Do what you can, when you can, and know you're not alone.

Progressive women, gender nonbinary folks & male allies fighting with #TheResistance in Dane County and Madison, WI, through activism, advocacy and volunteering. 

Hello, you outstanding, omnipotent owls!

Get ready for another great week of smoldering progressive action!

From Planned Parenthood rallies to clothing swaps, there's something for everyone on this calendar!



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🌳 Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Event

When: TODAY, 9 AM - 12 PM
Where: Picnic Point, 2004 University Bay Dr

Hosted by UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve

"Help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities may include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, collecting native seed and maintaining trails. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Work is conducted off-trail on uneven ground. Groups and minors require advance notice. Canceled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning. 

Meet at UW parking lot 129 next to the entrance to Picnic Point (2004 University Bay Drive).

Contact for more information."

🍽 Community Picnic

When: TODAY, 12 PM - 5 PM
Where: Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Ct

Hosted by Open Doors for Refugees

"The 4th annual Building Community Together Picnic will once again be a fun, vibrant celebration of Madison's cultural and ethnic diversity. Meet Open Doors volunteers who participate in welcoming refugees and help celebrate and connect with refugees that call Madison home. The picnic takes place in and around the Olin Park shelter.

This is a potluck picnic with fantastic food every year. Please bring a dish to pass! Food will be served at 1 PM. ODFR will be providing utensils, drinks, and bread as well as some ethnic dishes provided by area restaurants and grocery stores."

💪🏽 First to Ratify!

When: TODAY, 12 PM - 2 PM
Where: Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 E Main St

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and the League of Women Voters of Dane County 

"The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) and the League of Women Voters of Dane County (LWVDC) are hosting a gathering at the Capitol Square on Sunday, June 23 at noon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin’s ratification of the 19th Amendment.

The program begins at noon at the Forward statue on the State Street corner of Capitol Square, featuring Joy Cardin, former Wisconsin Public Radio host, State Representatives Joan Ballweg and Melissa Sargent, and first-person interpreter Rose Stephenson portraying Ripon-born suffragist and founder of the League of Women Voters, Carrie Chapman Catt, among other presenters.

Immediately following the program, the gathered crowd will march around Capitol Square, led in song by the Raging Grannies. League members will be on hand to assist the public with voter registration. Families and friends can make a suffrage sash, enjoy free frozen vanilla custard, take a photo in the Forward statue pose, and view the Wisconsin Historical Society exhibit, The Woman’s Hour Has Struck, Wisconsin: The First State to Ratify the 19th Amendment, now on display in the Capitol."


👩🏽 Plug-in. Get Ready.

When: Monday, June 24, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: The Sylvee, 25 S Livingston St

Hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin

"Plug-in. Get Ready.
2020 is just around the corner!

Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, your “Get Ready for 2020” Host Committee, and special guests Governor Evers and Lt. Gov. Barnes for our annual supporter event on June 24th at The Sylvee.

Musical guests: REYNA!

Your $25 ticket will help fuel the way forward"

🚔 MMSD School Board Meeting

When: Monday, June 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
Where: Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Rd

Hosted by Freedom Youth Squad and Freedom Inc

"With the recent video surfacing of MPD restraining and assaulting a Black disabled MMSD student, we must show up at the school board meeting on Monday, June 24 to demand that our school district divest from the police and invest in the wellness, creativity and leadership of youth of color.

Join Freedom Youth Squad on Monday, June 24 at 6 PM, the James C. Wright Middle School."

⚖️ Advocacy Training

When: Monday, June 24, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: One Barrel Brewing Company, 2001 Atwood Ave

Hosted by RESULTS Wisconsin

"RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people who use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.

Come join us to discuss how you can better advocate for the things that you believe in. 

It'll be a fun night of learning about political advocacy work, writing letters to our representatives (hand delivered by RESULTS members!).

Learn how to develop a relationship and connect with your members of Congress and how to write and get a letter to the editor published."


✔️ Support Jill for Justice in Madison

When: Tuesday, June 25, 5 PM - 7 PM
Where: 317 N Pinckney St

NOTE: Team 19 has not yet endorsed anyone for the Supreme Court. The election will be held April 2020. 

Hosted by Jill Karofsky for Justice

"Join hosts State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, State Reps. Shelia Stubbs, Lisa Subeck, and Chris Taylor, Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne, Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney, Eve Galanter, Anthony Gray, Andy Gussert, Judy Karofsky, and Ed Wall in supporting Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court!

Host Committee information - to join, please email 

Can't make it? Please consider a donation at"


🎨 Craftivism Monthly Meetup

When: Thursday, June 27, 6 PM - 8 PM
Where: Common Ground, 2644 Branch St

Hosted by Wisconsin Women's Hive

"Every month we meet to spend some time crafting together. We learn about upcoming events and occasionally have a special guest! Crafters of all levels are invited to join us and work on whatever craft you'd like or you can learn a new one. Kids are welcome and we seek to cultivate an intergenerational community. Come out and join us for crafting or just a cup of coffee! Please post if you are interested in carpooling. "


🌳 Volunteer Restoration Workdays

When: Friday, June 28, 9 AM - 12 PM
Where: Badger Prairie County Park, 4654 Maple Grove Dr

Hosted by Dane County Parks

"We’ll be working on a variety of projects to maintain our natural areas. A top priority will be removing invasive species but opportunities may arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds. All tools and training will be provided. Wear long sleeves, pants, closed-toe shoes, bug spray of choice and bring plenty of drinking water. Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Friday June 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, Badger Prairie County Park - 4654 Maple Grove Dr. Verona (meet at Shelter #1)"


👖 Zero Waste Madison Clothing Swap

When: Saturday, June 29, 10:30 AM - 10 PM
Where: Common Ground, 2644 Branch St

Hosted by Green Life Trading Co. 

"We hope you'll come to Common Ground - Middleton on June 29th for a clothing swap! Come join us and the wider Madison community to trade things from our closets.

At the swap, you can trade the following:

  • New or gently used and clean clothes
  • New or gently used and clean shoes
  • New or gently used and clean jackets and outerwear 

You'll be able to take home as many items as you bring; we recommend bringing 5 - 10 items but you are more than welcome to bring more or less. All items should be in good condition (think of things that you would want to take home yourself!). 

You can stop by Common Ground on Friday evening from 5 - 7 PM to drop off your items in advance or drop them off starting at 10 AM on the day of the swap. From 10 - 10:30, we will sort items, and the swap will be 10:30-1. "


💌 Words of Worth

When: Sunday, June 30, 6 PM - 8 PM
Where: Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E Gorham St

Hosted by Christ Presbyterian Church and Community Immigration Law Center

"Join CPC and the Community Immigration Law Center in writing letters of support to the women, children, and families detained at the US-Mexico border."

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