Today in 1968: The Poor People’s Campaign, organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference begins when contingents of the poor, mainly from the south, began pitching tents in a “Resurrection City” near the Lincoln Memorial.
It was dismantled by police on June 24.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon, the Madison Institute hosts a seminar titled “Socially Responsible Investing.” Find out how your investments can benefit non-profit organizations, micro-finance, and corporations screened for good social and ethical practices at local, state, national and international levels. Free and open to the public, this is today from 2 to 4pm at Capitol Lakes Retirement Center, 333 West Main Street. For more info, call Kelly at 608-438-4178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May is sign for elephants month. One hundred elephants are killed a day for their tusks. Conservation experts claim that elephants could be extinct in the wild in 10 years. Alliance For Animals and the Environment is working with Elephants DC to petition the White House, urging the President to ban the nation’s ivory commerce to save elephants from extinction. Visit elephantsdc.org to sign the petition or call Julie at 608-219-7263 for more info.
WORT needs lots of volunteers to help with the station’s Block Party on Sunday, May 18th. Volunteers are needed for set up, trash and recycling, clean up and various tasks throughout the day. To volunteer, call the station at 608-256-2001 and ask for Glenn or email: email@example.com.