Iron County Progressive


From the Wisconsin AFL-CIO

The people went to the polls in November and voted for a new direction in Madison, not a repeat of the Scott Walker dirty tricks playbook. Yet, immediately after Tony Evers was elected Governor, Republicans in the State Legislature revealed their plans to hold a special legislative session to take away critical pieces of the new Democratic governor's authority before he takes office.

A special session is a period when the legislature meets and passes bills outside of a normally scheduled legislative session.

Republican legislators even want to change long established election dates and add an additional statewide election that will cost taxpayers millions of dollars just to give their hand-picked conservative justice a better chance at winning a Supreme Court election.

TAKE ACTION NOW to stop the GOP lame duck power grab:

1. CALL 866-832-1560 and tell your legislators you oppose the lame-duck special session power grab.


3. Share the call-in number to your social media pages.

Republicans aren’t looking to help Wisconsinites in this special session, but to rig our democracy to their own unfair advantage. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) plainly stated the motive for changing the election date is to give a hand-picked conservative judge a 'better chance' at election.

Republicans in the Legislature need to stop playing politics. Voters went to the polls and spoke loud and clear that we want a new direction in Madison, not the same old political games from Scott Walker. Instead of being sore losers, the legislature needs to start solving Wisconsin’s problems. Wisconsinites want our elected officials to work together on the issues that matter to working families: creating good jobs, fixing a rigged economy that favors the wealthy, protecting affordable health care, and strengthening our middle class by strengthening union rights.

Take action now to stop the special session power grab today. CALL 866-832-1560 and tell your legislators you oppose the lame-duck special session and want our elected officials to work together with our newly elected Governor on solving real issues facing working families.

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President

Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer