On this election eve the Democratic Party of Shawano County wishes to thank all of you who gave your support in this election. Whether you donated to our county party, local or the national Democratic candidates, or volunteered to make phone calls and/or did lit drops, we appreciate every effort.
If you are a poll watcher or are going to the polls tomorrow, keep your eyes open for anything that needs to be reported. Attorney Steve Menard is our contact for election security. Call him at 608-354-5592 if you see something he needs to know.
Remember to bring your sign wires to the office on Wednesday between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 pm. Join us for our next Zoom membership meeting on Nov. 18th at 7:00 pm where we will be celebrating the future.
With only nine days before the polls close I want to stress the importance of this election. It’s not just a race between Democrats and Republicans this time. It’s an election which will determine the direction of our country for the next four years and beyond.
We’ve all sensed the division around us. Some of us have been afraid to put a Biden sign in our yard or a banner on our house. Some of us no longer talk to people we used to call friends. Some of us can’t sleep at night because we are worried about the outcome of this election. All of us can’t wait for this nightmare to be over. We want a country that values sharing, decency and compassion for others.
ATTENTION ALL VOTERS WHO HAVEN’T SEND IN THEIR ABSENTEE BALLOTS:
If you haven’t voted yet, please take these announcements into consideration.
Tony Lee had just announced that he is a write-in candidate for State Senate District 2. If he receives 1700 write-in votes, he will be on the ballot in the November election against Rob Cowles. You can learn more about him by going to his Facebook page at “Tony Lee for State Senate” and looking for “My Story”.
Simon Moesch has announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 6th District Assembly seat. He has decided to pursue a master’s degree in public administration at this time. We wish him well in his studies and hope that he will bring his progressive views back to Shawano County.
On another note, the demand for Biden signs has been great. The Shawano County Dems have ordered 275 signs to tide us over until a vice president is announced and signs reflecting that are available. The signs on order should be arriving any day and an email will go out stating where they can be picked up.
Voting at the polls could be a challenge this year. Many municipalities have volunteers who are seniors. This year because of their concern for their health, they may decide they don’t want to be poll workers. Younger residents may be needed to step up. This is a paid position.
Poll observers will be needed to make sure there is no voter intimidation or suppression at the polls. A 90 minute virtual training by the Democratic Party will educate volunteers as to what to look for. You need to be available from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.
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 →
MADISON, WI – The State of Wisconsin began mailing “Notice of Suspension” postcards this week to approximately 380,000 registered voters who have not voted in the past four years.
“This is an official postcard – not a scam,” said Michael Haas, Wisconsin’s chief elections official. “State law requires inactive voters to be removed from the statewide voter list, which is just one of many steps we take to ensure the integrity of voting in Wisconsin.
”The Wisconsin Elections Commission is sending the postcards to voters who have not voted since the November 2012 presidential election. The postcard asks recipients whether they want to remain active on the state’s voter list. To remain active, voters have one month to mail a return postcard to their municipal clerk. Voters who do not respond will be marked as inactive on the list. Voters will also be inactivated if the postcard is undeliverable by the Post Office.