Shawano Dems Update 10/29/2020

To those of you new our email list and those of you who aren’t used to getting more frequent emails than would normally occur, remember that it is an important time to be informed.  The next few months are quite  unpredictable.  It may be necessary to  stand up to do what we can to protect our democracy.   Please stick with us as navigate what lies ahead. 

SIGN FLURRY

We have lots of free Biden signs left.  Show your support in the last few days by picking up several signs to fill up your yard.  We also have cardstock signs for those without a yard.  

On Wednesday, November 4th we will be collecting your yard sign wires at the office.  Please throw away the sign but leave the wires outside our office before 6:00 pm.  If you can’t make it by 6, please store your wires until the next election.

All larger signs that we placed in your yard will be picked up sometime next week.

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Shawano County Democrat News Update

OCTOBER 21st MEETING

Our speaker will be Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.  His topic will be “How to Talk to Our Fellow Citizens.”  He will speak about the political race as he sees it, voter suppression and the need to root our racism.

The 7:00 pm meeting is on Zoom.  Use this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/6228488386

If you haven’t used it before, go to http://www.zoom.com to register. The link will be sent out again on Wednesday.

WAYS TO VOTE

Early voting starts on Tuesday, October 20th and ends Friday October 30th.  If you have requested an absentee ballot, you can mail it in or you can take it to your municipal clerk until 8:00 pm on November 3rd. The City of Shawano and the Town of Wescott have the only drop boxes which accept ballots in Shawano County.

CITY OF SHAWANO EARLY VOTING ADDRESS
127 South Sawyer St.
CITY OF SHAWANO, WI

Click for DIRECTIONS

SCHEDULE
10/20-10/30 M, T, W, Th, F from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS
Extended hours: Sat. Oct. 24, 9 am – noon

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Contact Carrie at 715-584-8249 if you can help with any of the following or would like to order any of the Biden gear listed below.
Tuesday, Oct. 6:  We will be putting together literature bags with lit for Biden, Stuck and Sarnwick starting at 1:00 pm.  We will socially distance in the rooms at our office or you can take lit and bags home to work on them.
Wednesday Oct. 7:  We will have a lit drop on doors in Shawano starting at 12:30 pm at the office.  Drivers are also needed.

Saturday Oct. 10: Continuation of lit drop in Shawano starting at 10:00 am.

Phoning banking can be done any day.  We are in Get-Out-The-Vote mode. Contact Justin at 920-931-2654 or email at jr8703@gmail.com.

FINAL ORDERS FOR BIDEN GEAR
Biden/Harris flags $10 donation
Car flags with pole  $12 donation
6′ and 8′ yard banners  $20 donation
Ball caps  $10 donation

Contact Carrie at 715-584-8249 by Wednesday, Oct. 7 to place your order.

Be safe and encourage others to do the same.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF SHAWANO COUNTY

Sarnwick/Stuck Event

Richard Sarnwick and Amanda Stuck invite you to an event.

Friday, September 18th

4:30-7:00 pm

Franklin Park, Shawano, WI

Come for some conversation and a sundae cone.

Extended Office Hours

  • Tuesday 10 – 5
  • Wednesday 10 – 5
  • Thursday 10 – 8
  • Friday 10 – 5
  • Saturday 10 – 5

NEW SIGNS

We now have signs for the following:

  • Biden /Harris
  • Amanda Stuck
  • Richard Sarnwick
  • Ed Vocke
  • Aaron Damrau
  • “We Support the Post Office”
  • “Veterans for Biden” (new)

The office is located across from Perkin’s driveway.  Look for the flags.

Weekend of Action this Weekend

This election is crucial to our democracy and we need all hands on deck.  We had a great Democratic Party Convention.  Now it is time to do what we can to elect Joe Biden.  
 
We are having a Weekend of Action this weekend.  You can sign up to make phone calls either in our office or at home.  Sign up by clicking here:

FAIR MAPS VOTE

Shawano County Board’s Executive Committee unanimously approved a resolution asking the Legislature to create a nonpartisan procedure for the drawing of redistricting maps.  This would end the gerrymandering we have been living with.  Please call your County Board Supervisor and tell them to vote “yes” at the Aug. 26th County Board meeting.  If you would like to give your support to our efforts, come to the meeting which begins at 3:00 pm.

SIGN PAINTING PARTY

    The Shawano County Democrats held a sign painting party on Wednesday, August 12th. The event was held at the home of Shawano County Democrats Chairperson Jan Koch.

    Pictured below is 8th District Congressional Candidate Amanda Stuck who was on hand to join in the sign making effort.

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Protest March for Racial Justice

If you didn’t have a chance to march with the 350 activists in the Shawano rally this week, here is a chance for you to show your convictions.  On June 7th a march starts at Leicht Memorial Park in Green Bay with sign making and opening remarks from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. The march will last until 2:00 pm.  Wear black and bring your mask. Continue reading

Vote in the Primary

It is important to make your choice for Supreme Court Justice in the Spring Primary on February 18.  Progressives Jill Karofshy and Ed Fallone are on the ballot along with conservative Justice Daniel Kelly. The two candidates with the most votes will be on the April 7th ballot.

February 19th Meeting

There will be two speakers at the 7:00 pm meeting at the Shawano Center.  Carlene Bechen, Fair Maps Organizer for Wisconsin Voices will be joined by Dee Sweet who is the First Nation Organizer for the League of Wisconsin Conservation Voters.  Carlene will talk about her group’s efforts to get county boards to pass resolutions supporting Fair Maps legislation.  Dee is a part of a group the engages voters to protect Wisconsin’s environment.  She will be talking about strategies for getting an accurate 2020 census.

February Op-Ed on Voting Rights – The following op-ed appeared in the Shawano Leader.

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