Why This Election is Critical
The Wisconsin Supreme Court currently has 4 conservative members and 3 progressive members. One of the conservatives is retiring this year. Electing a progressive on April 4th will change the composition of the court and give us the opportunity to get a fair hearing on important issues, such as gerrymandering and the 1849 abortion ban. It could also have a critical impact on voting rights and the selection of electors in the 2024 presidential election.
On Saturday March 18th Team Gold’s afternoon canvass shift was kicked off by Senator Tammy Baldwin, WisDems Chair Ben Wikler, and Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett of Pod Save America. Watch a short video of the event from Channel 3 and hear from our special guests about what is at stake in this election.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz is the progressive candidate in this race. Her values are clear. She believes a woman should be able to control her health care, including reproductive choice; access to voting is important; and our electoral maps should be fair. You can learn more about her from her website, https://www.janetforjustice.com/
Her opponent was appointed to the Court by Scott Walker, rejected by Wisconsin voters as too radical in 2020, provided legal counsel to the WisGOP with respect to the Fake Electors Scheme in 2020 and is endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life. The choice is clear.
Here is an excellent New York Times article from January 25th on what is at stake in Wisconsin and how difficult and costly this race will be. We cannot afford to lose this election! Once again, democracy is on the ballot.
The General Election is April 4th. What YOU can do to make a difference.
THE GENERAL ELECTION
We have a lot going on through April 4th. You can make a difference! Sign up for everything you are able to do. If none of these dates and times work for you, reach out to one of our team leaders, Barbara Arnold. She will set you up to canvass at your convenience. You can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by text or phone at 213-713-9477.
Weekends of Action
We are canvassing the weekend of March 25-26 and to Get Out the Vote, April 1-4. Details below.
REGISTER HERE to canvass on March 25-26, hosted by Pam Woodruff, 7825 W. Oakbrook Circle. Saturday at 9, 12 and 3; Sunday at 12 and 3.
REGISTER HERE to canvass over GOTV April 1-4. Get Out The Vote will be hosted by Barbara Arnold, 1826 Breezy Trail. Shifts on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at 9, 12 and 3 and on Sunday at 12 and 3.
Canvass on Mondays @5
For those who want to knock on doors but are unable to do so on the weekends, we are also running a canvass each Monday at 5pm through March 27th. These are hosted by Barbara Arnold, 1826 Breezy Trail.
Register for MARCH 20
Register for MARCH 27
Voting this Spring
If you requested an absentee ballot for the April 4th election, return it as quickly as possible. It must be received by Election Day.
Early Voting in Person starts March 21st! Go to the Madison City Clerk’s website to learn what EVIP locations are close to you and when they are open. Early voting ends Sunday April 2nd but many locations are not open on Sundays.
To vote on Election Day, go to www.myvote.wi.gov and find out where your polling place is located.