Yesterday, state election officials punted a vote on whether to mail absentee ballot applications to millions of Wisconsin voters, among a number of proposals to plan for the primary in August and the fall election in November. The proposal would spend $2.1 million of federal CARES aid to mail absentee ballot applications to registered voters […]
Yesterday, Disability Rights Wisconsin and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The group argues that the commission failed to provide adequate voting resources for Wisconsinites during the April 7th election. Earlier today, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Kit Kerschensteiner, Director of Legal and Advocacy Services at Disability Rights Wisconsin, to […]
Souls to the Polls wants to turn out the vote in Milwaukee. The non-profit has united around 120 churches from inner city Milwaukee, working to enfranchise voters of color via grassroots organizing. Now, in the face of COVID-19, the organization is trying to balance voting rights with public health and safety. Friday 8 0’Clock Buzz […]
Wisconsin holds the distinction of having been one of the first states to ratify the 19th Amendment in June 1919. Fourteen months later, on August 26, 1920, the amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote. In the same year, the League of Women Voters was founded to help women carry out their new […]
Jan talks with Reverend Gralan S. Hagler, senior pastor of the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, DC and Director of Faith Strategies, about Martin Luther King, Jr., voting rights, fighting poverty, voter roll purges, and more.
In November 2019, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) arguing that they were required by state law to remove over 200,000 names from the voter rolls due to changes in residential address. On December 13, 2019, a judge ruled in WILL’s favor and the […]