Dianne Hesselbein
Press Release

Senator Hesselbein Statement: After More than a Decade of Political Gerrymanders, Fair Maps are Signed into Law in Wisconsin


By - Feb 19th, 2024 09:25 am

MADISON, Wis – Today, Governor Tony Evers signed Senate Bill 488 into law containing the redistricting maps he submitted to the Supreme Court. Senate Democratic Leader Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) released the following statement:

“The maps signed into law today signify a huge win for the people of Wisconsin. For more than a decade, issues that Wisconsinites cared deeply about were largely ignored because Republicans had rigged the redistricting process. This November, Republicans will finally face a constituency that reflects the will of the people and one that will hold them accountable for more than a decade of unchecked power.

“My Democratic colleagues and I have long argued that voters should choose their elected officials, not the other way around, and this will now become a reality.

“While I remain disappointed with the legislative process that brought these maps forward, especially the lack of opportunity for public input, I am moving forward with optimism that fair maps and representative democracy have been restored in Wisconsin.”

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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