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Victory Fund launches ‘Weekend in Wisconsin’ for Baldwin campaign

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, as it works to elect Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate, is inviting volunteers from around the country to work a “Weekend in Wisconsin.”

The initiative takes place on weekends until the Nov. 6 election.

In 1998, Baldwin became the first woman elected to Congress from Wisconsin and the first and only lesbian ever to serve on Capitol Hill. She also was the first openly LGBT candidate in U.S. history to win election to Congress as a non-incumbent. 

On Nov. 6, Baldwin, a Democrat, could become the first openly gay or lesbian person elected to the U.S. Senate.

The Victory Fund, which exists to help elect LGBT candidates to elected office, said it will train volunteers and also provide housing if needed.

An announcement said, “Pick a weekend! Participants will travel to Madison, Wis., during weekends from now until the November election. There you will meet with a Victory Fund field organizer who will train you on canvassing, phone banking, and other activities designed to help our Wisconsin LGBT candidates, including Tammy Baldwin.”

The Victory Fund also is seeking volunteers to help make phone calls to Wisconsin to support Baldwin.

The initiative has the backing of the National Stonewall Democrats.

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