Right now, a person in Wisconsin working 40 hours a week and making minimum wage earns $15,080 a year. That’s only slightly above the federal poverty line.
It’s a struggle for a single person to get by on the current minimum wage. If you add children into the mix, it becomes nearly impossible for a family to make ends meet.
By: DPW Chair, Martha Laning
Like many of you, I was shocked when the news broke last week that President Trump had fired his FBI Director, James Comey. Immediately I thought that it was an affront to Democracy for the President to fire the very person leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. As DNC Chair Tom Perez said after the news broke, we need to wake up and smell the cover up.
Wednesday May 17th
Eland: Historic Depot
5:00 pm pot luck
5:30 pm Mike McCabe, founder of Blue Jean Nation, will speak
Shawano: Civic Center
7:15 pm Mike McCabe will speak
The Shawano Dems will have a short meeting beginning at 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments
SPEAKERS AND A MOVIE
January 18th: Environmental concerns are abundant both locally and nationally. We will be having Native American speakers address the following topics at 7:00 pm at the Shawano Civic Center (225 S. Main St.)
- The Menominee Nation is concerned about the ground water issues that could affect Wisconsin if gold and other metals are allowed to be extracted in open pit and shaft mines.
- Many of the local Native Americans have visited Standing Rock in North Dakota and we will hear about their experiences.
Come and learn more about these topics.
February 15th: The movie “Requiem for the American Dream” will be shown to the public at 7:00 pm at the Civic Center. Naom Chomsky, one of America’s most important thinkers, narrates the ten principles that have brought our county to its present state. It traces the origins of our democracy and how it has evolved through history.
Following the showing there will be a discussion of the ideas in the film and their importance for future Democratic goals.
LAST CALL FOR THE FALL DINNER
Reservations can still be made for the Fall Fundraising Dinner on Sat., Oct. 8th at the Shawano Lake Golf Course. The event begins at 4:30 pm with an open bar. Dinner is a 5:30 pm with speeches to follow. Join in the fun. Call Jan at 715-526-2955. The cost is $25 with reservations and $30 at the door.
Thursday, July 28th
This is a Hillary Pre-watch party. We will start prompty at 5:00 pm so we don’t miss the big night.
Kuckuk Park in Shawano
Meet the candidates
Music by Skip Jones
Grilled hamburgers, brats and hot dogs
Bring a salad or dessert
Join us for a fun time
or call 715-526-2955
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The state party has been hiring several new organizers who will help with the Nov. election. Becky Dickman is a field organizer for the Tom Nelson campaign. Meg Sievert is an organizer for the northern part of the 8th Congressional District. You will have an opportunity to meet them at the membership meeting on July 20. They will be speaking at 7:00 pm. at the Civic Center.
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