Shawano Dems Newsletter for September, October and November


The countdown is on for the November 3rd election.  Voters are encouraged to vote by mail.  You can check the status of your request by going to   Ballots will be going out on September 17thReturn them as soon as possible.

Biden/Harris signs are available at our office at 1404 E. Green Bay St., Shawano across from Perkin’s driveway. We should also have signs for Congressional Candidate Amanda Stuck (available later next week) and 6th Assembly Candidate Dr. Richard Sarnwick. Signs for 12th Senate Candidate Ed Vocke are also in Wittenberg.  35th Assembly Candidate Tyler Ruprecht are only in Wittenberg. We also have signs for Shawano/Menominee District Attorney Candidate Aaron Danrau.

You can also pick up signs at the following locations:

  • Shawano office:  Call/Text Carrie Pitt 715-584-8249
  • Bonduel:  Text Dan Weidner 715-250-1212
  • Gresham:  Call/Text Dea Bisley 715-853-6424
  • Wittenberg:  Call/Text  Bill Switalla 715–253-2052
  • Marion:  Call Dan Mantsch 715-326-1245

We have buttons and bumper stickers for Biden/Harris in the office.  We will also have signs that say, “We Support the Post Office.”  The office is open Tues. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8; Sat. 10-5.


September 12-13 is the last time to volunteer to make phone calls before absentee voters begin to cast their ballots.  During this Weekend of Action, we will be calling Democrats who haven’t yet applied to vote by mail.  You can call Jan Koch at 715-296-6726, stop in the office or click on the link to volunteer.

There will be another Weekend of Action are September 26-27.  Voter contacts to Get-Out the-Vote will begin in October.

Volunteers will also be needed to do a literature drop for Amanda Stuck in the City of Shawano. We will be painting more signs soon.  Let us know if you can help.


We will be having the rest of our 2020 meetings on Zoom at 7:00 pm.  On September 16th we will be seeing a presentation put together by Tom Nelson on the local response to COVID.  On October 21st Matt Rothschild from the Democracy Campaign will talk about a variety of topics including voter suppression, the need to root out racism, and the political race as he sees it.  November  8th will be our last meeting of the year.  We will elect officers for 2021-2023.

The Zoom links will be sent out a few days before the meetings.


The Shawano County Board passed the resolution to encourage the Legislature to form a nonpartisan commission to redraw the voting districts after the census. Shawano is the 54th Wisconsin county to voice its support for Fair Maps.


The Shawano Democrats will have a booth at Octoberfest in downtown Shawano on Oct. 3rd.  Volunteers will be needed to work in the booth and pass out signs and other items.


The September op-ed in the Shawano Leader will be about the need for integrity in our elections.  Voters need to sift through the misinformation, disinformation and propaganda that are rampant in social media and other sources. 

In October the topic will be about women’s issues such as the need for family leave and equal pay for equal work.


  • Second Thursday of the month:  Listen to WTCH’s Breakfast Club from 8:30-9:00 am on 960 AM & 96.1 FM.
  • Third Wednesday of the month:  Dems’ meetings on Zoom.

Chair’s Comments

There has been a great amount of enthusiasm in this election. We have already passed out 400 Biden signs and more yard signs and larger signs will be coming. Unfortunately, many of our signs have been stolen.  If this happens to you, please contact the police or sheriff’s department to report the theft.  Some people have placed signs near their house or taken them in at night.

We appreciate all the donations we have been receiving.  Every dollar helps to pay our rent, internet, mailings, signs, etc. .If you haven’t had an opportunity to donate, you can stop in our office or  mail a check made out to the Democratic Party of Shawano County to our treasurer, Bob Koch at W4769 Birchwood Dr., Shawano, WI  54166.  You could also go to our website at  Click on “Contact Us” and scroll down until you see the DONATE button.

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