Republicans have introduced bills to undercut Gov.-elect Tony Evers
Wisconsin Republicans lost badly in the midterms, but that hasn’t stopped them from being sore losers. Now Republicans in the legislature are moving forward on several proposals to undercut Governor-elect Tony Evers’s authority before he’s even taken office. They’re even floating the idea of moving the 2020 presidential primary in order to rig the election in favor of the Republican Supreme Court justice! We can’t allow Republicans to play politics with our state’s future. They’re blatantly ignoring the will of the people, and the people need to say something.
Call your legislator using the below script, and ask 5 friends to do the same. If you don’t know who your legislators are, you can call the legislative hotline at 800-362-9472 and an operator will direct you.
“Hello. My name is _______ and I’m a constituent of _______. I’m calling to urge ______ to vote against any efforts to undermine Governor-elect Evers’s authority and move the date of the 2020 primary to benefit a Republican Supreme Court justice.”
If you live in one of these Senate districts, it’s especially important that you call your Senator and ask them to vote against these bills:
Sen. Luther Olsen (SD-14, central Wisconsin and parts of Adams, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Outagamie, Waupaca and Waushara counties, 608-266-0751)
Sen. Patrick Testin (SD-24, central Wisconsin and parts of Adams, Marathon, Portage, Marquette, Wood, and Waushara counties, 608-266-3123)
Sen. Jerry Petrowski (SD-29, north-central Wisconsin; Marathon, Barron, Bayfield, Price, Rusk, and Taylor Counties, 608-266-2502)
Republicans are planning on bringing these bills to the floor as early as Tuesday, so we need to act fast. Please, spread the word so we can prevent this last-minute GOP effort to hold onto power.
Listen to Rep. Melissa Sargent address this issue in Democrats’ weekly radio address.
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