Hi, this is Rep. Gary Hebl with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

There are so many great things that are associated with Wisconsin – some of the world’s best cheese, our history of beer brewing, supper clubs and the Milwaukee Bucks and the Green Bay Packers, just to name a few.

From the earliest days of statehood, Wisconsinites have taken pride in civic engagement. We believe in democracy. We seek to make our communities better. And we have always found a way to bridge our differences.  And one of the most important ways we express our civic mindedness is by voting.

Next Tuesday — November 8 — is Election Day.

It’s easy to become discouraged by the negative political ads we currently see everywhere.  However, I’m an optimist.  Wisconsinites have risen above divisiveness in the past and we can rise above it now. 

I know I speak for all my Democratic colleagues in the Legislature when I say we want you to vote, no matter who you plan to vote for.  Our democracy depends on the participation and consent of the people.  Your vote will help determine our future on such critical issues as funding our public schools, protecting reproductive rights and decriminalizing marijuana. 

Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Please vote – and help build a bridge to a brighter future for Wisconsin.

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