Demand Justice Announces Newest Ads Calling Out Supreme Court’s Attack on Voting Rights in Wisconsin

05.18.20

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May 18, 2020

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DEMAND JUSTICE ANNOUNCES NEWEST ADS CALLING OUT SUPREME COURT’S ATTACK ON VOTING RIGHTS IN WISCONSIN

Digital ad declares Court ‘too political,’ features Brett Kavanaugh and other Republican justices wearing MAGA hats

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, Demand Justice announced its latest round of digital ads in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that effectively disenfranchised thousands of Wisconsinites and forced thousands more to vote in person despite the COVID-19 epidemic. The banner ads will appear nationally and in Wisconsin, including on the home page of USA Today and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The ad features Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court’s other Republican-appointed justices wearing MAGA hats and a headline that reads, “Our courts have become too political. Enough is enough.” The ad is part of a $500,000 campaign targeting progressives and moderates to educate them about the Supreme Court ruling in this case.

“The Republican justices on the Supreme Court played politics with people’s lives when they forced Wisconsin voters to risk their health to vote in an election during the height of a deadly pandemic,” Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon said. “In recent weeks, Wisconsinites have seen just how dangerous it is when Republican judges put the Trump agenda ahead of everyone else’s. We will make sure the country does not forget what the Court did in Wisconsin, and this ad is the latest piece of an ongoing effort.”

In April, Republican justices on the Supreme Court sided with the Republican National Committee and disenfranchised thousands of Wisconsin voters. The ad comes on the heels of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision last week to strike down broadly popular, safer-at-home orders put in place by Governor Tony Evers. This latest decision has thrown the state into chaos, just as dozens of Wisconsinites have tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the polls in the controversial in-person election held in April.

The ad can be found here and below:

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