You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was 18. On November 8, 2016, she went to the Clinton Rose Senior Center, her polling site on the predominantly black north side of Milwaukee, to cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton. “Voting is important to me because I know I have a little, teeny, tiny voice, but that is a way for it to be heard,” she said. “Even though it’s one vote, I feel it needs to count.”
The Wisconsin Wave and other key movement formations of the Wisconsin Uprising continued well beyond 2011, playing critical roles in efforts to safeguard from abuse the re-call elections of state legislators and of Governor Walker. The Wave played a key role in pushing back against efforts the Democratic National Committee to end the recall drive against Scott Walker, and later, in the summer of 2012, organized a mass volunteer hand recount and audit of critical counties and districts in the gubernatorial recall election.
Liberty Tree’s work to build a movement to democratize defense made its next major foray with Bring the Guard Home: It’s the Law!, a national effort that eventually grew to include campaigns in 20 states to end the unconstitutional deployment of National Guard units to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other wars of aggression.
The No Stolen Elections! campaign of 2004 brought together voting rights and pro-democracy activists and organizations in preparing for the possibility of a repeat of election fraud like that of Florida in 2000. Operating at the websites Nov3.US and NoStolenElections.org, Liberty Tree built a coalition of scores of prominent individuals and organizations in issuing a pledge of action on July 4th, 2004: