Monday, December 3, 2018

Stop the Lame Duck. Call Rep Quinn Today!

Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature have called an "extraordinary" Lame Duck session starting Monday 12/3. They're expected to vote as early as Tuesday on an extremely partisan set of bills including:
  • Restricting the powers of the Governor and Attorney General before Tony Evers and Josh Kaul can take office
  • Restricting early-voting
  • Changing the date of elections in 2020 to benefit a right-wing Supreme Court justice who was appointed to the position by Scott Walker
  • Giving the legislature a whole lot more power over state agencies that have historically been overseen by the Governor's Office

This story in the State Journal gives a good overview of the situation. You can read the Legislative Fiscal Bureau's summaries of the bills here.

This is an outrageously cynical move to subvert the will of the voters, who elected Democrats to all statewide offices fair and square just a few weeks ago.

Call Rep. Romaine Quinn today and tell him to oppose this shameful, un-democratic powergrab.
Quinn's Office: (608) 266-2519
State Capitol Switchboard: (800) 362-9472

"Although our parties will have honest differences of opinion, if we go forward by looking for areas of agreement, I believe we can accomplish a great deal of good for everyone in this state. I am dedicated to working in good faith with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do what is best for Wisconsin."