We Are Wisconsin’s volunteer effort will reach milestone of 100,000th door knocked since recall canvassing began over the holiday weekend
MADISON – Even as Republicans rammed an extreme, job-killing budget through the legislature in Madison and Gov. Scott Walker signed it into law last week, a grassroots network of thousands of volunteers statewide are pounding the pavement to help restore Wisconsin’s values and take our government back from Walker and his allies in Madison. As recent news reports suggest, the outpouring of grassroots and community energy that is surging in Senate districts all across the state. The volunteers getting involved are local parents, students, carpenters and assembly line workers, many who have never canvassed or engaged in political campaigns before.
And now, in the 6 short weeks since formation of the We Are Wisconsin PAC to engage in the recall elections, volunteers for We Are Wisconsin will reach the historic milestones of knocking on 100,000 doors by the end of the 4th of July holiday weekend.
“To hit a landmark like 100,000 doors in only six weeks is a reflection of the strong grassroots energy all over the state from people who want to take their government back and reverse an extreme agenda that attacks middle class values that define Wisconsin,” said Kristen Crowell, We Are Wisconsin’s Field Director. “From La Crosse to River Falls, Green Bay to Ripon, people are standing up, taking action and fighting for a government that gets Wisconsin back to work, provides a quality education for our children, takes care of our seniors and rewards everyday hard work instead of out-of-state corporations and wealthy investors.”
In addition to reaching the 100,000-door milestone, We Are Wisconsin has now received help from nearly 4,000 volunteers statewide, and made over 115,000 phone calls to Wisconsin voters about the upcoming elections.
A statewide coalition of progressive organizations, labor unions and community nonprofits, We Are Wisconsin’s volunteers have been working all across the state, showing up to knock on doors, leaflet at local festivals and talking to Wisconsinites – one voter at a time – to hold accountable the Republican Senators who blindly followed Scott Walker’s devastating agenda that attacks working families. We Are Wisconsin volunteers are standing with others in their community against policies that will do irreversible damage to the state and run counter to Wisconsin’s values.
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Paid for by We Are Wisconsin PAC, Phil Neuenfeldt, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s agent or committee.