The Uncommitted national movement has reached Wisconsin, perhaps the most critical swing state in the country, for the April 2 primary. To learn more, In These Times interviewed Wisconsin organizers Reema Ahmad and Kyle Johnson, as well as elected officials Francesca Hong and Ryan Clancy.

by Riley Roliff, In These Times

Organizers with Listen to Wisconsin, the group driving the state’s ​Uninstructed” campaign, say next week’s primary will send President Joe Biden the ​final, unequivocal message from the Midwest” that if he wants to beat Trump, he must act immediately to end the genocide in Gaza.

Wisconsin may be the most pivotal swing state in the country, and Biden only beat Trump by the narrowest of margins there in 2020 — a little more than 20,000 votes, or just over 0.6%. And according to some recent polls, the incumbent is currently trailing (by anywhere from 2% to 6%) as he is losing support from voters — including younger voters — who care about the mass killings.

National Demonstration For Palestine to support Palestinian citizens in Israel.

We demand an end to this genocide, an immediate cease-fire and an end to military funding [of Israel],” says Reema Ahmad, a Palestinian organizer leading the Uninstructed campaign in Wisconsin. ​We’re using our votes to voice this protest.”

Wisconsin has been one of the most anticipated stops of the Uncommitted national movement, an effort that has galvanized a surprising number of voters in a slew of states since it was launched in Michigan in late February when some 100,000 voters filled in ​Uncommitted” on their primary ballots.

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