2015 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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We would like to thank Vicki Solomon-McClain for the videos. Check Vicki's Youtube channel for more interesting content.

Wednesday, December 9th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Gerrymandering

 

What is the Problem

and

What can be Done?

 

Speaker:

  • Rep. Frederick Kessler
    • Assembly District 12 (D - Milwaukee)
    • Wisconsin State Journal article on gerrymandering.
    • From Rep.Kessler, "We no longer have any congressional districts that are competitive in the state of Wisconsin," said Democratic state Rep. Fred Kessler, a former judge who has worked on redistricting issues in Wisconsin and other states since the 1960s. "Here we've had the politicians choosing the voters, rather than the voters choosing the politicians."
    • The Republican-friendly maps drawn by the Legislature in 2011 can explain how the GOP was able to make gains in the 2012 election at the same time President Barack Obama carried the state by nearly 7 points. Despite the statewide win, Republican Mitt Romney carried five of the state's eight U.S. House districts, 17 of 33 state Senate districts and 56 of 99 state Assembly districts..

 

 

Video of Forum!

Wednesday, November 11th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Democracy Under

Attack:

GAB, John Doe and Campaign Finance

“The GOP is fast-tracking several damaging, partisan measures. One will destroy the non-partisan Government Accountability Board (GAB). Another will deregulate Wisconsin campaign finance law and allow unlimited money – most of it secret – to flood our elections.”

 

Speaker:

 

 

Video of Forum!

Wednesday, October 14th

 

 

Video of Forum!

Wednesday, September 9th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Clean Energy

 

 

Speaker:

  • Rep. Katrina Shankland
    • Rep for WI Assembly District 71.
    • Dist. 71 map.
    • Katrina's webpage.
    • She is the Assistant Minority Leade
    • Serves on the Committee on Natural Resources and sporting heritage.
    • Community organizer who has had extensive involvement with renewable energy projects

 

 

Video of Forum!

Wednesday, Aug. 12,2015

Rock County Progressives Invite You to

Our 4th Annual:

 

Pot Luck Picinic

 

 

Celebrating

 

Progressive Values

 

Speakers:

  • Rep. Andy Jorgensen
    • State Assembly rep. for 43th dist.
    • The 43rd includes Milton, Whitewater, Edgerton, the town of Koshkonong, Sumner, and Albion township.
    • One of our best Pogressive represenatives
    • Andy's web page
  • Cassie Steiner of:
    • The Sierra Club
    • Madison 350.org
    • the WI States Energy Alliance

 

Music by:

  • The "Bulk Bin Band"
    • With  Aaron Aegerter (formerly of the Forward Marching Band)

 

Schedule:

  • 6-7 PM Potluck Picinic
    • Brats, natural & veggie provided
    • Natural soda provided
  • 7-9 PM Entertainment & Speakers

 

Location:

  • Riverside Park
    • North Pavilion
    • Janesville, WI.

 

Wednesday, July 8th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Matt Rothschild

on the

Wisconsin

Democracy

Campaign

 

 

FYI:

  • The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign website
  • This is the first time we've had Matt since he's was named director of the WDC, a position formerly held by Mike McCabe
  • The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is a homegrown network of citizens fighting government corruption and working for fair elections, judicial integrity, media democracy, and open and transparent government. The Democracy Campaign pursues these objectives through research, citizen education, community outreach, coalition building and direct advocacy.
  • WDC was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit, independent coalition of individuals and groups responding to the growing dominance of special interest money in the campaigns of state lawmakers. The Democracy Campaign is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and gifts to WDC are fully tax deductible.
  • “Rothschild was the longtime editor and publisher of The Progressive magazine, where campaign finance reform, clean elections and real democracy have been priorities since the days of the publication’s founder Fighting Bob La Follette.”

Wednesday, June 10th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

Why

Community Radio

Matters...

 

WADR-LP

comes to

Janesville

 

WADR-LP (103.5 LPFM),

community radio in Janesville, Wisconsin...

is scheduled to begin broadcasting at 103.5 FM in mid-June. Located at 321 E Milwaukee Street in Janesville the station can already be heard broadcasting music and original local programming 24 hours a day 7 days a week at www.JanesvilleCommunityRadio.com, or by downloading its app on iTunes or through Google Play. Janesville Community Radio, Inc. is currently in the process of applying for a 501 c(3) non profit status.

 

Speakers:

  • Yuri Rashkin
    • President Janesville Community Radio
    • Host of Discover Janesville on JCR
    • Talk Show Host at WORT
    • Associate Lecturer UWW in Communication
    • Former Janesville City Councilman
  • Judith Detert-Moriarty
    • JCR board member
    • former Instructor Blackhawk Technical College
    • Former Owner/Artist Art Graphica
    • Active in the Rock County Pipeline Awareness Network
    • One of the most active Solidarity Singers
  • also Current Podcasters!

Wednesday, May 6th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Update

on

Congress

 

Speaker:

 

 

Video of Forum!

Wednesday, April 8th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Impact

of the

Proposed

State Budget

 

Speaker:

  • Andy Jorgensen
    • State Assembly rep. for 43th dist.
    • The 43rd includes Milton, Whitewater, Edgerton, the town of Koshkonong, Sumner, and Albion township.
    • One of our best Pogressive represenatives
    • Andy's web page

 

 

Video of Forum!

Wednesday, March 18th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Prison Reform

in

Wisconsin

 

Speaker:

  • Ruth Kolpack
    • Pres. of Justice Overcoming Borders (JOB)
    • Recent article
  • Rep. Mark Spreitzer
    • WI Assembly District 45 (D - Beloit)

 

 

Video of Forum!

Wednesday, February 18th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Save the UW

 

How budget cuts will

damage the UW System

and what can be done

 

Speaker:

  • Nikki Mandell
    • UW-Whitewater, historian of labor
  • Brandi Grayson
    • From the Young Gifted & Black Coalition

 

 

Video of Forum!

Wednesday, January 21st

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

The

Right to Work

For Less

 

Speaker:

  • Sly’ Sylvester
Sly

 

 

Video of Forum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson
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.

For website information or to report problems contact: Zuberson Web