Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fair Maps Community Forum

Fair Maps Community Forum


Two long-time legislators, former Wisconsin State Senators and current co-chairs of the Fair Elections Project Tim Cullen (D of Janesville) and Dale Schultz (R of Richland Center) have been speaking across the state and in the national media to advocate for fair legislative districts. They will be the principal speakers at this forum.

Free admission. 

Located at UW-Rock County, Allen Hall, Room 106. 

Co-sponsors:
History Department UW Rock
Whitewater LWV
Beloit LWV
Women’s Fund
AAUW
Forward Janesville

 

To RSVP and for more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/200350867173184

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Oct
28
1:45pm 1:45pm

Fair Maps Town Hall - Bayview

Wisconsin’s voting maps are unfair -- We need to work together to change this! 

When voting maps are drawn to give one political party an unfair advantage, it’s known as “gerrymandering.” Unfair voting maps affect all of the issues impacting our neighborhoods, from public school funding to job creation to safe drinking water and more!

Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative members invite you to come learn from community leaders Shauntay Nelson of Wisconsin Voices and Sachin Chheda of the Fair Elections Project about:

--What you need to know about unfair voting maps and gerrymandering.
--Why the U.S. Supreme Court is currently deciding the most important case of the decade against Wisconsin’s unfair voting maps.
--What we can do to get fair government representation!

For more information and to RSVP visit: www.facebook.com/events/504102493277007

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Nov
11
10:00am10:00am

Fair Maps Town Hall - New Berlin

Wisconsin’s voting maps are unfair -- We need to work together to change this! 

When voting maps are drawn to give one political party an unfair advantage, it’s known as “gerrymandering.” Unfair voting maps affect all of the issues impacting our neighborhoods, from public school funding to job creation to safe drinking water and more!

Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative members invite you to come learn from community leaders Shauntay Nelson of Wisconsin Voices and Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign about:

--What you need to know about unfair voting maps and gerrymandering.
--Why the U.S. Supreme Court is currently deciding the most important case of the decade against Wisconsin’s unfair voting maps.
--What we can do to get fair government representation!

 

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Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fair Voting Maps Event

  • City of Whitewater Municipal Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What do you know about the process where your districts are determined? Why is this the most important political issue facing citizens? How can the system be made fair? What can you do? Learn the answers to these questions and more at the event on Fair Voting Maps. 

Tim Cullen, former Wisconsin State Senator and co-chair of the Fair Elections Project will speak.

To learn more and to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/283594982124749

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Oct
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Fair Maps Education Fund

Please join us on Monday, October 9, to hear from two Wisconsin redistricting leaders who will be in the courtroom when The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Wisconsin’s case, Gill v. Whitford, on October 3. 

You’ll hear from two people with ringside seats:

Doug Poland, co-lead trial counsel, Gill v. Whitford

Sachin Chheda, founder of Fair Elections Project and lawsuit strategist

SPONSOR:   The Fair Maps Education Fund

What is the Fair Maps Education Fund?

The nonpartisan Fund is part of the 501(c)3 Fair Elections Project.  Our goal is to create clear, fun video messages that explain gerrymandering in a way that makes people throughout Wisconsin care and advocate for a nonpartisan, independent process to draw legislative maps.  Because no matter what the Supreme Court decides, its ruling will not solve how maps are drawn in Wisconsin.  So long as the legislature draws the maps, boundaries will favor the majority party.

Money raised by the Fair Maps Education Fund will be used to produce and distribute video messages through social and traditional media.  We need to engage as many networks as possible – friends, neighbors, churches, other nonprofits and community groups – so that they can work for reform with their elected officials.

You can donate here:  https://www.fairelectionsproject.org/education-fund/.  Or send your tax-deductible check to 5027 W. North Ave, Milwaukee, WI  53208.

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Oct
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Fair Maps Send-Off Rally

Please join Whitford plaintiffs – Helen Harris, Jerry Wallace, Wendy Sue Johnson, and Mary Lynne Donohue – for a send-off rally to let them know you support their case.

A ruling in their favor would be a win for Wisconsin voters. The decision could make our state election maps fairer – and level the playing field in elections all over the U.S.

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Sep
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fair Maps Town Hall - Ozaukee

  • 10995 North Market Street Mequon, WI, 53092 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sachin Chheda, Director of the Fair Elections Project, will discuss what you need to know about unfair election maps, why the case against them that will be heard by the US Supreme Court on October 3 is so important, and what voters can do to ensure that our future voting maps are fair for everyone.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided by the Ovation Sarah Chudnow Community.

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Sep
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

LWVNOW Monthly Meeting With Hans Breitenmoser

Three counties in our area, Forest, Langlade, and Lincoln have passed resolutions calling for the legislature to create an impartial, nonpartisan process for drawing our state's voting maps in 2020. Hans Breitenmoser was intrumental in Lincoln County's effort and will be joining us to discuss his efforts and give advice on how best to proceed.

Learn more about the event here. 

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Jul
16
4:30pm 4:30pm

Fair Elections Town Hall - Shorewood

North Shore Presbyterian Church
4048 N. Bartlett St.
Shorewood, WI

 

Grassroots North Shore — in conjunction with Citizen Action Milwaukee Organizing Cooperative, the Fair Elections Project, and OFA of WI — is advocating that “we the people” should have a say in how our voting maps are drawn. We want a transparent, nonpartisan process for determining voting districts. Come learn how you can help make it happen.

