March 26 - Evansville, Forum: Is Democracy An Endangered Species?


Hosted by Move To Amend Evansville

Two powerful speakers. One important issue. Mike McCabe and Rick Brunton will discuss how We the People can get big money out of politics and reclaim our democracy.

When:
Thursday, March 26
Begins at 7 PM

Where:
Evansville High School, Media Room
640 South Fifth Street
Evansville, WI

View Event Flyer Here

Jan. 21 - Janesville, Forum: Sly Sylvester On The Right To Work For Less


The Rock County Progressives present an educational forum:

Sly Sylvester on the "The Right to Work For Less"

How so-called "Right to Work" Laws hurt unions and all working people.

Speaker:
"Sly" Sylvester, talk radio host 3-6:30 PM M-F on WEKZ 93.7 FM/ 1380 AM podcasting at Sly's Office: http://www.slysoffice.com/

When:
*Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speaker & discussion

* NOTE: This is the 3rd Wednesday NOT 2nd Wed as we usually schedule!!

Where:
**Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Drive
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

Dec. 10 - Janesville, Movie: Citizen Koch


Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Film

Movie:
CITIZEN KOCH

The movie will start at 6:15!!

(Due to movie length)

If time allows there will be discussion after the film.

Read the Mother Jones story on how PBS snubbed the showing of this documentary.

When:
Wednesday, Dec.10, 2014
6 PM-6:15 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:15 PM-7:45 PM, Movie showing

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

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.

SOURCE: Rock County Progressives

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.’

more

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.