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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FEBRUARY 18TH STATE SUPREME COURT PRIMARY

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.

CANVASSING TRAINING

Wed., January 29th
6:00 pm
Shawano Civic Center

The most effective way to communicate with fellow voters is to speak with them face-to-face.  Knocking on a stranger’s door may take courage but it can be easier (and even fun!) when you have had some training and some practice.

Nick Morgan will be giving some pointers that will help you to feel more comfortable as you canvas.  You will meet others who can canvas with you.

The 2020 elections will require lots of “boots on the ground” for Democrats to be successful. If you have felt a little shy about canvassing but have wanted to do your part to elect progressives, now is the time to get involved.

The first Day of Action is February 8th (60 days from the April 7 spring election).  If you can’t make it at that time, there will be other opportunities to talk to voters.

Please come and bring a friend! 
Refreshments will be available.

Join us for these events on January 15th

PREPARING TO WIN
Nick Morgan will kick off the campaign season by sharing winning strategies.
6:00 PM
Shawano Civic Center
(225 S. Main St.)
Fire up for 2020 with some refreshments.

Dems’ Meeting
7:00 pm
Speaker:  Heidi Russell,
Director of Aging at Shawano County Human Services

OP-ED ON THE ECONOMY
The following was submitted to the Shawano Leader.

ECONOMIC GROWTH NOT FELT BY EVERYONE 
 “It’s the economy, stupid.” This now infamous phrase has been used to point out how a country is doing financially.  Saying that “the economy” in the United States is booming is ignoring what is really going on.

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Fair Maps for Wisconsin

Amanda Stuck, candidate for the 8th Congressional District, will be speaking on the Fair Maps legislation.

October 16th
7:00 pm
Shawano Civic Center
Shawano Dems’ Meeting to follow.

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This month’s op-ed on guns was sent in to the Shawano Leader.

IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE ON GUNS

   What’s worth more?  Guns or our children?

   At the beginning of this school year, students had a new kind of drill.  They had to pretend that an active shooter was in the building.  Students should not have to go through the trauma of worrying about the possibility that someone could come into their classroom and try and kill them.

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AUGUST MEETING IN ELAND

Wednesday, August 21st
6:15 pm Pot Luck meal
7:00 pm Meeting
At the Historic Eland Depot
 

   Guest Tony Gonzalez has an interpreting business “E.A.G. INTERPRETERS” in Wausau.  He will be speaking about his experiences in bringing awareness to the needs of the Hispanic community.  He has attended various seminars around the country to get a better grip of the human effect, beyond the economic impact of immigration to our country.  He realizes that in our current political environment there needs to be bi-partisan solutions.  All of the people of America need to listen to each other.

    Accompanying Tony is Pastor Jeffrey Todd who has worked in the medical field and currently volunteers in social justice mission work.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling/psychology/administration-organizational behavior.

Text or call Dan Weidner at 715-250-1212 to car pool from the Shawano Civic Center.

AMANDA STUCK TOWN HALL

(not Struck as in the newsletter)

Friday, August 23rd
5:00-6:00 pm
Shawano Civic Center
(225 S. Main St.)

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The Spring Election is Tomorrow, April 2nd

If you haven’t voted already, make sure you make plans to vote. Visit  myvote.wi.gov to find your polling location and see who will be on your ballot. 

THIS ELECTION IS VERY IMPORTANT, DON’T SIT THIS ONE OUT!!

#GOTV
Get Out The Vote, Tuesday, April 2nd 
Polls are open 7AM – 8PMVote for Supreme Court Justice and local nonpartisan officials.

Chief Justice Lisa Neubauer has dedicated her career to making sure families and victims of crime receive justice. Now she’s running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where she’ll be a fair, impartial, and truly independent jurist who serves the people not the special interests. 

Jan Koch, Chair – Democratic Party of Shawano County

Early Voting Begins Today

Spring Election

The election is just two weeks away.  Early voting begins on March 18th.  Candidates for local government positions, school board, and judges are on the ballot.  Be sure and vote.

Shawano Dem’s March Meeting

On Wed., March 20th the meeting will be held at the Civic Center at 7:00 pm.  Jolie Lizotte, the organizer for  Northeast Wisconsin Citizen’s Action, will be discussing their efforts to improve Badger Care and bring about fair district boundary maps.

Morgan Norton, Grassroots Coordinator for Neubauer for Justice, will be acquainting voters with Justice Lisa Neubauer, who is running to be the next Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice.  Yard signs for her campaign will be available.

In order to educate voters about Justice Neubauer, there is an effort to knock doors and make phone calls during the next two weekends.  Please respond to this email and say you will help.  Shifts run from noon to 3:00 and 3:00-6:00 pm. Days of Action headquarters will be at the Shawano Civic Center.