By now you’ve heard the news.
Wisconsin, a state that has long been considered to be one of the worst gerrymandered in the country, has new hope thanks to a new lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the old legislative boundaries.
If successful, not only would Wisconsin see fair maps in time for next year’s election, but the State Senate, which has half its members up every two years, would have every seat up for grabs next November. Simply put: this is a huge opportunity for the state of Wisconsins and for Senate Democrats.
And Senate Democrats are wasting absolutely no time. We’ve launched a new, aggressive program designed to compete for the majority should new maps become a reality. Winning Wisconsin: The Fight for the Majority is simple in its intent but has a steep hill to climb.
1.) We’re committed to finding a candidate in every district in Wisconsin, from La Crosse to Green Bay and from Kenosha to Superior. We’re going to contend for every vote and give all Wisconsinites a choice of who their representatives are in Madison.
2.) We’re re-establishing and re-positioning our caucus of 11 into one that, given the opportunity, can and will compete for the majority. That means raising money and building the best state legislative program that we can.
3.) And lastly, we’re engaging our grassroots supporters from all across Wisconsin now because we know that if we get this once in a lifetime opportunity, we need all the help we can get to flip seats and take back our legislative majority.
So even though we’re more than one year out from our elections, we have some work to do. And we need your help to do it. In the past few days since launching our program, we’ve seen groundbreaking support from all across Wisconsin and the nation. We’ve seen what happens when you elect Democrats (look to Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania) and we know we can do it here in Wisconsin.
So if you’re in, contribute to our Majority Fund today. And let’s finally give Wisconsin the state representation that it needs!
Melissa Agard, Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader