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BudgetWI Joint Finance Committee - Jon Erpenbach is local State Senator on the Committee.See list of Senator email and ph info provided on 3/12/13. Hearing dates and locations mostly set. None in Madison at this time. One location TBD.
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Climate Change350.org (Madison chapter)http://350madison.org/Fighting pipelines crossing through WI, Divestment campaigns, associated with Repower Madison. Sign up to get info and action alerts.
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Climate changeCitizens Climate Lobby (Madison chapter)http://www.madisonccl.info/Join to get emails, etc. Local Madison chapter meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.
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Climate change Clean Wisconsinhttp://www.cleanwisconsin.org/Large environmental group - PR about climate change, not much active lobbying that is public facing. Involved in DNR removing climate change from webpage
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Climate change Climate Wisconsinhttps://climatewisconsin.org/Climate Wisconsin tells stories from a rapidly changing state.
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Climate change Cool ChoicesBusiness providing lifestyle sustainability programming (computer game) businesses can contract for their employees
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Climate change Dane County Clean Air Coalition
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Climate change Dane County Climate Change Action Council
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Climate change DNR Green TierA certification program run by state DNR - not much connection to climate
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Climate change Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Grouphttps://president.rotarymadison.org/tag/climate-change/
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Climate change Focus on Energy
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Climate change Green MadisonCoalition working to have Madison win Georgetown University Energy Prize. Program coordinated by City and Cool Choices (contractor). Likely over, as prize finalists were already decided.
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Climate change Green Masters Program
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Climate change MadiSUN Solarhttp://www.cityofmadison.com/Sustainability/City/madiSUN/Previously fed funded program to provide free solar site assessments to residents and buisness. Now supports a local solar group buying program (administered by RENEW)
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Climate change Middleton Sustainability Committee
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Climate change Midwest Environmental Advocateshttp://midwestadvocates.org/issues-actions/issues/detail/airI don't think they are doing much on climate actively - they have been litigating pipelines, expanded construction, water issues (-Chelsea)
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Climate change Midwest Renewable Energy Association
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Climate change Mpower Businesshttp://www.sustaindane.org/going-sustainable/at-work/mpower-business/Sub-program of Sustain Dane, coalition of local businesses with green practices
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Climate change Physicians for Social Responsibility - WI Chapter
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Climate change Renew Wisconsinhttp://www.renewwisconsin.org/RENEW Wisconsin leads and accelerates the transformation to Wisconsin's renewable energy future through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
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Climate change RePowerMadisonhttp://www.repowermadison.org/Working on MGE issue
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Climate change Seventhwave (formerly Energy Center of WI)
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Climate change Sierra Club Clean Coal Campaignhttp://www.sierraclub.org/wisconsin/moving-beyond-coal-clean-energyclimate change is top priority of group
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Climate change Sierra Club Four Lakes Group
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Climate change Sustainable Madison (City of)
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Climate change Sustainable Madison Committeehttps://madison.legistar.com/DepartmentDetail.aspx?ID=19332&GUID=2B8369DE-08AC-429B-BFE3-D486115F253D&Search=Drafts legislation for the city to set aside funding for renewable energy and net-zero carbon emissions. Additional roles in Madison's Sustainable Transportation Master Plan.
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Climate change The Natural Step Monona
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Climate change The Nelson Institute
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Climate change Urban Tree Alliancehttp://www.urbantreealliance.org/Planting more trees in and around Madison, using light equipment for tree work
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Climate change UW Office of Sustainabilityhttp://sustainability.wisc.edu/newsletter/Education around sustainability and climate, coordination of climate-and-environment-focused eforts on the UW-Madison campus
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Climate change UW Water Sustainability and Climate Projechttps://wsc.limnology.wisc.edu/Research, outreach and policy around water and land-use that affects climate and the environment
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Climate change UW-Extension SHWEC
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Climate change UW-Extension Sustainable Communities Capacity Center
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Climate change Wisconsin Academyhttps://wisconsinacademy.org/initiatives/climate-futureThey aren't doing anything to directly combat climate change. They mostly focus on putting out publications and programs that cultivate & sustain Wisconsin thought & culture.
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Climate change Wisconsin Environmental Initiativehttp://weigogreener.org/
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Climate change Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impactshttp://www.wicci.wisc.edu/Conduct science-based assessments of potential climate change impacts.
