SHAWANO DEMS NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2017

POLITICAL HISTORY OF SHAWANO COUNTY
   At the next meeting of the Shawano Dems, local resident Ellen Ramlet will have a presentation which will reflect the research she has done for the Shawano Historical Society on the political history of Shawano and Shawano County.  The meeting will be on August 16th at the Shawano Civic Center at 7:00 pm. 
   
   Also speaking at the meeting will be Beau Liegeois, a candidate for the 8th Congressional District in the 2018 election.  Beau is a Assistant District Attorney in Green Bay.  He is also a reservist in the WI National Guard.

 
BLUE JEANS IN HIGH PLACES
   Mike McCabe’s book Blue Jeans in High Places will be discussed at the next Exploring Now Book Club meeting on Thursday, August 10th at 11:00 am at the Shawano City-County Library.  Mike will be coming to Shawano on Monday, September 18th to discuss his book with interested persons.  The discussion will be held at the Shawano Civic Center tentatively at 7:00 pm.  He will be announcing his run for governor at the beginning of September.

HEALTH CARE FORUM
   Area doctors will be a part of a forum discussing their perspective of how the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has affected their practices.  The forum will be held on Monday, August 28th at the Shawano Civic Center at 7:00 pm.  It is open to all area residents who are concerned about the parts of the ACA that Congress has made attempts to repeal. 
 
SHAWANO COUNTY FAIR
   The Shawano County Dems will again have a booth at the Shawano County Fair from August 31st to September 4th.  Those who stop by the booth will have an opportunity to identify the worst roads in Shawano County.  Buttons with various political sayings will also be available.  Anyone wishing to help out for 2-3 hours in the fair booth should contact Jan Koch at 715-526-2955.  You will get a fair pass which is good for your admission and parking.  Come and check us out!

UPCOMING EVENTS 
Aug. 10:  Listen to the Shawano Dems on the WTCH Breakfast Club from 8:00-9:00 am at 960 am.
 
Aug. 10:  Exploring Now Book Club 11:00 am at the Shawano City-County Library.  Discussion of Blue Jeans in High Places.
 
Aug. 16:  Shawano Dems’ meeting at the Shawano Civic Center at 7:00 pm
 
Aug. 28:  Health Care Forum at the Civic Center at 7:00 pm
 
Aug. 31-Sept. 4: Shawano County Fair
 
Sept. 6:  Executive Committee Meeting at 6:00 pm at the Civic Center. 
 
October 7:  Fall Fundraising Dinner (Senator Vinehout)

Chair’s Comments
   At this time in our nation’s history our resistance is important.  So many of President Obama’s achievements in the environment, personal rights.  education and health care are under attack or have already been eliminated.  We can fight back with our phone calls and postcards to our elected representatives.  We also need to resist Governor Walker ‘s plans to erase the initiatives which used to make Wisconsin a progressive state.
   The Shawano Area Women’s Network is discussing their resistance as well.  Their meetings are:
   Aug.14  at 7:00 pm at Baba’s Café in Wittenberg
   Aug. 28 at 6:00 pm at the Shawano Civic Center
   Sept. 2 at 9:30 am at the Shawano City-County Library
Facebook Page:  SAWN-Shawano Area Women’s Network
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Jan Koch, Chair   715-526-2955; 715-296-6726
Dan Weidner, 1st Vice Chair  715-250-1212
William Switalla, 2nd Vice Chair  715-253-2052

Website:  http://shawano.wiscdems.com
Facebook Page: “Shawano County Democratic Party

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