WASHINGTON, D.C. – Right Direction Wisconsin, an affiliate of Republican Governors Association, today announced a grassroots campaign, complete with a four-figure digital buy and coasters, to hold Gov. Tony Evers accountable for his stifling restrictions on restaurants and bars. His over-reaching regulations caused thousands of Wisconsin small businesses to lose critical revenue and caused many to shut down permanently. Now patrons and small business owners will be able to express their disgust with the governor when having a few drinks.
- The digital ads will be running on Facebook this week to targeted to voters across the state.
- The coasters will be available at Wisconsin restaurants across the state. They contain a QR code leading patrons to FireTonyEvers.com. More restaurant and bar owners across the state will be able to request coasters for their establishment through this website.
Accompanied with the coasters, the restaurant owners sent a letter to fellow Wisconsin small business owners. You can read the full letter here.
“As fellow tavern and restaurant owners, we stand with you in solidarity and salute your hard work to keep your establishment running during these difficult times,” said Steve Hepp of Silver Eagle Saloon and Lisa Line of Wally Wheelz Inn. “This is no small feat, especially considering all of the extreme policies and road blocks that Governor Evers has put in place to close us down. In the last year, the number of small businesses that are open in Wisconsin decreased by 28%, and close to 160,000 jobs have been lost due to his poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses, like yours, are the backbone of Wisconsin’s economy and Evers’ policies have pushed them to the brink of destruction.
“Since the start of the pandemic, Governor Evers has been battling the Wisconsin Legislature in an attempt to take power through executive orders. Thankfully, some of these executive orders have been stopped by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Governor Evers’ power grab has created uncertainty and instability for our industry. It is clear that Governor Evers cannot be trusted to lead our great state. Help us elect a governor that can be trusted.”