Vote Yes on the Referenda Phone Calls:  Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays

As voters receive their absentee ballots it’s critical that they know how important voting “yes” for both of the MMSD referenda questions are for our collective future. Sign up to volunteer and get the word out about supporting the Referenda.

Phone banks are held Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays each week leading up until Election Day.

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Phone banks from home are fun and easy. Activists will call folks who have requested their absentee ballots & encourage voters to “Vote Yes” for the referenda. All you need is internet and a phone. Training will be provided.

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Vote Yes on the Referenda

Phone banks are held Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays each week leading up until Election Day.

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Request a Referenda Yard Sign

Show your support for Madison’s public schools!

Sign up to reserve a Yes 2 Invest MSN yard sign for your home or your friends and neighbors.

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General Election GOTV

Get Out The Vote

Join WEAC members in our election Days of Action, reminding other WEAC members to request and return their absentee ballots, vote early in-person or cast their ballots on Election Day.

WEAC Days of Action

Be an Early Vote Educator

Help our national union, the National Education Association (NEA) spread the word about early voting and vote-by-mail options in your community.

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Battleground Wisconsin

Join this program for WEAC members to contact Wisconsin voters urging support for candidates who support public education.

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General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Plan ahead, stay safe, and vote from home.

Who is MTI-Voters?
MTI-Voters is the political action committee of MTI that seeks to identify those candidates most likely to advance policies supported by the members of MTI, policies that support MMSD staff and students, and advance the quality of public education in the District. The MTI-Voters Committee is a representative body of MTI members, comprised of the Presidents of each MTI bargaining unit, the MTI Treasurer and nine (9) others elected by MTI’s Faculty Representative Council. This member-comprised committee, guides MTI’s political endorsement process and advances recommended endorsements to the thousands of MTI members who contribute to MTI Voters and vote on endorsement recommendations.


MTI-Voters Endorsed Candidates & Referenda for November 3, 2020 Election

VOTE YES on BOTH Referenda: Get involved with the Yes2InvestMSN referenda campaign

There are two referenda on the Nov 3 ballot:

facilities referendum – currently estimated at $317M – would include:

● Significant renovations that would transform learning environments in MMSD’s four main high schools, while investing in basic capital maintenance.
● Moving Capital High Westside and Eastside students into a permanent home at Hoyt School.
● Building a new elementary school in the Rimrock area.

An operating referendum – currently proposed at $33M over four years – would allow MMSD to drive Equity Projects and to accomplish the following:

● Give students the programming they need in arts, music, science/technology, athletics, and more.
● Protect over 100 school staff positions every year.
● Help ensure students are prepared for post-high school learning and career success.
● Stay accountable to taxpayers.
While 2019-20 saw a slight increase in revenue from the state for the first time in four years, this state budget largely continues a ten-year pattern of underfunding K-12 education.

Get involved with the Yes2InvestMSN referenda campaign by volunteering to make phone calls to fellow voters. Sign up to volunteer here:
Show your support for Madison’s public schools! Sign up to reserve a Yes 2 Invest MSN yard sign for your home or your friends and neighbors.

Federal / Presidential Race

Joseph Biden: President of the United States
Kamala Harris: Vice President of the United States

Congressional Representative
2nd Congressional District: Mark Pocan

State Legislative

SD 16: Melissa Sargent
SD 26: Kelda Roys

AD 46: Gary Hebl
AD 47: Jimmy Anderson
AD 48: Samba Baldeh
AD 76: Francesca Hong
AD 77: Shelia Stubbs
AD 78: Lisa Subeck
AD 79: Diane Hesselbein
AD 80: Sondy Pope

Dane County 

Ismael Ozanne: Dane County District Attorney
Scott McDonnell: Dane County Clerk
Adam Gallagher: Dane County Treasurer
Kristi Chelbowski: Dane County Register of Deeds


Senate District 16 (Seat formally held by Mark Miller): MTI-Voters has endorsed Melissa Sargent as the most qualified candidate in this race. In advancing this recommendation, the Committee highlights Ms.Sargent’s proven track record as a strong voice for public educators as she has served in the Wisconsin state Assembly and Dane County Board of Supervisors; her dedication to the labor movement and drive towards raising the minimum wage in Wisconsin; and her commitment toward advancing public education and the allocation of resources for our public schools. Additionally, Ms. Sargent is a MMSD graduate and is also a proud MMSD parent of four students.
Assembly District 48 (Seat formerly held by Melissa Sargent): MTI-Voters has a dual-endorsement of Samba Baldeh and Lindsay Lemmer. In advancing this recommendation, the Committee highlights Mr. Baldeh’s leadership experience serving as past-President of the Madison City Council; his personal story rising out of poverty to a serve as an elected official and thoughtful community member; and his drive to address the unmet needs of so many families and individuals in our community. In advancing this recommendation, the Committee highlights Ms. Lemmer’s progressive voting record on the Madison City Council, her support for public education, and political activism work as the President of the Wisconsin NOW (National Organization for Women) chapter. We feel both are strong candidates for this race, not only demonstrating their drive but their tireless commitment to Madison residents as public servants on the Madison City Council

Below is a list of primary candidates (including their questionnaires) that MTI Voters Political Action Committee are interviewing for consideration in our endorsement process beginning with the Primary on Tuesday, August 11 and then the General Election on Tuesday, November 3.

Candidate (Click name for candidate’s website): MTI Candidate Questionnaire:
Senate District 16 (Seat formerly held by Mark Miller)
Scott Barker (R) Scott’s Candidate Questionnaire
Andrew McKinney (D) Andrew’s Candidate Questionnaire
Melissa Sargent (D) Melissa’s Candidate Questionnaire
Senate District 26 (Seat formerly held by Fred Risser)
Brian Benford (D) Brian’s Candidate Questionnaire
William Davis III (D) William’s Candidate Questionnaire
Nada Elmikashfi (D) Nada’s Candidate Questionnaire
John Imes (D) John’s Candidate Questionnaire
Amani Latimer Burris (D) Amani’s Candidate Quesionnaire
Aisha Moe (D) Aisha’s Candidate Questionnaire
Kelda Roys (D) Kelda’s Candidate Questionnaire
Assembly District 48 (seat formerly held by Melissa Sargent)
Samuel Anderson (R) No Questionnaire available
Samba Baldeh (D) Samba’s Candidate Questionnaire
Lindsay Lemmer (D) Lindsay’s Candidate Questionnaire
Walter Stewart (D) Walter’s Candidate Questionnaire
Jason Vangalis (D) Jason’s Candidate Questionnaire
Assembly District 76 (Seat formerly held by Chris Taylor)
Dewey Bredeson (D) Dewey’s Candidate Questionnaire
Tyrone Cratic Williams (D) Tyrone’s Candidiate Questionnaire
Heather Driscoll (D) Heather’s Candidate Questionnaire
Francesca Hong (D) Francesca’s Candidate Questionnaire
Ali Maresh (D) Ali’s Candidate Questionnaire
Marsha Rummel (D) Marsha’s Candidate Questionnaire
Nicki Vander Meulen (D) Nicki’s Candidate Questionnaire


Early voting is available at all Municipal Clerk Offices. The links below will provide the details on early voting where you live.   City of Madison Clerk’s office

Bring a proper Voting ID:

Voting Information

NOTE: A valid Voter ID is required to vote (details at the link, goes to Wisconsin GAB Website)

Voter ID Information: City of Madison

How to obtain a Free Wisconsin ID for Voting: Click Here!


My Vote Wisconsin – Check your registration status, find your polling location and obtain a personalized sample ballot

Registering to Vote in Madison
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