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I've had enough jabbering back and forth with people on our esteemed website today!

Enough!  It's time to call Wisconsin!

We're playing defense this week.  All of the "happiness" part of the mixed reaction to last week's results could melt away if we lose either of these two races -- and while we have the advantage in both, we could lose if our voters don't turn out.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin website is active.  You can call for Holperin in SD-12 (running against the poisonous Kim "Poison" Simac) and/or for Wirth against Some Nutjob.  You'll get more info at the site.

The higher-tech DFA/PCCC site appears to be active but, having forgotten my log-in information by now, I haven't tested it.  I will update with info if someone reports that it can be used.

For tips, see some of my previous phonebanking diaries.

Everyone should do at least an hour today and we'll overwhelm any Koch-heads that may be operating.

More jabbering among ourselves later.  (How I loves it!)


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I issue to special challenge to anyone I've been arguing with about broader issues over the past day.  I'll get back to those discussions later.  And I'll let you know how much I've done my part when I do.  You'll want a ready comeback, won't you?  Make calls!

12:09 PM PT: Note: title changed because I just thought of this one and I think it's cute!

1:34 PM PT: OK, I'd like to get advice from our Wisconsin natives.  I'm getting the same level of "yes, I am getting too many calls" that I did in last week's elections.  I've started prefacing my personal contacts with:

"have you been getting a lot of calls about the election?"

"yes I have ..."

"I'm sorry, then I'll keep this brief.  You know, by law different organizations can't coordinate their calling, and that might be why."

Said in a polite, contrite, but supportive tone, this seems to limit the damage.  "We're only doing this because it's so important."

I'm thinking of putting off calls until election day so that we can justify them as a brightly-stated "we just want to make sure that everyone has voted today!"  What do y'all think?

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