DPW Caucuses

DPW Caucuses are a great way to get involved in the Democratic Party of Wisconsin while focusing on issues of special interest to you. They provide members with the unique opportunity to make connections and build relationships within our DPW family.

Current DPW members can join any of our caucuses at no additional cost either by signing up with a caucus officer or by signing up here: www.wisdems.org/joinacaucus

Our Caucuses:
American Indian Caucus
Black Caucus
Labor Caucus
Latino Caucus
LGBT Caucus
Rural Caucus
Veterans Caucus
Women's Caucus
 
 
AMERICAN INDIAN CAUCUS 
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Chair: Ryan Greendeer
Preferred Phone: (608)-433-5232
Email: rjgreendeer@gmail.com
Description: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin's American Indian Caucus is an organization created by and for American Indians. Its mission is to support and enhance the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and elect Democrats; to include, inform, empower, and educate all American Indian people, nations, and communities in the political process; increase voter participation; provide resources, forums, and information to Wisconsin's Democratic candidates, recruit Indian candidates; work with Democratic elected officials and allies; train American Indian communities about the political process and structure; collect and compile data and other information for Wisconsin American Indian Tribes, communities, and organizations, and provide services that enhance and support American Indian sovereignty in Wisconsin.
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BLACK CAUCUS 
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Description: Members of the caucus shall exhibit and bear witness to a concern for the socio-political issues and concerns confronting the black community in Wisconsin, America and abroad. The caucus is open to all people who support issues concerning the black community.
 
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LABOR CAUCUS
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Chair: Julie Meyer 
Preferred Phone: (414) 208-9300
Email: votejuliemeyer@gmail.com 

Description: The Labor caucus is open to all people who support issues concerning Organized Labor and Unions. A member must be in good standing with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. The caucus is led by Chair Julie Meyer, Vice Chair John Redmond, and Secretary/Treasurer Jane Kieffer Rath.

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LATINO CAUCUS
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Chair: Patricia Ruiz-Cantu 
Preferred Phone: (414) 377-6097
Email: pruiz120@gmail.com
Description: The mission of the Latino Caucus is to inspire Latinos to actively participate in the entire political process and thereby unite the Latino Democrats in the State of Wisconsin, namely by: expanding Latino voter registration and turnout at elections; increasing the political power and influence of Latino Democrats within the Democratic Party of Wisconsin; proposing and/or supporting legislation and government action that reflect and protect the best interests of the Latino community; and recruiting and electing qualified Latino candidates for public office. The Caucus is open to any member of the DPW who supports the issues and goals of the Latino Caucus. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm. Please meet at 739 W. Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee. 
 
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LGBT CAUCUS 
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Twitter: @DPWLGBTCaucus
Chair: Frank Long
Preferred Phone: (443)-463-7929
Email: frank.h.long88@gmail.com
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For the first time in the history of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, a caucus has been formed to represent the views and concerns of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender community in Wisconsin. This caucus is open to any Democratic Party member, regardless of sexual orientation, that maintains a concern and presents a witness to the many socio-political issues and actions that concern the LGBT community.

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RURAL CAUCUS
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Chair: Nate Timm 
Preferred Phone: (608) 220-0139
Email: nptimm571@gmail.com
Description: The purpose of the DPW Rural Caucus is to nurture connections between communities of people who may, or may not yet, vote Democratic in Wisconsin’s non-urban areas. Our intent is to engage local people to determine the issues and priorities that matter to them, and to ensure sustainable rural life and progressive values throughout all of Wisconsin. The approach of the DPW Rural Caucus will be to work to help turn even the reddest counties blue for decades to come.
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VETERANS CAUCUS
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Chair: Randy Bryce
Preferred Phone: (262) 676-9221
Email: randyjbryce@gmail.com
Description: The Veterans Caucus offers encouragement to veterans, their families and other supporters to become proactive within the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Caucus members are asked to recruit veterans as candidates and work to retain current Democratic office holders. The Veterans Caucus will keep its membership informed by providing direct lines of communication to legislators and candidates. This caucus will speak in a strong, clear voice on issues of concern to the veteran community. We will remind those who seek a role in government that veterans’ service and sacrifice make it all possible. You can help. Please join us today!
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WOMEN’S CAUCUS
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Chair: Shonita Roach
Preferred Phone: 608-509-1645
Email: svictoriascott@yahoo.com 

Description: The purpose of the DPW Women’s Caucus is to promote women’s involvement in all levels of the political process. The caucus will also address issues specific to women such as healthcare, employment, education and gender equity.

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