MADISON, Wis. – Today, Legislative Republicans gaveled in and out of Governor Evers’ special session to create a pathway for voters to overturn the archaic 1849 abortion law through establishing binding referendums in Wisconsin. Unlike more than 20 other states, including Michigan, Ohio, and Kansas, Wisconsinites have no way to directly weigh in on state law without going through the Republican-led legislature.

Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement regarding the special session: 

“The will of the people should be the law of the land. But here in Wisconsin, Republican legislators have continued to put their will above that of Wisconsinites. When nearly 70% of people believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, the State Legislature has a responsibility to listen. 

“As they gavel in and gavel out of this special session, Republicans are turning their backs on our friends, neighbors and communities across our state. The people of Wisconsin deserve to have their voices be heard. They deserve better.” 

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