You mean an election with major consequences for the future of American democracy occurs in four days?
Surely the media must be all over that story.
To get yourself up to speed, here’s a good high-level rundown of the Wisconsin recall election process at WaPo’s The Fix, to which I would normally refrain from linking — but fortunately this piece is written by Rachel Weiner.
There’s been shenanigans aplenty, from ignoring court orders, to meddling with voter ID requirements, to GOPers running fake Democrats to force primaries, to allegations of multiple felonies for campaign collusion, but it all culminates in two successive Tuesdays of recall elections.
What can you do right now to make a difference?
You can, if you’re in or near Wisconsin, get out there this weekend, knock doors and talk to people face-to-face about why their vote matters. Not sure where to go? The fine folks at OFA have dozens of events scheduled across the state in the next few days and you can sign up to volunteer via WI Democratic Party at their registration page.
And the unions and other progressive organizations are united behind We Are Wisconsin, where you can get locations of canvassing events this weekend as well.
Not close enough or fit enough for that? You can call Wisconsin voters from the comfort of your home. We at ABLC recommend that you click here to sign on with the WI Democratic Party virtual phonebank. Or check the OFA listings for a phonebank near you, or contact your local Democratic Party to see if they’re making calls.
Darling’s campaign and political operation is alleged to have benefited directly from groups that are part of a loose “coalition” that is funneling millions of dollars into Wisconsin in defense of her and Scott Walker’s agenda.
Do you need any more encouragement to get involved now?