In Defense of Democracy
As goes Pennsylvania, so goes … Wisconsin? Not if Kelda Roys has a say.
A Wisconsin GOP lawmaker is proposing to split the state’s electoral votes by congressional district instead of using the current ‘winner-take-all’ system, echoing similar legislation recently introduced in Pennsylvania. This is especially problematic because those congressional districts were just re-engineered by Republicans and signed off on by Governor Scott Walker.
Kelda Roys is standing up to this GOP affront to the democratic process. The “On the List” chair of the State Assembly's Democratic Caucus issued a statement in defense of democracy and of the people of Wisconsin, saying:
"This bill, if enacted, would make Wisconsin totally irrelevant in the presidential election. … Due to the recent gerrymandering, there would be no reason for either major party nominee to spend any time or resources campaigning here or responding to our state’s needs."
If this is the first time you’re hearing of Kelda, I can guarantee it will not be the last.
Kelda, a "star of the EMILY’s List Pipeline," is not only Wisconsin’s youngest female lawmaker but one of its most progressive. In addition to championing the principles of democracy, Kelda counts defending collective bargaining, working to achieve marriage equality, and reducing student loans as a few of her main priorities.
As part of the Women’s Health Workgroup, she recently introduced legislation to restore access to women’s health - something the former NARAL Wisconsin executive director knows a thing or two about.
Kelda is running to fill the seat that Tammy Baldwin currently holds in the House as Tammy looks to move to the upper chamber. With her commitment to progressive issues, she would be an excellent steward of Tammy’s legacy.
If Kelda is a “self-described over-achiever” sign me up, I want to be like her.