MADISON, Wis. — This past weekend, Governor Tony Evers and other Democratic leaders from across the state joined together at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s 2022 Convention in La Crosse. This year’s theme — Doing What’s Right For Wisconsin — highlighted how Gov. Evers has delivered for our state over the last four years, while also looking ahead to the work that needs to be done.
At the convention, Gov. Evers and other Democratic leaders held a rally in support of abortion access following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and roll back the rights women have had for nearly 50 years. Gov. Evers is dedicated to fighting for reproductive rights, repealing Wisconsin’s archaic abortion ban, and ensuring Wisconsinites have access to critical healthcare.
See below for a round up of important moments at the convention.
Gov. Evers Meets With Democrats From Across Wisconsin
Tony met with WisDems constituency caucuses
Gov. Evers on SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade: “That’s Bull****”
At a reproductive rights rally on Saturday, Gov. Evers spoke about the importance of fighting for access to abortion following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: “[Women] were made second-class citizens — “thats bull****.”
Gov. Evers was joined by Senator Tammy Baldwin, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Assembly Democratic Leader Greta Neubauer, and Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley at a rally for reproductive rights in La Crosse.
Gov. Evers’ Keynote Speech
“‘There is so much at stake in 2022,” Evers said in his speech where he criticized former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and primary frontrunner Tim Michels by name. “And we know what will happen if we aren’t successful. My opponents are already running a scorched earth campaign to divide our state. The Republican primary is a race to see who can be the loudest, the most divisive, and the most radical candidate. To put it simply, Wisconsin deserves better.’”
“‘Even though I’m wearing my orange tie I know I’m not the flashiest guy in the room,” Evers said during his speech. “Because of that, sometimes people underestimate me.” “Just ask Scott Walker about that,” he joked to the crowd, following up, with a grin: “Who’s that?’”