Political candidates’ endorsements often speak volumes about how an elected official will handle critical issues.
In the case of Judge Janet Protasiewicz, candidate for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, her endorsements astonishingly speak just as loudly as her own words, which are already bluntly liberal and arguably unethical.
“In regard to the progressive label,” she says, “I embrace that [label] when it comes to issues such as gerrymandering, when we talk about the maps, when we talk about marriage equality, when we talk about women’s rights and women’s rights to choose.”
Further, in one of her ads, she says, “I believe in a woman’s freedom to make her own decision on abortion. It’s time for a change,” showing a clear progressive bias on the issue of abortion. Time and time again, she has stated that her values require her to vote in favor of “a woman’s right to choose” and “bodily autonomy.”
She has also been vocal about her progressive view of legislative maps, saying, “Let’s be clear here: The maps are rigged, bottom line, absolutely, positively rigged,” she said. “They do not reflect the people in this state, they do not reflect accurately representation in either the State Assembly or the State Senate. They are rigged, period. I’m coming right out and saying that.”
Protasiewicz’s statements are not only politically charged, but also a clear violation of Wisconsin’s Code of Judicial Conduct, which states that “a judge, candidate for judicial office, or judge-elect should not manifest bias or prejudice inappropriate to the judicial office.”
She should be disqualified from the race for commenting on how she would vote in certain cases because that’s exactly what she’s done when she talks about her personal values in the way she has during this campaign. She has said she can’t say exactly how she will vote on a certain case or issue because she doesn’t know the facts of the case, but her expressed “values” have been abundantly clear. Protasiewicz says she “embraces” the progressive label when it comes to a myriad of issues. We should listen to her. What she is telling us is she will not rule fairly from the bench; she will be effectively legislating based on her personal opinions.
In case her bias wasn’t clear enough from her statements alone, her endorsements speak just as loudly and are further indications of how we can rightly expect her to vote on a host of important issues.
Protasiewicz has been endorsed by a number of leftist organizations including Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI and EMILY’s List, a political action committee that works to help elect Democrat female candidates who will support abortion. Citizen Action and numerous unions have also voiced their support of Protasiewicz.
Plus, many radical leftist politicians, including US Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) and US Rep Mark Pocan (D-02), who are both openly homosexual and lead the LGBTQ caucuses in their respective houses, have given their endorsements.
A liberal group known as Wisconsin Takes Action is even offering gift cards to entice people to vote for Protasiewicz, which should be considered bribery and therefore illegal.
One need only look at Protasiewicz’s endorsements to understand how she will legislate from the bench of the Wisconsin Supreme Court if elected–and that’s a problem.
And one need not be liberal or conservative to see that she is unfit for the role of supreme court justice. A vote for Protasiewicz is a vote against the rule of law.
Please share this information with family, neighbors, and friends. Protasiewicz is an incredibly dangerous choice for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, and we must do everything in our power to keep her from legislating in Wisconsin’s high court.
The future of Wisconsin is at stake in the April 4 election. Get involved, spread the word, and show up on April 4!
Update: on March 7th after this was originally published, the Human Rights Campaign (same-sex marriage advocates) and NARAL Pro-Choice America both announced their endorsements of Protasiewicz.
This week, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced its endorsement of Governor Evers in his reelection campaign. The press release says the governor “has shown the people…exactly who he is: a champion for women’s health and a leader who will fight to ensure…everyone has access to the health care they need, when they need it. The stakes of this year’s elections couldn’t be higher…with the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and the possibility that Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban could go into effect.”
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin spent $750,000 to help get Evers elected the first time. In the last two years, he has rewarded them with over $2 million in taxpayer funds.
The Human Rights Campaign PAC also announced its endorsement of Gov. Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul for reelection.
“Human rights,” apparently, is a subjective term. The organization praised both Evers and Kaul for their “support” of the LGBT community, which implies that a lack of promotion of the LGBT agenda is somehow pitted against natural human rights. “From day one of his governorship, Governor Evers has prioritized the advancement of equality for the LGBTQ+ community. He enacted non-discrimination protections for transgender state employees and has stood strong against efforts by anti-equality forces in the state legislature to pass anti-LGBTQ+ legislation,” reads the organization’s statement for Gov. Evers.
