Powering the blue wave
Liberal-minded people are hoping for a “blue wave” of voters this fall to put some brakes on President Donald Trump and his reactionary Republican Party.
But we’re going to need more than hope to heighten that blue wave.
Each of us must do everything in our power in the next two months to increase voter turnout and help Democrats win. Here are some important ways to participate.
It’s disturbing how many good people alarmed about Trump and the GOP have not joined the one political organization that provides the most viable alternative.
You can review Democratic principles, candidate profiles and opportunities to volunteer atwisdems.org. The party line is 608-255-5172. Membership is as low as $25 for individuals, $10 for students and seniors.
Connect with your local Democratic Party unit and join a caucus. Contacts to each county unit and information about issue caucuses are on the party website.
Connect with Dems in your own community and work with likeminded people on the issues that matter to you. The state party sponsors caucuses on LGBT rights, women’s issues, veterans affairs, African American and Latino issues, labor rights, rural life and the environment.
Trump and GOP policies threaten all these issues and communities. It’s time to fight back.
running in our state or in your locality. If we don’t want big money interests dominating campaigns and controlling candidates’ votes, you must counter them with your own financial support.
Make a campaign contribution or pledge a certain amount each month to the state party. Any amount, however small, is helpful.
The Democratic Party, individual campaigns, labor unions and many activist groups are organizing teams to focus on areas of low voter registration and turnout to increase the numbers of folks casting ballots this fall.
Higher voter turnout is a must if we want that blue wave to wash over our state and our country.
or a call to a radio show. Keep your comments simple, clear and positive. The Progressive Media Project in Madison holds workshops that teach how to write effective “op-ed” opinion pieces and helps distribute them to news outlets. To learn more, call 608-2574626. Highlight the sterling qualifications or traits of the Democratic candidates running in your county or state senate or assembly district. Send links to their campaign sites or ads. Remind people of what’s at stake.
People can register to vote and find their polling place along with other voter information at
Make sure you get to your polling place.
Sitting it out is not an option this year. Voting Democratic will send the message that we reject the racism, xenophobia and corruption of Trump and his GOP. We oppose voter suppression and gerrymandering. We want women’s and workers’ rights protected, international alliances respected, and civility restored to our government.
Get involved now!
Make a campaign contribution or pledge a certain amount each month to the state party.