Walnut Way and its partners held a media event on National Voter Registration Day to spotlight their work helping communities of color and young people in Milwaukee to vote. The event took place on September 22, at Walnut Way.
We were joined speakers addressing voter registration across the community. Speakers included, Antonio Butts, Executive Director of Walnut Way; Richard Diaz, State Director of Voter Registration, Wisconsin Conservation Voices; Ginny Finn, President and CEO, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin; and Jeffrey Mosser, Associate Director of Education, Milwaukee Repertory Theater. There were also people on-site registering to vote.
These partner organizations build lasting relationships with their communities and are using those deep connections to encourage voter participation and urge people to register to vote.
All of the partners delivered statements about their efforts and how they are ensuring their communities’ voices are heard. It is through their longstanding commitments to their communities that these organizations are working to help all citizens have the right to vote easily and safely.
Walnut Way and Wisconsin Conservation Voices are hosting a regular walk-through voter registration site in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. Walnut Way is developing a street signage campaign, with the goal to help encourage people to register to vote.
Progressive Community Health Centers is texting their patients with voting information. The YWCA Southeast Wisconsin and all partners have agreed to offer their employees paid time off to vote on Election Day, and the Milwaukee Rep worked with local artists to create four music videos to inspire young voters.
If you would like to register or have questions about the registration process, voting, and absentee voting, you can visit us at our walk-through registration site with Wisconsin Conservation Voices Hours are every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until October 14, 2020, at The Innovation and Wellness Commons on 1615-1617 W. North Ave. If you cannot make it to register in person, you can register online now. Get out the vote!