MADISON – Today, Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez launches her “Win Wisconsin” PAC, a new political action committee dedicated to supporting legislative candidates who are committed to strengthening access to health care in Wisconsin, supporting the expansion of BadgerCare and have experience in the health and science industries. 

“As a former nurse, I have seen firsthand how our health care system falls short and leaves too many Wisconsinites without access to care. I chose to run for office after two decades working in our health care industry to fight for more accessible and affordable health care for all people in Wisconsin, and I’m proud to launch this organization committed to electing public servants who share that mission,” said Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez.

There are commonsense actions that we can and must take to strengthen access to health care in our state, including expanding coverage, investing in mental health care and improving access to substance abuse treatment, lowering prescription drug costs, and protecting reproductive care. That means we’ve got to elect more legislators who will stand shoulder to shoulder with Governor Evers and me in the fight to ensure every Wisconsinite can get the care they need. 

“With early and continued support and the resources to reach voters across the state, we will be able to help Democrats protect and expand the number of seats in the state legislature and continue making progress for Wisconsinites.” 

Win Wisconsin will work to ensure incumbents and challengers have early support to reach and recruit new voters, even with the uncertainty that legislative lines could change ahead of Election Day. In a cycle with critical races from the White House to the State Legislature, investing in Wisconsin’s down-ballot legislative races will help drive voter turnout at the precinct and district levels. Win Wisconsin will also work to engage and turn out historically underrepresented groups, including Latino voters.

Lt. Governor Rodriguez first ran for the General Assembly in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic to bring her experience as a nurse and health care industry leader to Madison. She was elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2022 and has made expanding BadgerCare and improving health care access the center of her administration. She recently launched her new podcast, “The Rodriguez Report,” focusing on the conversations she has with Wisconsinites about health care as she travels the state. Her first episode featured Peggy McDowell, a Tomahawk resident who had to divorce her husband in order to qualify for Medicaid, as she and her husband collectively made $100 over the limit to qualify for coverage.

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