Northern Door Canvassing Saturday

Nick posted on FB’s Stronger Together – Door County Democrats

Our first post-Labor Day canvass will focus on communities in northern Door County. We need canvassers. We need drivers. We need snacks and bottles of water. There is no more later, folks. We have very little time to do what is necessary to make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next President of the United States, that she has a friendly Congress to work with, and that Lynn Utesch is representing our district in Madison. We’re all busy. We’re all tired. Door County presents its own unique challenges this time of year. I know all this, I really do. This is too important for any one of us to not do our part because we couldn’t be bothered. No matter your schedule, I can find something meaningful for you to do with this campaign. Sign up for next weekend’s canvass below or give me a call at 603-731-2959. Or click here to do an on-line registration.





Door County Democrats, Clinton Kaine yard sign

Our August 25th meeting format is a little different. Please come to the Democratic Party office and pick up yard signs that evening and meet Nick Paul, our Coordinated Campaign Organizer.

Our goal is to get the county blanketed with Democratic Party signs.  We will have as RUSS yard signmany as possible there for you to use and share with your friends and neighbors. Let’s make this a priority for August.

We want to build our presence, this is how you can help. See you on August 25 starting at 4:00.


Status Quo Has Got To Go: Sturgeon Bay Canvass

It’s a STURGEON BAY BLITZ for Lynn Utesch, Democratic candidate for the 1st Assembly

Lynn UteschTuesday, August 23, 5:00-7:30, and Saturday, the 27th , 10:00- 2:00, working with the Coordinated Campaign, we are going to blitz Sturgeon Bay for Lynn Utesch .  We will be going door to door with Lynn’s  literature and the Coordinated Campaign slate card.  We will be targeting people who lean Democratic but may need a boost to ensure 1) that they vote and 2) that they vote for all 4 candidates not just the top 2. 

We can use all the help we can get!  Please try to be on time for a little rah, rah and training. We will go out from the office at 7 South 2nd Ave. (corner of Michigan and 2nd, lower level, in back).

You can also help promote this activity; Invite your Friends on Facebook/DoorDems

Tuesdays & Thursdays with Nick

You can come to the DPDC office almost any weekday (after 10am) to meet Nick, but he has something special scheduled for Volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm:

TUESDAYs are Phone Bank nights. Nick has calling lists and sample scripts.

THURSDAYs are Canvasing nights. Nick will provide walking maps, etc.

Don’t put it off. BE A VOLUNTEER NOW. In Nick’s words: “As Democrats, we all understand the stakes in this election. That’s why I moved 1,200 miles across the country. There is no more time to wait. The least any of us can do is give an hour or two of our time making phone calls or knocking on doors on a weekly basis in the 86 days we have left to us to make sure Donald Trump never becomes president. Nobody wants to be asked years from now what they did to stop that from happening and be forced to say that they were too busy to do their part.

ABOUT NICK: Nick Paul is community organizer, student of political science and economics, little league baseball coach, and certified hike-aholic from Concord, New Hampshire. He has worked for or with organizations including NH Child & Family Services, NextGen Climate, and RESULTS. Now he is working for the Wisconsin Coordinated Campaign in support of Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Tom Nelson and Lynn Utesch for Door and Kewaunee counties.


and for the Coordinated Campaign

Margaret Lockwood and Allin Walker have provided a great meeting/office DPDC Officespace in the lower level of the recently opened


at 7 Second Ave, Sturgeon Bay. Entry is from Michigan St. at the rear. The office features a blackboard wall, men’s & women’s restrooms, and Wi-Fi internet access.

DPDC is also sharing our office with the DPW sponsored Coordinated Campaign working to elect Hillary, Russ, Tom and Lynn.

Stop by almost any weekday after 10am to meet local organizer Nick Paul.


It’s picnic time, the Door Dems Annual Picnic that is.

A great time to greet your old progressive friends and meet new ones. This year we are adding live music for the social hour. If it pleases you, park rules permit you to bring your own beer or wine.

The date is July 14th, a Thursday.  The place is the same as last year.

Pavilion at Sawyer ParkGather at The Pavilion at Sawyer Park. Social Hour and music begins at 4:00 pm.  Serving starts at 5:00. Each family brings a dish. Dems provide burgers, dogs, etc. Reservations required by July 10.

Keynote speaker is Tom Nelson.

Tom NelsTom Nelson, candidate for Congresson is the lone Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District to replace  retiring (R) Reid Ribble. Currently, Tom is Outagamie County Executive having taken office in April of 2011.  Prior to that he was an Assemblyman representing the 5th Assembly District (northwest Outagami County and the Town of Maple Grove)

For Ticketing, Menus and all the Details – Click the Blue Button



COME ONE – COME ALL to a premier DOOR DEMS event

WHAT: The 7th Annual Thomas Paine dinner

WHEN: Saturday May 7, 2016. Social hour 6:30 PM, dinner 7:00 PM (gluten – free selections available..

WHERE: Door County Fire Company, 38 South 3rd Ave., accessible upper level.

ADMISSION: $30 per person, advance reservations required (May 4th deadline)

THE EVENT: honoring Thomas Paine, Revolutionary era progressive, author of “Common Sense” and and other essays that brought the concepts of independence to the populace.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: It is fitting to have State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, a true progressive. She is dynamic and persuasive, in the spirit of Thomas Paine, regularly receiving standing ovations. Come and hear the latest from her.

Senator Vinehout, elected to the WI senate in 2006, and re-elected in 2012, has held a variety of responsible positions in the Senate, and publishes a frequent newsletter that illuminates common sense concerns about the shenanigans of the state legislature and administration.

Holder of a doctoral degree in Health Services Administration, Senator Vinehout held senior faculty positions at the kathleen VUniversity of Illinois, Springfield, for 10 years. Returning to WI, she took over management of her family dairy farm. She and her husband also operate a 223 acre organic farm.

RESERVATIONS: Your choice – online or by mail.
By mail, send a check by Friday, April 29 to:
Democratic Party of Door County
PO Box 863
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Onlineclick here, then fill in the blanks (a small service charge applies)
At-the-door, a few tickets may be available after May 2nd for $35, but availability of a meal cannot be guaranteed. Please  reserve in advance, prior to May 2nd.

SPONSORS: We hope that some of our supporters will make this event a financial success by becoming SPONSORS for a $50 donation (in addition to ticket purchase), or even more generous HOSTS for a $100 donation. Sponsors and Hosts will be gratefully acknowledged.

QUESTIONS: Bill Perloff,, 920-839-9282.