DEMOCRATIC PARTY

OF POLK COUNTY WISCONSIN

 

Leadership to the Future

The Polk County Democratic Party is an inclusive, membership-based organization promoting Democratic and progressive principles. We recruit, support and elect candidates who share those principles. We act as a resource to educate all citizens on the important issues of the day.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE WORK OF POLK COUNTY DEMOCRATS

Weekly news from the (NEW!) DPW chair.

Fellow Democrats, I am honored and thrilled to have been elected as your new Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin! We’ve got the fight of our lives on our hands, and I'm grateful for the chance to work alongside you to make Wisconsin a state where everyone can...

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Weekly news from the DPW chair.

Republicans Cut $900 Million from Gov. Evers' Education Budget. We call Gov. Evers’ budget the People’s budget for a reason -- this administration had hours upon hours of conversations with Wisconsinites in every part of the state to hear what everyday working people...

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UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Jun
26
Wed
First night Democratic presidential debate WATCH PARTY! @ Paradise Landing Restaurant
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
First night Democratic presidential debate WATCH PARTY! @ Paradise Landing Restaurant

Come watch the first night of the Democratic candidate debates in the company of other Dems. We can compare their policies and presentations and debate their merits among ourselves.

Come at 7:30 to eat first. Televised debate begins at 8.

Jun
27
Thu
Second night Democratic presidential debate WATCH PARTY! @ Paradise Landing Restaurant
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Second night Democratic presidential debate WATCH PARTY! @ Paradise Landing Restaurant

Come watch the first two Democratic candidate debates in the company of other Dems. We can compare their policies and presentations and debate their merits among ourselves.

Come at 7:30 to eat first. Televised debate begins at 8.

Jul
7
Sun
Freedom Fest parade! @ Balsam Lake
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm
Freedom Fest parade! @ Balsam Lake

Come ride on our flatbed or walk with a sign! Contact Cindy Glocke to sign up. Parade starts at 2:00; line up at 1:30.

Jul
11
Thu
July membership meeting
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm
July membership meeting

Come share a meal with like-minded folks at 5:30. Regular meeting at 6:30.

Location to be determined.

 

Jul
30
Tue
Second Democratic presidential debate; a two-day affair.
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day
Second Democratic presidential debate; a two-day affair.

Time and venue TBA.

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20 minutes ago

Polk County (WI) Democratic Party

Here’s some of the specifics of what the JFC Republican Budget did, and did not do. ...

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10 hours ago

Polk County (WI) Democratic Party

We are lucky to have one legislator who listens to her constituents, studies the issues, and votes with compassion. Thank you Senator Schachtner. We know you’re voting for us today.The Senate will take up the budget tomorrow afternoon. As I read through the comparative summary of the governor's and Joint Finance Committee's proposals, I reflect on the countless meetings I have had with constituents. I spoke with mothers, students, teachers, construction workers, health care providers, and local officials, and throughout the process, I kept in my mind that a budget reflects our priorities.

Nutrition is a basic human need, and we need to ensure that students come into the classroom hungry to learn - not hungry for nutrition.

Currently, Wisconsin reimburses school breakfast at a rate of seven cents per meal, putting great strain on smaller, more rural, and poorer school districts. Governor Evers sought to double the reimbursement rate to 15 cents per meal, but that measure - like many - was deleted by the Joint Finance Committee.

Wisconsin trails the nation in offering school breakfast, and we have heard from school districts for a long time now that reimbursement continues to be a concern. While we all strive for children to grow up in safe, caring, and prosperous homes, we know that that is not always the reality. This is particularly true in the context of the meth and addiction crises impacting northern Wisconsin.

I have advocated for the fiscal benefits of proposals like Medicaid expansion, but sometimes, it's also important to focus on the human impact. The choices we make in Madison matter, and whatever we do, we must remember that behind the numbers are consequences for real people across Wisconsin.
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19 hours ago

Polk County (WI) Democratic Party

Representative Magnafici voted for this budget. Not all Republican representatives voted yes. She doesn’t support the Medicaid Expansion and is parroting the GOP line that education funding in the budget is “historic” which, when adjusted for inflation, is not the case, according to education activists. ...

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