Statement from Senator Hansen in Response

to Governor’s Announcement of People’s Map Commission


“Thanks to Governor Evers the people will have input into the creation of non-partisan district maps for the first time in our history.


“The criticism from Republicans is not surprising given their fierce opposition to any effort to take away their ability to draw maps that will help them keep their hold on power despite the overwhelming support from the pubic for drawing fair maps that result in competitive and fair elections.  The ability of Republicans to rig the maps is the only way they can overcome an electorate that is moving away from them and their politics of dividing the people against each other for their own political gain.


“I applaud Governor Evers efforts to restore balance in our elections to make sure that every person’s vote matters and look forward to seeing the resulting maps that result from this non-partisan effort.”