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MADISON — Last week Democratic organizers and volunteers knocked on doors and made phone calls in targeted Senate and Assembly districts to pressure Republican legislators to expand Medicaid, a move that would extend affordable coverage to 82,000 Wisconsinites, save the state $324 million in the 2019-21 biennial budget, and free up $1.6 billion in federal funding.
From June 8 – 15 volunteers reached out to thousands of voters to encourage them to contact their legislators. Volunteers contacted voters identified as Democratic-leaning, independent, and Republian-leaning.
Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee ripped Medicaid Expansion from Gov. Evers’ budget last month. An April poll from Marquette University Law School found that an astonishing 70% of Wisconsinites support expanding Medicaid. Republicans are set to bring their version of the budget to the Assembly and Senate floor next week.