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May 21st: We are knocking on doors to meet our new neighbors

Join us on Saturday, May 21st. We will be knocking on area doors to meet our neighbors and find out what issues matter most to them. This is important work as we prepare for the Fall 2022 campaign to re-elect Governor Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Representative Mark Pocan and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

We have shifts starting at 9:00 and Noon. Sign up by registering below:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MAY 21ST

If you prefer to phone bank, you have choices to do that. WisDems is calling voters in Dane and Rock Counties for the same purpose as the canvass. The shifts on Saturday start at 9:00 and Noon and the Sunday shifts start at Noon and 3:00. Sign up by registering below.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO PHONE BANK ON MAY 21ST AND 22ND

Every day there seems to be more news that underscores why we must elect more Democrats in 2022. There is so much at stake! By joining us, you will make a difference.

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Celebrate President Biden’s First Year Successes

When we are in the thick of things, it can sometimes be difficult to remember all of the good that has happened since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected President and Vice President. Take two minutes to look back at a very successful first year by watching this video narrated by Tom Hanks. Then think about how much more we can do with more Democrats in the House and, especially, in the Senate and join us to help make that happen.

Here’s the link to the video: https://youtu.be/hZyaREUfnh0

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FAIR COURTS END GERRYMANDERING


On Friday, January 21, at Noon, Fair Courts End Gerrymandering rallies will be held at over 15 locations around Wisconsin. The goal is to let the Courts know that we, the people of Wisconsin, are watching and we expect them to act in a nonpartisan manner, in the best interest of the people, not politicians.

The Madison rally will be at Noon starting at the
bottom stairs of the State Street entrance to the Capitol.

Details:
Beginning at Noon come to the steps leading to the State Street entrance to the Capitol, near the Forward statue. Sign in. You can pick up a sign at the sign-in table or come with your own. Respectfully walk along the public sidewalk surrounding the square holding your sign.

At 12:25 begin congregating near the State Street entrance steps. At 12:30 a short program will be held. Speakers include Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Executive Director of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, and Carlene Bechen, Organizing Director, Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition.

If you make your own sign, keep it positive with a focus on doing the right thing. We want to show the respect a fair and non-partisan court deserves.


Even though the rally will be outdoors we ask that you wear a mask. Stay safe while shining a light on the Court and championing Fair Maps.

Sign Up HERE

Learn more: fairmapswi.com/JanRally

George Jesien is the press contact for the Madison rally.
Mobile: (301) 509-2397; email: geojesien@gmail.com

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Why the 2022 Elections Matter

Team Gold will be working hard in 2022 to re-elect Governor Evers, Attorney General Kaul and other Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. We will also be working hard to defeat Senator Johnson. Why? What is at stake?

One answer can be found by reading Laura Thornton’s recent column in The Washington Post.

Ms. Thorton is the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In her column she lays out what American authoritarianism looks like and shows that it is already here. Focusing on Wisconsin, she deplores the statements of Senator Ron Johnson and Republican lawmakers who are openly demanding control over election management in the state.

“I spent more than two decades living and working overseas to advance democracy and credible elections—giving me plenty of opportunity to see the lengths to which autocrats will go to gain power,” Thornton writes. “Even so, the proposed Wisconsin power grab is shocking in its brazenness. If this occurred in any of the countries where the United States provides aid, it would immediately be called out as a threat to democracy. U.S. diplomats would be writing furious cables, and decision makers would be threatening to cut off the flow of assistance.”

Democracy matters first and foremost if we are to tackle that long list of other critically important issues: racism, women’s reproductive health, social justice inequities, climate change, poverty, gun violence, medicaid expansion — and on and on. If you believe in any of those issues and the need for change, then first you need to join the fight to save our democracy. There is only one party who wants to do that, the Democrats. Join us and join the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in this effort. This is the fight of our time and every volunteer is critical.

Come back in January as we lay out our next steps. No matter which holidays you observe at this time of year, may they be happy and safe. See you in 2022!

Here’s how we make a difference

Ben Wikler, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, has turned WisDems into a very effective state political party. Between raising money and supporting neighborhood teams, such as Team Gold, WisDems under Ben’s leadership is making a difference. Politico, an online magazine covering politics, lays it all out. Join Team Gold or your neighborhood team and help us make a difference and protect our democracy. Click below and learn more.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/03/wisconsin-democrats-ben-wikler-00022556

Make a Difference — April 2 – 5: GOTV for the Spring Election

For Getting Out The Vote for the April 5th election, we are asking Team Gold volunteers to support progressive candidates for office in Dane County who face conservative opponents.

