State of the State Rebuttal

Listen to Gov. Walker’s State of the State message Wednesday night January 22nd 7pm, on public television. We are having a SOS Rebuttal event at the Wausau Labor Temple on Friday, January 24th. Take notes! Contact email marathondems@gmail.com for information on how to attend.

Office Reopens

The Marathon County Democratic Office in Rm 4 Wausau Labor Temple 318 S. Third Avenue is reopening for the 2014 Campaign Season. At this time staff are there from 9am to noon on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Stop in to see what’s happening. We have issue buttons They’re helpful for starting conversations.

Wisconsin Valley Fair

The Marathon County Democratic Party will have a booth at the Wisconsin Valley Fair, Wausau, from Tuesday, July 30th through Sunday, August 4th.  Stop by and visit us. We’ll have some good information on how to sign up for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace Insurances (Obamacare) in October. and some cool new buttons and fans.

2013 Wisconsin Democratic Convention

Mike Tate was re-elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Our neighbor in Merrill, Melissa Schroeder, was re-elected 1st Vice Chair.  Jeff Christensen, elected 2nd Vice Chair, is the brother of the officer that was beaten so badly in our jail.  He wants to help with our county elections. Rick and Joyce Lohr’s daughter, Tonya, was elected Vice Chair of the state-wide County Chairs Association.  Nancy Stencil, unfortunately, was defeated in the election for Vice Chair of the Women’s Caucus, but remains our representative. Nate Timm, who some of you know as a grassroots organizer, was elected Chair of the Rural Caucus.  Rick St Germain, of the Native American Caucus, invited us to come as a group to visit the Penokee Hills settlement they’ve established.  A road trip may be in order if there is interest.  All of our resolutions were passed. There also was an interesting one passed that supported the “right to die”.  The Convention next year will be in Wisconsin Dells.  We’ll have more information from the delegates at the June 20th meeting.