For Immediate Release
Sam Quigley at firstname.lastname@example.org
"An Overt, Partisan Power Grab That Comes at the Expense of Everyday Wisconsinites"
"What is taking place in Wisconsin is a national embarrassment, and every participant, from Governor Scott Walker to the lowest ranked Republican State Assembly Member secretary, should be ashamed of themselves."
WASHINGTON - Today, in response to Republicans in Wisconsin passing antidemocratic legislation, including language to limit the powers of Governor-elect Tony Evers, the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires Morris Pearl released the following statement:
"Despite discriminatory voter ID laws and obvious gerrymandering, the people of Wisconsin voted in record numbers this past November. Their support of Tony Evers was purposeful, and clear. Lame duck legislators in the State Capitol who are voting to limit the powers of the incoming governor and his cabinet are compromising the integrity of the electoral process, as well as saying they know better than voters, and will act as they see fit.
People across the country see this for what it is-- an overt, partisan power grab that comes at the expense of everyday Wisconsinites. What is taking place in Wisconsin is a national embarrassment, and every participant, from Governor Scott Walker to the lowest ranked Republican State Assembly Member secretary, should be ashamed of themselves."
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