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So much activism, so little time

So many invitations, so little time:

Living in Bay View, on Milwaukee's South Side, we're blessed with having some progressives representing us in public office -- State Sen. Chris Larson, County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, State Rep. Jon Richards. 

And there's no shortage of opportunities to see and talk with them.  While Republicans are canceling and ducking public events, they are out front and center.  Which brings me to few upcoming events:

Tonight, March 17, Larson and Richards will hold a town meeting at 7 at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, on the East Side at 2618 North Hackett Avenue, to discuss the Walker budget and "budget repair" bills.

On Saturday, March 19, the 8th anniversary of the war in Iraq, there will be a rally and march  to ask the government to move money from war to jobs, education, health care, and other human needs.  The group will also stand in solidarity the workers whose rights are under attack and other citizens who will be hurt by Scott Walker's budget bill and budget.  The rally will start at noon at Clas Park in front of the Milwaukee County Courthouse at 10th St and Wells St.  The march will be led by Veterans for Peace. 

And if you have any spare time and spare energy, there is always canvassing for the recall of Alberta Darling..

On Monday, March 21, from 5:30 to 8:30, there's a fundraiser at Lulu Cafe, on KK and Lincoln, to benefit Democratic state senators facing recall elections.  There will be music and story telling - bring your favorite 5 minute protest story! Donations will go to: Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee.

On Tuesday, March 22, Next Generation Milwaukee PAC and Dimitrijevic plan an event at La Perla, 5th and National, from 6:30 to 8:30pm to meet what promises to be the next batch of progressives to represent us: Meagan Holman, candidate for MPS Board District 8; Eyon Biddle, candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 10;and Jason Haas, candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 14.  They're all on the April 5 ballot.


March 17, 2011 - 4:39pm