Hi, this is Senator Kelda Roys with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

If you’re lucky enough to have spent time in our beautiful Wisconsin State Capitol, you probably have seen children visiting and learning about our state’s history. One of the most important lessons I learned from my civics education is that voting is both a right and a responsibility. Democracy is what makes the country great, but it only works when citizens are educated and engaged. 

Early voting started this week. To find the locations where you can vote in person now, before election day, visit myvote.wi.gov. You can also register to vote or update youraddress at these early voting locations, or on election day, Tuesday, November 8th.

Democracy is an action word. Our government should represent the will of the people – not the interests of the most powerful and wealthy corporations and special interests. My Democratic colleagues and I have worked alongside Governor Tony Evers to protect every Wisconsinite’s fundamental right to vote.  We believe that elected officials need to respect the outcome of elections, and that policy decisions should reflect what people want – whether decriminalizing marijuana, funding public schools, or restoring abortion rights. This election will determine the future of our state and we all need to make our voices heard.  Please — get out and vote!

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