Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Branch, County & District Caucuses in 2015

RPW STATE CONVENTION: May 15-17, 2015, LaCrosse, WI

DISTRICT CAUCUSES:
*First District Caucus: Sat. March 21, Registration at 8:30, Caucus at 9:00. at Copper Falls Restaurant, 102 Allen St., Clinton, WI
*Fourth District Caucus: Sat. March 28, Registration & Buffet Breakfast begins at 9:30am. Caucus starts around 10 - 10:30am. Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI.
*Fifth District Caucus: Sun. March 22. Hilton Gardens Hotel at Park Place. The location is right off Hwy 41/45 at Good Hope Road. We will have the brunch followed the our caucus business.
*Sixth District Caucus:

COUNTY CAUCUS:
The official caucus of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (RPMC) will be on Sat. February 21, 2015.
Special guests are Vicki McKenna of WISN Radio and 6th CD Rep. Glenn Grothman.
Registration at 8:00am. Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. The caucus will begin at 9:00am.
Location: Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217
THIS IS A MEMBER EVENT ONLY. Membership renewals must by made no later than Thursday February 12, 2015 to be eligible to vote. New members must join no later than Friday January 23, 2015 to be eligible to vote and attend the meeting.
Caucus agenda includes election of Executive Board officers and members-at-large for 2015 to 2017; adoption of rules, credentials, resolutions; constitution changes tabled from last year; vote on delegates/alternates; and any other business to come before the caucus.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR COUNTY CAUCUS

If you want to be on the RPMC Exec Board, contact Jay Hintze.
SIX BRANCHES OF THE RPMC:
There is no admission charge for branch caucuses (caucii?), but you must be a current member of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County to participate in your local caucus.
If you want to be on the board of a local branch of the RPMC, contact the current branch chair, and attend your local branch caucus.

1. Milwaukee North: Sam Hagedorn, chair
Tues. January 20, 2015, 7pm at Mama’s on 78th & Burleigh.

2. Milwaukee South: Michael Murphy, chair
Mon. January 19, 2015, 6:30pm, at Joe’s K Ranch, 4840 S. Whitnall Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110

3. Northshore: Avi Zarmi, chair
Wed. January 21, 2015, at the Glendale Radisson Hotel. The Lincoln Dinner starts at 6:00; the caucus will be at the end, probably 7:30 or so.

4. Southwest Suburban: Roseann Dieck, chair, swsrepublicans@hotmail.com
Wed. January 28, 2015, 6:00pm, at Franklin Public Library, 9151 West Loomis Road, Franklin, WI

5. Wauwatosa: Becky Geary, chair
http://wauwatosarepublicans.com
Wed. January 21, 2015, 6:30pm, at the Wauwatosa Fire Department on Underwood.

6. West Allis/West Milwaukee: Ron Rieboldt, chair
Thur. January 29, 2015, 7pm at the RPMC HQ.

Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee Mtg on Sat March 14

Nominations and election will be held for the position on Secretary of the Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee at the next membership meeting on:

Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:00 am
Pallas Restaurant
1657 S. 108th St. West Allis WI


http://www.wifrw.org/greater-milwaukee.html

Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee Coffee Klatch on Sat Feb 28

Special Guest: State Rep. Janel Brandtjen

from 9am-10am at Denny’s Restaurant, 11155 W.North Ave. Wauwatosa

Come “Coffee Klatch” with us!

A Coffee Klatch is:
· Casual – don’t dress up! There’s no program, no sign-in sheet, and it’s an opportunity for all of us to chat, meet like-minded friends and talk over what’s going on in our world
· “Dutch Treat” – everyone buys their own coffee/breakfast/whatever they want to eat or drink)
· Scheduled for a Saturday morning in the months that the RWGM doesn’t have General Membership Meetings
· Held at various locations around Milwaukee County (Denny’s this time, if you have a place to suggest please let me know)
· A great opportunity to introduce your friends to Republican Women!

Bring a friend. RSVP are not required, but are helpful to assure we have enough tables and seats for everyone. To RSVP, please email Darlene at rwgminfo@gmail.com

http://www.wifrw.org/greater-milwaukee.html

West Allis - West Milwaukee Branch Mtg on Thu Feb 26

at the RPMC Office 1488 S. 84th St. At 7:00 pm.
Discussion of the recent County Caucus
Up-Coming District Caucuses
Guest Speaker: Sandy Hammel
Topic: Common Core

Yours for Republican Victories,
Kevin M. Soczka, Chair

RPMC Office Hours

Stop by and meet some smiling Republicans.

Hours this week:
Tuesdays, 11am - 5pm
Thursdays, Noon - 4pm

We are at
1488 So. 84th St. (Just south of Greenfield Avenue)
West Allis, WI 53214
Find us on Google Maps.

John McAdams and the Death Throes of Academic Freedom

God, and man, and gay marriage, at Marquette University.

Professor John McAdams of Marquette University has been in hot water before. A tenured associate professor of political science at the Jesuit-run institution, Professor McAdams’ generally conservative views are not popular with the university administration. Before the university’s latest action, he was suspended without due process, treated as though he presented a violent threat to someone, and had his current schedule of classes canceled. Then, on January 30, the professor received notice that the university was taking steps to revoke his tenure and fire him.

