It's time to bring back the days when Wisconsin policymaking had integrity and honesty. It's time to bring back the days when Wisconsin was first in the nation to give collective bargaining rights to public workers. It's time to bring back the days when Wisconsin wasn't dead last in job creation.
It's time to defeat Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefisch, Scott Fitzgerald, Van Wanggaard, Terry Moulton, and Jerry Petrowski.
It's time to vote for Tom Barrett, Mahlon Mitchell, Lori Compas, John Lehman, Kristen Dexter, and Donna Seidel.
Music to set the mood: lIO1sajyx_o (put that after "v=" in any Youtube video address)
VOTING BOOTHS ARE NOW OPEN, and will be OPEN UNTIL 8 PM central time!
BASIC INFO FOR VOTING (does not include GOTV info)
Wisconsin residents: If you've voted early, awesome! If you haven't yet:
Where to vote: enter your info here, and it'll tell you where you to vote: https://vpa.wi.gov/...
Have a state senate recall election? State senate recalls are in districts 13, 21, 23, and 29. Use the above link, or use this map to find out.
Remember, ALL WISCONSIN VOTERS can vote in the governor and lieutenant governor races!
And when you're done, ask all your friends to vote for Barrett, Mitchell, and their Democratic state senate candidates!
People who aren't from Wisconsin: Scratch your brain and think of EVERYONE you know who lives in Wisconsin, and ask them to vote for Barrett and Mitchell. See if you can find out whether they have a state senate recall, and if they do, ask them to vote for the corresponding Democratic candidate.
If people are on the fence about voting, tell them their vote will make a difference. If they say that Barrett's behind in all the polls, tell them this:
Last poll before 2010 election: Walker wins by 9
Actual result: Walker wins by 5
Last poll before June 5th recall election: Walker wins by 3
Actual result: ...well, that depends on what you do.
DON'T BELIEVE THESE MYTHS:
- "If you signed the recall, you don't need to vote." - This is a complete lie.
- "You need photo ID to vote." - Again, this is a lie: as far as I know, voters will NOT be required to show ID under the new Act 23, which was blocked by two separate judges. Voters will only be required to sign the polling list.
- "You haven't lived here for 90 days." - See above link: the residency requirement is only 28 days.
Please post any other useful information such as talking points, how to join GOTV efforts, how to do phonebanking, etc.. I'll be back in a few hours and I'll edit them into the top of this post. Give lots of details if possible; that always helps. And please post corrections to stuff I already have if you see any mistakes.
Though...if you haven't voted yet, go do that first! And after that, if you can do GOTV, do that instead!
Info on individual races below the fold.
THE SIX RECALL ELECTIONS
Governor of Wisconsin
geography: the entire state
who to vote for: TOM BARRETT
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
geography: the entire state
who to vote for: MAHLON MITCHELL
Senate District 13
geography: most of Dodge and Jefferson Counties, and a bit of Columbia, Dane, and Waukesha Counties, in southeastern Wisconsin
who to vote for: LORI COMPAS
Senate District 21
geography: most of Racine County, south of Milwaukee, in southeastern Wisconsin
who to vote for: JOHN LEHMAN
Senate District 23
geography: Chippewa County and most of Clark County, and parts of Dunn, Eau Claire, Barron, Taylor, Marathon, and Wood Counties, in midwestern/northwestern Wisconsin
who to vote for: KRISTEN DEXTER
Senate District 29
geography: Rusk and Price Counties, most of Taylor and Marathon counties, and parts of Sawyer, Shawano, and Portage counties, in north-central Wisconsin
who to vote for: DONNA SEIDEL
(Fun fact: three of our four state senate candidates are women.)
If someone has a better summary of geography, or if I got any information or spelling wrong, please let me know and I will fix it.
(Copy-pasted this from my previous diary about the recall elections.)
Hat tip goes to EVERYONE who's helped out around here, especially people who frequent Daily Kos Elections and Badger State Progressive.
12:12 PM PT: Added another myth to dispel. Thanks, #wivote on Twitter!