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Monday, February 04, 2013

Grassroots---get ready to rumble

FIFTH ANNUAL WISCONSIN PROGRESSIVE GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL Strengthening Our Democracy Saturday February 16, 2013 Wisconsin Heights High School, 10173 State Hwy 14, Mazomanie WI 53560 $14 Suggested Donation Includes Lunch Registration 8:30 to 9:20 9:20 am to 10:50 am Raging Grannies Welcome By Nate Timm Opening by Mark Denning of the Oneida Tribe Mike McCabe Executive Director of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Lisa Graves Executive Director of Center for Media and Democracy 10: 50am to 11:50am Section One: Defending against the Sand Mine Attack ~ Move to Amend (Fighting Money in Politics) ~ The Basics of Running for Office ~ Justice for Sale – Supreme Court Elections ~ “Messaging” Smithing Your Words Versus Speaking Your Values ~ Continuing the Conversation With Mike, Lisa & Mark ~ The Challenges of Gun Control – Dave Mahoney LUNCH: 11:50 am to 1:15pm Address by Congressman Mark Pocan 1:15pm to 2:15pm Section Two: Organizing in the Electronic Age: The Use of Databases, Websites, and Social Media ~ Demythologizing Economic Policy ~ Fighting for Retirement Security ~The Dangers of Metallic Mining ~ Making Voting Easy / Elections Fair & Accurate ~ The Iroquois Contribution to American Democracy ~ Being Heard: A Key to Finding Common Ground, and Reconnecting 2:15 to 2:30 Break 2:30pm to 3:30 pm Section: Capitalism and Freedom Revisited ~ WGN 72 County/Rural Strategy ~ Defending Against The TIF Attack ~The Grassroots Message Handbook ~ A Fairer Redistricting Plan ~ Protecting Public Education ~ Messaging through Signage 3:30 to 4:00 Closing The Old Feed Mill 114 Cramer St. Mazomanie, Social hour 4:30pm to 5:30pm ~ Dinner, 5:30pm to 7pm after the event, three dinner choices $13 (All Inclusive) or $15 with dessert For More information: (608) 220-0139, nptimm@chorus.net Or Sign Up at www.wisconsingrassroots.net Sponsored by

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