Votemobile Stops In Rhinelander And Minocqua Seeking Unity

Jul 29, 2020

The Votemobile

Supporters of building unity around climate change, Black Lives Matter, science is real and other issues stopped in Rhinelander with an RV labeled "The Votemobile".

Spokesperson Tim Cordon is social justice coordinator for the Unitarian-Universalist congregation in Madison. He says the effort is to attract people who support peace, justice, sustainability and democracy and to build one united movement. The Votemobile has stopped in Minocqua and Rhinelander. Cordon describes the effort...

"...building a stronger statewide network that is better connected that can help share resources and enjoy the benefits of our collective power. Obviously our state is struggling in a lot of areas. We would like to add some strength to people calling for peace, justice, sustainability and democracy..."

He says the effort also calls for racial and environmental justice. Cordon says the idea is to learn to pull together to overcome the planet's major challenges...

"We're going to have to pull together and share and care for each other so we can weather these storms of pandemic, climate crisis, racial disparities and unrest..."

Cordon quoted Dr. Martin Luther King saying "we need to learn to live together...or we will perish as fools".

He says the pandemic altered what organizers wanted to do. Gone were traditional methods of being at public gatherings, instead going around the state to connect at safe distances with local citizens.

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