Scattered reports are already coming in of people who have discovered something amiss with their voter registration that might have caused trouble if they’d discovered it at the polls on Tuesday. I haven’t heard any allegations of election fraud–just likely snafus–but either way, you don’t want to wait until you show up at the polls on Tuesday to find out your registration is no longer current. With the crowds expected on Tuesday and the unknown effects of Voter ID delays, it’s quite possible that you’ll be doing yourself and all your fellow voters a favor if you vote early.
Before Friday, visit this website to check your registration, or stop by your city, village, or town hall this week to vote.
Grassroots activists from around the state will gather this weekend at the Eight Annual Wisconsin Grassroots Festival, Organizing For Change.
With a stellar list of speakers including Matt Rothschild (Wisc. Democracy Campaign); Lisa Graves (Center for Media & Democracy);Jay Heck (Common Cause); Robert Kraig (Citizen Action); John Nichols (The Nation); and Congressman Mark Pocan, the Grassroots Festival is the premier grassroots networking gathering. Twenty-one breakout sessions will cover topics including on the environment, grassroots organizing, money in politics, messaging, and more.
Registration starts at 8 AM; sessions run from 9:00 to 4:45. Suggested donation is $20, with lunch provided. More information on this website.
Wisconsin Heights High School – 10173 US Highway 14 / Mazomanie, WI
On Saturday, March 12, 7PM, come to the Old Schoolhouse in Mount Horeb for a “Benefit for Justice Party.” The talented performers who will grace the stage are the high-energy guitar-and-fiddle duo County Highway PD and singer, songwriter, actor, sailor, and troubadour Tom Kastle.
Attendees are welcome to bring a beverage of choice. Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives (SWWAP) will host the concert, and all musicians are donating their talents. A $15 suggested donation will be accepted at the door (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). All proceeds will go to the JoAnne Kloppenburg for Justice campaign.
The Old Schoolhouse is located at 110 N. 2nd Street.