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Written by LaKeshia Myers Press, JaTerrance Young   
Tuesday, 20 February 2024 09:25

voters_lineMADISON - Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee), issued the following statement regarding Governor Evers’ signing of legislative maps:

lakeshia-myers“While many will count the governor’s signing today as a victory for fair maps, I am disappointed at the lack of agency on the part of the Wisconsin legislature.  The lack of willingness by legislative Republicans to engage in a genuine process to arrive at a fair map has been disheartening.  The last minute scramble to pass the Governor’s map was an eleventh hour GOP maneuver, put in place to silence the Wisconsin Supreme Court and kill any decision it could possibly make.”

Myers went on to state, “The map signed today is still not truly ‘fair’.  There are concerns regarding the Voting Rights Act and how communities of like-interest are impacted, especially in Senate District 4.  A district that includes the North shore suburb of Shorewood, WI, and Milwaukee’s central city.  It is my hope that the court would still take these issues into consideration to arrive at a contiguous metric of electoral equity.  Anything else would be a disservice to the African American voters, who are overwhelmingly situated in this district.”

 
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