Obama, Clinton, Join Lt. Governor Barnes in Celebrating NextGen Contacting Over 3 Million Voters Nationwide, 234,000 in Wisconsin
Progressive powerhouses, Lt. Governor team up to turnout youth vote
MADISON, WI – Yesterday, NextGen celebrated the first ever National Vote-By-Mail day by contacting over 234,000 voters in the Badger State. Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes kicked off the event and welcomed a team of national and local partner organizations and 541 volunteers.
“This past April, we unfortunately, saw what happens when voting by mail is not accessible enough. We can’t afford to ever let that happen again, especially with what is at stake in this election,” said Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. “Voting by mail expands the electorate. Empowering the youngest generation to make their voices heard in the ballot box will be key in having a democracy that truly serves us all.”
Nationally, NextGen contacted over 3 million young voters. Leaders like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Legend tweeted their support. NextGen Wisconsin will continue to push young voters to cast their ballot by mail through November.
About NextGen Wisconsin:
Wisconsin has voted Democratic in seven of the last 10 presidential elections yet narrowly went red in 2016, helping to elect Trump to the White House. This cycle, NextGen Wisconsin is committed to flipping the Badger State blue to remove Trump from office. NextGen Wisconsin’s strong 2018 program helped power Tony Evers to the governorship by knocking over 178,000 doors, sending over 528,000 texts, and organizing across 32 college campuses.
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