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Plan to attend the
In Dodgeville, Lancaster, Madison
Week of June 24

BIG CROWDS ARE NEEDED THE WEEK OF JUNE 24 at the final Public Service Commission Hearings in Dodgeville, Lancaster and Madison.  (See dates and details below.)    So many people have been working HARD to stop the unneeded, expensive, and obtrusive American Transmission Company (ATC) power lines threatening to slice through the beautiful landscape of southwest Wisconsin.   Everyone in opposition is needed the week of June 24 to make a huge impression at the final hearings of the Public Service Commission.   Let the commissioners know that the public is seriously in opposition.  Hearings schedule -- Bring friends and neighbors:
•    In LANCASTER -- Tues., June 25, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., 916 E. Elm Street
•    In MADISON, Wed., June 26, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Public Service Commission, 4822 Madison Yards Way
•    In DODGEVILLE, Thurs., June 27, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Dodger Bowl, 318 King St.
For more information, go to DriftlessDefenders.com.

MON., JUNE 10, 5:30 TO 7:30 p.m. (Platteville) A CELEBRATION OF WISCONSIN’S PASSAGE OF 19TH AMENDMENT:  Woman’s Right to Vote    Here’s a great event to celebrate.   Join the festivities at the Roundtree Gallery, 120 W. Main Street in Platteville.   Event sponsored by Grant County Dems.

SAT., JUNE 22, 2 p.m.  (Mt. Horeb) FREE SHOWING OF LOS LECHEROS (The Dairy Farmer), a powerful documentary film of the importance of immigrants in the Wisconsin dairy industry – and their struggles   Wisconsin’s $43 billion dairy industry and its majority immigrant workforce share an intertwined fate.  Join the Driftless Historium and the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society to watch, listen and discuss the film.  This is a Big Deal – economically, emotionally and historically.  Let’s talk about it!   LOCATION:  Driftless Historium Museum, 100 S. 2nd Street in Mt. Horeb. THIS EVENT IS A KICK OFF FOR THE DRIFTLESS HISTORIUM MUSEUM ON-GOING EXHIBIT entitled Immigrants of Wisconsin:  Yesterday and Today, part of its 2019 Special Program and Exhibits Series.

REMINDER: -- Wed., June 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Dodgeville) DRINKING LIBERALLY group.  Join the fun at Dukes’ Brew Pub, 105 Chapel Street in Dodgeville.   Drop by anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Jubie Simonson at [email protected] or Michelle Godez at [email protected].

CCFC Spring AuctionSun., June 30, 10:30 to 3 p.m., (Ridgeway)
The Uplands Watershed Group and the Pecatonica Pride Watershed Association invite you to learn on-site about the power of growing small grains – wheat, barley, oats, rye.  Great speakers will talk about how and why it’s done and how to get involved in this burgeoning local grain economy.  Plus enjoy a free lunch together at the Meadowlark Farm, 3036 Ridgevue Road, Ridgeway (Ext 52 from Hwy 18/151.) To register. click here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-grain-to-plate-small-grains-field-day-and-free-lunch-tickets-60710131638     For info:  Margaret Krome 608-628-2503 or Halee Wipking, Meadowlark Farm 608-636-6794.  

Because were all forever earthboundFRI., JUNE 28, 7:30 P.M. (Baraboo) AUTHOR CHUCK TENNESSEN TO TALK ABOUT his book “Because We’re All Forever Earthbound” Noted Wisconsin author Jerry Apps reports Tennessen’s new book “includes snippets of wisdom…designed to invoke thought about this good earth and what is happening to it.”  Chuck Tennessen is a long-time member of Grassroots.  LOCATION:  The Village Booksmith, 526 Oak Street in Baraboo.  Buy the book at Little Creek Press bookstore  http://littlecreekpress.com/bookstore/because-we-are-all-forever-earthbound/  and on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1942586582/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=chuck+tennessen&qid=1553704830&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spell

Write your representativeWednesdays, 9:30 a.m. (Dodgeville and Mineral Point) IOWA COUNTY POSTCARD WRITERS This dedicated group of concerned folks meets all summer on Wednesday mornings to write postcards, have great conversations and take action.  The group rotates weekly between coffee shops in Dodgeville and Mineral Point.  JOIN THEM.   Here’s their summer schedule. June 12 at the Gray Dog in Mineral Point; June 19 at the Cooks Room in Dodgeville; June 26 at Pointer Cafe in Mineral Point; July 3 at the Cobblestone in Dodgeville; July 10 at the Gray Dog in Mineral Point; July 17 at the Cooks Room in Dodgeville; July 24 at the Pointer Café in Mineral Point; July 31 at the Cobblestone in Dodgeville; August 7 at the Gray Dog in Mineral Point; August 14 at the Cooks Room in Dodgeville; August 21 at Pointer Café in Mineral Point; August 28 at the Cobblestone in Dodgeville.  For information contact Christine Tsubokura at [email protected].  

Base Camp Cafe
Monday mornings at 10 a.m.  MAZO MUDDLERS MEET at Base Camp Café
at 18 Brodhead in Mazomanie.   They write postcards and participate in other political action.
For further info contact [email protected]


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, June 8th, 11 a.m. (Dodgeville) MONTHLY MEETING OF SUSTAIN IOWA COUNTY AND CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY If you are deeply concerned about climate change and sustainability issues, please consider checking this group out at their next meeting – to be held Sat., June 8 at 11 a.m. at the Country Kitchen, 1202 N. Johns Street in Dodgeville. They are making things happen on the local, state and national levels. For more info, email 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., Jun 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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