|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|
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.