2014 Sierra Club Events Calendar
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Transportation Town Halls
A comprehensive, well-maintained transportation system is vital to our state and our local economies. To thrive and grow, cities like Eau Claire, Appleton, La Crosse, Wausau, Madison, Milwaukee and surrounding communities need well-maintained local roads; affordable, efficient transit; and safe sidewalks and bicycle paths. But state funding for local transportation needs has been declining for years and has resulted in crumbling infrastructure, neglected maintenance, and transit service cuts in many Wisconsin communities. The Move Wisconsin Alliance* presentation will explore the challenges we face, delve into funding issues, and offer thoughts on better balancing Wisconsin’s transportation priorities. Come join us for a lively discussion about Wisconsin’s transportation future.
Eau Claire: Monday, October 13, 2014: 5:30 PM
(Open House at 4:30 PM)
Masonic Lodge, 616 Graham Ave, Eau Claire
Appleton: Thursday, October 16, 2014: 6:30 PM
Thompson Community Center, 820 W College Avenue, Appleton
hosted by ESTHER
La Crosse: Wednesday, October 22, 2014: 7:00 PM
Ho-Chunk Three Rivers House, 724 Main Street, La Crosse
(co-hosted by Sierra Club-Coulee Region Group)
Wausau: Thursday, October 23, 2014: 6:00 PM
Marathon County Library (tentative), 300 North First Street, Wausau
Madison: Week of October 20, Details TBA, Noon Lunch
Sheboygan: Week of October 20, Details TBA, hosted by WISPIRG
Ashland: Week of October 26, Details TBA, hosted by Wisconsin Aging Network
October 14, Transportation Town Hall on Proposed Expansion of I-94
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is proposing a $1.1 billion expansion of Interstate 94 in Milwaukee between N. 16th Street and 70th Street (between Marquette and Zoo Interchanges) that will bisect neighborhoods, desecrate cemetaries, and disrupt local businesses. There are real questions about the traffic data that is being used to justify this costly, double-decker highway expansion, especially as growing transit needs and local road maintenance continue to be neglected. Attend a transportation town hall with WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb (invited) sponsored by the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation (CMRT) to discuss this project, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Burke's Irish Castle, 5328 Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee.
October 18, Lace up Your Tennis Shoes for Penny this Saturday!
Please volunteer Saturday, October 18 to knock on doors to inform voters about Penny Bernard Schaber's bid for State Senate (SD 19). Training, literature, maps and snacks will be provided for all who volunteer.
Join Fellow Environmentalists for Penny Bernard Schaber:
Sierra Club-endorsed conservation champion & candidate for State Senate (District 19)
Saturday October 18, NOON, 3:00 PM, or 4:30 PM
MEET AT THE WLCV Offices
921 Association Drive, Appleton, WI
For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 216-3793 (To carpool from Madison, contact Jennifer at email@example.com)
RSVP By Thursday, October 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred shift (noon, 3pm, or 4:30 pm), cell phone, and email.
Penny Bernard Schaber is a longtime active Sierra Club member and volunteer leader. She has served as chairperson for the Fox Valley Group and also for the John Muir Chapter. She will stand up for our environment in the State Senate! She is working hard, but volunteers are needed in this vast, challenging district to make the case that will put her over the top. Volunteering is easy and fun! It's a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the fall colors while making a critical difference in the fall election which will impact Wisconsin for years to come. For more information on Sierra Club's endorsed candidates for the fall election, see: http://wisconsin.sierraclub.org/politics.asp
November 4 General Election, VOTE!
Check our political page for endorsements and other electoral information.
November 15, John Muir: University of the Wilderness
Get your tickets today for a special production of song and verse to celebrate Sierra Club's founding father, presented by Chance Urban Chamber Music, to be held:
Sat. November 15, 2015, 7:30 PM Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012, (262) 375-3676 (Tickets $15 Adults/ $12 CCC members/ $6 chidren)