Action Alert

Voter Outreach Opportunities

The League of Women Voters of Dane County has joined with the Dane County NAACP to form the Dane County Voter ID Coalition. [but includes areas beyond Dane County] The mission of the Coalition is to educate voters about the requirement to show a voter photo ID to receive a ballot on Election Day or when voting absentee. A specific goal is to identify voters who may not have an acceptable voter photo ID, and to arrange for direct assistance to those voters who may need help obtaining one.  The Coalition is exploring 3 approaches:

Some Other Ways to Get Involved with Racial Justice Efforts in the greater Madison community

Freedom Inc is working to end of violence against women, gender-non-conforming and transgender folks, and children within communities of color by challenging the root causes of violence, poverty, racism and discrimination.  http://freedom-inc.org/  

 

Poet Austin Smith leads ‘Poetry of the Land, Oct 14

Wed Oct 14 7 – 8 pm Author, poet Austin Smith leads ‘Poetry of the Land; -  Sinsinawa Mound Center. Join us via Zoom. John Keats wrote that “the poetry of earth is never dead,” and, indeed, from “The Georgics” of Virgil, with its sections on animal husbandry and beekeeping, to more contemporary poems by Wendell Berry and Maurice Manning, the land has always been a fertile subject for poets to celebrate and mourn. We’ll read and consider four poems by Wendell Berry, Joanna Klink, Jared Carer, and Marianne Boruch.

March for Medicaid! - Oct 4th

We are facing a crisis within a crisis. Since healthcare is treated as something to make money from and not a fundamental right for everyone, we drown in hospital bills as we get sicker while a few get richer. And with the pandemic, over 5 million people lost their healthcare coverage. These are layered upon a deeper and permanent crisis that has already been afflicting our communities - with 140 million poor or near poor in the U.S. who have to choose between going hungry or going to the doctor, between paying rent or school loans.

Fly Kites not Fighter Jets – Sat, Oct 3 (rain date Oct 10)

Join Safe Skies Clean Water for our First Annual

Kites not Fighter Jets

All Day – Sat, Oct 3 (rain date October 10)

Kite fly across Madison and beyond.

Reclaim our public spaces for peaceful enjoyment.
1. Decorate your kite.
2. Fly your kite at any park or other open space.
3. Send us a picture of your kite and you having fun that day, to be put on social media and website.

Book discussion featuring Louise Erdrich's work, Oct 7 and Oct 21

Mon Oct 7th   and 21st - 7 – 8 pm. On-line Book Discussion features Ojibwe storyteller Louise Erdrich’s work. SINSINAWA, Wis.—“The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” is the featured book for the next Book Discussion sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center. Join Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada via Zoom .

KOREA PEACE NOW!, Oct 8

Tues Oct 8th 7 pm  KOREA PEACE NOW! Peace Action of WI Zoom Meeting   Update from the Korea Peace Network by National Peace Action’s Kevin Martin and UWM Professor Nan Kim of Women Cross DMZ  The Korea Peace Network, coordinated by Peace Action President Kevin Martin, is a network comprised of peace, social justice, human rights, faith, veterans and Korean-American groups and individuals advocating peace on the Korean peninsula.

Virtual Trick or Trot 2020 with GSAFE, Oct 11

Oct 11 Sunday Virtual Trick or Trot 2020 with GSAFE. 80s vs 90s is our theme, and you get to choose which decade you'll represent!

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