RHINELANDER - After today the seemingly endless political campaigning will take a break. But volunteers from both parties say the outreach is crucial when big issues, and the direction of our country hang in the balance.
"It's critical this year I think because of the economy. We have people out of work, people are hurting," said Chris Dries, an Oneida County Republican Party Volunteer.
"Big business has got a way of controlling the little guy, and it's not right," said William Sattler, an Onieda County Democratic Party Volunteer.
Besides encouraging people to vote, volunteers hope they can bring people together as more active and engaged citizens.
"I have good friends who are democrats, and I respect them, said Dries, We're not diehard Republicans and maybe we're not diehard Democrats, but we are diehard Americans.
In November 2006, nearly 60 percent of Wisconsin voters supported an amendment banning gay marriage.
Before Wisconsin lawmakers could consider a bill to allow gay marriage, voters would have to pass an amendment undoing the 2006 amendment language. But before that the Legislature would have to pass the amendment in two consecutive sessions.
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