AFP Wisconsin
Press Release

AFP-WI Lauds Walker Plan to Grow Workforce and Reform Criminal Justice System

"We thank Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch for addressing critical criminal justice reform priorities."

By - Oct 11th, 2018 04:25 pm

MADISON, Wis. – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) on Thursday lauded Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch’s new workforce training investment as a proposal that could grow Wisconsin’s workforce, increase safety, and expand opportunities for people who want second chances.

AFP-WI State Director Eric Bott issued the following statement:

“We thank Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch for addressing critical criminal justice reform priorities. By helping people leave prison as contributing members of society, we can improve public safety, save taxpayer money, reduce recidivism, and help people improve their lives. The proposal would also help address our workforce shortage and keep Wisconsin’s economy growing. Wisconsin should be a place where people who want second chances, get them. We look forward to seeing the details of this proposal and working with the administration to advance this and other much-needed criminal justice reforms.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by AFP Wisconsin

AFP Wisconsin

AFP-WI Statement on Budget

AFP-WI believes the budget could yet be improved but applauds the legislature for the reforms it was able to secure.

AFP Wisconsin

AFP-WI: Secure Public Defense Now

"An accused American’s right to counsel, enshrined in the Sixth Amendment, is not optional."

AFP Wisconsin

AFP-WI Kicks Off New Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

AFP-WI’s efforts will expand to additional legislative districts throughout the spring.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us