Wisconsin Activists Fight Threat To African American Vote
Voting rights advocates are mobilizing after Scott Walker signed a lame-duck bill limiting early voting
The Milwaukee pastor Greg Lewis spent weeks before the November midterms working to get out the vote.
Through the Souls to the Polls program, Lewis and other Milwaukee church officials educated members of the community about their voting rights, ensured they were registered and had proper documentation, and got them to polling places to cast their votes – sometimes encouraging them directly from the pews to the polls.
It was exhausting work, Lewis said, but necessary to make sure members of the city’s “overlooked” and “underserved” African American community were able to make their voices heard.