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 shirt....it 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 day.....so 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 email....in 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

Ummm...an endorsement?

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

Say HI to Julie!

Hey folks, our favorite State Senator, Julie Lassa will be making the rounds in Wood County on Wednesday to hold office hours....

I know she'll be in Marshfield, Pittsville and Wisconsin Rapids on Wednesday....she'll be at The Daily Grind in Marshfield from 10 -11 A. M. but I don't know what time the other appearances are scheduled. Give her office a call.

Friday, April 04, 2008

"...because I have been to the mountaintop.."

Forty years ago today, these words inspired striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, and later that night, a single bullet made them imortal.

Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated in Memphis 40 years ago today...but these words still bring a chill to my spine:

And some began to say the threats, or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers?

Well, I don't know what will happen now.

We've got some difficult days ahead.

But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop.

And I don't mind.

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!

And so I'm happy, tonight.

I'm not worried about anything.

I'm not fearing any man!

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!!

Check out another exerpt from the speech over at Hullabaloo....dday sums it up with wonderful clarity:

The power of collective action. The power of bottom-up organizing. The power of seeing a world where everyone is in it together, where everyone has a stake in one another. The power of fighting for justice and fairness and right, and moving mountains just by walking together. We get cynical in this medium a lot, and maybe we have a right to; after all, forty years ago they shot Dr. King for leading such a movement. But the legacy lives on, and I believe in his aphorism that "the long arc of history bends toward justice." This movement, this place where we've all gravitated, is but a small kernel of that legacy. But it's growing, and regardless of the President or the Congress or whoever it will continue to move forward. And one day, we will get there.

Well said dday....and thanks for reminding us.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


To all our local candidates, best of luck to you today.