Weekly Democratic radio address:
"GOP suppresses voter registration"


STEVENS POINT, WI – Today, Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) offered the Democratic weekly radio address on the recent changes made to elections in Wisconsin. 

“This is a direct attack on groups like the League of Women Voters, whose registration drives help thousands of people have a say in their government.   And this change could mean longer lines on Election Day as more people try to register at the polls."  - Sen. Julie Lassa
 

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
http://media2.legis.wisconsin.gov/multimedia/Sen24/lassaradio2.11.16.mp3

A written transcript of the address is below: 

“Hi, I’m State Senator Julie Lassa. Over the past seven years, Republican legislators have been obsessed with changing our state’s election laws.  The majority of these provisions have been aimed at making it harder for citizens to exercise their constitutional right to have a say in their government by voting. A new set of proposals just voted on by the Senate continues this tampering with our elections.

"It eliminates the special registration deputies that now help home-bound seniors, people with disabilities, college students and others register to vote.  This is a direct attack on groups like the League of Women Voters, whose registration drives help thousands of people have a say in their government.   And this change could mean longer lines on Election Day as more people try to register at the polls.

"The constant tampering of Republicans with our election laws can only result in making it harder for people to exercise the most important right they have as citizens of Wisconsin and America – the right to vote.  As President Eisenhower said, “The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.”  That’s the way it should be in a democracy, and we should make sure it stays that way.”