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Please join us for any of these upcoming ESTHER events!

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  • To see the complete ESTHER calendar, click on More at the bottom left of the listing
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm State Senate District 19 Candidate Forum Neenah City Hall Council Chambers, 211 Walnut St, Neenah
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:30pm “Our Wisconsin: The Climate Change Effect” - Free Film and Discussion Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:30pm ESTHER Finance Committee First Congregational UCC Church, Appleton/Upper Lounge
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Assembly District 56 Candidate Forum Winneconne Public Library, 31 S 2nd St, Winneconne
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 1:30pm ESTHER Executive Meeting NOTE TIME CHANGE ESTHER Office, Neenah

ESTHER 2018 Banquet

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Date: 
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr, Kimberly

“Finding Your Voice”

It’s not too soon to get your tickets for ESTHER’s 15th Annual Banquet, which is now less than three weeks away. It will be held on Sunday, November 4, starting at 4:30 pm, at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. Reserve your place online using the button below, or contact the ESTHER office (920-843-8083; office@esther-foxvalley.org) or any ESTHER board member.

Keynote speaker: Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Pitts is a journalist, commentator, lecturer, and best-selling author who was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and has received numerous other professional awards, before and since. He is a nationally syndicated columnist at the Miami Herald and is in high demand as a speaker. Pitts has published five books and has been a visiting professor at Princeton and George Washington Universities.

The banquet will be preceded by a social hour and silent auction. The program will feature musical entertainment and presentation of ESTHER’s 2018 individual and community awards.

Reserve Your Place Now

Help spread the word! Download and share the attached flyer.

Sponsored by
William J. and Barbara A. Schmidt Family Foundation
John Schroeder

November 6, 2018: Your Vote Matters!

The 2018 General Election occurs on Tuesday, November 6. Your participation is critical. It’s the only way to make sure your voice is heard!

Make your voting plan now!

  • Are you registered to vote? Are you sure? Voter rolls are being purged in some areas. You can check here to see if you're registered: www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote/)

  • What's your voting plan?
    Visit www.vote411.org, a project of the League of Women Voters. Enter your street address and find the answers to questions about polling location, early voting, absentee ballots, etc.

  • Do you need information about the candidates and issues? Check ESTHER’s web calendar for some candidate forums or debates coming up in Northeast Wisconsin, or visit www.vote411.org (a project of the League of Women Voters) for a complete list.

Remember, voting is the only way to make sure your voice is heard.

State Senate District 19 Candidate Forum

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Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Neenah City Hall Council Chambers, 211 Walnut St, Neenah
Senate District 19 Map

Attend this forum to learn more about these candidates and their positions on issues that are important to you. Then vote your values!

Roger Roth (Incumbent - R)

Lee Snodgrass (D)

Snodgrass State Senate

Written questions will be accepted from the audience.

Help spread the word! Download and share the attached flyer.

“Our Wisconsin: The Climate Change Effect” - Free Film and Discussion

Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton

Our Wisconsin: Climate Change EffectsOur Wisconsin is an award-winning documentary series, produced by WKOW-TV Madison. This installment explores the environmental, social and political impacts of climate change on our state. It also examines how the climate change effect is affecting our economy, from insurance rates to home construction to the state’s important agriculture industry.

Bob Lindmeier headshotBob Lindmeier is the Chief Meteorologist at WKOW-TV. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bob has 30 years of experience in forecasting Wisconsin’s weather and has the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seal of Approval.

This event is hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby Appleton-Fox Cities and co-sponsored by several local environmental organizations, including ESTHER, all of which will be recognized at the event.

Citizens Climate Lobby logo

Assembly District 55 Candidate Forum

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Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Neenah City Hall Council Chambers, 211 Walnut St, Neenah

Candidates:

Dan Schierl (D)
Mike Rohrkaste (R)

Written questions from the audience will be accepted.

This forum will be videotaped, search for it on YouTube, find a link on the City of Neenah’s website, or find a link at lwvwinnebago.org

Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Winnebago County.

More information can be found on the event Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2119253381673155/

Walk in our Shoes: Understanding the Latino Experience

Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 803 E College Ave, Appleton

Walk in our shoes

A workshop to experience challenges faced in the daily life of Latino/a immigrants of the Fox Cities,
with community conversation & information
to increase cultural sensitivity & awareness of immigration issues.

Open to the public and free of charge. Advance registration required.

Register by October 20th — Space is limited: walk-in-our-shoes-oct30.eventbrite.com

Event is limited to 50 participants. If you register and then need to cancel, please let us know so we an notify the wait-list.

Sponsored by:

ESTHER - World Relief - Thrivent Financial - Memorial Presbyterian Church - Dignity & Respect - Menasha Pub Libr - Stronger Together Fox Valley - Volunteer Fox Cities

Help spread the word - download and distribute the attached flyer!