Sen. Fitzgerald and Rep. Jagler: Respond to Evers’ executive order banning r-word

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2019
Senator Scott Fitzgerald (608) 266-5660
Representative John Jagler (608) 266-9650

Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Jagler Respond to Evers’ Executive Order Banning R-Word

[Madison, WI]  Today, Governor Evers signed Executive Order #15. The order copies key components of legislation introduced by Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and Rep. John Jagler to ban the “R-word” and its derivatives from Wisconsin administrative code. That bill is advancing quickly in the Legislature. Following the announcement by the governor, Fitzgerald and Jagler released the following joint statement:

“We’re glad that the governor decided to follow the Legislature’s lead on this issue in eliminating this offensive language. Today’s action is a good start, but we can do better. Banning this type of language needs a permanent legislative fix. We look forward to sending our bill to the governor’s desk and it being signed into law.”

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