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Officer Elections & Membership Meeting

Officer Elections & Membership Meeting

The Clark County Democratic Party will meet on Saturday, October 23 at 8:30 AM. 

Where: Nutz Deep II in Spencer

This is a breakfast meeting. You may order from the menu if you choose. It is a spacious room so there is an opportunity for social distancing. 

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss future plans and elect officers. The officers are Chair, Vice Chair-Membership, Vice Chair-Communications, Treasurer, and Secretary. Nominations will be accepted for all positions.
 

Maxine Luchterhand
Secretary, Clark County Democratic Party

Mission Not Accomplished

Mission Not Accomplished

First, we’d like to thank everyone who chipped in with their time, their money, or their expertise on our behalf as well as for our candidates. With your help, we accomplished so much. You’ve earned a break.

There is so much more to do.

We need you to help us as we pursue the policies and platform you voted for in record numbers this month. Our top priority is fixing the gerrymandering that kept the meaning of your votes from taking effect. After that, we’ll be fighting for funding for public education, to right the ship we call the Wisconsin Idea that guides our UW System, and to expand Medicaid to those of our friends and neighbors who need it most. We could go on and on. You get the idea.

Mark your calendars for January 19th and plan to join us at our next meeting – 8:30 am in the back room of Nutz Deep in Spencer. No purchase is required to be involved and make a difference. But if you’re hungry, they have hot coffee and a full breakfast menu.

Clark County Democrats Fired Up!

Clark County Democrats Fired Up!

The members of the Clark County Democratic Party are excited about the work being undertaken in the county to help elect Democratic candidates.

Volunteers are working energetically throughout the county, placing political yard signs, recruiting volunteers to disperse promotional materials, organizing a call bank, and discussing the positive contributions that Democratic elected officials make and the issues that affect our family, friends, and neighbors here in rural Wisconsin.

Pete Hellios, county party chairman, states, “I’m impressed with the excitement that party members and non-members have shown in volunteering to re-elect and elect our quality Democratic elected officials and candidates.  Political signs are popping up in places that I have never seen in other election cycles; a change that shows me that there is a great increase in support for Democratic candidates in our county, as well as a growing disgruntlement forming in regard to the lack of current Republican representation.”

As a result of the tremendous increase of support shown towards Democratic candidates in Clark County, the local county party has opened a headquarters in the county seat of Neillsville, Wisconsin, providing a central location for old and new participants in the political process to stop, volunteer and pick up materials to show their support.

Staff coordinator of the new office, Dave Harnisch, extends an invitation, “Please feel free to stop and pick up materials, volunteer, or simply talk politics.  Our friendly staff is here to assist in any way they can to help you get involved.”

The new Democratic office in Neillsville will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to stop at the new headquarters during the upcoming Autumn Fest being held in downtown Neillsville on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Election Year is Here.

Election Year is Here.

It’s that time of year again where we have an abundance of activities and opportunities for you to get involved.

Thursday, we’ll be having our annual summer picnic potluck at Greenwood County Park. We provide the brats, hotdogs, buns, condiments and tableware. You simply bring a side dish or desert to pass. We start at 5pm and finish the night with a fundraising mini-auction of fun and useful items donated by our membership. Past years’ favorites include maple syrup, wine, beautiful craft items, homemade breads and more. Come on out and get to know your Democratic neighbors.

We now have an office in Neillsville, right on Hewett Street in the old flower shop. Want to take a volunteer shift to staff it? Click Connect to send us a message. We’ll make sure it gets to the right people.

Looking for yard signs or other campaign paraphernalia? We have some for Sen. Tammy Baldwin and gubernatorial candidate, Mike Flynn. There will be more coming in over the days and weeks before Primary Election Day on August 14th.

We’ll have a fair booth again at the Clark County Fair in August. Be sure to stop by. If you’re interested in taking a volunteer shift, click Connect to send us a message.

Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook and sign up for our email list. Links are found on our Connect page.

