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Thu Sep 17, 2015, 07:03 AM


Get Ready for Fighting Bob Fest 2015!


Join us in Madison this Saturday, September 19 for the 14th annual Fighting Bob Fest. This year's theme: “Back by Populist Demand!”

Speakers include Russ Feingold, John Nichols, and Ed Schultz. As always there will be a raucous kick-off Friday night at The Barrymore Theatre featuring progressive comedy by John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, and Jim Hightower.

The festivities on Saturday get rolling at 9:30 a.m. accompanied by outstanding local food, beer by Great Dane Brewing, and more than 60 progressive organizations and vendor tables throughout the day. Join us for break-out sessions on the environment, public schools, race, women’s health, and progressive messaging. The sessions will be lead by experts in these areas and will give you a chance to get directly involved in brainstorming and strategy.

Here are the details and check out the website too!

FIGHTING BOB FEST Schedule (Subject to change)

9am – gates open – Solidarity Singers

9:30am – Welcome session featuring Ruth Conniff, Dave Zwiefel, Secretary of State Doug La Follette, Mayor Paul Soglin, County Executive Joe Parisi, Joel Rogers, Mike McCabe, Scot Ross, Russ Feingold, and the Raging Grannies

11:15am – 12:15pm BREAKOUTS SESSIONS!

Citizen Action & Local Control to Save our Natural Resources- Main Stage

Fighting Colonialism in Black America – Tent 1

Taking Politics Out of Women’s Health – Tent 2

The Unexpected Belle La Follette – Room 3

12:15 – 12:45pm Lunch

Music! The Kissers

12:45 – Afternoon progream featuring John Fugelsang, Chris Taylor, Jesse Hagopian,


Mark Pocan, Mark Dimondstein, Christine Neumann-Ortiz,

Music! Mad City Jug Band,

YGB/ Kevin Alexander Gray, Jim Hightower, Lizz Winstead


John Nichols, Ed Schultz

Closing Remarks Ruth Conniff

Music! Sean Michael Dargan


Imagining a New Political Language, Implementing a New Political Reality – Tent 1

Saving our Public Schools – Tent 2

I can't make the Friday night kickoff as I have tickets to see Keb Mo at the Grand in Wausau. Woo Hoo! See ya on Saturday. Be there or be square!

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Thu Sep 17, 2015, 07:24 AM

1. That looks to be quite splendidly awesome!


And I love Keb Mo. Life is beautiful, life is wonderous..I just now took the time to listen to that on YouTube, it is a perfect start for a day. Thank you!

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Thu Sep 17, 2015, 07:28 AM

2. Wish I could make it

Sounds awesome!

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