Shawano Civic Center
Everyone is invited. There will be food (including pulled pork sandwiches) and beverages. If you have a special holiday treat you want to share, bring it. We will also be having some fun with a trivia game. .We will be honoring our volunteers and electing officers for the next 2 years (Those voting must be members of the Democratic Party).
Yes, Wisconsin did have a Blue Wave. We can celebrate taking control of our State capital. You may not realize that we also voted by an 8% margin (54% of all votes) for Assembly candidates – a landslide. However, due to gerrymandering we only got 35% of the seats.
This win shows how
important the Democratic Party is to Wisconsin. Without the support that
membership provides, we would not have gotten the votes we needed to turn over
Wisconsin’s executive branch. You can become a member of the Democratic
Party of Shawano County (joint with the state party) at www.wisdems.org/membership-2.
After we finish celebrating, we need to dust ourselves off, get some rest, and start gearing up for the next election. That’s what Democrats do. We need to continue to fight so that the district lines are redrawn after the 2020 census.
The spring election will be held on April 2, 2019. Progressive candidates are needed for supervisor, clerk and treasurer positions for town boards, trustees for village boards, and members of school boards. In the City of Shawano there will be elections for alderpersons in Wards 1&2, Wards 5&6 and Wards 9 & 10.
On December 1st candidates can begin to collect a minimum of 20 signatures. The “Nomination Paper for Nonpartisan Office” forms need to be turned into the county clerk by Tuesday, January 2nd. Let us know if you are running and would like some help. There are training sessions coming up on how to run a campaign.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!