Republicans Want Us to Stay Away From the Polls. Don’t Let That Happen!

 

 

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Voter ID has recently been implemented, and we need to ensure that everyone who wants to vote is prepared for the sudden changes. It is possible to get photo IDs into the hands of those who need them, but it is critical for every one of you to take part. We need to find out who has proper identification and who does not, and the best way to do that is canvassing door to door. Can you be the difference? Call 262-374-2787 to schedule a time to come help. Republicans don’t want us to vote; are we going to let that happen?

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Help Make Sure Eligible Voters Are Able To Vote

From Mary Burke:

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals paved the way Friday for the state of Wisconsin to require voters to show a photo ID to receive a ballot in November, just weeks away.

We are working around the clock to make sure that every eligible voter who wants to cast a ballot can do so. But we need you to step up right now, in any way you can. Here are just a few ways you can help:

- We have offices that will be launching canvasses and phone banks to turn out voters and make sure they have the proper ID to vote. Sign up to volunteer at an office near you: http://action.burkeforwisconsin.com/page/s/volunteer

- Interested in our voter protection and expansion team? Sign up here — legal background is a plus: http://my.democrats.org/page/s/volunteer-for-the-voter-expansion-project

- Help ensure that all eligible voters can cast their ballots by signing up to help at the polls on Election Day: http://action.burkeforwisconsin.com/page/s/20140913-polls-eday?refcode=20140914-fb

- Can’t join us in person? Click here to donate and help make sure our staff and volunteers have the resources they need to train volunteers, pay for materials and help voters secure proper identification: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/burkeforwi

We’re counting on you!

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Republicon War on Representative Democracy


Sticking a flag pin on your lapel doesn’t make you a patriot. It’s what lies beneath in your heart that matters. And with Friday’s appeals court ruling imposing the GOPster’s voter suppression scheme on the Badgered state, the scary war on representative democracy that lies at the heart of the Republicon Party is laid bare. But lying, manipulating, gerrymandering, voter suppression and Blitz Gezetz (lightning law) are the means this minority party needs to obtain its ends. I say minority because that is who they now represent, a very small but increasingly wealthy and powerful minority. The Republicon Party has abandoned their belief in representative democracy and local control. They believe only in wealth and power and the related heresies, that money is speech and corporations are people and should write our laws. If the Boston tea party happened today the Republicons would side with the East India Company.

When Robin Vos gerrymandered Wisconsin, he drew the 21st Senate district just for Van Wanggaard, with the district line running right down the side of his block, thus choosing Wanggaard’s voters for him, instead of the other way around. Vanny must be a very special boy to deserve such treatment. Scott Walker used blitz gezetz by the surprise introduction of Act 10 on a Friday afternoon, when all eyes were turned toward the weekend, with the plan to ram it through the inconvenient formality of public hearings and get it passed the following Thursday, before the citizenry would have a chance to consider it and react.
But their attack on voting rights is an extra special betrayal of our Republic. Armed with laws written in secret, by global corporations at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Republicons all across the country, including those in the Badgered state have moved to advance their hidden agenda, because everything the Cons do has a hidden agenda, EVERYTHING! Their voter suppression agenda is based on a wild conspiracy theory about massive voter fraud, committed on a perennial basis by busloads of brown people. The mechanics of this conspiracy are so ridiculously improbable that you'd have to be completely divorced from critical thinking to swallow it. Just how foolish does one need to be? Let's examine. If one believes that:

Every election year brown people coordinate getting the forged documents needed to register at the polls and travel all over your state committing multiple counts of voter impersonation fraud for democrats and never get caught, infiltrated or have someone spill the beans, one might be foolish enough to vote in Republicons (FEVIR).

Fraudsters never run into poll workers who know they don't live at the addresses they’re attempting to use or who know the real voter in whose name they're attempting to vote, never try to vote under the name of someone who has already voted or that the real voter never shows up later to find that someone has already voted in their name, one might be FEVIRish.

Brown people who are transported to the polls in vans must not be legitimate voters. And people who traditionally vote at rates lower than the general population would be motivated to risk a felony conviction with no chance of direct personal gain to get a job for someone they don't know personally and with no way of knowing if their effort is even needed to win or if it will be enough to be successful, one might be FEVIRish.

The few people who vote while on probation or parole would be identified and stopped by voter ID, one might be FEVIRish.

DMVs across your state have convenient hours and locations with available public transportation and that getting to the DMV to get a photo ID is easily done by the working poor or elderly without a car, one might be FEVIRish.

Everyone lives like you do and has or needs a driver’s license or photo ID and one is so special that it might be one’s personal vote, out of millions, that might be cancelled and that justifies putting road blocks in front of over 300,000 of our fellow citizen’s right to cast their vote, one might be FEVIRish!

The Republicon Party wouldn't trumpet the news all over the media if in fact they were ever able to catch the supposed perpetrators and expose this massive scheme and the reason they have never offered a reward for the exposure of voter impersonation fraud conspiracies is because they just don't have the money, one might be FEVIRish.

