Favorite 2017 Annual DPDC Potluck Picnic


Door County Democratic Party invites you to partake in a fun, good time

This is our traditional potluck gathering to meet old acquaintances, find new friends, share favorite dishes and listen to a pair of great guest speakers. This year we are adding lawn games and a cash bar (beer & wine).

The date is August 3rd, a Thursday.  The place is the same as last year.

Pavilion at Sawyer Park

Gather at The Pavilion at Sawyer Park. Social time and lawn fun begins at 4:00 pm.  Serving starts at 5:30. Each family brings a dish. Dems provide burgers, dogs, etc. Reservations required by Aug 1st.


  • Bryan Kennedy, former college professor, energetic unionist, popular speaker, the current mayor of Glendale, WI
  • Kathleen Vinehout, former farmer and college professor, now serving her 2nd term as WI Senator of a western rural district


ADMISSION:   by ticket only

Adult Admission $10.00, Child Admission (3 thru 12) $5.00.  Seating is limited – capacity attendance expected. Order early to ensure admission.

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


DPDC provides hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips,condiments and soft drinks. Picnickers provide one dish to pass per family of either salad, side dish, or desert, etc.

Back 40, Gold and Zinc Sulfide Mine July 25

Photo from Sierra Club Wisconsin Facebook site.

A big note of praise to the Door County Board of Supervisors who  passed a Resolution Opposing the Back – 40 mine.  One of the many steps required to protect the Menominee River and the bay of Green Bay.

A note from Allin Walker:
Given the opportunity to do what they could to oppose the Back 40 Mine, today the Door County Board of Supervisors voted (voice vote so it might be off by one) 18 to 2 (one Supervisor was absent) to support the resolution opposing the mine. It was very moving that they supported the urging and testimony of Native Tribal representatives, commercial fishermen, folks that love the beaches and waters for recreation and ordinary Door County residents. Thank you to everyone who attended, worked on passage and celebrated the support vote. Leadership from Joshua was critical….. This is the kind of Coalition we have to put together to win votes and generate action!

The Resolution to Oppose the back 40 mine goes before the full board in Door County at 9:00 am July 25th for details go to                       https://www.facebook.com/events/280083505730889/ 

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Original Back – Info and Links
Please join us from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on June 6th to hear from Al Gedicks about the Back 40 Mine.click here to read more about it’s potential devastation of the Menominee River and the Bay of Green Bay.


Speaker: Mark Pocan

Thomas Paine “Common Sense” Dinner and “Gray Donkey” Silent Auction returns to The Door County Fire Company

This evening of fun and fellowship, honoring Revolutionary Era progressive, Thomas Paine, commences at 5:00 pm Social Hour, cash bar and Silent Auction, 6:00 Buffet Dinner, followed by guest speakers and ending with high bidders collecting their bargains.

Mark Pocan, very dynamic successor to Tammy Baldwin in the Wisconsin Assembly and US Congress, will offer insights into the current political scene.  Bob Harlow, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, will also attend.

Reservations are required.  See the official announcement for complete details.


Meet Mark at the 8th Annual Thomas Paine Dinner. He is our featured speaker. Watch for the formal announcement with all the event details.

Rep. Mark Pocan

Congressman Mark Pocan was sworn in as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s second congressional district in 2013 following 14 years in the Wisconsin State Assembly. A small business owner, union member and lifelong advocate for progressive causes, Rep. Pocan is committed to using his unique experience from both the private and public sector to fight for polices that promote job growth and support the families of south central Wisconsin. In the 115th Congress, he serves on the House Appropriations Committee where he sits on the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and the Subcommittee on Agriculture. He previously served on the Budget Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Rep. Pocan is also the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). The First Vice Chair’s leadership responsibilities include new member recruitment to expand the Caucus and being a strong voice for progressive values in Congress.

