Early Voting Has Begun

As you know, the August 9th Democratic primary election is right around the corner—two weeks from tomorrow. However, you don’t have to wait until then to cast your ballot.

Early voting starts today, July 25th and goes until Friday, August 5th.

All the information that you need to know about voting in Milwaukee County can be found here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/there are plenty of important races up and down the ballot this fall, be sure to have your voice heard! 

Check out Grassroots Tosa's endorsements here.

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Primary Election August 9

Please vote in the August 9 primary election. 

The candidates we have endorsed are listed below and each have an opponent on the ballot who claims to be a Democrat but is actually supported by high-level Republicans.  In addition, there are few if any Republicans being challenged, so crossover voting (non-Dems actually voting in the Democratic primary) is likely, and in a low-turnout election that could determine the outcome. 

Russ Feingold could actually be knocked entirely out of the race on August 9! 

 

And the election for DA will be entirely determined by the primary since there is no Republican running for that office.

 

Grassroots Tosa endorses the following candidates:

John Chisholm for Milwaukee County District Attorney – His “public health” approach to crime prevention has been recognized nationally.  He understands conditions that can lead to crime and he believes in providing supportive actions and services to prevent it.  His office helped to create the Sojourner Family Peace Center, which has been credited with helping to substantially reduce domestic violence homicides, and he’s established the only dedicated firearms reduction unit in the state, in fact one of the few in the country.  Because of his approach of reducing both crime and incarceration, we feel John Chisholm should be re-elected.

Russ Feingold for US Senate – Russ served Wisconsin with distinction as a US Senator from 1993 – 2011.  He has a great track record as an independent Senator who has stood up to corporate interests and advocated for policies that are fair to those who don’t hold the wealth in this country.  He supports issues like raising the minimum wage and paid family leave.  He has worked in a bipartisan manner on important issues, a quality we desperately need in Congress now.  We also like the fact that he regularly gets around to every county in the state!

Early in-person voting at Wauwatosa city hall is weekdays July 25 – Aug. 5.

Please remind friends and family to vote!

Grassroots Tosa Steering Committee

Peter Abbott
Joanne Shansky
Greg Walz-Chojnacki
Craig Wentzel

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Vote Aug. 9!

We’ve heard people ask:  “Is there an election Aug. 9?  Who’s running?”

This primary election has really been under the radar but it is still very important.  Grassroots Tosa endorses the following candidates:

John Chisholm for Milwaukee County District Attorney – His “public health” approach to crime prevention has been recognized nationally.  He understands conditions that can lead to crime and he believes in providing supportive actions and services to prevent it.  His office helped to create the Sojourner Family Peace Center, which has been credited with helping to substantially reduce domestic violence homicides, and he’s established the only dedicated firearms reduction unit in the state, in fact one of the few in the country.  Because of his approach of reducing both crime and incarceration, we feel John Chisholm should be re-elected.

Russ Feingold for US Senate – Russ served Wisconsin with distinction as a US Senator from 1993 – 2011.  He has a great track record as an independent Senator who has stood up to corporate interests and advocated for policies that are fair to those who don’t hold the wealth in this country.  He supports issues like paid family leave and raising the minimum wage.  He has worked in a bipartisan manner on important issues, a quality we desperately need in Congress now.  We also like the fact that he gets around to every county in the state!

Both candidates have challengers in the Democratic primary.  

Early in-person voting at Wauwatosa city hall is weekdays July 25 – Aug. 5.

Please remind friends and family to vote! 

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Oil Train Demonstration July 6

On July 6th, 2016 at 4 p.m., join us to stop oil trains in Wauwatosa (68th and State St.)!

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Boycott Driscoll berries!

We recently became aware of a national boycott of Driscoll strawberries due to poor working conditions for the farmworkers who pick the berries.  This is a general boycott of all Driscoll berries.  In Washington state the farmworkers are asking for union recognition, a grievance process, wage increase, better housing, a medical plan, a pesticide safety committee, and no children in the fields younger than 17 years old.

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Bus Rapid Transit needs your support

Now is the moment to support Bus Rapid Transit!

We have known for some time that cars have become more of a transportation problem than a transportation solution. They are diminishing our quality of life by creating noise and air pollution, congestion, and urban sprawl.

In recent years, growth in Wauwatosa has brought these problems more apparent in our community. Now Wauwatosa can become a leader in implementing transportation alternatives.The issue will come before the Common Council’s Transportation Affairs Committee  on Tuesday night, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Committee Room 1 at Wauwatosa City Hall.

Now is a critical time.  In the next few weeks, the Wauwatosa and Milwaukee Common Councils and Milwaukee County Board will all be voting on BRT.  It is crucial that BRT supporters like you do two things:

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Support Bus Rapid Transit

A feasibility study is being conducted of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route that will run between downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC).

There have been two public information meetings, and a third has been scheduled for May 18.

This summer with Wauwatosa Common council will consider the issue.

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"Radio-Active" House Party May 9

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“Can someone win (an election) without talk radio? Yes, theoretically. Except no 
one has.” - (Charlie Sykes, NY Times, 4/4/16) 

“It is true. Without conservative talk radio Governor Scott Walker likely doesn’t survive his recall and Justice Rebecca Bradley would have lost her election last week.” – (Wisconsin talk radio host Jerry Bader, recent Blog).

 

Are you sick of the right-wing bias in Milwaukee area media?

Then do something about it and join us at a house party to support “Radio-Activeon Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:30 -  to 8 p.m. 

Home of Ted Kraig and Stephanie Purvis
2839 N. 69th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53210

 

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Vote April 5

Grassroots Tosa has endorsed Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive, JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court, and several other candidates in local races.  For more information, read on.

The election will be held Tuesday April 5, and as always it's important that you come out and vote.  If you  would like to vote early, in-person absentee voting will continue during business hours at City Hall, until the close of business on Friday April 1.

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Here's a handy way to support Joanne Kloppenburg

The race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court is clearly one of the most important on the April 5 ballot.

If you want to help bring back sensible jurisprudence to our highest court, support Joanne Kloppenburg.

Here's an easy way to help:

You can make phone calls to voters through the Kollpenburg campaign's virtual phone bank: an on-line phone bank that you can access by clicking here or by using this link: www.kloppenburgforjustice.com/phonebanks

If you choose to, make calls between the hours of 12 noon and no later than 7:30 p.m. Or speak with five friends about your support for Judge Kloppenburg and encourage each of them to speak with five of their friends, etc.

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