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:10.

Speakers

●     Sachin Chheda, director of the Fair Elections Project

●     Dan Theno, former Republican state senator

●      Anna Dvorak, lead organizer for the Citizen Action Milwaukee Organizing Cooperative
 

For more information and to RSVP: www.grassrootsnorthshore.com/2017_07_16_fair_elections

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Jun
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fair Maps Wausau Town Hall

Join our friends at Citizen Action of Wisconsin for a discussion on gerrymandering and partisan redistricting. The event will include a panel discussion with Wisconsin leaders like Dan Theno, Pat Snyder, and Katie Rosenberg.

If you have any questions, contact Joel Lewis at joel.lewis@citizenactionwi.org, or at (715) 551-2525.

You can also RSVP at the Citizen Action of Wisconsin event page: http://www.citizenactionwi.org/fair_maps_wausau_town_hall

 

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May
27
8:00am 8:00am

Community Brainstorming: In the Matter of Wisconsin's Legislative Redistricting

Saint Matthew C.M.E. Church
2944 North 9th, Street (parking in rear lot)
Milwaukee, WI. 53206

 

Presenters:

James Hall, Attorney at Law

Frederick Kessler, Representative, Wisconsin State Legislature

Robert Smith, Associate Professor, UW-Milwaukee

William Whitford, Law Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison

Chair & Moderator: Hon. Russell Stamper, Sr. 

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May
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

The Will of the People: Wisconsin is Ground Zero in the fight for Fair Elections

The Cultural Arts Center (CAC)
at St. John’s on the Lake
1840 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sachin Chheda will discuss the fight to end political gerrymandering. This includes examining the insidious practice of drawing map lines to negate the effects of elections and the legal history of partisan gerrymandering. We will also help participants take action to attack map-rigging in Wisconsin and across the country, and discuss our work to support litigation, legislation, and citizen activism to make elections meaningful.

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May
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Conversation Starters: Redistricting

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee as WUWM’s Joy Powers moderates a three Wisconsinites panel about their roles and perspectives regarding the 2011 redrawing of Wisconsin Assembly Districts boundaries and subsequent lawsuit.

Representative Fred Kessler of the Wisconsin State Assembly 12 District and redistricting consultant will explain the demographics, measurements and processes associated with redistricting.

Matthew Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group dedicated to clean government, will look at redistricting from a citizen’s perspective for fair representation.

Mary Lynne Donohue, Sheboygan Alderwoman and one of the Plaintiff in the redistricting law suit will explain the effects of redistricting on her aldermanic district in Sheboygan, and her personal reasons for becoming involved.

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May
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Legislative District Re-appointment Presentation

Oneida County Department on Aging
100 W. Keenan St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501
 

The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) will host a discussion about the current Wisconsin legislative district re-apportionment case before the U.S. Supreme Court. It will be held on Tuesday, May 9 from 6 p.m.to 8 p. m. at the Oneida County Department on Aging. 

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May
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wauwatosa Fair Maps Town Hall

Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 W North Ave,
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Does your vote count in Wisconsin? Maybe not.

Wisconsin’s voting maps are so skewed to benefit one political party that a federal court ordered lawmakers to redraw the maps. But instead of complying, certain lawmakers are spending TAXPAYER MONEY—with NO cap on expenditures—to defend the unconstitutional maps. 

What can you DO?! Come find out in this town hall meeting. Experts will fill us in on gerrymandering (unfair voting maps) and share specific actions we can take to stop it. Bring friends! 

Sponsored by the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of Greater Milwaukee, Grassroots North Shore, Fair Elections Project and OFA

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Apr
29
10:00am10:00am

Bridging the Polarization Divide

Whitefish Bay Public Library
 N. Marlborough Dr.
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Panel & audience discussion moderated by
Wisconsin Public Radio host Kathleen Dunn
& Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Erin Richards

Panelists include:
Kevin Arceneaux (via remote access) - co-author of award-winning, Changing Minds or Changing Channels & political science professor at Temple University
Tim Cullen - retired Democratic member of the Wisconsin senate
Lilly Goren - political science professor at Carroll University
David D. Haynes - editorial page editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dale Schultz - retired Republican member of the Wisconsin senate

Then Changing the Conversation film director Janet Fitch will present ways to overcome the political polarization. Optional small-group brown bag discussions applying these skills will follow (please bring your lunch).

For more information, visit www.lwvmilwaukee.org
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
Whitefish Bay Public Library & Wisconsin Public Radio

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Apr
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Fair Elections Project Fundraiser

We hope you are able to join us to support the critical work of the Fair Elections Project to end partisan gerrymandering. A short update on the Whitford case and our efforts will be provided.

Good City Brewing
2108 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI

Special thanks for our hosts:

Laura & Scott Vuchetich
Janet & Andrew Martin
Sachin Chheda & Angela McManaman

Hosts: $1000 | Friends: $500 | Sponsors: $250
Suggested contribution: $100
All contributions gratefully accepted

Contributions can me mailed to Fair Elections Project 5027 W North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208. Or you can contribute online here.

To RSVP or for any questions, please contact us at info@fairelectionsproject.org.

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