CLICK HERE to register to canvass for Michele Doolan, a progressive from Cross Plains who is running for re-election to the Dane County Board. The canvass is on Saturday, April 2nd, starting at 10:00 am at the Vessel Cafe, 1820 Main Street, Cross Plains.

Want to learn more about Michele before volunteering? CLICK HERE to register for a virtual meet and greet with Michele on TUESDAY, MARCH 29TH AT 6:30.

Prefer to phone bank in support of progressive candidates in Dane County? No problem. WisDems is hosting virtual phone banks with times throughout the four days of GOTV. CLICK HERE to register to make calls.

Join us on February 12th and Take Action!

At Noon on February 12th Team Gold will be calling voters who reside on the west side of Madison, encouraging them to request an absentee ballot and to vote in the Spring elections. This is a important building block to having a successful November election, re-electing Governor Evers and defeating Ron Johnson. Both of those races, as well as electing other Democrats statewide and locally, are vitally important to the future of democracy in Wisconsin and nationally. Join us and make a difference.

CLICK HERE to register and receive the Zoom link for the phone bank.

Prefer to text bank your friends and family in support of voting by absentee ballot?

CLICK HERE to register to do relational texting on February 12th starting at 10:00 am.

If February 12th doesn’t work for you, we are phone banking in March. Join us then!

CLICK HERE to register and receive the Zoom link to phone bank starting at Noon on Saturday March 19.

CLICK HERE to register and receive the Zoom link to phone bank starting at Noon on Saturday March 26.

Have Fun & Talk Politics! Saturday, September 18th @ 2pm, Elver Park

Program Starts at 2:30.

Join us! Team Gold, in conjunction with Madison’s South West Action Team and Verona Action Team, is co-hosting a a fun event for our westside and Verona neighbors interested in Wisconsin politics. We will start gathering at 2:00pm, Saturday Sept 18 at Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd. Madison. Elected officials and all Democratic candidates running in the 2022 U.S. Senatorial primary have been invited. Kirk Bangstad, Minocqua Brewing Company, will be one of our special guests. We will have two of Minocqua Brewing’s signature progressive beers on tap as well as brats and other snacks and beverages. The program will begin at 2:30, so please arrive before then to hear from Kirk and the candidates.

Confirmed attendees as of September 3rd:

US Senatorial candidates
Dr. Gillian Battino
State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski
Alex Lasry
Tom Nelson
Steven Olikara
Peter Peckarsky

Elected Officials
Kalvin Barrett, Dane County Sheriff
Lisa Subeck, Assemblyperson, District 78
Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Madison Alderperson Dist. 1
Luke Diaz, Mayor of Verona

This is an outdoor event. We will follow COVID mitigation requirements and recommendations.

To help us plan, please let us know if you will be there by CLICKING HERE to register.

JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 6 & 7 for our One Year To Win Kickoff Weekend

Help us get ready for a successful 2022.

We are back to knocking on doors and talking with voters! Team Gold will be canvassing at Noon and 3:00 on Saturday, November 6th, as we start preparing for a successful 2022. We will be talking with voters on the far west side of Madison, learning what issues matter most to them in the run up to re-electing Governor Evers, flipping the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ron Johnson and electing Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Register today to join us:

CLICK HERE to register for either the Noon or 3:00 shift on 11/6. (Just check the box for the time you want.)

If you aren’t ready to knock on doors but would like to talk with voters, we have a way to do that! We are hosting a Team Gold phone bank on Sunday, November 7th at Noon. We will be calling voters on the far west side of Madison, learning what issues matter most to them. These voters live in apartment buildings where we are unable to get in to knock on their doors.

CLICK HERE to register to call voters on November 7th at Noon.

If phone banking is for you but you can’t make it at Noon on November 7th, register to call voters with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. They will have a state-wide phone banks on Saturday, November 6th, at 9:00, Noon, 3:00 and 6:00 as well as shifts on Sunday the 7th at Noon and 3:00.

CLICK HERE to register to call voters with WisDems.