MADISON – Wisconsin Conservation Voters is releasing its review of the legislative session the “2019-20 Conservation Scorecard” with an online media event on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m.
The Conservation Scorecard includes a review of priority legislation and, when available, how legislators voted in committee and on the floor. It also provides the popular Conservation Honor and Dishonor Rolls. Event attendees will receive a link to this year’s edition ahead of its publication date.
The media event will feature Marinette-area resident Jeff Lamont who will speak about the failure to protect his community from PFAS in its water supply, and his personal fight against the “forever chemicals” inundating drinking water.
Government Affairs Director Jennifer Giegerich will summarize the scorecard and offer context about the legislative session.
Organizing and Political Director Seth Hoffmeister will speak briefly about the importance of the 2020 elections in maintaining the governor’s veto power, and why that’s so crucial for conservation in Wisconsin.
The event is scheduled to last 30 minutes with additional time for a Q & A period. RSVP here.
“This session went by with very little meaningful pro-conservation legislation.” Government Affairs Director Jennifer Giegerich said. “Despite overwhelming public support, the legislature under Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald showed no sense of urgency and no commitment to adopting strong policies and meaningful solutions to the state’s most pressing conservation issues.”
During the call we will provide you with a link to the scorecard for download.