Madison
22° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

GOP makes push to register voters

Published On: Jun 24 2013 10:25:10 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 24 2013 12:28:49 PM CDT
Republican, GOP, elephant

iStock

MADISON, Wis. -

The Wisconsin Republican Party is launching a statewide voter registration drive for the first time in more than a decade.

The Republican Party said Monday that hundreds of volunteers are being dispatched across the state to register people.

Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness says, "It's time to get back to neighbor-to-neighbor contact, and this effort is part of our plan to build strong, community-centric organizations."

The state party has already opened eight field offices as part of its effort to be prepared for the 2014 election.

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate says, "No voter registration drive can erase the fact that Scott Walker Republicans have intentionally made it harder for eligible seniors, students and minorities to exercise their right to vote."

Advertisement
  • Ferguson protests after grand jury

    Jim Young/Reuters

    Ferguson reacts to grand jury decision

    The announcement of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown was met with chaos Monday night.

  • Nation reax Ferguson blurb image

    REUTERS

    Nation reacts to Ferguson decision

    A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown set off demonstrations across the United States Monday night.

  • Thanksgiving, turkey, holiday, Christmas

    istock

    Thanksgiving Day fast facts

    Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2014, Thanksgiving is Nov. 27th.

Advertisement