Fact Check 101

Wisconsin Vote Fact Check LogoWe’re kicking off a new effort today as part of our Wisconsin Vote 2012 election coverage and it’s one I’m particularly excited about. It’s the launching of a Fact Check 101 workshop where we’re hoping to empower citizens who want to understand more about the campaigns and groups trying to influence their votes.

We’ll be visiting libraries across the state to put on these free workshops where people are encouraged to bring in their questions and we’ll collectively seek out the truth. Thursday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m., we’ll kick this off at the Appleton Public Library.

Are you tired of being skeptical about the political television commercials, the phone calls, the email, and the brochures? Are you tired of simply wondering who’s telling the whole truth, the half truths and nothing but the political truths?

Both of these projects are part of our Wisconsin Vote project that you can find at: http://wisconsinvote.org/

Even if you can’t make one of the workshops, here’s a copy of what I’m going to be handing out to those in attendance.

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It’s a two-page guide to political truth seeking. I’d love your feedback, so feel free to e-mail me your thoughts at: adam.schrager@wpt.org.

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One Response to Fact Check 101

  1. Julie Draves says:

    I am from Western Wisconsin, and TAP (The Awareness Project) is a grassroots organization dedicated to increasing citizen engagement and voter education. I’ve looked through all your web information, but see no workshops other than the one in Appleton. Are there any scheduled in our part of the state? We get lonely out here with the paucity of attention and political inclusion.

    I’m in River Falls, and I would really like to see a workshop happen here. I would be glad to work with you and maybe a professor (Wes Chapin?) from UWRF to put together a workshop using your content if you can’t make it to our neck of the woods. I think there would be a lot of interest here.

    If there are workshops planned for WesternWI, let me know.

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