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Today, as the counting of Wisconsin ballots (at last) begins, we celebrate democracy — and your efforts as engaged citizens who keep it alive by being informed, by voting, and by supporting fact-checked, independent journalism!
In the past few weeks alone, we’ve exposed the partisan messaging that’s created confusion leading to the highest COVID-19 surge in Wisconsin, done deep dives into the frequent changes to absentee ballots and polling, and, in our collaboration with WPR, chronicled the lives of Wisconsinites as they navigate life through the pandemic and our often-toxic political environment.
Today, if you have time while awaiting election returns, please view our new 10-minute documentary, “Metcalfe Park: Black Vote Rising!” produced by 371 Productions in collaboration with Wisconsin Watch and The Intercept. The film and our investigative report couldn’t be more timely: They show how a Milwaukee mother-daughter team organizes their Black community to vote despite COVID-19 fears, a powerful disinformation campaign and GOP-led changes that have made it harder for many Wisconsin residents to vote.
As you may know, our journalism is guided by three principles: Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Explore solutions.
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Your support in 2020 will strengthen democracy going into 2021. The issues driving voters to the polls today need to be covered by trustworthy news organizations tomorrow and beyond.
Thank you for your commitment to truth — and to our democracy!