We’re excited to partner with Steve Hansen of UppityWisconsin to hold a Netroots Wisconsin gathering on May 20 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
This year Netroots Wisconsin comes to the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin for a day of training, panels, and organizing for progressive causes. We are also excited this year to introduce a screening of two films: Koch Brothers Exposed, and We Are Wisconsin.
Featured sessions include a Journalism 101 for Bloggers session taught by Emily Mills of Dane 101, a session on the Wisconsin War on the Environment led by Tom Stolp of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and a session on the influence of money on Wisconsin Politics with Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
Western Wisconsin is being overwhelmed by new frac sand mining operations. This silica sand is used by oil and gas companies in “fracking” operations, and almost all of the usable sand in the US is located in western Wisconsin. We expect as many as 150 sand mining operations in Wisconsin in the next few years, and they bring devastating issues to the state’s environment, health, and rural life. A major focus of this conference will be organizing against sand mining.
Netroots Wisconsin 2012 will be held at the Avalon Hotel and Conference Center in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on Sunday, May 20. It is the day after FightingBobFest North, so that progressive activists in Wisconsin may have a progressive weekend in Chippewa Falls, with a day of rousing political speeches followed by a day of organizing and activism. Please visit http://netrootswisconsin.org to register or see the program schedule.