56 online
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 5 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEd News:
General News   

Wisconsin Gets Huge Turn-out

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   No comments
Message Michael Leon
Updated 12:46 P.M. Central Time

Gay Marriage/Civil Union Ban Opponents' Mobilization Huge

The mobilization of FairWisconsin against the bigoted
anti-gay amendment is a sight to see.

In Fitchburg, Wisconsin, Ward 1 (a relatively low-turn out, working-class ward, next to Madison), large, black "Vote NO" door hangers are everywhere.

Cited and highlighted is the proposed amendment's language stating that "a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state."

Out-organized, outworked and just plain wrong, the bigoted forces for the anti-gay/civil union are looking impotent here. Stay tuned for results about 8:30 central time.

Wisconsin state election officials are predicting a huge turn out expected to exceed 50 percent statewide.

In the Unviersity of Wisconsin-Madison ward this morning, by 8:30 A.M., seemingly every busy street intersection was staffed by groups of democractic-sign-wavers, as well as "Vote No" signs against the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions.

Madison democractic headquarters and the pro-equal rights office were ablaze with volunteers and the energy level was euphoric, especially among young college-aged volunteers, a demographic expected to turn out and supply the winning margin for Democrats here.

MoveOn has been making 1,000s of calls, and in Dane County (Madison) democractic yard signs are everywhere.

Looking good here. Look here for updates through the night, inlcuding the 8th congressional district, rated a toss up for a turnover to the democracts.

Rate It | View Ratings

Michael Leon Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Michael Leon is a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin. His writing has appeared nationally in The Progressive, In These Times, and CounterPunch. He can be reached at maleon64@yahoo.com.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact EditorContact Editor
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Hector Jordan - Trail-blazing Hispanic Hero

Oliver Stone's Vital World Trade Center

Ray Nitschke and Bush's Iraq-Vietnam Speech

VA Document Contradicts US Atty in Jailed Vet Case

Gov. Tommy Thompson Is No Moderate on Iraq

Rutgers Basketball-Politically Correct and Apolitical

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend