From Stonewall to Selma to Standing Rock, we the people have pushed America towards a dream of freedom for all.
But there are always those who want to take us backwards, using fear and division to cling to power and take away our freedoms.
Freedom means freedom to:
❤️ Love who we love
👨👩👧 Decide if and when we grow our families
🗳Vote in elections and have every vote counted
Progress often seems impossible. But WE get to decide what happens next.
We always have – and now until November 8th, we will vote for the future we want.
Vote to #ProtectOurFreedoms and vote Democrats.
Canvass, phone, message on social media, register people to vote, assist at the polls, whatever your skills are, we need them.
Call Us and Be Part of the Movement. Join us to take back our rights.
Call or text: 608-909-1518
Make sure you're registered to vote and have the necessary ID by going to www.myvote.wi.gov
Volunteer to work at your local polling place and contact OAP to assist with voter protection activities. [email protected]
Work for candidates for State and Local Offices:
Now, more than ever, it's imperative that we elect as many democrats to the Wisconsin legislature. We must re-elect Governor Evers so that he can continue blocking Republication efforts to undermine our democracy. Likewise, we need to re-elect Attorney General Josh Kaul to protect our fundamental rights. To assist in these campaigns, contact the following:
Governor Evers: Tony for Wisconsin
Attorney General Josh Kaul: Re-elect Josh Kaul
Jenna Jacobson (Assembly District 43): Jenna for Assembly
Mark Spreitzer (Senate District 15): Spreitzer for Senate
And, of course, VOTE. KEY DATES:
GENERAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 8, 2022
IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING: OCTOBER 25, 2022-NOVEMBER 6, 2022
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IN MUNICIPAL CLERK'S OFFICE: NOVEMBER 4, 2022
YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER TO VOTE AT YOUR POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY
With sadness and love we remember our friend, Sheila Spear, who passed away on October 22, 2022.
Sheila was one of those rare people who made a difference in the organizations she worked in and for the people she met.
Sheila studied Economics in London, where she shared a lecture hall with a young Mick Jagger. She led group tours in Greece for young people as part of a United Nations program; she taught school in London, then worked for the Peace Corp in Tanzania. Sheila also taught at the University level and was the Director of Internal Student and Scholar Services at UW- Madison. Sheila was a passionate social justice warrior, and gave innumerable hours to the Madison Urban Ministry (renamed JustDane), and of course, the Oregon Area Progressives.
But most of all Sheila will be remembered for the effect she had on those of us who were privileged to know her: as the woman who recruited some of us for OAP, for being living proof that talking to folks does make a difference, and as a patient, kind, and determined voice of reason in troubled times.
We will miss you, Sheila.
Oregon Area Progressives support the people of Ukraine in their struggle for freedom and democracy.