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ACTION! -- new political newspaper -- now on the streets
A new publication from the Milwaukee Area Labor Council – all about the hot issues, all politics, all in your face – called ACTION! on October 1 hit the streets, the churches, the union halls, the stores and campuses speaking to the entire community about the Nov. 2 election.
A second edition of ACTION! with new content -- including deep tracking of the third-party ad money game and an expose of Scott Walker's two decades seeking elected office -- came out October 15 and is alson online in the Take Action section of this website.
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Online in the pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format, the paper is printed in full color in large tabloid format. In the Take Action section we reduced one pdf to letter size, which means that color pages can be selected and printed off on many basic computer printers.
Different from the Milwaukee Labor Press, which will continue to reach 50,000 households every month, ACTION! will be found all over town, is paid for through the Milwaukee COPE and can be handed to everyone-- on Labor 2010 neighborhood walks, by community leaders and organizations as well as by unions throughout the state. It already is proving popular on the state's campuses. It features hard-hitting visuals, details and articles about the state's big races and the Milwaukee area's tight contests.
It's a necessary strong reaction to a lot of fabrications being leveled at the voters, who need a progressive voice to cut through the nonsense, its creators say.
Published by the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, using outside designers and a fresh look, it intends to speak frankly with investigative reports, opinions and journalist enterprise.
New issues will be published as the need arises, so ACTION! will return whenever the community needs it.