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Although we cannot know for sure, our effort to inform and to turn out voters seems to have been successful. Of the candidates we endorsed, only Judge Lori Kornblum lost her race. The Appeals Court she was running for encompasses 16 suburban and rural counties and excludes Milwaukee County. So it's pretty Republican. And our communications only reached into the southern half of Ozaukee County. In her letter thanking her supporters, Kornblum notes that even "in this deeply red district, we won three counties -- Kenosha, Winnebago, and Green Lake -- and came within a handful of votes in several others. We won in many municipalities including the Cities of Sheboygan, Racine, and Mequon." Wow: both Mequon and Sheboygan! These are traditionally Republican territories. But maybe the tide is turning.

Liz Sumner won her reelection for county supervisor in District 1 quite handily. And Judge Hannah Dugan (Milwaukee Circuit Court Branch 35) also won.

Our next election is the partisan primary on August 9. We will be electing nominees for

  • Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • US Senator
  • Representative in Congress District 4 and 6
  • Representatives for Assembly and state Senate Districts
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff
  • Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court

There will be additional offices in Ozaukee County that are not yet listed here. But rest assured we will do our best to provide information for all races in our area.

Of course the Assembly and state Senate races cannot be determined until we have new electoral maps. And that has not yet happened. We are still awaiting word from the Wisconsin Supreme Court. And even then, parties could still appeal to the US Supreme Court. It's a mess!

As part of its election information, the Village of Whitefish Bay has posted the following: "in the interest of public safety and welfare, the Village of Whitefish Bay is urging ALL voters to vote by mail for the 2022 elections. Voting by mail is easy and secure." It's seriously sound advice since we do not know what the virus environment will look like in August. You should request absentee ballots for both the August 9 primary and the November 8 general election right now. There are a couple of ways to make the request:

  • Online at;
  • By an emailed or mailed request to the clerk of your municipality (you can find the contact information for your election officer at

Wisconsin's political struggles continue to make national news. The ruling that voters could not use unattended drop boxes to return absentee ballots and that every voter would have to mail or hand his/her/their ballot to the election officer for that municipality created a huge challenge for disabled voters. Here's the story in Grid News and coverage on MSNBC.

And in the continuing coup saga, Wisconsin is playing a key part. It seems that John Eastman, *rump lawyer and likely criminal co-conspirator, visited with GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos just a few weeks ago. According to reporting in Daily Kos, "While there, Eastman pushed the official to overturn the 2020 election results by 'reclaiming' those electoral votes that went to President Joe Biden."

Finally, in case you missed the local news, Governor Evers vetoed nine election bills last week. The Republicans who passed the bills naturally claimed they were only exercising common sense, but the Governor was having none of it. This glimpse into the election battles in Madison makes a strong case for ensuring that Governor Evers is reelected in November. Grassroots North Shore will be counting on you to help!


Tuesday, April 12

Drinking Liberally MKE, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Drinking Liberally MKE will be virtual during the winter months. More information.

350 Milwaukee Meeting, 7:00 – 8:30pm

The Milwaukee chapter of is part of an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. Virtual meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month. More information.

Saturday, April 16

Stand for Peace, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Martin Luther King Drive & North Avenue, Milwaukee

Stand for Peace has resumed in-person events with masks and social distancing. Check for more information. Theme for this week: Stop using our tax money for war and nuclear weapons. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

Monday, April 18

Milwaukee Dems Meeting, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Teamsters Hall, 10020 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis

Our next membership meeting will be IN-PERSON. You must be vaccinated or provide a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours to attend the meeting. No exceptions. All candidates for State Treasurer will be in attendance and speaking, along with other individuals and organizations!

Tuesday, April 19

UNSIL World Fair, 10:00am - 1:00pm
UWM Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee

The United Nations Schools of International Learning is presenting this World Fair: It’s like a science fair but with geography, economics and more. Stop by to visit and learn from 2,000 4th - 8th grade students from 14 MPS schools as they present displays of their work on research projects about the member countries and cultures, organs, and goals of the United Nations. You can sign up for discounted parking and talking to the students here.

Chris Larson Bowling Fundraiser, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
South Shore Bowl, 3620 E. Carpenter Ave., Cudahy

Join State Sen. Chris Larson for a fundraiser with bowling, refreshments and pizza. Sponsorships are Strike sponsor $500, Spare sponsor $250, Split sponsor $100, suggested minimum donation $25. Donors are invited to play two games. RSVP.

Wednesday, April 20

Drinking Liberally Tosa, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Camp Bar Tosa, 6600 W North Ave, Wauwatosa

Drinking Liberally Tosa will return in person.

Dem Party of Oz County, 7:00 - 8:00pm
1930 Wisconsin Avenue, Grafton

We will meet in person at our Grafton office space. If you wish to attend virtually, look for the Zoom link in our weekly newsletter and/or Facebook. You can sign up for our newsletter on our website.

Saturday, April 23

Stand for Peace, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Greenfield Avenue & Cesar Chavez Drive (16th Street), Milwaukee

Stand for Peace has resumed in-person events with masks and social distancing. Check for more information. Theme for this week: Stop using our tax money for war and nuclear weapons. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.

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Ozaukee County Democratic Party

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