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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Thursday, December 02, 2010

    Milwaukee, WI Focus

    LOCAL EVENTS: Find a list of local Milwaukee events from Urban Milwaukee by clicking here.

    Here are a couple of upcoming events of note:

    Monty Python's Spamalot comes to the Milwaukee Theatre
    Date: December 10-11, 8:00-10:30PM; (recurs on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. )
    Category: Theater & Dance: Musicals
    Venue: Milwaukee Theatre, Milwaukee

    December 11, 2010
    Santa Cycle Rampage 2010
    December 11, 2010 10:30 am Dress up as Santa and come barreling through the streets of Milwaukee spreading holiday cheer and discovering hole-in-the-wall taverns. Cafe Hollander 2608 N Downer Ave Milwaukee, WI

    Trains! Trains! Trains!
    Date: December 18, 10:00AM-5:00PM
    Category: Kids & Family
    Venue: Discovery World, Milwaukee

    Community Yoga
    Date: all December throuhg January 1, 2011 on
    Sunday 1:00PM-2:00PM
    Category: Other
    Venue: YogAsylum, Brookfield

    Spark! Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss and their Caregivers
    Date: The last Wednesday of every month between September 29, 2010 and March 30, 2011, 10:30AM-12:00AM
    Category: Art & Museum Exhibits
    Venue: Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend

    March 30, 2011
    12th Annual MANDIs
    March 30, 2011 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDIs) pay tribute to the people and organizations working tirelessly to make Milwaukee a great place to live, learn, work and grow. 5pm Awards Presentation 6:30-8pm Dinner and Celebration Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee


    Milwaukee Public Radio
    WUWM 89.7FM

    WUWM began broadcasting public service programming in 1964 on 89.7 FM. Since that time it has become Southeastern Wisconsin’s premiere source for news, information and entertainment programming

    Check out their program schedule here.

    Check out their community calendar here.

    Milwaukee’s Community Station
    1290 WMCS
    African-American owned and targeted community radio

    Check out their program schedule here.

    Check out their community calendar here.

    Blogging 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.

    Milwaukee Rising covers local issues in Milwaukee

    Milwaukee Community Journal: Wisconsin's Largest African-American Newspaper...check out their calendar of local events here.

    Watchdog Milwaukee is another local Milwaukee blog of note

    The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

    NAACP in Milwaukee:
    (414) 562-1000
    2745 N Dr Martin Luther King Dr Ste 202
    Milwaukee, WI 53212

    Democracy for America-Greater Milwaukee
    The Milwaukee affiliate of Howard Dean's Democracy for America. The Progressive Grassroots at its best.

    Sign up here for information on this group.

    And for those who like to combine social events with politics, there is Drinking Liberally Milwaukee:
    o When? Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    o Where? Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Avenue
    o Hosted by Jason Haas
    o Subscribe to the Milwaukee mailing list

    Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition

    The Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition is a group of people who are passionate about Latino health. We are health care professionals, social service professionals, community advocates, health promoters, community members and much more. Our Action Teams are working hard to address issues that affect the health of Latinos! By coming together, we can create the change that we want to see in our communities. It is our intention that this website be an interactive tool to begin this process.

    Check out their calendar of local events here.

    Click below to read more about our Action Teams:
    Immigration Action Team
    Mental Health Action Team
    Supporting the Health Promoters Action Team

    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

    Click here to stay informed.

    Click here to find how you can get involved.


    Renewable Energy Milwaukee: A renewable energy blog for greater Milwaukee, moderated by RENEW Wisconsin

    Alternative energy and YOUR energy bill: YOU can be part of the solution for America by signing up to purchase your energy through a Green Power Provider. My wife and I have been doing this in NYC for years. All our energy usage is provided through wind energy generation on American farms. So we use clean energy AND help American farmers. It costs us three cents per kilowatt-hour more per month, but we feel great about it. Although our actual energy may come from anywhere, we are paying to purchase wind energy for the energy grid. Each state has different programs available, usually through yuor existing energy provider right on your existing energy bill. To find such options in Wisconsin, go here and pick your energy provider from the list. If you need help, you can email me and tell me who you get your bill from (don't give me any other info!) and I can tell you who to contact to go green through that energy provider. Or you can do the same thing using Renewable Energy Certificates through an organization that works with utility companies, though in this case it is a separate bill. One off the cheapest (.4-1 cent per kilowatt-hour), but still e-Green certified, ways to do this is through Good Energy. Or, for about half a cent per kilowatt-hour you can purchase renewable energy certificates through Carbonfund.org. ANY of these ways you do it, you are helping the environment, helping America, and helping cut carbon emissions.



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