In the Park, at the Fair, and at the Concert
Fair Wisconsin volunteers are active across the state talking with voters in the balmy summer humidity. From the Jackson Park Concerts over the lunch hour in Green Bay, to the concerts at Houdini Park in Appleton, to the fairgrounds at the Fond du Lac County Fair, we are engaging voters on the issue. Our main goals are to make sure people understand the full far-reaching consequences of the ban, and to get "No" voters involved in the campaign.
Earlier this summer, I went to the Jackson Park Concert in Green Bay and went from quilt to picnic table to yard chair, kneeling, sitting, and squatting to talk with voters one-to-one. At first I worried that people would not want to be disturbed while relaxing in the park, but I always found that people were interested in listening to what I had to say. Of course folks occasionally explained way-too-politely that they disagreed, but most appreciated the information and many pledged to vote "No".
I find it a truly ‘ground-shaking’ activity to talk about how the ban would affect gay and non-gay families in one of the more conservative parts of the state. I’m sure very few of the people ever expected to be approached to talk about gay families while sitting in the park. But without exception, we have civil, respectful, and informative conversations.
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