July 31, 2014
Statement on Voter Suppression Court Ruling
MADISON – Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson released the following statement on today’s ruling by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court on Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Scott Walker and League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network, Inc. v. Scott Walker:
“This session, we witnessed Gov. Walker and Tea Party Republicans repeatedly assault our democratic foundation by suppressing the rights of voters across our state.
“In turn, communities throughout Wisconsin collectively applauded when a federal judge ruled in April that the Wisconsin Republicans’ extreme anti-democracy, voter suppression agenda was unconstitutional.
“While today’s ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court will have little immediate effect on April’s federal ruling, I’m extremely disappointed that our polarized court has once again permitted attacks on our most basic freedoms.
“Today, it was our freedom to vote and Wisconsin’s proud tradition of promoting engagement in our democratic process. What will it be tomorrow?”