I am writing this morning to let you know of some things your county party is doing this week and to let you know about how you can get involved:
1) Your President needs your help. As he continues to try and negotiate a settlement with Congressional Republicans to avoid the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year, he needs you to use your voice and let Washington know that the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% must go, that we can't raise taxes on the middle class, and that any deal must not include drastic cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and programs that help Americans in need. Here is what you can do:
- Today there will be a vigil at the Capitol at West Mifflin St at 4PM to send this message to Senator Kohl. Go to http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=136195&id= for more details
- Go over to http://www.theaction.org and sign up and find out more about what you can do to help.
- Arm yourself with the facts here - http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/taxes/tax-cuts
- Write a letter today to the Wisconsin State Journal (http://host.madison.com/wsj/opinion/mailbag/) and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(http://www.jsonline.com/news/30627794.html) detailing what's at stake over the next couple weeks.
- And stay tuned. We'll be informing you of events as they come up over the next few weeks so that you can help us win this fight!
2) This coming Spring promises to be big for the Dane Dems. We are looking to run the largest slate ever of candidates for local offices - and we want you to be a part of it. If you ever thought of running for office or helping out candidates as a campaign manager, you have an opportunity to learn at our candidate/campaign manager training this Saturday from 9:00-11:00AM at the DPW offices at 110 King Street in Madison (above Ancora Coffee). Dane County Board Chair and Clerk-Elect Scott McDonell will lead the session for candidates and I will lead the session for campaign managers. For more information and to sign up, go to http://www.facebook.com/events/335547576552445/ .
3) Don't forget our Holiday Party coming up this Sunday from 2:00-4:00PM at the Cardinal Bar (418 E Wilson, Madison). As always, this promises good food, good cheer and great company. We hope you can a part of this. See you then!
Michael Basford, Dane Dems Chair