Here is your weekly update of Wisconsin Voices Table Partners’:
Events and Announcements
- Sherman Park Community Association – Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Candidate Forum
- Leaders Igniting Transformation – Black Hogwarts Summer Social Justice Institute
- League of Women Voters – Voter Guide
- Milwaukee Riverkeeper Events
- WAVE and Students of Waukesha Schools Work to End Gun Violence
- Milwaukee County Water Commons – Upcoming Events
- Disability Rights Wisconsin is Hiring
- Midwest Environmental Advocates is Hiring
- Population Connection Action Fund – Summer of HER Fellowship Program
- Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is Hiring
- Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort “WAVE” is Hiring
- Citizen Action of Wisconsin is Hiring
- Wisconsin Leadership Development is Hiring
- Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality is Hiring
- All Voting is Local is Hiring
- For Our Future is Hiring Lead Organizers and Digital Organizers
- Wisconsin League of Women Voters is Hiring
Sherman Park Community Association – Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Candidate Forum
Sherman Park Community Association
In collaboration with Dineen Park Watch, Grasslyn Manor Residents, Voces de la Frontera & the African-American Roundtable
Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Candidate Forum
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018
- Doors open at 5:30p.m.
- Voter Education Session begins at 6:00p.m.
- Forum starts at 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Albright United Methodist Church
5555 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Contact Sherman Park Community Association for more info at (414) 444-9803.
For flyers to share, click here.
Leaders Igniting Transformation – Black Hogwarts Summer Social Justice Institute
League of Women Voters – Voter Guide
The League’s fall voter guide is now available. We have information on all the statewide candidates through state assembly. To access the guide, go to vote411.org and enter your address.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper Events
Paddles & A Pour
We’re so excited to offer another summer of paddling events with Milwaukee Kayak Company! Enjoy a guided paddle of one of our three rivers in the Milwaukee River Basin led by a Milwaukee Riverkeeper staff member.
We will talk about the state of the rivers and points of interest as we go! We’ll also stop at one of our city’s many fantastic riverfront restaurants about halfway through the paddle for a complimentary beer and appetizer!
WAVE and Students of Waukesha Schools Work to End Gun Violence
Parents and students in Waukesha are working to build a network of concerned citizens who are ready to do something about ending gun violence. And they need YOUR help!
About 4 months ago, this group set a goal of getting the Waukesha School District Board of Education to adopt a resolution calling on the state legislature to pass common sense gun legislation. Since that time, a number of steps were taken, including an ad in the Freeman, contacting PTA and PTO organizations, writing board members, providing the board with information on resolutions passed by other school districts and, of course, appearing and speaking at board and committee meetings.
The efforts paid off. Several board members worked together to draft a resolution, and the draft resolution was discussed at the full board meeting on June 13. However, instead of voting on the language, it was handed to a newly-formed Safety Committee. Unfortunately, the board members who drafted the resolution are not on the new committee. Their next meeting will be July 12.
To get the resolution through this committee will require community members willing to speak on behalf of commonsense gun legislation and, when called upon, to write letters and turn out to school board meetings.
YOU are invited to join these efforts. Please plan to attend the July 12th meeting. Sign up here to be kept informed and to receive calls to action.
Milwaukee County Water Commons – Upcoming Events
Inter-Arts Cultural Event – August 5, 2018
South Shore Park, 6:30-9 PM
The 5th annual community wide celebration of our shared waters. A rich inter-arts cultural event with the evening capstone being a community creation of a large interactive art installation, an illuminated image of the Great Lakes in the sand. All ages welcome! FREE!
Click here for more information.
Cream City Classic – August 11, 2018
Milwaukee Water Commons Announces the First Ever Open Water Swim in the Milwaukee River!
Yes, we said the Milwaukee River.
We are incredibly excited to tell you about a project that has been in the works for almost a year now. In partnership with Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Harbor District, we are holding the city’s first ever open water swim in the Milwaukee River. The event is officially sanctioned by US Masters Swimming and we are working with the US Coast Guard and the Milwaukee Marine Police to ensure a safe experience for swimmers, viewers, and others on the river that day. There will be lifeguards, an EMT, and safety kayakers on duty during the race as well.
Click here for more information.
