Monday, September 18, 2006

Kicking Off Around Wisonsin

Just as we kicked off here in Madison slightly more than a week ago, Students for a Fair Wisconsin groups have been kicking off around the state. Andrew Moe, who wrote for us last week, has been working hard to help organize statewide campuses outside of the Madison and Milwaukee areas. Last week, groups he has been working with held kickoffs in Oshkosh, La Crosse, Whitewater, River Falls and Eau Claire. And soon, they will be kicking off at Stevens Point and Stout. Here are a few highlights from last week’s kickoffs in Oshkosh and La Crosse:

UW-La Crosse: Over 35 people, including 23 new volunteers, showed up. Everyone was excited to learn about the ban and how they could get involved to make sure students at La Crosse vote no on November 7. And they hit the ground running by planning to table at the Cartwright Center and to drop lit in the classrooms.

Oshkosh KickoffUW-Oshkosh: Over 40 people came to learn more about defeating the ban this November. After a mini speakers training from field organizer Jeff Broxmeyer and hearing why County Supervisor Jef Hall opposes the ban, they planned tabling events at Reeve Union, along with lit drops and chalking around the UW-Oshkosh campus.

Update (19 September 2006 at 2:00pm): In the statewide student activity round-up, I forgot to include UW-Platteville, where a lot of great things have been going on. Coleman, a field organizer for Fair Wisconsin in the area, has an update here.

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