Barack Obama urges Wisconsinites to make a plan to vote

Former President Barack Obama appears in a video urging Wisconsinites to make a plan to vote.

With the push on to get voters to the polls, former President Barack Obama appears in a video message released Tuesday urging people to make a plan to vote.

“Hey, Wisconsin, Barack Obama here,” the former president says in the two-minute video.

“So much is at stake in this election — from getting the pandemic under control to building a fairer economy to taking on climate change to protecting our health care,” he says in the video. “History shows that the easiest way to make sure that you and your friends vote is to make a plan. And when it comes to voting this year, having a plan has never been more important.”

Democrats are trying to get their supporters to plug in to voting information on the website IWillVote.com.

To publicize the effort, Democrats are also launching a billboard Tuesday in Waukesha ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Weldall Manufacturing.

Eric Trump, President Donald Trump’s son, visited Menomonee Falls on Monday.

The billboard claims that with COVID cases spiking, “This administration failed us.”

Democratic Party billboard criticizes Trump administration COVID response ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Waukesha.