MADISON, Wis. – Opportunity Wisconsin today announced the launch of a new grassroots campaign to hold Representatives Bryan Steil and Derrick Van Orden accountable for choosing the wealthy and big corporations, over the working families they’re supposed to represent. 

Beginning this week, the group will host grassroots events in the 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts to highlight Reps. Steil and Van Orden’s recent votes and their continued refusal to fight for working people in our state. Just last week, both Congressmen voted for Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s “Default on America Act,” a devastating plan that cuts food assistance from seniors, reduces access to care for veterans, and threatens millions in education and child care funding. 

“Congressmen Bryan Steil and Derrick Van Orden consistently choose the wealthy and big corporations over what’s best for Wisconsin families. Whether it’s opposing the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowers out-of-control drug costs and caps the price of insulin for seniors, or voting to let the wealthy and corporations keep cheating on their taxes instead of paying their fair share, Congressmen Steil and Van Orden have turned their back on working people,” said Opportunity Wisconsin Program Director Meghan Roh. “Wisconsinites expect better from their representatives and they’re ready to make their voices heard. Opportunity Wisconsin is committed to holding these Congressmen accountable and working with our grassroots coalitions in the 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts to demand that Reps. Steil and Van Orden start fighting for working families.”

Opportunity Wisconsin is a coalition of Wisconsin residents committed to fighting for an economy that works for everyone. Since launching in 2020, the organization has built a network of grassroots supporters and storytellers who have elevated the real consequences of economic policies that put the wealthy and big corporations first.

In addition to grassroots events holding the Congressmen accountable, Opportunity Wisconsin is launching a seven-figure paid media campaign in Wisconsin’s 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts.

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