Wisconsin is a critically important state for Democrats, and winning the Supreme Court election happening there in one month is of the upmost importance.
Why is this Supreme Court seat important?
Wisconsin has a truly terrible record when it comes to voter suppression. The Republicans had control for far too long–something we were able to start correcting with the election of a Democratic governor in the 2018 midterms. As one example, Republicans were in control when Wisconsin’s district maps were gerrymandered back in 2010.
In 2020, the maps will be redrawn and we need to be sure that the Supreme Court has a liberal majority when the new maps inevitably end up in court. (All voting rights cases will also go through this court, so there are plenty of reasons to have a liberal-leaning court.)
Currently the Wisconsin Supreme Court has a 4-3 conservative majority. If the conservative candidate wins, the court becomes a 5-2 majority. On the other hand, if the candidate backed by the liberals wins–Judge Lisa Neubauer–we can be within one seat of the majority, and the next election is right around the corner in 2020. Again, if we lose, we’ll lose the Supreme Court for a long time, but if we win, we’re only a year away from flipping the Court. That is absolutely worth fighting for.
How you can help
Even if you’re not in Wisconsin, there are plenty of ways to help Judge Lisa Neubauer win her election.
Sign up for volunteer opportunities at her campaign website.
Make a donation to her campaign.
Thank you for helping win this important seat!!