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Cardinal Hickory Creek Transmission LineFriday, Jan. 4, DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE CARDINAL-HICKORY CREEK TRANSMISSION LINE   From now until Jan. 4 is your chance to submit your written comments about the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line to the Wisc. Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR).   This is the first of three vital phases of the PSC Review Period.

Make your letter personal.  Introduce yourself, explain your connection to the transmission lines and describe how they will impact you.  For more specific information about how to write the most effective letter, contact one of the following:

The PSC and DNR prefer to receive the letter electronically.  Send to:
Or via snail mail to: Wisconsin Public Service Commission
                                Attention:  Akanksha Craft
                                4822 Madison Yards Way
                                Madison, WI 53705
Tuesday, January 2, LOCAL DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY PAPERS DUE   January 2 is the deadline for submitting your declaration of candidacy papers for local school boards and other local offices.   Contact your county clerk, town clerk or school district for specific information as to which positions will be open in 2019 and how to apply to get on the April ballot.   Town boards hold their caucuses in January.  For specifics, contact your own town clerk.  Learn more here: https://elections.wi.gov/candidates/local/non-partisan

Wed. Nov. 28th, 9:30 a.m. at Gary Dog Deli (215 High St., Mineral Point) IT’S GROWING!   Members of the weekly post card group write, laugh, rail about what’s going on in Washington D.C. and Madison – and take action!    The group is GROWING.  They meet every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.   Come and see what’s going on!  Turns out there are thousands of groups like them throughout the country trying to make a difference.   For more info, contact Laura Cisler at [email protected], Susan Van Sicklen at [email protected] or Caron Swindal at [email protected].   Future Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. schedule include: Nov. 28th, Gray Dog Deli (215 High Street, Mineral Point); Dec. 5th, Cook's Room (138 North Iowa Street, Dodgeville); Dec. 12th, Pointer Cafe (809 Ridge St., Mineral Point); Dec. 19th, Cobblestone Coffee House (239 N Iowa St, Dodgeville).

OUR GRASSROOTS CITIZENS SUSTAIN IOWA COUNTY group works at the local, state and national levels on climate change and environment issues. To get involved, contact Chuck Tennessen at [email protected]

Saturday, Dec. 8, 11:00 AM (Mineral Point) MONTHLY MEETING OF CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY. Sustain Iowa County & Citizens' Climate Lobby monthly meeting will be at the Country Kitchen, Dodgeville. Want to know more?   For more info, contact Chuck Tennessen at [email protected] 

OUR GRASSROOTS CITIZENS FOR PEACE organizes forums and cultural events to encourage dialogue about critical peace and justice issues.
For more info, contact Bryan Walton at [email protected]

NEW:  NEW ACTION GROUP TAKING SHAPE IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY   Our Lafayette County neighbors liked what they saw at recent gatherings of the Action Iowa County team so are now launching their own group called Informed Lafayette Action (ILA).  For more information about the group call Ray Spellman at 608-776-2832 or email him at [email protected]

OUR GRASSROOTS CITIZENS Immigration team is working to educate and achieve a better understanding of immigration issues in our area. To get involved, contact Shirley Barnes at [email protected]

Multicultural outreach programBECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR THE MULTI CULTURAL OUTREACH PROGRAM (MCOP)  The MultiCultural Outreach Program needs volunteers to welcome our immigrant neighbors in various ways – from teaching English as a Second Language (free training offered) to supplying much needed transportation for immigrant workers and their families who are not permitted to have drivers licenses.   Here’s how you can help address the immigration issue right here at home – by welcoming those who are hard-working employees on our dairy farms, cheese factories and small businesses.  Contact Nereida Burkard at 608-642-1753 or [email protected] for more information as to how you can help.

OUR GRASSROOTS Health Care Task Force has been working since 2008 to insure everyone receives quality, affordable health care. To get involved, contact Earl Barnes at [email protected]

Other Community Events

Tues., Dec., 18th, 6-8 p.m. (Dodgeville) IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETS in regular session at the Health and Human Services Building, 303 W. Chapel Street. When it becomes available, the agenda will be posted at on the "Meetings" calendar at http://www.iowacounty.org/

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THE GRASSROOTS GAZETTE (produced by the Grassroots Citizens of Wisconsin) is the email communications tool that links emerging political action groups throughout Southwest Wisconsin – including Action Iowa County, SWWAP of Mt. Horeb, River Valley DAWN group, Richland County DAWN group, Green County Indivisible, Sustain Iowa County and Iowa County Citizens for Peace & Justice.  Other groups interested in joining can contact [email protected].

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