MARCH AND RALLY
On Saturday, July 17th the Shawano Fairness Coalition will be having a march from Franklin Park to the Shawano County Courthouse. Participants can gather at 1:00 pm, sign petitions for fair (non-gerrymandered) voting maps and higher wages in Shawano County and pick up a sign. The group will then walk to the rally at the courthouse where former assembly woman Penny Bernard Schafer will be speaking about redistricting reform and how it is needed if we are to have any progress in making our state more progressive. Join them!
JULY 21 HYBRID MEETING
One of the six United States Senate candidates will be on Zoom with us at our July meeting. State Senator Chris Larson is from the Milwaukee area. He has been a champion for many progressive issues that we care about. The in-person meeting begins at 7:00 pm at the Shawano Civic Center or you can view on Zoom. The link will be sent out prior to the meeting.
The Shawano Dems will be having a picnic on August 19th at Kuckuk Park in Shawano from 5:00-7:00 pm. U.S.Senate candidates Alex Lasry and Gillian Battino have tentatively agreed to attend. We will have pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, beans and dessert. No need to bring anything. At the picnic we will be a thanking our many volunteers who helped during the past year. Plan to attend.
JULY LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Governor Evers has signed the 2021-2023 budget. It increased funding for education beyond what the Republicans wanted to spend. Using his constitutional authority, he was able to ensure Wisconsin gets the American Rescue Plan money by adding $100 million in new federal money for schools. He also restored the state’s two-thirds funding to school districts by providing roughly $685 million in school aids. Now there will be more money for students with disabilities and mental health services.
July 21: 7:00 pm Dems’ meeting at the Shawano Civic Center and on Zoom
August 19: Picnic at Kuckuk Park 5-7 pm
Oct. 2: Fundraising Dinner at Shawano Lake Golf Course
In August and September, we will be calling on our volunteers to help us reach out to voters. During the weekends of August 21 and 28 we can begin to knock doors and engage in face-to-face conversations. This year we will go back to having a booth at the Shawano County Fair. We will need volunteers to work 2-3 hours shifts each of days from September 2nd through 6th
You can sign up to work at the fair at our July 21st meeting or at the August 19th picnic. If you can’t make either of those events, please call me at the number listed below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to sign up. Those working at the fair will get a free pass which includes parking.
Our fall fundraising dinner is being held on October 2nd. We will have raffle baskets. If you have any items that you would like to donate for the bucket raffles, please bring them to one of our events. Any grey donkey item (something you have that is in good condition but is taking up space) is fine too. Reservation information will be sent out next month. Tom Nelson, Outagamie County Executive and candidate for U.S. Senate, will be speaking.
We will also be having a quilt raffle. You can purchase tickets at the picnic, the fair booth or the fall dinner. The ticket will be drawn at the dinner.