May Newsletter

State Convention

Are you ready for the hottest convention in the Midwest this summer? The Wisconsin Democratic Convention will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center in Green Bay June 10-11. Anyone can attend the convention. On Saturday caucus meetings begin at 10:00 am.  Convention programming begins at 5:30 pm. Officer & Democratic National Committee Member elections begin at 10:00 am on Sunday. Let us know if you want to be a delegate so you can vote.  Click on this link to register:  our State Convention

Membership Blitz

Goals for 2023 include increasing the number of members in the Democratic Party of Shawano County. The state has been sending us monthly stipends based on our numbers in 2022. We want to increase our party numbers so our payout amount will be greater in 2024. It is easy to join. Pick up a form at one of our events or go to
  The cost for limited income and veterans is only $10. Regular membership is $25 and couples pay $35. If you wish to send a donation, you can send it to Carrie Pitt, Box 9, Bonduel. Indicate if your check is for membership and/or a donation. Thank you!

Poll Workers Needed

Every municipality in Shawano County can have an equal number of Democrats and Republicans as poll workers.  More Democratic poll workers are needed to safeguard our elections.  We know the Republican party will be more proactive in the future so we need to get ready. By Wisconsin law municipal clerks must put forth any names they have received from the county chair. Those persons should be chosen to work at all elections in v 2024-2025. There will be training workshops sponsored by the state Democratic Party beginning this summer. Anyone in Shawano County can work at any polling place. Let Chair Jan Koch know you are interested.


May 11: Breakfast Club on WTCH 960 AM from 8:00-9:00 am

Senator Tammy Baldwin will be on the phone from 8:15-8:30.

May 17: aMAYzing Night Out 6:00 pm pot luck at Civic Center

June 25: Forever Blue Music Festival 12:30-4:30 pm. Badger Park, Peshtiigo

July 19: Picnic at Kuckuk Park 5:00 pm

October 14: Fall Fundraising Dinner at the Lumberyard

Chair’s Comments

This may not be an election year but we plan to have an active year none-the-less. We will have a relational volunteer training on June 21st from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Civic Center. Regional Coordinator, Sean Lindsey, will walk us through calling and/or texting using a smart phone.

On July 8th we will have a downtown booth at ShawanoFest. This is an opportunity for Dems to sign up for our newsletter and become members. August 30th –September 4th is the Shawano County Fair with another opportunity to talk to voters.

Before you know it we will be one year out from the 2024 presidential and senatorial election. “Biden and Baldwin in ‘24” will be our theme. Please make yourself available to volunteer.  Our democracy needs all hands on deck to defeat authoritarianism.

News Update

–Our office across from the Perkin’s driveway is openTuesday (10-5,) Thursday (10-8) and Saturday (10-5).  We are stocked with Biden/Harris signs as well as signs for Richard Sarnwick and Aaron Damrau.  We now have “We Support the Post Office” signs, buttons and bumper stickers.  More Amanda Stuck signs will be coming soon.  We also have Ed Vocke signs for those in Senate District 12.
Wednesday, September 16th we will be Zooming our meeting at 7:00 pm.  We will view a presentation put together by Tom Nelson on the local response to COVID.  We will also have a chance to meet Justin Rodriguez, the newly hired organizer for Shawano and Menominee Counties.  Here is the link.  I will send it out again on Wednesday:
Join Zoom Meeting
Or Dial if you can’t get on Zoom.
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Friday, September 18th from 4:30-7:00 pm at Franklin Park.  Come for some conversation (with social distancing), a Sunday cone and a chance to meet Richard Sarnwick and Amanda Stuck.
–Do you have a barn in a good location?  The Biden campaign is looking for places to put up barn murals


On Zoom  7:00 pm (

Join Zoom Meeting Or Dial if you can’t get on Zoom.     
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  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call of Officers
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Speakers:  Tom Nelson presentation; Justin Rodriguez, regional organizer for Shawano/Menominee Counties
  • Minutes
  • Approval of Minutes from August Membership Meeting
  • Acceptance of Minutes from August 5, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting

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