Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

Just Six Days Left to Vote Milwaukee in Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite Contest

Mayor Barrett launches “Twitter Flash Mob” and encourages all proud Milwaukeeans to tweet at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

By - Mar 2nd, 2013 05:30 pm

MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee is competing against the 19 other Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Finalists for Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite as part of a competition hosted by the Huffington Post.

Individuals will be able to view the Mayors Challenge videos and op-eds from the Mayors of the Mayors Challenge Finalists at www.huffingtonpost.com/mayors-challenge before casting their vote for Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite between today and March 6th.

Mayor Barrett is encouraging all proud Milwaukeeans to join him in a digital flash mob at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   “Let’s send #voteMKE viral across the Twitter-verse,” Mayor Barrett said.    “It’s easy to participate – all you have to do is send the same tweet at 1p.m. next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the final three days of voting in the contest.”

The tweet is: I #voteMKE. Do you? huff.to/VKtvXX #mayorschallenge

The city with the most votes wins, so I’m asking for your help in making #voteMKE a trending topic.  Be sure to share this information with your networks and remember to join our flash mob on Monday,” Mayor Barrett added.

Milwaukee’s video and the op-ed from Mayor Barrett focus on HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee, the City’s innovative idea to transform foreclosed properties into community assets designed to improve public health and spark economic opportunity.

The Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite winner will receive a $50,000 services grant from IBM, featured coverage by the Huffington Post, a monthly front page column for the winning mayor and an interview with Arianna Huffington on Huff Post Live. Voting takes a few seconds and  registration is not necessary.

Mayor Barrett is encouraging all Milwaukeeans to visit www.huffingtonpost.com/ mayors-challenge and vote Milwaukee. Citizens are also encouraged to share information about the competition on Facebook and other social media platforms using the hashtag #VoteMKE.

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