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WINNEBAGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

NEWS & RELATED EVENTS

MARCH 2017

 

Listening Sessions for Rep. Mike Rohrkaste (R) – March 3 & 4

Representative Mike Rohrkaste, Assembly District 55 is having the following listening sessions:  Town of Neenah, 1600 Breezewood Lane, Neenah Town Hall, Friday, March 3rd from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Village of Fox Crossing, 2000 Municipal Drive, Village Town Hall, Friday, March 3rd from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. City of Neenah, 240 E. Wisconsin Ave, Neenah Public Library (Shattuck Room), Saturday, March 4th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.


Great Decisions Discussion Group – March 4

This free four part-series on foreign policy will meet the first Saturday of March, April, May, and June at the office. The doors open at 1:00 PM. The video followed by a discussion will begin at 1:30 PM and end slightly before 3:00 PM. Reading material will be provided for each monthly topic. Join Dick Schallert for what is sure to be an informative and lively discussion!


Community Meet & Greet for Tony EversMarch 7

The race for State Superintendent of Public Education has a huge impact on students in Wisconsin. Join Tony Evers at Becketts on Tuesday, March 7th at 5:00 PM and then don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, April 4th! A vote for Tony Evers is a vote for public education.


Monthly Membership Meeting – March 8

This month’s meeting will be on Wednesday, March 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the office. Our guest speaker is Kelsey Hulet, Community Outreach Coordinator with World Relief Fox Valley. You will not want to miss this timely presentation on Refugee Resettlement in the Fox Valley. People with a refugee background need us to stand with them more than ever. We’ll also discuss the spring election, the upcoming congressional and state conventions and hear updates from local candidates and elected officials.


 

Campaign Committee Meeting – March 9

If you are a current WCDP member and interested in providing support to candidates running for office this committee will be meeting at the office on Thursday, March 9th at 5:00 PM. Chair of this committee is Koby Schellenger.

 

Oshkosh Candidates Forum – March 9

This forum is for candidates running for Oshkosh City Council and Oshkosh Mayor. It will be held at Oshkosh City Hall, 215 Church Ave from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Thursday, March 9th. The Winnebago League of Women Voters and Oshkosh Media are co-sponsoring this event. It will be televised and available on Oshkosh Media Gov TV and by live streaming on: http://www.oshkoshmedia.org


Tony Evers Yard Signs – Week of March 13

Yard signs for Tony Evers will be available in the office beginning the week of March 13th. Please see the office hours listed below if you would like to pick one up!


Purchase Tickets for the Indigo Dinner by March 17

To avoid a price increase purchase your tickets for the Indigo Dinner by Friday March 17th. The $35.00 Supporter Level/Individual ticket will be $50.00 after March 17th. See below on how to purchase your tickets.


Neenah Candidates Forum – March 22

The Winnebago League of Women Voters is sponsoring a forum for Neenah School Board Candidates on Wednesday, March 22nd. It will be held at the Neenah Public Library, 240 E. Wisconsin Ave in the Shattuck Community Room on the 1st floor. The forum begins at 6:00 PM.

Menasha Candidates Forum – March 23

A forum with the candidates for City of Menasha alderman will be held on Thursday, March 23rd at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First Street in Menasha. Districts 1 and 3 candidates will face each other at 6:00 PM while candidates for Districts 5 and 7 begin at 7:15PM. The Winnebago League of Women Voters is also sponsoring this event.


13th Annual Indigo Dinner – March 25

The 13th Annual Indigo Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 25th at LaSure’s Banquet Hall, 3125 S. Washburn Street in Oshkosh. Enjoy live jazz music during the Social Hour from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. The dinner begins at 6:00 PM and is followed by our guest speaker John Nichols! Mr. Nichols is a progressive American journalist and author. He is a Washington correspondent for The Nation and is the associate editor for The Capital Times. On-line tickets may be purchased at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/indigodinner_17. Hard tickets are available at the office. Ticket prices are: $15.00 for students ( WCDP members) and $35.00 per person.  A table for eight people is $250.00. You may also sponsor a student for $20.00  Please contact Jane at 920-410-3373 if you have questions.

NEWS FLASH- Senator Tammy Baldwin will be at this event!


What are Resolutions and How to Write One

Resolutions are statements of what the government should do. They are used to develop both the state and national Democratic Platforms. Resolutions cannot exceed 100 words. Resolutions will be grouped into four categories: 1) Education, Labor and Economics, 2) Agriculture and Environmental Affairs, 3) Justice, Human Concerns and Democracy, 4) Foreign Affairs. Use the following format.  Make sure you provide an appropriate Title.

 

WHEREAS, (may use multiple wherases)……. And, THEREFORE, RESOLVED…….

 

There are sample resolutions in the office for viewing. You may also go to the DPW website at www.wisdems.org to find past platforms and resolutions. Click on “Our Party”, then on “Constitution & Bylaws”. If you have questions contact Joan Kaeding at attkaeding@sbcglobal.net. See the information below listed under the 6th and 8th CD convention for details on submitting your resolutions. They will be voted on during the general membership meetings in April.


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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IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring ElectionTuesday, April 4   7:00 AM to 8:00 PM


8th Congressional District ConventionApril 8 in Brillion at Carstens Mills. 9am-3pm. You must sign up in the office by April 12th if you want to attend. You may pre-register and pay online at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2017dems/ . Send your resolutions no later than April 1st to Kathi Taylor at kathit1944@gmail.com.


 

6th Congressional District Convention April 30 in Oshkosh at LaSure’s Banquet Hall. 9am-3pm. If you are interested in attending you must sign up in the office by April 12th. Send your resolutions to Joan Kaeding at attkaeding@sbcglobal.net or drop them off at the office by April 5th. Use this link to view the flyer for additional information.


DPW State Convention June 2 & 3 in Madison. You must be a member of DPW by May 1st to attend the convention. Rooms must be booked by May 1st at Madison Marriott West. Call 608-831-2000. Ask for the DPW room rate or go to “wisdems.org”. Click on “Events”, then click on “2017 State Convention”. You may register as a delegate and then book your hotel room.


 

RELATED EVENTS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

Food for Thought LunchMarch 8. Topic: City of Oshkosh Rental Inspection Ordinance. 11:50 AM – 1 PM at Primo Restaurant. No reservations, order from the menu.


Fox Valley Women’s March – March 8. Meet at Pierce Park in Appleton at 4:30 PM and walk to Houdini Plaza. Celebrate International Women’s Day!


Resist Trump Tuesdays! Meet at Sen. Ron Johnson’s office, 219 Washington Ave in Oshkosh 12-1PM every Tuesday of the month. Bring your own sign.


Transgender Rights March on AppletonMarch 18. Meet at City Park at 1PM and walk to Houdini Plaza.


March for Science-Appleton April 22. Meet at Houdini Plaza at 3PM-5PM.

 

People’s Climate March & March for Science-MadisonApril 22. Meet at Library Mall at 12PM