True the Vote & Wisconsin Coalition Partners to Provide Election Observer Training Sessions at Nine Wisconsin Locations on Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 18, 2012, 12:40 ET from True the Vote

HOUSTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True the Vote, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization, along with a coalition of Patriotic groups from across Wisconsin, will provide Election Observer Training sessions in nine locations throughout Wisconsin on Saturday, May 19, 2012 to prepare for the June 5th, 2012 recall elections of Governor Scott Walker.

Event organizers say their goal is to train 1,000 election observers in advance of Wisconsin's recall election and to ensure that the process is free and fair. Trainers will arrive from Houston and include True the Vote state leaders from across the country.

"This is an historic election in Wisconsin and momentum is growing with locations filling up quickly.  We have state leaders who have been inspired by our national call for election integrity, and they're coming from across the nation to help out," said Catherine Engelbrecht, founder and president of True the Vote.

"All we are doing is encouraging people to take a pro-active role in upholding the integrity of their elections, and in this case, restoring faith in our election process," she said.

"Just to know that across Wisconsin ordinary citizens will be trained in proper poll observing gives me hope that those who seek to "win at all costs" will have reason to give such illegal actions a second thought," said Kim Simac, president of the Northwoods Patriots.

Recently, True the Vote held its Second Annual National Summit, where their goal to have one million poll watchers prepared and ready to monitor the 2012 presidential elections was announced. The summit featured a sold-out two day series of meetings from nationally known experts and bipartisan speakers on the election process and focused on national issues and trends, latest research, legislative updates and training methods to help interested citizens and activists across the country strengthen the election process. Over 350 participants from 32 states across America attended the Houston summit.

Training locations and times are as follows:  

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Appleton | The Machine Shed | 220 Fox River Drive | Appleton, WI
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Wausau | Wausau Homes Prosperity Center | 10805 Business Hwy 51 | Rothschild, WI
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Franklin | Root River Center | 7220 West Rawson Avenue | Franklin, WI
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Eau Clair | Ramada Inn Convention Center | 205 S. Barstow Ave. | Eau Claire, WI
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Kenosha | Perkins Restaurant |11710 74th Place | Kenosha, WI
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Madison | Kavanaugh's Esquire Club | 1025 N. Sherman Ave | Madison, WI
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Racine | TriCity National Bank | 8710 Durand Ave | Sturtevant, WI
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Waukesha | Waukesha State Bank | 1709 E. Racine Ave. | Waukesha, WI
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - LaCrosse | The View Grill and Bar | N3020 State Hwy 16 | LaCrosse, WI

True the Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Houston, TX, has developed an exportable model with which to train poll workers across the country and equip grassroots leaders and volunteers for involvement at every stage of the electoral process.  We promote ideas that actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. Learn more at

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