Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Celebrate Democratic Unity at our Summer Picnic

Please join us for our annual Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 19! Coming just five days after the primary election, our theme this year is “Celebrate Democratic Unity!”

When: Sunday, August 19
Time: 5 p.m. (business meeting at 4 p.m.)
Where: E2560 Hamburg Ridge Rd, Stoddard
Hosted by: Jim and Gloria Servais

We are inviting all candidates in the primary election – win or lose – to join us at our picnic as we come together as a unified team to elect our nominees in November!

We will provide brats and hot dogs with garnishes. Please bring side dishes to share, as follows:
(Last names starting with)

  • A to D – Vegetables or mixed greens
  • E to G – Potato or Pasta 
  • H to J – Fruit(s) 
  • K to N – Cheese 
  • O to Z – Sweet
Please bring your friends, family and potential members and help us build momentum for November!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Local Control: Restore Community-Based Decision Making!

For a long time, Wisconsin has valued and upheld the role of local government in safeguarding the interests of its citizens. However – since the 2010 election of Governor Scott Walker and a Republican-controlled Legislature – the state has substantially tipped the scales by stripping local officials and governments of decision-making authority.

LEARN HOW the ongoing assault on local government authority is eroding balance of power in Wisconsin: Click here to read our new paper, “Restore Local Control & Community-Based Decision Making."

Monday, November 27, 2017

Protect Wisconsin water from high-capacity wells!

Wisconsin waters – and indeed, all our natural resources – are the shared legacy of us all. They are  literally being sold out from under our feet.

Our groundwater needs defending from rollback of regulatory oversights. Visit our Issues page to access our white paper on high capacity wells, and our other papers on Wisconsin's roads crisis and redistricting reform.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Learn about Gerrymandering!

Would you like to learn more about the Wisconsin gerrymandering case currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court? Did you attend our "Tacos and Gerrymandering" event on Nov. 9 and want to read the handouts from Prof. Stephen Schulhofer, who wrote a "friend of the court" brief in the case?

Follow these links:
  • Vernon Co. Democratic Party issue paper on redistricting
  • Gill v. Whitford "friend of the court brief" to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • League of Women Voters "friend of the court brief" co-authored by Prof. Schulhofer
  • Op-ed piece by Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, supporting the "Iowa Model" for drawing nonpartisan electoral maps 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Wisconsin road are in crisis!

While state policymakers have spent the past decade battling over transportation spending, borrowing and taxes, Wisconsin roads continue to age and decline.

A recent Federal Highway Administration audit found that only 32.2 percent of Wisconsin highways are in good condition, far less than any other Midwestern state. In a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Wisconsin ranks third worst in the nation for having 71 percent of its roads rated in poor/mediocre condition.

READ OUR NEW ISSUE PAPER to understand how our roads became so awful, the direct impact in Vernon County, and how Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers in Madison can begin to solve the problem!