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Wisconsin Dems Best Fundraising Month Yet

Fund Raising Wisconsin

Thanks to Democrats like you, and in response to Republican attacks on democracy in Wisconsin, we just had our best fundraising month of the 2022 cycle.

Here’s a live look at our donation data:

November was our best fundraising month yet

Right now, Republicans in Wisconsin – and nationwide – are waging a multilateral assault on our democracy. From amplifying Trump’s Big Lie to pursuing politically-motivated legal action against our elections commission, the GOP is doing everything they can to rig the rules of our elections.

WisDems’ staff is working overtime to stop them. We’re making massive investments in year-round voter protection programs and fighting to elect Democrats that will protect the sacred American freedom to vote.

I’m humbled by the fact our organization is people-powered. We’re able to fund these programs because we have an army of grassroots Democrats like you on our side, chipping in whatever they can afford out of genuine belief in our mission.

I need you to know that every single donation the Democratic Party of Wisconsin receives – even if it’s just $1 – goes a long way to fund our critical defense of democracy. Because grassroots Democrats stepped up in a huge way last month, we have the support we need to stay grounded in our mission to defend democracy.

So thank you for funding this fight to protect our democracy.

Ben Wikler

 

Pass The Freedom To Vote Act & The John Lewis Voting Rights and Protection Acts Now!

Our allies in the Senate say time is running out for Voting Rights Legislation. We need you to act now. Call your Senator Today (202) 224-3121. Tell them to pass Voting Rights Legislation Now.

Suggested call/email script:

Sen. Durbin/Duckworth,

I’m __________ and I am a constituent. My address and zip are __________.  Voting rights are the cornerstone of our democracy. I ask that you do everything in your power to pass voting rights legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Reforming the filibuster will also be required to get this done. Pres. Biden said himself that there were “certain things that are just sacred rights” and a “sacred obligation” that shouldn’t be beholden to obstruction from the minority party, listing the debt limit and voting rights. Please also make sure that the transformative Build Back Better Act gets passed through the Senate.

Email for Sen. Durbin:  https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Email for Sen. Duckworth:  https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/connect/email-tammy

Pass the Freedom to Vote Act & The John Lewis Voting Rights and Protection Acts Now!

In Wisconsin, Fight for Fair Voting Maps Continues

Fair Maps Wisconsin

On Oct. 31 the Joint Committee on Government Operations held a 9 hour hearing on the latest gerrymandered maps proposed by the Legislature in SB 621. Over 200 people from across Wisconsin came and 100 testified, many waiting hours. NOBODY testified in favor of the maps except Vos and LeMahieu.  North Shore Fair Maps testified about our work with The Wisconsin Map Assessment Project (WIMAP). WIMAP was formed by a group of citizens from across the state to monitor public map sites and analyze the quality of maps submitted using widely accepted redistricting  criteria, namely proportionality, competitiveness, minority opportunity, compactness, and county splitting.  We found that the Legislature’s Assembly map was the worst of any map submitted in 3 of 5 categories, and it fared worse than the People’s Maps Commission map in every category.  You can view a summary of WIMAP’s findings at https://piercecountygro.org/wimap/#nov-4. A detailed memo was sent to every legislator by their own constituents and WIMAP prior to the votes. These maps deny Wisconsin voters the freedom to cast a ballot that matters.

Despite overwhelming public opposition, the Senate voted to approve the maps on Monday, Nov. 8. The Assembly is expected to do the same on Thursday, Nov. 11. Governor Evers has promised to veto the bill, and it will go to the courts. But our fight goes on. We need to continue to build public awareness and pressure that the courts can’t ignore. And we need to continue to press for a public hearing and vote on SB389/AB395, co-sponsored by Rep. Deb Andraca and Sen. Jeff Smith, to establish an independent nonpartisan process for drawing voting maps in order to permanently fix this problem. See Sunday’s Journal-Sentinel excellent editorial on this issue. https://milwaukeejournalsentinel-wi-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=3c9637d9a

Sign Up For Wisconsin Voter Registration

Wisconsin State Map

Many of you have asked about opportunities to volunteer in Wisconsin voter-related efforts for the 2022 midterm elections. Please READ MORE look at the information below from Milwaukee voter registration group, Supermarket Legends. This is the well-established, well-organized group we worked closely with on the DMV voter registration effort. They are involved with various programs that we think offer opportunities to make a real impact. Questions? Please contact Linda Tate and/or Bob Best at: bobbestbike@gmail.com.

One Year to Win

One Year to Win

The mission to keep Wisconsin BLUE starts NOW! We’ve got just One Year to Win (#1year2win) and volunteers from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin are already talking to voters in every corner of the state about the issues that matter most to them.