Photo ID is about election integrity and not voter suppression,
 the Republicon Party leadership actually believes in freedom and the wild conspiracy theory that they're foisting on us, one is definitely FEVIRish.

Interfering with the right of citizens to legitimately cast their vote isn't just down right Un-American, one is in a complete stupor!
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I WILL VOTE!

Great voting resource from the Democratic National Committee:
I Will Vote!
Look up your state today!

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Labor Fest

Monday, September 1, 2014
11:00am – 5:00pm
St Therese
9005 22nd Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143

The annual Kenosha Laborfest features booths from all labor organizations in the Kenosha area. Raffle prizes, beer tent, and activities for the whole family are offered. The Labor Person of the Year will be recognized, too! Rain or Shine!

Food items for the Shalom Center are needed and earn raffle tickets at the event.

Volunteers are needed in the Kenosha County Democratic Party booth for these shifts:
11:00AM-1:00PM
1:00PM-3:00PM
3:00PM-5:00PM

Contact Mary, mjonker1@wi.rr.com to confirm your shift.

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Labor Fest

Monday, September 1, 2014
11:00am – 5:00pm
St Therese
9005 22nd Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143

The annual Kenosha Laborfest features booths from all labor organizations in the Kenosha area. Raffle prizes, beer tent, and activities for the whole family are offered. The Labor Person of the Year will be recognized, too! Rain or Shine!

Food items for the Shalom Center are needed and earn raffle tickets at the event.

Volunteers are needed in the Kenosha County Democratic Party booth for these shifts:
11:00AM-1:00PM
1:00PM-3:00PM
3:00PM-5:00PM

Contact Mary, mjonker1@wi.rr.com to confirm your shift.

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Can we count on you to make a difference?

If you are interested in helping with Mary Burke’s campaign, call 262-374-2787 to sign up for a volunteer shift that fits your schedule.

People are needed to be:

  • Canvassers
  • Phone bankers
  • Greeters

Volunteers will be needed from August 25th through Election Day, November 4th.
Together, we can win!

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Kenosha County Democratic Party Social Media Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHDN2CS
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us better use social media for the 2014 elections.

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Monday – BASD Annual Meeting!

This MONDAY NIGHT! It's time for the good people of the Burlington Area School District to come out and support the rational members of our School Board against those who believe (foolishly) that Joseph McCarthy was right. http://burlingtonareaprogressives.blogspot.com/2014/07/good-night-good-grief.html
ANNUAL MEETING - August 25th - Burlington School Board - 8:00 pm Burlington High School Auditorium--"Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Burlington Area School District that the annual meeting of said District for the transaction of business will beheld in the Burlington High School Auditorium, 400 McCanna Parkway, Burlington, Wisconsin."
There is word that there will be the perennial pushback at this meeting from the tea swilling followers of the McCarthyite apologist who believe that ANY levy increase is too much. It's important to get a large number of reasonable people to attend this annual meeting and raise their hands in favor of the very very lean school district budget as it currently is written.
Expect that last-minute attempts to reduce the current budget will be made in the form of amendments to the proposed budget. This tactic must, once again, be voted down by us, the majority of the citizenry exhibiting goodwill to our community and responsibility toward the future.
Our children need us to show up that evening in a large group and show our support for them. Please come and show your support our current tax levy and budget. A lot of time and effort has gone in to trying to keep our tax burden as low as possible, and the results of any further reductions will be dire.
Let's get enough people to "be there and play fair" (like "be there or be square"). Let's be fair to our children and draw that line in the sand that says "ENOUGH!" No more cutting back. Every kid needs our support.
For more info on the annual budget as approved by the board, go here:http://myracinecounty.com/?p=15181
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Monday – BASD Annual Meeting!

This MONDAY NIGHT! It's time for the good people of the Burlington Area School District to come out and support the rational members of our School Board against those who believe (foolishly) that Joseph McCarthy was right. http://burlingtonareaprogressives.blogspot.com/2014/07/good-night-good-grief.html
ANNUAL MEETING - August 25th - Burlington School Board - 8:00 pm Burlington High School Auditorium--"Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Burlington Area School District that the annual meeting of said District for the transaction of business will beheld in the Burlington High School Auditorium, 400 McCanna Parkway, Burlington, Wisconsin."
There is word that there will be the perennial pushback at this meeting from the tea swilling followers of the McCarthyite apologist who believe that ANY levy increase is too much. It's important to get a large number of reasonable people to attend this annual meeting and raise their hands in favor of the very very lean school district budget as it currently is written.
Expect that last-minute attempts to reduce the current budget will be made in the form of amendments to the proposed budget. This tactic must, once again, be voted down by us, the majority of the citizenry exhibiting goodwill to our community and responsibility toward the future.
Our children need us to show up that evening in a large group and show our support for them. Please come and show your support our current tax levy and budget. A lot of time and effort has gone in to trying to keep our tax burden as low as possible, and the results of any further reductions will be dire.
Let's get enough people to "be there and play fair" (like "be there or be square"). Let's be fair to our children and draw that line in the sand that says "ENOUGH!" No more cutting back. Every kid needs our support.
For more info on the annual budget as approved by the board, go here:http://myracinecounty.com/?p=15181
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