Gear Up to Vote Campaign Launched
On July 18th, the State League kicked-off their "Gear Up to Vote" statewide voter registration/information tour with an event at the Madison Senior Center. Speakers included LWV Dane County Co-President Kathleen Fullin, who said: "Because new Wisconsin laws have made it more complicated to register to vote and to cast a ballot, the league is asking all community members to help their relatives, neighbors, and friends get ready to vote on August 9 and November 8." Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said, "Don't be confused with all the new laws that seem to change daily."
LWVWI unveiled their brightly colored minivan, which will hit the road this evening with a stop at the Theresa Terrace/Hammersley neighborhood in Madison, where knowledgeable League volunteers will assist voters with registration, photo ID and other voting matters. Tomorrow they'll be on the road again to the Whitewater City Market. See photos and a preliminary tour schedule on the Gear Up to Vote website.
WORT-FM covered the press conference. You can hear their report here, from about 15:00 to 18:45.
Over the next three months, the Gear Up to Vote minivan will visit libraries, senior centers, community fairs, parades, markets and college campuses around the state to assist voters and highlight the excellent voter service that our 18 local Leagues provide to their communities on an ongoing basis.
Follow the Gear Up to Vote tour on their website, which will be updated frequently with stories of our travels and announcements of new events, as they are confirmed. If they're ever in your neighborhood, stop by to say hello and bring your friends and family members who might need to register or have questions about voting.
The League is particularly well-suited to make this odyssey (pun intended—they are driving a Honda Odyssey!). With almost 100 years of experience in voter education, the League never endorses, supports, or opposes any political party or candidate. With a trusted local presence in 18 communities around the state, the League is committed to providing the information and service citizens need to help them be registered and prepared to vote in every election.