Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Winnebago County Democratic Party Chair
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Senator Mary Lazich (co-sponsor Representative Michael Schraa) & her extreme cohorts have introduced SB 206 which falls right in line with the Republican idea of small government: No government for businesses, massive intrusive government for actual people. SB 206 creates a litany of unscientific hurdles to accessing abortions in Wisconsin. Make no mistake, this is not a bill designed to protect anyone or make anyone safer. It is the work of extremists who believe that their position is superior to that of a Supreme Court ruling that has withstood 40 years of perpetual assault. Among other things, SB 206 infringes upon the ability of a woman to control her medical care by:
- Requiring an ultrasound to be performed before obtaining an abortion.
- Requires the technician to impose a series of diagnostic information putting the State Government directly between the patient & her doctor during an ultrasound including (directly from the bill text):
- Display the ultrasound images so that the pregnant woman may view them
- Provide a medical description of the ultrasound images including the dimensions of the unborn child and a description of any viewable external features & internal organs of the unborn child
- Provide a means for the pregnant woman to visualize any fetal heartbeat
- Requires that as part of the information a physician must provide a pregnant woman at least 24 hours before an abortion is performed or induced.
- Requires any physician to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles. (This will force Planned Parenthood to close it's facility in Appleton)
Monday, June 10, 2013
The speakers are some and they were great! The resolutions debated, caucuses met, hospitality suites reunited old friends and brought new ones together. The elections are over. Now what?
Now we get to work. If there's one thing we learned from the speakers last weekend it's that none of them got where they are without help--be it Russ Feingold or Tammy Baldwin, Julian Castro or Sheila Stubbs. Today is the day Winnebago County Dems starts helping our Sheila Stubbs our Julian Castros, our Tammy Baldwins and our Russ Feingolds!
Come to the June meeting at 7pm at the Delta in Oshkosh or call Koby Schellenger at 920-420-6787.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Volunteers Committee maintains our strong voter contact program & sets the table for success in 2014.
The Events Committee organizes parades (which means candy!!!) the corn roast & other events as necessary.
We are asking for a few hours a month. Please fill out the form below & you will be connected with the committee to begin propelling us to victory in 2014!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Republican Leaders ignored bipartisan jobs bills last session & the partisanship demonstrated on such a fundamental issue to so many of us makes the Democratic package that much sweeter. To make matters worse, Republicans abandoned true jobs bills in favor of massive special interest giveaways & ideological crusades which have no impact on the jobs market.
It's a good day to be a Democrat. It's great to have leadership that understands that we have to work hard to close the skills gap for employees which has widened under Scott Walker. It's empowering that the Democrats plan will make it easier for Wisconsin companies to get investments allowing existing small businesses & manufacturers to stay open, stay in Wisconsin & expand. Opening up investments means Wisconsin is more attractive for businesses to relocate or small businesses to start up here.
Don't let this day go to waste. Tell your friends, neighbors & papers why you support the Democratic Jobs Package!
DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
February 13th-WCDP Meeting, 7pm, Delta
February 19th-State Supreme Court Primary
March 9th-Indigo Dinner (buy your tickets now)
Friday, December 21, 2012
During the campaign, our candidates spoke about how they want to improve citizens lives with sensible, honorable & helpful policies. We supported equal rights, financial accountability & oversight, access to health care & more. At our last meeting I asked for a collection of children's toys & non-perishable food to help our community during the holiday season. Our effort was outstanding! But improving our community doesn't end with a can of soup or a game of Battleship. We must continue to lead by example.
We are putting together service opportunities within the community for January 19th & are looking for help. I know this is a tough time of year to put something on your calendar, but this is our first post-election chance as an organization to live up to the promises we spoke of for months leading up to the November 6th. Do you know of an organization that could use a few extra helping hands? Can you lend a hand & be a leader? Email me at email@example.com if you commit to helping out!
Authorized and Paid for by the Winnebago County Democratic Party – Evelyn Rieckmann, Treasurer
Friday, December 7, 2012
MADISON -- Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to the two years prison time given to a Scott Walker appointee on Friday, as well as breaking news that Walker's former campaign chief has been cooperating with criminal prosecutors in the ongoing John Doe corruption probe.
"Scott Walker's legacy will not be one of reform, since it's business as usual for special interests in Madison. It will not be a legacy of job creation, since Wisconsin has been dead last under Scott Walker's watch.
"Likewise, Scott Walker will not be remembered for investment in infrastructure, advances in education or for advancing small "d" democratic values. He's been on the opposite side of all that.
"As it stands, the calling card for Scott Walker has been criminal corruption.
"Wisconsin never has had a governor so closely tied to criminals.
"Today, another of his associates was given prison time for schemes committed under Scott Walker's banner. Most of the crimes committed thus far have been committed for Walker's personal benefit, and recently released emails show that Walker himself clearly was involved in the commission of crimes.
"Walker's response has been evasive and self-serving. He wants to be congratulated for starting this investigation yet has to this point offered not a single concrete explanation for his central role in the conspiracies committed.
"Walker may never have to stand trial for his actions. But, as another of his associates heads to prison, the public has every right to fear that they have a governor who not only enables corruption, but may be practicing it."
View this release online at:
Authorized and Paid for by The Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Michael J. Tate, Chair