Dane Dems Holiday Party - December 7th 2014

In lieu of a December meeting, the Democratic Party of Dane County holds a holiday party. This year's event will be on Sunday, December 7th from 1pm to 4pm at the Cardinal Bar. Please join your Democratic friends for a celebration of the end of the year holidays and to enjoy each other's company.

All contributions are accepted. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email Dane Dems Chair Mike Basford at mabasford@charter.net

You can RSVP at our Facebook event for the party.

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November Monthly Meeting: Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell

An important note: The Dane Dems monthly meeting is a week later than usual this month. It will be held on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00pm at the Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison. Our guest this month is Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.

You can RSVP and invite your friends at our Facebook Event for the meeting

We will also be considering a change to the Dane Dems Bylaws. You can read the proposed changes and background information here, and you can read the current bylaws here

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Help Get Out The Vote!

You’ve followed the election. You’re anxiously trying to wait out the next six days. And you are more than ready to finally see a new day in WIsconsin with Mary Burke as our Governor, John Lehman as our Lieutenant Governor, Susan Happ is our Attorney General and more people in the State Senate and Assembly who reflect Wisconsin values and not the out-of-state special interests than have been in power over the last four years.

And you’ve read the polls and you know none of this happens if we don’t get out our voters. This is where you come in. We need you to work to Get Out The Vote!! Fortunately, we have several places where you have opportunities through Election Day to help our candidates win! The following list shows where you can go to canvass (C), phone (P) or both (CP). Dane County’s locations are:

Madison South Side (CP)2206 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713

Madison Downtown (P)304 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703

Madison Downtown/UW Campus (C)122 State St, Madison, WI 53703

Madison Downtown/UW Campus (C)333 E Campus Mall, Madison

Madison Near West Side (C)3404 Cross St, Madison, WI 53711

Madison Far West Side (C)6602 Normandy Ln, Madison, WI 53719

Madison Near East Side (CP)1148 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

Madison Far East Side (C)1706 Tarragon Dr, Madison, WI 53716

Madison North Side (CP)1422 Wyldewood Dr, Madison, WI 53704

Fitchburg (C)3000 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711

McFarland (C)6616 Meredith Way, McFarland, WI 53558

Middleton (C) 6719 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave, Middleton

Monona (C)4903 Roigan Terrace, Monona, WI 53716

Mount Horeb (C)210 N 2nd St, Mt Horeb, WI 53572

Oregon (C)135 S Main St, Oregon, WI 53575

Stoughton (C)343 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589

Sun Prairie (CP)1150 W Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Verona (C)412 Edward St, Verona, WI 53593

Waunakee (C)904 Innisbrook Ct, Waunakee, WI 53597

 

All of these locations will need canvassers and callers to contact our voters and make sure they head to the polls if they haven’t already. Here are the shifts for the last four days:

Saturday: 9AMNoon3PM6PM

Sunday: Noon3PM6PM

Monday: 9AMNoon3PM6PM

ELECTION DAY: 8AM11AM2PM5PM

Please click here to sign up for shifts and get out there.

Additionally, we have been asked to let you know about opportunities outside of Dane County to help Dick Cates win his campaign for the 51st Assembly District. These locations have shifts at the same time and are also Coordinated Campaign locations - so you’ll also be helping the rest of the ticket as well! The locations are:

Monroe1114 17th Ave., Monroe

Dodgeville334 N. Iowa St., Dodgeville

For more information on the Monroe and Dodgeville campaign work, you can contact Tim Liszewski at 919-264-6403.

Can we count on you to help us win on Tuesday? Our candidates and campaigns have worked as hard as possible to get to this weekend. The result of this election is in your hands. Please help us make history by getting out the vote this weekend!

To Victory!

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Fall Meetings for 2014

We've got some great events on tap for the Fall of 2014. 

At our September meeting on Wednesday the 10th, at 7pm at the Concourse Hotel, we'll be joined by Democratic Representatives Dianne Hesselbein, Melissa Sargent, and (hopefully) Chris Taylor. They'll be updating us on the work they're doing around the region and the State to elect more Democrats to the Assembly and grow the Democratic Caucus. 

Our October meeting, Wednesday October 8th, also at 7pm at the Concourse, we're thrilled that Congressman Mark Pocan will be our special guest. 

