The election is over. Now the hard part begins.

Governor-Elect Tony Evers talked to his partners – including WEAC members – on Thursday, expressing his extreme appreciation for all the hard work you have done in quick fashion during the Legislature’s lame duck session. He reminded us that we made some dents in the legislation, and that we have a national audience. As Governor Walker prepares to take up the bills on his desk, he’s getting a lot of push-back, even from some of his prominent political supporters, but it’s likely that he will act on signing these “poor loser” bills soon. Governor-Elect Evers is calling on the people of Wisconsin to keep pressure on the soon-to-be-former governor, asking him to veto the bills on his desk.

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Don’t let anyone forget what the Republicans did this month

The bills passed by Republican legislators in their lame-duck power grab have now been sent to the soon-to-be-former governor, who has said he will sign them. For now, continue to email your legislators to let them know you’re still paying attention. And let’s not let anyone forget how the Republicans behaved this month. The next election will be here before you – or they – know it!

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Lame-duck session: Early voting limits sow confusion in run up to February election (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“This will create an unnecessary hardship for a lot of voters. And I don’t think creating unnecessary hardship is consistent with democracy,” said Neil Albrecht, executive director of the Election Commission for the City of Milwaukee, where almost 10 percent of voters cast in-person absentee ballots in November’s midterm elections.
 
Erin Grunze, executive director of…

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