2015-2016 Officers Wanted
Nominations are Open!
Join us on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 PM at the Menomonie Library to vote for 2015-2016 county party officers.
All offices are on the ballot this year. We will accept nominations through Tuesday, December 9th at 11:59PM. Nominations can be made via email by replying to this message. All elected officers will serve from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.
Thursday evening the US Supreme Court entered an emergency order blocking the implementation of Voter ID in Wisconsin. As is typical in emergency orders, the court gave no reason for the ruling. Dissenting votes in the 6-3 ruling were Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Late news is that Wisconsin A.G. J. B. Van Hollen has stated that the state will attempt to meet the objections of the court so that voter ID can be implemented for the November election, but that would appear physically impossible at this point. The block will remain in effect until the court issues a full ruling on the law, or until an objection is filed by the state within 90 days.This is yet another of the see-saw legal battles revolving around Wisconsin legislation as we have recently seen as well with the John Doe investigation and same-sex marriage.
In a related move a federal trial court in Texas blocked the implementation of voter ID in Texas for this election on the grounds that it was racially discriminatory and violated the Voting Rights Act.
So - to be clear, unless there is still another legal change in court brought about by the Attorney General (which seems very unlikely but is legally possible) you will not need ID to vote on November 4.
EIght years ago I spent election day working with a group of people of every sexusl orientation imaginable, getting students and other in Menomonie to go to the polls. That night we were all hit with the reality that our fellow citizens had voted to ensconce discrimination in our state constitution. It was a sad and vexing night, and one of the reasons this site came into being.
Almost eight years later this bad idea has been reversed finally by the Supreme Court refusing to hear appeals on the lawsuit against this law. It has been a long time coming, but finally marriage is open to all in Wisconsin (and several other states). Love finally wins in the end.
Well -- it's been quite a day. The publicly exciting part is that the ACLU lawsuit against the Wisconsin ban on same-sex marriage was successful in federal court this afternoon. Justice Crabb ruled the law unconstitutional, saying
"Quite simply, this case is about liberty and equality, the two cornerstones of the rights protected by the United States Constitution"
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If you had told me 5 years ago that I would be Chair of my local Democratic Party one day, I never would have believed you. It's true. My political experience prior to 2008 consisted of making signs, handing out stickers and hoping no one asked me to have a conversation with a voter.
I chose to share the photo below not because it's the most flattering ever taken of me, but because it was taken on my 1st day of real political action ever: May 25, 2008.