BEST GOVERNOR EVER (S)

We are so fortunate to have a governor who is fighting for all of us.  This sign says it all:

BEST GOVERNOR
EVER (S)

Here is information on the Governor’s Budget 

MAY 19th MEETING
7:00 pm
Shawano Civic Center or on Zoom

Sarah Godlewski will be on Zoom discussing what she has accomplished as State Treasurer and why she is running to unseat Senator Ron Johnson.  Join us in person or click on this Zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/6228488386

JILL UNDERLY SIGN SITES

Let’s get those signs out there!

City of Shawano:  Dan Poels
134 Lafayette St.
920-562-5607

Gresham:  Kate Dillenberg
700 Industrial St.
715-853-2526

Wittenberg:  Bill Switalla
508 S. Webb St.
715-253-2052

Marion:  Dan Mantsch
613 N. Marion St.
715-326-124

Bonduel:  Dan Weidner
112 S. Elm St.
715-250-1212

PHONE BANKING

We can’t knock doors in Shawano County but we can make some phone calls and talk to neighbors about the importance of this election.  All we ask is for an hour and a half of your time during the next two weeks.

Sign up by clicking on the link below and organizer Nick Morgan will reach out with Zoom links for a half hour of training before you begin calling.   You can email him at nickm@wisdems.org with any questions.

Saturday, 3/27: https://secure.ngpvan.com/gZaPBB2_BkKtR_IXCWFy5w2
Sunday, 3/28: https://secure.ngpvan.com/B8p5fLhmyUyxnHUkjkiYlQ2
Saturday, 4/3: https://secure.ngpvan.com/LANLguSLh0CxhwGT0-DypA2
Sunday, 4/4: https://secure.ngpvan.com/Th8oFqrKJUaHCikPl2LdBw2
Monday, 4/5: https://secure.ngpvan.com/evSxKqRJlUOL7lMU-QwEuA2
Tuesday, 4/6: https://secure.ngpvan.com/sKXk0-pzo0GNnfzgEqDmfQ2

Shawano Dems News Update

March Meeting Reminder

Wed., March 17th
7:00 pm

Zoom link below

Jay Heck, Executive Director of Common Cause

Jay will speak about the voter suppression measures being introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature and about the fair maps redistricting process.

Contact us for Log In information.

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For Our Future is a grassroots group calling voters across the state, reminding them about the election on April 6th.

Throughout the month, they are spending every Tuesday night hosting a fun virtual phone bank to educate voters about the candidates for the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) race and encourage them to request their absentee ballot ahead of the April 6th election.

Sign up for our next phonebank- March 16th @ 5:15pm- now!  They will also be texting on March 23rd  and 30th.

This year, we have a chance to elect Jill Underly, a state superintendent of schools who cares about all students and teachers, and who will take the necessary steps towards getting them back in the classroom safely and effectively.

Letter to the Editor

Below is a letter that was on the online Shawano Leader.

Can White people claim they’re not racist?

Published by andynewsengin on Thu, 03/11/2021 – 11:16am

To the editor:

Based on certain events of the past year including the infamous George Floyd affair, it has become increasingly embarrassing for me to be a White man in America. I have put a considerable effort into learning more about how deeply racism is ingrained in our society. I have come to agree that racism is systemic and that each White American bears a portion of the collective responsibility.

Let me give a personal example. If I see a White person walking on the street in front of my house, unless that person trespasses onto my property, I don’t give the matter a thought. If that same incident involved a Black person, I would have the reflexive reaction of “What is he or she doing in my neighborhood?” Another example, have you ever had the automatic verbal or internal response of “Gee, he sure does not sound Black”? I’m not proud of my reactions but they are real.

It is absolutely true that no white person can experience the daily profiling that occurs. No matter how successful in life, every Black dad or mom has to have the “talk” of how to act around a White police officer. Every Black person regardless of how successful has in effect had to start 20 yards behind a similarly qualified white person in life’s 100-yard race. Most white people’s ancestors came here by choice in search of a better life. Black people starting in the early 17th century came here as property.

Here is food for thought:

  • Consider the reaction of government to the events of Black Lives Matter protests compared to the insurrection of Jan. 6 largely put on by White people.
  • Consider that Wisconsin still does not formally acknowledge Black History Month. Politicians like Robin Vos and Jim Steineke let the matter slide and when asked why offer no response.
  • Consider the actions of Republicans to suppress the scope of absentee voting and voting by mail for the implicit purpose of impairing the process for people of color — a modern day version of Jim Crow.

I have submitted this piece as a form of personal and public shaming. I need to take ownership. Though not a traditional Christian, I do believe that Jesus came not only to comfort the afflicted but to afflict the comfortable. Think about it.

Ken Kroenke, Shawano

Benefits to being a member of the Democratic Party of Shawano County;

Staying informed. Be among the first to hear about local, state, and national issues affecting Democrats.
Joining the community  – being a member instantly adds you to a community of like-minded individuals, giving you many opportunities to connect to help improve our lives.
We are stronger together! Getting involved – make a difference in your community through volunteering, organizing, and voicing your opinions. We provide access to training and other avenues to help make your voice be heard.
Turning Wisconsin blue – members care about electing Democrats at all levels, in all corners of the state.  Show your support for Wisconsin’s democratic candidates up and down the ticket.
–Membership in the state party automatically makes you a member of your county party.
Joining a Caucus – caucuses represent the rich diversity of our members. They bring people together around issues that face each of these groups.Becoming a member is so easy!  Go to www.wisdems.org/membership and join today!

Membership Meeting February 17th.

FEBRUARY MEETING
Wednesday, February 17th
7:00 pm

Join on Zoom with this link:
https://zoom.us/j/6228488386

Meeting ID: 622 848 8386
By Phone
Dial  312 626 6799

Speakers will be Lee Snodgrass and Karl Jaeger.  Lee is the  2nd Vice Chair for the Wisconsin Democratic Party and 57th Assembly Representative. She will be giving us updates on what is happening in Madison.  Karl is running for the open 89th Assembly District seat.
Election Day is Tuesday, February 16th
Jill Underly is endorsed by the Wisconsin Education Association Council.  Shelia Briggs is the current Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Listen to the Candidate Forum for the Court of Appeals 3rd District
between Attorney Rick Cveykus and Judge Gregory Gill, Jr.

February 18th @ 5:00 pm
RSVP at:  www.wisjustice.org/forum2021

Democratic Party of Shawano County Election of Officers Results

Shawano County Democrats held their Election of Officers recently. Newly elected officer results include Patty Luff filling the Second Vice Chair (and membership) position and Carrie Pitt replacing longtime Treasurer Bob Koch. We wish to welcome them as well as wish them well on their new positions.

We would also like to thank Denise Riley and Bob Koch who previously served in those positions. Kudos also goes to Kathy Nodolf who recently stepped down as our Facebook administrator.

Election of Officers Results

Jan Koch, Chair

Dan Weidner, 1st Vice Chair

Patty Luff, 2nd Vice Chair (Membership)

Jan Schreiber, Secretary

Carrie Pitt, Treasurer

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