Today in 2000: Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, simultaneously co-chair of George W. Bush’s Florida presidential campaign organization AND the public official responsible for the conduct of the election itself, certifies Governor Bush’s fragile 300-vote lead over Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election.
Florida Judge Terry Lewis gave Harris the authority to accept or reject a follow-up manual recount from some counties where the count was open to question. Harris rejected the manual recounts.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Professor Heywood Sanders speaks on the national trend of building convention centers and hotels and their impact on cities and urban residents. He will address recent proposals to build a 200 million dollar complex on Wilson Street. This is tonight at 6pm on the second floor of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. For more info, call David at 334-1156.
Tonight is “This is Our Land, Our Water, Our Air – Dinner, Documentary & Discussion of Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin.” Soup will be provided – bring a dish to pass. Dinner at 6, puppet show at 6:30, and at 7, a screening of “The Price of Sand,” a documentary about frac sand mining in Wisconsin. Following there will be a discussion with Kimberlee Wright, Midwest Environmental Advocates, Mary Kenosian from Chippewa County, and Forest Johnson from Sauk County. This is tonight at Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin Street. More info at midwestadvocates.org.
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice will host a “DIY wreath peace-tacular” on Friday, November 29th, at the Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer Street. For a sliding-scale tax-deductible donation, you’ll get a wreath frame and all you need to make your own peace wreath, including instruction from experienced wreath-makers. RSVP before November 20th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 608-250-9240.