State Rep. Peter Barca
Press Release

Republicans focus on voter suppression on what could be Assembly’s last day

Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca released the following statement.

By - Mar 21st, 2014 04:55 am

MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement after the Assembly concluded what Republican leaders have said is the final session day of the year:

“Barely two and a half months into the year, Assembly Republicans appear ready to give up, go home and start focusing on their own re-elections. And instead of working to create jobs, improve our economy or strengthen our middle class, Republicans spent what could be the last session day working to undermine people’s constitutional right to vote.

“In fact, the only reason Republicans say they would consider coming back into session is to pass even more voter suppression measures. With Wisconsin unfortunately ranked 35th in the nation in job growth, any special session must be focused on a vibrant agenda to start reversing the Republican jobs failure.

“Democrats have put forward more than a dozen jobs bills – including capital formation, clean energy and workforce development – to help solve Wisconsin’s jobs crisis. That’s because Democrats want to fix problems, even if Republicans’ main focus is to fix elections.”

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