Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Actions for March 16-18

Over the weekends of March 16-17 and March 23-24, you may be interested in helping with canvassing to educate voters about candidates and issues and to get out the vote. Follow the links to sign up for a shift on Saturday, March 16 or on Sunday, March 17

On Monday, March 18, City of La Crosse and other area residents may begin voting absentee in person. If you're not sure, contact your municipality's clerk. In La Crosse, voting occurs between 8:30 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday through March 29 in the City Clerk's office in City Hall. If you need to register or update your registration, you may do that at the clerk's office. Be sure to bring your voter ID. 

This is a statewide election for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. Judge Lisa Neubauer has been endorsed by more than 300 state judges and former judges and has never worked for Scott Walker. Her opponent, Brian Hagedorn, who was legal counsel to Scott Walker has such extreme views that even the Wisconsin Realtors Association withdrew their support. La Crosse County voters will also find a Fair Maps referendum on their ballots: "Should the Wisconsin legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional district plans and maps?"

At 5 pm, Rep. Ron Kind will have a birthday fundraiser at 4 Sisters, 100 Harborview Plaza in downtown La Crosse (PAC Host: $2500 | PAC Attend: $1000). Rep. Kind still has not signed on to either Green New Deal (nor rescheduled the missed meeting with GND supporters) or Medicare for All legislation. In addition, Kind is the only Wisconsin "Democratic" legislator to not yet have a position on the Democrats' Net Neutrality bill, according to battleforthenet.com.

What can you do? Call Kind's office and let him know how you want him to vote. Consider attending the event if you can afford it or join some folks who might be outside the event with Green New Deal and Medicare for All (and even SAVE THE NET!) signs.

At 6:30, the La Crosse County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting at the Ho-Chunk Nation Three Rivers House, 8th and Main. We believe Ben Wikler, former Washington DC director of moveon.org, will be at this meeting. He is running to become chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Wikler has worked and volunteered for Ed Garvey, Russell Feingold, Tammy Baldwin, and Al Franken among others. His plan is too "boost Wisconsin's grassroots." You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting, but you may join online or at the meeting if you'd like to have a say in how and who Democrats pick to run for office.

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