Oct. 4 - Drinking Liberally

Our next social gathering, “Drinking Liberally” will be held on Wednesday, October 4, at the Speakeasy in Janesville, at 7 PM.

The Rock County Progressives are sponsoring the gathering -- Drinking Liberally is an independent organization with chapters throughout the country, including Milwaukee & Madison.

The Speakeasy Lounge and Restaurant is at 19 North High Street.

Sept. 27 - Janesville Postal Service Rally

On Tuesday, September 27, America’s Postal Service Members of the four Postal Service employee unions – APWU, NALC, NPMHU and NRLCA – and community allies will rally in every congressional district to let people know what’s at stake for our families and neighbors and urge lawmakers to save the Postal Service by supporting H.R. 1351.

Janesville Postal Service Rally

Where: 20 South Main Street, Janesville

When: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

*Important* - The Janesville rally will NOT be held at the Janesville Post Office.

The Postal Service is critical to our economy – delivering mail, medicine, and packages on time and for a good price. Yet plans are underway to close thousands of post offices, eliminate Saturday delivery, close mail processing facilities, cut service, and lay off 120,000 employees.

These cuts won’t just hurt Postal Workers – they will hurt every American, every community and every business.

More locations and info here>>>.

Sept. 25 - RCP Meeting

There will be an “organizing meeting” of the Rock County Progressives this Sunday, September 25 at noon, at Charming B's coffeehouse, 819 E. High St. Suite 1, Milton, Near the intersection of 26 & High street. Go east at High and then turn right into the driveway.

Proposed agenda:

Speakers for next forum in October on the recalls, past and future.

Drinking Liberally--new location (if you can't come but have a good idea of where to hold it, please let us know).

Creating a web site.

The Walker recall-- regional meetings.

Voter ID campaign?

Other business.

Sept.15 - Kenosha, DIY Townhall

Gateway Technical College's Madrigrano Auditorium
3520 30th Ave., Kenosha.

Thursday, Sept. 15
6 p.m. - Residents can sign up for two-minute speaking
spots starting at 7 p.m

KENOSHA — The local progressive group Community for Change will hold a do-it-yourself town hall meeting Thursday for U.S. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, likely without the congressman.

At the meeting, area residents will be able to address a photo of Congressman Ryan, who represents Racine County, and make a statement or ask a question as if it were an actual listening session, according to a news release from Community for Change. The town hall will be taped, and speakers' names and addresses will be recorded and forwarded to Ryan.

Story here.

Sept. 14 - Janesville Forum, Kloppenburg

Forum: Lessons Learned... Improving Wisconsin's Elections

Speaker: JoAnne Kloppenburg

Recent candidate for the WI Supreme Court, Assistant Attorney General Kloppenburg has been a litigator and prosecutor at the Wisconsin Department of Justice since 1989, serving under Attorneys General from both parties: Don Hanaway, Jim Doyle, Peg Lautenschlager and JB Van Hollen.

Wednesday, September 14
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM-8 PM, speakers & discussion

Basics Food Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Dr, Janesville, Wisconsin

Sept.12 - Janesville, Coffee w/Rob Zerban

Monday, September 12 · 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location Union Labor Temple
1605 Center Avenue
Janesville, WI

More Info
Everyone is invited for "Coffee with Rob Zerban" Monday September 12 from 11:15 till noon at the Labor Temple.

Couldn't get an appointment with Paul Ryan? This is your opportunity to meet his opponent for 2012--ask questions and share your concerns and priorities with him.

Bring a friend or neighbor and meet for coffee at 11:15 on Monday at the Labor Temple.