Run for School Board. Yes, YOU!

Do you want to defend the common good and make sure all children have access to quality education? You need to run for school board! Despite all the attacks, public education is the last great equalizer in this country and being a school board member means you have the ability to protect that. Some people think schools should be run like a business, but children are not products to be mass produced. They are each unique and require quality schools and educators to nurture their talents. We are looking for people that understand the difference. If this is you, reach out today!

Kristin Lytie
WEAC Region 3

Food Donations Needed

As we all know all too well, Covid-19 has thrown a wrench into 2020. And it’s taken a toll on the DPBC Events schedule. No Spring Fling, no Steak Fry, and no Holiday Party.

Most unfortunately, a consequence of losing the 2020 Holiday Party is losing the food donations collection.

Please, for those of us who can give, consider taking a generous donation to a local food pantry. Some needed items are: vegetables, fruits, pasta, rice, oatmeal, sauces. Or bring toiletries, they are always needed.

Your generosity helps fill a bag or box of groceries for individuals and families who are living on the brink of hunger.

I know this year has not been easy. But if we have a job, an income, and a roof over our heads, we have more than many.

People are hungry. Please be generous.

Martha Rendon
Events Chair

Show Your Support for Fair, Representative Maps

On Thursday, October 29, you have the opportunity to testify on why you believe in the importance of nonpartisan, fair and representative maps at a public hearing held by the People’s Maps Commission. The hearing will take place virtually from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The hearing is the second in a series of at least eight meetings, one for each of Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts. The focus of the hearing will be a retrospective of how Wisconsin’s maps were drawn in 2011, featuring Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District. Although this hearing will focus on the Fifth Congressional District, all Wisconsin residents are encouraged to watch and participate.

If you are interested in testifying, please register here. The deadline for registering to testify is Tuesday, October 27 at 5 p.m.

If you would like to comment but cannot make the hearing, you can submit a written comment here at any time before the hearing.

* Each speaker will have 3 minutes to speak. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority to residents of Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District.

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Every 10 years, each state redraws their legislative and congressional districts using data from the decennial census. In addition to the data from the 2020 U.S. Census, the Commission will use information gathered during the public hearing process to prepare new maps. It will then be up to the Legislature to take up and approve the maps created by the Commission.

Selected by a three judge panel, the Commission is a nine-member nonpartisan redistricting commission charged with drawing fair, impartial maps for the state of Wisconsin. More information about the Commission, its members and its activities is available here.

FREE Rides to Early Voting

The Coalition of Voting Organizations of Brown County, WI – COVO – is offering FREE rides to early voting hours. COVO is a  non-partisan group assisting with voter registration, absentee ballots, getting a photo ID for voting, and any other help you may need to vote. Call them at 920-445-8671 to schedule your ride, at least one day ahead of time. Avoid the lines on Election Day.

COVO is a non-partisan, all-volunteer organization located in Brown County, Wisconsin.

Reward Offered to Stop Theft and Vandalism of Political Signs

I will find you and I will reward you.

The Democratic county parties that comprise the 8th Congressional District have pooled their resources to create a $300 reward system that will pay for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of individuals who are doing malicious damage to and theft of Democrat candidates’ signage. This behavior by individuals who have issues with the First Amendment is not only illegal and has stiff penalties but is morally wrong. Anyone with information on offenders should report that person to local law enforcement, and also contact the Democratic chairperson of that county, recommends Mary Ginnebaugh, chair of the Democratic 8th Congressional District.

“The widespread theft and destruction of political candidate signs is unprecedented in my years of experience,” says Ginnebaugh. “Local law enforcement officials do what they can, but the problem is clearly widespread and requires citizens to help stop this behavior. Hopefully, this reward will encourage people to keep a closer watch in their neighborhoods for political candidate sign thefts and destruction.”

More than a hundred signs have been reported as stolen in Brown County alone in this year’s election season.

For more information contact:

Brown County Mike Moran (920) 216-8096
Calumet County Jim Brey (920) 203-2686
Door County David Hayes (920) 493-1113
Kewaunee County Mimi Dobbins (920) 360-3087
Marinette County Tom Faller (906) 290-3312
Oconto County Mark Smith (920) 671-4495
Outagamie County Matt Lederer (920) 284-0054
Shawano County Jan Koch (715) 296-6726
Waupaca County Clif Morton (920) 472-1021
Winnebago County Marcia Steele