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.
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 →
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.
The State Supreme Court election will have an impact on generations to come. Important issues will be decided by who we elect for the next 10 year term. With the census quickly approaching, we need someone who cares about the integrity of our democracy.
We need a fair and impartial judge.
Jill Karofsky is an energetic former state and local prosecutor who says she has the experience and values to get our Supreme Court back on track.
Ed Fallone says he has the independence, fairness and integrity to be a justice. He has taught future Supreme Court judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys.
Judge Kelly was put on the court by Scott Walker. He consistently makes legal decisions not based on the rule of law but based on what his right wing special interest backers want.
Contact your municipal clerk to vote early or get an absentee ballot.
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!
FEBRUARY 19TH MEETING 7:00 pm Shawano Civic Center
Our speaker will be Carlene Bechen who is the Fair Maps Organizer for Wisconsin Voices. She hopes to bring along a colleague of hers who is involved the census.