There are multiple ways that out-of-state (OOS) volunteers like us can join others from across the nation for Virtual Volunteering events to help keep Wisconsin BLUE! The WisDems’ One Year to Win Weekend of Action on November 6th & 7th will be just one year out from the crucial midterm elections. We know these elections will come down to a handful of votes. It is vital that we talk about the issues & build relationships with infrequent voters now.

You can also sign up volunteer trainings on three upcoming Tuesdays (required for new volunteers) This work will be crucial to making sure that WisDems are successful in 2022. Just a few hours of your time could make a big difference!

On Saturday, November 6th join a phonebank to recruit Poll Workers  from 11am-2pm. training is provided, and all you need is a computer and a phone! We’ll be recruiting poll workers for the next election cycle, and in Wisconsin, only 7 poll workers are needed to open a polling place—so every single call counts!

Wisconsin was a critical state in 2020. Read why it will continue to be very important to the Democrats winning in 2022 and 2024: Wisconsin: The Incubator for America’s Tribal Politics

The WisDems need all hands on deck to talk to as many voters as possible — so invite your friends and family to join you for a phone banking shift! If you’re a first time volunteer, don’t worry. They will give you all the training & support you need! Sign up below for weekly training and other events.

Sign Up for Important Upcoming Events:

Help Find Election Judges For Upcoming Wisconsin Elections

Help Find Election Judges for Upcoming Wisconsin Elections

Come make calls to Wisconsinites & get more people involved in the fight for voting rights! Our focus is on recruiting Poll Workers to nominate for the 2022 elections to ensure that every polling place in the state is open.

Training is offered at every event, so no need to prepare anything in advance–we’ll provide scripts & resources, so all you need is a computer and a phone.

When: Monday, October 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: On Zoom – anywhere that you are comfortable in your own home! RSVP: Phone Bank Sign Up: https://www.mobilize.us/dpw/event/390671/ or send Laura the following info: first & last name, phone, email & zip code at laura@northshoreindivisible.com

Phonebank for Voter Protection

Phonebank/Friendbank for Voter Protection

Join the Wisconsin Dems Phonebank/Friendbanks recruiting poll workers! Protecting voting rights in Wisconsin starts with you. We welcome out-of-state volunteers in all our Phonebank/Friendbanks!  Register HERE

You’ll start by making calls to people to talk about why voting rights matter and to get them involved as a Poll Worker, and then we’ll give you the tools in the fight for voting rights. Right now, our focus is recruiting Poll Workers to nominate for the 2022 elections to ensure that every polling place in the state is open.

Training is offered at every event, and no need to prepare anything in advance–we’ll provide scripts & resources, so all you need is a computer and a phone.

Secretary Of State Candidates

The West Deerfield Township Democrats invite you to meet the Secretary of State candidates at a virtual meeting on Sept. 9 at 7:30p.m.  Candidates for IL Secretary of State participating include:

Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell

Frm. Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias

Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia

ZOOM INFO: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88042573269

Meeting ID: 880 4257 3269

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Meeting ID: 880 4257 3269

This will likely be the most important Primary Election battle in Illinois in 2022, and it is important for WDTDO to hear from the candidates directly!
We hope you can join us, and as always let us know if you have any questions.
Bob Morgan
Chair, West Deerfield Township Democrats

Help Register Voters In Milwaukee

Help Register Voters In Milwaukee

A Milwaukee-based voter registration group, Supermarket Legends, is coordinating volunteer assignments for Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 28 in the Milwaukee area.

This is in-person, outside registration.

Illinois volunteers will be focused at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (Downtown Milwaukee Campus) and some nearby supermarket locations.

If you would like to participate, here is what you do:

  1. Send an e-mail to Linea Sundstrom (linea.sundstrom@gmail.com) with the following information:

Your Name

E-mail Address

Phone Number

Linea is coordinating assignments.

Please copy (bobbestbike@gmail.com), so we know who is participating.

North Shore Indivisible Meet & Greet

Let’s Meet. Greet. Organize. And Mobilize!

Please join us for a North Shore Indivisible Social Gathering.  We will discuss what we can do to support a progressive Wisconsin in the 2022 midterm elections.  Special guest speaker JARED LAUNIUS, Senior Regional Organizer for Indivisible, will briefly share with us how a focus on Wisconsin can truly make a difference in upcoming elections! Not a fundraiser.

 

We will meet outdoors in a covered pavilion. Snacks, beverages & restrooms available.  Bring a friend or 2!

When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 3:00 PM

Where: Woodland Park Pavilion, 

1321 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield

Map

RSVP: Laura@NorthShoreIndivisible.com    Your response would be appreciated to give us an estimate to plan our hospitality.