Friday, July 18, 2008

Voting rights summit scheduled for Milwaukee

Election Protection Expert Sheila Cochran and
The Institute for One Wisconsin invite you to participate in:



PROTECT WISCONSIN’S VOTE
EDUCATION SUMMIT


Thursday, July 24 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
The Times Theater, 5906 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208


The Protect Wisconsin’s Vote Education Summit will feature a lively panel discussion on:
♦ Voter Suppression
♦ The Myth of Voter Fraud
♦ Felon Re-Enfranchisement
♦ Bilingual Barriers
♦ Accessibility at Polls
♦ Pitfalls of Voter ID
♦ Same Day Registration

Featuring: Short films on voter rights by Milwaukee's MATA Media and excerpts from the film Uncounted. Refreshments Provided

***For more information please call 414.220.9250***

www.PROTECTWISCONSINSVOTE.ORG


Event partner Organizations: Milwaukee Area Labor Council, Voces de la Frontera, ACLU of Wisconsin, Disability Rights Wisconsin, and League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

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If you would like to join the growing list of organizations and individuals committed to restoring the vote in Wisconsin, email rcrawford@aclu-wi.org for more information!

Restore the Vote Wisconsin Wisconsin coalition members will be actively engaged in public education on: the issue of felon enfranchisement statewide, current laws for the 2008 election, Voting While Incarcerated program for incarcerated individuals who are not felons (misdemeanants, awaiting trial or sentencing), and public education on the legislation currently proposed in Wisconsin.

Organizations that have joined the coalition include: ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation, ACLU Racial Justice Project, 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women, NAACP – Milwaukee Branch, NAACP-Racine Branch, NAACP – Wisconsin State Office, Citizen Action of Milwaukee, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Campaign Against Violence, Grassroots Northshore, Wisconsin Women’s Network-Women in Prison Task Force, ACORN-Wisconsin, SEIU-AFRAM and Voces de la Frontera, Liberty Tree Foundation, Veterans for Peace-local 102 (Cudahy), League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Faith Community Workers for Justice (a project of the WI AFL-CIO), Citizen Action of Milwaukee – Faith-based Caucus, WI-CURE (WI-Citizens United to Rehabilitate Errants), Institute for One Wisconsin, Voices Beyond Bars a project of Madison area Urban Ministries, Project Return, Racine Dominican Justice and Rights Commission, The Sentencing Project, National Black Police Association, Urban Underground, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, National Lawyers Guild-Milwaukee Chapter, Vessels of God, American Associate of Probation and Parole Officers, Community Connections Wisconsin, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Peace Education Project of Peace Action-Wisconsin and WISDOM.

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Restore the Vote WI NOW! coalition members will be actively engaged in public education on: the issue of felon enfranchisement statewide, current laws for the 2008 election, Voting While Incarcerated program for incarcerated individuals who are not felons (misdemeanants, awaiting trial or sentencing), and public education on the legislation currently proposed in Wisconsin and direct action lobbying with legislators to advance the legislation in the WI State Assembly and State Senate with a goal to have it passed in both houses and signed by the WI governor by the end of the 2010 session.

Organizations that have joined the coalition include: ACLU of Wisconsin, ACLU Racial Justice Project, 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women, NAACP – Milwaukee Branch, NAACP-Racine Branch, NAACP – Wisconsin State Office, Citizen Action of Milwaukee, Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods Coalition, One Wisconsin Now, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Campaign Against Violence, Grassroots Northshore, ACORN-Wisconsin, SEIU-AFRAM, Liberty Tree Foundation, Faith Community Workers for Justice (a project of the WI AFL-CIO), Center Advocates, National Lawyers Guild-Milwaukee Chapter, American Associate of Probation and Parole Officers, Community Connections, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Madison area Urban Ministries, Project Return, Community Connections and Peace Action-Wisconsin.

Cross-posted from the ACLU of Wisconsin's Cap City Liberty blog.