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Find Your Local RPW Field Office

Be a part of expanding our base and growing the Party. Contact your local field director today!

As part of our commitment to build our Party and steadily prepare for the crucial mid-term elections in 2014, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is now 16 offices strong across the state. Find your local office and get involved today to help spread our message.

See listing at

Republican Party of Milwaukee County
Mail: P.O. Box 14665
Office: 1488 So. 84th St. (Just south of Greenfield Avenue)
West Allis, WI 53214

Learn about Common Core on Wed May 7

from 6 - 8pm

presented by Dr. Duke Pesta

Franklin Public Library at 9151 W. Loomis Road in Franklin.

Dr. Pesta is an English professor at UW-Oshkosh and Academic Director at FreedomProject Education. He gives a powerful fact filled presentation that is not to be missed. This is a free event, but we will be having a free will offering.

More details to come.

The Democratic breakup that exposes Washington’s rotten core

“I see lobbying,” Tony Podesta has said, “as getting information in the hands of people who are making decisions so they can make more informed decisions.” Last week the information Tony Podesta was giving was the divorce complaint he had filed in D.C. Court against his wife Heather. The hands receiving that information belonged to a gossip columnist for the Washington Post, who made the “informed decision” to report on it. Later in the day Heather, who is also a lobbyist, informed the Post the text of her counter-suit. It published a follow-up.

–SNIP– As government expands, extending its reach to every aspect of business, every sector of the economy, private citizens and corporations require sherpas to lead them through the mountains of regulations and tax provisions, to discover exemptions and special favors and other forms of relief or favoritism to improve the bottom line. And who better to act as sherpas than the relatives of the Democrats who impose the regulations and tax provisions in the first place, who better than the lively proprietors of a family business operating in the luxurious and morally uncomplicated world of the caste of limousine liberals who dominate politics, culture, news, and finance.

Corporations give to Democratic politicians, avoiding the scrutiny of liberal attack dogs in the media and nonprofit sectors, and enjoying the ego boost that comes with being on the “right side of history.” Then those corporations hire the Podestas to get them out of the Rube Goldberg traps the Democrats have enacted into law. John’s innovation was to establish a corporate-funded think tank where the burdensome policies would be concocted, and whose staff would go on to man the regulatory agencies that put their wool-headed ideas into practice. And to whom do the corporations turn when they find themselves on the receiving end of all this uplift, all this do-goodery, all this progress, hope, and change? Why, to the man in the red Prada loafers, and to his flamboyantly patterned wife.

Read more by Matthew Continetti at

Sanfelippo Campaign Kickoff on Fri April 11

at 6:00pm

Come and help Joe kick off his campaign with State Senator Leah Vukmir!

Havana Lounge and Cigar
9505 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214

Suggested Contribution: $25
Host: $50
All Contributions Gratefully Accepted

Pizza will be served
RSVP by April 8, 2014

Sanfelippo for Assembly
12024 W. Euclid Ave
West Allis, WI 53227
Online at

Urgent Request to Open Field Offices

Dear Friends,

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is hard at work; however, it needs your assistance. Election Day will be here sooner than we think, and a strong state party is the bedrock of a significant victory in November.

The Party must open 7 additional field offices immediately, and they need your help to meet their April 1st deadline. These offices are central to our Party’s efforts and enable them to register new voters, identify supporters and drive turnout on Election Day. Their hard work at these field offices in key parts of our great State will lead Governor Walker and other Republican candidates to victories in November. We need to be strong and organized in order to win. That’s why I’m asking you to help them today.

You can help Governor Walker and other Republican candidates by contributing to the Party so that it can meet its fundraising goal and quickly open these field offices. Click here to make a difference.

Thank you for continuing to believe in our Party during this critical time. With your assistance, we can move our Party forward to victory in November.

Your friend,
Tommy G. Thompson

Branch, County & District Caucuses in 2014

RPW STATE CONVENTION from Fri. May 2 to Sun. May 4 in Milwaukee

First District - Sat. March 15, 9am - CHANGED LOCATION - Boxcar Pub & Grill, 108 Allen St. Clinton, WI 53525. Information: kimtrvs AT
Fourth District - Sat. March 29, 8:30 - 9:15 - breakfast, Caucus program starts at 9:15, Finish around 11:30 am. - Milwaukee Athletic Club. Free valet parking.
– Fifth District - Sun. March 9 - 11:45am Social, 12:30pm Brunch, 1:00pm Caucus Convenes - Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha - Brunch Cost $25/person - No cost or reservations necessary for caucus only but let your chairman know to arrange for seating. Information: cd5.chairman AT
– Sixth District - Sat. March 22, 9am - Whispering Springs Golf Course, Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac. For more information, contact Jeff at ( 608 ) 514-1776.

The caucus of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County will be held on Sat February 22, 2014.
Registration at 8:30am. Breakfast will be served at 9:00am and the caucus will begin at 9:30am.
Location: Klemmer’s Banquet Center, 10401 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53227
Signup at

$10 - Caucus only; $15 - Breakfast and Caucus
Klemmer’s takes very limited walk ins for meals. Early sign-up is already done.

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. New members must be paid no later than Friday, January 24th and past due members no later than Thursday, February 13th.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RPMC CONSTITUTION (PDF) To be voted on at the County Caucus.

SIX BRANCHES OF THE RPMC Already completed
1. Milwaukee North Branch: Sam Hagedorn, chair
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7pm
Papa’s Pub at 7718 W Burleigh St.

