Read about the Wisconsin face mask requirement below.  The order takes place at midnight on Saturday, August 1st.


Biden yard signs can be picked up next week.  In Shawano the office is located at 1404 E. Green Bay St. across from Perkins’ driveway. Hours of operation are from 2-6 pm on Thursdays beginning August 6 and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm beginning August 8.  In the following weeks of August the office will also be open Tuesdays from 12-5 pm. 

Signs can also be picked up around the county by contacting the following individuals:

Bonduel:  Text Dan Weidner 715-250-1212

Gresham:  Call/Text Dea Bisley 715-853-6424

Wittenberg:  Call/Text Bill Switalla 715-253-2052

Marion:  Call Dan Mantsch 715-326-1245

We will also have signs for Amanda Stuck, Richard Sarnwick and Aaron Damrau.  


The next Weekend of Action is August 8-9.  Phone calls can be made from your home or the office.  Call Jan Koch at 715-296-6726 if you have some time to reach out to voters for a few hours

Talking Points on Gov. Evers’ Face Mask Requirement

    • COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has already taken the lives of more than 900 people in our state and more Americans than the Vietnam War.

    • Time is of the essence in responding to a crisis, and Gov. Evers and Democrats have worked quickly to respond to the challenges our state is facing because of COVID-19.

    • Our work to fight COVID-19 began several months ago, and what we learned pretty quickly is that our state’s response needed to rival the speed and strength of the virus we are up against.

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If you haven’t voted yet, please take these announcements into consideration. 

Tony Lee had just announced that he is a write-in candidate for State Senate District 2.  If he receives 1700 write-in votes, he will be on the ballot in the November election against Rob Cowles.  You can learn more about him by going to his Facebook page at “Tony Lee for State Senate” and looking for “My Story”.
Simon Moesch has announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 6th District Assembly seat.  He has decided to pursue a master’s degree in public administration at this time.  We wish him well in his studies and hope that he will bring his progressive views back to Shawano County.
On another note, the demand for Biden signs has been great.  The Shawano County Dems have ordered 275 signs to tide us over until a vice president is announced and signs reflecting that are available.  The signs on order should be arriving any day and an email will go out stating where they can be picked up.  


Voting at the polls could be a challenge this year.  Many municipalities have volunteers who are seniors.   This year because of their concern for their health, they may decide they don’t want to be poll workers.  Younger residents may be needed to step up. This is a paid position.


Poll observers will be needed to make sure there is no voter intimidation or suppression at the polls. A 90 minute virtual training by the Democratic Party will educate volunteers as to what to look for.  You need to be available from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.


If you are interested in either being a poll worker or poll observer, you can register for training at


If you did not get a chance to read the op-ed in the Shawano Leader, here it is:


“…with liberty and justice for all.”

How often have we said those words when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and not really thought about what the words really meant.  Being free within a society from the oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life is liberty.  It means civil rights and human rights.

Just behavior or treatment is justice.  It means fairness and equity.Since 1892 these words have been recited as an expression of allegiance to the flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America.  However, the “for all” part of the pledge has never really applied to everyone. Continue reading

Candidates Attend Shawano Dems July Meeting

Shawano County Dems virtual July 2020 monthly meeting.

Several area candidates attended the Shawano Dems July monthly membership meeting last night. The candidates were invited to the virtual meeting to speak about why they are running for their particular office and what their positions on various issues are if they are elected.

The first speaker was Ed Vocke. Vocke comes from a small business in the Minocqua area and is running for the State Senate seat in District 12.  He says he decided to run because he was tired of what Tom Tiffany was doing. He outlined four main concerns he has that he feels are important that affect the citizens of Northern Wisconsin:

  1. Clean Water and mining.
  2. Broadband Internet in rural areas
  3. Untie Healthcare from employment
  4. Nonpartisan redistricting

Our second speaker was Simon Moesch. Simon is 22 years old and decided to run to forward the voices of the younger generation in District 6 of the State Assembly.  Important issues to him include:

  1. Increase the minimum wage to $8.00 per hour
  2. Increase school funding
  3. Curriculum Reform in our schools
  4. Increase resources to our Veterans

The night’s last speaker was Richard Sarnwick. Sarnwick was a Medical Physician in our area and is also running for State Assembly District 6. He says he is running because: “He believes in having a Progressive Wisconsin again”. He believes Walker and the Republicans destroyed the Teachers Unions as well as other State Unions, had the Foxconn deal and refused the money for the high-speed rail system. Sarnwick’s concerns include:

  1. Healthcare – He would like to expand BadgerCare
  2. Rural High-Speed Internet, full coverage at an affordable price.

 Since he retired in January he says he can dedicate full-time to the position.

Note: The meeting opened up with the introduction of Aiden Johnson, Regional Communications Associate who spoke to the group about his duties and some of the plans for the future.

Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: ‘The most corrupt president in history’

Democrats tore into President Trump on Friday after he commuted the prison sentence of longtime confidant Roger Stone, who was set to be behind bars for over three years starting next week. 

The president’s decision marked the finale of months-long “will he, won’t he” speculation over if or how Trump would intervene in Stone’s case, but opened up another avenue of criticism for Democrats who have been pounding on the White House on an array of issues. 

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Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down three of Gov. Tony Evers’ budget vetoes

Gov. Tony Evers signs the state budget on July 3, 2019 at the state Capitol in Madison.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Friday acted Friday to rein in Gov. Tony Evers’ expansive veto authority by overturning three budget vetoes the Democrat issued in his first two-year spending plan as governor. 

Still, the conservative justices who backed the moves didn’t always agree on why each veto was unconstitutional in a fractured, multi-part decision that upheld a fourth partial veto those who brought the case also wanted struck down. 

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Top Trump adviser HUMILIATES himself with answer to COVID question

🚨 Top Trump adviser HUMILIATES himself with answer to COVID question 🚨

🚨 BREAKING: OMG! A top Trump adviser just HUMILIATED himself with his answer a coronavirus question. 🚨To tell the press to call out Trump’s enablers on their lies about the outbreak, sign here 👉 by Occupy Democrats host Brian Tyler Cohen.

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Thursday, 9 July 2020