AFP Wisconsin
Press Release

Americans for Prosperity Blasts Wisconsin Democrat’s Proposed Rewrite of State Constitution

Activists Vow to Fight Rep. Taylor’s “Outrageous Power Grab by Leftwing Special Interests”

By - Mar 30th, 2018 12:27 pm
Rep. Chris Taylor

Rep. Chris Taylor

MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin today came out in strong opposition to a resolution introduced by Rep. Chris Taylor and several of her Democrat colleagues to radically change Wisconsin’s state constitution. The free-market activist group pledged to mobilize its base of over 130,000 grassroots activists to hold its supporters accountable and ensure this resolution is soundly defeated. AFP-WI pointed to the resolution’s sweeping assault on civil liberties for Wisconsinites and the granting of new ‘super rights’ to liberal special interests like unions as key reasons for their opposition.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:

“When I first read Representative Taylor’s resolution, I thought Democratic lawmakers were getting an early start on an April Fool’s Day prank. This proposal is a shameless power grab by some of the worst leftwing special interest groups in our state and it must be defeated soundly. Not only does it strip away the constitutional rights for ordinary Wisconsinites but it confers a new set of ‘super rights’ to unions and special interests essentially giving them carte blanche control over Madison. This resolution represents the single biggest threat to the civil liberties of Wisconsinites in a generation. AFP-WI activists will do everything in our power to block this outrageous assault on our civil liberties.”

Bott singled out some of the resolution’s lowlights:

  • Re-establishes the corrupt and discredited Government Accountability Board (GAB).
  • Creates a right to cast a straight party vote while denying parents the right to send their child to the best school possible.
  • Mandates that taxpayers pay politicians’ costs for some elections while also raising taxes on successful small business owners.
  • Strips free speech rights from small business owners while granting ‘super rights’ to unions.


The MacIver Institute published a synopsis of the proposed amendments and what they would mean for Wisconsin.

You can view the text of the resolution HERE.

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 Calls on Legislature to Return Budget Surplus to Wisconsinites

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) today calls on the Wisconsin state legislature to return the projected budget surplus to the people of Wisconsin

AFP Wisconsin

AFP-WI Launches New Wave of Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

The group will mobilize activists throughout the state to canvass communities, have conversations with their neighbors, and ask them to encourage their lawmakers to work toward policies that expand opportunities for Wisconsinites.

One thought on “Americans for Prosperity Blasts Wisconsin Democrat’s Proposed Rewrite of State Constitution”

  1. KRalph says:

    This would restore a few of the over 160 unfunded mandates and local government control laws/take aways done by the state Repubthugs since January 2011.

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