MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now today urged Wisconsinites outraged by the sexist, racist, outrageous policies and actions of Donald Trump and his cohorts like Scott Walker and Brad Schimel to do one thing today in response to Trump’s visit to the state — vote.
“We know Donald Trump, Scott Walker and their cohorts are racist. We know they’re sexist. We know they have a terrible record on just about every issue imaginable,” said One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher. “While there’s not much we can do about Trump coming to Wisconsin and having to hear whatever deplorable things he has to say being reported by the media, we can go vote and stop their agenda.”
Eicher noted that early voting is now available across the state and many municipalities are making ballots available after regular business hours and at satellite locations, not just the municipal clerk’s office.
One Wisconsin Now’s partner organization, One Wisconsin Institute was the lead plaintiff in a successful federal lawsuit overturning restrictions on early voting imposed by Scott Walker and Republican legislative majorities. The judge in the case found that the voting restrictions, “… intentionally discriminates on the basis of race. I reach this conclusion because I am persuaded that this law was specifically targeted to curtail voting in Milwaukee without any other legitimate purpose.”
Eicher concluded, “Donald Trump may be coming to try to rally Republicans, but he’s highlighting everything that has built the electoral blue wave the racists and sexists like Scott Walker and Donald Trump fear. But the wave only happens if we vote!”