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Our Wisconsin Revolution Moves the Needle in the Mid-terms

OUR WISCONSIN REVOLUTION MOVES THE NEEDLE IN THE MID-TERMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Grace Wagner, grace@ourwisconsinrev.com
November, 9th 2018

In Tuesday’s mid-term election, Our Wisconsin Revolution, a non-profit statewide political organization, endorsed 32 progressive candidates throughout Wisconsin. The group’s five state-wide endorsed candidates won their races – Tammy Baldwin(U.S. Senate), Tony Evers(Governor), Mandela Barnes(Lieutenant Governor), Josh Kaul(Attorney General), Sarah Godlewski(State Treasurer), and one endorsed Assembly candidate won her race – Robyn Vining(Representative for State Assembly District 14).

Our Wisconsin Revolution mobilized its membership and ran a robust texting program, held weekly postcarding get-togethers, knocked doors and made calls for their candidates altogether reaching over 200,000 voters throughout the state of Wisconsin.

“We endorsed candidates up and down the ticket all across the state. Of course, we hoped that all our candidates would get through, we can be proud of the work we put in,” said Grace Wagner, Statewide Organizer for Our Wisconsin Revolution. “We aided thirty-two people-powered candidates in a transformative mid-term election. Win or lose, our endorsed candidates outperformed the 2014 and 2016 candidates that ran in their districts anywhere from 1 to 22 percentage points. The voters we brought out to vote in these races surely helped candidates up the ticket as well. Overall, we supported over 20 first time candidates, four of those running in historically uncontested districts. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but from what I can see we are certainly moving the needle.”

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Our Wisconsin Revolution is an independent, statewide, membership-driven, democratic-populist organization that aims to take Wisconsin’s democracy back from corporate elites and make it of, by and for the people.

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