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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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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!

Grassroots Potluck – Wednesday, September 13

Join Us for a Night of Food, Beer, Bowling, and Politics!

The Democratic Party of Ozaukee County will be hosting a politics potluck at Cedars III Bowling in Cedarburg on Wednesday, September 13th, at 6:30pm.  Bring your friends and family and, if you’d like, a dish to share.

We have also invited the announced 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidates to join us for a meet-and-greet.  🙂

You can download a flier for this event here.

You can sign up to bring a dish by simply filling in your name and dish here.

Please spread the word to your other groups and organizations.  All are welcome to attend!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our county party Chair, Perry Duman at perry.duman@gmail.com.

March with Us in the Port Washington Fish Day Parade on July 15th!

Thank you to the dozens of members and supporters of the Democratic Party of Ozaukee County who have marched with us in the two summer parades we’ve participated in so far this year, Family Fun Before the Fourth in Thiensville and the 4th of July Parade in Cedarburg. We are incredibly grateful!

The reception that we’ve received from spectators at these events has been very encouraging to all of us. We’ve had hundreds and hundreds of people in our county clapping for us and cheering us on.

Our next parade will be Fish Day in Port Washington on July 15th at 10:00am. Both members and like-minded non-members, as well as family and friends, are welcome to march with us. If you’d like to join us, please fill out this form to receive more information on where/when to meet.

We hope to see you in Port on the 15th!

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.

The Truth About the Estate Tax in Wisconsin

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Responding to Paul Ryan’s recent column in the Kenosha News, Cezary Podkul at ProPublica performed an analysis on the true impact of the estate tax, particularly as it applies to Wisconsinites, using IRS data.  His findings include:

  • Nationally, the estate tax affects only the wealthiest 0.2% of estates, those with over $5 million in assets
  • In Wisconsin in 2015, the latest year statistics are available, only 61 estates were wealthy enough to be subject to the estate tax, around 0.1% of all estates
  • Podkul estimates that of the small business owners and farmers who died in 2015, over 98% were not subject to the estate tax

This is Republican tax “reform” in a nutshell, massive giveaways to the rich while ignoring the struggles of middle class Americans.