Saturday, June 2, 2012

Getting out the vote in WI

Yesterday's get-out-the-vote rally in Milwaukee, featuring former President Clinton.

Teamster retirees in Wisconsin are lending a hand this weekend to get the vote out for Tuesday's recall elections. Polls are showing the race a dead heat, and turnout will make all the difference.

Last night, Tom Morello and Jackson Browne held a get-out-the-vote concert at the Labor Temple in Madison last night. The Cap Times reviewed the performance:
The concert itself, however, remained wholly focused on the issues at hand. Much of the 150-minute event could have doubled as a historical overview of the protest song, with some performers unearthing well-worn gems that stretched back decades (McIlrath's stripped-down take on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Ohio") and others turning out tunes inspired by much more recent events. Morello introduced a foot-stomping take on "Union Town," for one, by noting he wrote the song on an airplane shortly after performing on the steps of the Wisconsin Capitol at a February 2011 rally.
Local 200 President Tom Bennett and Local 200 Roundy’s  retiree Don Janz Sr. at the rally
If you live behind or near the cheese curtain, here are two things you can do this weekend to make sure everyone who's eligible votes on Tuesday:
1. Here's a list of GOTV events happening in your community this weekend if you're looking to get involved. Bring a friend or meet some new ones there. Sign up now.
2. If you can't, or don't want to leave your home, here's a handy call tool our friends at Workers' Voice have created to make a difference from your computer. Make some calls today and through the weekend.