Letter to the Editor

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.

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Call to Action: President Donald Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey

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.

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January/February 2017 Newsletter

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.

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Shawano County Democrats’ Family Picnic

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
Silent Auction
50/50 Raffle

Grilled hamburgers, brats and hot dogs
Bring a salad or dessert

Join us for a fun time

RSVP:  shawanodems2@gmail.com
or call 715-526-2955

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Newsletter July, 2016 MEET THE ORGANIZERS

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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