Sheboygan County Democratic Party Spring Dinner

Sunday, May 7, 2017, Doors open at 4 p.m., Dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

Town & Country Golf Course – W1943 CTH J – Sheboygan

You are invited to join the officers, executive Board and like-minded community activists for an evening of great food, drinks, friends and speeches!

This spring’s featured speaker is Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.  Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is a nonprofit watchdog group now in its third decade of working for clean, open and honest government and reforms that make people matter more than money in politics.

Prior to joining the Democracy Campaign at the start of 2015, Matt worked at The Progressive magazine for 32 years.  He has written the book entitled “You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression” and authored opinion pieces that have run in the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Miami Herald and a host of other newspapers.  Rothschild has also appeared on Nightline, NPR C-Span and the O’Reilly Factor.

Tickets for the event are available by contacting:  Mary Jo Stoelb at (920) 627-3122.  They may also be purchased at:  Cost is $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for students.  Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 1, 2017.

A silent auction will be held to raise money to support our local party’s efforts.  Interested in donating items to the auction?  Contact Tim Lorenz at (920) 287-5302 or Deb Klock at (920) 912-5268.

“In Wisconsin, we’ve seen the corrosive influence of money in politics.”  Matt Rothschild, Executive Director, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Call to Action

Weekly phone banks on Wednesdays, at 1:30 p.m. at the Party HQ/Labor Hall (1104 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan), for one hour.

Bring your cell phone (and maybe your charger) and we will call legislators with our opinions on the issues. There are so many issues out there that we will work on those issues that you are interested in most. We will have issue information available for those who want back-up. All phone numbers necessary will be available.

If you wish to participate, but cannot during the day, let us know and we will do an evening or a Saturday. I can be reached at (920) 980-3963 or [email protected]. See you Wednesday.

If you have other ideas, please forward them also. This is a time for action. We will address national and state issues.

Thank you,
Anita Klein

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Election Results

The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning in light of Tuesday’s election results:

“Like so many of you, I am disappointed by Tuesday’s results.  However, while these were not the results we hoped for, the people have spoken, and now it is up to us to come together to move our state and our nation forward.

“Despite our disappointment, we must not get discouraged and walk away from the process. We must unite and work for the American dream we all believe in.

“As Democrats, we will forge onward and continue to fight for hard-working men and women who want a fair shot to get ahead. We will continue to advocate for future generations of Americans who deserve the opportunity to live the American dream. And, in an election year marked by divisiveness and hate, we will continue to stand up for inclusiveness and respect for all Americans no matter their race, color, or creed.

“We will also work to hold President-Elect Trump accountable to the people who elected him. Like many, we are deeply concerned that his policies will be harmful to the millions of hardworking Americans who most need help in these challenging times.

“I want to thank all of the fantastic Democratic candidates who had the courage and vision to run for office in this election: From Hillary Clinton, to Russ Feingold, to our amazing candidates up and down the ballot.  Their passion and dedication was an inspiration to so many around this state.  Win or lose, we were proud to stand with each and every one of you. As Secretary Clinton said only moments ago, this loss hurts, but we must all continue to fight for what we believe in.  As Democrats, that’s exactly what we intend to do.”

You can Help Get Out The Vote on Tuesday

…and we need your help to make sure that Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Sarah Lloyd, Rebecca Clarke, and Nanette Bulebosh win on November 8th!

In the words of Kyle Whelton, “We have one shot and I know that I don’t want to wake up on November 9th to a President-elect Trump wondering if there was anything more I could have done to win this election.”

We need your help for our GOTV efforts this weekend through November 8th, especially volunteers to canvass on the most important day of all, Election Day.

It’s not enough just to vote this year – we have to make sure every Democrat votes because there is just too much at stake. The last 4 days of the election is the most critical time for us to talk with voters. We will be talking to people who support Democrats, but typically do not vote.

We need to knock on every targeted door at least twice to make sure they go out and vote and we can’t do it without you. This is the easiest and most fun canvassing there is. All we are doing is telling people where their polling location is and what they need to vote.

Sign up to get out the vote at or by contacting Kyle Whelton at [email protected] or (920) 627-9082 and let’s get Democrats elected!

Or if you find you have free time, just stop in at the Campaign Headquarters at 816 Erie Ave. in Sheboygan and volunteer!