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7/6/2020

State GOP Holding Convention in Hot Spot

In another show of reckless disregard for the health and safety of our Wisconsin friends, neighbors, and essential workers, the Wisconsin Republican Party insists on holding their in-person state convention in Green Bay this week.

Brown County has the second highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the State, and Wisconsin is one of only four states with zero state-wide mask requirements.

From the article:

“the state’s positive case load is again spiking after Republican legislative leaders won a ruling at the State Supreme Court which ended Gov. Evers’ statewide COVID-19-control emergency plan.”

And

“Furthermore, the GOP’s legislative leaders who won their case never came forward with their promised alternative plan to the Governor’s plan they blew up because they said local governments were free to craft plans locality-by-locality.”

As we’ve seen, they’ve been fighting against that now, too. Responsibility has been unfairly shifted to local officials—but no guidance, funding, or assistance has been offered by our Legislature.

I would encourage all attendees to please wear a mask, even though it will not be required.

To protect the health and safety of our state’s population, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin limited their 2020 State Convention to a one-day, virtual event.

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