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.
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.
OCTOBER 26TH DEBATE Eighth Congressional District Candidates Amanda Stuck and Mike Gallagher will have their first and only prime time television debate on October 26th from 9:00-10:00 pm on Channel 5. Amanda has run a great campaign but she needs this exposure to show everyone what a worthy candidate she is. Pass the word.
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.
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 VOTINGADDRESS
127 South Sawyer St.
CITY OF SHAWANO, WI
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 email@example.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.
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.