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June 20, 2011

25,000 Voters Contacted in One Day

Posted 16:31PM on June 20 2011 by Melissa Baldauff | User Comments (3) Categories: Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Scott Walker

BallotFest! Shows Massive Enthusiasm and Momentum for Dems in Senate Recall Elections

BallotFest! made nearly 25,000 voter contacts on Saturday, showing how energy and enthusiasm is surging for Democratic candidates and Senators in the recall elections.

"The stunning display of enthusiasm is just more proof of what we've been seeing across the state for the past several months," said Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate. "People don't want the extreme anti-family, anti-middle class agenda of Scott Walker and the Republican Legislature, and they want leaders in the Senate who will fight for their shared values. This was a strong outpouring of support and volunteer activism, but its also the tip of the iceberg of the energy out there to stand up to this radical, divisive agenda, and to change state government."

BallotFest! was a statewide day of voter outreach action that enlisted hundreds of volunteers in all nine of the Senate recall districts. Volunteers knocked on doors and made phone calls to discuss the Democratic agenda that will defend education, keep our promise to our seniors, and protect middle class and working families from tax increases and from shouldering all of the sacrifice in these tough times.  

BallotFest! is the first of many statewide days of voter outreach action planned by the Democratic Party over the next two months to inform and mobilize people for the historic Senate recall elections in August. This spring, about 170,000 Wisconsinites signed petitions to recall their Republican Senators after they failed to represent the working, middle class families and seniors of their districts.

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