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February: It's A Short Month -- Take Action NOW!
As part of it's commitment to Coalition Building, the Justice Caucus urges members and friends to take action in support of Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Workers and Alternative Energy.
Since we can all use help with messaging, there's help from George Lakoff.
Do You Have Five Minutes?
That's all it takes to save the public broadcasting programming you love. Congress is considering several bills that would severely cut or even eliminate funding for public broadcasting.
The Audience: 170 Million Americans (each month)
381 Television Stations
889 Radio Stations
From: Salters, Iris (President, Michigan Education Association)
HFCC Alternative Energy Summit Hits Campus Feb. 25!
Date: 1/20/2011 - 2/25/2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center
The HFCC Alternative Energy Summit, titled 'Green Entrepreneurship,' will take place on campus Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Join us to learn from industry experts about how to create a start-up company in the emerging green economy. In this high growth sector, green entrepreneurship will be a leading source of jobs and economic growth. Learn about this opportunity and much more at the Summit.
Keynote speakers include Scott Minos of the U.S. Dept. of Energy; Chuck Conlen of DTE; and Matt Roush of WWJ News Radio. Breakout sessions include
* Create a Green Start Up Company;
* Get Energy Efficiency in your Business or Home;
* Electric Cars--What's the Technology?
* Go Green in Your Business; and
* Cities Go Green--Learn how.
Attendees can also visit the hands-on business expo and take a ride in a hybrid car.
This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. A limited number of vendor tables are available. For more information, call 313.317.1550 or 313.845.9798.
Messaging, from George Lakoff (via Truthout.org)
George Lakoff | What Conservatives Really Want
George Lakoff, Truthout: "Conservatives really want to change the basis of American life, to make America run according to the conservative moral worldview in all areas of life... What is saddest of all is to see Democrats helping them. Democrats help radical conservatives by accepting the deficit frame and arguing about what to cut...
Democrats help conservatives by not shouting out loud over and over that it was conservative values that caused the global economic collapse: lack of regulation and a greed-is-good ethic... Democrats help 'conservatives when they use conservative words like 'entitlements' instead of 'earnings' and speak of government as providing 'services' instead of 'necessities'... Is there hope? I see it in Wisconsin, where tens of thousands citizens see through the conservative frames and are willing to flood the streets of their capital to stand up for their rights."