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WINNEBAGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

NEWS & RELATED EVENTS

May 2017


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Monthly Membership Meeting – May 10
Join us on Wednesday, May 10th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM for this month’s membership meeting. Our guest speaker Koby Schellenger, Chair of the Campaign Committee will share the highlights of what has been done, what is currently being planned and the future goals regarding candidate recruitment efforts in Winnebago County. We will also hear updates from local elected officials. The meeting will conclude with a 50/50 raffle! All are welcome.

You do not need to be a member to attend this meeting.


Panel Discussion – May 25 The Campaign Committee is busy planning the next installment in the panel discussion series  which will be held on Thursday, May 25th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Mark you calendar and stay tuned for more details from this innovative team! If you missed the first panel discussion on Voter Contact you can find it on our facebook page, “Winnebago County (WI) Democratic Party. It was our first live streamed event from the office and there will be more to come!


Restore Fairness in Wisconsin Elections! At the April 25th Wisconsin Deserves Fair Maps Town Hall in Appleton. State Senator Dave Hansen outlined “The Redistricting Reform Bill” (SB-13 and AB-44). This nonpartisan bill was developed in response to the recent federal court ruling that voting districts drawn by State Republicans in 2011 are unconstitutional. The process of redrawing Wisconsin’s legislative and congressional districts every 10 years would be pulled from the Democratic and Republican lawmakers and be turned over to a nonpartisan redistricting committee. Recent research shows that Wisconsin is one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation! We are asking you to support this bill by calling your state legislators. There is a script and contact information for this call in the office. Help restore fairness and competition in Wisconsin elections!   For more information on gerrymandering and what you can do about it check out The Fair Elections Project on Facebook or at www.fairelectionproject.org/. The 90 minute video of the Wisconsin Deserves Fair Maps Town Hall can be found at the Citizen Action Northeast Wisconsin Facebook page. Lastly a special shout out goes to party member Brock Doemel for being one of the organizers for this outstanding town hall.



IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS   Great Decisions Discussion Group The spring sessions for this group have been cancelled. Stay tuned for possible fall sessions.


DPW State Convention – June 2 & 3 You must be a member of DPW by May 1st to attend this convention. If you want to stay at the Madison Marriott West you must have your room booked by May 1st as well. Call 608-831-2000 and ask for the DPW room rate or go to “wisdems.org”. You may register and book your hotel room at the same time!


Needed:  4th of July Parade Candy Winnebago County Dems will be walking in the Oshkosh and Omro 4th of July parades and they need candy to hand out to children along the route. We hope you can help us avoid the high cost of buying candy by donating bags of individually wrapped candy. Please no chocolate as it melts. There will be a collection box in the office just like we had for Halloween candy. Thank you!


4th of July Bake Sale and Oshkosh & Omro Parades! Last November we held a bake sale to raise funds for the office and it was a huge success. Help us do even better this July 4th! Details on donating baked goods on July 3rd and volunteering for either the bake sale or walking in the Oshkosh and/or Omro parade will be in the June newsletter and on our Facebook page. Sign-up sheets will also be in the office at the front desk.


Corn Roast – August 26 We have a pavilion this year at the Winnebago County Park and are adding family friendly activities! Save the date and stay tuned for further details!



Resist Trump Tuesdays Weekly Oshkosh Rally Join a dedicated group from MoveOn.Org at Senator Ron Johnson’s Oshkosh office, 219 Washington Avenue on Tuesday, May 2nd from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. News 26 will be present at this protest. They are developing a news piece about legislators that are failing to engage in meaningful dialogue with their constituents. To date Senator Johnson has not held a public Town Hall despite repeated requests from MoveOn.org. This event is on Facebook. UPDATE- on May 2  TV 26 did show up!


Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Oshkosh 2017 – May 3 No matter whose shoes you’re wearing sexual violence affects everyone. Gather in the UW-Oshkosh Alumni Welcome & Conference Center on Wednesday, May 3 at 4:30 PM. The one mile walk begins at 6:30 PM. Men are encouraged to wear high heels and women are encouraged to come as they are. This event is on Facebook.


Treatment Instead of Incarceration – May 8 Come hear State Rep. (R) Michael Schraa (53rd AD) present his WISGREAT plan, an intensive alcoholism treatment pilot project directed at those who are facing incarceration after a fourth or higher OWI conviction. 5:00 – 6:15 PM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 140 S. Green Bay Rd, Neenah on Monday, May 8th. Hosted by Esther-Fox Valley. This event is on Facebook.


Food for Thought – May 10 The guest speaker on Wednesday, May 10th is Tami McLaughlin, Executive Director of World Relief. Ms. McLaughlin will be speaking about refugees in the Fox Valley. Arrive at Primo Restaurant in Oshkosh by 11:50 AM to order from the menu. The program is from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters Winnebago County and is open to members and the general public.


Color-Brave Community Conversation – May 16 Hosted by Fit Oshkosh, Inc and held at the First Congregational Church located at 137 Algoma Blvd in Oshkosh this program on Environmental Justice will be from 6:30 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16th. RSVP by May 5th at 920-479-5380. This event is on Facebook.


Office Hours

Thanks to party members who volunteer to staff the office here are the times it is open: Wednesdays & Fridays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.



 

 

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