MADISON, Wis. – Today, as part of a national “Defend Choice” week of action, Gov. Tony Evers, Rep. Lisa Subeck, and Dane County Supervisor April Kigeya spoke with Wisconsin voters to call out Republicans’ ultra-MAGA attacks on abortion access and outline the stakes of the November elections.
Speakers underlined that reproductive rights are on the ballot in 2022 and that Democrats are energized to elect pro-choice candidates like Gov. Evers who will continue to fight for safe, legal abortion access in Wisconsin.
“We are at a critical time. I have never heard so much anger and concern on any issue as this. That’s what happens when, overnight, you take away and make every woman in the state of Wisconsin, including all seven of my granddaughters, second-class citizens,” said Governor Tony Evers. “I’m going to do everything I can to protect access to abortion because I don’t think a law that was written before the Civil War, or before women secured the right to vote, should be used to dictate these intimate decisions on reproductive health,” he added following the event.
“It is absolutely critical that we are mobilizing every single supporter here in the state and every single voter to re-elect Governor Evers, to defeat Ron Johnson, and to elect Democrats up and down the ticket. Now more than ever, this is personal,” said state Representative Lisa Subeck. “The stakes are high – abortion is on the ballot. And it’s not just abortion, it is about the freedom to make our own decisions about when and if we start a family… This has been a long time coming, Republicans engaged in a war on reproductive health care for years.”
“I’m proud to stand here with Governor Evers and Representative Subeck as part of a national ‘Defend Choice’ week of action. The stakes of the 2022 elections have never been higher – here in Wisconsin and across the country, abortion is on the ballot. And the radical Republicans who are running against Governor Evers are as extreme and as divisive as they come,” said Dane County Supervisor April Kigeya. “This election will be a referendum on Republicans’ ultra-MAGA and unpopular anti-choice agenda.”