DeForest Area Progressives meeting notes for April 11, 2016

DeForest Area Progressives

meeting notes for April 11, 2016


The April 18th DAP meeting will be movie night at Marcia’s and Karen’s (3953 Finch Trail in the Windsor Hill neighborhood).  The movie will be “Cracking the Codes” about subtle forms of racial discrimination in the USA.  Come at 6:00 p.m. and bring a snack to share if you feel like it.  Everyone is welcome!  Bring friends.


Note above I use the title “DeForest Area Progressives.”  It is still uncertain that there will be a name change for our group.  Watch this space!


Present: Frank Dederich, Karen Edson, Ginny Brokish, John Scepanski, Marcia Riquelme, Carbonie



  • Village of Windsor and Town of Vienna joint meeting, Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:00pm. at the Windsor Municipal Building, 4084 Mueller Rd.
  • April 16th, Progressive Partners meeting and Pot Luck. 12:00-1:00 Pot Luck, 1:00-2:00 meeting, 2:00-3:00 speaker Matt Rothschild. This will be at the Westside Community Service Building, 2598 W. Main St., Sun  Prairie.
  • April 18th, Movie Night at Marcia's. Bring snacks.
  • April 30th, a citizen audit for Dane County spring election results. Need volunteers to help count. It will be at Bethel Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Ave., Madison, at 9:00am.


Karen returned the $60.00 in cash she had procured from the DAP treasury for prizes at her “Pay to Play” game at the WGN Fest April 2nd.  JohnSki will redeposit it.  Other money was turned over to JohnSki for deposit from sale of signs and buttons, donations, and other sources.  It will all be deposited in the DAP checking account.


We were given a demonstration of the circle cutter purchased from the treasury for making buttons quicker and better with less waste.  Thank you, Karen and Marcia.


Karen reported that in her experience serving at the polls in Madison, more Republicans voted for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice than did Democrats.  Many of the Dem voters’ ballots left the spaces unfilled for Justice, presumably dampening the response for JoAnne Kloppenburg.  Karen suggested that this means we have to do more voter education, so that our candidates get the votes they can.  Other members present shared their experiences working at the polls.  We expressed our opinions on the drafts of buttons touting voter education that said (no kidding!), “Informed Citizens Prevent Electile Dysfunction.”   The person who came up with that phrase shall remain anonymous.  There was also a new version of the DAP “We Care” button.

The name issue came up again.  New suggestions were DWAAT, DWAGroup,  DAWGrassroots, and DWAT.  D stands for DeForest.  W stands for Windsor.  “A” stands for Area and Action.  You get the idea.  Further discussion will take place at future meetings.  Got any ideas?

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