Election Day!
Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Election Day!

It's Election Day! Please vote Kelly Danner for Dane County Supervisor, District 11. Don't forget to read up on your Madison Metropolitan School District School Board candidates, and vote for your next Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice.

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All Madison High Schools Walkout to Demand Gun Control
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

All Madison High Schools Walkout to Demand Gun Control

"On March 14th, students nationwide will be standing up, together, and walking out of schools in solidarity with victims of gun violence across the United States, particularly in response to the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. 
The normalization of such events must end. So long as our generation feels unsafe in our schools, we will not be silent. 

We demand sensible restrictions on objects designed with the sole intent of delivering death. The “thoughts and prayers” of politicians whose pockets bulge from the unregulated sale of assault rifles and bump stocks will not suffice. We will not stop until action is taken.

We have the ability to enact tangible change so let’s not let it go to waste.

On March 14th, we will march to the Wisconsin State Capitol building to voice our demands. Before entering, we will gather outside of the Capitol as students and guest speakers address the crowd and the public. 

Representatives from Madison East, LaFollette, West, and Memorial High Schools have been working together to ensure that things run smoothly (and we hope to include those from other schools as well). However, we can use all the help we can get, and a great way to help push this movement is to educate ourselves and those around us. Let’s show the world that we know what we’re talking about."
 

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Primary Day!
Feb
20
7:00 AM07:00

Primary Day!

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If you haven't already voted early, make sure you head to your polling location TODAY and vote for me, Kelly Danner, for District 11 County Board Supervisor. Not sure where to vote or if you have the correct documentation? Head to www.myvote.wi.gov

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Feb
16
7:00 AM07:00

Meet and Greet

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Please join me for an early morning coffee and conversation at the lovely, locally owned EVP Coffee at Sequoya Commons. I'll be there from 7am - 9am. After our conversation, you can head right over to Sequoya Library and vote as early as 9am!

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Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Westmorland Winter Playdate

Save the Date for the Annual Westmorland Winter Playdate. Bring your families out for this annual event to enjoy skating, sledding, eating, and visiting with neighbors. We hope to bring back snowshoes and tunes from our neighborhood DJ! We need volunteers to help.

Please email Caroline German at carolinemgerman@gmail.com or Dawn Liska-Tollefson at ddliska@gmail.com if you can contribute time or goodies.

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ESP Gubernatorial Forum
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

ESP Gubernatorial Forum

East Side Progressives to host Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday Jan 28th, 2018, 6:30pm
WHERE: La Follette High School (auditorium)

Leading Democratic primary candidates have been invited to share their views on the state of the State, answer questions, and interact with the public. Candidates in attendance will be Tony Evers, Matt Flynn, Andy Gronik, Mike McCabe, Mahlon Mitchell, Kendall Roys, Paul Soglin, Kathleen Vinehout, & Dana Wachs.

Free parking in the La Follette parking lot off Pflaum Rd.; please use the Activities door across from the parking lot.

Seating will be limited; doors open at 6:00 and will be CLOSED at 6:30 when the program begins. Many thanks to La Follette HS and MSCS for their hospitality.

Questions will be prepared in advance by the planning committee. If you have an area of
concern, please email your question for consideration to: 
madisonprogressives@gmail.com

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Match Maker Breakfast and Program - Big Brothers Big Sisters
Jan
23
7:30 AM07:30

Match Maker Breakfast and Program - Big Brothers Big Sisters

Have you considered becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister?  Maybe you want to learn how you can help introduce one of the 240 waiting Littles to a Big? Join us at our annual Match Maker Breakfast to learn how a one-to-one mentoring relationship is proven to have a long lasting impact on a child’s life. Hear from Bigs and Littles whose lives have changed thanks to the power of mentoring. You too can make a difference by becoming a Big or help introduce a Big to a Little by joining our Match Maker Club. As a Match Maker you can make a new match every month and will receive a monthly update on the match your gift made possible. Start making matches today!

Interested in joining becoming a Match Maker or want to learn more about our program? Attend our FREE Match Maker Breakfast!

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MLK Day Celebration
Jan
15
5:30 PM17:30

MLK Day Celebration

The King Coalition has coordinated the official City of Madison and Dane County Observance of the King Holiday since 1985. The Coalition aims to bring people from all walks of life together in the spirit of true brotherhood and sisterhood to commemorate the life and accomplishments of this renowned leader of the civil rights movement. This and other King Coalition events encourage the people of Dane County to reaffirm their commitment to building a just community out of our racial, religious and economic diversity.

The Madison/Dane County King Coalition is pleased to announce that the 33rd Annual City of Madison & Dane County observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday will feature Frank A. Humphrey as the keynote speaker. Mr. Humphrey is currently the President of the NAACP Wisconsin, and he has served the organization in countless capacities – including as a member of the National Board – for 40 years. In addition to Mr. Humphrey’s keynote speech, the event will feature presentation of the Madison-Dane County Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and City of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin; performance by the MLKCommunity Choir led by Leotha and Tamera Stanley; Freedom Sing-in in the Overture Rotunda; a spoken work performance by Cedric Dale Hoard; and more. Karen Menéndez Coller will serve as the MC.

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Dane County Youth Assessment Presentation
Jan
10
4:00 PM16:00

Dane County Youth Assessment Presentation

Boston University researchers Dr. Melissa K. Holt and Katie Parodi will synthesize findings from the research literature on youth anxiety and exposure to violence, with particular attention to bias-based harassment. Further, results from their research including the Dane County Youth Assessment will be integrated into the presentation. Questions throughout are encouraged.

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United Way Community Celebration
Nov
16
4:30 PM16:30

United Way Community Celebration

Join us to celebrate the success of our community and learn how your generosity is shaping Dane County’s tomorrow. This year’s event will once again include a dedicated time for networking with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live music. This event is free and open to everyone so feel free to bring along your friends, family and colleagues.

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Campaign Kick-Off!
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Campaign Kick-Off!

Join us for a campaign 'kick-off' on November 4th. We'll be knocking doors earlier in the day, and then starting at 3pm we'll have a happy hour with beer, wine and snacks at our home. Note: You don't have to knock doors to join the party at 3pm :)

We live in one of the historic Lustron homes in Madison - they're made of porcelain enameled steel, manufactured immediately after WWII. You can put magnets up on any wall, and also write in dry erase on them! We'll have a wall where you can write your biggest concerns for Dane County.

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If you'd like to join us for canvassing, shoot me an email at kellyndanner@gmail.com. It'll be fun - I promise!

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Final City Budget Listening Session

Addressing Safety, Equity and Opportunity Issues in 2018 Budget

Through a series of 2018 budget listening sessions, we want to hear from as many of our constituents as possible. We hope to hear from people how they believe our city can and should be prioritizing, safety, equity and opportunity for all residents. We look forward to a robust discussion through this budget process and to collaborating with our colleagues on the Madison Common Council and Dane County Board to ensure your voice is heard. The final budget listening session is scheduled for October 24 at City of Madison Fire Station 7 located at 1810 McKenna Blvd.

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