KICK-OFF WITH TACOS
The Shawano Dems invite you to join them as they enjoy a taco meal prior to their meeting on May 15th. The event will begin at 6:00 pm at the Shawano Civic Center.
The May meeting will be held at 7:00. Speakers include Lee Snodgrass, candidate for the 2nd vice chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party and Jake Fenzl, Regional Organizing Director for northeast WI. Plan to attend this event which will kick-off the 2020 campaign season. It’s time to reconnect with fellow Democrats.
PLAN TO ATTEND THE STATE CONVENTION
Now that Milwaukee has been slated to host the 2020 National Democratic Convention, the state convention will be even more exciting. Since Wisconsin will be targeted as a swing state, it will be interesting to see how many of the 21+ candidates will be there seeking votes.
Milwaukee’s Potawatomie Hotel & Casino will be the site of the convention which will be held on June 1-2. You can pre-register at https://www.wisdems.org/events/2019-wisdems-state-convention. You do not need to be a member of the Democratic Party to attend but membership is encouraged.
THIS MONTH’S TOPIC
Every month the Shawano County Democrats will be zeroing in on certain topics. Our views are being put forth on two separate media outlets. The Shawano Leader will be printing our op-ed on their editorial page each month. Also, tune into the WTCH Breakfast Club on the second Thursday of the month from 8:00-9:00 am on 960 AM.
May’s topic explains the meaning of the term democratic socialism It is an attempt to thwart the idea that some of the Democratic candidates and some members of Congress are putting forth ideas that smack of socialism or even communism.
The conservative right likes to compare progressive programs like the $15 minimum wage, Medicare for All and the Green New Deal as government run programs that would make our country socialist. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
When there are problems with the status quo, the government in a democracy is supposed to initiate programs that help its citizens. Capitalism can still thrive. Businesses and the government can work together to make the needed changes that benefit citizens. Many times, liberal ideas are necessary to make necessary reforms.
May 9: Listen to the Shawano Dems on the WTCH Breakfast Club 8:00-9:00 am at 960 AM and 96.1 FM
May 15: Taco meal at 6:00 pm prior to the Shawano Dems’ meeting at 7:00 at the Civic Center. Speakers include Lee Snodgrass and Jake Fenzl.
June 5: Executive Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
July 25: Summer picnic
Oct. 5: Fall dinner
As we get bombarded with politics in the media, we need to take a step back and try to make sense of it all. What is the truth and what are lies? If you don’t plan to read the whole Mueller report, you can read the summaries that were written by the Mueller team. As the March 27th letter to Attorney General William Barr from Special Council Robert Mueller indicates, they should be made public..(https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/read-mueller-s-letter-attorney-general-william-barr-n1000601) You can read the summaries at https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/politics/full-mueller-report-pdf/index.html. For the summary of Volume 1, go to “Pages” and click on Page 12 (which is p. 4-10 of the whole report). For the summary of Volume 2, go to “Pages” and click on Page 215 (p. 3-8 of the whole report).
It is bound to be a momentous presidential campaign season. We need all hands on deck to make sure our country elects a president who will make the presidency truly great again. You can help out by coming to our events and joining the WI Democratic party.
KICK-OFF WITH TACOS