The Last Four Days
This is it. The past 2+ years of fighting this ban are all coming down to the next 13 days, and most specifically the last four days.
In all of our offices statewide, our staff and volunteer leaders are working hard to line up volunteers for Election Day and the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before. Our Greater Wisconsin offices, which I work with, are working beyond over-time to line up 300, 400, and up to 988 volunteer shifts for GOTV weekend.
Here's why Get Out The Vote activities are the key to defeating the ban: since this isn't a presidential election year, there are a lot of people who just don't prioritize voting in this election. But we can identify these irregular voters based on voting records and cross that with our list of identified "No" voters. All we have to do is remind them how important their vote is, and make sure they get out to cast their "No" ballot.
But to reach those irregular voters, we have to fill the weekend before and Election Day with phone calls and door knocks. And we need thousands of volunteers to do that.
Say we only have 10,000 "No" voters who have irregular voting habits (trust me, it's many more than that). To reach these folks, we would need 167 volunteers knocking on doors for a full four-hour shift. To move the election several points, as we need to do, these numbers grow quickly.
We can change the results on Election Day by a significant percent if we can reach these tens of thousands of voters. We need your help.
You can sign up online www.fairwisconsingroups.com/gotv or stop by one of our offices and sign-up on our wall of GOTV shifts. While you’re there, you can help recruit more volunteers at a phone bank and pick up a yard sign.