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After Democrats won every constitutional office in Wisconsin in November, Republicans have moved swiftly to pass new laws to kneecap the power of those offices. In response to this blatantly partisan attempt to cling to power, Tom Steyer released the following statement:
“After being clearly rejected by the people of Wisconsin at the polls just one month ago, the Wisconsin GOP, instead of changing its ideas or its agenda, is changing the rules. After losing every constitutional office in the state, the GOP is moving swiftly to pass laws that would kneecap the power of those offices. In a democracy, the will of the people should stand above partisan advantage. But the GOP, in Wisconsin and across the country, have made their preference clear: power first, democracy second, and the American people last.”
Tomorrow, Tom Steyer will hold a town hall in South Carolina with NAACP President Derrick Johnson to discuss the right to an equal vote in a fair democracy, and launch a discussion to explore the different dimensions of the issue and the steps our government can take to protect the right to an equal vote. This is the first of a series of five town halls that Tom Steyer will host on the five rights essential to freedom in the 21st century.