This Friday: 2014 Fall Dinner with U.S. Congressional Candidate Mark Harris

Mark Harris for Congress

We look forward to seeing many of you this Friday night at our annual Fall Dinner & Silent Auction. Please make sure to get any items you wish to donate for the silent auction in by 5pm tomorrow, Thursday October 23rd.

Items 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). If you need to bring any items yourself, please call ahead to Carol Zoran at 467-6634. Thank you!

The Sheboygan County Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Mark Harris, the Democratic candidate from the 6th Congressional District for the U.S. ...Full Article

Early Voting Begins Monday!

Early voting in Wisconsin begins Monday, October 20th. Vote early to skip the lines on Election Day, and/or spend the day helping turn out other Democrats to the polls.

From: http://gab.wi.gov/node/3408

Time:

10/20/2014 – 8:00am - 10/31/2014 – 5:00pm

Location:

Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Offices

In-Person Absentee Voting at your Municipal Clerk’s Office (Early Voting)

You can also vote absentee at your local municipal clerk’s office. In-person absentee voting (also known as early voting) runs on weekdays for two weeks before an election, ending at 5 p.m. or the close of business (whichever is later) on the Friday before the election.  For the 2014 General Election, the dates are:

  • October 20 to 31 (General Election)

Please check with your municipal clerk for office hours.  Early voting is no longer permitted on weekends. ...Full Article

That’s What He Said…”We Don’t Have a Jobs Problem”

sad-Scott-WalkerLast Friday’s gubernatorial debate was marked not just by the questions Scott Walker wouldn’t answer, like whether or not he believes in a minimum wage, but for his blatant distortions of his record on everything from jobs to women’s healthcare — to include the baffling statement that “We don’t have a jobs problem.”

Walker went on to say that Wisconsin has a “work problem.”

Scott Walker ran for office in 2010 on a central campaign promise to create 250,000 new private sector jobs in his first term in office. With less than three months to go, that’s officially a “promise broken,” as Walker has created fewer than half the jobs he promised and Wisconsin is ranked dead last — 10th out of 10 states — in the Midwest in private sector job growth.

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Scott Walker Running From His Record On Jobs

With just four weeks until Election Day, Scott Walker is still in the toughest fight of his political career. The race for governor is a dead heat and the governor is facing the real possibility of losing in November.

Walker is in trouble, and he knows it.

That makes the Republican Party nervous, evidenced by the absence of bold ideas to turn Wisconsin around and their constant attacks on Mary Burke.

Scott Walker and Republicans are desperate to talk about anything other than the number one issue on the minds of voters: jobs.

In 2010, Scott Walker made it a point to repeat his 250,000 jobs promise early and often.

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26 Days to Go Until November 4th – You Hold The Key!

It’s hard to believe, but there are only 26 days left until the election on Tuesday, November 4th. You hold the key to ensuring victory for great Democratic candidates like Mary Burke and Martha Laning!

This is a going to be a close election and turnout is going to be what puts us over the edge. You can help make sure we get great turnout for our candidates by volunteering your time between now and the election.

Stop in at the Campaign Headquarters, 812 Erie Ave. in Sheboygan, and make some phone calls or knock on some doors. Even a few hours will help, though you’re welcome to join us as much as you can. ...Full Article

Child Pornographer Facing 125 Years In Prison Gets No Jail Time In Deal With Brad Schimel

A juvenile counselor accused of having 200 child pornography photos on his computer, facing a maximum sentence of 125 years in prison, got off with no jail time at all, didn’t have to register as a sex offender, and was allowed to continue to work around minors.

That 2014 deal by Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel earned a place today on the “Brad Schimel Wall of Shame,” the Democratic Party of Wisconsin announced.  Details are on the website,  featuring Schimel’s worst decisions and cases: schimelswallofshame.tumblr.com

“Schimel will try to squirm out of responsibility and blame someone else, but he bears the responsibility,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said on Monday. “Schimel caved in and didn’t even try to get the court to consider the evidence.

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Statement of WisDems Chair Mike Tate on Marriage Equality in Wisconsin

Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on the news that the United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the state of Wisconsin, and four other states, who sought to preserve their bans on marriage equality.

“Today we call on Governor Walker to not just say he won’t stand in the way of equality, but to take action to reassure all Wisconsin families that he won’t oppose their constitutional right to equality.

“Scott Walker must state clearly and unequivocally that he will do everything in his power to enforce the law of the land and ensure that every Wisconsinite is free to marry the person they love – and he must back those words up with strong actions.

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Scott Walker’s Fiscal Mess

Yesterday, Wisconsin received more evidence of Scott Walker’s fiscally irresponsible approach to governing with the announcement of a projected deficit of $396 million in the current budget and a staggering $1.76 billion projected structural deficit heading into the next budget.

The projected deficit announced Monday afternoon is nearly three times the size of the structural deficit projected by the Fiscal Bureau in May of this year. The latest news comes just two weeks after the Department of Revenue announced a nearly $300 million revenue shortfall.

Republican Senator Mike Ellis commented on the deficit saying, “A number of us were concerned, but they did it anyway,” Republican Senator Rob Cowles took a more critical tone, saying, “Until you’ve gone through one of these things, you really don’t understand how bad it can get. ...Full Article

Terry Van Akkeren Event w/special guest Peter Barca

Terry September InvitationPlease join us Monday, September 22nd, from 5-7:30pm at 504 Ontario Ave to meet and support Terry Van Akkeren, 26th Assembly Candidate, with special guest Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca. ...Full Article

“Certainly An Appearance of Corruption”

Not one, but two, Scott Walker pay-to-play schemes came into focus this weekend, as previously unreleased documents revealed that Walker benefited from $700,000 in campaign cash from out-of-state mining special interests — “certainly an appearance of corruption,” according to a nonpartisan special investigator. News reports also revealed that a company owned by Walker donors was set to receive a $6 million award from Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation.