FOR WISCONSIN: Justin Vernon to Tour Wisconsin Colleges to Ramp Up Voters
Vernon’s nonpartisan org aims to boost voter participation in midterms
Bon Iver frontman and Eau Claire native Justin Vernon has taken his planted-with-love roots in Wisconsin to the polls, founding “For Wisconsin” to ramp up enthusiasm for voting. From Oct. 31-Nov. 6, For Wisconsin and Vernon will take their APOCALYPSE NAH “Get Out The Vote” tour to five state universities and some professional sporting events.
Kicking off at UW-Oshkosh on Monday, Oct. 31, the APOCALYPSE NAH tour allows For Wisconsinites to talk about topics important to potential voters, and hopefully build and encourage voter participation in doing so. The tour will visit UW-Eau Claire on Thursday, Nov. 3.
“We’ll be asking, talking, listening, and expressing ourselves through meetings, concerts, media, art, and all sorts of fun and engaging experiences. It’s time to foster a better home state for everyone, from Superior to Milwaukee, Viroqua to Green Bay, and every in-between,” Vernon said in a press release. “For us. For Wisconsin.”
The non-partisan effort will be giving out limited edition creative merch, treats, and sharing voter information at each of its six events. See the lineup below:
- Oct. 31 – UW-Oshkosh
- Nov. 1 – UW-Stevens Point
- Nov. 2 – UW-Milwaukee and Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks
- Nov. 3 – UW-Eau Claire
- Nov. 4 – UW-Madison
- Nov. 5 – UW-Madison Badgers Football Game and in Milwaukee for early voting at the Plaza outside Fiserv Forum