April 25, 2024

MILWAUKEE – In response to news that Wisconsin GOP executive director Andrew Iverson texted supporters to flood Souls to the Polls on Election Day 2020 with requests for free rides to polling sites, All Voting is Local Action Wisconsin State Director Sam Liebert released the following statement:

“By targeting a Black community organization like Souls to the Polls, there is no mistake that the end goal was to suppress Black voters. This threat to flood their ride to the polls program, which Milwaukee residents have relied on for more than a decade, would have taken away a vital resource for voters who actually need help getting to a polling site.

“Actions like these not only undermine our democracy, but they also directly target historically disenfranchised communities and purposefully make it harder for them to vote.”