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Wisconsin Shows Why We Need to Persist

Yesterday Wisconsin voters elected a new state Supreme Court Justice. Liberal Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz crushed her opponent on Tuesday. The outcome of the contest will likely determine the fate of abortion rights and other key issues in the top presidential battleground.

Statements by the Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair at the end of the night provided inspiring words as we continue to persist against our local MAGA extremists, including in the upcoming May Election.

“The resurrection of democracy and freedom in Wisconsin has begun,” it read.

“On paper, this campaign may have lasted only a few months. But tonight’s victory is the result of years of unglamorous work by volunteers, activists, union members, and organizers across our state who knocked doors, made phone calls, chipped in, and never lost the faith that a better future was possible—even when hope seemed all but lost. Tonight is a testament to the power of never giving up. And it’s a testament to the whirlwind that the foes of democracy—in Wisconsin, and in America—can expect to reap.

“While we may have won tonight, we know that the threat posed to our freedoms and our democracy by MAGA extremism continues. And that’s why we will never stop organizing. We will use this moment as a springboard into the long work ahead—to build a multiracial democracy in which all of us, no matter our gender or gender identity, our generation or the geography in which we live, has a voice, has dignity, and has the power that is supposed to be the birthright of all American citizens.”

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