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Climate change Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Lighthttp://wisconsinipl.org/
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Climate change Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
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ElectionsCommon Cause Wisconsinhttp://www.commoncause.org/states/wisconsin/Non-profit, non-partisan national organization focusing on clean, open government, along with fair redistricting, money in politics, voting and elections, ethics, public awareness & participation.
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ElectionsIndivisiblehttps://www.indivisibleguide.com/Group of former legislative aides who wrote a guide for how to effectively influence legislators on issues. Has grown into a network of active grassroots groups around the country.
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Elections/VotingBring It To the Ballothttp://www.bringitwisconsin.com/Everything you need to know about Voter photo ID in Wisconsin.
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Elections/VotingDane County Voter ID Coalitionhttp://www.voteridwisconsin.org/Educates voters about the requirement to show a voter photo ID to receive a ballot on Election Day or when voting absentee. Identifies voters who may not have an acceptable voter photo ID, and arranges for direct assistance to those voters who may need help obtaining one.
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Elections/VotingLeague of Women Voters of Dane Countyhttps://www.lwvdanecounty.org/The League is a non-profit, non-partisan, national organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation of citizens in government at all levels.
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Elections/VotingMy Vote Wisconsinhttps://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Website where anyone in Wisconsin can register to vote, check their registration status, find their polling place, view their ballot, request an absentee ballot, and much more.
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Elections/VotingVoteRidershttp://www.voteriders.org/Provides voter ID information and assistance.
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ImmigrantsCentro Hispanohttp://www.micentro.org/volunteer.htmlJuventud Volunteer
Farmers' Market
General Support
Immigration Services
Reception
Summer Club
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ImmigrantsCentro Hispano (Madison)http://www.micentro.org/volunteer.htmlVolunteer with Centro Hispano
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ImmigrantsWisconsin Literacy Councilhttp://wisconsinliteracy.org/get-involved/volunteer.htmlTutor/small group instruction
Administrative support
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Immigrants, worker rightsVoces de la Fronterahttp://vdlf.org/sign-up/Sign up to get action alerts
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Immigrants/refugeesOpen Doors for refugees (Madison)http://www.opendoorsforrefugees.org/contactLearn how to be an advocate for refugees . http://www.opendoorsforrefugees.org/advocate
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LGBTQ EquityFair Wisconsinhttps://fairwisconsin.com/Whether you can make phone calls to supporters, represent Fair Wisconsin at local events or help out around the office, we’re thrilled that you’re interested in helping us make equality happen.
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LGBTQ Equitygsafehttp://www.gsafewi.org/Developing the leadership of LGBTQ youth and students
Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs)
Training educational staff
Advancing educational justice
Deepening racial, social and gender justice
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LGBTQ EquityOutreachhttp://www.lgbtoutreach.org/Switchboard referral work
Speaker's bureau
Peer counselor
Group facilitation
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Multi issue5 Calls a Dayhttps://5calls.org/Suscribe to a weekly email to prompt you to make 5 calls to legislators on issues you care about.
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Multi issueIndependent activisthttps://jenniferhofmann.com/home/weekly-action-checklist-democrats-independents-republicans-conscience/Subscribe to get a checklist of weekly actions you can take
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Multi issueNeighbors in Need of Assistance
http://stjohnsoregonwis.org/neighbors-in-need-of-assistance-nina-mission/
The NINA Emergency Fund assists families in the Oregon-Brooklyn School district who have children under 18 with funding for rent and utilities in emergency situations. The fund collects donations from individuals and organizations in the Oregon-Brooklyn community and disburses over $25,000 in assistance each year. This program is administered by Joe Sullivan, Oregon’s social worker through the statewide “Joining Forces for Families” program, which is a service of the Dane County Department of Human Services.
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Multi issueOregon/Brooklyn Food Pantryhttp://www.obfp.org/Volunteers help guests select food items, restock tables, help with carry-outs, assist with registration etc. We assign tasks based on the abilities of our volunteers.
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Racial JusticeBoys' & Girls' Club of Dane Countyhttp://www.bgcdc.org/get-involved/volunteer/Tutor
Mentor
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Racial JusticeCenter for Resilient Citieshttp://www.resilientcities.org/projects-programs/our-programs/Mission: Center for Resilient Cities offers a strategic blend of programs that encourage neighbors, friends and family to forge strong relationships as they spend time together. In Madison, Badger Rock Center provides recurring, seasonal, summer youth and special activities, often with local partners and at no cost to participants. These programs help neighbors enrich their lives through pursuit of new skills and interests as well as connection to the neighborhood.
