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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thurs 12/7 - Meet Kathleen Vinehout

Meet State Senator Kathleen Vinehout
Democratic Candidate for Governor
Thursday, December 7th @ 6:30pm
735 Burr Oak Place, Rice Lake (map)

More info on Facebook

Meet State Senator, and Democratic candidate for Governor, Kathleen Vinehout at the home of Mary Hoeft in Rice Lake.


Mary Hoeft says: "I first heard Kathleen speak last year when I was a candidate for U.S. Congress. After hearing her speak, I told her I would offer her my full support if she decided to run for Governor. Why? Kathleen Vinehout is a passionate, hardworking State Senator who has made the needs of the people of Wisconsin her top priority for the past ten years. Please join me on Thursday, December 7. Bring friends."

Questions? Call Mary Hoeft at 608-658-9885

The Barron County Democrats will not endorse any candidate before the primary. However, we are happy to promote local events for any Democratic candidate.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Rep Quinn admits Mining Bill pollutes water, votes for it anyway

Assembly Rep Romaine Quinn (R-Birchwood) can't say he doesn't know any better. He attended a community discussion last month about the dangers Toxic Sulfide Mining, and afterwards told constituents he was "not supportive" of opening Northern WI up to sulfide mining.

Then he went down to Madison and... voted to open Northern WI up to sulfide mining.

Rep Quinn on Mining Bill AB499

WATCH & SHARE: Rep Quinn flip-flops on #AB499 Mining Bill, admits it will pollute our water, votes for it anyways. #WaterIsLife #ValueWater

Posted by Barron County Democratic Party on Thursday, November 2, 2017


Please share this video.
Call Rep Quinn to share your disappointment:
(608) 266-2519


Watch Rep Quinn's full Floor Speech
arguing for sulfide mining here.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Motivated to Step Up?

With the mounting damage Trump, Walker, and their ilk are doing to our country and our state, "regular people" everywhere are stepping up to defend their families, neighbors, and communities.

If you've thought about taking on a larger role, as an organizer, activist, candidate, volunteer, or something else, there are plenty of opportunities and we'd love to talk with you...

  • All the Officer positions with the Barron County Dems are up for election at our November 16th meeting. Our current officers have done great work and most are willing to stay on, but new ideas and fresh perspectives are always welcome!
  • We're actively recruiting candidates at all levels for 2018. If you've ever thought about running, we'd love to talk and we can put you in touch with folks who know the ropes.
  • Or, lend your time and talents to one of the great Democratic candidates who are already running.
  • Wisconsin Progress has one-day Local Candidate Trainings throughout the fall and winter, including dates 11/11 in Eau Claire and 12/9 in Hudson.
  • Emerge WI has a very successful training program for progressive women candidates that runs from January to July 2018. Registration deadline November 13.

Friday, October 13, 2017

October Meeting - Thurs 10/19 @ 7pm in Rice Lake

Barron County Dems October Membership Meeting
Thurs 10/19 @ 7pm - 16 W. John St, Rice Lake (map)

Paul DeMain will be our guest speaker, giving a presentation on "Keeping our Water Clean: Pipelines and Mines"

Paul DeMain is the editor of News From Indian Country and producer for IndianCountryTV.com. Member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (Bear Clan) and of Ojibwe descent. Former State Tribal Policy Advisor for Governor Tony Earl.

We'll also have updates on the Mining Bill, a status update on our ongoing outreach and recruitment efforts, opportunities to get involved, and more.




Washburn County Dems Chili Feed
Sat 10/21 @ Noon - Spooner Ag Station (map)

Our friends in Washburn County invite you to their Annual Chili Feed. Enjoy some chili and make some new (or old!) connections with hard-working progressives from north of 30th Avenue.

Invited speakers include:
  • State Sen Janet Bewley
  • State Rep Nick Milroy
  • Tim Burns, WI Supreme Court Candidate
  • Josh Kaul, WI Attorney General Candidate
  • State Rep Dana Wachs, Governor Candidate
  • State Sen Kathleen Vinehout, Governor Candidate
  • Mike McCabe, Governor Candidate
  • Bob Harlow, Governor Candidate
  • Tony Evers, Governor Candidate