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

Hello, you wondrous justice witches!

Trick or treat, friends: It's almost time to weigh in on the future of our community. 

We're only one week away, so get pumped with some incredible progressive events!

Team 19 crew


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📢 Wisconsin Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury!

When: Mon, Oct 29, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 120 N Henry St, Madison

Hosted by Our Children's Trust

"On October 29, 2018, 21 youth will confront the federal government at the #TrialoftheCentury in open court.

They are the #youthvgov plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, and they allege that the U.S. government has knowingly violated their constitutional rights for over 50 years by contributing to climate change. They're asking for a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan. This plan would end the reign of fossil fuels and require the United States government to do its part to stop dangerous climate change for young people and all future generations.

These brave youth need your help.

Join us from the rally at the federal courthouse in Wisconsin to be a part of the #TrialoftheCentury and support these young climate warriors. Our freedom depends on a climate system that will sustain human life. Let's show the government that it has a duty to prepare and implement a Climate Recovery Plan to protect our basic and most fundamental rights!

Next planning meeting for this event will be on Monday, Oct. 22nd at 6 PM at First Unitarian Society at 900 University Bay Dr. Madison, WI.

For more information about this Rally in Madison, write to Harry at

For more information or to find the rally in a different state, visit

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✔️ Bounce to Early Vote

When: Tue, October 30, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Library Mall, Madison

Hosted by NextGen Wisconsin

"Join NextGen Wisconsin as we inform students about early voting and bounce around on an INFLATABLE BOUNCE HOUSE on Library Mall.

Come for the bounce house, stay for democracy.

Find more info about voting at UW-Madison here:"

✔️Josh Kaul Happy Hour

When: Tue, October 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Harmony Bar & Grill, 2201 Atwood Ave
NOTE: Team 19 has endorsed Josh Kaul. See more of our endorsements here:

Hosted by Josh Kaul for Attorney General

"The midterm elections are right around the corner. Madison progressive leaders invite you to raise a glass to our next Attorney General, Josh Kaul, as we mobilize to Get Out The Vote!
Please join local elected officials Yogesh Chawla, Chris Taylor, Melissa Sargent, Marsha Rummel, Analiese Eicher, Heidi Wegleitner, and Scott McDonell, along with community leaders Heather Driscoll, Pam Porter, Lisa Olson, Dan Lenz, Helen Sarakinos, and Jake Vander Zanden for a happy hour reception in support of Josh Kaul, Democratic candidate for Attorney General.

Music by DJ Punjabi 5.0, light snacks provided. Get there early for a free beer while supplies last.

You can also be an event co-host with a contribution of $100 or more! Suggested donation to attend is $20.18 or a commitment to do one Get Out The Vote volunteer shift to help elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot. Pick up a yard sign as well to show your neighbors that you support Josh!

You may also RSVP for this event by emailing Kenneth at or by calling 608-709-9213."


🎃 Feminist Halloween with #Fight4HER

When: Wed, October 31, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: 1308 W Dayton St, Madison

Hosted by Population Connection Action Fund

"You know what's really spooky? Anti-choice, anti-health, anti-woman policies. This is a crucial election for reproductive health and rights. The outcome could determine the scope of repro rights for generations to come. Stop by our table to find out what you can do to make a difference and stop the ghouls and goblins in Congress."

🍻 Policy and a Pint: Shop talk and gossip about the Nov 6th election

When: Wed, October 31, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Mackesey's Irish Pub, 317 State St, Madison
Hosted by Policy and a Pint

"The US Midterms are Nov 6th.

On the ballot are US Senate, US House, WI governor, WI Senate, WI House, WI Attorney General, a referendum on marijuana, and a number of local offices like county Sheriff.

With one week to go, let's talk elections. How's the polling and should we trust polls? What are the candidates' odds? Who's running a smart campaign and who has a blind spot?

Hope to see you there!"


✔️ Vote Pro-Choice Canvass

When: Thu, Nov 1, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Michelangelo's Coffee House, 114 State St, Madison

Hosted by NARAL Wisconsin Volunteer Team

"This election is crucial to the future of reproductive healthcare locally, nationally, and abroad! Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, #Fight4HER, and NARAL Pro-Choice America as we encourage Wisconsinites to vote for pro-choice candidates on November 6th!

We will be meeting at Michaelangelos Coffee House to touch base and then will head out to canvass in pairs."

⚖️ Fundraiser for Trans Law Help Wisconsin

When: Thu, Nov 1, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Old Sugar Distillery, 931 E Main St #8, Madison

Hosted by NARAL Wisconsin Volunteer Team
Hosted by Trans Law Help Wisconsin

"Come join us for a fun evening to support Trans Law Help Wisconsin! Your support will allow us to continue and expand the pro-bono services that we provide to the transgender community in Madison and beyond. We'll provide light snacks, music, raffle prizes and good company. Suggested donation of $5.00 at the door. Drinks (soda and cocktails) available for purchase from the venue. Please RSVP and let us know you will be coming at

We hope to see you there!"

