Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), on behalf of the Wisconsin Democratic Party:
2020 is the most important election year of our lifetimes. Everything is on the line – college affordability, health care, reproductive justice, you name it – and we need all hands on deck.
To win, we need to build a grassroots movement, person to person. And that’s exactly what grassroots field organizers are building in Wisconsin right now. The whole election could come down to a thin margin in Wisconsin – so it’s powerfully important to do everything we can to win this fight.
What happened in Wisconsin this spring was a disgrace – with hundreds of polling places shut down, hours-long lines to vote, and people not getting their vote-by-mail ballots in time to vote safely from home.
Let's be clear: Right-wing politicians are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to kick their voter suppression efforts into high gear.
Donald Trump claimed that if we make it easier for more people to vote, “you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.” Now he’s threatening states if they plan safe, secure elections with vote-by-mail options.
But we’re fighting back.
Wisconsin field organizers mobilized enough voters to sweep all statewide elections in 2018 and fought through Republican voter suppression efforts this spring to win an important state Supreme Court election. Now they need our help to throw Trump into the dustbin of history this fall.
Trump caters to corporations, special interest groups, and dark money donors, but if we organize together, fight together, and persist together, he won’t be able to match the power of our grassroots movement.
This summer, Wisconsin Republicans plan to purge the registrations of over 100,000 voters in a swing state that was decided by only 22,748 votes in 2016.
That’s why it’s so important to support the Democratic Party of Wisconsin today. Their field organizers will contact purged voters to make sure they re-register and request vote-by-mail ballots. We cannot allow the GOP to continue suppressing the vote and shutting out the voices of working people.
Wisconsin could come down to the wire this November, so your support might be just the thing that tips the scales in our favor.
Thanks for being a part of this,