On Wednesday Democratic State Senator Chris Larson issued a statement on the results of the recall elections in Wisconsin.
Here’s a snippet:
“Before passage of the budget adjustment bill, Republican legislators used every weapon in their arsenal to suppress the voices of Wisconsinites. They cut off the Legislative Hotline, shut down the public hearing, halted debate in the Assembly, took over offices of Democratic senators, closed the Capitol to the public, and jammed the bill through without proper notice.
Since January, Republican senators displayed complete apathy for the people’s will and a pattern of deceitful tactics to circumvent Wisconsin’s tradition of open government. This and Governor Walker’s extreme actions led people statewide to fight for their communities by organizing the largest grassroots effort in Wisconsin history. Democratic, Republican, and Independent volunteers worked together in a bipartisan effort to collect 136,823 signatures and force 6 recall elections.
The elections last night are the first step in reclaiming Wisconsin by restoring accountability and transparency to our government. We will continue to fight for what is best for all Wisconsinites.”