MADISON, Wis. — Tonight, Opportunity Wisconsin released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“For nearly three decades, Justice Ginsburg served on our nation’s highest court as a champion for those seeking a fair shot, whether it was on issues of equality, education, or economic mobility. Badger State residents will benefit from her judicial legacy that will live generations beyond today,” said Program Director Meghan Roh. “We call on Senate lawmakers and the president to honor Justice Ginsburg’s stated wishes before her passing, and the 2016 precedent set by Majority Leader McConnell and supported by Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, and refrain from considering a replacement until Wisconsinites’ voices are heard November 3rd.”  

In February 2016, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Senator Johnson said he strongly agreed “that the American people should decide the future direction of the Supreme Court by their votes for president.”

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