The Kewaunee County Democratic Party is holding a rent party for its new election cycle headquarters from 5 to 8-ish pm on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
“For the first time ever the Kewaunee County Democrats are having an office during the election season,” said Laura Krzysiak, who serves as treasurer of the organization. “We want to have a real presence in the community. There are a fair number of Democrats in Algoma, but we’ve never been well organized. We’re trying to build our party and show some solidarity and support for our candidates.”
She said in addition to live music, food and beverages that include organic meat sliders and beer from Thumb Knuckle Brewing of Walhain, there will be raffles and “lively discussion, I hope.”
“This is open to everybody. You don’t have to be a member of our party,” Krzysiak said, adding that invitations have gone out to Sen. Caleb Frostman, who is up for re-election after winning the special election for the 1st Senate District in June, and Beau Liegeois, the assistant prosecutor in the Brown County District Attorney’s office who is challenging incumbent Republican Mike Gallagher to the 8th District Congressional seat.
The office at 610 Fourth St., Algoma, will open for business on Sept. 4 and remain open until a few days after the Nov. 6 election.
Once the office opens next month, Krzysiak said they will hold a weekly blue bag lunch where supporters can gather and discuss Democratic Party talking points.
“Beyond that, we’re going to be a place for meet and greets with candidates, voter registration information, and really just having a presence for the first time,” she said.