What This Is…
Issue #6- June 28, 2011
Upcoming events and a plea for volunteers.
We Need You…
We are nearing the homestretch for the State Senate recall elections. This weekend is a holiday weekend and the following weekend is the last one before the initial primary elections are held (real vs. fake Dems.). The schedule for elections is as follows (I'll post more info on these later, but the main idea of this edition is to make everyone aware that these are key dates for volunteers):
July 12th- Democratic Primaries
July 19th- Republican Primaries and Sen. Hansen's
August 9th- General Elections for the 6 Repubs. vs. the
August 16th- Last Two Senate Recall Elections featuring
the other two Democrats
There will be a big Get Out the Vote push on the weekends before each election. Volunteer efforts will be vital on these weekends as the GOP will be running lots of ads and pushing their candidates. Many voters wait until the last minute to decide and it is this group that will make the difference in the final results.
As you can see, things are coming up quickly. Our strength lies in our volunteers and getting the voters informed and out to the polls. There is simply no way we can compete on a financial basis with the power behind the Republican Party (unless I misread my latest salary schedule in a major way). We need every person to do whatever they can to contribute to our efforts so that we can begin to reclaim WI.
Remember, we don't have control of any of the branches of our state government. The media is more interested in making a buck and is scattered in it's coverage of events. It's our actions that bring about change. If you doubt that, just remember the effect our numbers and voices had regarding the elementary planning time issue. Also think about the fact that MTI members and other canvassers covered around 800 doors in Baraboo on Sunday.
So clear your calendars, free up some time and look for ways that you can help out. If you've already done some canvassing, phoning, data entry, etc. then bring a friend with you the next time you go. They'll feel more comfortable and will see just how easy and rewarding it can be.