Black elected officials will be making the connection with voters on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 while riding the bus to inform voters and encourage early voting. The events of the day will begin with a press conference at 8:30 AM at 5001 West Fond du lac Avenue, in front of Perfect Pagerz and culminate in a bus ride by numerous officials on Route 23 in Milwaukee, WI.
This event is just the first of many over the next week, just days before the June 5th Recall Election. “Over 80% of those who use the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) range in ages 18-64. The bus is where the people are; where the voters are,” says State Representative Jason Fields. “Many of them are working and are not able to attend the various Town Hall events. So, if they cannot come to us, we will go to them to answer their questions and get the information in their hands. We want informed voters; they make a difference.”
The transit system not only plays a pivotal role in our economy (for every dollar spent on transit $4.72 is returned to the community in economic benefits and saved cost), but it also reduces the carbon footprint on society. Elected officials are riding the bus to speak to the voters in an environment friendly manner. If one desires to have their voice heard, all they have to do is just get on the bus!
In addition to the May 29th bus ride, Black elected officials will be riding on seven other routes throughout the city of Milwaukee on May 29, 2012. Voting makes a difference; each vote matters. The MCTS provides citizens with the opportunity to make transportation choices, just as voting provides citizens the opportunity to make choices in how their community will be managed.
For more information on early voting and general election information, please visit www.Voting411.org.
Operation Grow Wisconsin is a committee dedicated to the preservation and sustainability of diversity representation in Wisconsin. We believe it is necessary to have diversity in leadership, which affords the voice of different ideals and opinions to be brought to the table to move things forward. Most important to us, diversity representation encourages and inspires an increase level of constituent involvement.onsin. We believe Black Representation is necessary to have diversity in leadership, and affords the voice of different ideals and opinion to be brought to the table to move things forward. Most important to us, Black Representation encourages and inspires an increase level of constituent involvement.