Since Wisconsin is a critical swing state for the upcoming midterm elections, we are looking for volunteers to register Wisconsin voters at DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle) offices in Milwaukee. DMV offices are the perfect location since visitors are waiting long periods of time and have the correct identification paperwork with them. We have assembled a well-organized program to train volunteers and process registrations with amazing effectiveness. We are starting with one location in South Milwaukee (2701 S. Chase) with a morning shift (9:30 to 12:30) and an afternoon shift (12:30 to 3:30) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you are interested, drop an e-mail to email@example.com. Bob will send you more information about the program, including ways to sign up for ZOOM training sessions and registration shifts.
Get ready to help people register to vote! Learn how to register people using MyVote.wi.gov. This training will include a review of paper applications and paper requests for absentee ballots. Registration is required. The Milwaukee County League of Women Voters is sponsoring this event on
Friday, February 18 th
7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes
3722 South 58 th Street
Sign up here: docs.google.com/forms/d/
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:
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/
Email for Sen. Duckworth: https://www.duckworth.senate.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Wisconsin Dems Phonebank/Friendbanks recruiting poll workers! Protecting voting rights in Wisconsin starts with you. We welcome out-of-state volunteers in all our Phonebank/Friendbanks! Register HERE
You’ll start by making calls to people to talk about why voting rights matter and to get them involved as a Poll Worker, and then we’ll give you the tools in the fight for voting rights. Right now, our focus is recruiting Poll Workers to nominate for the 2022 elections to ensure that every polling place in the state is open.
Training is offered at every event, and no need to prepare anything in advance–we’ll provide scripts & resources, so all you need is a computer and a phone.
Help Register Voters In Milwaukee
A Milwaukee-based voter registration group, Supermarket Legends, is coordinating volunteer assignments for Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 28 in the Milwaukee area.
This is in-person, outside registration.
Illinois volunteers will be focused at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (Downtown Milwaukee Campus) and some nearby supermarket locations.
If you would like to participate, here is what you do:
- Send an e-mail to Linea Sundstrom (email@example.com) with the following information:
Linea is coordinating assignments.
Please copy (firstname.lastname@example.org), so we know who is participating.
The battle for Fair Maps in Wisconsin isn’t over. The People’s Map Commission will present its map to the legislature this fall, where it will no doubt be ignored. The Republicans will pass their own, heavily gerrymandered map — like the one we have been using for the last decade. Governor Evers will veto it. The matter will end up in the courts, where except for the 2011 map, electoral districts have been drawn by the courts in 2001, 1991, 1981, etc. But if Tony Evers loses next year’s race for Governor, the Republican dominated legislature will pass new, again heavily gerrymandered, maps and a Republican Governor will sign them into law. Just like Texas did in 2003.
That’s why we are asking you with some urgency to get involved NOW in the four elections that Wisconsin will hold in 2022: the nonpartisan primary on February 15, the nonpartisan election on April 5, the partisan primary on August 9, and the partisan general election on November 8. Put those dates in your calendar now. Grassroots North Shore will shortly be hosting the following two actions to begin our voter outreach work:
- In conjunction with the Progressive Turnout Project, we will be sending postcards to Wisconsinites who were first time voters in 2020. The goal is to make sure Democrats stay engaged and make voting a habit in Wisconsin. Norma Gilson will be the point person on this project and will begin distributing postcards and lists of names and addresses next week. Sign up here if you want to participate.
- In conjunction with the League of Women Voters, we will be phoning people on the Wisconsin Election Commission’s list of registered voters who are being removed from the voter rolls after July 15. This is a nonpartisan activity designed to help people renew their registrations if they failed to respond to the postcard the WEC sent them in June and July. Those interested in tackling this challenge should sign up to be notified when the phone bank becomes available some time early in August.
You are invited to a short online introduction and orientation to phone banking this Thursday, September 24 at 7PM.
Join with others on our Zoom call when Kathleen Long provides a 20 minute orientation to our North Shore Indivisible community and answers your questions. This is NOT training. This is to familiarize you with the phone banking experience.
Attend the Zoom call here (no registration required):
Computer Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Or call in:
Meeting # 810 9677 7835
If you don’t need orientation, phone bank training and phone banking occurs a number of times each week:
With just six weeks (40 days) until the general election, we’re committed to getting out the vote. Your phone calling effort is strongly encouraged. Our introduction & orientation is intended to provide you with a degree of comfort to try something you may have never done before. Please tune in and learn about phone banking.
Join our calling crews to turn MI & WI BLUE. We make phone banking easy by being with you every step of the way to answer questions/assist with tech issues during the call & we debrief after the shift.
- Michigan Mondays, 1-3 pm
- Underwood Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
- Wisconsin Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
- Many call lists allow us to phone bank at times convenient for us. Typically the OpenVPN (Open Virtual Phone Bank) links where we access our phone lists/scripts are open Mon – Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 7pm and Sundays 12 – 7pm
- Volunteer recruiting Thursdays, 1-3 pm
Sign up here:
Watch this short phone banking testimonial:
Volunteers are important to the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee and the convention.
During the Democratic National Convention, which will be held from July 13 to 16, 2020, and in the weeks leading up to the event, the host committee will welcome thousands of guests and delegates to Milwaukee and the surrounding region. Some of them will be visiting the city for the first time, and our volunteer team will be the first smiles they encounter and a friendly source of information.
Our volunteers will serve as Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee ambassadors, joining a history-making team that welcomes and delivers a positive experience to thousands of visitors from around the country and world, inspiring them to plan return trips to Milwaukee.