Join Us for a WORK DAY and a WORK NIGHT

We will be having a WORK DAY and a WORK NIGHT for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s  campaign.

We will be meeting at the Wash Dem Office at 132 North Main Street in West Bend for the WORK DAY on Tuesday, March 31st, from 10:00 to noon and the WORK NIGHT will be on Wednesday, April 1st, from 6:00 timgreso 8:00 PM.

We will have both postcards to fill out and phone calls to make on both days.

The election is only 11 days away—we need to make as many contacts with voters as possible!

It’s time to “Get Out The Vote” for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley!

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE DEM OFFICE

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

Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 15th, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

We have invited each of the five candidates for Chair of the State Democratic Party to join us for a membership meeting. This month we are happy to be joined by candidates Joe Wineke and Jeff Smith.

Come hear about both of these candidates’ plans for the future of the state party and learn more about their campaigns. (See later posts on this site for contact information on the five current candidates.)

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

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NEWS AND INFORMATION

TWO Important Statewide Votes on the Ballot on April 7th

ActionAlert5-e1347501414312-400x230# 1: We need to re-elect Justice Ann Walsh Bradley to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Justice Bradley’s opponent is very open about running for the Supreme Court in order to back Governor Scott Walker’s legislation. Please make sure you get your friends, family and co-workers out to vote for Ann Walsh Bradley. To learn more about Justice Bradley, click here.

vote1# 2: Also on the ballot is a vote on a constitutional amendment brought to voters by the extremely conservative Wisconsin state legislature. Currently, the role of Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is given to the senior member of the Supreme Court. As a way to have even more control of the courts, the legislature wants to change the constitution so the members of the court elect the Chief Justice to serve a two-year term. The current Chief Justice is Shirley Abrahamson who, like Justice Bradley, has a record of fairness and non-partisanship. If this amendment passes, then big money donors will continue to chip away at regulations that protect workers and all people of Wisconsin. Their goal is to end protections for workers and put the control in the hands of big business. We must vote “NO” on this referendum.

Here is a short article about the vote from the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel:

www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/297272861.html

EARLY VOTING has begun!!!

Americans Go To The Polls To Elect The Next U.S. PresidentEarly Voting (“In Person Absentee Voting”) has already begun.

Contact your local municipality for voting hours and locations OR click on the following website to find all of Washington County’s Polling Locations:

www.co.washington.wi.us/departments.iml?Detail=265 

Please NOTE that it is best to call your local municipality at the numbers listed on the above website to obtain the hours for “Early Voting” which is often different from regular voting hours on the day of the election.

Also please NOTE that the polling location for “Early Voting” is usually right at your municipality’s main offices (Town Hall, Village Hall or City Hall). 

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More News And Information

5th CD Convention and Delegates

The 5th CD Convention will be held on Sunday, April 26th, from 2:00 to 5:30 PM, at the United Educator’s Building in Brookfield. Delegates to the convention will be able to vote on resolutions as well as for the new officers of the 5th CD.

All 5 Candidates for Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will be at the convention to speak as well as their First Vice-Chair partners.

If you would like to be a delegate for the 5th CD Convention, please contact Tanya Lohr at telohr@charter.net. Once you contact Tanya, she will send you the registration form for the convention.

Representative Gannon’s SURVEY

State Representative Bob Gannon, who replaced Pat Strachota, has a spring survey for interested citizens to complete. If you would like to take this survey about the proposed state budget, please click here.

March Service Project: Collecting Items for “The Family Center of Washington County”

In March we are collecting needed items for The Family Center of Washington County. The Family Center is a non-profit organization which offers free services to families, including “parent education classes,” “family activities,” “book activity bags” and other learning activities. The Family Center is funded primarily through local donations including donations of supplies such as the ones listed below.

Please drop off any of the items listed below at the Wash Dem Office:

disinfecting wipes—toilet paper—hand sanitizer—hand soap—Kleenex

Thank you! And you can learn more about The Family Center of Washington County by clicking here.

CALL  TO  CONVENTION

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s State Convention will be held on June 5th and 6th at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee.

At this convention, delegates will elect a new Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. If you would like to be a delegate, please contact Tanya Lohr at telohr@charter.net or 414-467-8469.

You must be a current member of the Democratic Party in order to be a delegate. If you need to update your membership, please contact Anne Molineu at amolineu@hotmail.com or 262-353-3692.

Convention Details: June 5 – 6, 2015 at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino at 1721 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233; more information at wisdems.org/events/convention.

Reservations: Hotel rooms can be reserved by visiting www.paysbig.com/hotel or calling 844-217-4100. Our special room rate is $159 for a single or double room (plus taxes and fees). Mention the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Convention or use the group code DEM06042015 to receive the discounted rate. Guest rooms include complimentary valet or self-parking, internet and a $10 “Reward Play.”

Contact Information for the 5 Candidates for State Chair

Here is the contact information for the five candidates currently running for State Chair.

Jason Rae: Website: www.jasonrae.com; Facebook: Jason Rae for DPW Chair; email: jasonrobertrae@gmail.com; Phone: 715-790-4334

Joe Wineke: Website: www.joewinekefordemocraticpartychair.com/; Facebook: Joe Wineke for Democratic Party Chair; Email: wineke10@tds.net; Phone: 608-577-4965

Jeff Smith: Website: www.jeffsmithfordpwchair.com/; Facebook: Jeff Smith for DPW Chair; Email: Jeff4DPW@gmail.com

Stephen Smith: Email: stephensmith4.75thwi@gmail.com

Martha Laning: Website: www.laningforwisconsin.com/; Facebook: Martha Laning for Wisconsin

Democratic Leadership Institute

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is offering a FREE campaign and leadership training on April 25th & 26th.

The Democratic Leadership Institute (DLI) will be held in Wisconsin Rapids. The training, hotel and transportation will all be provided for free as long as the participant is under 25 years of age.

DLI is a wonderful opportunity for young leaders to run an effective, learn about grassroots organizing tactics and meet with professionals in politics who will be making hiring decisions in the future.

To find out more about DLI and to register, please go to its website where you will find complete event details and the link to the institute application.

If you have any questions about the event, please send them to dli@widems.org or call 808-937-0392.

Flashcard Project

41MuUG3IQGL._SY355_We have been asked to help make summer flashcards for children at Casa Guadalupe. These flashcards should be made at the office and we have ALL the supplies available at the office as well as specific directions for how to make the cards. These cards will be used to help students learn English over the summer. If you have some extra time during office hours, please stop in to help make these important cards. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Fincke at gfincke@charter.net or 262-629-1567.

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Washington County Dem Breakfast

MeetForBreakfastThere is a group of Dems who meet for breakfast every 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings at the “Top of the Ridge Restaurant” at Cedar Ridge in West Bend. The group meets at 8:30 AM and leaves around 9:30 AM.

Cedar Ridge is on the west side of West Bend. Take Highway 33 (Washington Street) to the west and then turn south on Scenic Drive West and then turn left onto Cedar Ridge Drive and park in the main parking lot.

Note: The main entrance address is 113 Cedar Ridge Drive. If you are using GPS/navigation, please be aware that there are 3 Scenic Drives in Washington County.

Any questions, you can call Barb Landis at 262-334-2234.

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