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 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.

Chair Martha Laning and Rep. Dana Wachs On Donald Trump’s Dangerous Economic Agenda

Today, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning and Representative Dana Wachs spoke at length about Donald Trump’s and Mike Pence’s dangerous agenda that would be a disaster for Wisconsin’s economy. Both spoke to how Trump and Pence have been no friend to hard working Americans, who are just trying to get ahead. In, contrast they how Hillary Clinton is building an economy that work’s for all of us, not just those at the top. Her agenda includes making the largest investment in good paying jobs since President Eisenhower, strengthening our public education system, and incentivizing companies to create jobs here at home, not shipping them over seas.

Below are excerpts from their prepared remarks:

Martha Laning

Martha Laning“We know that Donald Trump has earned his wealth at the expense of hardworking Americans — including manufacturing his products overseas. And we’ve heard about Mike Pence’s terrible economic record time and time again — so is it any surprise these two are peas in a pod when it comes to their thoughts on creating jobs?”

“We are stronger when we build an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top. We need good jobs and a good quality pubic school education available in every part of Wisconsin. It’s clear from her proposals that Sec. Clinton understands that we’re stronger together, she is prepared to launch the largest investment in job creation since World War II. That’s the kind of progressive vision we need.”

“Hillary’s plan to create jobs stands in stark contrast to Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s economic policies, which would be devastating to working families. One thing is clear: Wisconsin households just can’t afford to buy what Mike Pence is trying to sell us today.”

Dana Wachs

Dana Wachs“Hillary believes that we are stronger when we build an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top – with good jobs and a good education available in every zip code. Mike Pence, on the other hand, is no friend to the American worker.”

“As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence’s policies hurt wages for Hoosiers time and time again. In order to allow skilled workers to earn less, he signed a law that eliminating a tool used by state and local governments to set pay rates on building projects. That law supported a livable wage for Indiana residents — it allowed them the opportunity to achieve the American dream and break into the middle class. Mike Pence changed all that with one signature.”

“It could not be more clear – Mike Pence prioritized his politics over the well being of Indiana workers time and time again. He’s so wrong for Indiana, he left before they could vote and he is wrong for Wisconsin.”

From: http://www.wisdems.org/news/-chair-martha-laning-and-rep-dana-wachs-on-donald-trumps-dangerous-economic-agenda