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Friday, August 9, 2019

August Dems Meeting - Report from the Border

Barron Dems August Meeting
with a report from the US-Mexico Border
Thurs 8/15 @7:00PM
16 W John St, Rice Lake (map)

Our own Steve Parliament and Laurie Broome recently returned from the Texas-Mexico border where they helped provide refugees on both sides of the border with humanitarian assistance. We are delighted that they will be sharing their experiences with us.

Want to help? Consider donating to Team Brownsville, the nonprofit that Steve and Laurie worked with.

Here are some excerpts and photos from Laurie & Steve's trip...

"We have purchased a tent and an inflatable mattress for the woman from Peru who is 7 months pregnant, plus inflatable mattresses for 4 families from Honduras, who were all sleeping on the cement in the plaza and looking ragged and bewildered."

"We purchased one air electric air pump for them to share. We asked that, when they are on their way to the US, that they share these things with others in need."

"We also gave $100 to a group of 4 Honduran families to help rent a small apartment for a few weeks. We've distributed shoes to many. There are some men from Cameroon here who came through the Darien area of Panama. They were confronted, their shoes were taken, some in their group killed. I have no idea how they managed to make it this far. Kind and gentle men."

"There were many handouts of the stuffed animals, under garments, blankets, etc. We have poured a drop of help into a large bucket that needs filling. The people we have given to are deeply grateful and I wish with all my heart we could do so much more. We have told everyone that we are only representatives of hundreds of people who care about their well-being and are doing what we can to help."

Friday, July 26, 2019

Debate Watch Parties - Round 2!

Democratic Debate Watch Parties!
Tues 7/30 and Wed 7/31 @7PM
16 W John St, Rice Lake (map)

It's Round #2 of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates! Join your progressive neighbors to watch the Democratic contenders debate on the big screen in Rice Lake. Bring a snack to pass if you can.

Debate Night #1 - Tues 7/30
Candidates: Steve Bullock, Pete Buttigieg, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Tim Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, & Marianne Williamson

Debate Night #2 - Wed 7/30
Candidates: Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Jay Inslee, & Andrew Yang

Friday, June 28, 2019

Mon 7/8 - Matt Rothschild in Shell Lake

Meet Matt Rothschild!
Executive Director of WI Democracy Campaign
"The Fight Against Voter Suppression"
Monday, 7/8 @ 5:30PM

Shell Lake Community Center (map)

Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign will be in Shell Lake to speak on "The Fight Against Voter Suppression."

Join us at 5:30pm for a simple supper. Lecture to follow at 6:00pm.
Hosted by the Washburn County Democratic Party and Barron County Democratic Party. For more information contact, Susan Hansen 715-416-3333.

Matt Rothschild joined the Democracy Campaign in 2015. Prior to that, he worked at The Progressive magazine for 32 years. For most of those, he was the editor and publisher. During his tenure, he wrote the book, You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression. He edited an anthology Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive, 1909-2009.

Rothschild’s opinion pieces have run in The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, The Miami Herald and other publications. He has appeared on Nightline, NPR, C-SPAN, and the O’Reilly Factor. In Wisconsin, you may have heard him on radio on The Mic 92.1 or on the Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Debate Watch Parties 6/26 and 6/27

Democratic Debate Watch Parties!
Wed 6/26 and Thurs 6/27 @8PM
16 W John St, Rice Lake (map)

The first debates of the 2020 Presidential campaign are upon us! Join your progressive neighbors to watch the Democratic contenders debate on the big screen. Bring a snack to pass if you can.

Debate Night #1 - Wed 6/26
Candidates: Cory Booker, Julián Castro, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, & Elizabeth Warren

Debate Night #2 - Thurs 6/27
Candidates: Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson, & Andrew Yang