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hornblast Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 12:56 PM
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Announce new group: Milwaukee County First!
From the web site:

What is Milwaukee County First?

Milwaukee County First is a grassroots network of organizations and individuals from all walks of life, united to amplify their voices in the cause of stopping the decline of Milwaukee County, restoring its assets and services to their former first class status, and keeping Milwaukee County a place where people will want to work, to play, and to live.

Milwaukee County is a shadow of what it once was. Its parks, once a necklace of jewels, are now unkempt and overgrown. Its transit system, once a yardstick for the nation, is now fighting for its very survival. The social services and safety net that Milwaukee County once provided has been scaled down so much that the State of Wisconsin had to intervene to protect the most vulnerable of the countys citizens. Its infrastructure is crumbling and years behind in necessary repairs.

The causes of this decline in Milwaukee Countys status are many, from the dire economic times we are in, to local leaders, past and present, who have put their self-interests before those of the people they serve. It is time, if not beyond time, for civic leaders to once again put the interests of Milwaukee County first. It is time to make Milwaukee County a first-class economic and social region for the State of Wisconsin and the entire Midwest. This is why residents from throughout Milwaukee County have come together to form Milwaukee County First.

Milwaukee County First is a registered 501(c)4 non-profit organization based in Milwaukee County.

Come and meet us Wednesday night, July 15, at Drinking Liberally. We will be at the Sugar Maple, located at 411 E. Lincoln Ave. tonight at 7 p.m.

Learn how you can help us help Milwaukee County, and let us know what issues you would like to see addressed.

See you there!

Full disclosure: I serve on the Milwaukee County First board of directors, and I am the host of Drinking Liberally.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 12:58 PM
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1. Grabbing the bull by the horns...
Edited on Wed Jul-15-09 12:58 PM by sybylla
...or is that scooping the bull with a shovel?

Either way, I wish you all luck.
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hornblast Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 12:59 PM
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2. And the URL is...
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 11:51 PM
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3. Did anyone see Scott Walker tonight on the news? He said he wants to get
rid of Milwaukee co. govt.
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hornblast Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-03-09 11:12 PM
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4. An old talking point of his
Sadly, rather than unify the local governments and make things more efficient, he seeks to starve it until he can drown it in the bathtub!
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