At State Convention, WisDems Outline Stakes of 2022 Election, Condemn GOP Attacks on Abortion
MADISON, Wis. – This weekend at the Wisconsin Democratic State Convention, Governor Tony Evers, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Democratic Assembly Leader Greta Neubauer, and Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley rallied against Republicans, like Ron Johnson and the GOP gubernatorial candidates, who have continuously attacked Wisconsinites’ ability to make their own health care decisions.
Across Wisconsin, voters are reading about how Democrats are fighting for access to abortion despite Republicans’ decades-long war on reproductive health:
Wisconsin State Journal: Roe v Wade decision takes center stage at Wisconsin Democratic Party convention
“One day after the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, those attending the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s convention in La Crosse Saturday offered a united message that reproductive health will play a pivotal role in the midterm election.
“Speaking at a rally in the La Crosse Center lobby, Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul, who is seeking reelection this fall, said the 2022 election ‘is going to be remembered for the next generation as the election that came after Roe was overturned.’
“‘We have got to win every statewide race and send a message that will be remembered for decades to come that if you take rights away from Wisconsinites, you are going to lose your seat in office,’ Kaul said.
“While the state party looks to defend GOP challenges against Evers and Kaul, whom U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, described as the ‘brick wall in Wisconsin,’ a packed field of candidates are running to oust Johnson this fall. Johnson praised the Supreme Court’s decision Friday…
“Evers has said he would do ‘everything in his power’ to fight the ruling through legislative, executive or judicial action. That includes offering pardons to physicians who are convicted for providing abortions.”
“Following Friday’s court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, abortion access quickly became a hot topic for Wisconsin politicians.
“The state’s top democrats used the stage at the La Crosse Center Saturday, June 25 as a place to condemn the SCOTUS decision and share their plans to keep abortion accessible in Wisconsin, especially depending on some key elections this fall.
“‘I have seven grandkids that are girls or young women. Yesterday they were made second class citizens. That’s bull,’ Governor Tony Evers said on Saturday.
“Democratic leaders at the convention, including Evers, Senator Tammy Baldwin, and Attorney General Josh Kaul criticized both the court’s decision and an 1849 law on the books in Wisconsin that would make performing an abortion a felony. Evers ensured protection from that law under his watch.”
Fox Green Bay: WisDems Convention, Rally for Abortion Rights
“Two goals top the list for Democrats as the party gathered for its two-day convention at the La Crosse Center: keep Governor Tony Evers in office and boot U.S. Senator Ron Johnson out.”
ABC Madison: Lawmakers Speak Out on Abortion Rights
“Tammy Baldwin was critical of the Republican Party for the overturning of Roe v. Wade – urging attendees about the importance of delivering their ballot in the next election.”