Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy New Year Dems!

Happy New Year to all my fellow Dems and Progressives out there!  This is the first blog post we have had in "a while" thanks to a whole lot of activity in Wisconsin and Green County.  We did what we could to recall Walker and it was within our reach, but there is no use crying over spilled votes.  We, as a county and state, did what we personally felt was right on election day and we have to accept that the people of this state wanted to give Walker the benefit of the doubt.  Now, since the election, we can see that it was a mistake, with the jobs number coming in NO WHERE NEAR what Walker was promising nor are we going to have any state option for the health care option.  So what can we as Democrats and Progressives do now?  We can stick together and move FORWARD as we always do.  We need to gather our fellow Dems and Progressives and discuss what needs to be done in the upcoming months and years to get our state back to a place where progressive thinking is encouraged and where we move toward a goal that everyone can win from.  We have done this in the past and we can do it again.  I love this state and my county and I know that the people within it are good people who want to help others and are not above a little sacrifice to achieve it.  We have a strong history of doing what is best for all, let's get back to that.

And now for some Party business...we have a new executive board:

Phil Fransen - Co-Chair
Sandy Stauffacher - Co-Chair (yours truly)
Keith Steffen - Vice-Chair
Deb Pendray - Treasurer
Kris Wisnefske - Secretary

I would like to personally thank our "outgoing" board for all that they have done to bring the County Party to the place it is at now.  I wouldn't have even considered taking on the role of co-chair had it not been for the opportunity to continue on with the great works and deeds of those who have facilitated before.  I thank Carol Mixdorf, Barb Woodruff, Susan and Tom Porter, Keith Steffen for doing such an amazing job and for leaving the group to us in such an amazing shape.  I look forward to continue working with you all and to working with the rest of those who I have managed to accidentally leave out and who are just as valuable in their contributions to what we do.

I will do my utmost best to keep this blog/site updated and keeping everyone informed of what we are doing as a group and how people can join and interact.  We are a group for the people and we cannot accomplish much without the people.

Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Sandy Stauffacher