"Politely Fighting"

Last week Jim Stingl of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed Fair Wisconsin volunteer, Alexa Bradley as she went door-to-door to talk to voters about the ban.

The piece quite accurately shows what the door canvassing experience is like:

Most people we met along Quincy, Pine, Adams and other streets in the area said they planned to vote no, which surprised me. It's possible this is not a typical Wisconsin neighborhood. The state as a whole favors the amendment 51% to 44%, according to a poll released last week.

"I'm voting no, so you're OK. I'm against it just on principle," one woman said before Alexa had a chance to launch into her spiel.

"We're going to make it go away. It's just wrong," said a dad whose kids buzzed around him right inside the door.

But there were others who said quickly and firmly they planned to vote yes. Alexa said she doesn't take it personally.

If these same people noticed her stranded on the road with a flat tire, very likely they would help her, she supposes.


For a hot-button issue, everyone we met was courteous. Stay warm, one woman said as Alexa headed off into the chilly night.

Read the rest of the column.


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