Wisconsin Made, Union Made Gifts

If you’re looking for union made gifts, made in Wisconsin, please look into these choices!

  • Regal Ware Pots and Pans made in West Bend. (USW)
  • Wigwam Socks made in Sheboygan. (UFCW)
  • Miller Beer made in Milwaukee. (UAW Brewery Workers)
  • Usinger’s Sausage and Smoked Meats made in Milwaukee. (UFCW and IUOE)
  • Klement’s Sausages. (UFCW)
  • Carmex Lip Balm made in Franklin — a great stocking stuffer.
  • John Deere lawn mowers made in Horicon. (IAMAW)
  • Master Lock locks made in Milwaukee (be sure to check the label). (UAW)
  • Speed Queen washing machines from Alliance Laundry made in Ripon. (USW)
  • Nuk baby products made in Reedsburg. (IAMAW)
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    Wed, December 13th – 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!)

    Join us as we discuss, debate, and decide on important issues and actions to be taken in Washington County! Number one on our list right now is the special election in Assembly District 58. We need YOU in discussing our steps in this important race!

    * Note – The membership decided at the October meeting to change the date of the December meeting to Wednesday, December 13th due to the holiday season!

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    Wed, November 15th – 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!)

    Please join us for our November meeting as we continue our discussions of actions to take at the local, state, and national level.

    * Note – The membership decided at the October meeting to change the date of the December meeting to Wednesday, December 13th due to the holiday season!

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    Wed, October 18th – 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!)

    Please join us for our October meeting as we continue our discussions of actions to take at the local, state, and national level.

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    Purchase your tickets to our 2017 Spaghetti Dinner and sell them to your friends and family!!

    The Spaghetti Dinner is our number one fundraiser for the year. In order for it to be successful, we need to sell tickets!!!

    The Spaghetti Dinner will once again be held at the Jackson Community Center, which is located at N165W20330 Hickory Lane Jackson, WI.

    Tickets are available at the Washington County Dem Office. You can purchase your tickets at the office, and you can also check out tickets to sell to friends and relatives – bring the money back in once you make the sale! It is important that tickets are pre-purchased so we know how much food to buy and prepare!

    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.

    Here is an article recently published by The Isthmus about Randy Bryce’s campaign: http://isthmus.com/news/cover-story/can-blue-collar-progressive-randy-bryce-topple-paul-ryan/

    Another way we raise money at this event is through our silent auction and this auction is dependent on donations from supporters like you! Please see the specific information below on how to make a donation. It is VERY important that we have donations!

    You may have noticed an “increase” in ticket price. This is just an illusion!! This year we are charging $15 per ticket instead of $10. HOWEVER, the $15 INCLUDES a choice of beverage from the bar – 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.

    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!!

    Get your tickets at the office soon!

    SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED

    We are looking for quality items to be auctioned off at the Democratic Party Spaghetti Dinner. Please donate the kind of items that you yourself would buy since that is what we do!

    The following are suggested:

  • Gift certificates for goods or services
  • Gift certificates for dinner for two
  • Quality Gift baskets
  • Hand made children’s clothing/knitted or crochet clothing for kids.
  • Home made Baked goods
  • Home made Canned goods
  • Art work particularly garden decorations
  • Home made quilts or blankets

  • Please take your items to the Democratic Party office before Oct. 11th. You must fill out the entire donation slip and attach/tape it to your item or we can not accept the item. If you have questions, please contact: Gretchen Fincke (gfincke@charter.net) and Mary Reilly-Kliss (maryrk76@gmail.com).

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    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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