11th ANNUAL PIE PARTY – Sun, Feb 19th – A Tasty Afternoon


David Bowen became the youngest member of the Milwaukee County Board in 2012, one of the youngest black officials in Milwaukee history. Known for his activist work throughout the city, he is also a nationally recognized trainer for intergenerational community improvement strategies, serving on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Initiative Steering Committee and Milwaukee’s Homicide Review Commission. Read more at the following links:
Wisconsin Legislature


Open to all members and friends of DPDC. Bring a friend.

Open House Jan 31, 2017

Tuesday, Jan 31st. All progressives welcome! This is an opportunity to see where you fit into the Democratic Party of Door County. We will have tables representing various issues and action items. (Clean water, Women’s Rights, Outreach, Local Elections, etc). We will also have a table where you can share ideas and network with others. The Democratic party is what you make of it! We the people, are greater than fear! Free of charge. All ages. Light refreshments provided.  For latest upto date info click here.

Open House Jan 2016

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POW Event Thursday, 29th

Protect Our Water (POW) invites you to join a conversation with Gordon Stevenson at:Door County Fire Co.
38 S 3rd Avenue Sturgeon Bay, WI
December 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Gordon will speak on northeast Wisconsin’s vulnerable geology and the impacts of expanding industrial agriculture in northeast Wisconsin, and what that means for the landscape and citizens living there. He will specifically address the S&S Ag expansion in Door County, which will increase its facility’s concentrated animal population to over 10,000. Gordon will bring us up to speed on how this will impact tax payers, Door County tourism, property values, roads and more.The CAFO* industry has arrived in Door County.

Gordon is a 26 year veteran of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. His last assignment was serving as the Chief of Runoff Management until his retirement in January of 2011.  He had overall responsibility for voluntary, regulatory, agricultural and urban programs related to non-point source water pollution abatement in Wisconsin.

His professional expertise includes watershed-based water resource protection and control of diffuse water pollution sources.  Gordon had been instrumental in development of policies and administrative codes for the State of Wisconsin involving both agricultural and urban non-point source water pollution.

In particular, Gordon has been an architect of Wisconsin’s environmental programs that apply to Wisconsin’s extensive livestock industry.  He wrote and issued the first permits for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Wisconsin, developed technical guidance for abatement of agricultural pollutants in both surface water and groundwater and was the voice of the Department of Natural Resources to Wisconsin’s livestock producer community.

*Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation




Gordon Stevenson will walk the public through what is happening with today’s farming practices, what that means for future farming and development. There will be an open question and answer session after Gordon’s program in an effort to engage the community in this conversation.













15 Dec Annual Membership Meeting

What: Annual Meeting with Review of the November 8th results, and election of Board,

When: Dec 15, 2016, 6:00pm

Where: Kelly Avenson Goettelman’s, Door County Makers Space at 26 N. 3rd Ave

Who: All members of the DPDC

Charolette Baierl will be chairing the board nomination committee and members are invited to nominate additional names for the board or volunteer to serve.

Click here to see the current board

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8 Dec Executive Board Meeting

What: Board meeting for planning and organizing.

When: Dec 8, 2016, 6:00pm

Where: Jane Green Room of the Library

Who: Board members and DPDC members are always welcome. 

Charolette Baierl will be chairing the board nomination committee and DPDC members are invited to nominate additional names for the board.

Click here to see the current board

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Board Meeting Agenda Nov 17 2016


1.  Call to order

2.  Approve Agenda

3.  Approve Past Meeting Minutes

4.  Bill Perloff will give an overview of the election results data.

5.  Discussion of What Happened?  Each person will have
5 minutes to talk with our interruption unless it is invited.

6.  Discussion of New Directions the local Party Needs to take.
5 minutes for each person to talk without interruption unless
it is invited.

7.  Dates chosen and tasks assigned for the upcoming
meetings and communications.

8.   Old and New Business

9.   Adjourn

ISO Computers

We need 6 to 8 working computers – They need to be Windows XP or later with WiFi – either laptop or tower.  We only need them for a week, Nov. 1-8, they can be returned.  Please check your closets and garages for that old one you replaced.  If you find a serviceable computer there, please call Allin at 492-2912.  You can delete your most personal of files or set User to Guest but otherwise, they do not need to be wiped.