Monday, April 15, 2013
A forum led by Rep. Sandy Pasch cast a bleak forecast of funding of public education under Gov. Scott Walker's 2013-15 budget proposal.
State Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker are systemically attempting to defund public schools in Wisconsin, a panel led by Rep. Sandy Pasch said Sunday afternoon. The forum, hosted by progressive group Grassroots Northshore at Shorewood's North Shore Presbyterian Church, fielded about 65 and cast a bleak forecast of funding of pubic schools under Walker's 2013-15 budget proposal. The governor’s budget includes a freeze of the revenue limit for pubic school districts, a slight increase in state aid, and an expansion of the voucher system to nine schools in Milwaukee and Waukesha, allowing students to attend private schools in lieu of underperforming public schools. It also includes additional funding for high-performing districts…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The free Grassroots Northshore forum running 3 p.m. Sunday at North Shore Presbyterian Church in Shorewood starts with a presentation from Rep. Sandy Pasch, and also includes a panel discussion of funding of voucher, charter and public school.
State Rep. Sandy Pasch will lead a Shorewood forum Sunday on funding of public education under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed 2013-2015 budget. Progressive group Grassroots Northshore's forum will start with a presentation from the Shorewood Democrat, followed by a panel discussion of voucher, charter and public schools, special education vouchers and the difference in state funding between the schools. It starts 3 p.m. at North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N. Bartlett Ave., and is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Walker's budget proposal includes a freeze on public school districts revenue limits, a slight increase in state aid to public schools and extra funding for high-performing districts, and an expansion of the …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The volunteer-run group announced this week it has opened its first official headquarters since its inception in 2004. It has set up shop at 325 E. Silver Spring Dr., above the Irina's Kitchen restaurant near Bayshore Town Center.
Local progressive political group Grassroots Northshore has found a new home. The volunteer-run organization announced this week it has opened its first official headquarters since its inception in 2004. It has set up shop at 325 W. Silver Spring Dr., above the Irina's Kitchen restaurant near Bayshore Town Center. "For years we have operated out of people's homes, church basements and makeshift campaign headquarters," the group said in an email to members on Monday. "As of last week, thanks to the dedication of our steering committee, GRNS now has a home." The group has more than 1,000 members from several North Shore communities including Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Glendale and Fox Point. The new headquarters will serve as a geographical …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
With recalls trending in the state and activists looking to volunteer more than ever, Grassroots Northshore has become a significant voice in Shorewood.
Considering the state of politics in Wisconsin — emotionally charged recall efforts across the state, an open U.S. Senate seat and a looming presidential election — it's no wonder the all-volunteer, local progressive group Grassroots Northshore has seen its membership swell to more than 1,000. “Let’s face it, Scott Walker has been very good for business,” Grassroots Northshore founder Keith Schmitz joked. "People are sort of looking for a vehicle to push back." A primary driver of a failed earlier this year, the group is once again hitting the sidewalks and canvassing the North Shore for recall petition signatures. Grassroots Northshore is one of hundreds of groups around the state organizing efforts to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Shorewood chapter of Grassroots Northshore pumped up Rep. Sandy Pasch campaign volunteers with a night of poetry, music and comedy at Sen. Alberta Darling's expense.
Around 100 packed Three Lions Pub in Shorewood Monday night for a unique evening of activities to motivate grassroots volunteers for the Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Sandy Pasch's campaign. The night started with a group of supporters holding signs at the intersection of East Capitol Drive and North Oakland Drive, soliciting car horn honks. The group moved to Three Lions Pub, where they recited original limericks, poetry, music about 8th Senate recall election incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills). Comedians performed jokes about Darling.