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Protecting & Getting Out The Vote In PA, MI & WI, Where Trump Won By Just 77,744 Votes

The Cap Times/Ruthie Hauge
A voter deposits an absentee ballot on April 7 at the Madison Public Library's Sequoia Branch.

  On this edition of Your Call, we're going to Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin to find out how activists are planning to get out and protect the vote. Donald Trump won the electoral college, thanks to just 77,744 votes in those three states.

In addition to voter suppression, this election will also be affected by a patchwork of rules around mail in ballots. How are get out the vote organizations working to educate people and ensure higher turnout in critical battleground states? 


Will Gonzalez, executive director of Ceiba, a coalition of Latino community-based organizations in Philadelphia
Lateshia Parker, press secretary for NextGen Michigan, a chapter of the NextGen America campaign mobilizing young voters across the US

Debra Cronmiller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

Web Resources: 

Politico, Alex Thompson: Trump’s campaign knocks on a million doors a week. Biden’s knocks on zero.

Generocity, Sabrina Vourvoulias: Ceiba produces two instructional ‘Vote by mail’ videos you can use in outreach to voters

The Cap Times, Briana Reilly: Wisconsin groups tweak voter outreach strategies to address COVID-19 crisis, misinformation

Truthout, Greg Palast: Voter ID Law Handed Wisconsin to Trump in 2016. It Could Happen Again in 2020.

Advocate, Neal Broverman: Energizing the Black LGBTQ+ Vote in Swing State Michigan