Disability Rights Wisconsin is Hiring
Disability Rights Wisconsin Voting Outreach Advocacy Specialist .5 FTE/ LTE
Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) has posted a position for a Voting Outreach Advocacy Specialist who will work with DRW and our disability partners on the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) efforts on voting rights for people with disabilities in Wisconsin. This position will provide outreach and education to people with disabilities, their families and other stakeholders on voting rights. This will include reaching out to nonpartisan voting rights organizations and to the disability community to coordinate voting rights activities; developing training and resource materials on voting rights, including assisting with social media; and interacting with clerks and state election officials to identify and correct voting access issues.
We are seeking candidates who have experience with community outreach; a demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or disability rights; experience providing training and developingeducational materials; excellent communication skills; experience with social media; and the ability to work a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend hours. Substantial travel throughout Wisconsin is required (must have valid driver’s license and vehicle).
Click here to apply.
Midwest Environmental Advocates is Hiring
Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) is a non-profit, public interest environmental law center that works for clean water, air, land and government for this generation and the next. MEA furthers environmental justice by providing legal and technical services to grassroots community groups and through collaboration with organizational partners. MEA serves and supports communities with environmental problems while building capacity at the local level for self-advocacy because we believe that every citizen has the potential to make a difference in our environmental future.
We are seeking a creative, well-spoken, self-starter who leads just as effectively as they participate in a team. A successful candidate will build upon strong internal fundraising systems, an active fundraising & communications committee, a robust email list and close relationships with statewide media. The Director will report to the Executive Director while also working closely with the Board and management of MEA.
Submit cover letter, resume and three references by Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 to email@example.com or by mail to:
Midwest Environmental Advocates
ATTN: Lauren Rudersdorf
612 W. Main St, Suite 302
Madison, WI 53703
Population Connection Action Fund is Hiring
Population Connection Action Fund has paid fellowships in Washington, D.C. for recent college graduates and graduate students with a special interest in population issues. Each fellow has a responsible role working with a specific department and becomes an essential part of that department’s staff.
Click here for more information.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is Hiring
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is hiring for multiple positions.
Please share these opportunities with folks that want to alter the relations of power in their community to get the change we deserve!
Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort “WAVE” is Hiring
WAVE Educational Fund is a grassroots, statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to preventing gun violence by strengthening our state’s gun laws. We are hiring 2-4 high school or college summer interns passionate about preventing gun violence.
Please send your resume and a cover letter to Kristina Paris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen Action of Wisconsin is Hiring
Citizen Action of Wisconsin is hiring for an important position: Milwaukee Organizing Co-op Organizer.
Wisconsin Leadership Development is Hiring
WiLD Project is hiring a Digital Organizer. This position can be worked remotely with the ability to travel to Milwaukee for meetings.
Please submit a cover letter, detailed resume and a short sample of your own writing to Dan Grandone at email@example.com.
Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers is Hiring
Greetings! At the Milwaukee Area Service & Hospitality Workers Organization (MASH) we are hiring organizers to build campaigns, our organization, and a workers’ movement. We are hiring both organizers-in-training and organizers, each with a track for advancement. We are hiring
immediately for multiple positions. A job posting is below.
All Voting is Local, The Leadership Conference Education Fund is Hiring
For Our Future is Hiring Canvassers
For Our Future is a federally registered “independent expenditure” political action committee that aims to win elections and regain political power. FOFAF is a non-profit “social welfare” organization that aims to advance a progressive legislative and policy agenda. Together they work to build permanent progressive power by engaging and mobilizing people and community-based organizations on issues. FOF/FOFAF were founded in 2016 by a coalition of groups on the cutting edge of political action, including NextGen America, labor unions representing a cross-section of working families, and allied progressive organizations.
For the Paid Canvasser – Green Bay job description and application process, click here.
For the Paid Canvasser – Stevens Point job description and application process, click here.
For the Paid Canvasser – Waukesha job description and application process, click here.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. FOF offers a competitive salary and benefits package consistent with experience and expertise.
Wisconsin League of Women Voters is Hiring
Communications Manager to focus on internal communications here at the League of Women Voters.
The position would be focusing less on social media/pitching reporters/writing releases and more on member communications, customer service, and support for our state and local chapters.
Webinars, Trainings and Quizzes
Webinars and Trainings
Announcement: There is an updated Reporting Tools Quiz (link below) which now includes updates and new features included in the MyVoters Reporting Manager section. Please use this link and quiz form now.
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