To help retake Wisconsin in 2018, we are launching a new fundraiser: Sacrifice Your Vice. We are asking that you pass up one indulgence, just one little treat, once in a while. Whether it’s ice cream, cheese curds, an extra beer or soda, skip it for at least one day and send those few dollars… Read More
At our October membership meeting, we’ll hear from gubernatorial candidate Andy Gronik and Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet. We will also nominate members for county party officer and vice chair posts; those wishing to run should be paid-up members for at least three months. Nominations will come from the floor. At least three current board members… Read More
At our next membership meeting we will hear from Cathy Myers, who is taking on Paul Ryan in the 1st CD. (She and Randy Bryce, our guest in August, are competing in the Dem primary.) We’ll also have a discussion about voting access, featuring County Clerk Scott McDonell. We’ll vote on candidates to fill three… Read More
The Dane Dems will be marching in the annual OutReach Pride Parade and Rally this Sunday. Everybody is invited to march with us in solidarity and celebration with our friends and family in the LGBTQ community. We will be gathering at the staging location (via Lake St. at the 600 block of State St.) starting… Read More
Stand against racism and Nazis in America, and in solidarity with those killed and wounded in Charlottesville. Where: Capitol Square, Madison When: 8-10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13 Details: The event, co-sponsored by Dane Dems, Indivisible, Wisconsin Progressive Alliance, and others is developing. The Facebook event will be updated as needed.
Attendees at tonight’s membership meeting heard Rep. Dianne Hesselbein give a great summary about problems with Walker’s $3 billion Foxconn deal. She also mentioned that she hadn’t heard much from constituents and urged those with concerns to weigh in. If you need the contact info, go to “Who are My Legislators” on the State Legislature page. Or,… Read More
We will have an exciting featured speaker at our August meeting: Randy Bryce, who is running to unseat Paul Ryan in the 1st CD, just to our south. We’ll also talk with Rep. Mark Pocan, who can fill us in on the effects of the Resistance on Capitol Hill, and we’ll discuss voting access and upcoming… Read More
Every Democrat and three Republicans voted no on the so-called “skinny” Obamacare repeal early this morning. Credit is due Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, as well as John McCain. But none of this would have happened without the Resistance — an alliance that included every single Democratic and Independent member of Congress as well as thousands… Read More
Mitch McConnell has put his secret Trumpcare bill on the Senate calendar for fast-track consideration. It’s crisis time, and we need to call Sen. Ron Johnson to urge him to vote no on the bill, and to concur with his stated concern over McConnell’s secrecy and rushed schedule. Even if we don’t get Johnson’s vote, we could indirectly affect other senators’ votes, because Republicans are counting calls.
Here are his office numbers:
Washington: (202) 224-5323
Milwaukee: (414) 276-7282
Oshkosh: (920) 230-7250 Read More
We normally don’t have membership meetings in June and July, but there’s too much happening this year to wait till August. So we’ll have a special meetup, with both Dane Dems members and participants from other area progressive grassroots groups. Read More