Democratic Party Of Wisconsin Launches Defend Justice Campaign

Sep 06, 2023

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Launches Defend Justice Campaign

MADISON, Wis. — Today, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin launched Defend Justice, a multi-pronged statewide campaign to hold Wisconsin Legislative Republicans accountable for their unconstitutional, anti-democratic threat to impeach Justice Janet Protasiewicz.

Last April, Wisconsinites elected Justice Protasiewicz by an overwhelming, double-digit margin. Now, extremist Republican politicians in Madison are threatening impeachment in a desperate attempt to maintain their grip on power—heading off any challenges to their gerrymandered maps, Wisconsin’s near-total 1849 abortion ban, or a MAGA attempt to overturn the 2024 election.

With Defend Justice, WisDems will conduct a robust outreach campaign to inform the public about the GOP’s renewed attacks on Wisconsin’s free and fair elections, as well as mobilize Wisconsinites to call on their legislators to reject any effort by Robin Vos to overturn the will of Wisconsin voters through an unconstitutional and unprecedented impeachment power grab.

“When voters elect someone, politicians can’t overturn the results just because they want to stay in power. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’s threat to impeach Justice Janet Protasiewicz is a desperate, unconstitutional, unprecedented, and obscene power grab to erase the votes of over a million Wisconsinites and lock in the GOP’s gerrymandered maps, the near-total abortion ban, and the power to overturn the 2024 presidential election,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler. “The Defend Justice campaign will make clear to Republican legislators that an unconstitutional impeachment would massively backfire. If Robin Vos moves forward on his impeachment threat, it will permanently define his legacy.”