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Don't Touch That Dial

This blog will feature highlights of programming by Falls Cable Access, a not-for-profit organization located in Menomonee Falls High School.

Legislation, Dust, Deadlines and Providers

So much happening these days that todays post will be a hodgepodge of issues and events.


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Public Invited to Voters Forum

The public is invited to 2 Voters Forums this week at the Menomonee Falls Community Center.  Tuesday evening (Aug. 19th), Falls Cable Access and specifically "Village Voices" is sponsoring the first forum which includes all of the candidates for 24th Assembly position vacated by retiring Rep. Sue Jeskewitz and the candidates for Wisconsin 5th district Congressional seat.  The forum start promptly at 7:00.  Questions were chosen by an independent committee, and there will be no questions from the audience. Karen Nelson host of Village Voices will be the moderator and ask the questions.

Thursday's forum (Aug. 21st) will include just the candidates for the Assembly position.  Start time is also 7:00 at the Community Center with a similar format and different questions.  The moderator and sponsor are finalizing the forum at this time.  A third forum sponsored by the Menomonee Falls Community Chamber is in the works, more on that as it developers. 

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Use Your Library Card to see the 24th Assembly Voters Forum

Falls Cable Access sponsored 2 Voters Forums last week for the 24th Assembly seat vacated by retiring representative Sue Jeskewitz. (A lot of people would like to see her pull a Brett Favre).  With so many issues and so many candidates, it was necessary to spread it out over 2 evenings.  Karen Nelson the host of Village Voices on Channel 14 and John Mercure investigative reporter from WTMJ handled the duties of moderator and did an excellent job.

The forum went so well and gave such a good look into a group of eager candidates that we have looked into several ways to share the information with those that don't have cable in the district. ( I call them the uninformed).  Video rental stores and the Movie theater were approached to help but timing became an issue.  So we have turned to the Public Library to help spread the word.  As soon as Friday there will be copies of the forum available for 1 or 2 day check out.  With only a few days left till the election this may be the only chance to view all the candidates in action.  The public does a much better job of choosing representatives when they are provided unbiased information on all candidates, instead of just the science of yard signs and fliers.  So tune into the Voters Forum on channel 14 this week or stop in at the library and check out a DVD, so that you can make a informed choice on September 9th.  It is a primary election, but with a full ballot on the Republican side it is an important one.

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