As we well know, religious freedom and free speech rights–values fundamental to our nation’s founding–have been trampled upon in the name of so-called “equality.”
Endorsements matter because they tell voters about shared values and beliefs. We know exactly where the Human Rights Campaign and Planned Parenthood’s priorities lie through their endorsements–and the governor’s, too.
If pro-abortion and LGBT radicals are singing their praises for Gov. Evers, we can only expect that he will double down in promoting these ideologies if he were to be reelected.
Planned Parenthood’s main concern is expanding abortion in Wisconsin, and it knows that so long as Evers remains governor, it will continue to receive financial support, regardless of how taxpayers want their money to be spent.
The Human Rights campaign is not actually concerned with protecting human rights, but rather with promoting lies about human sexuality. Under the guise of “equality,” the organization is advancing promiscuity and mass delusion, and endorsing candidates who will support its radical position.
These endorsements can impact voter behavior, which is critical in tight races.
WFA PAC has issued a few endorsements for this fall, and there are still more to come. So far, WFA PAC has endorsed Rebecca Kleefisch and Kevin Nicholson for governor and David Varnam for lieutenant governor.
Each of these candidates gives evidence of a commitment to defending the sanctity of human life, parents’ rights, education freedom, limited government, capitalism and the free market, religious freedom and more.
They understand that Wisconsin’s most important natural resource is the family, and they are committed to strengthening, promoting, and preserving it.
They strongly support the biological reality that life begins at conception and deserves protection from that moment.
WFA PAC’s endorsements act as a “seal of approval” that says to voters “this candidate has been carefully and fully vetted.”
These candidates reflect WFA’s values and beliefs, just as Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign’s endorsements reflect theirs.
Stay tuned for more endorsements from WFA as the fall election approaches.
2014 | November 04 – MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Election Results Should Bode Well For Families; Wisconsin Family Action PAC endorsed candidates do well
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MADISON— Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) issued the following statement from WFA PAC director Julaine Appling regarding Tuesday’s election results.
“We heartily congratulate Governor Scott Walker on his victory. In addition, we congratulate Brad Schimel on winning the Attorney General’s race and the Senate and Assembly Republicans on not just holding their majorities but increasing them.
“Wisconsin voters understand that Wisconsin’s greatest resource is her married dad-and-mom families. Exit polls show that these are the very folks who voted in sizeable numbers for Governor Walker and the other conservative winners in this election. These families know that when they are strong and independent of government, our state is strong. This election gave us leaders who will advance policies that enable families to become or remain independent of government—and that helps the entire state. We are proud of the work our organizations, Wisconsin Family Action and Wisconsin Family Council, in addition to WFA PAC, did to help secure conservative victories statewide.
“We look forward to working with Governor Walker, leadership in the Senate and Assembly, as well as with many of the individual legislators who we know are rock-solid on marriage, family, life and liberty, to advance an agenda that will truly be in the best interest of our state. We are especially pleased that other WFA PAC-endorsed candidates such as Devin LeMahieu (SD 9), Janel Brandtjen (AD 22), Mike Rohrkaste (AD 55), Jesse Kremer (AD 59), and David Heaton (SD 85) will be joining the state legislature. These strong leaders will be important as we look to advance our agenda that will strengthen and preserve marriage, family, life and religious freedom in Wisconsin.
”It’s also encouraging to have Glenn Grothman headed to Washington, D.C. We have no doubt that Glenn will carry high in the US House of Representatives the pro-family, pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-liberty banner just as he has done so admirably in our state legislature for many years. Wisconsin Family Action PAC is proud to have endorsed Glenn and long-time Member of Congress Jim Sensenbrenner. Wisconsin’s strong and proud tradition of good governing is well represented in Congress.
“As exciting as last night was, the business of governing is far different from that of campaigning. We encourage newly elected, re-elected and ongoing elected officials to put principle ahead of politics and character ahead of convenience, and the people who elected them ahead of power. If that happens, we know Wisconsin will indeed continue to move Forward!”
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