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Janesville, WI – This morning, Paul Ryan announced to his colleagues that he plans to not seek reelection in November.
His Democratic challenger, Cathy Myers, released the following statement:
“Paul Ryan is running away from the harm his policies have caused our neighbors in Wisconsin’s First District and working families nationwide. I am the candidate who will replace him because we need a teacher in Congress who can educate and mobilize voters to reverse the damage Paul Ryan has done to the middle class over his two decades in office.”
Myers’ campaign has fought for those who have been harmed by Paul Ryan’s inaction as Speaker of the House — women who have been silenced by his failure to protect victims of sexual harassment in Congress; students who go to school fearful of gun violence due to his opposition to commonsense gun reform; and DREAMers who are being forced back into the shadows by his failure to call a vote on the DREAM Act.
Myers continued, “Paul Ryan’s inaction on commonsense, bipartisan legislation to protect women, students, and DREAMers is indefensible. I am prepared to lead where Paul Ryan has failed to act. Voters in Wisconsin’s First District are ready for a representative who will fight for them.”
Cathy Myers is a single mother of two, 24-year veteran high school teacher, and two-term member of the Janesville School Board. Paul Ryan has been her constituent since 2013.
Learn more about the marches this weekend and Cathy on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.