Wisconsin

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Bipartisan group of Wisconsin lawmakers join pro-democracy effort

Hailing from one of the few battleground states that will decide the Nov. 5 election, a bipartisangroup of current and former Wisconsin elected officials is joining a national effort to preserve free and fair elections by encouraging voter participation.

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Incumbent

Mark Pocan

U.S. Representative

WI-02

Former Elected Official

Reid Ribble

Former U.S. Representative

Wisconsin

democracyFIRST Promise

As public officials who have sworn an oath to the Constitution, and who have the responsibility of overseeing elections in our jurisdictions, we commit to our fellow citizens that we will place our loyalty to our country, republic, and democracy first.

We commit to respecting the checks and balances defined in our Constitution, and preserving our electoral processes, democratic institutions, and norms, which protect the rights, freedoms, liberties, and opportunities guaranteed to all Americans.

In all cases, I will:

Support every eligible American citizen’s freedom to exercise their right to register and vote in free, fair, accessible, safe, and secure elections.

Denounce any attempt to intimidate, harass, threaten, or incite violence against election workers or against the opponents or supporters of any candidate for office.

Restore trust and faith in our democracy, and never undermine our electoral process by knowingly propagating falsehoods and misinformation

Accept the final election result and certify the results in accordance with the law after all ballots are counted. We will support the peaceful transfer of power and certification of the election. Any claims of election irregularities, or requests for recounts of election contests, will be reviewed in good faith under the law without intimidation, violence, undermining faith in elections through disinformation or other unlawful means.

We promise to partner, across partisan division and across the country, to support and defend these foundational principles of our democratic republic.

Wisconsin Coalition Leaders

Elected Officials

Incumbent

Francesca Hong

State Representative, District 76

Wisconsin

Incumbent

Greta Neubauer

State Representative, Disrict 66

Wisconsin

Incumbent

Jodi Emerson

State Representative, District 91

Wisconsin

Incumbent

LaTonya Johnson

State Senator, District 6

Wisconsin

Candidates

Candidate

Ben Murray

State Assemblyman, District 36

Wisconsin

Candidate

Eric Wilson

U.S Representative

WI-03

Candidate

Jamie Wall

State Senator, District 30

Wisconsin

Candidate

Katrina Shankland

U.S. Representative

WI-03

Former Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Organizations

Former Wisconsin State Senator

“Voting is a sacred right that must be protected for every American....

Former Wisconsin State Representative

Jeff Stone is a businessman and former Wisconsin state representative. He served...

Former Wisconsin State Senator

“In serving the public, we must place the country’s well-being and constitutional...

Former Wisconsin State Senator

“The essence of democracy lies in the assurance that every vote matters...

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