2016 Fall Dinner with Russ Feingold

Russ FeingoldThe Sheboygan County Democratic Party invites you to attend our 2016 Fall Dinner with Russ Feingold. Join the officers, executive board, and like-minded community activists for an evening of great food, drinks, and friends.

We are pleased to announce that Russ Feingold will be our special guest speaker for this year’s event. Come and hear what Russ has to say about fighting for Wisconsin’s working families and middle class citizens.

The Dinner will be held on Sunday, September 18th at Sheboygan Town & Country Club (W1943 Co Rd J, in Sheboygan).

Dinner will be $30 per person or $20 for students. Cocktails & Silent Auction will begin at 4:00 PM, Dinner at 5:00 PM with our speaker program to follow at 6:00 PM. You can get tickets by calling Mary Jo Stoelb at 627-3122 or online at actblue.com/page/falldinner2016The deadline for purchasing tickets is Wednesday, September 14th. 

The silent auction will be held to raise money for the local party and campaign operations. Donations of items for the silent auction can be dropped off at Tim Lorenz’s home, 2708 N. 7th Street in Sheboygan (457-2911), or at Deb Klock’s home, 529 North Street in Plymouth (912-5268). To bring items yourself for the silent auction, please call ahead to Carol Zoran at 467-6634.

The deadline for dropping off items or letting us know the details of an item you will be bringing yourself is 5 PM Friday, September 16th.

Election Law Presentation w/Julie Glancey

On October 24, after the local Democratic Party’s Executive Board meeting, there will be a public program about election laws presented by former Sheboygan County Clerk, Julie Glancey. Julie was recently appointed as a Democratic Party representative on the State’s newly created Elections Board.

In her presentation, at 7:30 p.m., at the Labor Hall, 1104 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan, Julie will talk about the status of the new voter ID law and the eliminated Government Accountability Board, She will also report on other election law changes which affect early voting and voter registration. Her years of work experience with election regulations, and her involvement with the new partisan based board, give her special insight into these topics.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

Statement From Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair in Recognition of Women’s Equality Day

Democratic of Wisconsin Party Chair Martha Laning released the following statement in recognition of Women’s Equality Day:

“96 years ago today, women finally received the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment. However, it wasn’t until 1971 that we started proclaiming this day Women’s Equality Day and began to officially recognize women have been treated as second class citizens in this country.

“Despite this day acknowledging women should enjoy the same rights as men, that is still not the case.

“Women are still paid only 77 cents to the dollar that a man gets for doing the same job; women are still far too often the victims of violence; and women still have to go the extra mile to have their basic healthcare needs met.

“Right here in Wisconsin we still have opposition to the idea that women deserve the full and equal rights that men enjoy. Ron Johnson has voted against equal pay legislation five times and against the reauthorization of the violence against women act, while Scott Walker and the Republican legislature revoked equal pay legislation that ensured women could correct a pay injustice in Wisconsin.

“Women’s rights activists – men and women – have worked together to ensure regardless of our gender, we are all entitled to equal rights, but it is clear there are still many road blocks that have prevented us from reaching this reality.

“We will not stop fighting for gender equality, as it is the birth right of every American that we are all treated with equality and respect under the law. We have made progress, and we will continue to do so when we turn the recognition that women deserve equality into practice.”

 

From: http://www.wisdems.org/news/statement-from-democratic-party-of-wisconsin-chair-in-recognition-of-womens-equality-day

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wisconsin being ranked 49th in the nation for Internet Speed

The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning on Wisconsin’s 49th in the country ranking for internet speed:

“It is unacceptable that Wisconsin, a state with the 20th largest population in the nation, ranks near the very bottom in average Internet speed. This is a serious issue that presents a significant hurdle for those citizens who are trying to earn an education or operate a business.

“We need elected officials in this state who understand that investing in strong infrastructure will help our communities and businesses thrive. This investment is critical to help businesses grow and create good local jobs, just as it is vitally important for young people who need access to the latest educational materials online. Unfortunately, Scott Walker and the Republican-led legislature continue to ignore this important priority – and now we are seeing the results.

“As Democrats, we know that to build a stronger economy we must narrow the gap between those who do and do not have access to broadband across Wisconsin. That’s exactly why we need to elect more Democrats to office on November 8th.”

From: http://www.wisdems.org/news/statement-from-democratic-party-of-wisconsin-on-wisconsin-being-ranked-49th-in-the-nation-for-internet-speed

Canvass this Saturday

CanvassersThe election is less than 90 days away and Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine need your help knocking on doors in Sheboygan!

We know that neighbors talking to neighbors is the most effective way to encourage people to vote and so we’re going out door to door this Saturday in Sheboygan at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm.

We’ll meet at the Campaign Headquarters located at 816 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 (right across from Fountain Park).

Can Hillary and Tim count on you to help out this Saturday? RSVP here.