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Racial JusticeCommonwealth Development
http://www.cwd.org/Youth Job Skill Mentoring
Affordable Housing
Other varied
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Racial JusticeFair Housing Center of Greater Madisonwww.fairhousingwisconsin.comAssisting in investigations of illegal housing discrimination
Educating elected and public officials on local, state and national levels
Speaking on behalf of the Fair Housing Councils and its satellite offices before other organizations
Helping encourage public support for fair housing efforts
Providing financial assistance
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Racial JusticeFamilies for Justice (engage white parents and their families in working for racial justice)https://www.familiesforjustice.orgFamilies for Justice is a multigenerational network of people outraged by our community's racial injustice and working to engage more white parents and their families to be an active part of the solution.
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Racial JusticeGirls Inchttp://www.goodmancenter.org/girlsincTutor
Mentor
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Racial JusticeMadison Urban Ministryhttp://emum.org/volunteer/Mentoring and Family Connections
Circles of Support
Returning Prisoner Simulations
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Racial JusticeNehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Developmenthttp://nehemiah.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/Mentor
Tutor
Meal preparation
Transportation
Administrative support
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Racial JusticeShowing Up for Racial Justicehttp://www.showingupforracialjustice.orgSURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.
Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
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Racial JusticeTenant Resource Centerhttp://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/get_involvedHousing Counselors
Mediators
Office/Administrative Support
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Racial JusticeUrban League of Greater Madisonhttp://www.ulgm.org/volunteerTutor
Mentor
Workforce development
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Racial JusticeWisconsin Network for Peace and Justicehttp://www.wnpj.orgMission: Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice advances a sustainable world free from violence and injustice by connecting, engaging, and strengthening member groups and serving as a catalyst for community organizing and education.
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Racial JusticeYWCA Madisonhttp://www.ywcamadison.org/site/c.cuIWLiO0JqI8E/b.7964783/k.FA6F/Volunteer.htmTransportation
Driver's License Recovery Program
Fundraising
Administrative Support
Women's Leadership Program
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Social security, MedicareAARPhttp://action.aarp.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Advocacy_HomeSign up to get action alerts
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Women's RightsDane County Rape Crisis Centerhttp://www.danecountyrcc.org/index.phpVolunteer, donate money/goods
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Women's RightsDemocratic Party of Wisconsin Women's Caucushttps://www.facebook.com/WomensCaucusDPW/?ref=page_internal&qsefr=1Volunteer, events, help women running for office
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Women's RightsDomestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)http://abuseintervention.org/Volunteer, donate money/goods
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Women's RightsYWCA Madisonhttp://www.ywcamadison.org/site/c.cuIWLiO0JqI8E/b.7964681/k.BDF8/Home.htmVolunteer, donate money/goods
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Women's Rights-
Economic/Job
9to5 Wisconsin-Milwaukee/Madison Chapterhttp://9to5.org/local-chapters/9to5-wisconsin/Volunteer, events, actions related to legislation (paid leave)
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Women's Rights-
General
Building Brave-Non-profit org building a community to insipre confidence and bravery in women and girlshttps://www.buildingbrave.org/App, events, volunteer?
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Women's Rights-
General
National Organization for Women (NOW) Madison Chapterhttps://www.facebook.com/NOWMadison/Volunteer, actions, events. Next meeting 3/14 at 5:30 at Central Library. Contact Lindsay Lemmer at 608-217-5217 for more info.
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Women's Rights-
General
Wisconsin Women's Networkhttp://www.wiwomensnetwork.org/Volunteer, events, trainings, mentor program
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Women's Rights-
Health
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsinhttp://www.prochoicewisconsin.org/Volunteer, action events, fundraising events, lobbying events
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Women's Rights-
Health
Planned Parenthood Advocates of WIhttp://www.ppawi.org/Volunteer, email updates, events
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Women's Rights-
Health
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Healthhttp://www.supportwomenshealth.org/Volunteer, email updates, events, conference 3/14
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Women's Rights-
Running for Office
Emerge Wisconsinhttp://www.emergewi.org/Volunteer, events, training program to run for office at all levels
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Worker rightsInterfaith Coaltion for Worker Rights (Madison-based)www.workerjustice.orgSend an email to:director@workerjustice.org and request to be added to email action alerts.
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