MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin Now is highlighting a different and depressing failure of Gov. Walker every day, for twenty days. The title “Governor of the State of Wisconsin” suggests that the holder of the office would consider the diversity of the entire state’s population. As judged by his actions in office, Scott Walker has clearly failed in this regard.
“With the title of ‘Governor of Wisconsin’ you’d think Scott Walker would show at least some commitment to representing the diversity of Wisconsin’s 5.5 million residents. But Gov. Walker has shown by his actions that if you’re not rich, white and straight, he doesn’t have time for you,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director.
Among Gov. Walker’s failures to respect and represent the increasing diversity of Wisconsin’s population are his actions:
- Refusing to defend the state’s domestic partner registry law that would give same- sex couples limited legal protections like having hospital visitation rights or using family and medical leave in the event of the death or serious illness of a partner;
- Signing the repeal of the state racial profiling law that would have helped to detect patterns of racial profiling by law enforcement so it could be stopped;
- Hiking tuition on children who attended and graduated from a Wisconsin high school, but who cannot document their immigration status.
One Wisconsin Now is commemorating over 20 days, the failings, scandals and imbroglios of Gov. Scott Walker’s 20-years in elected office. Gov. Walker, who was first elected to the State Assembly on June 29, 1993, has spent virtually no time in the private sector and has enjoyed nearly half his life on the taxpayers’ dime, including receiving well over $1 million in salary alone, as well as health care benefits for he and his family.
Previous information compiled by One Wisconsin Now about Scott Walker’s failure as Milwaukee County Executive is available at www.ScottWalkerFailureFiles.com, his first disastrous year as Governor is available at WalkerFailure.com and the millionaires and billionaires behind it all at http://pinterest.com/onewisconsinnow/who-s-buying-gov-scott-walker