Calling All 99ers

In this update: 1. The whys, wheres, whats and hows of our citizen vigil 2. Grassroots festival on tap Feb. 19 Calling All 99ers

Email date: 1/31/11

In this update:
1. The whys, wheres, whats and hows of our citizen vigil
2. Grassroots festival on tap Feb. 19

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The whys, wheres, whats and hows of our citizen vigil
In the first few days of the new legislative session, the governor and state lawmakers already have supplied plenty of reasons why there needs to be a citizen vigil at the Capitol. Read more....

One state newspaper editor called our vigil a “great idea.” Whether it ends up being a great action is up to you.

A podcast posted on wisdc.org this morning provides more details about the planned action. One of the points made in the audio commentary is in response to a couple of phone calls we’ve received from people interested in volunteering but wondering if they’ll have to stand outside for hours. The vigil will be inside the Capitol, right in front of the Assembly and Senate chambers and sometimes the governor’s office.

For more information on the vigil, go here. You can sign up using our online registration system. If you encounter difficulties or are uncomfortable signing up online, either reply to this e-mail or call 608-255-4260 and we can walk you through the process or get the dates and times you want to register for and do it for you. Go here to see what days the Legislature is in session. (After our kickoff event on February 10, the vigil will start on February 22 and continue through March 15, 2012 when the Legislature is scheduled to wrap up general business for the session.)

To use our online system to sign up, you first need to register and then choose a month. Click on the button labeled “register” to the right of the name of the month. Then select the dates and times you want and click “continue” at the bottom of the page. Keep clicking on “continue” at the bottom of each page if the dates and times are correct until you reach a page that gives you the option of “additional registration” or “complete” at the bottom of the page. If you want to register for dates in another month, click on “additional registration” and continue on. If you are registering to participate on dates in only one month, click on “complete” and you are done.

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Grassroots festival on tap Feb. 19
The Wisconsin River Valley Grassroots Festival will be held on Saturday, February 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wisconsin Heights High School on Highway 14 between Black Earth and Mazomanie. The Democracy Campaign’s director will be a featured speaker at the event. For more information, contact organizer Nate Timm at 608-220-0139.