Democrats flood Wisconsin to take down Scott Walker

From Politico

walkerKENOSHA, Wisc. — Want to know just how important Wisconsin is in the midterm election? Take a look at the political luminaries who visited over the last six days.

Sen. Kamala Harris on Sunday. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday. President Donald Trump on Wednesday. And, the biggest prize of all for Democrats, former President Barack Obama on Friday.

With a tight contest for Speaker Paul Ryan’s open congressional seat, a competitive Senate race and a battle for governor that is about as close as it can get, the state that slipped through Democrats’ hands in the 2016 presidential election is getting obsessive attention from both parties in the run-up to Election Day.

“This is an incredibly important battleground state,” said Mike Tate, Democratic strategist and former Wisconsin state party chair. “It may end up being one of the closest governor’s races in the country.”

The marquee race features Scott Walker, beloved by Republicans nationally, who is attempting to win his third term as governor amid signs that the independents that made all the difference to his victories in the past are now moving away from him.

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Wisconsin Democratic Party Looking for Election Observers and Volunteers

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is once again assembling a statewide voter protection operation. We want to make sure that voting is easy and convenient for every eligible Wisconsin voter. Voter protection will play a critical role in re-electing Sen. Tammy Baldwin and electing Tony Evers for Governor, Josh Kaul for Attorney General, and Democrats up and down the ticket. But we need your help! In order for our Democratic candidates to be successful, we need you!

If you haven’t signed up or been called yet, there are several ways that you can help us for this election: 

  • Poll Observer
    • Be our eyes and ears while voters vote (both during early voting and on election day)
  • Volunteer
    • Volunteer with our Voter Protection team to help recruit and ensure we have sufficient legal support throughout WI

To let us know your interest, please sign up at the following link. Thank you for your willingness to help and ensure every eligible voter in Wisconsin knows how they can participate on Election Day!

Nick

Nick LaCava

Cell: 203-984-2178

Deputy Voter Protection Director

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

 

Join Us TODAY to tell Mike Pence and Scott Walker — Hands Off Our Health Care!

We just learned that Mike Pence is coming to Wisconsin tomorrow to fundraise for Scott Walker. It’s no wonder Pence is such a fan of our governor — Walker has sided with Pence time and time again to push policies that limit Wisconsinites’ access to health care, kick people off their insurance, weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and jack up out-of-pocket costs on prescription medication.

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10th to send a message to Governor Walker and VP Pence that we want a governor who won’t play politics with our health care!

Eau Claire:

  • WHEN: 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Eau Claire County Democrats Office (440 Broadway St., Eau Claire, WI 54703)

Mandela Barnes in Menomonie

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John Calabrese candidate for the Assembly with Mandela Barnes

 

Mandela Barnes, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of Wisconsin spoke in Menomonie on Tuesday, October 2 urging all who care about the future of Wisconsin to vote for Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes, Tammy Baldwin and all the Democrats running in the mid-term elections.

Barnes cautioned that there will be no Blue Wave if Democrats don’t jump in and make a splash. He urged us to get our friends and neighbors out to vote by door knocking, phone calling, and putting the word out in whatever way we can.

Join us every Saturday morning at 10 AM in Menomonie (710 4th Street E) to door knock and make phone calls. Pick up yard signs.

Questions? Send a note to dunncountydemocrats@outlook.com.

 

 

 

 

Your vote, your voice.

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Join us to examine key voting rights issues including automatic voter registration, legislative redistricting, voter photo ID laws, election security, and felon enfranchisement. Learn how these issues affect you and the future of democratic participation in Wisconsin. 

  • What: Candidate Forum “The Future of Voting Rights in Wisconsin”
  • When: Tuesday, October 9th, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Where: Chippewa Valley Technical College, Business Education Center, Room 103

This nonpartisan forum will be moderated by Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton of the Chippewa Valley Civil Liberties Union and Uniting Bridges. She and a panel of candidates for state office will examine and analyze the status of voting rights in Wisconsin.

Participating candidates include:

  • John Calabrese (Assembly District 29)
  • Aaron Camacho (Senate District 31)
  • Jodi Emerson (Assembly District 91)
  • Wendy Sue Johnson (Assembly District 68)
  • Wren Keturi (Assembly District 67)
  • Jeff Smith (Senate District 31)
  • Maggie Turnbull (Wisconsin Governor)
  • Charlie Warner (Assembly District 93)

The public is invited to attend this free event. Questions for the panel are welcomed and can be submitted prior to the forum by following this link. If time allows, audience members may ask questions during the forum.

In July, local candidates from all parties running for state office were invited to pledge their support to reform voter registration in Wisconsin by establishing a statewide system of automatic voter registration. The pledge received cross-partisan support from Republican, Democratic, and Green party candidates. Candidates who pledged their support for automatic voter registration have been invited to participate in the forum.

Help spread the word! Share this event with your friends on Facebook!

Tony Evers makes campaign swing through Appleton, criticizes Gov. Walker’s performance

APPLETON – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, fresh off a primary win Tuesday night, wasted no time Wednesday in making campaign swings through Madison, Appleton, Oshkosh, Plymouth and Waukesha.

Despite his blue jeans and genial demeanor as he shook hands with customers at the Copper Rock Coffee Co. in Appleton, he didn’t hold back in a short media briefing on what he felt were current missteps by Gov. Scott Walker.

The $4 billion Foxconn project is “the worst deal in the state of Wisconsin’s history,” he said. “We can’t have these Hail Mary passes that pit one part of the state against another.”

Walker’s self-proclaimed “education governor” title, Evers said, is “a laughable line.”

Evers, the state’s schools superintendent, bested seven other candidates in the Democratic race on Tuesday, and will face off with the incumbent governor in the Nov. 6 general election.

Related: 5 takeaways from Tony Evers’ primary win

Related: Scott Walker touts tax breaks as he and Tony Evers joust over road funding

Evers was critical of Walker’s actions on education, from school funding to Act 10, the 2011 law that all but eliminated collective bargaining for public workers.