Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Delicious food, inspiring conversations, and even some Packers football at our Fall Potluck!

ICYMI: Our Fall Potluck and Volunteer Appreciation was a huge success! Over 100 friends and neighbors from Vernon County (and beyond) gathered to celebrate our collective efforts over the past year and learn about our TOP SECRET PLAN for winning in 2020 and beyond.

Ok, it's actually not a secret. It's YOU! We need you to make a commitment and get involved. As Senator Shilling said at the potluck, none of us alone can do what needs to be done. But all of us working together can accomplish incredible things. So what can you do? So glad you asked!

1. Invest your time. Real change happens when everyday people roll up their sleeves and get to work. Whether you're a consummate canvasser, a planner of exquisite events, or simply a hard-working human, WE. NEED. YOU. Contact us today to discuss how you can get involved.

2. Invest financially. When you make a donation to the Vernon County Democratic Party you are directly supporting the work of reaching every voter in our county. Specifically, your contribution will help us secure a 2020 office space where we can organize voter outreach, hold meetings, and host candidates and events. You'll also be helping with printing and advertising costs, digital outreach, and keeping our dedicated volunteers supplied with snacks. A generous donor has agreed to match all contributions up to a total of $3000 through our next meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd. Donate today and your contribution will have double the impact!

However you choose to get involved, we are incredibly grateful for your support. THANK YOU!

Josefine Jaynes announces her campaign for Wisconsin State Assembly. Go Josefine!

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Community Healthcare Forum: Viroqua


This is the last forum of the series--don't miss it!

FREE and open to the public.


Wednesday, Oct. 16
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Viroqua VFW Hall,
751 S. Washington Ave., Viroqua


The fifth and last in our series of community forums on universal health care. Titled “Our Dysfunctional Healthcare System: Which Way Forward?”, the forum will feature a panel of three medical professionals: Dr. Mark Neumann, Emma Hood, RN, and Dr. Robert Jecklin.


The goal of this forum series is for the citizens of Vernon County to have open, non-partisan conversations about improving our current healthcare system.


Neumann, a recently retired pediatrician who practiced in Africa, Madison and La Crosse from 1980 until 2019, will discuss what comprehensive single-payer coverage could look like in the U.S.


Hood, who grew up and trained in nursing in Canada and practiced nursing in Canada and the U.S., will contrast the Canadian single-payer system to the U.S. system.


Jecklin, who teaches in the public health programs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, will discuss the reasons to improve healthcare in the U.S. Prior to teaching, his work included public health in South Carolina, HMO managed care in Chicago, American Cancer Society, and efforts to improve primary care including Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers in Cashton.

Sunday, September 22, 2019


Fall Potluck & Volunteer Appreciation

Sunday, October 6

4–7pm

Rooted Spoon

219 S Main St, Viroqua


Please join us to celebrate the progress we've made in 2019 and the people who make it all happen: YOU! We'll enjoy great food, hear from some inspiring leaders, and lay out our plan for a great 2020! Please RSVP (it really helps us plan) at https://secure.ngpvan.com/hR-DV0OVT0iQwVWnLqlkHQ2

Sign-up here to bring a dish to share:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA4AC2DABF49-fall
Cash bar. 1 FREE drink ticket per person (beer, wine or soda only).

Featured Speakers:
Jennifer Shilling, WI State Senator
Felesia Martin, DPW 1st Vice Chair
Ed Fallone, WI Supreme Court Justice candidate
Ben Wikler, DPW Chair, via video message

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Community Healthcare Forum – Westby


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:30–8:00pm

Logan Mill Lodge, 108 2nd St, Westby WI


The fourth in our series of summer/fall community forums on universal health care. Titled “Our Dysfunctional Healthcare System: Which Way Forward?”, the forum will feature a panel of three medical professionals: Dr. Mark Neumann, Emma Hood, RN, and Dr. Robert Jecklin.

The goal of this FREE forum series is for the citizens of Vernon County to have open, non-partisan conversations about improving our current healthcare system. A final forum will be held in Viroqua on October 16.

Neumann, a recently retired pediatrician who practiced in Africa, Madison and La Crosse from 1980 until 2019, will discuss what comprehensive single-payer coverage could look like in the U.S.

Hood, who grew up and trained in nursing in Canada, will contrast the Canadian single-payer system to the U.S. system.

Jecklin, who teaches in the public health programs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, will discuss the reasons to improve healthcare in the U.S. Prior to teaching, his work included public health in South Carolina, HMO managed care in Chicago, American Cancer Society, and efforts to improve primary care including Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers in Cashton.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

VERNON COUNTY FAIR

Sept. 11-15



It's that time of year again – the Vernon County Fair is just around the corner and the Vernon County Democratic Party will be hosting a table with door prizes, great resources, and games for young and old! It takes a lot of people to set up, tear down, and staff the table, and that's where you come in. Sign up for a volunteer shift here and help us make this year's Fair a great one!