NOTICE

The November 21 meeting of the Ozaukee Democrats has been CANCELLED.

Instead, we are meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm at The Cedarburg Police Station, W75N444 Wauwatosa Rd in Cedarburg.

We are requested to use the parking area on the north side of the building.  Please do not park in front!   

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It’s Saturday, November 3, 2018 and I’m sitting in the Kohl for Congress campaign headquarters helping send out canvassers for the “Get Out the Vote” push.  The excitement is palpable!

We have a great slate of candidates — Tony Evers for Governor, Mandela Barnes for Lieutenant Governor, Tammy Baldwin for US Senate, Dan Kohl for US Congress 6th district, Josh Kaul for Attorney General, Doug LaFollette for Secretary of State, Sarah Godlewski for State Treasurer.  And we’ve got three spectacular candidates running for the state Assembly in each of the three districts in Ozaukee County — Liz Sumner in the 23rd, Emily Siegrist in the 24th, and Chris Rahlf in the 60th.

Come out tomorrow and help us canvass!

Your chair,

Perry

Blue Wave & Bluegrass – Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Blue Wave and Bluegrass

Please come and support the Democratic Party of Ozaukee County and all of our Democratic candidates in Ozaukee County!

The DPOC is proud to introduce our first ever fundraising dinner.  Join us Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center,  W62 N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Our keynote speaker is none other than Milwaukee’s own Congresswoman, Gwen Moore!  Our gubernatorial candidate, Tony Evers, will speak.  And many other luminaries will be in attendance.  This promises to be a night of #BlueWave excitement!

There are limited number of tickets, so get yours NOW!  Click here:

#BlueWave and Bluegrass!

See you October 18th!!!

Walk with us in 3 summer parades ~2018!

The Democratic Party of Ozaukee County will be marching in 3 parades this summer:

  • Saturday, June 30, at 10:30am for “Family Fun Before the Fourth” in Thiensville.
  • Wednesday, July 4th, at 10:00am for Independence Day in Cedarburg.
  • Saturday, July 21st, at 10:00am for “Fish Day” in Port Washington.

We hope to see you all at one, two, or all three parades this year!

US Supreme Court to Rule on Wisconsin GOP’s Partisan Gerrymandering

In 2011, the Republican-controlled state legislature in Wisconsin redrew the legislative boundaries in a way that overwhelmingly favors Republicans and disadvantages Democrats.  As a result, in elections the following year, Republicans won 60% of the state assembly despite only receiving 46% of votes cast statewide.

The redrawing of districts for the purposes of empowering one group at the expense of others is known as Gerrymandering.  While the US Supreme Court has long held that gerrymandering with the intent of weakening the voting power of racial minorities violates the Constitution, the Court has not yet found gerrymandering based on partisanship unconstitutional.  This may soon change as the Supreme Court has now agreed to hear a challenge to the Republicans’ partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin.

Dan Kohl Announces Campaign for Congress

Today Dan Kohl announced that he will seek to challenge Glenn Grothman for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives:

Today business executive and non-profit leader Dan Kohl announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, and released the following statement:

“I’m 51 years old and I cannot remember a time when people in this country were so anxious about the present and so concerned about their futures and their children’s future.

I’m running for Congress because Washington is broken, and our Congressman puts his party’s priorities ahead of our priorities. Our district is currently represented by the single most partisan member of the House, and that hasn’t helped create a single job here in Wisconsin. We can and must do better.

We need leaders who will focus on common sense solutions, expanding opportunity, and getting things done. Now, more than ever, we need elected leaders who will fight for the many, and not just the few at the very top.

I’m not a career politician and I don’t profess to have all the answers. What I can tell you is that I will work hard, stand up for our values, and get things done for the people of the district.”

In the coming months, Dan will be engaging, listening to, and learning from residents at a series of public events and informal listening opportunities in each county of the 6th District.

You can read more about Dan Kohl at his website, www.kohlforcongress.com.

Rob Brooks Budget Listening Session

“Madison, WI — Representative Rob Brooks (R-Saukville) will be holding listening sessions to obtain feedback from residents of Wisconsin’s Sixtieth Assembly District on Governor Scott Walker’s biennial budget. These listening sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and Wednesday, April 19, 2017.”

Rob Brooks Budet Listening Session 2017-03-21

GOP ACA Replacement WI Impact Study

NEW Citizen Action healthcare report on how much more Trump-RyanCare will cost older, low income Wisconsinites. In most areas of Wisconsin, a low income senior who is not yet eligible for Medicare and buys insurance on their own would pay over $10,000 MORE PER YEAR in premiums under the GOP replacement plan than under the Affordable Care Act.

Read more: http://www.citizenactionwi.org/research_brief