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A brightly colored mini-van with “Gear Up to Vote" messages and with League of Women Voters volunteers, will be heading to northeast WI. The League's goal is to engage eligible voters in the primary election, August 9, and all other elections. Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin states, “We're packing the van with information on candidates and issues on the national and local levels, and we will let people know ...how to connect to their local League of Women Voters. We don't want any eligible citizen left behind. We want to meet and greet as many people as possible this summer and fall."
At each stop League volunteers and at least one staff person representing the state League, will be answering questions and disseminating nonpartisan voter information. The plan is to park the “Gear Up to Vote" mini-van at locations where seniors, minorities, college students and residents new to voting can get answers.
The Gear Up to Vote van will be stopping:
Saturday, July 30 - Manitowoc and Two Rivers Farmers Markets. Manitowoc Farmers Market from 8AM until 10:30AM, South Eighth and Quay Street. Two Rivers Farmers Market, Main Street, from 11AM to 1PM.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Appleton's Mile of Music from Noon to 6 pm. Their booth will be located in front of the Performing Arts Center downtown Appleton.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Green Bay at the On Broadway Farmers Market on Broadway Street in Green Bay.
More details on the above stops can be found at www.gearuptovote.com.
About the League: The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. The League welcomes women and men across the state as members. With 18 local Leagues in Wisconsin and 800 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation's most trusted grassroots organizations. www.lwvw.org
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