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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thurs 1/17 - Barron County Dems Meeting

Please join us for our January Meeting...

Barron County Democrats Meeting
Thursday, 1/17 @ 7:00PM
16 W John St, Rice Lake (map)

We hope to have WI Supreme Court Candidate Lisa Neubauer appearing and taking questions via video conference.

The election on April 2nd will decide who replaces former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, and we need to elect Judge Neubauer to maintain the current make-up of 4 conservatives to 3 liberals on the Court. Then in April of 2020, we'll have a chance to swing the Court to a liberal majority and finally put ordinary Wisconsinites on equal footing with corporations.

We'll also have Ali Holzman filling us in on an exciting campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare that will be launching in February.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, December 7, 2018

12/12 - Listening Session with Martha Laning

Hundreds of people in our area donated their time, talents, and resources to help Democrats win in November. Now that the dust has settled, the Democratic Party of WI wants to hear from you about what worked, what didn't, and what we can do better next time.

DPW Post-Election Listening Session
with Martha Laning, DPW Chair &
Devin Remiker, DPW Political Director
Wed 12/12 - 5:30 to 7:00PM
16 W John St, Rice Lake (map)

If you've ever wanted a platform to let the state party know about the particulars of campaigning in and representing the people of northwest WI, this is your chance.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Stop the Lame Duck. Call Rep Quinn Today!

Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature have called an "extraordinary" Lame Duck session starting Monday 12/3. They're expected to vote as early as Tuesday on an extremely partisan set of bills including:
  • Restricting the powers of the Governor and Attorney General before Tony Evers and Josh Kaul can take office
  • Restricting early-voting
  • Changing the date of elections in 2020 to benefit a right-wing Supreme Court justice who was appointed to the position by Scott Walker
  • Giving the legislature a whole lot more power over state agencies that have historically been overseen by the Governor's Office

This story in the State Journal gives a good overview of the situation. You can read the Legislative Fiscal Bureau's summaries of the bills here.

This is an outrageously cynical move to subvert the will of the voters, who elected Democrats to all statewide offices fair and square just a few weeks ago.

Call Rep. Romaine Quinn today and tell him to oppose this shameful, un-democratic powergrab.
Quinn's Office: (608) 266-2519
State Capitol Switchboard: (800) 362-9472

"Although our parties will have honest differences of opinion, if we go forward by looking for areas of agreement, I believe we can accomplish a great deal of good for everyone in this state. I am dedicated to working in good faith with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do what is best for Wisconsin."

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Congratulations to Our New Party Officers

Congratulations to the following people who were elected as officers of the Barron County Democratic Party at our 11/15/2018 meeting:

  • Chairperson - Gerry Lisi
  • Vice Chair - Pat Edwardsen
  • Secretary - Russ Rindsig
  • Treasurer - Karn Moe

And thanks again to the dozens and dozens of people who volunteered for our party and our candidates in ways too numerous to mention! Your hard work helped Democrats sweep every statewide office and put us on a strong footing going forward.

Note that we will not have a regular meeting in December.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!