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
More info: Dorrie Sundquist, dorriesundquist at

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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 ( 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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Today's Election Day - VOTE!

Today's Election Day in Wisconsin. The following are candidates for office endorsed by the Dane Dems:

Dane County Board
District 1 – Mary Kolar, District 2 – Heidi Wegleitner, District 3 - Nick Zweifel, District 4 – Kyle Richmond, District 6 – John Hendrick, District 7 - Matt Veldran, District 8 – Carousel Bayrd, District 9 – Paul Nelson, District 10 – Jeremy Levin, District 11 – Al Matano, District 12 - Paul Rusk, District 13 – Chuck Erickson, District 14 – George Gillis, District 16 – David DeFelice, District 17 - Jeff Pertl, District 18 – Michele Ritt, District 21 – Andrew Schauer, District 22 - Maureen McCarville, District 23 - Shelia Stubbs, District 24 – Robin Schmidt, District 25 - Tim Kiefer, District 26 – Sharron Corrigan, District 27 – Dorothy Krause, District 28 – Abigail Wuest, District 30 - Pat Downing, District 32 – Pat McPartland, District 33 - Jenni Dye, District 34 - Patrick Miles and District 35 - Carl Chenoweth

Verona Mayor – Chad Kemp, Verona City Council District 4 – Michael Bare

Sun Prairie City Council District 4 – Al Guyant (1-year Term) and Dan Storley (2-year Term)

Madison School Board – Wayne Strong, Stoughton School Board – Allison Sorg, Stoughton School Board Referendum - Vote "Yes"

Go to to find out what's on the ballot where you live. Polls are open until 8PM today. 

You can still help our County Board candidates! There will be a phone bank at the DPW office (15 N Pinckney St. Suite 200) from 5PM until the polls close. Please do what you can to help support our candidates today!

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March Meeting: Saying Thanks to Rep. Fed Clark

Please join the Dane Dems for our March Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday the 12th. 

Our guest this month will be State Representative Fred Clark, who recently announced that this term will be his last.

Candidate for Attorney General Susan Happ will also visit and spend a few minutes introducing herself.

The meeting will be at the Madison Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison. You can RSVP and share the event on Facebook. We hope to see you Wednesday!

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February Monthly Meeting: Mary Burke!

Please join us for the February Dane Dems meeting on Wednesday, Feb 12th at 7:00pm, at the Concourse Hotel in Downtown Madison. 

Our guest this month is Democratic Candidate for Governor, Mary Burke!

We'll also have our regular updates from Democratic officeholders, and we'll have a few candidate endorsements from around Dane County to consider.

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

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January Monthly Meeting: Attorney General Candidates!

The Dane Dems will kick off 2014 with their first meeting on Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00pm at the Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison. 

Our speakers this month will be the two declared Democratic candidates for Attorney General, Ismael Ozanne and Jon Richards. Each candidate will speak for 15 minutes, and have 5 minutes for questions. It will not be a debate, but rather a chance for the candidates to introduce themselves and for Democrats to learn more about each of them.

In addition, we'll have our regular updates from Democratic officeholders, and we'll have some County Board candidate endorsements to consider.

A reminder, candidates in 2014 Spring Races who wish to seek the Dane Dems' endorsement must notify Campaigns Vice-Chair Greg Packnett by 5pm on January 7th. He can be reached at Please make sure your membership is current as well.

We hope to see you there!


November Monthly Meeting and Holiday Party in December

Please join us on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm for our monthly meeting, with County Executive Joe Parisi!

Then, on Sunday, December 8th at 2pm, at the Cardinal Bar, please join us for the Dane Dems annual Holiday Party!


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October 2013 Monthly Meeting

We are starting at 6:00PM with a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act. Here you will find out: What parts of the Affordable Care Act are already being used? What will happen to BadgerCare the 92,000 Wisconsinites who are on it? Open enrollment has already start, how and when do I enroll? How are Medicaid benefits affected? What if I have insurance? Wisconsin is not receiving any funds from Medicaid expension, what does that mean? How is technology helping to implement the ACA? What is SHOP, and how will it help small business?

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