There was some consternation in progressive circles this year since it appeared that there would only be a kickoff event for Fighting Bob Fest, but no actual fest. 

However, the folks at Our Wisconsin Revolution have teamed up with The Progressive to take Fighting Bob Fest on the road. There will be fests in Milwaukee(link is external) and in La Crosse (link is external)this year. Furious planning is still underway, but the events are soon, on Sept. 16 in both cities. 

Speakers this year will include:

Nina Turner,  National president of Our Revolution

Jim Hightower, favorite regular Fighting Bob Fest speaker of The Hightower Lowdown

Terrance Warthen and Sarah Lloyd, Co-Chairs - Our Wisconsin Revolution

David Bowen, WI Assembly District 10 (MKE)

Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (LAX)

Admission is free, though donations are welcome.  Food will be available at both venues. 

If you are interested in volunteering or your organization is interested in tabling at the event. Contact sends e-mail) for details.

More details and a place to RSVP are available at the links below. Personally I am heading over to the La Crosse event and hope to bring some folks from the Citizen Action Western Wisconsin Organizing Co-op.

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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