Outside of our monthly meetings, on Friday September 19th at 5:30pm we'll be hosting a "Party With a Purpose", a fall fundraiser to support the Democratic field effort. You can find info about the event by clicking here or by checking our Facebook Page

Finally, stay tuned for an October fundraiser for State Legislative candidates!

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August 2014 Dane Dems Meeting: Fall Elections Update!

Please join us for our monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, August 13th at 7:00pm. We will be at the Madison Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison. Our guest this month will be from the DPW Coordinated Campaign to give us a fresh update on what is happening for the fall elections and to share ways that we can help take back the Capitol this November. 

The meeting is the day after the Primary election, so we'll know who the Democratic nominee for Attorney General will be, as well as the nominee in a number of legislative races here and around the State. 

Please join us as we kick off the general election campaign!

You can invite your friends with our Facebook Event for the meeting.

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July Candidate Forums for Attorney General and the 78th Assembly District

The 2014 Primary election is in less than a month, and we've got two candidate forums this month to help you decide who will get your nod to represent the Democratic Party in the fall.

On Tuesday, July 22nd at 7pm, at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St, Madison), please join Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, and State Representative Jon Richards in a forum for the office of Wisconsin Attorney General. The moderator will be former Madison Common Council member Satya Rhodes-Conway.

Then, on Thursday, July 24th at 7pm, at Our Redeemer Lutheran School (1701 Mckenna Blvd, Madison) please join Madison City Council members Mark Clear and Lisa Subeck in a forum for the 78th Assembly District. The moderator will be Dane Dems chair Mike Basford. 

Both forums are open to the public, so please bring your friends. 

The Facebook event for the Attorney General forum is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1443424229254675

And the Facebook event for the 78th Assembly District forum is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/327134907450152/

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Baseball, beer and better government

Please join fellow Dems on June 15 for a “tailgate” fundraiser and Mallards game.

Tickets include a 90-minute pregame feast (all the ballpark food – including veggie options – and beverages you want), plus good seats at the game. Proceeds go to your county party, supporting Wisconsin Dems this fall.

What: Pregame “tailgate” and Mallards vs. the Wisconsin Woodchucks (Wausau)
When: Tailgate at 1:30, game at 3 on Sunday, June 15
Where: Duck Pond, Warner Park
Tickets: $35 for adults, $22 for children, available at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/demsmallards
More info: Dorrie Sundquist, dorriesundquist at yahoo.com

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Dane Dems May Meeting - with Special Guest Mandela Barnes

Please join us for our May Meeting on Wednesday the 14th at 7pm, at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Our guest this month is State Representative Mandela Barnes.

We'll also have several candidates for the State Legislature stopping by for a bit: Margo Miller (one of the Democrats running to succeed Fred Clark in the 81st Assembly District) and Janis Ringhand (one of the Democrats running to succeed Tim Cullen in the State Senate), and we're still working to confirm a few more.

Madison Alder David Ahrens is going to share his views on the Judge Doyle Square redevelopment project, and we'll also take up a formal endorsement of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

You can RSVP and invite your friends with our Facebook Event for the meeting. 

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Dane Dems Spring Celebration!

On Friday April 11th, please join the Dane Dems at our Spring Celebration! From 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Cargo Coffee East, we'll cheer the results of the spring election victories and raise money to support upcoming fall races!

Enjoy wonderful food, beer, and wine in the fantastic new Cargo Coffee East - 750 East Washington Ave in Madison. Rub elbows with state and local officials, play Trivia for some fun prizes, and take a photo with Barack and Michelle!

You can RSVP and invite your friends to the party at our Facebook event!

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Dane Dems April Meeting - in Verona!

We're in a different location this month: The Heights in Verona - 411 Prairie Heights Dr), but as always we'll have some great guests join us. This month, we're pleased to welcome Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson, who will update us on plans to take back the State Senate, and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Senator John Lehman.

The meeting is on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00pm.

If you're interested in carpooling, either by providing space in your car or riding along with someone else, please email Mike Basford (mabasford@charter.net) and let him know what part of the city or county you're coming from, and how many seats you have available.

To drive there, Follow US-151 S/US-18 W to County Rd Pb/Old Co Rd Pb in Verona. Take exit 79 from US-151 S/US-18 W. A short stretch of PB will take you to Highway M. Take a right onto M, and follow that to Prairie View Road. The Heights is in the same building as the Verona Athletic Center. 

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