Tell Your Assembly Member to REFUSE to REMOVE Judge Janet Protasiewicz
Back in April, 55% of Wisconsin voters came together to win the most consequential race of 2023 – the election of Judge Janet Protasiewicz (Prota-saya-witz) to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. But now, MAGA Republicans are trying to steal back the balance of the court by removing her from the bench before she's even heard a case. This is our chance to fight back, protect Wisconsin from MAGA, and ensure Judge Janet can do the job she was elected to do.
The vote could happen in the Wisconsin State Assembly as early as October 10, and only a simple majority is needed to impeach someone. Here’s the worst part: because of a loophole in the Wisconsin state constitution, the state senate is not required to take up the impeachment vote at all – and the state constitution requires any judge who has been impeached to be suspended until the state senate acquits them. In other words, just impeaching Judge Protasiewicz in the state assembly, regardless of whether the state senate ever voted on it, would suspend her indefinitely and prevent her from ruling on cases.
This is a brazen attack on democracy and our personal freedoms and has implications far beyond Wisconsin’s borders. Just as Wisconsinites who care about democracy showed up to elect Judge Protasiewicz in April, we need to go all in to defend her seat against the WI GOP’s autocratic schemes today.
It’s not too late for Speaker Robin Vos and his GOP colleagues in the Wisconsin State Assembly to walk away from this absurd and anti-democratic plan to remove Judge Janet Protasiewicz.
Tell your Wisconsin assembly member to OPPOSE REMOVAL of Judge Janet Protasiewicz.
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Hello, I’m a constituent from [city] and I’m very concerned about the anti-democratic attacks I’m seeing from our state legislature on Janet Protasiewicz, Over a million of us took to the polls this last April to overwhelmingly elect Judge Janet Protasiewicz to the Supreme Court, primarily due to her commitment to restoring fundamental freedoms in our state. And it is precisely because Judge Janet wants to do the job she was elected to do – protect the interests of Wisconsinites across the state – that she’s being targeted by a bad-faith removal campaign.
Please oppose this absurd and anti-democratic plan to remove Judge Janet Protasiewicz before she’s even heard a case. Will you commit to opposing the removal effort?
Your call asking your assembly member to refuse to remove WI Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz makes all the difference! Call as many times as you can and tell all your friends to call as well!