Jesse Jackson Sr., and other African-American leaders are making a final push to increase voter turnout for Tuesday's gubernatorial recall election.
Rev. Jackson spoke at get out the vote rallies in Racine and Milwaukee. As the Milwaukee crowd chanted with him, Jackson linked the act of voting to the civil rights movement of the 1960's.
The rally was supposed to be non-partisan, but Jackson criticized Republican Gov. Scott Walker for efforts like the voter ID bill, turning down $810 million for high speed rail between Milwaukee and Madison, and for curtailing collective bargaining for many public sector workers. Monday (6/4) morning, Jackson was scheduled to join Rev. Al Sharpton and some Milwaukee-based black ministers for a get out the vote news conference. Advocacy groups plan more door-to-door efforts. Anita Johnson of Citizen Action says helping relatives to the polls is important, too.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker spent part of the weekend, thanking volunteers at GOP voter turnout offices. Republicans say they've reached out to hundreds of thousands of people.