Read about the Wisconsin face mask requirement below. The order takes place at midnight on Saturday, August 1st.
BIDEN SIGNS AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK
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.
WEEKEND OF ACTION
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
ATTENTION ALL VOTERS WHO HAVEN’T SEND IN THEIR ABSENTEE BALLOTS:
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 did not get a chance to read the op-ed in the Shawano Leader, here it is:
OUR PAST ACTIONS DON’T SHOW EQUITY
“…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 →
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 wasEd 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:
Clean Water and mining.
Broadband Internet in rural areas
Untie Healthcare from employment
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:
Increase the minimum wage to $8.00 per hour
Increase school funding
Curriculum Reform in our schools
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:
Healthcare – He would like to expand BadgerCare
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.
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.
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.