One Wisconsin Now Press Release

December 6, 2013
Contact: Mike Browne
Phone: (608) 444-3483

One Wisconsin Now Calls on State Politicians to Honor Memory of Nelson Mandela With Actions, Not Just Words

End Attacks on Right to Vote to Truly Honor Memory of Mandela

MADISON, WI -- One Wisconsin Now released the following statements in commemoration and honor of the passing of Nelson Mandela:

"Above all else, Nelson Mandela sacrificed and persevered to achieve peace and equality for the people of his nation.

"As we remember and celebrate his unparalleled victories for the human race, it is only appropriate we in Wisconsin honor his life by securing what he held sacred: the simple democratic idea of one person, one vote.

"Twenty years after Nelson Mandela was finally able to cast his vote in a country that had imprisoned him for a generation, we see here in Wisconsin that right to vote compromised as never before for the sake of partisan, political agendas.

"We respectfully ask Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues elected as the leaders of our state legislature to end their collective attacks on the right to vote for legal voters in the state of Wisconsin -- and truly honor a man who brought so much to so many."

---

One Wisconsin Now issued a comprehensive report on the assault on voting rights in Wisconsin, available here: http://bit.ly/ptrtviw

In addition, One Wisconsin Institute has submitted, and had accepted by the State Supreme Court, an amicus brief as part of state court action challenging implementation of a voter ID requirement that could disenfranchise an estimated 300,000 legal Wisconsin voters, disproportionately elderly and minority citizens, available here: http://bit.ly/18pWCAC

Join One Wisconsin Now
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls on State Politicians to Honor Memory of Nelson Mandela With Actions, Not Just Words
  • Wisconsin Joins National Top Ten... Of Percentage of State Students Graduating With Debt
  • Newly Minted State Representative Who Filed Bankruptcy Over Unpaid Medical Bills Casts Her First Vote to Strip Health Care from 83,000 Poorest Wisconsinites
  • Another Supporter for the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act
  • Opportunity to Help Student Loan Borrowers Knocks for Assembly Representatives-Elect
  • Gov. Walker Offers New Explanation to National Media for Departure From College Without Degree
  • One Wisconsin Now Responds to Public Release of Gov. Walker's Book
  • Serial Deadbeat Michael Schraa Passes 'Declare You're Poor if You Want to Vote' Bill
  • Special Interest Shenanigans in 21st Assembly District
  • Assembly GOP Set to Wrap Up Fall Session With Attacks on Wisconsin Voter Rights
  • Wisconsin Ensnared in $83 Million National Propaganda and Privatization Web Spun by Radical Right-Wing Funders
  • Eau Claire Community Talks Higher Ed, Lower Debt
  • Wisconsin Election Fraud Alert: Assembly GOP Changing Voting Rules to Give Themselves Partisan Political Benefit
  • Nearly 15,000 Sign Up to Tell Gov. Walker and Big Business Lobby: "Respect Wisconsin Women"
  • Assembly GOP Attempts to Resuscitate Voter ID Law
  • Republicans' Latest Witch Hunt Against Voting in Wisconsin Gets Hearing in State Senate
  • New Republican Voter ID Bill Nothing More Than 'James Crow, Esq.'
  • Will Assembly Republicans Give Halloween Treat to Their Big Money Campaign Donors?
  • Latest Enrollment Statistics Expose Unaccountable Private School Voucher Expansion Scam
  • GOP Fatcats Pick A Side in State Assembly Race
  • More Press Releases