Joe Biden + Kamala Harris
President and Vice President-Elect!
That certainly feels good to say: THANK YOU to
everyone who helped get these two elected!
Your phone calls, lit drops, and monetary donations
were instrumental in turning WI back to blue.
There is a possiblity that there will be a ballot recount. If it happens, it will start as early as Saturday, November 21st and run to December 3rd (we expect all counties to adjourn for Thanksgiving Day). The recount occurs simultaneously in 72 counties, so we need a lot of help to support this effort. We know if they count all the votes again, our win will be reaffirmed.
The Wisconsin Coordinated Campaign is offering several online training opportunities over the next few days to give interested folks an understanding of the commitment and how we can safely help observe the recount. You can sign up here to join.
After this first training, anyone who is still interested in helping will fill out an interest form to learn more about the next steps. While a recount may or may not happen, we won this election by a clear and decisive margin, and a recount will only reaffirm this victory.
If you know of someone else who might be interested, please let them know. PPE masks, shields and hand sanitizer will be available and social distancing will be observed.
Mark Your Calendar
The next (virtual) Shawano Dems meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm on Zoom. We will not have a speaker but we will be celebrating our victory, Everyone will have an opportunity to say what is on their mind with the election results and what lies ahead. We won’t have refreshments, but we can all have our beverage of choice at hand.
This will be our Annual Meeting so we will have the election of officers for January, 2021 through December, 2022.
Here is the Zoom link. I will be sending out the Zoom link again next week
Join Zoom Meeting
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
10/20-10/30 M, T, W, Th, F from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Extended hours: Sat. Oct. 24, 9 am – noon
POLL WORKERS NEEDED
The Shawano County townships of Maple Grove, Almon and Herman are in need of poll workers for the Nov. 3 election. If you live in one of these townships and are available to help, please contact your township clerk. You can use Google for their contact information.
A fanatic Trump supporter has been putting an 8 page letter in mailboxes of households who have 4×4 Biden signs. If you have received such a letter, call the Post Office at 715-524-3764 to report it.
OFFICE HOURS AND SUPPLIES
New office hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.
We have 6′ and 8′ banners, 3×5 flags and a Biden ball cap. We still have yard signs for all candidates (more Biden coming Saturday afternoon).
We have one 4×4 Biden sign. Let us know if you have a good location.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.