April 2017 LWVGGB Newsletterer
April 13 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meets City Building Room 310
April 13 6:30 PM Migration Advocacy Meets Ken De Groot Hall-St. Willy's
April 17 2:30 PM Natural Resources Committee BC Library lower level
April 18 9:30 AM Health Care Committee Meets 825 East River Drive, De Pere
April 18 12:30 PM Voter Registration Training Kress Library, De Pere
April 18 4:00 PM Education Committee Meets Central Library Board Room
April 19 4:00 PM Redistricting Committee Meets 121 Greene Ave in Allouez
April 22 9:30 AM
Before the Flood an important Earth Week film. Central Library lower-level
April 22 1:00 PM Earth Day/Climate March City Deck in Green Bay
May 9 5:00 PM LWVGGB Annual Meeting and Dinner and Speaker
June 9-10 LWVWI Annual Meeting Hyatt-Regency, Green Bay
Candidates for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be on the April 4 ballot. The candidates are Tony Every (I) and Lowell Holtz. Information about the two candidates is available at http://www.lwvwi.org/VotingElections/SPRINGNONPARTISANELECTIONApril42017.aspx
Three candidates Heidi Fagre, Laura Mc Coy, and incumbent Katie Maloney are running for two seats on the Green Bay Area Public School Board. Additional information about each candidate is available at: https://ballotpedia.org/Green_Bay_Area_Public_School_District_elections_(2017)
The Green Bay Area Public School Referendums: Question #1 the Operational Referendum and Question #2 the Facilities Referendum. Read more about both questions at: http://www.gbaps.org/referendum
The Denmark School District Referendum information can be found at http://www.denmark.k12.wi.us/dist/2014ref.cfm
Information about the Howard-Suamico School District Referendum is at www.hssd.k12.wi.us/referendum
In addition to area judges, four candidates are running for the Allouez Village Board: Jim Genrich, Matthew Harris, Ray Kopish, Christopher D. Sampson. You can find information about these candidates GBPG interview at: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/politics/elections/2017/03/22/meet-candidates-allouez-village-board/99162968/
Be sure your family and friends are registered to vote! To find EXACTLY what is on your April 4 ballot and other voting information go to myvote.wi.gov
As a part of Earth Week activities, the public is invited to join League members and their families at 9:30 A M, Saturday, April 22 at the BC Central Library lower-level auditorium to view the 2016 documentary Before the Flood.
Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis.
You can find a trailer about the film at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UGsRcxaSAI
At 1:00 PM on Saturday afternoon there will be a Climate/Earth Day march in Green Bay. People will gather at the the City Deck (Next to the Creamery). An introduction and speaker is scheduled for 1:20 PM after which the march will start. People will be marching for many reasons including our air, water, and land as well as clean energy, jobs, and climate justice. The march will finish at City Deck about 2:30.
Thank you to Colleen Gruszynski who organized and moderated the March Trailblazer event which nearly one hundred community and League members attended. Everyone enjoyed the touches of humor with which the panel related serious stories about blazing the trail into local government.
The Trailblazers included Joan Mills, the first woman to serve on the De Pere City Council and later on the Brown County Board; Judy Crain, an early member of the GBAPS Board and U-W Regent; Celestine Jefferys, the first woman of color on the Green Bay Common Council and GBAPS Board; and Chairwoman of the Oneida Council Christina Danforth. These are phenomenal women, an example for us all, and LWVGGB heartily thanks them for their participation.
Circle May 9 on your calendar, the date of LWVGGB Annual meeting at the Holiday Inn Stadium (Article below). Also, consider being a delegate or volunteer to help at the LWVWI Annual Meeting, Friday evening, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at the Hyatt-KI Center. Call 562-7829 for additional information.
Vote on April 4. Your vote is needed to show support for a strong public education system. Julie Arneth
STAUCH GRUSZYNSKI Political Director Wisconsin Conservation Voters
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY! Dinner Choices: Honey Pecan Chicken: served with Wild Rice Pilaf and Sweet Honey Carrots or Vegetable Alfredo: Creamy Alfredo Sauce over a bed of Colorful Vegetables and Fettuccine Pasta
Send in your Dinner Choice and a $20 check made out to LWVGGB to: LWVGGB, P.O. Box 1923, Green Bay, WI 54301
Voting Advocates of Brown County (VABC) a non partisan organization hopes to have enough trained individuals to volunteer in the high schools to register voters, as well as, expand their presence in the community so that all citizens are able to vote.
RSVP no later than April 16, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Since our LWVGGB is hosting this event consider volunteering We need your help registering delegates, distributing Green Bay Visitor and Convention Bureau information, monitoring the silent auction table, ushering, and counting ballots when needed. Call 920-562-7849 if you can assist.