Spring Voter Assistance Hotline Training

We will be staffing our Voter Assistance Hotline to prepare for the April 5th election, and we need your help! Join our updated hotline training here — the training is offered twice, and you only need to attend one.

The Voter Assistance Hotline (608-336-3232) aims to make sure the voting process is as smooth as possible and reduce barriers to access by providing accurate and helpful answers to voters’ questions. The hotline is staffed for every election with volunteers and staff who are thoroughly trained on Wisconsin election law.

Please note: if you have completed prior hotline trainings with WisDems, welcome back! You DO need to attend the training again in order to work on the April 5th election, as some things have changed.  https://www.mobilize.us/dpw/event/437001/

Voter Protection 101 Training

What can I do to be ready to go when it’s time to mobilize?  You can take this one hour, Zoom, Voter Protection 101 training.  The training will help you to learn the basics of Wisconsin election law so you can help people exercise their right to vote, and learn how you can get involved in protecting democracy.  There are 4 options for training sessions:  

Thu, Jan 13, 5:00pm–6:00pm CST

Thu, Jan 20, 5:00pm–6:00pm CST

Thu, Feb 3, 5:00pm–6:00pm CST

Thu, Feb 17, 5:00pm–6:00pm CST

Click here to sign up for a training slot 

Fighting Disinformation – Indivisible Chicago Meeting & Training

Sometimes I Don’t feel Like I know Enough To Fight The Misinformation Out There

Attend the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Zoom meeting on January 12 at 7:30 PM.  A messaging and communications expert, Anat Shenker-Osorio, is the host of the Words to Win By podcast (which unpacks how real-world narrative shifts lead to real-world victories), author of Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy, and co-hosts the Freedom Rising movement briefings. She has led research into how to persuade and mobilize on issues ranging from tackling right-wing race baiting to promoting clean energy and from honoring the rights of immigrants to reforming criminal justice. Her talk will focus on the best ways to fight disinformation and will also address why certain messages falter where others deliver.

We’ll also hear from our local organizers with Indivisible’s Truth Brigade Illinois and the Conservative Talk Radio Project. Sign up now and join the fight for the truth on Wednesday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.!  Register on Zoom (required)

Help Register College Students In Milwaukee In Person

I’m willing to go in person to help register voters – where do I sign up?

Let’s get students ready to vote in the upcoming Wisconsin elections! We are looking for volunteers to help with voter registration at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) downtown campus and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee(UWM), January 24 and 25. Both will be indoors, masks required. UWM’s vaccination rate for students is around 94%. Vaccination rate at MATC is not available, but likely similar to UWM’s. We feel this is a COVID-safe activity, but will continue to monitor COVID levels and cancel if necessary. To help at MATC, please contact Linea Sundstrom at Linea.Sundstrom@gmail.com . To help at UWM, please contact Sue Schneidler at sfschneidler@aol.com .

Pass The Freedom To Vote Act & The John Lewis Voting Rights and Protection Acts Now!

Our allies in the Senate say time is running out for Voting Rights Legislation. We need you to act now. Call your Senator Today (202) 224-3121. Tell them to pass Voting Rights Legislation Now.

Suggested call/email script:

Sen. Durbin/Duckworth,

I’m __________ and I am a constituent. My address and zip are __________.  Voting rights are the cornerstone of our democracy. I ask that you do everything in your power to pass voting rights legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Reforming the filibuster will also be required to get this done. Pres. Biden said himself that there were “certain things that are just sacred rights” and a “sacred obligation” that shouldn’t be beholden to obstruction from the minority party, listing the debt limit and voting rights. Please also make sure that the transformative Build Back Better Act gets passed through the Senate.

Email for Sen. Durbin:  https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Email for Sen. Duckworth:  https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/connect/email-tammy

Pass the Freedom to Vote Act & The John Lewis Voting Rights and Protection Acts Now!

Sign Up For Wisconsin Voter Registration

Wisconsin State Map

Many of you have asked about opportunities to volunteer in Wisconsin voter-related efforts for the 2022 midterm elections. Please READ MORE look at the information below from Milwaukee voter registration group, Supermarket Legends. This is the well-established, well-organized group we worked closely with on the DMV voter registration effort. They are involved with various programs that we think offer opportunities to make a real impact. Questions? Please contact Linda Tate and/or Bob Best at: bobbestbike@gmail.com.