Colleen Robson, Chair
Colleen Robson believes in democracy and working for the common good. She has been a campaign volunteer since high school and has been an active member of the Democratic Party of Walworth County since 2011. Colleen is an Early Childhood Special Education teacher in Kenosha who also enjoys prescribed burning, trail building and camping, as wells time spent with family and friends. “Each time a person stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he or she sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. And crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy
Bob has been involved with the Walworth County Democrats since the Walker recall, but his activism extends back to the early 70’s when he worked for environmental causes. Among other things, he convinced a number of southern lakes area high school libraries to accept subscriptions of the Friends of the Earth paper “Not Man Apart.” A self-educated writer and poet, he is also reviving his artistic efforts for the Dems. Bob also is a member of the Madison 350 climate change activists group, where he serves on a steering committee.
The membership committee for anyone who is interested in growing our membership base! Membership in your local county party also means you are automatically a member of the state party (Democratic Party of Wisconsin) – in order to vote as a delgate at the state convention for items like DNC reps and State Party chair, you must be a member of your local county party. Join here, more info on upcoming meetings here.
The fundraising committee is in charge of raising funds to keep our doors open and lights on, and ensure we can continue to grow and #RESIST! Donate to help support our efforts here; more info on upcoming meetings here.
The political action committee is for all who are interested in developing a local plan to influence elections and create real political action! Subcommittees of the political action committee include the environmental committee, the writing committee, and the legislative action committee. The writing committee is for all members who are interested in writing effective letters to the editors of local news outlets and posts for our blog. Political Action committee meets the last Thursday of every month at the Democrats of Walworth County office at 6:45pm – more info on upcoming meetings here.
The communications and outreach committee is tasked with developing our weekly email newsletters (sign up here), updating our website, being present at local events, and ensuring all members are informed of meetings and events through the mail. More info on upcoming meetings here.