May 23 - UW-Rock, Cullen/Kolste Budget Session

Senator Tim Cullen and Rep. Debra Kolste will host a budget listening session at UW-Rock County. This session will be in the evening, to give people who work during the day a chance to weigh in.

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23

Where: University of Wisconsin – Rock County in Williams Hall, Room 130.

You don’t have to confine your comments or questions to the budget, of course.

We hope to see you there.

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May 8 - Janesville, Forum On Media Influences

Mary Bottari, Director of the Center for Media and Democracy’s Real Economy Project, Editor of the for bank busting activists. See additional bio below.

* This is a free event, open to the general public *

Wednesday - May 8
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Basics Cooperative
1711 Lodge
Janeville, Wisconsin

This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics

From the Huffington Post: Mary Bottari is an experienced policy wonk and public interest advocate. For the last ten years she served as a senior analyst for the Washington, D.C.-based consumer group Public Citizen in its Global Trade Watch division. She has investigated and documented the impact of international trade agreements on public policy including in the areas of financial services, health care, toxics regulation, food safety, and the environment. Prior to her stint at Public Citizen, Mary was press secretary for U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and worked for many years in the Wisconsin State Senate. She has an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her family. Her favorite Wisconsin cheese is Prairie Ridge Reserve.

Join us on the following Wednesday, May 15 at 7 PM for Drinking Liberally at the Speakeasy lounge in Janesville