HRC Responds to Lame Duck Power Grab by Wisconsin Republicans, Calls on Gov. Walker to Veto Bill

by Ianthe Metzger

MADISON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement in response to Wisconsin Republicans’ vote to strip power from incoming Governor Tony Evers and incoming Attorney General Josh Kaul.

“Elections matter and on November 6, Wisconsin voters came out in record numbers to reject the toxic leadership of Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel,” said HRC Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout. “Rather than accept the will of the people, Republican legislators have vindictively jammed through a sweeping set of bills designed to undermine the power and authority of our incoming, democratically-elected leaders. This illegitimate power grab is an affront to our state’s values. Rather than cement his legacy as a partisan hack, we urge Governor Scott Walker to do the right thing and veto this bill.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.


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