Our Wish For The New Year

Our Wish For The New Year

With the New Year comes new hope. Sadly, 2017 met our expectations in too many disappointing, corrupt, racist, sexist, and awful ways. Like Spring, which will be blossoming across the land in a few months, we are starting to see signs of a brighter future.  Poll numbers show there is reason to believe the lies and bad dealings and hate are taking their toll on voters. Wins in solidly conservative districts may be the first robins, the early harbingers of a warmer, more temperate political climate.

Our promises, as progressive Democrats, won’t change. We’ll continue to work for programs that help “the least of these.” We’ll fight to protect and improve Social Security and Medicare. We’ll stop the deregulation of our environment, our economy, and the ways we finance political campaigns to stop corporations from tipping the scales their direction. And we’ll defend the judiciary’s independence as an equal branch of our government – one that serves the people.

We are not some distant organization unattached to the people. We are the people – an organization that thrives on membership and operates on democratic principles – those principles we all hold dear. We are local. We act locally.

Join us today online. Or join us at our next meeting (details in the right hand column.)

Together, we’ll make 2018 a year conservatives will never forget.

 

Speakers Update!

Speakers Update!

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers will attend our 49th Annual Dinner in Owen on October 28th:

  • US Senator Tammy Baldwin
  • Assembly Representative Dana Wachs, Gubernatorial Candidate
  • State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, Gubernatorial Candidate
  • Andy Gronik, Gubernatorial Candidate
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers, Gubernatorial Candidate

Our dinner will be a great chance to speak with and hear from our great and growing list of speakers and candidates. Mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.

Letters will be going out soon with information on how to reserve your tickets at $30 each. You can get a jump on that by completing the form below. Do it by October 20th and you’ll be entered into our Early Bird Raffle for a chance to win a $25 gas card.

 

 

49 Years of Polish Sausage, Chicken, and Liberal Politics

49 Years of Polish Sausage, Chicken, and Liberal Politics

Our annual dinner has been a tradition since 1968. A lot of things have changed since then. Our traditional meal of Nolechek’s polish sausage and kraut, chicken and all the fixings isn’t one of them. And, as usual, we’ll have a great list of speakers.

You won’t want to be anywhere else on October 28th!

We’ll be putting the details in the mail soon and sharing them here as well as on social media. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, click here and complete the form.

It’s Almost Clark County Fair Time!

It’s Almost Clark County Fair Time!

The Clark County Democratic Party will be at the fair again this year. Our tent will be in the vicinity of the WCCN tent. Stop by and check out what we have for you. And don’t forget to pick up your very own hand fan.

Want to volunteer for a shift? Send us a message on Facebook or an email to info @ this website.

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Summer of Resistance

Summer of Resistance

With the release of the CBO Score for Trumpcare yesterday, the news is grim. The party that calls itself pro-life has come up with a shockingly deadly healthcare bill that not only boots 22 million people off of healthcare, including the disabled and children, it hands millionaires a huge tax cut at the same time.

Unfortunately, there seems to be little shame in promoting Trumpcare. Trump lost the popular vote, but that hasn’t stopped the GOP from acting like they won a mandate. They continue to draft and pass some of the cruelest legislation in decades despite its steep unpopularity.

The good news is:

  • Your phone calls are working.
  • Your letters are getting attention.
  • Your neighbors are reading your letters to the editor.
  • Your friends are reading your social media posts.

Gradually a few senators are starting to see the light.

It’s natural to feel like you’re on a treadmill going nowhere when it comes to fighting these pro-death, pro-rich bills coming out of our GOP controlled branches of government – votes that should be no-brainers. Never doubt that you can make a difference.

Never doubt that you can make a difference. If they are going to pass bills that harm you, harm children, harm the disabled, harm seniors, harm your neighbors, and harm your family, make them do it to your face.

 

It’ Convention Time

It’ Convention Time

The DPW is holding its annual convention June 2-3. We are sending a delegation who will help craft our platform and resolution. There will also be elections for officers, including a chair, who will lead our party for the next two years.  All this and a whole passel of speechifying and myriad opportunities to network with other county party delegates from across the state.  With luck, all of this will manifest itself in some fresh ideas and renewed energy at our next meeting – June 15th.