His crime? The defense of academic freedom and free speech on campus. On November 9 2014, McAdams posted an item on his Marquette Warrior blog reporting a recorded conversation between an undergraduate student and the instructress of a class in the “Theory of Ethics,” under the aegis of the faculty in philosophy. The instructress, Cheryl Abbate, is a doctoral candidate at the university in philosophy, and was serving as a TA. Abbate was recorded as telling the student that she would not tolerate the expression of certain opinions in the class, specifically citing the student’s opposition to same-sex marriage, on the grounds that such opinions might “offend” some other class member (so far as anyone can tell, the only one in the class offended at the time was Abbate); when the student persisted, she invited him to drop the class, which he eventually did.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Why welfare, food stamps, and other programs often discourage work

Food stamps, welfare, Medicaid and other tax and transfer systems can sometimes penalize people for earning that extra dollar of income

Economists and many policymakers generally agree that our tax and transfer systems should promote opportunity, work, saving, and education rather than consumption. The problem is these programs often penalize people for earning that extra dollar of income. Rather than promoting work and savings, these implicit taxes punish such otherwise positive behavior.

These penalties occur in TANF (formerly welfare), SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, the new health exchange subsidy, Pell grants, student loans, and unemployment compensation. The tax code also is loaded with disincentives to work, save, and study.

Read more by Gene Steuerle at csmonitor.com

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY - Tues Feb 17

Polls open at 7am, and close at 8pm

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting at
http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting

Find My Polling Place at
http://gab.wi.gov/voters/find-polling-place

Report instances of vote fraud to:
Milwaukee: County Election Commission
901 North 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
(414) 278-4060

RPMC Events Calendar

Visit our Politicians page

Vicki McKenna talks with guest Avi Zarmi from PJ Media about anti Semitic graffiti in Madison

http://www.wiba.com/media/podcast-upfront-with-vicki-mckenna-vickimckenna/vicki-mckenna-hr1-monday-25816730/

Vicki talks with guest Avi Zarmi from PJ Media about anti Semitic graffiti in Madison. Plus guest Jed Babbin talks about the Middle East and more.

Congressman Sean Duffy at RPMC Reagan Day Dinner

https://vimeo.com/119655959

on Friday Feb. 13, 2015
at Serb Hall, Milwaukee, WI

Happy Birthday Paul Ryan!

1st Congressional District - Paul Ryan (official)
Paul Ryan for Congress (campaign)

Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee Coffee Klatch on Sat Jan 10

from 9am-10am at Panera Bread, 7840 W. Layton, Greenfield.

GREAT NEWS! Starting in 2015, we (RWGM) are re-starting our “Coffee Klatches”.

A Coffee Klatch is:
· Casual – don’t dress up! There’s no program, no sign-in sheet, and it’s an opportunity for all of us to chat, meet like-minded friends and talk over what’s going on in our world
· “Dutch Treat” – everyone buys their own coffee/breakfast/whatever they want to eat or drink)
· Scheduled for a Saturday morning in the months that the RWGM doesn’t have General Membership Meetings
· Held at various locations around Milwaukee County (Panera, McDonald’s, if you have a place to suggest please let me know)
· A great opportunity to introduce your friends to Republican Women!

There is no requirement to RSVP — but it’s very helpful if you do so we have enough tables set aside for everyone to sit together).

I hope you’ll make plans to join us – and bring a friend.

Want to RSVP or got a question? Call (262) 439-9223. I look forward to speaking with you!

http://www.wifrw.org/greater-milwaukee.html

The Inauguration of Governor Scott Walker

http://walkerinaugural.com/

Inaugural Events
The Inauguration of Governor Scott Walker will be an exciting time for supporters and guests as we celebrate Wisconsin’s future! Below you will find details of the events surrounding the Inauguration, but be sure to check back for more information in the coming days as they become available. see more at http://walkerinaugural.com/inaugural-events/

So You’ve Decided To Run For Local Elective Office. Now What?

(Note: This is the first in a series of posts on how to get started on running for local elective office.)

After a lot of thought and plenty of discussions with your spouse, you’re finally taking the plunge and running for elective office. Whether you’re running for Town Council or Congress, it’s a great feeling to finally be able to tell others about this big life decision.

But now what? How do you actually run a campaign?

One approach is to …

Read more by Bijoy Datta at thewinequation.wordpress.com

5 Reasons the $124 Million Streetcar is Bad for Milwaukee

Check out these 5 reasons why the MKE streetcar project does not make sense:

1. Old Train, In Modern World — an old, outdated, industrial streetcar does not fit in with the new and innovative ideas that Milwaukee needs to flourish in the modern world.  A streetcar in Milwaukee does not mix with the hyper-connected, fast paced society of Milwaukee’s future.  Unlike buses, the city will not be able to move the streetcar around at ease and if they do want to change the route in the future, our generation will have to pay the price for new infrastructure.

2. Backwards Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) — …

Read more by at wicollegerepublicans.com

Republicans on Twitter
Talk Show Hosts on Twitter