Today in 1916: Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Missoula, Montana, became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
American women in 19 states had no voting rights whatsoever until passage of the 19th amendment four years later. Female Montanans had full voting rights even before statehood, in 1889.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, the Neighborhood House Community Center will host “Zorba Paster: Health & Wellness” as part of it’s Speaker Series. This will be at 7pm at 29 South Mills Street. There is a suggested donation. For more info, call Amanda at 255-5337.
Tonight, there will be a screening of “Ernesto Che Guevara: the Bolivian Diaries.” This will be at 7pm in Room 1131 of the UW Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street. This is free, and sponsored by the Madison Infoshop. More info at 262-9036.
Also tonight is the “Climate Justice: Challenges for Change” workshop, featuring Tom Goldtooth, Native American Climate Justice Activist. This free workshop is sponsored by 350 Madison Climate Action Team, local chapter of 350.org. It will be from 7:30 to 9pm at Union South, 1308 West Dayton. More info at 350madison.org or call 233-1898.
The Hydrite Chemical plant in Cottage Grove wants to renew their hazardous waste license for another 10 years. The preliminary determination and other documents can be reviewed at the DNR office, located at 3911 Fish Hatchery Road in Fitchburg, and at the Pinney Branch Public Library, located at 204 Cottage Grove Road in Madison, Wisconsin. The DNR is now taking questions and comments from the public until December 17th. To obtain more information or submit written comments contact Michael Ellenbecker at 262-884-2342 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to him at DNR, 9531 Rayne Road, Suite IV, Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177. A request for a public hearing on the proposed approval should be hand delivered or sent by certified mail to DNR, Office of the Secretary, 101 South Webster Street, Madison, 53707.