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WI Day of Action against WMC: Shut the Chamber! Demand Democracy!

Date: 
February 13, 2013 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

Location

Outside the Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Dr
Madison, WI 53703

Spread the word on facebook here!

On Wednesday, February 13th, Governor Walker is having his annual "performance review" in front of his real bosses. No, not the people of Wisconsin. The corporate lobby group Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  

Event Contact
First Name: 
Adam
Last Name: 
Porton

Kucinich in Madison: Shut the Chamber!

Date: 
February 12, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location

Barrymore Theatre
2090 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

Who buys elections? Who bribes politicians? Who writes the anti-worker and anti-environment laws? First and foremost, the answer is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its state affiliate, the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC).

Dennis KucinichJoin Dennis Kucinich, the fighting progressive from Ohio, former mayor of Cleveland, seven term congressman, and twice presidential candidate. as he joins us in launching a national campaign to "Shut the Chamber!"

Event Contact
First Name: 
Adam
Last Name: 
Porton

Organize a Voter Assembly in your community!

Date: 
November 7, 2012 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm

This election is being threatened by unverifiable voting machines, voter ID laws that disenfranchise millions of eligible voters, restrictive election laws for third party candidates and voters who wish to vote early, as well as many other forms of voter suppression that we are likely to witness on and before November 6.  Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004 have taught us that our elections can be stolen if we do not act.

Event Contact
First Name: 
Jolie
Last Name: 
Lizotte
Phone: 
920-312-4246

Waukesha Voter Assembly to Organize Against a Stolen Recall Election

Date: 
June 6, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location

Frame Park
701 East Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53703

Will the Wisconsin recall elections be stolen? If recent history is any guide it's a definite possibility, especially because these races are expected to be extremely close.  Think Florida 2000, Ohio 2004, and Waukesha County 2011.

BREAKING NEWS: Waukesha County clerk Kathy Nickoloaus will likely remain in a position of influence over Tuesday's recall elections!

Organize a Voter Assembly in your community!

Date: 
June 6, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

A public space near you!

[Note: The Voter Assembly in Madison will take place on June 6th at 5pm on the State Street side of the Capitol.  Spread the word of facebook here.  For more info on the Wave's No More Stolen Election campaign click here]

The Path to Victory: Roundtable on the Move to Amend after Citizens United v. FEC

Date: 
April 5, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Presenters:

- Ben Manski, Esq., Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution; Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies
- Dr. Margaret Flowers, National Occupation of Washington D.C. (NOW DC)
- Daniel Wayne Lee, Los Angeles Move to Amend; Occupy Los Angeles
- Steve Cobble, adviser to Free Speech For People; Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies

January 20, 2012 – Move to Amend Occupies the Courts!

Date: 
January 20, 2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location

Across the Country

Jan 20, 2012: Occupy the Courts!Call to Action

Inspired by our friends at Occupy Wall Street, and Dr. Cornel West, Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision!

Iowa Democracy Doubleheader: Join Ben Manski to learn about Move to Amend -and- Home Rule

Date: 
January 13, 2012 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Location

Matyk Building
1029 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

5-7pm - FREE PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY TRAINING  & POT LUCK DINNER 

DES MOINES, IA: Participatory Democracy Training with Ben Manski

Date: 
January 12, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location

Des Moines's EAST VILLAGE
501 E. Locust St (corner of E. 5th and E. Locust, 3rd floor).
Des Moines, IA

Learn how to engage the public and gather signatures for a campaign to demand a Constitutional Amendment to end Corporate Personhood, get the money out of our political system, and reverse Citizens United.

Right here, in Iowa… as the movement spreads across America.

Building the Progressive Movement Inside and Outside the Democratic Party

Date: 
December 30, 2011 - 1:30am - 5:30am

Location

1st Unitarian Church
1800 Bell Ave.
Des Moines, IA
On the Eve of the Iowa Caucus, Progressives Present a Forum:
Building the Progressive MovementInside and Outside the Democratic Party
 
Discussion and Reception 1:30 to 5:30 PM Friday, December 30th 
1st Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Ave., Des Moines Free & Open to the Public

MA: Revolution is in the air ~ A reception with the Liberty Tree

Date: 
October 31, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Friends Meetinghouse
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA

Where do the movement to abolish corporate personhood, the Wisconsin protest wave, global resistance to austerity, and the voting rights, election integrity, anti-war, and campus democracy movements come together? Beneath the branches of Liberty Tree, committed to "building a democracy movement for the U.S.A." since 2004.

CLEVELAND, OH: Community Forum: Corporations are Not People and Money is Not Speech

Date: 
October 23, 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location

St. Coleman's Catholic Church
2027 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH

You’re invited to a free community forum, Corporations Are Not Persons and Money Is Not Speech. The event includes a presentation by and discussion with David Cobb, the national spokesperson for Move to Amend.

