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8/8/2020

Mask Mandate

As our WI GOP “stands ready” to return from their 110-plus day vacation to kill Governor Evers’ statewide mask mandate, a recent poll shows that voters across the country overwhelming support a mask mandate.

From the article: “Eighty-two percent of registered voters in the July 26-27 survey said they'd support a national mandate to wear facial coverings, including 61 percent who ‘strongly’ back the idea and 21 percent who 'somewhat' support it.

“Only 18 percent of voters oppose a national mandate on masks.

The idea has bipartisan support with 93 percent of Democratic voters, 85 percent of independents and 66 percent of Republicans endorsing it.”

The Wisconsin GOP has thus far refused to do anything to address the COVID-19 pandemic, but are now threatening to block a measure that would protect our public health, despite that measure having overwhelming support from the public. This is shameful. The basic function of our state government is to protect our citizens’ health and safety. Acting to undermine public health like this will cost lives. The Wisconsin GOP owns this pandemic— the responsibility for every new case of this virus rests squarely in their hands.

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