Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thanks Julie!

Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield owe Julie Lassa a great big THANK YOU for getting us money from the Department of Commerce to offset property tax losses.

Here's a picture of Julie presenting a check to Marshfield Mayor Chris Meyer:

A Message from Russ Feingold

Dear Wisconsin Democrat,

As a Progressive heavily involved in your county party, I don’t have to tell you how important this years election is. At the state level, we have a great opportunity to increase our margins in the State Senate and retake the State Assembly so that our Governor has a legislature more willing to move Wisconsin in the right direction come 2009. In the 8th CD, Congressman Steve Kagen has been a tireless advocate on behalf of his constituents and his reelection this November is going to be vital in our efforts to turn our country around following eight years of the Bush Presidency.

However, I don’t have to tell you how important of a role Wisconsin will play in electing our next President. No other state in the country has been closer these past two Presidential elections than Wisconsin. That’s why it’s up to each and every one of us to do everything we can to ensure Barack Obama wins Wisconsin – and the presidency – come Election Day this November.

I’ve enjoyed working with Senator Obama and I’m proud to support his campaign. With his strong Midwestern roots and his dedication to public service, Senator Obama understands, like we do, the values of hard work, standing up for what’s right, and making our country a better place for us, our children and our grandchildren.

At both the state and federal level, Senator Obama has been able to reach across party lines and work with members from both parties to help move our country in a better direction. From fighting to create jobs, to making health care available and affordable to all Americans; from fighting for our rights and freedoms, to ending the war in Iraq, Senator Obama has the strength and leadership ability to get our country back on track.

It’s not going to be an easy task and I’m going to continue to do everything I can to help him win Wisconsin and the Presidency this year – and if you haven’t already, I hope you will join me.

Thanks again for all that you do.

With high hopes,


Friday, May 09, 2008


Sorry I've been away for a while but things have been a whirlwind around here for a couple of seems like there has been one demand on me after another and I haven't even had time to update my personal blog in quite a long time. Here are a few goodies.

The McCain (god-forbid) Presidency:

And a few words from Matt Yglesis that reflects how most of us felt about the decision to go to war and the continuing insistence by the media on interviewing and cannonizing only those who were dead, center WRONG on the war. Matt does a good job here:

This reflects, I believe, an incredibly damaging mindset that's been crippling the Democratic Party for years and the prospect of excising this mindset is the single most appealing thing about the prospect of Obama being the nominee. Clinton's "street cred" on national security consists, of course, of being massively wrong on the most important national security issue of her career. Paradoxically, a lot of folks find her massive wrongness on this hugely important issue reassuring because they and their friends were also wrong and they view having made the right call to be a suspicious quality. After all, the Iraq War may have led to thousands of U.S. deaths, tens of thousands of U.S. casualties, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths, and millions of Iraqi refugees all at a cost of over $1 trillion and in ways that's damaged the strategic position of the United States, but war opponents were all a bunch of hippies.

In other news:

Thanks Norm Tritz for getting the Democratic Party Float out to Pittsville on Monday. And thanks also to Dean Matthews for letting us store it on his site until the Construction on Western Ave is completed.

Congratulations to Dave Wille for a successful 7th Congressional District Convention. As you know, Dave, as first Vice Chair assumed the reins of the 7th Congressional District when Marlys passed away last year. Dave presided over the convention which was the first time in over thirty years that someone other than Marlys had presided. Dave chose not to run for a full term as 7th CD Chair but remains first vice chair.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Amy Sue's office hours

Amy Sue's office hours in the district are posted on her website, you can see them by clicking on the link entitled "events"

Her Hours will be:

Village of Arpin
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Arpin Public Library
8091 County Road E

Village of Vesper
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Vesper Public Library
6550 Virginia Street

Village of Rudolph
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rudolph Village Hall
1580 Main Street

Village of Junction City
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Junction City Village Hall
1001 Main Street

City of Nekoosa
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Municipal Building
951 Market Street

Town of Port Edwards
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Port Edwards Town Hall
2000 County Road G

Town of Seneca
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
3:30 p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Seneca Town Hall
3540 County Road Q

Town of Rock
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Lindsey Bar & Grill
8484 County Road V

Town of Hiles
Thursday, May 1, 2008
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hiles Town Hall
10108 County Road V

City of Pittsville
Thursday, May 1, 2008
3:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pittsville Community Hall
5291 3rd Avenue

Town of Plover
Friday, May 2, 2008
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Plover Town Hall
5081 Hoover Avenue

Town of Hull
Friday, May 2, 2008
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hull Town Hall
4550 Wojcik Mem. Dr.

Town of Sharon
Friday, May 2, 2008
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sharon Town Hall
State Highway 66

Village of Auburndale
Friday, May 9, 2008
11:00 a.m to Noon
Auburndale Village Hall
5988 1st Street

Village of Hewitt
Friday, May 9, 2008
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hewitt Village Hall
7688 McLean Drive

City of Marshfield
Friday, May 9, 2008
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Marshfield Library
211 East 2nd Street

Friday, April 18, 2008

Coffee with the Dems....

Just a few quick updates...

Had coffee with the retired Dems again this morning and it was an active and lively group. We discussed everything from the shameful media event that was falsely advertised as a debate on Wednesday night to the Marshfield Smoking ban to the fun we had visiting with Julie Lassa last Wednesday morning.

We also had a lot of fun sparring with the table of local Republicans about LoLo's Obama 08 tee was all pretty good natured.

I've invited Amy Sue's staff to join into the blogging as well as Julie's staff. I suspect neither staff has the time to devote to it so I asked that they keep me informed about meetings within the district as well as any legislative initiatives they are taking in our behalf.

I understand Amy-Sue is going to be making the rounds of listening sessions late this month so I've asked the staff for her schedule....I'll post it here when I get it. (okay,okay,okay....I LOST the newsletter)

Dave tells me that the meeting went well last night. Now that my committee assignments have been changed I plan on attending more meetings.

feel free to leave a comment and join in....I know we're getting some decent traffic....(for us anyway) 30-35 hits per don't be shy....jump in.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Update on Julie's Listening Sessions

Hi again...

Dave sent the times and places out in an case you missed them, here they are again.

Marshfield---The Daily Grind, 10--11am
Pittsville---Pittsville Community Library 12-1pm.
Wisconsin Rapids---From the Ground Up 1:30-2:30 pm
Nekoosa---Nekoosa City Hall 3-3:45 p.m.

Stop in and tell Julie what's on your mind....

Monday, April 14, 2008 endorsement?

Thanks to our friend, ColdH2O and, of course, Mad Magazine......