Volunteer to watch the recount

Democratic volunteers are needed to observe recounts in counties around the state. The process begins Dec. 1 and could last up to two weeks. If you are able to serve, please contact Jake Hajdu at jrhajdu@gmail.com or Amanda Brink at brinkamandal@gmail.com.

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Holiday party is Dec. 11

You are invited to the Dane Dems annual holiday party and fundraiser. There will be a short formal program, but mostly this is a chance to socialize and support the party, as we move toward spring elections here and a stance of resistance nationally. If you are able, please consider sponsoring this event.

What: Dane Dems holiday party and fundraiser
When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 
Where: Cardinal Bar, 418 E. Wilson St., Madison
Details: All Democrats are welcome. Food provided. Cash bar.
More info and sponsorship contact: Dorrie Sundquist, dorriesundquist@yahoo.com

We hope to see you at the Cardinal on Dec. 11. Final ask: If you are not a member of the party, please join. The cost is as low as $10. As a member you will not only be able to vote on endorsements and other party matters, but you will also support the infrastructure we need to build power for progressive candidates and policies locally and across the state and nation. 

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November membership meeting

We’ll review our election activities and hear from Scot Ross, whose One Wisconsin Now has successfully pushed back against GOP voter suppression. 

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9
Where: Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison

Hope to see you there!

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Election night party

Join Russ Feingold and fellow Democrats for an election night victory party at the Marriott in Middleton!

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8
Where: Marriott Madison West/Middleton, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton

See you there!

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Now is the time to get out the vote!

The Clinton-Feingold Coordinated Campaign is in full swing. Phone banks and canvasses, the backbone of the field effort, are going on every day, along with occasional special events.

Office locations are (Dane Dems-funded locations in italics):

  • 6409 Odana Road, Suite 11, Madison
  • 600 Williamson St., Suite 1, Madison
  • 449 State St., Madison
  • 165 W. Netherwood Road, Oregon
  • 1150 W. Main St., Sun Prairie
  • 223 W. Main St., Stoughton 

While campaign staff members are working hard, volunteers are critical to success. If you haven’t already, please go to www.hillaryclinton.com/events and sign up to help.

You can also contact regional campaign leads Laura O’Neill, 603-361-1003 (Madison and close-in suburbs) and Maya Garcia, 210-990-9761 (outer suburbs and rural Dane County).

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Yard sign update

Our volunteers have distributed thousands of yard signs this fall. We ran out on Saturday. If we are able to get more signs or point folks to other opportunities, we will let you know on www.danedems.org and our Facebook page.

We realize our distribution system didn't get signs to everyone who wanted one. We are an all-volunteer operation, and we had to front the funds to obtain the signs, so if you didn't get a sign please understand we are doing the best we can with the human and financial resources we have.

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Party endorses school referenda

Voters in the Madison Metropolitan and Sun Prairie Area school districts will decide on funding referenda on fall ballots. The Dane County Democratic Party, at our membership meeting Oct. 19, voted to recommend a yes vote on these referenda.

For more information on the Madison question, go here. For more information on the two Sun Prairie questions, go here

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October membership meeting and debate watch party

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. 

We'll have our meeting at 7 — agenda to include remarks by Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Mark Pocan, info on voting changes from County Clerk Scott McDonell, a vote on a resolution on the MMSD funding referendum, and get-out-the-vote signups — then watch the debate together at 8.


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Early voting, debate watch party

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. 

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September meeting: Legislative campaign briefing, homelesseness follow-up, election law update

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

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