July Events

Note: We’re making some changes to the web site to make it more mobile friendly, so bear with us as we go through this transition.

Below are our events for July. Email us at teamgoldwi@gmail.com to RSVP for any of these events!

And don’t forget our recurring voter registration events! See our calendar for more details.

Upcoming Voter Registration Events

Hi all! Team Gold is proud to announce that we’re hosting voter registration drives at the Lussier Food Pantry every Saturday, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM from now until the November 6th election (except for September 1st). We’re also doing the same at the monthly Lussier Community Education Center’s (LCEC) Community Meals. Check out our calendar for exact dates, times, and location

We’ll be adding more opportunities soon, so be on the lookout for those as well.

There are great opportunities to shadow an experienced voter education ambassador if you want to get involved registering voters. Email us at teamgoldwi@gmail.com if you’re interested!

Voter Outreach Events

We’re partnering with the Madison City Clerk’s Office to do voter outreach this week at a couple locations. If you’ve had Voter Ambassador Training with the City Clerk, feel free to sign up for these.

Visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/VoterOutreach to sign up for voter outreach time slots. If you need to attend the Voter Ambassador Training, check the Clerk’s Office calendar located here: http://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/calendar

If you are interested in additional training beyond that, the League of Women Voters of Dane County and the Dane County Voter ID Coalition will offer Everything You Wanted to Know about Helping Voters but were Afraid to Ask on July 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Goodman Library, 2222 S. Park Street.  I have heard wonderful reviews of this training.  To attend, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/helpvoters-July18

Late June and July Events!

Note: We’re making some changes to the web site to make it more mobile friendly, so bear with us as we go through this transition.

Below are our events for late June and early August. Email us at teamgoldwi@gmail.com to RSVP for any of these events!

Wisconsin Has It’s Day In Court

October 3, 2017 the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s 2011 redrawing (gerrymandering) of our State Legislative districts.  As a result, in the 2012 election the Republican won a super majority in the state assembly while losing the popular vote.  Gerrymandering is an egregious abuse of power violating the constitutional right of equal protection and free expression.

link to Washington Post article

Canvassing Results September 16-17

Here are some thoughts from one of our canvassers from our September canvas!

Canvass data: We had a very successful canvass.  The unofficial data that I collected  from our canvassers (Canvass Tally Sheets) is:

  • 255 doors knocked. We didn’t meet our 350 goal, but that’s OK; READ ON!
  • 6 Canvassers
  • 7 turfs
  • 0 flake rate (no shows)  AWESOME!
  • 75 contacts
  • 29% contact rate VERY HIGH

For me personally, it was one of the most POSITIVE canvasses I have done since the 2012 campaign.  I did my immediate Elderberry neighborhood.  EVEN got into an inaccessible condo building and no one questioned me.  I had a 34% contact rate with lots of interest.  People were engaging, wanted to talk and agreed it was important to be involved. Everyone appreciated our handout with my name, website (I hand wrote) and e-mail address. My plan is to follow up early Oct. with an informal info/ dessert gathering inviting those I talked to.  If any of you know of any neighbors or have contacts of people that are interested I encourage you to invite them as well once I/we fine tune the details.  Stay tuned.

Our next canvas is November 4th, sign up by emailing teamgoldwi@gmail.com

Who We Are and What We Do

Team Gold is a west Madison neighborhood Volunteer group that engages in community activities to create public interest regarding issues that directly impact the quality of life, locally, state wide and nationally.

Team Gold organized in 2009 shortly after President Obama was elected.  One of 14 Organize for Action Dane County teams we have stayed actively engaged and committed to our fonding values: Respect, Empower and Include (REI). We have been actively engaged in: Public education, Climate, Gun safety, Health care, Voter ID, Immigration, and Women’s rights (check back in later for our web page’s “Issues” section). For more information go to our Link tab to get more connected to those issues central to our volunteer efforts.

What do we do?

  • Door-to-door canvasing to engage like-minded neighbors

  • Phone banking to recruit volunteers

  • Community Service

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Team Gold Slideshow

Check out our calendar to find more events!