Last Saturday, Shawano County Democrats gathered for a night of dining and getting together with hopeful political candidates at their Annual Fund Raiser at the Shawano Lake Golf Course.
After the meal, candidates were introduced by Shawano County Dem’s Chair Jan Koch to address the group. Each Candidate presented their positions on current issues explaining why each of them deserved our votes. It was a very informative evening and allowed Local Democrats to meet and know their Candidates.
Assistant Brown County District Attorney Beau Liegeois says he will run as a Democratic Candidate to try to unseat incumbent 8th Congressional District Congressman Mike Gallagher in the 2018 fall election.
Shawano County Dem’s Chair Jan Koch introduces Democratic Candidates at the Fund Raiser.
Tim Burns a well-known Madison Lawyer has announced his candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court for Michael Gablemans’s seat.
State Senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma, Wisconsin is one of several Democrats seeking to challenge GOP Governor Scott Walker next year for the top Wisconsin seat.
(Photos by John Durben)
CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR
The race for governor is becoming more competitive. Thus far seven candidates have announced their bid with the possibility of others joining them. Democratic candidates making appearances thus far in Shawano County include Mike McCabe, Andy Gronik and Kathleen Vinehout.
Candidate Bob Harlow will be at the October 18th Shawano Dems’ meeting. His professional work has used his knowledge of physics to write computer software. If elected governor, he says he would bring innovation to the governor’s office. He has an 8 point plan for Wisconsin. Some of it involves attracting better paying jobs, improving internet accessibility and building roadways to last. Harlow will be speaking at 7:00 pm at the Civic Center.
More candidates will be invited to future meetings.
THREE CANDIDATES COMING TO SHAWANO
The race for a Democratic governor is on. In the next month, three of the candidates will be visiting Shawano County.
On Monday, September 18, Mike McCabe will be at the Civic Center in Shawano from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Exploring Now Book Club has invited him to come to discuss his book, Blue Jeans in High Places, The Coming Makeover of American Politics. Even if you haven’t read his book, you are invited to witness the discussion of the progressive ideas that are presented in his book.
On Wednesday, September 20, Andy Gronik will be speaking at the Civic Center at 7:00 pm ahead of the Shawano Dems’ meeting. Andy is a businessman who believes he has the ideas to make Wisconsin a global leader with good-paying jobs in science, technology, manufacturing, and agriculture.
The third candidate, Senator Kathleen Vinehaut, is from Buffalo County. Senator Vinehaut will be the keynote speaker at the Shawano Dems’ Fall Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, October 7, at the Shawano Lake Golf Course. She has been traveling the state talking about her alternative budget which uses taxpayer money in a manner which is fair to all Wisconsinites.
The Democratic Party of Shawano County hosted a booth at this year’s Shawano County Fair. Below are photos taken on Sunday, September 3. Click on photos to enlarge.
POLITICAL HISTORY OF SHAWANO COUNTY
At the next meeting of the Shawano Dems, local resident Ellen Ramlet will have a presentation which will reflect the research she has done for the Shawano Historical Society on the political history of Shawano and Shawano County. The meeting will be on August 16th at the Shawano Civic Center at 7:00 pm.
Also speaking at the meeting will be Beau Liegeois, a candidate for the 8th Congressional District in the 2018 election. Beau is a Assistant District Attorney in Green Bay. He is also a reservist in the WI National Guard.
In 2010 the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision gave the nation’s ultra-wealthy a monopoly on political speech. Since that time big money has flowed into our elections. A Constitutional Amendment is necessary to overturn this ruling. There are proposals in the House of Representatives and the Wisconsin Legislature that need public support. Call your representatives and voice your opinion.
The House Judiciary has Resolution 48 which proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the US providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only (not corporations). It has been introduced and referred to the subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Contact Representative Mike Gallagher (202-225-5665).
Two Wisconsin lawmakers, Rep. Lisa Subeck and Sen. Dave Hansen, have introduced resolutions that would create a statewide Citizens United referendum asking voters if they support putting limits on the corrupting influence big money has in political campaigns. Call Assemblyman GaryTauchen (715-758-6181) and ask him to cosponsor LRB-76 and Senator Robert Cowles (920-448-5092) and ask him to cosponsor LRB-1138. If these are not your representatives because of where you live, please look up your representitives and call.
Join us this month near Bowler. Speakers include Nikki Javarek, Outreach Director for the Tammy Baldwin campaign, and Angel Montes, Community Outreach Director for the Democratic Party of WI.
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm with refreshments preceding the meeting.
There will be carpooling from the Shawano Civic Center parking lot, Meet between 6:00 and 6:10 pm. If you are driving, the address is W12790 County Road A.
Hope to see you there!
July 19th Meeting
The next meeting of the Shawano Dems will be held at the Mohican Veterans Lodge at W12790 County Road A near Bowler. Speakers include Nikki Javarek, a surrogate for the Tammy Baldwin campaign, and Angel Montes, Community Outreach Director for the Democratic Party of WI. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. If you wish to car pool, call Jan at 715-526-2955 or email email@example.com. We will be meeting at 6:05 pm and leaving from the Civic Center parking lot promptly at 6:10 pm.
One Wisconsin Now is a progressive voice on many issues. It’s Executive Director, Scot Ross, will speak at our June 21st meeting about the Voter ID law which is being challenged in the courts. He will also give us some messaging training so that when we want to persuade others, we will be more effective in our conversations. He will speak at 7:00 pm at the Civic Center.
If you want to participate in one action every week, the internet site is: onewisconsinnow.org/rebellion.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Vice President Mike Pence to listen to Wisconsinites who would be forced to pay more for less care with the House-passed health care repeal legislation. Vice President Pence is visiting Milwaukee on Saturday to promote the partisan legislation with Governor Walker.
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Source: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin