Friday, September 30, 2016

A call to arms.....

...sort of.  A call for all who are able to participate in democracy, carry their weight and carry the day.  We are on the verge of toppling Travis Tranel and installing our own Jesse Bennett in the Capitol Building in Madison.  But it isn't going to magically happen by itself.

We need all who are able to, to help us maintain our winning momentum.  With less than forty days until the November 8th general election, it is going to take our combined effort to guarantee our victory over the incumbent.  A career politician, born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

A career politician who plans to cut even more money from our children's public schools so that our tax dollars can be sent to private voucher schools in Milwaukee, Waukesha and elsewhere.  With the profits (yes profits made from our tax dollars) from those schools going to their owners in Texas and elsewhere.

No matter where you live in Grant County, you are doubtless feeling the numerous and negative effects of the Scott Walker/Travis Tranel and Republican/Tea Party austerity cuts to our state and local budgets.

Cuts which don't reduce our state's spending or it's debt.  But only serve to allow our tax dollars to give breaks to multi-millionaires and billionaires.  Breaks we the hard working citizens, have to make up for.

Jesse Bennett will restore our school's funding without increasing taxes.  Restore funding to our roads, bridges and infrastructure without increasing taxes.  Restore faith in government by removing dark money and the influence of billionaires and corporations in our halls of government.  Restore Grant County for it's citizens by removing the big money incumbent, Travis Tranel.

But Jesse needs your help in order to make sure that it all can happen.  And the Democratic Party of Grant County needs you to help Jesse and other Democratic candidates as well. We need people power to break the stranglehold of the power of corporate money.

You can help by volunteering a little of your time at the Democratic Party's field office now open in Platteville.  Just stop in at 960 Washington street.  We are open Monday through Friday from 4 - 7 pm.  Or email us at  We are looking for people to help us with:

Sign up to volunteer for Jesse Bennett

General office staffing

Data entry

Phone banking, no asking for money just reminding folks to vote and locating sign locations.

Writing letters to the editors of local papers.

Dropping off campaign literature door to door.

Becoming trained to register voters in your area.

Giving votes rides to the polls on election day.

Our office is open now.  So stop in to say hi and volunteer or just to grab some t-shirts, bumper stickers and more.

We also have yard signs for all the candidates.  Russ Feingold and Hillary Clinton, Ron Kind and of course....


Jesse is looking for folks to walk in the upcoming parades with him, your friends and neighbors.  To join in meet us at:

Lancaster on Saturday October 1st.  10 am on Elm Street by the library.


On Facebook:

Jamestown on Sunday October 2nd,   11:00 am at 3410 County Rd HHH


On Facebook:

Platteville Homecoming Parade on Saturday October 8th at 9 am.


On Facebook:

If it is going to happen, it will happen because all of us made it happen.  Thank you.

Matthew Schauenburg, Chair
Democratic Party of Grant County


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