Please join the Winnebago and Outagamie County Dems on Monday, September 4th as we march in the 35th Annual Neenah/Menasha Labor Day Parade. Meet in the parking lot of the Hmong Union Hall (formerly Germania Hall) in Menasha by9:30 AM, We would greatly appreciate if you could bring a bag of candy to hand out. The parade starts on Milwaukee St., heads west on Menasha’s Main St., then south on Tayco/Washington St. proceeding into Neenah along N. Commercial St. Then we head west on W. Wisconsin Ave. ending at Church St. This is a fun and friendly event, one that you don’t want to miss! We will have cars to take you back to Hmong Union Hall.
Local Election Campaign Support Squad
WCDP in conjunction with our friends at the Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Wisconsin Progress, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, and other progressive groups are building a support squad to assist our slate of local candidates in the spring of 2018. If you have an interest in helping Winnebago County Dems get elected in the spring, please complete this form. Contact Koby at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details. Sign-up forms are also available in the office.
The Campaigns Committee- September 7
The Campaigns Committee meets the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 7:00 PM. Their next meeting is Thursday, September 7th. Join them to see how you can help elect Democrats in Winnebago County.
Meet-and-Greet for Josh Kaul – September 10
Members and friends of the Winnebago County Democratic Party are cordially invited to a Meet-and-Greet for Josh Kaul, Democratic Candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General on Sunday, September 10th. Please join party members Jerry and Penny Scribner at 318 Twelfth Street in Neenah from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring a friend! RSVP to email@example.com
Monthly Membership Meeting – September 13
Join us Wednesday, September 13th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM as Martha Laning, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin explains the importance of Winnebago County in upcoming elections, why Oshkosh was chosen to be the host city for the 2018 State Convention, and what DPW is doing as the one year out mark from the 2018 election nears. There will be also be updates from our local elected officials and news regarding upcoming party events. Come and connect with like-minded people from all over Winnebago County. You do not need to be a member to attend our monthly meetings. All are welcome! Our monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month.
Community Conversations with Dan Kohl- Menasha September 19
On Tuesday, September 19thhave a conversation with Dan Kohl, Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District at Your Daily Grind downtown Menasha from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Dan wants to hear directly from you about the issues that matter most to you and your community. This event is on Facebook, “Community Conversations with Dan Kohl-Menasha”.
Fall FUNraiser September 22
Help us celebrate the first day of Autumn at our fantastic fall fundraiser on Friday, September 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, at the office. We are excited to have Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign as our guest speaker. Prior to joining the Democracy Campaign, Matt was editor and publisher for almost thirty two years at The Progressive magazine.. Matt’s topic will be “Democracy at Risk in Wisconsin and Washington.” There will be wine, craft beer, and hors d’oeuvres along with live jazz music. Admission is a $10.00 donation that will help build our Candidate and Office Funds.
A Note to Lapsed Party Members!
You are missed and we need you back! Please consider renewing your membership online at www.wisdems.org or stop in the office and we can assist you with signing up online or filling out a membership envelope. We’ll mail it in for you if you would like.
Our office is located at 480 N. Main Street downtown Oshkosh. Office hours are: Wednesday and Fridays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 – 2:00 PM. The Saturday downtown Farmer’s Market continues this month so stop in and see us!
If you are interested in keeping in the loop on what is happening in the Wisconsin State Legislature a fantastic resource is www.wiseye.org.
To receive updates on bills related to topics of interest, sign-up for notifications under “notification services” on the State Legislature’s website www.legis.wisconsin.gov.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
October Monthly Membership Meeting – October 11
Special guest speaker Sachin Chheda will talk about The Fair Elections Project.
One Year Out Weekend of Action – November 4 & 5
Spring Primary Election – February 20
Spring Election – April 3
EVENTS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST
Oshkosh Labor Day Celebration and Car Show – September 4
Celebrate Labor Day with the Donel H. Wyman Memorial Car Show at South Park in Oshkosh. Live music with the Bobby Evans Band, sweet corn, brats, afternoon raffle drawing for gift certificates including Country USA tickets. Playground, splash pad, children’s book prizes. Free and Open to the Public. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Sponsored by: Winnebago County Labor Council, Oshkosh.
Neenah Labor Fest – September 4
The Fox Valley Area Labor Council invites the Winnebago Dems and friends to a Labor Day Celebration at the Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road after the parade. Casino style games, paddlewheel, beverage and food tents, family “fun” entertainment, Retirees Club Food Tent, huge craft and white elephant sale. Free and Open to the Public. Noon – 3:00 PM.
Food for Thought Lunch – September 13
Daryn Burich, Planning Director for the City of Oshkosh will present “Imagine Oshkosh: a master plan for our center city” at Primo Restaurant. Arrive by 11:50 AM to place your lunch order. Presentation is from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Open to the public. Hosted by: League of Women Voters-Winnebago County.
Color-Brave Community Read, “Born A Crime” – September 19
This event is hosted by Fit Oshkosh, Inc and UW-Oshkosh Women’s Center. Join them at the Women’s Center, 717 W. Irving Street from 6:30 – 9:30 PM as they read and discuss “Born A Crime” by Trevor Noah.
Health Care Solutions: BadgerCare For All – September 25
Rep. Eric Genrich, Sen. Dave Hansen, Dr. Marty Finkler and Outagamie Co. Executive Tom Nelson are the guest speakers at the Universal Unitarian Fellowship in Appleton, 2600 Phillips Lane. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Hosted by: Citizen Action Northeast Wisconsin.
Northern Winnebago County Dem Breakfast Group – September 29
This group meets at 8:00 AM on the last Friday of the month at Garden View Family Restaurant, 1680 Appleton Road in Menasha. Enjoy a good breakfast discussion with like-minded folks! Ask for Stan, a Winnebago Dem and member of this group.
Oshkosh Advocacy Writing Group (ongoing)
This group meets every Friday at Planet Perk from 9:00 – 10:30 AM. Information about local, state and national issues is shared and then the group writes either postcards/emails or makes calls to a variety of elected officials or companies/agencies. Come at any time and stay as long are you can. Contact Deb Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org/ to get email updates.
Oshkosh Tuesday Rally Group
This dedicated group of persistent resisters meet outside of Senator Ron Johnson’s office every Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Join them for their next rally on Tuesday, July 11th. They will not be meeting on July 4th. Senator Johnson’s Oshkosh office is located at 219 Washington Ave, Suite #100