Politics


WE ARE ONE RALLY

President Trump is coming to Duluth for a campaign rally on June 20th. The progressive community is organizing several alternative events. It is the Northland's turn to stand up for justice and show the world that we DO care about people everywhere. A HUGE TURNOUT will show the Northland rejects Trump' mean-spirited agenda!!1) Soulstice: A Celebration of Peace, Love and DemocracyDate: Wednesday, June 20, 2018Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PMPlace: Leif Erikson Park, Duluth (11th Ave E. & London Rd)This is a free outdoor concert and a rallying call for democra...

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POP-UP GROUPS FIX OUR BROKEN POLITICS

Women Supporting Women
Pop-up groups also known as grassroots groups are showing up in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio and North Carolina. Women from the ages of 30 to 70 are saying Enough is Enough to current politics. They are organizing at the local level and running for political office.The media outlets have just recently mentioned this new energy not in the rural or urban areas but in suburbs of Middle America. Since the election of Trump, women new to politics are forming groups. This is no leftist Tea Party or a repeat of Sanders versus Clinton. This is a new movement.The women are ...

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NANCY MACLEAN’S DIRE WARNING

By Wisconsin Democracy CampaignOur democracy is at a “historic turning point,” said Nancy MacLean, the author of “Democracy in Chains,” on May 3 in Madison, where she was the keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign’s annual celebration.The Duke University historian likened our current situation to two other perilous periods in U.S. history: the Civil War and the 1930s. In both those periods, she said, “the property supremacists” were trying to prevail over the advocates of democracy.Today, the Koch Brothers and their big-donor network ...

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Protect Workers

We are calling on politicians in Madison to immediately take up a number of pro-worker bills designed to boost wages, promote pay equity, ensure fair scheduling and protect retirement security.The Legislature should hold an immediate vote on bills that protect Wisconsin’s workers and move our working families forward. A number bills, outlined below, that support and uplift working families have languished in committees since their introduction. Now is the time for these bills to receive a vote.The Fair Scheduling Act (AB 866)Authors: Rep. Hebl (D-Sun Prairie) ...

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I WAS WRONG ABOUT THE RURAL URBAN DIVIDE

By Sarah van Gelder, YES magazineI thought I knew something about Wisconsin politics. I assumed the state was neatly divided between blue cities, like Madison and Milwaukee, and solidly red rural areas that twice elected Governor Scott Walker, one of the nation’s most right-wing governors, and went for Donald Trump in 2016.Turns out there’s a lot I didn’t know. And the assumptions and stereotypes that I—and many others—hold are dividing us and harming our chances of building powerful coalitions across rural–urban divide.In early February, I visited ...

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Tenth Annual Wisconsin Grassroots Festival

TENTH ANNUAL WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVALMarch 24, 2018Registration 8:00 / Event 9:00 To 4:45 Wisconsin Heights High School10173 US Highway 14 / Mazomanie, WISuggested $25 Donation / Lunch IncludedPeople Organizing for SolutionsSPEAKERSLisa GravesJohn NicholsMatt RothschildMark PocanLUNCH TIME SPEAKERSenator Tammy Baldwin21 BREAKOUT SESSIONS A Progressive Agenda for Criminal Justice ReformCoalition-Building in the Democratic Party of WisconsinEditorial Cartooning: Breaking Through The Noise With Pen, Brush & AttitudeElders/Reti...

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Protect Workers

We are calling on politicians in Madison to immediately take up a number of pro-worker bills designed to boost wages, promote pay equity, ensure fair scheduling and protect retirement security.The Legislature should hold an immediate vote on bills that protect Wisconsin’s workers and move our working families forward. A number bills, outlined below, that support and uplift working families have languished in committees since their introduction. Now is the time for these bills to receive a vote.The Fair Scheduling Act (AB 866)Authors: Rep. Hebl (D-Sun Prairie) ...

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I WAS WRONG ABOUT THE RUAL URBAN DIVIDE

By Sarah van Gelder, YES magazineI thought I knew something about Wisconsin politics. I assumed the state was neatly divided between blue cities, like Madison and Milwaukee, and solidly red rural areas that twice elected Governor Scott Walker, one of the nation’s most right-wing governors, and went for Donald Trump in 2016.Turns out there’s a lot I didn’t know. And the assumptions and stereotypes that I—and many others—hold are dividing us and harming our chances of building powerful coalitions across rural–urban divide.In early February, I visited ...

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Tenth Annual Wisconsin Grassroots Festival

TENTH ANNUALWISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVALMarch 24, 2018Registration 8:00 / Event 9:00 To 4:45            Wisconsin Heights High School10173 US Highway 14 / Mazomanie, WISuggested $25 Donation / Lunch IncludedPeople Organizing for SolutionsSPEAKERSLisa GravesJohn NicholsMatt RothschildMark PocanLUNCH TIME SPEAKERSenator Tammy Baldwin21 BREAKOUT SESSIONS  A Progressive Agenda for Criminal Justice ReformCoalition-Building in the Democratic Party of WisconsinEditorial Cartooning: Breaking Through The Noise With Pen, Brush ...

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CONFOUNDS THE SCIENCE

LYRICS to CONFOUNDS THE SCIENCE(Written by Don Caron – Music by Simon & Garfunkel)Hello darkness my old friend.It’s time for him to tweet again,but first he’ll have to check in with fox news‘cause that’s the only place he gets his clues.That’s how things get planted in his brain,where they remain,and it confounds the science.The problem is he’s not alone.He tweets to people on his phonethat global warming is a giant hoaxperpetuated by the liberal folks,and he hires people that all think the same,that play his gameand it ...

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