Wed, September 20th – Monthly Membership Meeting: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

(You don’t have to be a member of the Wash. Co. Dems to attend! All welcome!)

Emily Greene from the Youth and Family Project will be joining us to tell us more about the services this organization offers members of our community. A lot of these important programs are unknown to our community, and yet help support it on a daily basis. This is a great organization to learn more about.

Wednesday is also a great opportunity to bring in a donations for the Youth and Family Project. We are currently collecting items for their newly renovated family reconnection center, which allows for supervised family visitations in a homelike atmosphere. Items they could use include:

* child-safe cleaning supplies
* paper goods (napkins, plates, paper towels, plastic ware)
* pots/pans
* cookie sheets
* measuring cups
* aprons
* dish soap
* other kitchen needs
(These items can be gently used – well, except the napkins, plates, paper towels, and plastic ware…)

We will also plan for our October events including the Spaghetti Dinner. The more voices at the table, the better our decisions will be! Join us on Wednesday!

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Tickets Now Available for the Spaghetti Dinner on October 15th!

Tickets are now available at the Washington County Dem Office for the 2017 Spaghetti Dinner. Social hour will be from 4 – 5 PM, followed by dinner at 5 PM, and speakers at 5:45 PM. The Packers play early that day so you have plenty of time to watch the game and then come down to our annual get together. Put it on your calendar now so you don’t miss it!!

It is important that tickets are pre-purchased so we know how much food to buy and prepare! This year we are charging $15 per ticket. The increase in cost is due to our decision to include in the ticket price one beverage of your choice – wine, beer, soda, juice box, etc – rather than asking for a separate donation for the drinks. This is because of the new, stricter reporting requirements of the Government Accountability Board.

We will be having a silent auction once again this year. Please note that you MUST fill out the appropriate paperwork at the office and leave it with your item this year. Again, we need to keep very careful track of money and donations.

We now have two confirmed speakers: Randy Bryce, candidate running for Congress against Paul Ryan and Khary Penebaker, former candidate for Congress in the 5th CD and current member of the DNC. Both are outstanding speakers and certain to leave you feeling optimistic and energized for the 2018 Elections.

The Spaghetti Dinner is our major fundraiser for the year so please consider attending, donating to the silent auction, and volunteering at the event. Our ability to keep a visible presence in Washington County depends in part on the success of our dinner.

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FoxConn Forum in Germantown

The Germantown OFA group will be hosting a community forum on FoxConn – What it Means to Washington County and Wisconsin. The guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Here are the details:

September 13, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Germantown Community Library
N112 W16957 Mequon Road
Germantown, WI 53022

Click here for a flyer for the event.

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Income Inequality in Wisconsin is at Highest Level Since the Great Depression

Wisconsin Public Radio recently did an important piece on income inequality in Wisconsin. In the report, it was shared that:
“The richest 1 percent in Wisconsin made — on average — 19 times as much as everyone else in 2014, according to Laura Dresser, associate director for COWS. Most people in Wisconsin made less than $50,000 a year on average while the top 1 percent brought in around $933,000 each year.”

To read the full story, click on the link below.
https://www.wpr.org/income-inequality-wisconsin-highest-level-great-depression

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Wed, September 20th – Monthly Membership Meeting: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Please join us as we plot and plan our next events! Remember – the Candlelight Vigil grew from a discussion at our August meeting and three days later, bam – we had an extremely successful, lead story on the local news, event. From these meetings comes action, and from you comes the ideas that start this action. See you on September 20th!

(You don’t have to be a member of the Wash. Co. Dems to attend! All welcome!)

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Candlelight Vigil Promoting an End to Hate

Now is the time to stand up for our shared belief in a nation void of hate – hateful words, hateful actions, and hateful deeds.

Join us for a candlelight vigil on Saturday, August 19th, starting at 7:30pm at Settler’s Park, 200 N Main St, West Bend, to take this important stand. We will have music, speakers, and the opportunity to connect with others who share a similar goal.

This event is sponsored by the Democratic Party of Washington County, but will have a non-partisan focus on the shared values of compassion, equality, acceptance, and kindness.

Signs and statements promoting these shared beliefs only please. This is a peaceful gathering intended for the sole purpose of promoting a nation without hate. ALL are welcome!

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More on FoxCONN

Senator Kathleen Vinehout wrote a great column on the MANY issues with the Foxconn deal Governor Walker is trying to pass. To see her column, please click here.

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Spaghetti Dinner Speaker Announced!

Our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 15th and will begin around 5 PM. The Packers play early that day so you have plenty of time to watch the game and then come down to our annual get together. Put it on your calendar now so you don’t miss it!!

We have our confirmed speaker – Randy Bryce! Randy is running against Paul Ryan in the 1st Congressional District and his campaign has received a lot of national attention. Here’s a video from Randy’s campaign and an article about his candidacy. He is an OUTSTANDING speaker you won’t want to miss!

Video: Randy Bryce for Congress Campaign Announcement
Washington Post Article: This union ironworker wants Paul Ryan’s job.

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