Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Press Release

Motion to Block Early Voting Restrictions to be Filed Today

Citizen Action and partners move to prevent enforcement of early voting restrictions passed in the “lame duck” legislative session

By - Dec 17th, 2018 12:28 pm

Statewide: As one of the lead plaintiffs in the federal court case that struck down early voting restrictions in Wisconsin, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund and our partners are filing a motion today with federal district Judge James D. Petersen asking the court to stop enforcement of early voting restrictions signed into law by Governor Walker on Friday. The motion will be filed this afternoon in U.S. District court in the Western District of Wisconsin.

Citizen Action is joined in the lawsuit by One Wisconsin Institute and other individual plaintiffs, including Citizen Action staff member Anita Johnson. The legal action is being supported National Redistricting Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. The law firm Perkins Coie is representing the plaintiffs in the case.

“In the original case Judge Peterson found that the early voting restrictions imposed by Scott Walker and conservatives in the Legislature constituted deliberate racial discrimination and violated the democratic rights of all Wisconsin voters,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “It is shocking that without any legal rational, the Legislature and Governor Walker have has decided to ignore the ruling of a federal judge by again seeking to limit early voting. We are optimistic that this latest attempt to disenfranchise Wisconsin voters will blocked in time for the spring 2019 elections.”

 

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