From Kenosha to Eau Claire, La Crosse to Green Bay, Wisconsinites are hitting the streets in one final push to turn out voters for Barack Obama, Tammy Baldwin and all labor endorsed candidates on Tuesday, November 6.
Phone banks are buzzing and door bells are ringing as volunteers have thousands of conversations with voters, reminding Wisconsinites of their polling location and urging them to get to the polls between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Across the state, probation officers, teachers, nurses, social workers, and construction workers are talking with voters in the neighborhoods where they work to help ensure high voter turnout in working-class communities in Wisconsin.
Union members are also hearing from their fellow co-workers at worksite leaflets where a political message and a friendly voting reminder is handed out during shift changes at plant gates and parking lots statewide.
On Saturday morning in Washington Heights, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professional members Sandy Jacobs and Elaine Johnson knocked on Barbie Williams’ door. Williams, a health unit coordinator at the local hospital was just coming off a night shift and was energized to vote for President Barack Obama on Tuesday. She explained that “people died for the right to vote. I vote every year and all of us as Americans need to express our voice and vote. It is too important to sit this election out.”
It is not too late to volunteer and help get out the vote. Our program will be running right up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to ensure a massive turn out for Barack Obama and Tammy Baldwin. Join us for as little or as long as you can at one of statewide volunteer locations which can be found by clicking here.
The AFL-CIO Labor 2012 program is the broadest and most sophisticated effort to date to elect working family candidates at all levels of government from the White House to City Council. Working families are in communities across the country talking about good jobs, the importance of core American programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and why more tax cuts for the wealthiest aren’t the way forward for middle class America.