All across Wisconsin, Labor 2016 volunteers are getting out to elect Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold. From Racine to Superior, Madison to Green Bay, working families are talking the talk and walking the walk to motivate voters and ensure everyone knows where and when to cast their ballot in our great democracy on Tuesday, November 8.
On Saturday morning, IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson joined labor volunteers in Milwaukee to kick off a door-to-door canvass.
“We have to get out friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to the polls and get them to vote for people who care about workers. We know Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold care about working people and the issues that are important to us. We need to do all we can to contact voters in these last few days so that in January on Inauguration Day we can witness history,” said President Stephenson.
By knocking on doors, or making a reminder phone call, Labor 2016 volunteers are turning out the vote and making the difference on Election Day. We know the one-on-one conversations that we have been having for months cut through the political noise and spin. For Wisconsin workers, this Election is about jobs, raising wages and protecting worker rights.
In Madison, at the South Central Federation of Labor, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin rallied with volunteers from Labor 2016 and Planned Parenthood. Over a lunch of brat and homemade veggie pizzas, volunteers took a quick break from the phones and the doors to hear from Senator Baldwin about how Russ Feingold is needed in the Senate to move our country forward and pass progressive laws for our country.
“We have some epic battle ahead,” explained Senator Baldwin. “We need Russ in the Senate so we can raise the federal minimum wage to a living wage. We need Russ so we can reign in Wall Street’s power on and influence on our elections. We need Russ for a full and functioning Supreme Court.”
Kevin Gundlach, President of the South Central Federation of Labor, spoke to the strength in solidarity of working together with community partners and allied groups like Planned Parenthood. “We’re here because women’s’ rights, workers’ rights are all human rights. We’re going to do it together; we’re going to win this together. We’re going to get out there and get everyone we know to the polls this Tuesday.”
Polls are open in Wisconsin from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. Be sure to cast your ballot. To volunteer to contact voters, stop into one of our Labor 2016 volunteer locations across the state.