Statements from Wisconsin Democrats on the Republican Extraordinary Session
“Republicans are so fearful of the Wisconsin voters that they have publicly embarrassed themselves by calling a legislative session that is a clear attack on democracy just so they can avoid losing more special elections. Scott Walker, Scott Fitzgerald and Robin Vos need to stop silencing the voices of the people of Wisconsin and hold these elections.” – Martha Laning, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin
“It is outrageous that legislative Republicans have worked with Gov. Walker to come up with a backroom deal that will deny voters their right to have a voice in the state legislature. Their actions today show just how extraordinarily worried the GOP is of losing their grip on power this year.” – Jenni Dye, Executive Director of the State Senate Democratic Committee.
“This corrupt extraordinary session is just the latest example of how Wisconsin Republicans are willing to rig any map, silence any voice and break any rule as long as it keeps them in power. Doing this change now means that voters of Assembly District 42 and Senate District 1– who are currently unrepresented by Scott Walker — will be left without a say in whether their voices are silenced.” – Doug Hyant, Executive Director of the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee