Your County Party has bought several shipments of Clinton and Feingold yard signs and has been making them available at our events for a suggested minimum $5 donation to cover costs and support our activities. Our next events, where signs will be available as long as the supply lasts:
- Sun Prairie campaign office opening, 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 1150 W. Main St.
- Dane County Farmer's Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, Mifflin and Pinckney streets, Madison.
We recognize that this limited schedule isn't ideal, but the County Party is run entirely by volunteers who have already staffed many events this season, so we ask for your understanding as we do the best we can with the resources we have. The Clinton-Feingold Coordinated Campaign, which has staffed offices around the county, may at some point have yard signs available, and if so we will pass word along.
Our October membership meeting will be a week later than usual, to avoid a confict with Yom Kippur and to coincide with the third presidential debate. The meeting, agenda TBA, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Essen Haus, 514 E. Wilson in Madison. After the meeting we will watch the debate together.
This long election season is entering the home stretch, with the start of early in-person voting and the Clinton-Trump debates.
Madison residents can vote early at 13 locations around the city starting Monday, Sept. 26. Go here for details. The start of early voting varies widely in other localities:
Update: For other localities, check with your clerk's office. From the County Clerk's office, here is a list of early voting times and locations across the county.
The first presidential debate of the general elections season will be at 8 p.m. on Sept. 26. Please join other Democrats for a watch party at Plan B, 924 Williamson St. in Madison.
Our September meeting promises to be a good one.
We will have briefings on state Senate and Assembly campaigns, along with remarks from some key candidates. We will also have a follow-up discussion to our August meeting forum on homelessness, with a resolution proposal. And we will review the recent election-related court rulings that affect early voting times and places, as well as photo ID requirements and other election rules in Wisconsin.
We will also have Clinton and Feingold yard signs and bumper stickers.
Hope to see you there!
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14
Where: Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison
It's a back yard party! Come enjoy live music by Shotgun Mary while mingling with fellow Democrats and your elected officials. There will be vegan and vegetarian appetizers, brats on the grill, and plenty of beer, wine and other beverages. All funds go to get Democrats elected in November. Please consider sponsoring this event!
Where: 2215 Keyes Ave. (Dorrie and Eric Sundquist's house)
When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
Suggested donation: $25 at the door or online here.
RSVP or sponsorship info: Dorrie Sundquist, 608-332-5332, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our sponsors!
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
WI Rep. Chris Taylor
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi
Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell
Dane County Treasurer Adam Gallagher
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney
Dane County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan
Dane County Supervisor Mary Kolar
Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs
Dane County Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner
Madison Alder Sara Eskrich
Verona Alder Elizabeth Doyle
Mary Lang Sollinger
Dorrie and Eric Sundquist
Few issues have been as frustrating as the inability of our local governments to open a day-resource center for the homeless. It appears now that a solution may be at hand, but we have seen other “done deals” fall through.
And the day-resource center is just one part of the puzzle in addressing homelessness.
Our upcoming membership meeting, at the Goodman Community Center, will feature a four-expert panel that includes three endorsed Democratic elected officials:
- Dane County Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner
- Madison Alder Marsha Rummel
- Dean Loumos, Member, Madison Metropolitan School District Board and Executive Director, Housing Initiatives Inc.
- Linda Ketcham, Director, Madison-Area Urban Ministry and Chair, City-County Homeless Issues Committee
While the meeting will provide insights on homelessness, it is also designed to focus attention to this issue, and to make it clear that the issue is important to Democrats. We may follow up with resolutions or other actions. We hope to see you there.
What: August membership meeting
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10
***Where: Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St. (NOT the Concourse Hotel this month)***
Dane Dems will host a candidate forum for Democratic candidates competing in the Aug. 9 primary for county treasurer and district attorney. Please come by to hear from these candidates and cast your vote in straw polls for both offices.
When: Thursday, Aug. 4
* 7 p.m. for treasurer candidates Adam Gallagher (incumbent), Richard V. Brown Sr., and Patrick Miles
* 8 p.m. for DA candidates Ismael Ozanne (incumbent) and Robert Jambois
Where: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.
You're invited to a convention watch party to enjoy Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech on Thursday, July 28. The party, at the Old Fashioned on Capitol Square, will be live-streamed to the big screens at the convention in Philadelphia.
Please note that this was announced by the Coordinated Campaign after our paper newsletter went to press. The convention watch event mentioned in the newsletter, planned for the Essen Haus, has been canceled.
What: Convention watch party, with live-stream to convention
When: 5 p.m. till end of Clinton acceptance speech, Thursday, July 28
Where: Old Fashioned, 23 N. Pinckney St., Madison
Please join your fellow Dane Dems for our annual picnic July 31. You’ll be able to meet candidates and your local elected officials,while enjoying fellowship, food and beverages at the peak of Dane County’s spectacular summer. Meat, veggie meat and beverages provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Hope to see you there!
What: Dane Dems annual picnic
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 31
Where: Rennebohm Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave., Madison (near Willow Lawn mall)
Come ride with Team Dane Dems on July 30 for the Loop the Lake bike ride around Lake Monona!
This is a wonderful way to:
1) support the Clean Lakes Alliance to help keep our lakes beautiful.
2) support the Dane Dems by:
a) having a presence in the bike ride
b) helping us win a bike we can use that bike for a future fundraiser
c) getting exercise and building friendships with fellow Dems.
Please use this link to sign up. Cost is $35 for adults; free for those children 10 and under. Make sure you enter the team name "DaneDems" when you register: http://www.isthmustickets.com/events/32741406/loop-the-lake-bike-ride. Please share this link with everyone you wish.