An estimated 500 high school students in Racine, Wis., will join a citywide effort urging voters to take to the polls on Election Day.
Youth Empowered in the Struggle-YES, the student arm of Voces de la Frontera, is organizing the event, which will include participation from Horlick, Case, Park and Walden high schools.
Second Hand Purrs, a no-kill cat shelter in Milwaukee, is conducting two fundraising campaigns this fall.
The shelter, 4300 S. Howell Ave., is offering Boston Store Community Day coupon books for a $5 donation. The shelter partners with the retailer and will have representatives at the Mayfair store for two hours on Nov. 3.
Fair Wisconsin PAC and Wisconsin Progress’ joint LGBT Conduit host a fundraiser for out Assembly candidate Melissa Lemke of Racine tomorrow night. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Argus Bar & Grille, 123 E. Main St., in Madison. Click here to RSVP.
Although Lemke’s campaign in Assembly District 62 is an uphill battle, observers believe that it is winnable, largely due to the smart, aggressive campaign she has conducted. The seat is currently open.
The Milwaukee Art Museum just had one of its best years in terms of attendance.
Museum officials say they had the third highest attendance ever for the 2012 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31. More than 395,000 visitors entered the galleries.
The University of Michigan is hosting a conference to examine the effect of the drafting 50 years ago of The Port Huron Statement, a founding document of the New Left movement that fueled civil rights and anti-Vietnam War activism on the nation's college campuses in the 1960s.
The conference began Wednesday and runs through today. It features Tom Hayden, Al Haber and other founders of Students for a Democratic Society.
Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee holds its first outdoor 5k Turkey Trot at 11 a.m. Nov. 18, at Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124 St., West Allis.
Scholarships provide support for girls to participate in GOTR’s youth development program, which “combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls.”
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin has a guide to voting rights in the state.
Pink Banana Theatre Co. holds its popular annual “FUNdraiser” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Great Lakes Distillery, 616 W. Virginia St. The event features live music by Filthharmonic, food and drinks from Great Lakes Distillery.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. They can be purchased online at www.pinkbananatheatre.com.
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center hosts its TGIF from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 9, at Tulip restaurant in the 3rd Ward. The event features complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
The monthly TGIF social events are held monthly at a different restaurant or bar in the greater Milwaukee area. They’re open to everyone.
Tulip is a Mediterranean restaurant located in the old Gas Light Building, 360 E. Erie St.
More than Wisconsin 225,000 voters have requested absentee ballots so far – including more than 100,000 in clerks’ offices – for the general election, according to a statement from the state Government Accountability Board.
"We are seeing long lines at many municipal clerks’ offices around the state," stated Kevin J. Kennedy, Wisconsin’s chief election official, in the news release. "One in five ballots (633,610) cast in 2008 were absentee, and we expect to see similar numbers in 2012."
Addressing a town hall meeting at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center this evening, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore updated a crowd of about 100 attendees about pending federal legislation concerning LGBT civil rights.
While acknowledging that the prospects for passage in the near future are dim, Moore outlined 15 proposed laws that would improve the lives of LGBT Americans if enacted. Those include the longstanding Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.