Create the Vote Wisconsin

Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.    ~ Rep. John Lewis

2020 Election Resources for the Creative Sector:  a nonpartisan campaign to raise awareness and support for arts, culture, + creativity among voters and candidates

Remember, your vote counts!  Get in touch with Arts Wisconsin with questions, comments, and ideas.

2020 Event, Election, Legislative and Other Important Dates (and into 2021):

  • August 14-17, 2020 – 2020 Democratic National Convention – virtual
  • August 24-27, 2020 – 2020 Republican National Convention – virtual
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – national general and Presidential elections

Important races to watch in 2020:

  • US President and Vice President
  • US House of Representatives (all 8 districts in Wisconsin)
  • Wisconsin State Senate (even-numbered districts – 16 seats)
  • Wisconsin State Legislature (all 99 districts)

Take action!

  • In preparation for the November 2020 general election, Arts Wisconsin will distribute a survey to State Senate and State Assembly candidates to gauge their involvement in creative activities and support for investment in the arts and creativity for economic, educational and civic success.  Watch for:
    • Legislative Candidate Survey responses
    • Template message to send to your candidates to ask them to respond to the survey
    • Names and addresses of all candidates.
    • Op-ed for a newspaper or write a blog post about the power and impact of the arts and creativity in your community and statewide.

State information:

National information and resources:

  • Americans for the Arts’ ArtsVote 2020:


Nonprofits and advocacy resources:

updated 8-18-2020