Today in 1954: The U.S. Senate votes 65 to 22 to censure Senator Joe McCarthy for, quote “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.”
The condemnation, with all the Democrats and about half the Republicans voting against him, was related to McCarthy’s controversial, abusive and indiscriminate investigation of suspected communists in the U.S. government, military, and civilian society. The House of Representatives and many states continued their own investigations.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow at noon, Speakout Against Factory Farming and for Clean Water and Healthy Communities in Wisconsin! Hear from those who want to defend Wisconsin’s natural heritage from the threat of factory farming – outside the Dairy Business Association annual meeting, were Governor Walker is scheduled to address the conference at 1pm. Meet tomorrow at noon at the Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton. More info at 260-0900.
The Center for Change offers a free coworking day this Wednesday. Founded by Community Shares of Wisconsin, this coworking space offers drop-in workstations, high-speed WiFi,
and a bottomless pot of free coffee. Bring your laptop and check it out at 612 West Main Street, 8:30am to 5pm, this Wednesday, December 4th. More info at 608-256-1066.
Next Sunday is the Madison Free Skool Fair, with classes on Winter Bike Maintenance, History of Sci-Fi, Healthy Eating, Screen Printing, and more! Potluck at 2 pm. This free event is Sunday, December 8th from noon to 5pm at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street. More info at 280-9303.