Events

Attending events is a great way to get involved. If a facebook RSVP link is posted, please RSVP so we know you’re coming.

Ending Gerrymandering

September 22, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Common Ground – Middleton
2644 Branch St
Middleton, WI

Brought to You by Grass Roots Organization of Waunakee/Westport (GROW) & Middleton Action Team (MAT)

$5 donation at the door covers room charge.
Potluck dinner at 5:30 pm is on us. Cash bar.
Doug Poland will speak at 6:30 pm

Speaker Doug Poland is a Member of Rathje Woodward LLC, and the founding member of the firm’s Madison office. Poland has served as co-lead trial counsel for plaintiffs who successfully challenged the Wisconsin Assembly legislative districts before three-judge federal panels in 2012 and 2016, and is one of the members of the legal team that represented the respondents before the U.S. Supreme Court in Gill v. Whitford, and is recently represented the plaintiffs in the remand of the case to the district court on gerrymandering.
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Why We Need to Ban Gerrymandering in WI

September 25, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express
7184 Morrisonville Rd.
Deforest, WI

Come to hear Matt Rothschild explain why we need to ban gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Mr. Rothschild is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Founded in 1995, “the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is a homegrown network of citizens fighting government corruption and working for fair elections, judicial integrity, media democracy, and open and transparent government.” WDC is “a nonprofit, independent coalition of individuals and groups responding to the growing dominance of special interest money in the campaigns of state lawmakers.” ​

There will be a period of Q & A following Mr. Rothschild’s presentation. This event is an outreach project of DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots. It is free and refreshments will be served. ​

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Student and Public Discussing on Ending Partisan Gerrymandering in WI

September 26, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

UW Platteville
Doudna Hall, Room 136
Platteville, WI

“Student and Public Discussing on Ending Partisan Gerrymandering in Wis.”

Speakers: Dale Schultz and Jay Heck,

Hosted by WI Fair Elections Project and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

People-Powered Election Maps

Tuesday, October 1
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM

Concordia University School of Pharmacy
12800 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Mequon, WI 53097

This forum is an educational opportunity for Wisconsin voters to learn about the process for redrawing state election maps every 10 years. Attendees will be encouraged to register to vote and express informed opinions about the redistricting process to their legislators. The presenters, both former WI State legislators, will explain the process of re-drawing election maps every 10 years after a national census; the impact and cost of this redistricting process; gerrymandering; and proposed alternatives for drawing election maps to decrease partisan bias. There will be time for questions from the audience. The forum is free and open to the public.

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What Is Gerrymandering? What Can You Do? What is the National Popular Vote?

Saturday, October 5
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

YWCA
230 S. Madison St.
Green Bay, WI

The featured speakers are:

Dan Theno, former Republican State Senator.

Cheryl McCutcheon, a member of the Citizens Redistricting Advisory Subcommittee to the Brown County Board’s Executive Committee.

Erin Grunze, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.

Barbara Paterick, a League member, will explain the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.