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Newsletter July 2024

NEW VOTING DISTRICTS

The campaign season is upon us. Candidates are scrambling to get signatures so they can be on the ballot in the new legislative districts. The eastern 2/3’s of Shawano County, Menominee County and parts of Waupaca and Oconto Counties are in the 2nd State Senate Distinct and 6th Assembly District. Kelly Peterson is the Senate candidate and Shirley Hinze is running for Assembly.

The western part of Shawano County as well as parts of Waupaca and Marathon Counties are in the 29th Senate District and 87th Assembly District. Bill Switalla is running for Assembly again but this time in a different district.

The Townships of Aniwa and Hutchins remain in the 12th Senate
District and 35th Assembly Districts although the district lines have changed. Andi Rick is the Senate Candidate and Elizabeth McKrank is running for Assembly.

VOTE NO ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

In the August 13th primary election voters will be asked to approve two amendments to the Wisconsin Constitution. Neither of these are good for Wisconsinites. Currently the governor has the power to accept federal money and distribute it quickly when there is a natural disaster or pandemic. Requiring the legislature to distribute the funds would slow down help to the communities affected.

Alec Ballo is running to replace our ineffective current Shawano-Menominee County District Attorney, In Wisconsin, primary voters can vote for either party (but can’t cross over). In order to elect Alec, voters will have to vote on the Republican ballot. The Democrats don’t have any contested races.

JULY EVENTS

Saturday July 13th: The Shawano Dems will have a booth at ShawanoFest on Main Street from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Stop by to pick up signs and garden flags or to volunteer.

Tuesday July 16th: There will be a Meet and Greet Pot Luck at the Wittenberg Community Center beginning at 6:00 pm. Kristin Lyerly, candidate for the 8th Congressional District, and William Switalla, candidate for State Assembly District 87, will be there. Participants can win prizes when they play Election 2024 BINGO.

Thursday July 25: A BBQ will be held at the Bonduel Village Park located on Park Street from 5:00-7:00 pm. Hamburgers and brats will be provided. Bring a salad or dessert to share. It’s a Meet and Greet for Shirley Hinze, State Assembly 6 candidate, and Kelly Peterson, State Senate 2 candidate. Bring a friend, play BINGO and take home some signs.

DEEP CANVASSING

Research has shown that 1-1 conversations with voters can make a big difference in persuading them how to vote and getting them to the polls. In an effort to make volunteers feel more comfortable in having these more lengthy conversations, the Shawano Dems are offering a training session at our office at 142 Bartlett St. in Shawano on Saturday, July 27th from 9:00-11:00 am.

You will learn about active listening, how to tell your personal story and will be given an opportunity to practice deep canvassing in a role play situation. Participants will be given lunch and can then make a phone call or go out in the community in an effort to talk to at least one individual. Those canvassing in the community will be given training on the use of Mini-Van which requires a cell phone. RSVP Jan Koch at 715-296-6726 or email
 

OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesday & Friday 1:00-4:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

142 Bartlett St. Go around to the back door,.

 

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

July 11: WTCH Breakfast Club 8:00-9:00 am

August 21: Candidate Meet and Greet Pot Luck 6:00 pm College of the Menominee Nation Cultural Learning Center

August 28-September 2: Shawano County Fair booth

October 12: Fall Fundraising Dinner at the Golden Sands Golf Club in Cecil. Mark your calendar!
 

Chair’s Comments

This year’s 2024 election will determine the future of democracy in our country. It’s that simple. And that important.  Project 2025 is a must read to undersand the conservative agenda  read up on Project 2025.

The election will be of critical importance for Wisconsin, Our slate of Democratic candidates, many of who are women, have the enthusiasm and drive to make our government work for the people they represent. Please check them out and give them your support by putting up their signs, telling others about them and/or helping them financially.

We have a variety of signs available in addition to candidate signs. This year we also have yard signs and 2’x 4′ signs that say, “Vote for Democrats. They vote for Us.” These could be put up in the City of Shawano or in rural areas. We have a crew that will deliver them and put them up for you. 4×4 candidate signs will be arriving soon. Just let us know what works for you.

Jan Koch, Chair 715-296-6726 (cell)

Dan Weidner, 1st Vice Chair 715-250-1212 (cell)

Patty Luff, 2nd Vice Chair /Membership Chair 715-851-5761

Website: https://shawanocountydems.com

Facebook Page: “Shawano County Democratic Party”

Twitter Handle: @ShawanoDems

ate of Democratic candidates, many of who are women, have the enthusiasm and drive to make our government work for the people they represent. Please check them out and give them your support by putting up their signs, telling others about them and/or helping them financially.

We have a variety of signs available in addition to candidate signs. This year we also have yard signs and 2’x 4′ signs that say, “Vote for Democrats. They vote for Us.” These could be put up in the City of Shawano or in rural areas. We have a crew that will deliver them and put them up for you. 4×4 candidate signs will be arriving soon. Just let us know what works for you.

Jan Koch, Chair 715-296-6726 (cell)

Dan Weidner, 1st Vice Chair 715-250-1212 (cell)

Patty Luff, 2nd Vice Chair /Membership Chair 715-851-5761

Website: https://shawanocountydems.com