Weekly Update from Our Field Organizer, Autumn Linsmeier

LinsmeierHello Everyone,

I hope everyone is excited for the Democratic Presidential Debate coming to Wisconsin!

Last week, I continued making calls to invite people to our upcoming events that are listed below. I have done a lot of posting notices at UW-Washington County to recruit college students for a “College Dems/Young Dems Group.”

If you know of any interested college students or young adults in the area who might be interested in helping to get this group started, please have them contact me—or give me their contact information!

We want to get as many young people involved as we can! 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at autumnlinsmeier@gmail.com or 920-973-5521.

Best,

Autumn Linsmeier

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Upcoming EVENTS at the Washington County Dem Office

The following events will take place at the Washington County Democratic Party Office located at 132 North Main Street in West Bend.

Tuesday, February 9th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM: “Tim Cullen Book Talk”

Former State Senator Tim Cullen will be coming to the office to discuss his new book: “RINGSIDE SEAT – Wisconsin Politics – the 1970s to Scott Walker.”

Senator Cullen will be available to sell and sign copies of his book both before and after his presentation. The proceeds for book sales will fund scholarships for local kids of color who pursue teaching in Janesville.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 5:30 to 6:30 PM: “College Dems / Young Dems Discussion”

Please invite any young people, between the ages of 18-to-25, who might be interested in joining this group. (There will be pizza and soda!)

There will be specialists on hand to discuss the importance of getting young people involved in politics—especially here in Washington County. Those experts include:

Phoenix Rice-Johnson (Chair of College Democrats of Wisconsin) (joining us by Skype)

Ben Stepanek (UW-Oshkosh Chair)

Masha Anderson (UW-Milwaukee Chair)

If you have questions or can provide contact information for potential 18-to-25 year-old guests to invite, contact Autumn Linsmeier at autumnlinsmeier@gmail.com or 920-973-5521.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 7:00 to 8:00 PM: “Monthly Membership Meeting”

At this meeting we will have a silent auction for the “Obama Banner” that used to be on the back wall in the office, as well as drawing names to give out some of the other posters that have been hanging around the office.

We will also have a potential candidate for the 24th Assembly District coming to speak.

There will also be CAKE to celebrate our 5th Year at our Wash Dem Office on Main Street in West Bend! 

If you have questions or you would like to add an item to the agenda, please contact Tanya Lohr at telohr@charter.net or 414-467-8469.

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 6:30 to 8:00 PM: “Social Media Training – # 1”

If you would like to learn about using “Facebook” and “Twitter” comfortably, please join us as our Field Organizer, Autumn Linsmier, provides basic, introductory training in the use of these two social media skills.

Come for either session or both. “Facebook” training will take place from 6:30 to 7:15 PM and “Twitter” training will take place from 7:15 to 8:00 PM.

You will be amazed at how easily and quickly you can develop skills in these popular social media areas.

If you have any questions, contact Autumn at autumnlinsmeier@gmail.com or 920-973-5521.

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Wednesday, March 9th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM: “Social Media Training – # 2”

Are you interested in learning about “Instagram” and “Snapchat” ???

If so, come to our “Social Media Class – # 2.” Autumn will be explaining how to use “Instagram” and “Snapchat” at this second class.

Come to either or both sessions. “Instagram” training will take place from 6:30 to 7:15 PM and “Snapchat” training will take place from 7:15 to 8:00 PM.

You will again be surprised at how easy it is to get familiar with these popular social media areas.

If you have any questions, contact Autumn at autumlinsmeier@gmail.com or 920-973-5521.

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Weekly Update from Our Field Organizer, Autumn Linsmeier

LinsmeierHello Everyone,

I hope you are doing well and excited for the Presidential Primary/Caucus season to start—I know I am.

Last week I continued making calls to invite people to our upcoming events that are listed above. I made about 700 phone calls last week. Along with that, I planned out the “Social Media” Training Sessions and I look forward to seeing many of you there!

