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ABUSIVE ENFORCEMENT AGENDA: Amnesty International USA is collecting signatures on a petition opposing President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies and “abusive enforcement agenda” that involve detaining tens of thousands of people. Find more at amnestyusa.org.

GET THE LEAD OUT: The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is working to save a bill intended to help Wisconsinites replace lead pipes and protect children from lead poisoning. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is lobbying heavily against SB 48, the Leading on Lead Act. For more go to conservationvoters.org.

COMMUNITY CARETAKERS: Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Milwaukee MMSD launched the Adopt-A-River program on Earth Day and invite community groups, businesses, schools and other organizations to volunteer to regularly clean up sections of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic rivers. For more, go to milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.

INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY: Activists march May 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Madison as part of the global Week of Mobilization for divestment from fossil fuels. Divest Madison and 350 Madison are coordinating the march. For more, go to 350madison.org.

DATE FOR DEMS: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s annual Founders Day Gala takes place May 6 at the Hilton-Milwaukee City Center. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota is the featured speaker. For details, go to wisdems.org.

WATER WORKSHOPS: Experts in the fields of engineering, science, law and policy will guide discussions on food, water and energy issues May 16 at Eckstein Hall at Marquette University Law School. For details, go to law.marquette.edu.

BOFFO BENEFIT: Traveling east this month? BOFFO, a nonprofit that presents experimental art, architecture and design, holds the ANTI-Narcissists Ball May 24 in New York City to celebrate artists and challenge the “disrespectful language and actions the current administration has directed toward Mexico.” For more, go to boffo-ny.org.

CONVENTION CALL: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin State Convention takes place in Middleton June 2–3. For details, go to wisdems.org.

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