OSHKOSH, Wis. – This morning, as part of a national “Defend Choice” week of action, state Representatives Gordon Hintz and Kristina Shelton joined Wisconsin voters outside of Ron Johnson’s Oshkosh office to protest the senator’s attacks on abortion rights and Wisconsinites’ ability to make their own medical decisions.
Johnson has spent years undermining reproductive rights and last week bragged about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade and stripping abortion access from Wisconsinites.
State Representative Gordon Hintz [D-Oshkosh]
“When the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, Ron Johnson applauded the decision. And he not only celebrated this devastating loss, he bragged about his role. Let’s be clear: people across the country are going to die because they cannot access safe and legal abortion – and Ron Johnson is celebrating. Time and again, Ron Johnson has proven that he isn’t working for the people of Wisconsin, and he only cares about his own ideological self interest.”
State Representative Kristina Shelton [D-Green Bay]
“We are here outside of Ron Johnson’s office in his hometown to send a very clear message: Wisconsin voters are angry, we are energized, and we are ready to mobilize against him and his continued attacks on our reproductive health care. Ron Johnson has spent his entire career working against the people of this wonderful state, and his anti-abortion record is long and despicable. It’s a list that should most certainly disqualify him from serving the people of Wisconsin.”
Chair of the Winnebago County Democratic Party Marcia Steele
“We deserve a senator who will stand for our rights – not someone like Ron Johnson who is bragging about stripping rights away from people across our state. The stakes of this November election have never been higher: women’s health care rights are on the ballot.”