Public Wise Statement on the Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary Results


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WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Public Wise, an organization committed to fighting for a multiracial democracy that reflects the will and protects the rights of the people, released the following statement on the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary results: 

“Democracy, voting rights and the promise of a multiracial, equitable government for all prevailed with Judge Janet Protasiewicz winning the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary last night. The fight is far from over. The right to an abortion, the right to have your voice heard at the ballot box and the right to a free and fair democracy is on the line in Wisconsin this April.” 

“Daniel Kelly is an alt-right election denier who was elected in 2011 with no prior judicial experience. He’s against fair electoral maps and bodily autonomy, and he was a paid consultant for fake electors lobbying to switch the state’s electoral votes to Trump in 2020. Meanwhile, Judge Janet Protasiewicz is an experienced jurist who is committed to rebuilding Wisconsin’s democracy and voting rights and protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Wisconsinites.” said Christina Baal-Owens, Executive Director of Public Wise. 

Public Wise granted $375,000 to four Wisconsin voting rights groups ahead of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court primary. Grantees include  BLOC, community organizers working to build political and economic power for Wisconsin’s Black community, Working Families Party Wisconsin, the grassroots party working to secure social, racial and economic justice for Wisconsin’s multiracial working class, America Votes, a progressive organizing hub working with 400 national and local partners to build a representative democracy, and National Redistricting Action Fund, dedicated to harnessing the power of the power and courts to dismantle Wisconsin’s undemocratic electoral maps. 


About Public Wise 

Persistent and unyielding in our commitment to a just multiracial democracy, Public Wise fights to secure a government that reflects the will and protects the rights of the people. We accomplish this through education, research, organizing, funding, and partnerships that support more voting and more equitable representation.