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

County Board endorsements

Three County Board seats will be filled in a June 4 special election. Please support these endorsed candidates: District 1: Elizabeth Doyle District 17: David Ahrens and Kristen Audet District 33: Ann DeGarmo Of our candidates, only DeGarmo has a non-endorsed opponent. Her campaign is canvassing from the Fitchburg library the next three weekends. Click… Read More

Convention delegate update

This year’s state convention, which will elect a new party chair and other officers, will be held June 1-2 at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee. Deadline to request delegate credentials: May 10. Deadline for delegates to join the party or renew, if needed: May 18. For membership questions, contact Luis Varela, VC of Membership,… Read More

May meeting: Mahlon Mitchell, action fair

How do we build labor movement for the 21st century in Wisconsin? Action fair and forum with Mahlon Mitchell and others. Please join us! When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 Where: Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison  

April meeting: What Would a Green New Deal Look Like for Wisconsin?

We’ll have a panel discussion followed by an “action fair” with local climate advocacy groups.The panel discussion will feature Satya Rhodes-Conway (Madison Mayor-Elect), Keith Reopelle (Director of Dane County’s Office of Energy and Climate Change), and Dan Rohwer-Nutter (DPW Environmental Caucus). The action fair will include Citizens Climate Lobby, MGE Shareholders for Clean Energy, 350 Madison, Four Lakes… Read More

Full endorsement list for April

Following votes at membership meetings in February and March, the Democratic Party of Dane County is pleased to endorse the following candidates in the April 2 election. Note that the county party does not endorse in judicial races, but that in the important Supreme Court race, Lisa Neubauer is the more progressive candidate. Italics indicate… Read More