Tammy Baldwin maintains commitment to community

Early voting in Wisconsin began this week as US Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin continued her focus on talking to voters right here in the community in Milwaukee.

“I know how critical it is to come to the community and talk with people in their neighborhoods and churches and businesses, and hear directly about the critical issues people care about,” said Baldwin. “I am committed to being a US Senator who represents and fights for everyone.”

Baldwin’s ongoing engagement with the community has earned her high praise and support from key leaders, including Congresswoman Moore and many pastors.

And as Baldwin continues to visit the community and talk to people directly, early voting begins across the state. Instead of waiting until Election Day on November 6, people can register and vote in person beginning on Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 2.

Early voting is important because voters face a stark choice between two very different paths for our future and it’s critical the community has its voices heard.

In addition to giving voters more flexibility around when they can vote, voting early ensures that people can spend the closing days of the election talking with their friends, neighbors, and colleagues about the choice in this election.

In person early voting begins at municipal clerk’s offices (or an alternate voting location) across Wisconsin Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 2.

Voters will NOT need a photo ID to vote during early voting or on Election Day. If voters are not already registered at their current address, they can do so when they early vote. They will need to bring: a Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID, OR the last 4 digits of Social Security Number (if they do not have a WI driver’s license), AND a document that proves where they live, such as utility bills, phone bills, bank statements, paychecks, leases, and other government forms. These can be paper or an online bill or statement shown on an electronic device (including smartphones, tablets or laptops), and It must contain the voter’s complete name and current address.

For more information about early voting, you can go online and visit http://www.ownyourvotewi.com/

“Early Vote offers people more flexibility in casting their vote, and it’s something more and more people are taking advantage of,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin African- American Caucus chairwoman Stephanie Findley.

“This added convenience gives voters more options to cast their ballot, and if they want a champion in the US Senate for jobs, for schools, for the economy and for our community, they should cast their ballot for Tammy Baldwin.”

Baldwin has always displayed a deep commitment to the community in her campaign, and throughout her career. Baldwin is a life member of the NAACP Madison Chapter, and she has attended the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Milwaukee in each of the past two years, as well as in Madison, Kenosha and Racine.

Baldwin’s has made church visits a focal point of her outreach. She has visited Cross Lutheran ELCA, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Community Baptist Church, Greater New Birth, Christian Faith Fellowship Church of God in Christ – all in Milwaukee, as well as St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Racine.

And Baldwin has not waited until the last Sunday of the campaign to visit churches. Instead, she has been traveling to churches throughout her campaign, and investing time and energy in building real relationships and connections with pastors and churchgoers.

Baldwin’s commitment to the community will continue through the remainder of the election, with planned visits to Community Brainstorming, and multiple other campaign events throughout the city. This will be the second time Baldwin has attended Community Brainstorming, and she is returning because she understands the value of the ideas and constructive dialogue that occurs at each meeting of Community Brainstorming.

And if elected, Baldwin will no doubt continue her commitment to the community as your US Senator.