2013 Past Events...

We organize a free public forum, generally monthly. Join us to listen and discuss current issues with our knowledgeable speakers.

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December 11, 2013 Forum:

First Amendment Remedies



Part 1 Rep Taylor at the Forum :

Part 2 Rep Taylor at the Forum :


November 13, 2013 Forum:

Defending Wisconsin's Air and Water through Citizen Action...
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Q&A from the forum:


September 22, 2013 Forum:

Promoting a Progressive Agenda



Mark Pocan at the Forum:


Aug. 14, 2013 Picnic Forum:

Celebrating Progressive Values



Judith Detert-Moriarty at the picnic

Rep. Andy Jorgensen at the picnic


July 10, 2013 Forum:

Update from the Wisconsin Capitol



Part 1 - Peter Barca

Part 2 - Rep. Peter Barca


June 12, 2013 Forum:


Monsanto GMOs versus Sustainable Family Farms



Prof. Warren Porter's presentation

Dela Ends' presentation

All forum videos:
Part 1 Prof. Porter.
Part 2 Della Ends.
Part 3 Question & answer.


May 8, 2013 Forum:

"Media Influences"

How the Right Wing Shapes the Political Agenda


Mary Bottari




April 10, 2013 Forum:

The Impact of Walker's Budget on Education



Sen. Chris Larson

See part 2 here.


March 13, 2013 Forum:

The Importance of the Supreme Court Election
on April 2, 2013



Rep. Janis Ringhand

Lisa Subeck


Feb. 13, 2013 Forum:

Stopping the Proposed Taconite Mine
in the Penokee Range of Wisconsin



Event co-sponsor:

Sierra Club - 4 Lakes Group

The Four Lakes Group is your local branch of the Sierra Club. We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to environmental education and conservation. We are one of nine Groups in the Wisconsin John Muir Chapter.

INFO (from the Sierra Club):

The company Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) purchased the mineral rights for a vast area in northwestern Wisconsin-- 21,000 acres along 22 miles of the beautiful Penokee Range in Ashland and Iron Counties. In 2011, GTAC proposed to build what could become the largest open-pit iron-ore mine in the world (4 1/2 miles long, 1.5 miles wide and up 1,000 feet deep) to extract taconite, a type of low-grade iron ore. Although they claimed to have no interest in circumventing Wisconsin's safe-guard mining laws, they ended up working behind the scenes for months to gut the same mining laws that they supposedly were not interested in changing. AB 426 demolished environmental safeguards related to mining, eliminated public input, reduced revenues to local communities, and rushed the permit review process.


Paula Albers

Dave Blouin part 1

See Dave Blouin part 2

See Q&A section.


Jan. 9, 2013 Forum:

Wisconsin's Healthcare Exchange



See part 2 here.

Calls Us to Action

Jefferson Memorial

You can find these words of
his inside the Memorial.

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, more discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain even under the regiment of their barbarous ancestors."

         Thomas Jefferson

This mural is located in Beloit, near 500 Pleasent St., on the side of the old Ironworks building facing the Rock River.
It is a great tribute to the laborers of the 20th century.