Contact: Rep. David Bowen,                                                                                    (608) 266-7671

MILWAUKEE – Gov. Scott Walker today asked NFL players to stop protesting during the national anthem. Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement in response:

“As much as Governor Walker, who had little to say when Nazis marched and murdered in Charlottesville, would like to tell people of color what they can say and when, the First Amendment doesn’t make an exception for unpopular governors trying to imitate Donald Trump.

“Patriotic players can kneel to shed a light on systemic racial injustice and highlight Domestic Violence Month at the same time. Even the governor proved he can focus on two priorities at once when he signed off on a $3 billion giveaway to a foreign corporation days before approving tax hikes on working Wisconsin families.”


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