MADISON – Wisconsin State Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement on Governor Tony Evers’ veto of legislative Republicans’ gerrymandered maps:
“Legislative Republicans introduced maps designed to change as little as possible from their current gerrymandered districts, despite unanimous opposition from the public during legislative hearings. When the GOP maps came to a vote on the Assembly floor last week, I was proud to stand with my fellow Democrats in unanimous opposition.
“Despite overwhelming negative feedback, Republicans voted to send their maps to the Governor’s desk, and today, Governor Tony Evers vetoed the GOP’s gerrymandered maps. The people deserve to choose their representatives, instead of politicians choosing the people they represent. While the battle around legislative maps continues, one thing is clear: Wisconsinites deserve a functioning, representative democracy. Wisconsinites deserve fair, nonpartisan redistricting.”