Cobb will discuss the national Move to Amend campaign and what we can do to abolish never-intended corporate constitutional rights and reverse the legal doctrine that money is speech! Download flyer here.

Event Contact
First Name: 
Greg
Last Name: 
Coleridge
Phone: 
330-928-2301/216-255-2184
Address: 
2101 Front St., #111, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

All About ALEC

Date: 
October 22, 2011 - 2:15pm

Location

ProMega BioTechnology Center
5445 E. Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI 53711

Oregon Area Progressives is sponsoring All About ALEC, a forum on the American Legislative Exchange Council with an outstanding lineup of speakers, including Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D - IL) Sen. Mark Miller Rep. Mark Pocan Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts Lisa Graves - Center for Media and Democracy Mike McCabe - Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Jack Norman -Institute for Wisconsin's Future Jim Cavanaugh - South Central Federation of Labor Dan Holub - WEAC Julie Underwood - UW Madison School of Education Joanne Ricca - Wisconsin AFL-CIO Robert Kraig - Citizen's Action of Wisconsin and Jay Heck - Common Cause Moderated by John Nichols Advance Registration $10 - includes lunch register now at www.allaboutalec.org

Event Contact
First Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Uphoff
Phone: 
608-213-6063 - cell phone
Address: 
2475 Lalor Rd., Fitchburg, WI 53575

DOVER, DE: World Water Day & Banning Corporate Personhood Discussion Group

Date: 
October 19, 2011 - 7:30am - 9:30am

Location

The Dover News Stand
25 Lockerman Street
Dover, DE 19904

The Dover Delaware United Nations Association will be celebrating World Water Day!

We will be passing out statistics and requests for water advocacy as well as offering car pooling to events sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia UNA and the League of Women Voters luncheon to discuss Economic Disparity.

In the second half of the meeting we will read an article together and then and request support for "Move to Amend." Come join us!

Event Contact
First Name: 
RuthAnn
Last Name: 
Purchase
Phone: 
302-399-1235
Address: 
PO Box 242 Cheswold, De 19936

March to End the Wars - Madison

Date: 
October 15, 2011 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location

UW Library Mall
Park St. & Lake St.
Madison, WI

March to End the Wars!
Ten Years in Afghanistan - Ten Billion Dollars a Month
March & Rally in Madison, Wisconsin
Saturday, Oct. 15

Join the Madison Area Peace Coalition (MAPC) for a March and Rally to mark 10 years of U.S.-led war in Afghanistan on Saturday, Oct. 15th. We will call for an end to this war and all wars. We want jobs, schools, and healthcare -- not war.

Please gather at UW Library Mall at 11:30 am. Bring your peace and labor signs. Come early for parking because it's a football Saturday and Farmer's Market Day. We'll begin marching after noon, and be up at the Capitol by quarter to 1:00 pm.

Sponsored by the Madison Area Peace Coalition. Endorsed by AFSCME 171 and the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL).

Contact: 242-9232
www.madpeace.org

Event Contact
First Name: 
Barbara
Last Name: 
Smith
Email: 
barbara@merr.com
Phone: 
242-9232

Milwaukee: Speakout 10 Years of War Afghanistan

Date: 
October 8, 2011 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Location

Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda
200 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI

Rally at noon Water & Wisconsin
12:45 pm March to City Hall
1pm - 2:30 pm Speak Out
Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda
200 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee WI

How has war effected you?
What is the impact on our community from the longest war in U.S. history?

Sponsored by Milwaukee Coalition for a Just Peace

More info here

EAU CLAIRE, WI: Chippewa Valley Move To Amend's October Meet-Up

Date: 
Repeats every month until Mon Oct 10 2011 .
October 6, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Infinitea Teahouse
112 East Grand Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

We're going public this month for the first time by holding our October meet-up at the Infinitea Teahouse! This month's notable attendees will be Eau Claire City Council member, Dana Wachs, as well as Eau Claire County Board member, John DeRosier, who are considering sponsoring a resolutions in support of reversing the Supreme Court's "Citizens United v. FEC" decision.

Come share how unlimited/undisclosed corporate influence of our elections has made an impact on the issues that you care about! We'll need your input as we propose, discuss, and vote on local resolutions to pass.

