Join 350 Madison’s GOTV Initiative!

Art: Rebecca Lee Finster

The November election is critical for the climate.
We need your help!

A 2018 report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells us that we have just 10 years to make the changes necessary to avoid climate catastrophe. Making these changes will require strong, assertive government leadership on climate. And that will happen only if people who care about climate change and environmental justice get out and vote!

We face a number of daunting challenges. Wisconsin’s voter ID laws aim to repress voting by students and people of color. Attempts are being made to discourage and hamper mail-in voting in the context of a pandemic. We must do all we can to make sure that people are able to register, obtain mail-in ballots, and vote.

Join our Wisconsin Green Wave GOTV Initiative!

We have lots of great opportunities for you to be involved in getting out the vote. Join our growing group of volunteers as we continue to find ways to mobilize people into action!

1. Getting Your Friends Out to Vote – Relational Organizing

Getting your friends and family out to vote is one of the most effective ways to increase voter turnout. We have partnered with an application called Empower to help make talking to your network about voting easy and fun.

Learn how you can get involved by attending one of our relational organizing trainings! Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, October 7, at 6:30 pm or Saturday, October 10, at 10:30 am. Here are the links to register:

  • October 7 training (6:30 pm) — register here
  • October 10 training (10:30 am) — register here

The more people who sign up, the more people we can reach, so please consider joining us for this new and exciting effort. Contact nikki.darga@350madison.org with any questions.

2. 350 Madison Phone Banking

At 350 Madison, we are starting our own effort to reach out to our many supporters — you! Don’t worry if you have never done phone banking before. We will have a short training session before we start calling people. These phone banking opportunities will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 6:15–8:15pm
  • Saturday, October 3, 12:00pm–2:00pm
  • Thursday, October 8, 6:15pm–8:15pm

If you are interested in signing up for any of our phone banking dates, please contact Phyllis Hasbrouck at Phyllis.hasbrouck@350madison.org.

3. Text Banking with the League of Women Voters

The Wisconsin League of Women Voters (LWV) is working with Wisconsin Voting Rights Coalition partners to coordinate a statewide nonpartisan effort to contact voters as the November election approaches. They need volunteers who are knowledgeable about voter registration and the absentee voting process and are willing to text voters.

This opportunity is for people who are comfortable with using apps on cell phones. LWV will provide training on how to use the app. Once you’re trained, the volunteer schedule is very flexible. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please sign up below.

LWV Text Banking Signup

4. Phone Banking with Wisconsin Conservation Voices

Wisconsin Conservation Voices is continuing to make calls to people who may have been purged from the Wisconsin voter rolls. If you would like to volunteer to help, please sign up below and let our volunteer coordinator, Nikki Darga, know by sending her an email at nikki.darga@350madison.org.

Conservation Voices Signup

5. Making Art to Get out the Vote

We’re making art to encourage everyone to get out and vote in the upcoming election. We’re looking for people who can do any of the following: sing; play a musical instrument; stiltwalk; silk screen (or want to learn how to silkscreen!); write short poems or slogans about getting out the vote to use as memes; create graphics for social media memes using other people’s writings or artwork; create and photograph letters that say VOTE (or myvote.wi.gov) using natural elements like sticks, stones, leaves, feathers, etc.; apprentice and learn how to do projections; assist our kite flyer; apprentice and participate in setting up and minding a table outside an early voting area; create or edit video; combine singers into a virtual choir for social media. If you’re interested, contact Tanace Matthiesen at Tanace.Matthiesen@350Madison.org and Phyllis Hasbrouck at Phyllis.Hasbrouck@350Madison.org.

Do what you can to get out the vote.
Join the Green Wave today!


Video: Rebecca Lee Finster