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Eric Toney to Unleash Roving Abortion-Ban Enforcers


On Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Republican Attorney General candidate Eric Toney would allow district attorneys to cross county lines to enforce Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion ban in neighboring jurisdictions — something DAs are currently not allowed to do.


Eric Toney has been an outspoken supporter of Wisconsin’s pre-Civil War abortion ban that doesn’t include exceptions for rape or incest, but to propose allowing district attorneys to prosecute cases outside of their jurisdictions is a new low. Attorney General Kaul will not divert critical resources from public safety to prosecute Wisconsin’s archaic abortion ban and has even challenged the law in court. He believes the decision whether to receive an abortion should be left to a patient and their doctor — not politicians.


Democrats Are Working For Wisconsin


This week, Democrats up and down the ballot were hard at work for Wisconsin. Take a look below at some of the highlights of their busy week!

  • State Sen. Jeff Smith is fighting hard to keep western Wisconsin blue. His opponent, Dave Estenson, is an ultra-MAGA insurrectionist with a record of abuse allegations while Sen. Smith is a true public servant and democracy defender who has a plan to invest in rural Wisconsin. Check out Chair Wikler’s Twitter thread to learn more about Sen. Smith.
  • Rep. Lee Snodgrass is running for re-election in Appleton to bring affordable health care, quality public education, safe communities, and rural broadband to the Fox Valley. Check out her priorities and lend her campaign a hand!
  • This week, the Democrat running for Congressional District 1 Ann Roe met Rep. Bryan Steil on the debate stage — and mopped the floor with him. You can listen to the debate here if you missed it the first time, and check out Ann’s recap of all the things Steil got wrong.
  • The Student Loan Debt Relief application went live this week, two months after President Biden announced his plan to forgive up to $10,000 of student loan debt and up to $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants for Americans making less than $125,000 a year. Apply now and spread the word so others can take advantage of this relief!