Weekly Update November 29th, 2015

Join us December 9th at 7pm for our Holiday Potluck at Kulwicki Park Brooks Pavilion.  

If you can bring a dish to share, please contact us to let us know at southwestdems@gmail.com
Hope to see you there!

RSVP here.

Make a contribution here.

December 9th at 7pm

Kulwicki Park Brooks Pavilion
10777 W Coldspring Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53228
We've come so far since the 1st DemTEAM training, and I'm proud to have been a part of it as well as the opportunity to play a role in the others. With that said, there's an opportunity to learn about what it takes from people who run campaigns as well as candidates and those who have gone on to elected office. If you ever thought about getting involved, here's your chance!

When: Friday January 15th and Saturday January 16th
Where: TBA

Cost: $30 for participants paid upon acceptance at http://www.actblue.com/page/demteam.

Scholarships: Available based on need. Email Training Coordinator Chris Larson at chris@milwaukeedems.org to apply.

Application Instructions: Please complete this application online through this form.

2,000 Kohler workers represented by UAW 833 are on strike! 

Support these working families in their fight for a fair contract by donating food, diapers, baby formula and baby wipes, etc.

Donation points:

Riverwest Public House Co-operative
815 E Locust St, Milwaukee
Drop box inside the bar (non-perishable items only)

MILWAUKEE (South Side)
Voces de la Frontera
1027 South 5th Street, Milwaukee
Drop box inside (non-perishable items only)

Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association
5130 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bring donations by 4pm Wednesday Nov. 25th, so items can be delivered in time for the holiday.

UAW 833 Emil Mazey Hall
5425 Superior Avenue: Sheboygan, WI
Make out a check to "UAW Local 833" and mail it in, or drop off supplies at the hall.

Other ways to support the strikers:
- Stand on the picket line in Kohler
- Update your cover photo with this event photo
- Set up a donation point at your union hall or community space and deliver supplies to the strike (message us with details)
- Pass a resolution in support of the workers with your local
- Share news and photos on social media
Become a sustaining member by donating just $5 a month.
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Violent anti-choice rhetoric must end, or anti-abortion violence never will

Words matter. When we dehumanize people – when we call them demons, monsters, and murderers – we make it easier for others to do them harm. Let’s not pretend that we don’t know that.

How we talk about abortion matters. We know it, and anti-choice extremists and politicians know it. Anti-abortion activists are not making WANTED posters or revealing doctor’s addresses for fun. They’re doing it to harass and intimidate, and they’re doing it knowing the long history of violent fanatics using their rhetoric to justify crimes against providers and clinics.

According to an anonymous police source, after Friday’s attack on the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, the alleged perpetrator made a comment in its wake about “no more baby parts”. He specifically targeted the facility.

The shooting may be the most horrifically violent attack on a clinic in the country’s history, but it was far from the first. There have been four arson attacks against centers that provide abortions just since July, when David Daleiden and the euphemistically named Center for Medical Progress began releasing deceptively edited videos of Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue donation. Or, as anti-abortion activists and politicians have referred to it, “baby parts”.

The attack in Colorado, which left three people dead and nine wounded, was shocking, but it was also the predictable result of a culture that demonizes abortion, uses fantastical and false rhetoric about Planned Parenthood and allows politicians and activists to make false representations about women’s reproductive health.

Read More At The Guardian.

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