2. Milwaukee South Branch: Michael Murphy, chair
Monday, January 27, 2014, at 6:30pm
Joe’s K Ranch, 4840 S. Whitnall Ave. Cudahy, WI
Speakers: Assembly Representatives Jesse Rodriguez, Joe Sanfelippo, and Dave Craig, along with Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander

3. Northshore: Avner Zarmi, chair
Northshore Lincoln Day Brunch and Caucus
Sunday, February 2, 2014, Brunch begins at 11:30 am and caucus will start at 1 pm.
Milwaukee River Hilton, 4700 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale
Confirmed guests include: Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, RPW Chair Brad Courtney, Representatives Jim Ott and Dan Knodl. We will also see a video presentation by Senator Ron Johnson.

4. Southwest Suburban: Roseann Dieck, chair, swsrepublicans AT
Monday, February 4, 2014, at 6:30pm
Franklin Public Library

5. Wauwatosa: Bill Berdan, chair
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 7pm
Wauwatosa Fire Station #1, 1601 Underwood Ave.

6. West Allis/West Milwaukee: Ron Rieboldt, chair
Thursday January 23, 2014, at 7:00pm
RPMC HQ 1488 S. 84th St. West Allis

Happy Birthday Republican Party!


The first public meeting where the name “Republican” was suggested for a new anti-slavery party was held on March 20, 1854 in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin.

Listening Sessions with Congressman Paul Ryan

Tuesday, March 18
NORTH PRAIRIE: 11:00am-12:15pm, Village Hall, Community Room, 130 North Harrison Street
FRANKLIN: 2:00-3:15pm, Police Department, Courtroom, 9455 West Loomis Road

Wednesday, March 19
JANESVILLE: 10:00-11:15am, Holiday Inn, 3100 Wellington Drive
UNION GROVE: 12:45-2:00pm, Community State Bank, 1500 Main Street
RACINE: 2:45-4:00pm, Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2221 Douglas Avenue

Thursday, March 20
ELKHORN: 10:15-11:30am, Monte Carlo Room, 720 North Wisconsin Street
BRISTOL: 1:00-2:15pm, Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street
KENOSHA: 2:45-4:00pm, Snap-On Innovation Works Facility, 2801 80th Street

Friday, March 21
MILTON: 10:00-11:15am, The Gathering Place, 715 Campus Street

Over-regulated America

The home of laissez-faire is being suffocated by excessive and badly written regulation

AMERICANS love to laugh at ridiculous regulations. A Florida law requires vending-machine labels to urge the public to file a report if the label is not there. The Federal Railroad Administration insists that all trains must be painted with an “F” at the front, so you can tell which end is which. Bureaucratic busybodies in Bethesda, Maryland, have shut down children’s lemonade stands because the enterprising young moppets did not have trading licences. The list goes hilariously on.

But red tape in America is no laughing matter. The problem is not the rules that are self-evidently absurd. It is the ones that sound reasonable on their own but impose a huge burden collectively. America is meant to be the home of laissez-faire. Unlike Europeans, whose lives have long been circumscribed by meddling governments and diktats from Brussels, Americans are supposed to be free to choose, for better or for worse. Yet for some time America has been straying from this ideal.

Read more at the

Another Democrat, Another Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

From Eric Allie at Cagle

After Told He’s Racist, UWM Student Rejects Further Diversity ‘Training’

Jason Morgan, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student earning his doctorate there, has told his supervisor he objects to the school’s mandated diversity training for teaching assistants (TAs) because leaders of the first session he attended essentially called him – and the whole class – racist.

What’s more, the next session – on how to support transgender students – is something Morgan said he cannot support, as it runs in direct contradiction to his religious beliefs.

The letter, sent by email Sept. 22, states all new TAs in the university’s history department are required to attend one orientation session, two training sessions, and two diversity sessions. Morgan, in his letter, called the first of the two diversity sessions, held Friday, “an avalanche of insinuations, outright accusations, and suffocating political indoctrination (or, as some of the worksheets revealingly put it, ‘re-education’) entirely unbecoming a university of our stature.”

Read more by Jennifer Kabbany at

Middle-Class Welfare State Is Invisible by Design

What is a government program? And are you on one right now? Those are the questions Cornell University political scientist Suzanne Mettler has been posing.

For her book “The Submerged State,” she asked a scientifically selected sample of 1,400 Americans whether they had ever used a government social program. Only 43 percent copped to having done so. Then she read off 21 social programs, such as Medicare (FFSOMED) and the home-mortgage interest deduction, and asked the same question again: Have you ever used a government social program? This time, 96 percent said yes, in fact, they had.

According to Mettler’s survey, 60 percent of those who benefit from the home-mortgage interest deduction didn’t think they had ever used a government social program. Fifty-three percent of those with student loans didn’t think they had used one. Among Social Security beneficiaries, 44 percent thought themselves unsullied by the touch of government, and among Medicare beneficiaries, 39 percent said the same. Twenty-seven percent of those in public housing answered in the negative, as did 25 percent of those on food stamps.

Read more by Ezra Klein at

Model Academic Standards hearing on Thu March 6

There will be a hearing on Senate Bill 619 (Model Academic Standard) also known as Common Core. Common Core would replace standards that in the past have been established by your local school district. These standards are also very politicized and lean to the left to get their message through to our children.

If you want to retain control of these standards, you should become aware of what is happening on this issue.

The future of our children and the quality of their education is at stake. If you are able, please consider attending this very important meeting

WHEN: Thursday, March 6th at 10:00 AM
WHERE: State Capitol, Room 411 South

Contact Senator Leah Vukmir at Sen.Vukmir AT with your comments and concerns.

Information on the hearing

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