🗣 Trump and the Rise of the Far Right

When: Thu, Nov 1, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: School of Education, Madison
Hosted by International Socialist Organization - Madison

"As Trump—a self proclaimed "nationalist"—continues his hateful rhetoric against trans people and migrants, the far right Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys are threatening abortion clinics and attacking people in the streets.

Meanwhile, neo-fascist and radical right-wing parties are gaining strength around the world, from Brazil to Europe to India.

How can we build a movement to resist the rise of the far right? Join us for this important discussion.

Room L196, Education Building, UW-Madison"


📝 Empowering Children/Ourselves to Talk About Skin Color & Racism

When: Sat, Nov 3, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Madison Public Library - Sequoya, 4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison
Hosted by Families for Justice Dane Co and Madison Public Library

"Join Families for Justice Dane Co in a free interactive workshop for parents, caregivers and educators to practice concrete strategies for talking about skin color and racism with children. 

We will learn to intentionally speak to the children in our lives about justice, naming skin color, and resisting racism. Together we will work to positively impact the ways that our children see and make meaning about skin color and racism.

In this hands-on workshop we will:

  • Practice various strategies to talk about skin color and racism with children.
  • Develop confidence to engage children in age-appropriate ways.
  • Learn to encourage children's ability to notice and name fairness and unfairness in everyday life.
  • Connect with other adults in a supportive community.

Registration for this workshop is appreciated but not required. Please visit or call the library to register at 608-266-6385. There is no cost to register.

Child supervision for potty-trained children ages 3 and up will be available during the workshop. Please call the Sequoya Library at 608-266-6385 to sign up for a childcare slot."

🎉 Progress Center for Black Women grand opening

When: Sat, Nov 3, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Progress Center for Black Women, 5936 Seminole Centre Ct, Fitchburg

Hosted by the Progress Center for Black Women

"After gathering information from other Black women on how they’d like to use the space and finding a company who could bring our shared vision for the center to life — I’m set to reveal the space to YOU! And … I will be seeing it completed for the first time with YOU.

We’ll be in the space for about 2-3 years as we work on our next step, securing our permanent home! So please join me, Toast to Progress, and check out what you and I have created together!


Investors only

  • 11am: Ribbon Cutting w/ Let’s Talk Design
  • 12pm: “Toast to Progress” w/ founder Sabrina Madison
  • 12:15pm: Investors Q&A
Open to the public
  • 1:45pm: “Toast to Progress” w/ Community Supporters
  • 2pm: Supporters Q&A

Light refreshments available"

✔️ Gun Sense Voter Canvass

When: Sat, Nov 3, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Where: 911 Williamson St, Madison

Hosted by Moms Demand Action WI

"Join Madison Moms Demand Action to canvass in support of our fabulous Gun Sense Candidate for US Senate, Tammy Baldwin. We will be participating in Get Out the Vote weekend. No prior canvassing experience is needed. Please join us!

Please RSVP here:"


💪🏽 Self-Defense Course

When: Sun, Nov 4, 10:00 am – 4:30pm
Where: McConnell Hall, 1010 Mound St, Madison

Hosted by the Rape Crisis Center

"Have you ever been afraid to walk to your parked car?

Or told someone you had a boyfriend because it was the only safe way to get them to leave you alone?

Is there anything you can do if someone threatens you with a weapon?

Maybe once a co-worker made a creepy comment about your appearance but you weren’t sure what to say.

And if you think someone is following you, what do you do?

Chimera® Self-Defense Designed for Women addresses all these situations and more, from chokeholds to unwanted hugs. Come learn practical, simple skills you can use every day! Our specially trained women instructors create a safe space for discussion and practice, appropriate for all abilities and ages 12 and up. *All* women and non-binary people are welcome. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Class runs 10:00am-4:30pm on Sundays, November 4 & 11, near Meriter Hospital. Both sessions must be attended.

$120/person ($75/student) – email for information on scholarships.

97% of Chimera graduates report feeling more confident about their ability to defend themselves! Register soon!"

🌳 Flood Cleanup Challenge

When: Sun, Nov 4, 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Where: Various city parks

Hosted by Madison City Parks

"Flood waters are receding leaving behind trash, debris, seaweed and more. On Sunday, November 4 – for just two hours, we’re hosting the Flood Cleanup Challenge at 11 area park shorelines and volunteers are needed! Volunteers assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing debris. Parks will supply bags and gloves and a limited number of cleanup tools. Please bring your own rakes and pickers, if available.

REGISTER ONLINE <see link at "Tickets" or>

Bernie’s Beach Park (10)
901 Gilson St.

Brittingham Park (15)
824 W. Washington Ave. 

Esther Beach Park (10)
2802 Waunona Way 

James Madison Park (10)
614 E. Gorham St. 

Law Park (10)
410 S. Blair St. 

Marshall Park (30)
2101 Allen Blvd. 

Olbrich Park (40)
3527 Atwood Ave. 

Spring Harbor Beach Park (10)
1918 Norman Way 

Vilas Beach Park (10)
1501 Vilas Park Dr. 

Warner Beach Park (20)
1101 Woodward Dr. 

Yahara Place Park (10)
2025 Yahara Place"

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