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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

It's October! Here's everything you need for this election

Who's on my ballot?

How do I get ready to vote?

Visit the WI Elections Commission's MyVote.WI.gov website to:

If you have any questions or problems along the way, please check out the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's Voter Protection resources or call the Voter Assistance Hotline: 608-336-3232

Can I get some yard signs?

Yes! As of October 2, we have signs for all 3 Democratic campaigns plus our "Vote Blue!" Fish sign in stock.

Easiest way: Stop by our Campaign HQ at 16 W John St in Rice Lake (map) between 10am-4pm Monday thru Saturday.

Alternate way: Sign up here and we'll either deliver your sign or connect you with one of our 7 sign hubs across Barron County.

Outside Barron County? Order a Fish sign here!

How else can I help elect Democrats?

We need all the help we can get to win this thing and shape the future of our state and our nation. The biggest needs we have are:

  • People to walk or bike neighborhoods and hang campaign literature on doorknobs
  • People to call voters
  • Help staffing our Campaign HQ
  • People to write postcards to voters
  • And we're always open to more ideas...

Monday, October 5, 2020

More Pop-up Yard Sign Events this Week

Biden-Harris Yard Signs

We have 4 more "Pop-up" Biden-Harris yard sign distribution events coming up...

Barron: Tuesday, 10/6 from 4:00-6:00pm
We'll be parked by the Barron Library (map)

Turtle Lake: Wednesday, 10/7 from 4:00-6:00pm
We'll be parked by the Turtle Lake Village Hall (map)

Barron: Friday, 10/9 from 4:00-6:00pm
We'll be parked by the Barron Library (map)

Rice Lake: Saturday, 10/10 from 4:00-6:00pm
Dems Campaign HQ at 16 W John St (map)

Assembly candidate John Ellenson will be at these events with his signs too. We'll also have Tricia Zunker for Congress signs, our famous "Fish" signs, and Biden flags.

Can't make it? Stop by our Campaign HQ at 16 W John St in Rice Lake, open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Or click here to request signs.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Call for Volunteers: All Hands on Deck!

If you've ever thought about volunteering to help elect Democrats, NOW is the time! Absentee ballots will start going out September 17th, and of course Election Day is November 3rd.

We all know every vote in Wisconsin will matter, and so will every action you take and every hour you can volunteer in these final weeks. Please sign up here.

We need volunteers to...

  • Make phone calls to voters (from home)
  • Walk door-to-door distributing campaign literature
  • Send postcards to voters
  • Help staff the Dems HQ in Rice Lake
  • Make Biden-Harris Buttons
  • Distribute or set-up signs
  • Write letters to the editor
  • "Host" Zoom Fundraisers for our candidates
  • Record endorsement videos for our candidates to share
Please sign-up today!
Let's win this thing!




Barron County Dems HQ
16 W John St, Rice Lake (map)
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Due to the pandemic we will not be holding any group events at the Dems HQ in Rice Lake, but we are opening it from 10am-4pm Monday thru Saturday for people to briefly stop in to pick up signs, campaign materials, and get in touch with the party. There is plenty of space for a few people to maintain social distance. And of course, masks are required at all times.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Thurs 9/17 - Zoom Fundraiser for John Ellenson


Thursday, September 17th
6:30-7:30pm - via Zoom

Click here for a Zoom invite

Join State Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley, Assembly candidate John Ellenson, and the Barron and Washburn County Democratic Parties for a Zoom fundraiser for the Team Ellenson campaign!

We'll also be giving away books to 2 lucky attendees:
  • Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump
  • Rage, the new book by Bob Woodward

With Romaine Quinn stepping down, we have a great opportunity to win back this open seat. Please join us in supporting John Ellenson's campaign!

Friday, September 11, 2020

Barron County Democratic Party offers $1,000 reward for arrest of sign vandals

$1,000 Reward for arrest of Barron County sign vandals

After unprecedented levels of vandalism, the Barron County Democratic Party announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone damaging or stealing signs promoting Democratic candidates in Barron County. 

“I’m disgusted that it’s come to this,” said Party Chair Gerry Lisi. “We run into isolated incidents of vandalism every campaign year, but 2020 has been a whole other order of magnitude. By Labor Day weekend, about 30 of our hand-painted 4-foot wooden signs were damaged. Our volunteers worked hard painting and setting up these signs to express their political preference as guaranteed by the First Amendment. But it seems that some people have lost respect for law and the security that supports a civil and safe society.”

A one-time $1,000 reward will be given to a person in Barron County who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever is vandalizing Democratic signs.

The Party encourages everyone to express their political views peacefully and respectfully. Citizens who experience sign theft or damage should report it to the local police department or sheriff.  Those with information or questions about the $1000 reward can stop by the Party office between 10am and 4pm at 16 W. John St. in Rice Lake.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Democratic & Republican Parties Joint Statement on Sign Vandalism

In the last few weeks, vandals have destroyed a considerable number of political signs in Barron County. These incidents have all occurred on private property, in violation of personal rights to privacy, property and free speech. Signs for candidates of both major political parties, Democratic and Republican, have been targeted.

None of this activity is sanctioned or appreciated by either of our political parties. Signs are placed with considerable work and expense by volunteers. Our volunteers have opposite political views, of course, but share a passionate commitment to their chosen candidates. Vandals who tear down a sign might be thinking they've hurt the candidate. They forget that their criminal act has offended those who paid for, those who delivered and those who proudly displayed the sign. One sign stolen probably assures 10 more votes for that candidate.

Passions are understandably high for the 2020 election. Nevertheless, passions need to be channeled to lawful and productive ends. We encourage everyone to conduct themselves with the restraint and civility required of participants in a free democracy.

Gerry Lisi, Chair, Barron County Democratic Party

Tim Wold, Co-Chair, Barron County Republican Party