Thank you for writing for four campaigns! We had two for the primary, and two for the general, drawing from Activate America and Swing Blue Alliance (an Indivisible group). TurnPurple2Blue.org (YOU) wrote a total of 11,813 cards! Our group, stretching from Sudbury to Westford, alone wrote 6,000 out of Swing Blue Alliance’s 50,000 cards.
If you donated to Indivisible’s campaign you can see what they spent the money on here. As I have said elsewhere, Indivisible uses the money quickly and wisely – unlike the democratic party which can be moribound and bureaucratic.
Heather Cox Richardson has the full story here, but here’s my favorite excerpt:
At the end of the night, the Wisconsin Democratic Party released a statement congratulating Justice-elect Protasiewicz on her victory. “The resurrection of democracy and freedom in Wisconsin has begun,” it read.
“On paper, this campaign may have lasted only a few months. But tonight’s victory is the result of years of unglamorous work by volunteers, activists, union members, and organizers across our state who knocked doors, made phone calls, chipped in, and never lost the faith that a better future was possible—even when hope seemed all but lost. Tonight is a testament to the power of never giving up. And it’s a testament to the whirlwind that the foes of democracy—in Wisconsin, and in America—can expect to reap.
“While we may have won tonight, we know that the threat posed to our freedoms and our democracy by MAGA extremism continues. And that’s why we will never stop organizing. We will use this moment as a springboard into the long work ahead—to build a multiracial democracy in which all of us, no matter our gender or gender identity, our generation or the geography in which we live, has a voice, has dignity, and has the power that is supposed to be the birthright of all American citizens.”
Democracy is a Verb!