MADISON — On Thursday, more than 500 supporters tuned in live to join Wisconsin Organizing Together 2020 for a 40 minute virtual rally. As of this morning, almost 4,000 people have watched it. The rally held Trump accountable for his failed pandemic response and supported leaders who are taking action to lessen the damage being caused by COVID-19. View the event HERE.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 100,000 Americans have died, and Trump’s response has been disastrous. From ignoring scientific experts and calling the virus a “hoax” to pushing states to reopen before adequate testing and contact tracing is in place, his inaction and mismanagement of the crisis has killed thousands.
During the event, supporters and volunteers heard from leaders who have stepped up in response to coronavirus pandemic and encouraged others to do the same:
“We need to hold Trump accountable for his failed response to this crisis, and that’s exactly what Wisconsin Organizing Together 2020 has been doing,” said U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. “They have developed an amazing network of volunteer leaders who are making sure Wisconsinites understand how Trump’s failed agenda impacts their lives.”
“Wisconsin Organizing Together 2020 has been working hard to make sure volunteers are trained and ready to let people know about Trump’s failed policies and how they impact women in the state,” said Cecile Richards, co-founder of Supermajority. “Wisconsin is a crucial state ahead of the 2020 election, and women voters will be instrumental to doing this work. Building up an infrastructure to hold Trump accountable is vital, and Wisconsin Organizing together is leading that charge.”
“Wisconsin held in person voting during a global pandemic, and it meant that voters were silenced,” said Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. “Wisconsin Organizing Together 2020 is working to make sure people have the important information they need about voting by mail to make sure they are able to make their voices heard at the ballot box.”
“Volunteers working with Wisconsin Organizing Together 2020 have been deeply involved in my city, from making sure people know how to vote by mail to sharing information about a crucial education referendum that voters chose to pass in April,” said Racine Mayor Cory Mason. “Their organizing and volunteer capacity was vital to making sure our schools got the funding they needed.”