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
On the 16th, we sent out a preliminary list of delegates and alternates to the DPW Convention from the Dane Dems. This was before the deadline on the 19th to verify your membership status. Since then, we have had a few developments: Seven delegates and two alternates have informed me that they will not be… Read More
From The Hill: Liberal Democrats on Tuesday elected Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) to replace Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) atop the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). Ellison, alongside Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), has headed the CPC since 2011. He stepped out of that role this week in order to dedicate more attention to his duties as deputy chairman of the Democratic… Read More
We did not have time for County Board announcements at last night’s meeting, but thanks to Supervisor Mary Kolar, we have this written update: With the beautiful warm days we’ve have been having lately, I hope you’ve been able to get out and enjoy a Dane County Park. My Dane County Board progressive colleagues and… Read More