NEED TO ELECT MORE PROGRESSIVES
Are you unhappy with your school board, county board or municipal board member? Then now is the time to get involved and run for office. At this time in our political environment, we need people who will govern with our best interests in mind. Decisions that are made locally can affect us all. To mask or not mask our children in school has exposed school board members who are not on the side of science. Elected officials may also have to weigh in on what is taught in our schools in regard to diversity and inequality.
Help in running a campaign is available through the State Democratic Party. The Shawano Dems are also eager to help. Let us know if you are considering a candidacy. Signatures can be collected beginning December 1st and must be in to the County Clerk’s office by January 2nd.
MORE U.S. SENATE CANDIDATES
The Shawano Dems’ meetings will continue to be in-person with the speakers on Zoom. At the Shawano Dems ‘October 20th meeting Dr. Darrel Williams will be explaining why he is running for U.S. Senate. Darrel has been in the military for 28 years. He has been an educator, principal and school superintendent. He is Administrator of Wisconsin Energy Management. You can view his video on You Tube.
Also on Zoom will be Aaron Richardson, candidate for State Treasurer. He is the current mayor of Fitchburg (aaronforwi.com)
Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes will Zoom in at our November 17th meeting (mandelabarnes.com). His video will be emailed out for those who can’t attend.
All meetings will begin at 7:00 pm at the Civic Center. Zoom links will be sent out a few days ahead of the meetings.
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER EVENTS
The weekend of November 6-7 will mark one year out to the midterms. It is imperative that we re-elect Governor Evers and defeat Ron Johnson. Our work to engage in conversations with voters continues. We will be contacting infrequent Democratic voters through phone calls and canvassing. Consider helping us to spread the word that Democrats care about them and will deliver for them. Training will be provided. Contact us to help.
Rather than have a Christmas Party this year, the Shawano Dems will be giving of ourselves in the community. On December 2nd will be taking a meal to SAM 25. Please consider helping us.
OCTOBER LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Our democracy is under attack from the right. There are efforts to make it more difficult for citizens to vote. At the same time that authoritarianism seems to be acceptable to Republicans, Democrats are called Marxists or even Communists just because they fight for social programs. We can have the human infrastructure that is a part of President Biden’s plan. Social programs like pre-school for all children, fast universal internet and free post-secondary education are possible while still maintaining our freedoms.
Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9: Listen to WTCH’s Breakfast Club from 8:00-9:00 am on 960 AM & 96.1 FM.
Oct. 20; Shawano Dems 7:00 pm meeting at the Civic Center and on Zoom with Dr. Darrel Williams and Aaron Richardson.
Nov. 5-6: Weekend of Action—one year out!
Nov. 17: Shawano Dems 7:00 pm meeting at the Civic Center and on Zoom with Lieutenant Governor Mandella Barnes
Dec. 2: Providing a dinner at SAM 25
A big thank you to all who attended our Fall Fundraising Dinner and those who donated to the local party. The funds will enable us to afford an office as we approach the midterm elections in 2022. We also want to educate listeners to our Democratic values through radio ads on WTCH. Go to wisdems.org/membership to join the state and local party or contact us for a form.
VOTE411.org is a platform that will give accurate data on candidate’s views so voters can make good choices when they go to vote. As we approach the next elections, combat conspiracy theories by sharing the truth with others.