Event Contact
First Name: 
Kyle
Last Name: 
Butz
Email: 
butzk@uwec.edu
Phone: 
608-712-8891
Address: 
427 Putnam Drive, Eau Claire, WI, 54701

DC: A People's Uprising: From Madison to DC

Date: 
September 18, 2011 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Busboys and Poets at 5th and K
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC

Bringing the inspiration of the Wisconsin protest wave -- from the occupation of the state's capitol to the recent national Democracy Convention in Madison -- to the planned October 2011 occupation of Freedom Plaza in D.C.: 

 

Democracy Convention 2011

Date: 
August 24, 2011 - 9:00am - August 28, 2011 - 5:00pm

Location

Madison, WI 53703

WI State CapitolFrom August 24th to August 28, 2011 over 1200 people from around the country covened in Madison for a Democracy Convention designed to further the growing nationwide Democracy Movmeent.  This event, sponsored by the Liberty Tree Foundation (which also sponsors the Wisconsin Wave) gave participants and organizers alike the skills to return to their communities and fight for Democracy where it matters most -- in our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our governm

Don't let the recall elections be stolen! (Round 1)

Date: 
August 9, 2011 - 7:00am - 8:00pm

Location

Throughout the state WI

This August the Wave, in partnership with the Election Defense Alliance, is running an independent, non-partisan campaign to identify and expose serious election violations.

To do this we are recruiting volunteers to conduct "citizen exit polls" on August 9th and August 16th outside of polling locations throughout the recall districts. These polls are then compared to the officially announced ward totals, with major discrepancies providing the evidence needed to demand a hand recount (which is the only way to know whether or not an election involving computerized vote tallying was not stolen!) . This technique has proven extremely effective in other states, but needs maximum participation to work effectively!

MAY 14: ‘Don’t You Dare’ Rally: Wisconsin rejects this budget

Date: 
May 14, 2011 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location

Wisconsin State Capitol Madison, WI

Walker and legislative allies plan to bypass courts, jam rights-stripping measures through with their budget proposal!

Counterprotest the Corporate Puppets: Dump Tea! Dump Palin!

Date: 
April 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Location

Capitol Square, State Street Corner
State Street and North Caroll Street
Madison, WI

Come one, come all, hear the call to . . .
DUMP TEA! DUMP PALIN!
Speakers and Music TBA…as confirmed.
MC's John "Sly" Sylvester and Sarah Manski.

NOON, SATURDAY, APRIL 16th
WI STATE CAPITOL
Change: STATE STREET CORNER

Please share widely. The puppets are coming, the puppets are coming! Corporate puppets Sarah Palin and "Americans" for "Prosperity" are rallying at our Wisconsin State Capitol on 4/16. For more information:http://www.danegop.org/latestnews.aspx

Wisconsin People's Assembly

Date: 
April 9, 2011 - 12:00pm - April 10, 2011 - 6:30pm

Location

State Capitol, MATC Downtown, and O'Keefe Middle School Madison, WI 53703

They have their house. It's time we built our own house. It's time for the . . .

Register now for the Wisconsin People's Assembly
 
WISCONSIN PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
Noon, Saturday, April 9th to 6:30pm, Sunday, April 10th
 
   For the full schedule and locations, including speakers and workshop subjects, see: http://wisconsinwave.org/full-schedule-wisconsin-peoples-assembly
 
 
   ~ Saturday, April 9th ~
   12:00pm-2:00pm RALLY AT STATE CAPITOL: Ride the Wave Back to the Capitol!
   2:00pm-3:00pm MARCH TO WMC: Take Wisconsin Back from the Corporate Interests!
   4:00pm Registration Opens at Georgia O'Keefe Middle School, 510 South Thornton Ave., Madison
   5:00pm & 7:00pm MAJOR PANELS at Georgia O'Keefe Middle School:
       5pm UNDERSTANDING AUSTERITY: Wisconsin in a global perspective
       7pm BUILDING A POPULAR MOVEMENT: Overcoming inequality & uniting us all in common cause
 
   ~ Sunday, April 10th ~
   8:30am Registration Reopens at Downtown Campus of Madison Area Technical College
   9:30am-11:00am MAJOR PANEL: DIRECT ACTION CAMPAIGNING: Achieving the Will of the People when government closes its doors 
   11:30am-1:00pm WORKSHOPS
   1:00-2:30pm Lunch Break
   2:30pm-4:00pm WORKSHOPS
   4:30pm-6:30pm MAJOR PANEL: DEMAND DEMOCRACY: Democratizing our elections, economy, budget process, and constitutions 
 
   For the full schedule and locations, including speakers and workshop subjects, see: http://wisconsinwave.org/full-schedule-wisconsin-peoples-assembly

 

Event Contact
First Name: 
Adam
Last Name: 
Porton
Phone: 
6082571606

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: "We the Corporations?" Life & Law in the U.S.A. after Citizens United v. FEC

Date: 
April 16, 2010 (All day)

Location

University of Wisconsin Law School
975 Bascom Mall Room 5240
Madison, WI 53706

On January 21st, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. An avalanche of criticism from grassroots organizations, members of Congress, and the President of the United States followed. Hundreds of thousands of Americans signed motions calling for action to overrule the Court -- including amendments to the U.S. Constitution.