I also started posting at UW-Washington County to recruit some college students for a “College Dems/Young Dems Group.” We want to get as many young people involved as we can!

If you know of any college students or young adults in the area who might be interested in helping get this group started, please have them contact me or give me their contact information!

If you have any questions or concerns, contact me at autumlinsmeier@gmail.com or 920-973-5521.

Best,

Autumn Linsmeier

P.S. You can join the Washington County Dem “Twitter” feed at:

https://twitter.com/WashCoDemsWi

P.P.S. You can join the Washington County Dem “Instagram” feed at:

https://www.instagram.com/washingtondems/

 

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Important ELECTION Information for the February and April Elections

The February 16th Primary Election and the April 5th General Election are coming up fast!

Do you know what you will be voting on in February and in April???

If not, be sure to check out this website: https://myvote.wi.gov/

On this website, after typing in your first name, last name and date of birth, you will be taken to a page that lists what will be on the upcoming ballot, along with the location of your polling place.

You will also need an ID to vote in the upcoming primary, so please click on this link: http://bringit.wi.gov/ to see the acceptable ID forms.

“Early Voting” starts on February 1st and continues through February 12th.

If you have questions about the upcoming elections, contact our Field Organizer, Autumn Linsmeier, at autumnlinsmeier@gmail.com or 920-973-5521.

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More Important Issues

Preventing Gun Violence in Wisconsin

On Thursday, February 25th, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, there is a program about “Gun Violence in Wisconsin” —and what we can do to prevent future tragedies and to save lives.

The presentation will take place in Room 1001 at UW-Washington County, West Bend, Wisconsin. The event is free and open to the public.

A presentation will be given by Jeri Bonavia, The Executive Director of WAVE (Wisconsin Anti-Gun Violence Effort) and a discussion with questions from the audience will follow.

If anyone has questions, contact Bud Hudson at sbhudson@hotmail.com or 262-673-9725. 

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Voucher Schools

In recent weeks, the Republican majority froze funding to public schools—while expanding private school vouchers.

This is NOT good for our education system.

Now, the Republican majority is trying to push legislation through that limits when school districts can hold a referendum, among other things. Bills like these should not become law in Wisconsin because not only do they will hurt the public school system, but they also hurt the children attending these schools.

To read more about these education issues, click on this link:

https://wisconsinnetwork.org/2016/02/06/brokenpromise/

And contact your state legislators to let them know of your concerns. To find your state legislators, go to this website:

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/

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Wisconsin Labor History Society Essay Contest

All Wisconsin high school students (grades 9 – 12) are welcome to participate in this essay contest. Participants are asked to write an essay that is approximately 750 words on the following theme: “Unions have been important to my family and my community because….”

Up to eight cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, check their website: http://www.wisconsinlaborhistory.org/contests/essay-contest-fo-wisconsin-high-school-students

Our Field Organizer, Autumn Linsmeier, participated in this contest and won one of the top prizes, so if you have any questions, contact her at autumnlinsmeier@gmail.com or 920-973-5521.

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The Office Needs More Tables

If you have a spare, sturdy, rectangular, 6-foot table, it could be put to good use at the Washington County Dem Office at 132 North Main Street in West Bend. Drop off your generous gift during regular office hours.

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Dismantling Civil Service Bill Passes Senate Despite A Disturbing Debate

Click on this link: “newsletter” from State Senator Kathleen Vinehout to view the changes proposed for the Civil Service Law in Wisconsin and the impacts that the impacts that these changes will have.

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2016 State Convention of the Wisconsin Democratic Party

The 2016 State Convention of the Wisconsin Democratic Party will be held on June 3rd and 4th at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center located at 2040 Airport Drive in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

To reserve your hotel room, contact the Radisson at 920-494-7300 or 800-333-3333. Mention the Democratic Party of Wisconsin “room block” to receive our special rate of $99 per night.

For directions and facility features, click on this link:

www.radisson.com/green-bay-hotel-wi-54313/greenbay

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