Great news everyone! I’m told there are still hotel rooms available at the Potawatomie Convention Center in Milwaukee, where the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will hold their annual convention in June, for only $159.00 a night!
So if you’re driving to the convention from northern Wisconsin, like I am, and you can take Friday off from work and sacrifice the $150.00 to $200.00 in lost wages, it’ll only cost you another $159.00 to rent a room for Friday evening but that doesn’t include, of course, the 650 round trip miles you’ll put on your car and the $50.00 or so in gas that will take, along with the 14 hours of driving those 650 miles which, if you were getting the federal mileage rate would total roughly $325.00 in reimbursement which you won’t get, of course, because this isn’t your job!
But not to worry! If you can’t afford to take Friday off, or the $159.00 room rate, you only need to get up at 4:00 AM on Saturday to get to Milwaukee in time to vote for our next state party Chair! Not a big deal. And you’ll probably be home by 9:00 PM Saturday evening so it’s only a 17 hour day!
When the DPW is electing a new state party Chair why isn’t the convention held in a central location? Why aren’t there cheaper motel rooms made available, or money for buses so people can travel economically?
Big tent, my ass.