Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement as Wisconsin is called for Biden:

“Wisconsin workers have delivered the state for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Voters turned out in record numbers in Wisconsin and across our country to make our voices heard. When all the votes are counted across our country, we are confident that the people will have elected Joe Biden as our next President.

(Milwaukee, WI, November 3, 2020) -- As the polls have now come to a close on this election day, Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale issued the following statement:

Election Day is today, November 3. Union members are ready to vote.

Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.

America’s labor movement is determined and prepared to defend our democracy. We are confident that in the days to come, voters will freely exercise our democratic right to have our voices heard and our votes counted using the process we have relied on for 200 years. A legitimate election is one in which everyone eligible to vote can do so, every ballot cast is counted, and the voters decide our next leaders.

The labor movement stands ready to ensure that everyone who can vote, does, and that every vote is counted. In Wisconsin:

Join our Labor 2020 rally this Saturday, October 31, at noon with special guests Governor Tony EversU.S. Representative Gwen Moore, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, and WI AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale. We are getting out the union vote for Biden and Harris all weekend long!

The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled that if your absentee ballot is not received by your municipal clerk by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, your vote will not count.