Today in 1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Presidential Proclamation Number 2537, which required aliens from World War II enemy countries – Italy, Germany and Japan – to register with the United States Department of Justice.
Registered persons received a “Certificate of Identification for Aliens of Enemy Nationality.” This proclamation facilitated the beginning of large-scale internment of Japanese Americans the following month.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, there will be a Public Forum – “To Frack or Not to Frack” hosted by the DeForest Area Progressives. Two short films about Fracking will be screened: Pink Sky, and a PBS Now Report on the film Gasland. Following the films, Dave Blouin will answer questions about Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be provided. This is tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at De Forest High School, 815 Jefferson Street in DeForest. More info at 608-846-5217.
Tonight is the Madison Infoshop Collective Meeting. Find out what is up with your friendly activist resource center and how you can get involved. This is at 6:30 pm at the Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. For more info call 262-9036 or visit .madisoninfoshop.org.
Join the weekly picket and leafleting in front of Fresh Market grocery store at University Avenue and Lake Street in Madison on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm and Thursdays from 5 to 6pm, to ask the store owner to join the national Palermo pizza boycott. For more info, contact the Fresh Market Palermo Picket Group at 442-8399.
Next Monday, January 21st, there will be a Martin Luther King Junior Youth Service Day from 9am to 4pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street. This is open to middle and high school aged youth and there is no cost to participate. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Visit ulgm.org for more info and to register.