Upcoming Events at the Wash Dem Office

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

Tuesday, April 12th, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Legislative Update with Wisconsin Representative Melissa Sargent

Wisconsin Representative Sargent will give an update on current legislative issues in Madison and then take questions from the audience.

This is our opportunity to hear about the important votes that were taken this year in our legislature and to learn more about how they will affect our everyday lives.

Please feel free to invite others to this event with a quick phone call or by inviting your Facebook friends.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 7:00 to 8:00 PM: April General Membership Meeting

We have lots of important topics to discuss and to develop solutions. Please join us!

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

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April 5th Election

The April 5th General Election is coming up fast! Do you know the candidates and/or referendums? If not, be sure to check out this website:

https://myvote.wi.gov/

On this Wisconsin website, you type in your name and date of birth to be connected with your voting location and the candidates and/or referendums.

You DO NEED AN ID to vote! So, please check out this Wisconsin website for information on acceptable forms of ID:

http://bringit.wi.gov/

Please note that “Early Voting” begins on Monday, March 21st and continues through Friday, April 1st. Contact your city/town/village clerk for specific dates, times and locations.

(If you know of any college students returning home for Spring Break, please encourage them to go in and vote early!)

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West Bend School Board Candidate Forums

There will be two forums for the candidates running for the West Bend School Board. This is a great way to learn more about the candidates.

The first forum will be on Tuesday, March 22nd, 6:30 to 8:00 PM, at the West Bend City Hall Common Council Chambers that will be hosted by the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce.

The second forum will be on Wednesday, March 23rd, 6:30 to 8:00 PM, at the Moose Lodge that will be hosted by Common Sense Citizens.

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Be a Poll Watcher!

An important message from Martha Laning, the State Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin:

Dear Friends,

Like many of you, I’ve watched in horror in recent years as the GOP have dismantled our progressive voting laws in Wisconsin. Today, I’m asking you to help us fight back.

On Tuesday, April 5th, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will be putting observers in polling places around the state to gather critical information about the implementation of Wisconsin’s new photo ID laws. This information will help us address problems early and develop strategies and tactics to ensure every eligible person in Wisconsin who wants to vote in November 2016 is able to do so.

But we can’t do it without you. Please volunteer to be an April 5th poll observer today! It’s easy. No previous training or experience is required—our DPW voter expansion team will work with you to make sure you have the training and materials you need. All it takes is a few free hours on election day—a few hours that could make all the difference between winning and losing in November.

Sign up to volunteer by clicking on this form:

grassroots.wisdems.org/page/s/voter-expansion-volunteer

 

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Confused by All the Upcoming Conventions?

Since 2016 is a Presidential Election year, there is an extra convention.

Here are some guidelines:

National Convention Sequence

1- The County Caucus will be held on Sunday, April 17th, at the Washington County Dem Office (132 North Main Street, West Bend). Register from 1:00 to 2:00 PM; Caucus starts at 2:00 PM. This event is for electing delegates to the Congressional District Level Caucus

2- The Congressional District Caucus will be held on Sunday, May 1st, location “to be announced.” Register from 1:00 to 2:00 PM; Caucus starts at 2:00 PM. This event is for electing delegates to the National Convention.

3- The Democratic National Convention will be held on July 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th, in Philadelphia, PA. This event is for the purpose of selecting the Democratic Party Nominee for President of the United States.

State Convention Sequence

1- 5th Congressional District Convention on Sunday, April 10th, at the Juneau Community Center, 500 Lincoln Drive, Juneau, WI 53039, from 9:30 to 2:30 PM. Registration begins at 9:30 AM and the convention begins at 10:00 AM. This event adopts resolutions, plans for the 2016 election year, and provides speakers for the 5th Congressional District. The cost is $30 per person before April 2nd and $40 at the door. To register by mail, make your heck payable to 5th Congressional District and mail to Rod Bartlow, 5th CD Treasurer, 2780 Hwy. CC, Slinger, WI 53086 (before April 2nd). Or, you can also pay here by connecting with Act Blue:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/5thcdconvention2016

2- Wisconsin Democratic Party State Convention on June 3rd and 4th, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313; www.radission.com/green-bay-hotel-wi-54313/greenbay . To reserve a room, call 920-494-7300 or 800 333-3333. (Mention the Democratic Party of Wisconsin “room block” to get the special rate of $99 per night.) This event provides interesting speakers, adopts resolutions, and lets Democrats throughout Wisconsin connect. You can register here:

wisdems.org/stateconvention

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