Linda Wilkens

By Linda Wilkens
Chair, Green Lake County Demopcratic Party

The Green Lake County Dems & Friends took action with their first official canvass of 2020 on Saturday, Feb. 8. This was a “60 Day to Victory” canvass. 

There are two important upcoming elections: the primary election, Tuesday, Feb. 18, and the spring election, Tuesday, April 7. 

The first election, on the 18th, will determine the two candidates that will meet on April 7 for a seat on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. We were fortunate this year to have two of the three candidates, Judge Jill Karofsky and Marquette Law School Professor come to speak to us. They are running on the 18th against current Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by former Republican Gov. Scott Walker. 

The April 7 election is a presidential preference election.

I encourage all of you to be a grassroots activist by contacting friends, family and others to encourage them to vote in both elections.

Kurt and I want to thank everyone who contributed to and participated in the canvass. Together we put the canvass materials together, delivered them to our “excellent” staging location, greeted canvassers, trained and sent canvassers and their drivers to Berlin, Green Lake, Markesan, and Princeton. We completed 9 of the 10 city turfs. The remaining turf was a small one. Some of the turfs were long and because of the distances between houses they took a long time. Our data entry people completed everything on Saturday. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! 

We also ate, drank coffee and shared our concerns about the state of things in our government. These canvasses bring people together. We are grateful to everyone. THANK YOU!!! If we do not get out the vote in Green Lake County, no one will and every vote we get is one more vote to victory.

I like this quote by the Dalai Lama, “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”