TRAVELERS’ AID: The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin wants to hear from people affected by the Trump administration’s travel restrictions. The ACLU continues to challenge the ban in court. ACLU of Wisconsin executive director Chris Ott asked those affected by the ban to email the organization at .
FIGHTING FOR FAIR: Grassroots North Shore announces the Fair Elections Town Hall takes place at 4:30 p.m. July 16 at North Shore Presbyterian Church in Shorewood. Plans include a review of the Gill v. Whitford gerrymander case set for oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court the first week in October. Attendees also will hear about the campaign to establish a nonpartisan redistricting process in the state. For more, go to grassrootsnorthshore.com.
HELP HUMANITIES: The Wisconsin Humanities Council receives about 90 percent of its funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The money supports programs in schools, libraries, museums, churches and historical societies across the state. President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget calls for defunding the NEH. WHC says, “If NEH funding is lost, with it go all of our matching grants to community organizations. All our service to communities throughout Wisconsin will end.” The organization is asking Wisconsin residents to lobby the state congressional delegation to “save NEH funding.” Go to wisconsinhumanities.org/about-us/save-neh-funding for more.
BACK TO SCHOOL: The Wisconsin Public Education Summer Summit takes place Aug. 9 at Lake Mills High School in Lake Mills. The summit offers a full day of workshops and strategy sessions led by public education advocates and presented by the Wisconsin Public Education Network. For more, go to wisconsinnetwork.org.
GATHERING IN TWIN CITIES: Democracy Convention III opens Aug. 2 at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. The convention brings together policymakers, community leaders, movement intellectuals and researchers working to strengthen democracy. More than a single event, the convention houses nine conferences: Community & Economic Democracy, Democratizing the Constitution, Earth Democracy, Education for Democracy, Global Democracy, Media Democracy, Peace & Democracy, Race & Democracy, and Representative Democracy. For more, go to democracyconvention.org.
INDIVISIBLE WISCONSIN: Sign up for action alerts and follow notices from Indivisible Wisconsin, a grassroots group inspired by the principles of the Indivisible Guide circulated after the election of Donald Trump to the White House. The group states, “Our mission is simple: To resist the Trump agenda in Wisconsin, particularly by holding Paul Ryan accountable in District 1.” For more, go to indivisiblewi.com.