Resolution in support of MetroForward

At our Oct. 16 meeting, the membership approved the following resolution: Support MetroForward Rapid Transit Plan WHEREAS the Dane County Democratic Party recognizes climate change as an urgent and existential crisis; and WHEREAS the party supports measures that provide more economic opportunities for our underserved populations; and WHEREAS lack of access to transportation disproportionately impacts… Read More

Board election process begins at October meeting

Dane Dems elections are coming! Nominate yourself or someone else – with their approval – for one of the officer positions in the October meeting, and attend the November meeting to vote on the officers and caucus for the Assembly District Dane Dems Board Representatives! Members attending the November meeting will vote to fill the… Read More

October meeting: Ozanne and Walton

*** Due to Yom Kippur, we will meet on the third Wednesday in October. *** We’ll have two great guest speakers at our October meeting: Dane County District Attorney Ismael R. Ozanne and Milwaukee County Democratic Party Chair Chris Walton. We’ll also have nominations for people wishing to serve on the Dane Dems board. See… Read More

September meeting: Rep. Melissa Sargent

Our guest speaker for our upcoming membership meeting will be Rep. Melissa Sargent. One of Dane County’s stellar Assembly members, Sargent has been hard at work on issues such as common-sense gun reform and marijuana legalization. You won’t want to miss her update on the state legislature! When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 Where: Concourse… Read More

August meeting: Winning local races

Our August meeting will address running for office and supporting local candidates. We’ll hear from Verona Mayor Luke Diaz, Emerge Executive Director Erin Forrest, County Supervisor Yogesh Chawla, and MMSD Board Member Ali Muldrow. Please come! When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 Where: Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison

You’re invited to the picnic!

Please join us on July 28 for our annual county party picnic. The party will provide meat and veggie options from the grill, side dishes, and beverages. Please bring a non-perishable item to support the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a $5 contribution to help cover costs, and your favorite dessert. Homemade desserts will be entered… Read More

June meeting: Fight like hell for healthcare for all

We normally don’t meet in June, but this year we’re having a special membership meeting focused on healthcare for all! Our panelists will be Rep. Dianne Hesselbein, Dean Kim Litwack of the UW-M College of Nursing, Rep. Chris Taylor, Gina Dennik-Champion of the Wisconsin Nurses Association and Dr. Beth Potter of Physicians for a National… Read More

Final state convention delegate slate

We have received our final list of state convention delegates from the state party. Due to a last-minute rush of sign-ups, we did exceed our quota, by eight people. We drew random numbers to select our eight alternates. If you are one of the eight, please come to convention anyway. As long as there are… Read More

Check your delegate status

The deadline for requesting delegate status to the June 1-2 state convention has passed. Dane County’s delegate roster is here. Saturday, May 18, is the deadline for delegates to have their party memberships current (through June to be in effect during the convention). Delegates needing to cure membership issues are indicated on the roster in blue… Read More

Farmers Market tabling

Your county party staffs a table at the Dane County Farmers Market on the Square from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. This is a fun opportunity to hang out at the market and meet new people and chat about politics. We are currently looking for volunteers to work at the table. If you’re available,… Read More