage


The Rock County Progressives present an educational forum:

Raising the Minimum Wage

When:
Wednesday, May 14, 6 PM
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Speakers:

Patrick Hickey of the Workers' Rights Center of Madison (wrcmadison.org).

Rep. Corey Mason, 66th Assembly District (Greater Racine), Introduced Wisconsin’s Fair Minimum Wage Act, a bill to raise Wisconsin’s minimum wage to $10.10/hr from $7.25.

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

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