SAVE THE DATE: On Saturday, October 24th, between the hours between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, car caravans and other activities promoting early voting will be happening in numerous communities around Wisconsin.
We invite you, your congregation, club, group, or business to co-sponsor this event, make it your own, and make sure that the caravan in your area is a huge success!
“Pack the Polls Parades”These events will share common themes:
- They will be non-partisan and pro-voting. Decorate your vehicle to show your reasons for voting (i.e. “I’m voting for my grandchildren!” “Vote for Peace!” “Justice for All!” “Climate Justice Now!”)
- Many of these events will appreciate the local clerks, poll workers, mail carriers, and other frontline workers who make democracy possible in these pandemic times.
- They will be safe and inclusive. Not everyone can march, canvass, drop literature, or take part in traditional “Get Out the Vote” activities – especially during a pandemic, but many of us can find our way into a car that is decorated with our hopes for a better world.
- These events will promote and provide information about early voting, and that from this date (10/24) on, it would be safer to hand-deliver absentee ballots to a designated site, and not risk your ballot arriving by mail after November 3rd.
- Lastly, they all will be linked together in a “Unity Zoom Gathering” so that speakers, performances, and commentators can be viewed, safely, by any who can access Zoom or Facebook Live.
So far, it looks like there will be parades in Madison, Fond du Lac, Janesville, La Crosse, Racine, Beloit, Milwaukee, River Falls, Fitchburg, and Green Bay! New communities are joining each day.
Imagine: Seventeen or more car caravans, in the same window of time, all over Wisconsin, all with the same nonpartisan message: Let’s turn out the vote! Let’s reduce the risks by voting early. Let’s leave no vote behind. Let’s celebrate democracy and our right to vote!
We will link these parades via a “Unity Zoom Gathering” which will then be broadcasted via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/buildingunitywi
Spread the “Save the Date” on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/641315329907539/
This simple and straightforward statewide action needs your support! If you’re interested in co-sponsoring, endorsing, supporting, or helping to promote one of these car caravan events in your community, please call Tim at 608-630-3633.
Next week we will be bringing together partners from all over the state into the first two statewide planning meetings:
- Wednesday, October 7th at 4:00pm, or
- Thursday, October 8th at 6:30pm
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At these meetings, we will get the opportunity to meet as people from all over the state. We will also work in breakout groups to focus on our own communities.Please share this notice widely and bring some friends to one or both of these first two planning meetings.
For Our Strength, in Unity,Tim Cordon: 608-630-3633