This Week In #WIRebellion

April 25 is $1 Trillion Day

Take Action on the Student Loan Debt Crisis

It’s a most unhappy anniversary that marks the date in 2012 when American’s student loan debt hit $1 trillion.

And if we don’t do anything, it won’t be long before we’re commemorating $2 trillion day — in fact we’re already approaching $1.5 trillion.

The good news is that there are common sense solutions available, like letting borrowers lower monthly payments by refinancing their student loans, just like you can with a mortgage.

So this week, join us in reaching out to elected officials and telling them to take action on the student loan debt crisis.


Our event listings are open to progressive partners and activists to create and share events, actions, and meet-ups in Wisconsin.

International Workers' Day Teach-In

2017-05-01 19:00 Monday, May 1
7 p.m.
Educational Sciences
1025 W Johnson St, Madison, WI (1.7 mi away)
43.07180049999999, -89.40345990000003
From the first days of his reactionary and authoritarian Presidency, Trump has laid out policies in an assault on women, LGBTQ, people of color and muslims, not just in the United States but also around the world. The Democratic Party has offered little to fight back and has clearly rejected ev... (See more)

Indivisible Madison Monthly Meeting

2017-05-09 18:30 Tuesday, May 9
6:30 p.m.
Lakeview Library
2845 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI (3.4 mi away)
43.1276876, -89.3630139
Join us for our monthly Resistance Assembly. This month we will be talking about our values and hearing from you what you want to see Indivisible Madison do and what you want to get out of Indivisible Madison. (See more)

Day without Immigrants and Refugees

2017-05-01 12:00 Monday, May 1
12 p.m.
UW Library Mall
Library Mall, Madison, WI (4.8 mi away)
43.0755245, -89.39898779999999
Come and join us in the International Workers Day and helps us to Stop the Attacks on Immigrnats, Refugees, Workers, Unions, and Marginalized Communities. Againt Trump's policies of hate and divisines. Today more than Ever UNITED FOR FAIR CONDITIONS FOR ALL. NO MORE DEPORTATIONS NO MORE ATTA... (See more)

Fair Maps Town Hall

2017-04-29 10:00 Saturday, April 29
10 a.m.
Alicia Ashman Library
733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI (6.8 mi away)
43.075992, -89.5178942
UW-Madison Political Science Professor Dr. David Canon, Executive Director of Common Cause of Wisconsin Jay Heck, and Associate Editor of The Capital Times and Washington correspondent for The Nation John Nichols will speak on "Fair Maps = Fair Votes," a panel sponsored by Organizing for Action, (ww... (See more)

Democratic Party of Rock County Spring Fling

2017-05-07 17:00 Sunday, May 7
5 p.m.
UAW Local 95
1795 Lafayette St, Janesville, WI (34 mi away)
42.6529617, -89.029245
The Democratic Party of Rock County is happy to announce their annual Spring Fling! It will be held Sunday May 7th at the UAW Hall (1795 Lafayette St, Janesville, WI 53546). Our speaker of honor will be John Nichols, journalist and author best known for his work in The Nation magazine. Ted... (See more)

May Meeting and Speaker forum

2017-05-11 18:30 Thursday, May 11
6:30 p.m.
Walworth County Democratic Party Office
15. E Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI (50 mi away)
42.6715133, -88.542665
Join us for our monthly meeting and speaker forum! Featured speakers will be Walworth County Democrat members Nora Brathol and Jacob Mueller, who will provide training on how best to utilize social media for political advocacy. Nora is the Founder of Arka Pana Consulting and has led digital strategy... (See more)

Town Hall for Fair Election Maps

2017-05-03 18:00 Wednesday, May 3
6 p.m.
Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI (69 mi away)
43.0601172, -88.00895489999999
Learn why our state's controversial voting maps made it all the way to the US Supreme Court from Sachin Chheda of Fair Elections Project. Also hear from State Senator Dave Hansen, former State Senator Dan Theno, and Shauntay Nelson of Wisconsin Voices. (See more)

Milwaukee People's Climate Rally to Action

2017-04-29 10:00 Saturday, April 29
10 a.m.
Escuela Verde
3628 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI (72 mi away)
43.023848, -87.95984099999998
The new administration is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families. The new administration has attacked the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immig... (See more)

Indivisible Milwaukee Monthly Meet Up

2017-05-02 18:00 Tuesday, May 2
6 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue., Milwaukee, WI (72 mi away)
43.0392742, -87.92229329999998
Come learn about Indivisible Milwaukee and what we're up to. (See more)

Milwaukee Marijuana March

2017-05-06 15:30 Saturday, May 6
3:30 p.m.
Gordon Park
1321 E. Locust St.,, Milwaukee, WI (74 mi away)
43.0700607, -87.89733760000001
In keeping with tradition, the 7th Annual Milwaukee Marijuana March will be held on the first Saturday in May: Saturday May 6th at Gordon Park! We will be one of hundreds of cities around the world marching for an end to marijuana prohibition! Meet up at 3:30 at Gordon Park (2828 N Humboldt Blvd,... (See more)

Democratic Budget Hearing: Wausau

2017-04-29 10:00 Saturday, April 29
10 a.m.
Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Community Room 2nd Floor
300 1st Street, Wausau, WI (130 mi away)
44.9598299, -89.63077799999996
Assembly & Senate Democrats are hosting hearings on the 2017-19 state budget. (See more)

Screening of the film "Before the Flood."

2017-04-29 18:30 Saturday, April 29
6:30 p.m.
ArtStart of Rhinelander
68 South Stevens Street, Rhinelander, WI (180 mi away)
45.6370187, -89.41133860000002
View "Before the Flood" - a documentary narrated by Leonardo diCaprio, with discussion to follow. Free. (See more)

Rebellions are built on hope...

They are.

And with what is going on with the madness and recklessness of Donald Trump.

And with what is going on with the lapdog Congress led by Trump allies Paul Ryan in the House and Ron Johnson in the Senate.

And with what is going on in our beloved Wisconsin and the pathological failure and incompetence of Scott Walker.

We must rebel. We must build it on hope.

But most importantly, we must build it together.

Are you as fed up as we are with pundits, Republicans, know-it-alls and do-nothings who keep trying to say the diversity of progressives is our biggest weakness, as they try to divide us?

We are.

Our diversity is our greatest strength. Our diversity is our power.

We know you’re ready for the nonsense to end. It’s not going to happen over night. It’s going to happen one day at a time, one week at a time, one action at a time.

Here is our plan and we hope you will join with us.

As you know, at One Wisconsin Now, we are fighting every day for our shared progressive values, ideas and policies. With your help, we have built a non-stop communications factory, not only being among the state’s strongest progressive voices in the media, but also fighting back against those who threaten our state and our allies.

We want to fight back with a weekly campaign. We want your help in finding a critical action everyone can take on a weekly basis to build upon the protests, marches and dedicated progressive across Wisconsin and across the country who are standing up against this tyranny we face.

This is #YourOWNRebellion. Here’s how it will work.

With your help and working with our partners in every corner of the state, we will offer up a way in which you can fight back that week. It may be writing a letter to the editor, or attending a local hearing going on in your community, sharing information on social media, calling a specific and targeted elected official, to name just a handful of these parts of the rebellion we can do to start today in taking back our state and our nation.

We will be soliciting your advice and counsel, but we need to know if you are ready to join us.

We need you to affirmatively agree to receive this information from us, by clicking here and agreeing to be a part of #YourOWNRebellion.

We want results and we won’t waste your time.

Are you in?

It’s up to all of us.

Above all we must have hope. Together.

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