WISCONSIN FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events
Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate - District 18 (Challenger)
Oshkosh, East Winnebago County
Jessica King lost.
Candidate for Wisconsin State House - District 22 (Open Seat)
Fox Point, River Hills, Glendale, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood
Sandy Pasch WON!
Candidate for Wisconsin State House - District 34 (Challenger)
Oneida and Vilas Counties
Paul Tubbs lost.
Candidate for Wisconsin State House - District 68 (Challenger)
Altoona, Eau Claire, Fall Creek
Kristen Dexter WON!
Candidate for Wisconsin State House - District 96 (Challenger)
Prairie du Chien, Gays Mills, Viroqua, Hillsboro
Dale Klemme lost.
Alison Page: Alison is running for the Wisconsin 10th State Senate Seat. Alison Page lost.
Tara Johnson: Tara Johnson is running for the Wisconsin 32nd State Senate seat against a right wing fanatic incumbent who voted against a bipartisan bill in the Wisconsin legislature ensuring compassion for rape victims. Unfortunately, Tara Johnson lost and rape victims are out of luck in this district.
Blogging Wisconsin: Blogging Blue covers progressive issues in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Rising covers local issues in Milwaukee
Urban Milwaukee: seeks to provide a informative and open dialogue on the issues, events, and people affecting Milwaukee’s most urban neighborhoods, and to promote urbanism within the city of Milwaukee.
Watchdog Milwaukee is another local Milwaukee blog of note
Badger Blues is a local Madison blog.
Some Stories of Interest:
Open Letter to Mayor Barrett Concerning Transit
Milwaukee Transit: The Solution
Updated restaurant inspection database
GOP Voter Fraud Hoax Gets Knocked Around. And in a related story: Friedman Rips Apart ACORN Voter Fraud Hoax
Alternative Energy in Wisconsin:
Alternative Energy Resources in Wisconsin: a short summary of alternative energy resources for Wisconsin. For more information on each technology, visit the State Energy Alternatives Technology Options page.
RENEW Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Madison, promotes clean energy strategies for powering the state's economy in an environmentally responsible manner.
Madison Peak Oil Group meets on the first Thursday of every month for a brown bag lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the lower level conference room at 222 S. Hamilton Street.
Renewable Energy Milwaukee: A renewable energy blog for greater Milwaukee, moderated by RENEW Wisconsin
PrairieFire BioFuels: a member-owned cooperative creating access and building infrastructure to support vegetable oil-based fuels sources and usage
THE MadiSUN PROGRAM: The City of Madison was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Solar America Cities Program. MadiSUN’s goal is to double to number of solar electric and hot water solar installations in the city. The City of Madison, along with Madison Gas and Electric, Focus on Energy and UW Extension will be working on this project for the next two years. A major component of the grant is to provide the community with a consultant who can help interested residents and businesses install a solar system. The consultant is on board to provide technical expertise and to answer questions regarding design, permitting and rebate programs. Contact (608) 243-0586 or solar_at_cityofmadison.com
Here are some Wisconsin Democracy for America Groups:
Democracy for Wisconsin - Madison
Meets first Wed. of each month, 7 PM, Madison, WI
Join us in building a brighter and more progressive future for our country.
For more information (including where) email: russwallac_at_aol.com or go here.
DFA Northeast Wisconsin
DFA - Northeast Wisconsin (DFA-NEW) meets the first Wednesday of each month to discuss issues, promote progressive candidates and actively work to bring democracy to the political process locally, regionally and nationally. Sign up here to get information on their meetings.
Democracy for America-Greater Milwaukee
Sign up here for information on this group.
Democracy for SE Wisconsin
Join this Yahoo Group to get information on this group.
Democracy for Stevens Point:
A group of progressive, concerned citizens in the Stevens Point, WI area who are interested in political change as described in Democracy for America, and organization originally begun by Governor Howard Dean.
Join this Yahoo Group for more info on this group.
Here are some other Wisconsin Groups and Events:
Ozaukee First Friday Forum
First Friday Forums - public affairs breakfast forums co-sponsored by MATC-Mequon, UW-Extension and the Ozaukee County Board.
Held on the first Friday of every other month from 730am to 900 am at MATC-Mequon. $5 registration fee per session.
Additional information: Sandra Webster 262-238-2205/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Milwaukee County Democratic Club:
We meet on the fourth Monday of most months, 7 PM in the Hall of Fame Room of the Pettit National Ice Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park. We look forward to seeing you there!
Petitt National Ice Center
500 S. 84th St
Milwaukee, WI, 53214
For the bicycilists in Madison, here's Critical Mass Madison:
Critical Mass is a movement (not an organization) that advocates for better transportation alternatives. Meets 5:30 PM, the last Friday of Every Month, no matter the weather. Gather where West Washington meets Capitol Square. Where the ride goes after that is decided by whoever shows up.
And for those who like to combine social events with politics, here are the Drinking Liberally Groups in Wisconsin:
* Second Thursday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm
* Kelly's Grill, 2685 Research Park Dr
* Hosted by Alice Jenson and John Mosman, fitchburg (at) drinkingliberally.org
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
* Every Tuesday, 7:00 pm onward
* Shipwrecked Restaurant & Brewery, 7791 Egg Harbor Rd (Hwy 42), Egg Harbor (village center on Hwy 42)
* ALERT! We are currently on seasonal hiatus with our next gathering in May of 2008.
* Hosted by Dick Kaiser, sisterbay (at) drinkingliberally.org