Jan 12, 2022


January 12, 2022

Contact: Julia Hamelburg (julia.hamelburg@wisdems.org)

Wisconsin Democrats Rally Behind President Biden’s Call for Voting Rights Legislation

MADISON, Wis. – Yesterday, President Biden and Vice President Harris reaffirmed their commitment to protecting the sacred right to vote. Democrats from across Wisconsin have voiced their support for the president’s leadership on this critical issue and joined the rallying call for the Senate to pass the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act:

Governor Tony Evers: “The right of every eligible voter to participate in our elections isn’t partisan. It’s fundamental to our democracy. Thank you to @JoeBiden for reaffirming the values that define this country. It’s time for Congress to pass legislation that protects voting rights.” [1/11/22]

Senator Tammy Baldwin: “We cannot allow Mitch McConnell and Washington obstruction to prevent us from protecting our Democracy. And we cannot allow Trump’s Big Lie to attack your constitutional right to free and fair elections where every American has equal access to the ballot box. #FTVA #JLVRAA” [1/11/22]

Representative Gwen Moore: “Your vote is your voice. It is the lifeblood of our democracy. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is what we need right now to protect your right to vote and to safeguard free and fair elections.” [1/11/22]

Representative Mark Pocan: “It ain’t rocket science: if we don’t secure the right to vote, democracy is in danger. It’s on us to protect #VotingRights. No matter what it takes.” [1/11/22]

ACLU Wisconsin: “Protecting our democracy couldn’t be more urgent. Send a message to your Senator now — the Senate must pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and clear the way for it to be signed into law.” [1/12/22]

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway: “We need Congress to take action on #VotingRights now. Here in Madison, we are fighting as hard as we can to protect democracy, but we are facing threats, intimidation, subpoenas, investigations, and terrible legislation – all designed to make it harder to vote. We need the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to be the law of the land…” [1/11/22]

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley: “.@POTUS & @VP are correct. The time is now to expand voting rights & protect our most fundamental right: the right to cast a ballot and have your voice heard. #PassVotingRightsNow” [1/11/22]