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 and in La Crosse 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 [email protected] for details.
We have put both days into the calend on our sister site, Wis.Community, and more details 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.