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Press Release
July 17, 2012

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Voter ID Injunction

Every Shovel of Dirt Put on the Coffin of Jim Crow Is a Victory for Democracy,' Says OWN

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding Judge David Flanagan’s permanent injunction against Wisconsin’s noxious voter identification law.

Scott Walker and his allies have lied over and over again, spewing baseless claims of voter impropriety where there is none. Just this week, their claims in Racine were shown to be completely fraudulent. The Republicans’ voter suppression scheme involves the highest levels of power in Wisconsin and Washington, DC and it must be stopped.

“The right to vote is sacred and in Wisconsin it is guaranteed by the state constitution. Voter ID was borne from the scourge of slavery and is the calculated effort to deny legal voters the franchise.

“Wisconsin applauds Judge Flanagan’s decision and knows that every shovel of dirt put on the coffin of Jim Crow is a victory for democracy.”

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One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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