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November Newsletter – Election Edition!

OWR’s Monthly Newsletter – Election Edition, Nov. ’18

11/1/18 – Our Wisconsin Revolution was born a little more than a year and a half ago. We came together at the Founding Convention to lay down the groundwork for a progressive, grassroots organization unlike any other in Wisconsin. Since then, we have moved forward shaping our state to be more representative of the people that live here and during this election cycle, we have amassed a list of firsts we all can be proud of.

This Election Edition Newsletter is meant to update you on all OWR’s election efforts and give you more information about Election Day! With 4 days left until the election, this is not a time sit back. Democracy is not a spectator sport. We must continue to text, canvass, call and reach out to our friends and loved ones.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT:

Laura Gottlieb, OWR Dane County
“Linda Kessel [of Indivisible Madison] and I have been leading two-hour postcard writing sessions up to three times a week and we’re are regularly drawing between 10-25 people every meeting. As the election draws closer, we are getting more and more volunteers. People love the camaraderie of writing postcards in a relaxed setting with friends. Last Sunday, our regular coffee shop meeting place had a private event that we hadn’t known about, so we filled up the bar next door, taking up every booth and the whole bar! I wish I had taken a pic of the woman writing postcards with a martini in front of her! We have now written about 3,434 postcards for Kriss Marion, Lori Hawkins, Brittany Keyes and Ann Groves Lloyd. 15 people turned out for the Wil-Mar postcard writing event last Saturday and wrote 197 cards. Who honestly knows whether this is an effective tactic? What I CAN attest to is the real joy people feel at working together on a collective project that is based on one-to-one personal written communication and the hope it gives them (us).”
– Laura Gottlieb, Postcard Extraordinaire, OWR- Dane County

OWR ENDORSED CANDIDATES

Below is the FULL list of Our Wisconsin Revolution endorsed candidates and links to their websites:
State Assembly, District 5 Matt Lederer State Assembly, District 35 –Mark Martello State Assembly, District 93 –Charlene Warner
State Assembly, District 14 –Robyn Vining State Assembly, District 41 –Frank Buress State Senate, District 5 – Julie Henszey
State Assembly, District 15 Lillian Cheesman State Assembly, District 42 –Ann Groves Lloyd State Senate, Distrcit 9 –  Kyle Whelton
State Assembly, District 21 Gabriel Gomez State Assembly, District 49 Mike Mooney State Senate, District 17 –  Kriss Marion
State Assembly, District 22 –Aaron Matteson State Assembly, District 55 –Dan Schierl State Senate, District 21 – Lori Hawkins
State Assembly, District 25 –Jennifer Estrada State Assembly, District 61 –Gina Walkingon US Senate – Tammy Baldwin
State Assembly, District 26 –Rebecca Clarke State Assembly, District 63 –Joel Jacobsen Governor – Tony Evers
State Assembly District 27 –Nanette Bulebosh State Assembly, District 67 –Wren Keturi Lt. Governor – Mandela Barnes
State Assembly, District 28 –Kim Butler State Assembly, District 84 Erica Flynn State Treasurer – Sarah Godlewski
State Assembly, District 31 Brittany Keyes State Assembly, District 86 –Nancy Stencil Attorney General – Josh Kaul
State Assembly, District 32 –Katherine Gaulke State Assembly, District 89 Ken Holdorf

VOTER OUTREACH STATS

Over the past 2 months, we’ve have blown our original voter outreach goal of 27,000 contacts out of the water! We are currently at  224,868 voter contacts with more to go. That is almost a quarter of a million people! Help us hit 235,000 by signing up to text or phone-bank in the coming days.

TEXT WITH OWR

We have 4 days left to Get Out The Vote for our endorsed candidates and issues. With an open rate of 89% within the first 3 minutes, texting for candidates or issues is one of the most effective ways to reach voters. Participate in Our Wisconsin Revolutions Get Out The Vote efforts by sending up to 1,000 text an hour using Hustle! To join our texting team fill out this google form here. >>> JOIN OWR’S TEXTING TEAM <<<

NEED A RIDE TO THE POLLS?

There are multiple services available to help get voters to the polls on election day. Here are a few:
Uber is offering $10 off a single ride to the polls. Learn more on their website HERE.
Lyft is providing 50% off rides across the country, and free rides to under-served communities that face significant obstacles to transportation. Get more info HERE!
Common Cause Wisconsin has a “free rides to the polls” program. If you are interested in participating or volunteering your time to give rides to those who need it, check out the Common Cause Wisconsin website!

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ON ELECTION DAY

1) If you see anyone at the polls having issues with voting, whether it is due to lack of documentation or other barriers please report it to the Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE. This help line is administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Please feel free to share this number as well.
2) Remember, if you get turned away at the polls you can always ask for a provisional ballot.
3) View a sample ballot so you know what you are voting for ahead of time. Myvote.wi.gov is an amazing resource for finding your polling place, checking registration or viewing a sample ballot. Use this website as an all purpose voting tool!
4) In the state of Wisconsin you can register the same day that you vote! NO EXCUSES.

Make sure you have a plan to vote. Talk to a friend or neighbor and decide to go together – keep each other accountable and cast you ballot on election day!

See you at the polls,

Our Wisconsin Revolution


Is YOUR chapter doing anything we should know about? Send along news, events, and photos to Grace at grace@ourwisconsinrev.com so it can be included in next months newsletter. 

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