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Election Day in Wisconsin: Recall Walker

Post submitted by Paul Guequierre, HRC Staff

It’s Election Day in Wisconsin, where Governor Scott Walker faces a recall challenge by Milwaukee Mayor and HRC endorsee Tom Barrett.  While Walker has become infamous for union busting, his record on LGBT equality isn’t any better.  His record is fraught with divisiveness and anti-LGBT sentiment.  In addition to his “divide and conquer” approach to union labor in the Badger state, Walker supported the 2006 Wisconsin anti-marriage amendment and does not support basic rights and protections for LGBT people.  Tom Barrett on the other hand is a strong supporter of equality.  He opposed the 2006 amendment and earned 100 percent on HRC’s Congressional Scorecard in the last session in which he served.

If you live in Wisconsin and haven’t voted yet, I hope you’ll take the time to do so before the polls close today.  If you know someone who lives in Wisconsin, urge them to cast a ballot for equality today. 

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