WASHINGTON — Today, Wisconsin lawmakers in the Assembly will vote on a bill to impose an extreme 14-week abortion ban through a binding voter referendum. Wisconsin’s previous abortion ban was blocked by the courts, and now the state GOP is pursuing a dangerous workaround to restrict fundamental freedoms. As long as they retain control of both chambers, Wisconsin Republicans are willing to sidestep any obstacle to implement dangerous abortion bans.
A reminder: Republicans have a majority in the Assembly and a one-seat supermajority in the Senate. Both chambers are on the ballot in 2024.
Democrat Gov. Evers has pledged to veto the bill, but Republicans in both chambers remain on offense and pose a serious threat to abortion rights. Electing Democrats to the state legislature is the only defense against the dangerous abortion bans that Wisconsin Republicans will continue to push with the power that their majority affords. The DLCC is committed to shifting the balance of power in the Wisconsin legislature by building Democratic power in the state.
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Heather Williams issued the following statement:
“Just as we marked the anniversary of Roe, Republicans continue to make clear that they will stop at nothing in their crusade against reproductive freedom. Just like their GOP colleagues in states like Kansas and Ohio, Republicans in Wisconsin are not stopping their attacks and are willing to use any means possible to enact their dangerous and unpopular agenda. Until voted out, we will continue to see extreme attacks on abortion access from Republicans in Wisconsin.
“The DLCC is focused on building Democratic power in Wisconsin this year and our effort is essential to safeguarding Wisconsinites from Republicans’ extreme agenda and ongoing attacks on reproductive rights. The DLCC will continue to sound the alarm on the GOP’s threats to fundamental freedoms across the country. The 2024 election is a choice on freedoms and the DLCC is confident that our candidates are on the right side of history.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.